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Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

How to choose a Linux distro for your old PC

Looking to resurrect or transform a laptop or desktop? There are lots of versions of Linux to choose from, all of them free (and awesome). Here's how to decide which one is right for you.<p>Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you …

Linux

Flat Design. History, Benefits and Practice.

Famous artist Edgar Degas once said: «Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.» In terms of graphic design, which could be also defined …

UI Design

Massimo Vignelli: a Curbed primer

The trailblazing Italian designer would have been 86 today<p>Remember <i>Helvetica</i><i>?</i><p>We were (big) fans of the documentary film by director Gary Hustwit when it premiered in 2007 and opened our eyes to the prevalence of the titular typeface just about everywhere—on American Airline planes, Bloomingdale’s …

Stranger Things: meet the design genius behind TV's most talked about title font

Netflix’s Stranger Things has lured viewers in with its thrilling sci-fi plot, obsessive Eighties pop culture references and charming portrayal of middle-American life. Online, essays mediating on childhood friendship, the show's treatment of women and the power of nostalgia abound. Stranger Things …

Typography

How The World’s Most Beautiful Typeface Was Nearly Lost Forever

After a dispute between its creators, the Doves Type was left to lie in the Thames. A century later, it has finally resurfaced. This is the story of its rescue.<p><b>The history of London</b> can be found in pieces on its riverbed. The old pipes and fossilised horse bones wash up on the shore, and with them …

Typography

I Still Use Plain Text for Everything, and I Love It

Plain text has long been a favorite here at Lifehacker, but over the years most people have moved away from it in favor of specialized to-do apps, …

I Live Off-The-Grid In A House-Bus

Want to wake up when the sun comes up, hearing nothing but silence for miles? Here's what it's like living off-the-grid in a house-bus

Off-grid

5 Quotes To Help You Return To Your Natural State

In Buddhism, attachment is one of the key hindrances that causes suffering among humans. The Buddha taught that attachment generates craving, …

10 Life Changing Lessons To Learn From Lao Tzu

<b>Lao-Tzu</b>, one of the most renowned philosophers and poets of ancient China, left behind many important lessons for our souls to learn. Best known as …

Spirituality

The 'impossible' EmDrive could reach Pluto in 18 months

<i>This is a guest post by David Hambling, a freelance journalist and author based in South London, specialising in science, technology and strange</i> …

17 Science Facts That Will Make You Question Everything

Use these and you will be the life of the party!

Astronomy

Ultra-Thin Printed Solar Cells Could Turn on Lights for 1.3 Billion People

As the solar energy trend continues to grow, it's becoming less expensive to produce. This is great for developed nations whose citizens want to decrease their carbon footprint, but it's even better for those living in developing countries. Advances in printed solar cell technology are creating …

Solar Panels

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Space Travel

'Bent light' offers glimpse of huge galaxy 11.7 billion light years away

Astronomers have used a trick of general relativity to look around a corner, of sorts, and view a massive, distant galaxy with remarkable clarity.<p>The deeper we look into space and time, the crazier the concepts tend to get.<p>The images above, released Monday by the European Southern Observatory, show …

Universe

These futuristic earbuds control the world's sounds

Want to make live music better or block engine noise? Here Active Listening buds are like equalizers for real life.<p>Ever wish you could just tune out that wailing baby in row seven on your flight? Silence the barking dog next door? Crank the bass at a concert where the sound mixer seems to get it …

Consumer Tech

Architizer

This Modern Stained Glass Window Doubles As A Solar Panel

What if the vast, beautiful stained glass windows of cathedrals could be used to generate energy? Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel explored this idea with her project Current Window, a modern, sustainable update on stained glass. The window is a fantastic example of a solution to a universal problem …

This Simple Shoe Is Changing Millions Of Lives For The Better

This is inventor Kenton Lee, he's smiling because his invention is going to profoundly improve and change the lives of millions of the world's …

Shoes

Vintage Photos of Japan's Old Art of Soba Delivery on Bicycles

Food delivery has changed drastically since the old days of <i>demae</i> (trans. “to go in front of”) in Japan. Before cell phones, apps, and online ordering existed, deliverymen used a special technique for stacking towers of food on their shoulders as they biked to places filled with frequent customers, …

Japan

Can The Earth Be Conscious?

Right now, at this very moment, you are submerged in an invisible sea of information. Thoughts, ideas, ambitions and instructions — they are whispering past and through you on waves of modulated electromagnetic energy. From wireless Internet to satellite TV, you are bathed in an endless stream of …

Consciousness

How Real Maple Syrup Gets Made (and Why It's Worth the Price Tag)

Here's how maple syrup is made, from bark to bottle.<p><i>Around these parts, we get pretty excited when the weather starts to slowly warm up, and not just because that means more stuff is in season. It's also sugaring season! Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow, who also happens to be an ex-farmer and</i> …

Hudson Valley

The 3 Best Yoga Poses For Stress Relief

Feel calm and relaxed in 15 minutes or less.<p>First, warm up with two to four sun salutations. Then do these poses, which were chosen by YogaWorks instructor Keisa Parrish to help anyone chill, de-stress, and breathe.

Yoga

Why we don't always need An App for That

<i>Author and designer Golden Krishna believes that we’re quickly becoming a society that’s obsessed with our screens, and that the companies making and marketing apps aren’t doing us any favors. “Our love for the digital interface is out of control,” he said at SXSW two years ago; it’s a notion that</i> …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Universal Basic Income

The Evolution Of Steve Jobs

If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit—and correct—the myth.<p>Wunderkind. Jerk. Innovator. Tyrant. (All of the above.) Even now, almost four years after his death, it’s hard to read a story about Steve Jobs that doesn’t …

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

In 1977, Voyager 1 and 2 started their one-way journey across our galaxy, travelling a million miles a day. Jonathan Margolis meets the dedicated team keeping the craft moving<p>On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two …

Space

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

A Rare Peek Inside The Shops Of The Soviet Union

A photographer documented the stripped-down shop windows of the Eastern Bloc, capturing cultural differences between east and west.<p>From 1986 to 1990, photographer David Hlynsky took nearly 8,000 photographs on the streets of Communist Europe, capturing the Soviet Union’s last days. Traveling …

The Beauty Of Failure: 12 Rejected Designs That Actually Don’t Suck

Recently Rejected, an online graveyard for unpublished, rejected, or unfinished design work, illuminates the creative process.<p>All creative people know that only a tiny percentage of the work they do ever sees the light of day. More often than not, work either ends up in the trash, gets brutally …