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Alexa Can Now Save Lives

A lot of the available 'skills', or mini-apps for Amazon's Alexa are pretty pointless. There's one that makes fart noises, one that finds out how much Dogecoin is currently worth, that kind of thing. Read More >>

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What WWII’s Top Secret British Spy Manual Can Teach You About Wilderness Survival

As WWII heated up, England’s Special Operations Executive put all of its secret spy training collective tradecraft knowledge into a single training manual. And, it turns out that training spies to operate behind enemy lines is often good training for going outdoors, too. Read More >>

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Is There a Doctor In the House? No, But There’s the British Red Cross First Aid App

It's almost Christmas, and you just know Dad is going to slice off a finger when he's carving the turkey on the big day. You may not know your arse-end from your elbow when it comes to medical procedures, but first aid isn't that hard. Get prepared to save the day with the British Red Cross first aid app. Read More >>

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UNICEF’s Future Relief Parcels Will Provide Food, Water and Shelter in One Lego-Shaped Brick

You'd think there isn't much room for innovation when it comes to delivering emergency rations to refugees and disaster victims, but that's not quite the case. UNICEF has tapped design firm Psychic Factory to develop an aid package that not only carries food and water, but also helps build a shelter. Read More >>