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Airfox's mobile wallet aims to replace banks in emerging countries

Mobile wallet applications aren't anything novel, but most of the existing ones (like Venmo or Square Cash) all have something in common: they require people to have a bank account or a debit/credit card to use them. That's where Airfox differentiates itself. The app is geared toward "unbanked" …

Flo Technologies brings water management to the smart home

Flo Technologies has a smart water monitoring kit that watches for leaks and shuts water off if it detects a problem.<p>The Flo water security and management system is a new Wi-Fi connected device professionally installed on your main water supply line, Flo Technologies announced Monday.<p>The system …

Smart Homes

With $70M from Alphabet, UnitedMasters replaces record labels

Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate albums, fame, and money. But now anyone can record themselves and no one “buys” music. So today that …

The best IFTTT recipes for international travelers

Keep your documents in order and make sure your mom always knows where you are.<p>It's officially summer -- aka vacation season. There's no better way to vacation than with streamlined, barely-there tech.<p>IFTTT, or "IF This, Then That," is an online automation service that connects apps and services so …

Apps

Australia's Best Bartenders Share Their Ultimate Tequila Cocktail Recipes

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Recipes

For Better Fall Hangouts, Get a Better Fire Pit

A cool fall evening is one of the best times to be outside, and we’re about to have plenty of them. They’re even better next to an open fire. …

Record your band’s demo with this tiny cylindrical recording studio

If you've ever attempted to record a little music demo of your own, you know that these days, the wealth of technological options can be a little overwhelming. Audio company iZotope, known for its pro-level recording gear and software, might just solve this problem with a pared-down little gadget …

10 features of Google Docs you should be using

Get the most out of Google Docs with these 10 tips.<p>Google Docs is packed with powerful tools. Here are 10 that will help you get more out of Google's free word-processing app.<p>Talk instead of type<p>For times when you'd rather use your voice than your fingertips to type, give Google Docs' voice typing …

Google

Hurricane Irma: ​Be ready for the next hurricane with a go bag

Keep this bag ready for a hurricane -- or any other natural disaster for that matter.<p>The 2017 hurricane season is predicted to be above normal in activity, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This probably isn't a huge surprise after last year. The 2016 hurricane …

Conspiracies

How to turn your old tablet into a universal smart home remote

Dust off your old tablet and turn it into a one-stop control center for all your smart home devices.<p>Have you upgraded your tablet and your old one is languishing in a drawer? Or maybe you tossed your tablet to the side in favor of a big-screened phone.<p>It's time to give your old tablet a new life by …

Home Automation

Would you pay to get a new song texted to you every day?

On the surface, every streaming music service offers the same thing: access to tens of millions of songs. That's more music than any human being can ever consume, so the big battle now centers around helping users find songs and albums they care about. Apple Music bet big on human-curated …

The Best Burger in Shenzhen

The city is known for its world-building factories. Now it's cultivating something else entirely: a global community with an experimental spirit.<p><b>You’ve probably been to a dozen joints like Frankie’s:</b> The varnished bar runs almost the length of the restaurant, an oaken finger indicating the cigar …

This device is an Oxygen farm

This one’s going to blow your mind away. Do you know which plant’s responsible for 70-80% of the oxygen you breathe? It’s just one species. Stumped? …

How humans and machines can work together to save the tuna

From sashimi to tartare, tuna is in demand year-round. More than half of the world's high-grade fish supply comes from the central and western Pacific Ocean, a region that accounts for a $7 billion market. The popularity of tuna sustains small fishing communities in distant places like Palau. But …

This 1948 Cadillac Is Secretly a Brand-New One

Said another way, this is a '48 Cadillac with a 464-hp twin-turbo V6, ABS, traction control, Track Mode, and a touchscreen dashboard.<p>Usually, you'd call a custom car that combines the best of old- and new-school a restomod, but that term doesn't begin to encompass the latest Ringbrothers creation. …

Cadillac

Upgrade your parties with the LaserDock [Review]

Wicked Lasers, the company behind the popular Spyder lasers and the world’s most powerful flashlight, has a new product designed to take parties to the next level. The LaserDock houses a laser projector and music visualizer in one. And it promises to be easy enough for anyone with a Mac or PC to …

Portable

Know how: Sailing 101

You don't need to know much about how a piston engine works in order to drive a car. You get in, turn on the engine, shift into gear, step on the …

Here's How the Camless Engine of the Future Works

Engineering Explained tells you everything you need to know about Koenigsegg's Freevalve engine.<p>Christian von Koenigsegg's namesake company is small, but it builds some of the most advanced supercars in the world. The Regera, for example, is a 1500-horsepower plug-in hybrid that doesn't have a …

The best free music production software: VSTs and DAWs for no money

<i>Make Music is FACT’s new section devoted to making music anywhere, whether you’re a seasoned producer or a total novice, using an arsenal of analog</i> …

Music Production

OMGYes Is The Website That Makes You Better In Bed

Don’t just swipe right or left – try up and down and round as well. OMGYes is the handy new website training men (and women) in the art of arousal.

Handy

You Better Work Bench

From jewelry makers to woodworkers, we all do different types of work yet the tables available for us to use are largely the same. Designed with this …

This German startup wants to be your bank (without being a bank)

BERLIN — “That is f*cking clever,” said Ben Floyd, 33, as we sat in a trendy cafe in Berlin’s Mitte district. Floyd, who runs a digital agency in …

This App Lets You Fly Unlimited Flights for a Flat Monthly Fee

The Netflix of jet-setting.<p>Love flying? Hate fluctuating air fares? Travel for business constantly or have tons of free time on your hands? There’s lots of reasons to download and sign up to OneGo — a new subscription-based air flight program. The app will allow users to fly an unlimited amount of …

Air Travel

Brilliant Wooden Table Expands with Just a Little Twist

Never go searching for that extra leaf again.<p>Few things are annoying in quite the same way as having company over and then rooting around for the extra table leaf so nobody has to be exiled to the couch. But you'd never have to worry about it again if you had this brilliant and mesmerizing table …

Home biogas unit lets you convert your own organic waste into cooking fuel

It’s never been easier to generate your own power. Israeli startup Home Biogas has developed a relatively affordable home-sized biogas unit that …

Biogas

San Francisco's first Passive House apartment complex produces so much energy it powers its own Microgrid

San Francisco's first ever Passive House condominium apartment complex is rising in the Mission Creek neighborhood, and amazingly, this …

Casa Nirau in Mexico City produces almost all its own water and energy

Paul Cremoux Studio brings a classic elegance to modern design in a small, eco-friendly home in Mexico. This cozy and cool residence called Casa …

See Neil deGrasse Tyson explain the universe in 8 minutes

Need proof that Neil deGrasse Tyson has a knack for explaining complex astrophysical concepts in simple terms? You don't have to spend the better part of an hour watching a <i>Cosmos</i> episode -- in fact, a short work break will do the trick. The famed astrophysicist has posted a video explaining the …

Crystal Drainers

Blue skies, warm water, and hypnotic sand-bottom drainers. Let’s call it bliss. Now allow Shane Dorian to take the wheel while you sit back and enjoy …

Bandcamp lets artists create their own music subscriptions

Thanks to Ms. Swift's recent actions, artist compensation from music streaming is quite the hot topic, and one company has a new option to lend a hand. Bandcamp has been a choice for musicians to sell their music and merchandise for years, and now it's looking to help sort streaming subscriptions …