David Kirkman

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How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker

One problem with notes is that you never go back and read them. Coloring your notes to indicate people, actions, and to-dos can help.<p>It’s a tall order to take physical notes on actual paper with a real pen. Most people I know don’t do it, despite the clear benefits. It’s more stuff to lug around, …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Convert From Battery Power to AC

We use battery power to drive a lot of our electronics. But if an electrical device doesn’t need to be portable all the time it would be nice to be able to power it with AC and not waste the batteries. So in this project, I show you how to modify an old AC power adapter so that it can power your …

Five New Management Metrics You Need To Know

<i>This is a guest post from James Slavet of venture firm Greylock Partners. Slavet’s investments include Coupons.com, Groupon, One Kings Lane and Redfin. Greylock Partners has invested in Facebook, LinkedIn and Pandora.</i><p>After years of leading teams and then, at Greylock, watching some of the best …

DIY vertical axis wind turbine

This vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) uses five 3” PVC pipes cut in half for blades rotating on three kids bicycle wheels to spin an Ametek 38 volt …

A Double-Duty Solar Solution: How to Build a Solar Water Heater - DIY

This simple solar water heater provides both domestic hot water and space heating. You can adjust the size and design to meet the needs of your home. …

Water Heater

How-To: LED Photo Lights

What do you use to light small objects you’re trying to photograph? MAKE contributing editor and author of the bestselling <i>Make: Electronics</i> book Charles Platt found that electronic flash is overkill and photo lights are too bulky and hot, so he built an array of <b>miniature LED photo lights</b> and shared …

Why Things Fail: From Tires to Helicopter Blades, Everything Breaks Eventually

• Author: Robert Capps. Robert Capps Magazine<br>• Date of Publication: 10.19.12. 10.19.12<br>• Time of Publication: 3:00 pm. 3:00 pm<p><b>In the corner of Building 4</b>, a …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Passively-cooled Caterpillar House built from shipping containers

Caterpillar House is located on a hillside just outside Chile's capital city Santiago, and boasts views of the Andes Mountains. The decision to use …

Meet The First Lady Of NASCAR, Christmas Abbott

10<p>SHARES<p><b>Between being in the pit crew for NASCAR and being a CrossFit athlete, do you ever find time to sleep?</b><p>I have to time-manage all of my days …

Wild Outdoor Sex Stories, As Told By Women

<i>Photographed for Maxim by Zoe McConnell | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2013</i><p>Between the steamy temperatures and overflowing margarita pitchers that …

July 5, 2013

Each week, we get sent literally millions (and by "literally millions" we mean "not actually literally at all, but still, you know, a lot") of photos …

Lifestyle

Google Maps Highlights Street View of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Google has taken its Maps street view team to London to capture a 360-degree view of the magical world of Harry Potter. Google Map users can now visit the set on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the UK to view Diagon Alley, the marketplace made famous by J.K. Rowling’s novel about the boy …

Electrical positioning systems

<b>Optimised Motion Series: low-cost with optimised performance</b><p><b>A package that makes moving and positioning easier than ever before while being</b> …

Obama's limo: Heavy armor, blood bank, night vision

President Barack Obama is looking for a new ride.<p>Not that his current limousine – dubbed “The Beast” or “Cadillac One” – isn’t faring well, but it’s a 2009 model, which he takes wherever he travels, and the Department of Homeland Security says it’s time for an upgrade.<p>Designed to look like a 2008 …

Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …