William Higgins

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Here’s a Free Study Guide for Passing the FAA’s Commercial Drone Test

If you want to fly a drone for commercial purposes in the US, you first have to pass the FAA’s Part 107 sUAS test. This free 1 hour 45 minute guide …

ZTE Axon 7 Review: The Best Value And Sounding Smartphone In The World

When you test as many smartphones as I do — the ZTE Axon 7 is like the 23rd or 24th phone I’ve tried in the past 10 months — everything starts to become a blur unless a phone really stands out with a particular feature. The Xiaomi Mi Mix, for example, is bezel-less; the LG V20 has a removable metal …

Hi-Def Video of Earth From Space Is So Beautiful You'll Want to Punch Yourself in the Face

Earlier this year, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured ultra high definition video of our pale blue dot from the vantage point of the International …

Space

Tivoli Audio showcases new ART Wi-Fi speakers that are meant to complement your home’s design

SONOS has long dominated the home audio scene with its best selling multi-room speakers. Over the last few years, companies both large and small have tried to steal the throne with new features or designs. The latest of which is Tivoli Audio. Although it has mainly been known for its retro-inspired …

Synapse 19

Materials:<p>Ultralight 400d Halcyon/420d nylon ripstop exterior<br>— or —<br>525 denier Ballistic exterior<p>Closed-cell foam back<p>EVAZOTE® foam shoulder …

Backpacking

Walkera F210 3D review: The full FPV drone racing experience, straight out of the box

Drone racing is an up and coming sport, and it's frickin' spectacular to watch. Unfortunately, it's still pretty much a boffin's game – most racers, …

Stunning Magic Leap Star Wars team-up brings C3P0 and R2-D2 into augmented reality - Pocket-lint

Magic Leap might be one of the most exciting technologies in development right now when it comes to augmented reality - or any reality for that …

Augmented Reality

Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition

Rumors are flying today that to nobody’s surprise, EMC and by extension its new sugar Daddy Dell are looking to dump dowdy Documentum, the company’s enterprise content management product.<p>It’s worth noting up front that in email to EMC asking for a comment on the story, a spokesperson had this to …

7 tips for making the most of your new Miitomo life

Are you carrying your Mii in your pocket yet?<p>Nintendo's first mobile app — the game/social network hybrid Miitomo — came out Thursday. It's weird and …

Featured Destination: Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia, snuggles on the southern flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains. To the north and west, there are parallel ridges framing long, lovely …

Hiking

Official Home Page

Products for home<p>Surface Laptop<p>Style and speed.<p>SHOP NOW<p>Xbox Game Pass<p>Play new Xbox One exclusives and over 100 other great games.<p>JOIN NOW<p>Surface Book …

Xbox Game Pass

How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

Mattel’s $300 3D printer lets you design and create your own toys

The printer itself is aimed at children aged 13 and up, reports <i>USA Today</i>, and has a few safety features to keep kids from 3D printing themselves any wounds. The device's doors lock automatically when it's in use, and <i>Toyland</i> notes that the printing head retracts when it's not working, keeping …

Hot Wheels

Real Texas Nachos Recipe

Sometimes, simplicity rules the nacho game. We recreate the Texas tradition of freshly fried chips individually topped with Longhorn cheese and a pickled jalapeño slice: a perfectly balanced snack.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Home fried tortillas make for fresher chips that have more corn flavor and …

Kylo Ren Bonds With The Workers Of The First Order In SNL's Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base

Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live this week, where he reprised his role as Kylo Ren, trying to understand the workers of Starkiller Base by …

Parrot’s glider-like Disco drone can fly 50 mph and stay airborne for 45 minutes

Parrot has created a unique drone that can fly for 45 minutes on a single charge and reach speeds up to 50 miles per hour. The Parrot Disco was unveiled at the 2016 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week. It is the Swiss company’s latest entry in one of tech’s …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

Memory Champion Demonstrates How to Easily Recall Large Amounts of Information Using Words

Former U.S.A. Memory Champion and author Joshua Foer offers up a tour of his memory palace along with a demonstration of the mnemonic technique for …

The Brain

Internet routers: what you need to know, and which one's best for you

When I joined <i>The Verge</i>, many of my peers from the video games press congratulated me on a lifetime of writing about internet routers. I laughed at their silly joke. How much, I thought, is there to really say about an internet router?<p>If only my naive self of 2014 had known the truth, that routers …

Amazon teases Prime Air delivery and 'a whole family' of drones in new ad with Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Brining Chicken or Turkey

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Brining or dry-brining your bird can mean the difference between dry turkey and supremely moist and plump turkey. Over the years, I've written many articles on brining (or not brining) turkeys. Much of this info can already be found in our Definitive Guide to …

15 Uncanny Examples of the Golden Ratio in Nature

The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists, designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its …

Mathematics

New 'Super Mario Maker' Trailer, Amazon Pre-Order Deal

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>If you’re not already hyped for the September release of Wii U-exclusive <i>Super Mario Maker</i>… Well, then maybe I didn’t do it …

Video: The Food Lab's Foolproof Hollandaise in 2 Minutes

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I'd read about hollandaise, I'd eaten hollandaise, I'd even tried to make hollandaise as a very young cook, but it wasn't until I actually had to make it for paying customers that I <i>really</i> got the hang of it. Somehow, making a …

Relive the Very Best Moments From Star Wars' Epic Comic-Con Panel

It’s the morning after the night before—that night being the night <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> came to Comic-Con and blew our minds, eyes, and ears. …

This company created a ridiculously high-quality re-creation of the original Nintendo — and you can buy it now

Not only is the system carved from a single block of aluminum, but it uses all original NES parts.<p>Better yet, it runs all your old games, as well as games that run only on the Japanese version of the NES (the Famicom). Even better than that? It "upscales" the resolution of old games to work on …

E3 2015: No Man's Sky Interview with Hello Games

Introducing the Lily Camera Drone

3D Robotics teases stylish drone with pro features

While 3D Robotics makes some amazing drones, it's not exactly known for its design flair. It seems that's about to change, according to a tease of a rakish new model, however. The video (below) is light on details, but we can glean a few things: for instance, it looks like it'll have first person …