The World War II Tool That Changed How We Listen To Birdsong
In past centuries, birdsong experts tried to distinguish mockingbirds from thrashers by keeping their ears peeled. These days, they’re better served by eagle eyes.Read more...
Here's The First Episode Of The Expanse: 'Dulcinea'
The Expanse is set to drop on December 14th on SyFy, but the network has released the pilot episode on a whole bunch of platforms. This is a show that we’re pretty excited for, and this
Save $230 On This High End Roomba, and Never Vacuum Again
Anyone who thinks vacuuming is the best chore is dead wrong. If you agree, you can delegate it to this high-end Roomba 780 for $369. That’s a whopping $230 less than usual, and the best of Amazon’s
SpaceX's Launch Escape System Looks Totally Badass
In two years, SpaceX will begin ferrying astronauts into orbit . But before it can do so, the commercial spaceflight company must prove to NASA that the ride will be safe. A big part of that guarantee
Want a Big TV This Cyber Monday? Our Favorite Deal is Back In Stock.
Our favorite Black Friday TV deal was out of stock for several days, but now it’s back on stock at Amazon. $1650 (for Prime members) gets you a 70” VIZIO M-series 4K set complete with local dimming,
Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions Or Skylanders: Which Toy-Based Game Is Right For You?
First Skylanders, then Disney Infinity and now LEGO—the video game sections of major retailers everywhere are slowly being taken over by toys. Which plastic portal of power should you be plugging into your game console? Let’s see
Visualization of Flight Searches Reveals Our True Thanksgiving Travel Plans
The most popular destination this Thanksgiving may not have been mom and pop’s house, but rather Miami Beach or Disney World, according to a telling visualization of airline search data.Read more...
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Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla Model S recall, and more!
When a problem comes along, you must fix it. This week Tesla noticed a defective seatbelt in one of its Model S sedans, so the automaker immediately issued a recall for all 90,000 vehicles on the road
Professor saves home with smart sprinklers from 3,000km away
Deadly bushfires have swept across South Australia this week, destroying countless properties and natural spaces. One ingenious professor was able to save his rural home, however, by remotely activating sprinklers using a smartphone. Simon Maddocks,...
Amazon's new Fire TV can talk to your connected home
Amazon's Echo speaker and 4K Fire TV just got much better at handling around-the-house tasks. The Fire TV now controls smart home devices with a simple voice command -- you can ask it to dim the lights
This 'Super Mario Bros.' watch will cost you $18,950
How much of a Nintendo fan are you? Enough that you could spend as much as you would on a car, just to show the world where your allegiances lie? You'll want to talk to luxury watchmaker
E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly
If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or
Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack
Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at MacOtakara claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port and use the Lightning port for audio instead. The
The NSA's mass US phone surveillance ends tonight
The National Security Agency's long-running mass phone surveillance program is coming to an end. As promised, the USA Freedom Act will forbid the NSA from indiscriminately collecting Americans' call metadata at midnight on November 29th. Agents wi...
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The "Sharpie Trick," and a Guide to Sharpening Knives with a Water Stone
Learning to use a water stone is the best thing you can do for your knives , especially nice ones, but learning how can be tricky. Luckily, this (very detailed) guide from KnifePlanet teaches you how, from
Start Your All-Clad Collection With This Early Cyber Monday Deal
Anyone with even a passing interest in cooking knows that All-Clad is the brand you want in your kitchen when it comes to skillets and pots. Made in America and carrying a lifetime warranty, you’d probably see
Save $230 On This High End Roomba, and Never Vacuum Again
Anyone who thinks vacuuming is the best chore is dead wrong. If you agree, you can delegate it to this high-end Roomba 780 for $369. That’s a whopping $230 less than usual, and the best of Amazon’s
Make a Fully Functional Hobby Rocket Out of Household Items
If you’re looking for something fun to work on over the weekend, this homemade rocket build is made mostly from household items and is super cheap to put together.Read more...
Build Your Own Smartphone-Powered Alarm Clock and Speaker
If you use a smartphone as an alarm clock, you probably just have it sitting awkwardly on a bedside table, the power cable dangling off, ready to wake you up not by the tone, but by the
This Video Explains How You're Doing Your Laundry Wrong
Doing laundry is one of those tasks we do so often we don’t really question how we might be doing it ineffectively. It’s just habit. This video explains some of the most common ways we do laundry
This Interactive Map Shows Where It's Illegal to Drive with Headphones, a Dog On Your Lap, and More
Driving laws in the United States can vary from state to state, and it’s tough to be sure if it’s legal to, for example, drive with a dog on your lap or with earbuds in (not that
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Cyber Monday 2015: The Best Deals You Can Get
The real day of shopping is here. The post Cyber Monday 2015: The Best Deals You Can Get appeared first on WIRED.
I Went to the Drone World Expo and Saw the Future. It Sounds Like Bees
Welcome to the first annual Drone World Expo. The post I Went to the Drone World Expo and Saw the Future. It
Buying a Hoverboard? Here’s Everything You Need to Know
First thing: Its not actually a hoverboard. The post Buying a Hoverboard? Here’s Everything You Need to Know appeared first on WIRED.
