Richard L Jenkins

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10 Of The World’s Weirdest Sports

Photographer Sol Neelman documents the wackiest sporting events, from lingerie basketball to naked cycling. Just, uhm, do it?<p>Photographer Sol Neelman might be the only person in the world who can say he narrowly survived being knocked unconscious by a rogue bronco at Oklahoma State Prison’s annual …

Five Smart Design Technology Kickstarter Projects

Nearly five years have passed since Kickstarter launched, revolutionizing crowdfunding, and helping independent designers turn sketches into real …

Star Trek

11 Of The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future,” wrote Ray Bradbury, author of <i>Fahrenheit 451,</i> the ultimate book defenders’ manifesto. Dating back thousands of years, through Egyptian, Greek, Persian and Roman history, libraries have always served as bastions of civilization, …

Libraries

The stationery show: an orgy of pads, gadgets, Jackpens and owl prints

A visit to the UK stationery industry's trade fair unleashes innovation, enthusiasm and laughter, but these are tough times in the ink trade. Now, has anyone got a pen?<p>Have you used a pen this week? Held a piece of paper? Seen any envelopes? Don't be surprised if any of this rings a bell – after …

2,700 Feet of Fabric Layered Into Colorful Chair Design

This <i>Layers Cloud</i> chair is an inventive design created with modern flair and innovative style. Using precision and immense detail, Dutch designer Richard Hutten developed the seat with patterns of fabric layered together into arrangements that create texture similar to layers of rock.<p>The unique …

Cyclean : Autoclean Handle for Bus and Train

Those handles on public trains or buses are contaminated with germs, from Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, to E.Coli. By touching these handles, you …

Industrial Design

Speedy Human Tricks: The Magical Things We Can Do Without Machines

Machines have more than proven their self-worth among manufacturers of the modern age. While I may not be old enough to remember a time where …

Lifehacks

How to Improve a Screwdriver Tip's Purchase: Use a Laser

You'd think the humble screwdriver has reached the zenith of its design refinement. As long as the tip type and size matches the pattern of the screw …

Woodworking

Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

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14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

Viber's Windows Phone 8 app now allows you to call any number you want

How does Viber celebrate being acquired for a ton of money? By bringing one of its most popular features, Viber Out, to Windows Phone 8 -- that's how. In second thought, we're probably way off. Still, the Skype rival has indeed updated its WP8 application, celebration or not, allowing users to now …

Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) specs leak: 4.5-inch 720p screen, quad-core processor, and KitKat

The 2013 Galaxy S4 mini, compared to the Galaxy S4<p>Samsung is gearing up to release a sequel to the Galaxy S4 mini, and if one report from <i>Sam Mobile</i> is to be trusted, the S5 mini’s specs are quite attractive. The website cites its usual insiders, who have provided accurate leaks in the past.<p>First …

MIPS-based Ingenic Newton challenges Intel for wearables crown

Ingenic Semiconductor, a leading Chinese embedded CPU maker, has released a reference design for a small processor board aimed at the smart devices market including wearables, biometrics, security and other consumer electronic devices. The board, known as the Ingenic Newton, integrates a CPU and …

CEO: Roku's future is TV's future (Q&A)

The day a while back that Apple TV's $99 box launched, Roku founder and Chief Executive Anthony Wood says that Roku sales doubled. But as Amazon enters the market today with its own $99 streaming-video device called Fire TV, Wood says he's now looking beyond boxes.<p>By some measures, Roku is the …

Ion Is A Wireless Smart Light That Reacts To Touch And Tunes

Make way for another smart light in the room. Ion, currently in production-ready prototype form seeking $20,000 from the Kickstarter community for its final push to market, is best described as a digital updating of the 1960s classic slice of kitsch called the lava lamp.<p>(It’s clearly no accident …

Report: Apple Eyes Japanese Chipmaker to Improve iPhone Battery Life, Screen

Apple is in talks to buy a stake in Renesas Electronics, a Japanese chipmaker whose technology could help improve the iPhone's battery life and make …

Nexus 10 returning to sale 'soon', Google Play listing says

Following an absence of some months, Google's popular Nexus 10 tablet will soon be back on sale, according to Google Play.<p>The 16GB version of the 10-inch device was listed as 'out of inventory' back in October, Phandroid wrote, while the 32GB version also went out of stock, but did make a return in …

Google Nexus

Discontinued Windows XP Still No. 2 Desktop OS After Windows7, Windows 8 Lagging Far Behind

On the eve of Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference, Statcounter has published a snapshot of the challenge that Microsoft faces to get its users to adopt its current and future products over its legacy systems.<p>According to the research firm, in the month of March Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS held on …

This is the reversible USB cable that will end your frustrations

The most abundant connector standard in technology, the Universal Serial Bus, is getting ready for its most revolutionary change yet with a new specification that will be finalized in July of this year. Breaking physical compatibility with current ports, USB Type-C is much smaller than the USB …

Samsung Galaxy S5 manual now available online [PDF embed]

The Samsung Galaxy S5 manual is now available online for everyone to peruse. The user manual for Samsung’s latest Galaxy contains instructions and explanations on everything from setting up the device for the first time, to using the fingerprint sensor, to gauging your pulse after a workout with …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown Reveals Camera, Heart Rate Monitor And Fingerprint Sensor Innards

The Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t be officially on sale in the U.S. until next week, but already people have gotten their hands on early hardware and torn it apart to see what makes it tick. Chipworks (via 9to5Google) has disassembled one of Samsung’s new flagships, and it provides an interesting look at …

OWC processor/memory upgrades available for the Mac Pro you’re still waiting to receive

You may still be waiting for your Mac Pro to arrive, but OWC is ready to sell you a CPU upgrade once it does. The company offers a choice of four E5 2600-series processors, ranging from an 8-core 2.6GHz chip with 20MB cache for $950, to a 12-core 2.7GHz processor for $1480.<p>We first confirmed that …

Nokia Lumia 930 picture leak hints at a Lumia Icon for the rest of the world

There have been rumblings about Nokia unveiling a Lumia 930 in the near future, but its actual design has remained elusive. However, frequent tipster @evleaks claims to have a press image of the new smartphone... and if the picture is accurate, it's effectively a Lumia Icon for everyone who isn't a …

Is Microsoft working on Windows for robots, other products?

Microsoft may soon get into the swing of the Internet of Things.<p>Some Web users discovered a Microsoft site late Tuesday called Windows on Devices that detailed the company's vision for bringing Windows to a wide range of devices, including robots, talking bears, and even a smart coffee mug, …

Canonical to Close its Ubuntu One File Services

With ever-increasing competition from the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive, Canonical today announced it will exit the “free storage wars” and shut down its Ubuntu One file services.<p>Canonical said that to continue offering Ubuntu One “on a global scale”, the project would …

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 With New Action Center, Cortana, Start Screen Improvements

As expected, Microsoft debuted the Windows Phone 8.1 update, previously internally known as “blue,” this morning at its Build developer conference in San Francisco.<p>The software will roll out to consumers over the next few months. For new devices, Windows Phone 8.1 will come pre-installed on new …