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A step towards a nicer world starts with two simple words



Sometimes it seems like the digital world is all too often out to get us

Negative news-feeds, an online public that jumps at a chance to gloat over mistakes and missteps, the way we end up with our heads buried in a constant stream of digital content — good and bad — as it flows through our smartphones and tablets. Maybe we’re missing out on the real world in favor of a meaner, digital version of it.

What if there was a better way to use our technology? What if when we plug in instead of…

5 remarkable inventions improving water quality across the globe



The world’s water crisis is still in full force.

Approximately 750 million people around the world still lack access to safe, drinkable water — 90% of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, according to the World Health Organization’s latest statistics

In addition, a new report from the United Nations warns that global water resources may only meet 60% of the world’s water demands by 2030.

But various entrepreneurs, innovators and…

Finally, an Irish drinking song about how terrible American bars are



Everyone loves pretending to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. You get to drink green beer, pretend you’re best friends with everyone at the bar and, best of all, sing your heart out.

For just this occasion, the folks at College Humor have written us all a new drinking song, perfect for when you realize the bar you’re at is actually terrible

“It’s crowded, it’s noisy, there’s a band ya can’t see/ Even though it’s a sports bar, no sports on TV.” We feel you, fake old Irish dudes, we feel you

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Moto 360 smartwatch can now be customized to match your fashion focus



Rather than surrender the smartwatch throne to the Apple Watch, just one day after its launch Motorola has unveiled its Moto Maker design studio, which allows you to create custom versions of the Moto 360 smartwatch

The basic model of the circular-faced smartwatch is already pretty slick, but the customization options present a range of choices that could boost the perceived value of the device for some

Presented within a dead-simple user…

Vanished: 11 flights that mysteriously disappeared



One year after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the search continues

The history of aviation is littered with mysterious disappearances like that of MH370. Multiple planes have evaporated seemingly into thin air while flying over the legendary Bermuda Triangle, and others have vanished only to resurface in glaciers decades later. The reasons behind these mysteries has differed too, from espionage and sabotage to simple accidents. For some, we’ll never know for sure.


ZTE Grand S3 smartphone can be unlocked with an eye scan



BARCELONA – ZTE doesn’t have an entirely new flagship at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but the company added an interesting feature to its existing top smartphone, the ZTE Grand S3 — eye-based biometric authentication

The solution ZTE is using is not new, either — it’s actually EyeVerify’s EyePrint ID, and it’s not an iris scan. Instead, the EyePrint ID uses the device’s camera to map the blood vessels in the whites of your eye, which, the company claims, is unique to every person, and…

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Android Wear app lets you unlock doors by saying "Ok Google, open sesame"



Android Wear commands keep getting better and better.

In addition to the functions of your smartphone you can control with the Android-based wearables, one developer has found a way to allow users to wirelessly unlock their doors with only a voice command

Dheera Venkatraman, the MIT student who came up with the “exceedingly simple” project, created an Android Wear app that uses Google Now-style “Ok Google,” commands. Once set…

Glow-in-the-dark Nissan should grab everyone’s attention



Nissan is getting really creative in promoting its electric car. In Sept. 2014, the company created a custom pickup variant of the car, a one-of-a-kind affair

And this week the company showed off a Leaf with glow-in-the-dark paint

The car will not be widely available for purchase for now, Engadget claims, so why do it? Nissan says the idea is to showcase how the car is helping an increasing number of people to convert to solar energy at home.

Tumblr takes aim at serious writers with ‘big’ update



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