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12 tips to styling your bookcases like a pro

Ready to open a new chapter in home decor? Here's a novel idea: bookshelves.<p>Creating bookshelf displays that are both functional and decorative is a simple, inexpensive way to refresh a room's interior and flash some personal style. We've gathered inspiring images of shelving design from our …

How I Added Tank Treads to a Go-Kart

I have always liked tanks (Armored Fighting Vehicles or AFVs for all you fellow purists out there) as they have always held a certain fascination for me. In my opinion, playing with tanks is only second to all things aviation in terms of fun. I have amassed a sizable collection of scale plastic …

Go-karts

Drone graffiti artist demonstrates new precision with anti-Trump tag

In 2015 KATSU ushered in what was then dubbed the new age of drone vandalism, when his Icarus One drone defaced a giant billboard in New York. The …

There's now a way to hijack nearly any drone mid-flight using a tiny gadget

A researcher has developed a gadget that is capable of hijacking most drones mid-flight — locking the owner out and giving the attacker complete control over the device.<p>Jonathan Andersson, a manager at Trend Micro's TippingPoint DVLab, showed off his findings at the PacSec Security conference on …

Make Your USB Keyboard Wireless With This Arduino Adapter

Arduino enthusiast Evan Kale has been the inspiration for a new Arduino powered Bluetooth adapter which has been created by DastardlyLabs to allow …

LEED Platinum Skyline Residence is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes

Nathan Good Architects designed a LEED Platinum-certified home that’s helping the city of Portland live up to its green reputation. Located within a …

Design

12 luxury hotels that are worth the splurge

Many properties around the world have mastered this trifecta, attracting loyal guests who keep coming back for more. Go all out in style at any of these splurge-worthy hotels, and get ready for a retreat that makes you feel like royalty.

19 Best Twitter Bootstrap Extensions

Bootstrap is a very popular and powerful front-end framework for creating websites and applications. It includes easily manageable stylesheet and …

How MHacks reignited my optimism about hackathons (and the future of Silicon Valley)

In the past few years, I’ve sponsored, hosted, and participated in hackathons all around the United States – even one that spanned 2,000 miles on a bus. However, until this past weekend at MHacks in Ann Arbor, I had never been to a collegiate hackathon.<p>It’s a whole different ball game.<p>MHacks is a …

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

Transparent solar panels could revolutionize cities & tablets

Transparent solar cells that could one day mean your home, office, or even car windows are generating electricity have been developed, as well as …

Minecraft players build working hard drives

Players of the popular open-world building game Minecraft, created by Markus "Notch" Persson in 2009, continue to push the game beyond any reasonable realm of everyday understanding. These players have built working components of computers within simulations running on computers.<p>Two such users have …

A Second Act For The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Hirsch is co-founder and partner of Metamorphic Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm headquarterd in New York City. Prior to Metamorphic, he spent eight years at Google where he was on the founding team that launched Google’s advertising monetization strategy and</i> …