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Here's how to win the lottery, according to a Romanian-born mathematician who hacked the system, won 14 times, and retired on a remote, tropical island

You're four times more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery.<p>Those odds apparently don't apply to Stefan Mandel, a Romanian-Australian economist who's won the lottery 14 times, The Hustle reported in a feature on the mathematician.<p>Mandel's first two wins were in his native …

Imaginative Man Builds a Video Game Inspired Folding Shed Door That Opens Geometrically

Warwick Turvey, a very handy logistics professional who lives in Mackay, Queensland, Australia built a really wonderful shed door that folds open and …

Our daughter’s eczema was out of control until we found Dr Aron

For us it was a waking nightmare. ​​The sleep deprivation was utterly exhausting<p>The effects are underestimated by medical practitioners<p>Fucibet, Clobevate, hydrocortisone creams and gels, Daktacort, Epaderm, Elocon, E45, Dermol, Eumovate, calamine lotion, Pinetarsol solution, antihistamines, …

Lifestyle (UK)

The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free

No ads, no in-app payments<p>AudioKit Synth One, a free and open-source iPad synth, is now available for download in the Apple App Store, developer Matthew Fecher has announced. The Synth One, which Fecher describes as “the largest free and open-source iOS music project in history,” is a …

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Headphones may start to look like old technology in 2019 when Noveto, a startup based in Israel, showcases its new "focused audio" devices to attendees of the biggest tech show of any year, CES.<p>Noveto has come up with a technology that can do exactly the same thing as headphones — deliver sound …

Now you can watch free movies and TV shows with the Tubi TV app

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Tubi TV

Voltron showrunners explain more about the big Shiro moment

Voltron’s once leader is just as genuine as ever.<p>Recently, <i>Voltron: Legendary Defender</i> executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery sat down with io9 to unpack some of the major revelations from the show’s sixth season and discuss where the paladins of Voltron are headed now. The …

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google has revealed the steps it is taking to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).<p>As part of this, Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want …

Google

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it<p>“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most …

Social Research

A New Backpack Is Blowing Up On Kickstarter -- Here's Why

Backpacks are the divas of the luggage world. One might work as a daypack but won’t carry enough for a three-day business trip. Another is perfect for work but way too small or formal for the gym. I have a sleek pack that nicely fits one laptop but heaven forbid I need it to accommodate a water …

Crowd Funding

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk Is the Best Chicken Recipe

Nearly five years ago, I wrote about this oddball Jamie Oliver recipe that was so weird and yet so delightful it sent me into fits of hyperbole. Best …

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrencies

DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web

Some major product news from veteran anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo: Today it’s launched revamped mobile apps and browser extensions that bake in a tracker blocker for third party sites, and include a suite of other privacy features intended to help users keep surfing privately as they …

The Droplet is a light-filled teardrop trailer inspired by Scandinavian design

The world of tiny campers just got a lot cuter thanks to the Droplet. The Scandinavian-inspired teardrop trailer fits a queen size mattress and a …

Camping

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Podcasting

How I let drinking take over my life

Five years after his last taste of alcohol, William Leith tries to understand its powerful magic<p>I had my last drink five years ago, in the early hours of the morning on 1 January 2013. I think it might have been around 2am. I wouldn’t have described myself as drunk. I would have said I’d had a few …

Alcohol

Millgrove House

Located on a former apple orchard, the Millgrove House hides within its hillside plot. The home takes advantage of the natural topography of the …

Sennheiser Offers Audiophiles A Tailor-Made In-Ear Monitor At An Off-The-Peg Price

In-Ear Monitors – or IEMs as we must call them – are the hottest new trend in personal audio. What are they? Well, crudely speaking, they’re earphones on steroids and they incorporate very high-quality drivers and a fit that makes a secure seal inside your ear canal so that you get to hear as much …

Chimichurri Steak Pizza

Step 1<p>Make The Dough<p>Place the flour in a large mixing bowl along with the yeast, sugar and salt Use a whisk or your hands to combine them thoroughly, …

I Painted My Entire Kitchen with Chalk Paint

To paint a before picture, my old kitchen was pretty hideous. It wasn't original, but was upgraded in the early '90s by a flipper and had the …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Seamus Mullen: the chef who cured himself of arthritis

New York chef Seamus Mullen, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2007, believes changes to his diet and routine have reversed the effects of a crippling disease<p>Seven years ago the acclaimed New York chef Seamus Mullen, then 33, was trapped in a cycle of waking up in terrible pain, going …

B&O Beoplay E8 wireless earbuds are pretty and crammed with tech

<b>Bang & Olufsen is the latest manufacturer to join the wireless earbud market. In keeping with B&O tradition, it has done so with a lot of …

Consumer Tech

Carney Logan Burke creates barn-shaped guest house in rural Wyoming

US firm Carney Logan Burke Architects has used reclaimed wood to build this gambrel-roofed dwelling, which sits on a remote site and looks toward a …

iMessage App 'Checkmate' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Each week, Apple chooses an "App of the Week" to highlight, which means it can be downloaded for free. This week's pick is an iMessage app called Checkmate, able to be played with friends using Messages.<p>Checkmate is one of the first iMessage apps to be named App of the Week, and it is normally …

Apps

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Houseplants

Beats For Cash: 300K Artists Making $20M In The Music Industry's New Gig Economy

Today anyone with an iPad and GarageBand can make the ingredients of modern music: beats. And 300,000 artists in their garages, bedrooms and condos are doing exactly that … with some of them making hundreds of thousands of dollars selling short slices of music on a new Amazon.com for musical mixes, …

Gig Economy

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand …

WeWork Hits $20 Billion Valuation In New Funding Round

WeWork has raised $760 million in a new Series G funding round, which according to sources close to the deal, puts the coworking company’s valuation at $20 billion. With the latest valuation, WeWork now tops the market caps of office REITs like Boston Properties ($18.25 billion) and Vornado Realty …