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Removing my children from the Internet

About a week ago I began deleting all photos and videos of my children from the Internet. This is proving to be no easy task. Like many parents, I’ve …

The man who lives without money

Irishman Mark Boyle tried to live life with no income, no bank balance and no spending. Here’s how he finds it.<p>If someone told me seven years ago, in …

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UAV Design Challenge for Wildlife Conservation

Posting at O’Reilly Animals, Edie Freedman let me know about the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge: build a drone to help stop rhino poaching, and you could win as much as $25,000 and get to fly your drone in Kruger National Park, South Africa:<p>The Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge is to design …

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US adults score below average on worldwide test

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's long been known that America's school kids haven't measured well compared with international peers. Now, there's a new twist: …

Mirror grinding

There are many reasons for grinding your own mirror. Either you want a unusual size, or focal length, or to satisfy your curiosity, or to have the …

Watch: This Brilliant Lego Calendar Syncs With Google | WIRED

Vitamins, a design studio in London, built themselves a Lego calendar. <i>Photo: Vitamins</i><p>It offers a tactile way to keep track of the months ahead--and …

Last Chance to Learn To Program With The Coding For Beginners Video Course [Deals]

Coding seems incredibly complicated – and many aspects of it are. And when you decide you’re going to start to try to learn to do it, figuring out where to begin can be just as complicated. Whether you’re trying to figure out what platform you’ll use, whether you’ll take on a self-paced course or …

How to speed up iOS 7 on an older device

iOS 7 caught me close to -- but not at -- the end of two product cycles. My current Verizon contract isn't up until January, so my iPhone 4S will have to suffice until after the holidays. And I hope to replace my iPad 2 with whatever new iPad Apple is expected to roll out next month. Until then, …

Halloween Zipper Effect - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

One of the scariest effects for Halloween is the zipper effect, these effects are a bit creepy so you might want to skip them if this is something …

Why Your Startup Can’t Find Developers

By Ciara Byrne4 minute Read<p>In its first year of business, Hired organized thousands of developer interviews for companies trying to fill spots. It …

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Free Accounting Software

Download GnuCash 3.2<p>Version 2.6.21 is the last version for Windows XP/Vista and MacOS X 10.8 and earlier, and so the last version that will run on …

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FYI: Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?

Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of <i>The Committee of Sleep</i>, asked 76 college students to choose a problem (where to take a vacation; how to arrange their furniture) and focus on it …

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

Padacaster Mini Turns Your iPad Into A TV Studio

There’s no getting around the fact that you look like a total dork when taking photos with your iPad, a problem only slightly mitigated by using the iPad Mini. But id you start shooting video with the Padcaster Mini, all bets are off. Even with my finely-tuned DorkDar (like a radar for nerdiness), …

7 unexpected features in iOS 7

My review of Apple's iOS 7 went up Wednesday morning, but since then I've been writing posts about what I think are the seven best and seven worst things about the new mobile OS.<p>Here is the third and final part of this series, covering some unexpected or hidden features in iOS 7.<p>There are certainly …

You can now make an audio-only call using FaceTime

Once you have iOS 7 installed, you might be surprised to see a standalone FaceTime icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Beyond making it clear that the device can make video calls, it also makes it easier to use FaceTime for audio.<p>With iOS 7, you'll be able to place audio-only calls through FaceTime, …

Getting to know AirDrop on iOS 7

We've all seen the Samsung commercials wherein iOS users are constantly made fun of for buying into Apple products. One of the features often shown off in those commercials has been NFC sharing of documents and photos when two users bump the backs of the their latest Galaxy devices -- something …

Students build a 3D printed plane

A student team has successfully designed, built, and flown a 3D printed RC plane using only $16 of plastic with a consumer-grade 3D printer …

A sublime PVC cannon

Not to be outdone with hair spray powered PVC cannons, [William] created an even cooler device: a cannon powered by dry ice.<p>Once dry ice is loaded …

Visually tune your HF antenna using an oscilloscope and signal generator

Lots of readers are into toying around with RF and ham radios. One thing that is always of concern is tuning the antenna. New equipment is never …

Heavy lifting copters can apparently lift people

Online RC store Hobby King is once again encouraging people to push the limits of what quadcopters and other multirotor remote control vehicles can …

Learn machining from an old school metal master

In the depths of YouTube there are still some jewels to be found. [Keith Fenner] is one of them. [Keith] owns Turn Wright Machine Works in Cape Cod, …

What’s inside a 555?

The 555 timer chip is a ubiquitous piece of technology that is oft-considered the hardcore way of doing things. Of course, the old timers out there …

Guest Rant: Ham Radio — Hackers’ Paradise

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This is a guest post written by [Bill Meara]<p>The suits at Hack-a-Day reached out to SolderSmoke HQ and asked me to send in a few words …