Happy Black Friday! Here’s How to Use Amazon Price Match to Get the Best Deals
Stay woke, shoppers. The post Happy Black Friday! Here’s How to Use Amazon Price Match to Get the Best Deals appeared first
Amazon Echo Is This Year’s Perfect Lazy Gift
What to get the person who has everything (unless they have a Bluetooth speaker they can talk to). The post Amazon Echo Is This Year’s Perfect Lazy Gift appeared
Black Friday Mobile Deals
Phones, tablets, and wrist gadgets as far as the eye can see. The post Black Friday Mobile Deals appeared first on WIRED.
Black Friday Computing Deals
Because some of us need to work. The post Black Friday Computing Deals appeared first on WIRED.
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GoTenna Keeps Your Cell Phone Connected, Even When You Don’t Have Cell Service
 GoTenna co-founder Daniela Perdomo knows that her startup has been “quiet for a long time,” but she said it’s for a good reason — the team has been busy turning its prototype
12 Gifts To Inspire The Next Generation Of Coders
 Are you buying a gift for a budding coder or hardware hacker? Kids today are truly spoilt on this front, with a very wide range of specialized kit
This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving!
 Though we’re in the midst of the holiday season, we’ve still made time to talk about the latest in gadgets news. The Samsung Gear VR went on sale last week, which
‘Moments’ Are Selling The Promise Of VR Right Now
 When explaining some of the nuances of virtual reality to friends and family, they want to hear about the “games” or the “apps.” Yes, full experiences,
Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans
 Do you like Nintendo? Do you have $19,000? I think we found you a watch. The Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros. the watchmaker’s take on good old Mario and his mushroom-induced
Tingbot Wants To Embody Your Pi Projects
 Another U.K.-based team is gunning to build a business out of simplifying using the Raspberry Pi single board computer. Tingbot is designed to embody Pi apps in a neat form factor,
4 Great Drones That Won’t Crash Immediately (And One That Will)
 Soon even Santa will start delivering presents by drone so it pays to learn how the big man is going to get it done. Here are four good flyers (and one
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MnemosBOX: 16TB NAS Over 200 Blu-Ray Discs
Walking around professional trade shows can yield some interesting encounters: the MnemosBOX is a Rackable Blu-Ray jukebox that can read/write 16TB of data across 200 standard Blu-Ray optical discs.  It gets
Panasonic Surveillance Cameras Used For Online Education
Panasonic is a rather large player in the world of professional video surveillance, which remains a relatively large business that require a certain level of quality, administration and certifications. But it’s
How To Use Google Now
Google Now is a fully-featured digital personal assistant by Google. It can help in many of different ways, such as setting reminders, manage commute, help with shopping, answer common questions, and
Lenono Y Razer Edition Revealed At DreamHack
Lenovo continues its foray into the PC gaming market by partnering with rising gaming accessory company Razer. The two companies are announcing a special “Razer” edition of the Lenovo Y Series.
Buy OnePlus 2 And OnePlus X Without Invite Starting Today
Unlike almost every major company OnePlus has decided that it won’t be offering a discount on its handsets this Black Friday, the only incentive that it’s providing to customers during the
New Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV Spot Shows Kylo Ren
There’s an abundance of Star Wars related news these days, I’m sure fans are not complaining, most of them actually like seeing the new TV spots that are being released as they give them a glimpse of what to expect
Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Live Now
Gamers waiting for Rainbow Six: Siege open beta were excited yesterday because the beta was supposed to go live as per schedule however it ran into problems at the last minute
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Deal Of The Day: 15% Off On Everything, Including this Soundfreaq ‘Sound Rise’ Bluetooth Sp(...)
It’s Black Friday, yo. That means deals on everything, including all the items in our store. Just use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to receive your additional discount. One of the items
Always Wanted Freckles? This Kit Can Help
For some, freckles are awesome apparently. You can now get your own super realistic freckles using this kit that comes with 72 stencils and a roller-ball formula applicator. You simply
Lytro Immerge Can Take VR To A Whole New Level
We’re big fans of everything Lytro makes, because they bring true innovation to the field of digital photography. Where most progress comes in the form of more megapixels, slimmer designs
Facebook Launches Feature That Limits Past And Future Posts When You Break Up
So, things didn’t work out. It sucks, but it doesn’t mean you have to go all Scorched Earth and block the poor person from Facebook. But then again, maybe you
Deal Of The Day: 15 % Off On All VPNs, Including a Lifetime Subscription Getflix
VPNs are great. They let you watch stuff online that’s not meant to be viewed in your geographic area. They let you browse the Internet privately. One of the better
Making Your Own Moonshine Just Got A Whole Lot Easier
You might think it not worth your while to make your own hard liquor at home when you can just trip on the sidewalk and fall into a liquor store
Domino’s Launches a One-Click Pizza Order Button
Think of it as an Amazon Dash for your pizza. Dominos UK will soon be launching a physical button that will let you order your favourite pizza at the press
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