People in Los Angeles are offering to shelter the homeless in tiny backyard homes. It could be solution to a spiraling homelessness crisis.

Tony Gutierrez/AP Los Angeles county is close to building one backyard unit for the homeless as part of its $ 550,000 pilot program, but the remaining units could be further behind. Despite interest from both landlords and homeless residents, the county faces a number of logistical and legal barriers. While the county continues its efforts, the […]

Doctor Offers Simple Solution to Curb Obesity: Swallow a Balloon

This OZY original series brings to you Medical Breakthroughs – and the people behind them – that could change how doctors treat us, find fixes to today’s diseases and make our lives truly better. It’s painful to watch people pick through the plunder at a salad bar. The mind says “salad,” but the heart says […]

Blackmagic external GPU review: A very Apple graphics solution

Samuel Axon Is the eGPU the future of Mac graphics? Apple wants you to think so, and, for the first time, it has worked with an outside firm (Blackmagic Design) to produce a sanctioned eGPU solution for the Mac. Simply titled the Blackmagic Design eGPU, it’s available for $ 699 exclusively through the Apple Store. […]

NASCAR’s sponsorship problems are impacting the fans and soccer may have the solution

NASCAR teams are losing sponsors at an alarming rate. While the sponsor losses leave teams scrambling to pay the bills, it is also having an impact on their fan bases and how they identify with their favorite drivers. The solution might come from soccer where teams have prominent sponsors, but the teams have consistent color […]

Push It: Volvo’s Got a Solution for Owners Wanting a Livelier Rear End

If only all automakers had what Volvo’s offering. Starting this month, buyers wishing for more of a sports car experience from their all-wheel drive, non-hybrid Volvo can hack some more attitude into it. On Wednesday, the Swedish automaker announced the availability of new software developed by its Polestar performance division that should do the trick. […]

Trade War Watch: Trump’s Not Letting Up on Europe’s 10 Percent Solution

The past week has seen a flurry of trade trade announcements — none of them particularly promising for the United States. After a brief moment where President Donald Trump’s tariff threats seemed to have a positive impact on the European Union, Germany threw new support behind China as the People’s Republic issued a stunningly large 40-percent […]

2018 Volkswagen GTI S Review – The One-car Solution

Depending on how pedantic you feel like being, one can argue that the original Volkswagen GTI was not the first hot hatch. Alec Issigonis, with the revolutionary Mini, clearly inspired Volkswagen to move to the space-saving front-engine, front-drive, two-box form factor, even though the Austin/Morris original never had a true hatchback. No matter. Whatever the […]

WhatsApp finally has a solution to one of its most annoying problems

Anyone who has used WhatsApp will be aware of endless notifications that stream onto their device when involved in a group chat. These constant stream messages can be highly irritating but it appears WhatsApp will soon allow this nightmare to end. The Facebook-owned messaging firm is rolling out a new “Restrict Group” tool which will […]