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Duracell Helps Cold Commuters Get Warm By Holding Hands

How often have you looked around the bus and thought to yourself, “I’d like to hold that person’s hand”? Probably never. But you might seriously reconsider if it was minus-25, and all you had to do was grab some random stranger’s sweaty digits to activate a heater to get you nice and toasty while …


30 Animes That Are Perfect For Binge-Watching And Definitely Not For Kids

Don't make any plans because these shows might consume your life. Good animes tend to do that.

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23 Amazing Black History Tumblrs

That's almost one for each day in Black History Month!

Build A DIY Soldering Stencil Out Of A Soda Can

A cheap way to make clean electronics<p>Taking an electronics prototype to the next level often means soldering tiny components onto a custom-printed circuit board. Solder paste applied without a stencil, however, can ooze, cause shorts, and end a project in flames. Systems engineer Felix Rusu devised …

How-To: Rock Candy Geode

For the intrepid kitchen explorers amongst us in search of the most dazzling of candy geodes, check out this impressive and challenging-looking Rock Candy Geode tutorial from Ann Reardon of How To Cook That.<p>[via Foodbeast]

Lichtbloem DIY Light

<i>Lichtbloem</i> is a small, simple, and beautiful LED light designed by <b>Coen Hoogstraten</b>. It comes in a DIY kit, which contains optical fibers, a ping pong …

LED Face Makeup - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you are looking to jazz up your look this Halloween why not add some lighting effects to your face! Adafruit has a great tutorial on how to use …

Drawdio Proves to be a Great Project to Inspire Making

Since it’s re-release of sorts early last month as part of our Weekend Projects series, the “Drawdio” Musical Pencil continues to inspire people to make. From skilled builders to people experimenting for the first time with electronics, the Drawdio is both an accessible and fun project to learn …

The complete guide to using SwiftKey on Android and iOS

One of the advantages Android had over iOS was the ability to change the default keyboard. With iOS 8, however, iPhone and iPad users can also swap out Apple's default keyboard for a custom one.<p>The Google Play store and now Apple's App Store are home to thousands of different apps, but there is one …


How to back up your Android phone

Android doesn't offer a native backup service, so it's easy to ignore the need to do so. But don't wait until it's too late to start thinking about backing up your phone. Many of us rely on our phone cameras to snap day-to-day photos of our lives and save text messages to have some of the most …


How to Build CoffeeBots

I created CoffeeBots to observe chaotic behavior, by programming a bunch of them with subtle differences and a few choices — for example, how to respond to light sensors — and then turning them loose. To distinguish one from another, I named them after celebrities or historical figures and gave …

Top 10 Infographics and Cheat Sheets That Make Life Easier

You only have so much room in your brain, and nothing's worse than forgetting that one genius tip right when you need it. Stop trying to remember …

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