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Here's Exactly Why Quartz Countertops Are Winning Right Now

In the war of kitchen materials, quartz countertops have risen up through the ranks, and are now the most popular option out there — beating out …

Home Improvement

Sunken Gardens And Backyards Blend Privacy And Closeness To Nature

Building a sunken seating area or fire pit is a neat trick that architects sometimes use when they want to create an unobstructed view of the garden …

Ultra-small dwelling puts a cork in tiny living

The Ecocubo is raised slightly on stilts and sports a neat <i>Tetris</i>-like patterned facade that can be customized with each model. It measures just 9 sq …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Robotics

This disposable drone could one day save your life

I bet few of us thought that making paper airplanes as children could one day save a life.<p>A new paper drone taps the paper folding skills of its engineers and adds modern technology that could one day aid relief organizations after disasters. Funded by a DARPA grant, the paper drone from Otherlab — …

Drones

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …

Versatile fabric makes and stores its own energy

With the rise of mobile technologies comes a need for mobile power sources, and it's hard to think of a more discreet way to do this than weaving …

12 Luxury bathrooms to inspire your very own

Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes. They also are inspired by many different styles, eras and aesthetics. Some can be extremely sleek and …

Interior Design

How to force Windows 10 to save data on tethered or weak networks

Windows 10 can use a lot data in the background. That’s a problem if you’re on the go a lot, and frequently need to tether your laptop to your phone’s network often. Or maybe you just don’t want Windows 10 constantly downloading huge updates in the background, even if Microsoft says it tries to …

Wi-Fi

Android Nougat: Google's latest OS ported to the Raspberry Pi

It may have been out for less than a month, but a build of Android Nougat is already available for the $35 credit card-sized board.<p>Android 7.0 Nougat …

The Man Who Lit The Dark Web

Data-mining tools are helping cops bust open online human trafficking<p>Before Chris White could help disrupt Jihadi finance networks, crush weapons markets, and bust up sex-slave rings with search tools that mine the dark Web, he first had to figure out how to stop himself from plummeting through the …

Raspberry Pi Hive Mind

Setting up a cluster of computers used to be a high-end trick used in big data centers and labs. After all, buying a bunch of, say, VAX computers …

Linux

Short on square footage? 5 space-saving appliances for small apartments

Bigger is better, right? Well, that mentality doesn’t really work if you’re living in a small apartment. If you have limited floor space and a tiny …

How (and Why) to Safely Open Your Wi-Fi Network During a Disaster

After an earthquake rattled through Italy yesterday, flattening towns and leaving at least 250 dead, the Italian Red Cross asked average citizens to …

'One of the most sophisticated pieces of cyberespionage software' uncovered at Citizen Lab

An extremely advanced hack exploiting three iOS vulnerabilities in iPhones was recently uncovered by researchers at digital rights watchdog group …

The Equation Group's sourcecode is totally fugly

With the leak of exploits developed by The Equation Group, the long-secret, NSA-adjacent super-elite hacking squad -- published by The Shadow …

How adware invades your computer and steals your personal data

It's happened to everyone: You go to download some kind of new software, and before you do, a long list of terms and conditions in tiny font pops up. …

Information Systems

One Man, A Raspberry Pi, and a Formerly Hand Powered Loom

[Fred Hoefler] was challenged to finally do something with that Raspberry Pi he wouldn’t keep quiet about. So he built a machine assist loom for the …

Raspberry Pi

11 DIY Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home – Field Guide – Gizmodo

August 20, 2016 Uncategorized<p>The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms …

Inventor of The Internet’s Most Terrifying Search Engine Shows Us How To Use It

Thanks to Shodan, it’s incredibly easy to find hackable things on the internet.<p>The internet isn't just made of Facebook, Motherboard, 4chan and all your other favorite websites. There are thousands of devices, such as webcams, smart light bulbs, printers, and even smart homes, connected to it and …

Internet of Things

Retrofitting a Vintage Intercom to Run Amazon Alexa

The Amazon Echo is a pretty cool piece of tech: it lets you ask questions, queue up music, find out the weather, and more, without having to do …

Raspberry Pi

400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

1/5<p>Ryan Frank National Theater London<p>Furniture designer Ryan Frank has created a series of sustainable timber furniture for the National Theater in …

Sustainability

11 DIY Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …

DIY Smart Home Device Means No More Fumbling in the Dark

Smart home tech is on the rise, but cost or lack of specific functionality may give pause to prospective buyers. [Whiskey Tango Hotel] opted to …

Raspberry Pi

The Light Socket Powered WiFi Security Camera

This is the easy-to-install home security system that retrofits a motion-sensing WiFi camera to an outdoor porch or garage light. Requiring no …

Home Security