Brian Curtin

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Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Make Your Own LED Shoes That Light Up When You Walk

Look. Your adult self is pretty much a failure to your 8-year-old childhood self. You don't buy toys for yourself anymore. You don't remember the …

Childhood

7 Residence Hall Hacks for Improving Dorm Life

Summer is coming to a close soon, which means it’s time to get back-to-school. If you’re off to college, we’ve rounded up a few fun DIY projects to enhance dorm life, ensuring your semesters are a bit more fun or geeky.

Are Gummy Vitamins for Grown Ups, Too?

Photo: John 'K'<p>Let’s face it — ever since outgrowing Flintstones chewables and gummy vitamins, we’ve been looking for a replacement that’s just as …

Research Roundup Vol. 8: Breaking Insights In Training, Nutrition, And Supplementation

Health and fitness enthusiasts have a tendency to think and talk in opposites. A food is healthy or it isn't. You made a lift or you missed it. You …

Diabolical Alarm Clock App Makes You Work Out to Wake Up

Alarm clocks have the unenviable job of making us do something we typically don't want to do – hauling our asses out of bed every morning. But that …

Use PRISM Break To Reduce Your NSA-Related Paranoia

Okay PRISM. It's enough already. Erosion of privacy! Whatever. Apathy is setting in. But actually we should probably all be putting some thought into …

Surveillance

One of the World's Largest 3D Printing Companies Just Bought MakerBot

This afternoon, 3D printing giant Stratasys announced the $403 million acquisition of MakerBot. And while it won't change anything about MakerBot's …

3D Printing

Milwaukee Makerspace’s Hacked Water Cooler

Ron Bean has a fascinating post on Milwaukee Makerspace’s wiki about his project to plumb in the hackerspace’s water cooler.<p>In addition to the obligatory refrigerator full of soda (or sometimes empty of soda, depending on whether anyone’s filled it recently), we also have a water cooler that takes …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Convert From Battery Power to AC

We use battery power to drive a lot of our electronics. But if an electrical device doesn’t need to be portable all the time it would be nice to be able to power it with AC and not waste the batteries. So in this project, I show you how to modify an old AC power adapter so that it can power your …