Fitmodo: Food Tracking And The Basic Maths Of Losing Weight

Shaping up for summer? Here are some fundamental tips to inform and inspire you. If you can track it, you can improve it.


BBC: Apple Still Failing To Protect Factory Workers

An undercover investigation by the BBC’s Panorama team has found that Apple is still failing to protect those that work at the factories of its parts manufacturers.


You Can Now Explore Street View Using Google Cardboard

Google’s Cardboard VR headset is great and getting better. Now, you can tour Street View using its budget virtual reality hardware too.


Watching A USB Hack In Action Makes Me Never Want To Leave My Computer

Remember BadUSB, the pervasive and unfixable security vulnerability that turns every USB device into a vector for attacks against just about every computer? The one that’s out in the wild now? I always knew it was bad, but this video really brought it home for me, and now I want to fill my USB ports up with cement.


Gift Guide: What Our Editors Want For Christmas

Editors like prezzies too. Here’s what’s on our Christmas lists this year.


This Could Be The World's First Robotic Action Figure

As eerily predicted in 1998′s Small Soldiers, a Japanese robotics company called Speecys is developing what it claims to be the world’s first robotic action figure that can move and pose all by itself — no imagination required.


All Of My Gadgets Are Screaming At Me, And It's All My Fault

If you were to send me an email right now, a number of things would happen. My wrist would vibrate. My pocket would vibrate, light up, and make a sound. A pop-up would appear in the corner of my laptop screen. A counter next to a small icon of an envelope would increase in my Google Chrome window. I’ll twitch and squirm and swear in frustration but I need all these things to happen, I swear. Still, I probably won’t answer your email.


Autonomous Carts Make The Easiest Part Of Shopping Even Easier

The best part of grocery shopping isn’t finding some exotic new flavour of yoghurt or the free samples, it’s tooling around the store like a rally car driver with your shopping cart. So why have researchers developed an autonomous human-tracking cart that follows you around the store? Seems like time better spent making checkout lanes less terrible.


A Tiny Aluminium Canister That Could Come In Very Handy Next Winter 

There are plenty of gadgets you could wish for as you’re sitting in the dark on a slow ski lift, with a dead phone, in freezing temperatures. Unless you are one of those people who carries more than just a phone and a wallet in your ski coat — which, congratulations — you will probably have none of them.


Whirlpool's New Dryer Recycles Hot Humid Air So It Doesn't Need A Vent

With a breakthrough that will no doubt be lauded by every apartment dweller who has to trudge to a laundromat to clean their clothes, Whirlpool’s new HybridCare Heat Pump dryer is actually able to recycle its own hot exhaust which not only makes it more energy-efficient, it also means it doesn’t need to vent all that humid air outside. In other words, you can install it pretty much anywhere.


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