Use a Tape Measure with One Hand Thanks to the "Slot" on the Hook

You probably know the basics of how to use a tape measure, but it has a few built-in “features” you may not realize. Case in point: that little slot on the hook can be used to keep the tape measure in place with a nail, or even draw a perfect circle. This is particularly useful […]

Drivemode Uses Gestures and Your Voice to Control Your Phone While You Drive

Android: Controlling your phone while you drive isn’t terribly easy. Google Now and other voice assistants can do a lot, but Drivemode takes the idea a step further. It incorporates many of those voice commands with a simple, gesture and color-based interface that’s powerful without being distracting. You can see some of the features in […]

How the Median Income Compares to Cost of Living in 129 US Cities

The median income is a handy, if sometimes inaccurate way to gauge what it takes to be middle class. However, median for one city can be flat broke for another. This mega chart helps illuminate how much the median income in 129 US cities helps cover basic costs of living. The chart below has a […]

Pixar in a Box Teaches the Basics of How Pixar Gets Things Done

Khan Academy and Pixar have launched Pixar in a Box, a new course meant to teach kids the practical uses for all the stuff they’re learning in school and the basics of working on creative projects. Pixar in a Box isn’t a straight-up class like we usually think of them. While there are classes on […]

Make a Party-Sized Batch of Fizzy, Carbonated Fruit In a Drink Cooler

If you’re looking for the perfect snack to bring to a party, this fizzy, carbonated fruit will be a real crowd-pleaser. All you need to make it is some fruit, some dry ice, and a few other basics. We’ve shown how to make carbonated fruit before, but this method from the ChefSteps YouTube channel allows […]

BlackBerry’s Android-powered Venice phone surfaces in the wild

BlackBerry’s Android-based Venice smartphone isn’t just a figment of someone’s imagination… at least, if you believe Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc. He claims to have photos of the slider in action, complete with its hideaway QWERTY keyboard, 18-megapixel camera and curvy screen. This isn’t quite the phone you remember from 3D renders (or the once-teased […]

NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome

A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and American pilot, architect, doctor/journalist and soil scientist went on a voluntary isolation to simulate a manned mission to the red planet, […]

‘Mortal Kombat X’ won’t be coming to last-gen consoles after all

I hope you weren’t counting on playing Mortal Kombat X on your trusty previous-generation console — you’re about to be disappointed. Warner Bros. has cancelled both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the bloody brawler, claiming that neither version would meet the quality “expected of a Mortal Kombat game.” It’s not certain exactly […]

Phone data can predict infectious disease outbreaks

A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya — not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease. The team wanted to see if the movement of phone users can predict outbreaks of seasonal diseases like rubella or German measles. So, […]

Amazon’s Echo speaker plays music from multiple accounts

Amazon’s Echo speaker has been fine for playing music and audiobooks so far… unless you live in a household with more than one Amazon user, at which point it just gets messy. That won’t be a problem any longer, though: Amazon has added support for multiple accounts, making it easy to play solely from your […]

Send me another newsletter and I’ll burn your house down

On a busy day I’ll receive more than a hundred newsletters. On a slow day that number is around 30. I know this because a few weeks ago I set up a filter in Gmail to file all emails containing the word ‘Unsubscribe’ into one sub-folder. Once a day I browse through it and fish […]

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