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30 seconds of code

Curated collection of useful JavaScript snippets that you can understand in 30 seconds or less.<p>UseCtrl+Forcommand+Fto search for a …

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

'Solar canopy' turns sunlight into power and art

Outdoor Spaces

This eco-friendly house in France cost under $200K to build

Greenhouse design inspired its translucent panels<p>Building a budget-friendly <i>and</i> environmentally-friendly house is a difficult feat. It’s one thing to build a large house for under $130K, but this low energy, greenhouse-inspired French house takes it one step further.<p>BRUT architects designed and …

Researchers Invent Sound-Shaping Super-Material Using Acoustic Metamaterials

A really interesting, complex technology we’ve been hearing about more and more often is metamaterials, which are able to morph according to their …

Public Interest Groups Condemn Resolute Suit in NYT Ad

Earlier this year, Resolute Forest Products (Resolute) lodged a lawsuit based on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)—a U.S. …

ian stell forms flexible furniture that expands + contracts for countless configurations

<b>ian stell forms flexible furniture that expands + contracts for countless configurations</b><br>all images courtesy of ian stell<p><b>new york-based designer ian</b> …

Nice Home Garden Patio & Wood Path Design Idea

Landscaping sounds complex to those of us not gifted with green thumbs – but making paths, patios or decks to define space in a garden or yard can be …

Meet the Cycloid Drawing Machine that Creates Awesome Complex Designs

A simple definition of a cycloid : It is the curve traced by a point on the rim of a circular wheel as the wheel rolls along a straight line without …

A Wash Basin World Full Of Charm And Sophistication

Making a bathroom look sophisticated is easier than you think. You just need the right features and details such as a beautiful wash basin which can …

Interior Design

Now Anyone Can Build Ikea’s Experimental Garden

A few months ago, Ikea’s innovation lab Space10 released a garden structure called the Growroom. Aimed for neighborhood use by city dwellers who don’t have backyards, the spherical wooden planter is meant to be a way to grow food locally and sustainably.<p>On Friday, Space10 published the entire set …

San Francisco

The stool with a wood transplant

What the designers have done with the Zero Per Stool is just ingenious. This stool uses its own waste to build itself! That too in a way that gives …

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

Creative Commons

Google algorithm constructs (weird, glitchy) faces from 8x8 pixel photos

While the RAISR project sought to bring crispness and clarity to images that were already decent photos, the new Pixel Recursive Super Resolution …

Clean Energy

'Automated dermatologist' detects skin cancer with expert accuracy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even though the phrase "image recognition technologies" conjures visions of high-tech surveillance, these tools may soon be used in medicine more than in spycraft.<p>A team of Stanford researchers trained a computer to identify images of skin cancer moles and lesions as accurately as a …

Artificial Intelligence

Pentax's new KP DSLR shoots in incredibly low light

Pentax has released the KP, weatherproof, compact DSLR with five-axis body stabilization, extreme low-light-sensitivity and a pretty off-beat design. The standout feature is a ridiculously high 819,000 ISO, a setting that would let you shoot with almost no light. That puts it ahead of every other …

Announcing Ionic 2.0.0 Final

<b>Today, I’m incredibly excited to announce Ionic Framework 2.0.0.</b>Before we get into that, though, a little history lesson is in order…Back in March …

Web Development

Why Airbnb created a secret indoor garden in the middle of London - and how you can visit it

I’m at least a week into a cold. I haven’t been able to smell or taste anything properly for days. So it was quite a feat to breathe in the heady, fresh scent of cut pine boughs – especially ones inside a building stuck between housing estates in central London.<p>At the end of last year, colour …

LiquiGlide raises $16 million to get every last drop out of packages or tanks

If you think it’s frustrating trying to get that last drop of ketchup out of the bottle, or toothpaste out of the tube, imagine having to waste and clean valuable and sticky substances from pipes or tanks in a factory.<p>A startup called LiquiGlide has raised $16 million in a new round of venture …

Venture Capital

What is UX Writing?

There’s a new job in town. Well, maybe not “new,” but certainly popping up with increasing frequency. Google’s looking. Amazon’s looking. Dropbox, …

UX Design

This is, without a doubt, the coolest Sketch technique you’ll see all day.

Sketch Tutorials<p>Warning: More GIFs than the peanut butter aisle.<p>Yes, I pronounce it “Jiff”. Go away.<p><i>Huge shout out to</i> <i>Lloyd Humphreys</i> <i>for inspiring</i> …

How Functional Animation Helps Improve User Experience

Since humans are visually driven creatures, the impact of imagery only increases with the help of animation. Our eyes innately pay attention to …

UI Design

An Introduction To Building And Sending HTML Email For Web Developers

HTML email: Two words that, when combined, brings tears to a developer's eyes. If you're a web developer, it's inevitable that coding an email will …

Web Design

Andreas Müller | Bringing Machine Learning to the Masses

This fall Andy Müller finally gave his 13,000 Twitter fans what they’d been clamoring for: a layman's guide to machine learning. The book, …

Font Family Set: Cartel Deux

We are sharing this beautiful font family set with lots of goodies as well by Firman Suci Ananda called: <b>Cartel Deux</b>. It’s a lovely typographic set …

Typography

How do I attract traffic to my high quality content?

Hey, first of all, congratulations on your “high-quality content”, this is the most important thing you need if you’re looking for traffic.<p>If you …

See James Renovate His Kitchen from Start to Finish!

<b>Name:</b> James <b><br>Type of Project:</b> Kitchen Remodel <b><br>Location:</b> Prospect Heights — Brooklyn, New York <b><br>Type of building:</b> One Bedroom Co-op<p>The Renovation Diaries …

Home Improvement

Stop Badgering Your Customers With These Lame Marketing Tactics | Inc.com

Nobody likes a catcaller. They're disruptive, disrespectful and clueless as to when they should call it quits. But so many business owners and entrepreneurs are engaging in marketing tactics straight from the catcallers' playbook.<p>They automate communication to the point where it feels impersonal, …

Marketing