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Eve – Smart Irrigation Controller & Moisture Sensors

Editor's Rating<p>4.7?<p>Discovered on 2015-05-16<p>Eve Sensors show when and how long to water, by providing real-time soil moisture data. Water only when …

Crowd Funding

Men's Shaved Hairstyles: 40 Ideas & Inspirations

Men’s shaved hairstyles have been knocking about since the days soldiers were fighting it out on the battlefield but came into modern fashion when …

Wolfram has created a website that will identify any image you throw at it

And it's learning as you do it<p>One of the most amazing things you can do with Wolfram Alpha is ask it what planes are overhead. If you're on your phone, it will pull your location, then cross reference that with a database of flights, including their altitude, angle, and even their flight number and …

Paul Pierce hits big shot, declares series over 8 seconds before Hawks score game-winning layup

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce spoke too soon after hitting a big shot.<p>Down two with 12.4 seconds to go in a pivotal Game 5, Pierce hit a clutch corner three to put the Wizards up 81-80 with 8.3 seconds remaining.<p>Afterward, Pierce turned to the Hawks' bench and yelled at them.<p>According to …

Wells Fargo, Schwab Mingle With Disruptive Financial Tech Start-Ups at Finovate

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- This week in San Jose at the Finovate financial technology conference, banking giants like <b>Wells Fargo</b> (WFC) and <b>Schwab</b> (SCHW) …

Wells Fargo

Craft Your Own Slat Garden Love Seat for a Relaxing Evening - Cretíque

It will not be long before the colors of spring turn into the sights and sounds of a warm, enticing summer that will tempt you to spend more time …

Woodworking

Electroplating 3D Prints Looks Surprisingly Good

[youtube https://youtu.be/osbEiWAkPRw]<p>The 3D printing community is coming up with new ways to finish 3D prints every day.<p>Some are complex, some simple, but the goal is always to get away from the ridges visible in most 3D prints. The Orbit1 is a machine that takes your 3D print and electroplates it …

3D Printing

How to create a HTML signature and add it to your email accounts on your iPad

File this one under something I’ve thought about many times, but never actually looked into how to complete. I came across this tutorial from our friends over at iDB from last week, and thought that it was such a useful feature, I wanted to share it with everyone here. I don’t know about you, but …

Safari (Browser)

The Best Financial Management Tools for Startups

Financial management may not be one of the most glamorous parts of starting up (assuming you consider pulling sober all-nighters, eating nothing but …

Small Business

Eschew Glue: Make Your Own Sticky Liquid Glass Instead [Video]

Hackett demonstrates how to create the bonding agent sodium silicate<p>Sodium silicate, better known as water glass, can bond projects together where regular glue fails. But not all hardware stores keep water glass in stock. On the bright side, it's easy to cook up your own.<p>In the latest episode of …

This Bike Safety Paint Is Invisible During The Day, Super Bright At Night

Spray on, wash off<p>Remember the glow-in-the-dark reindeer we wrote about last year? The same group that came up with an animal-safe spray paint to prevent herds of Santa's helpers from getting hit by cars has struck again--but this time they're keeping people safe instead of wildlife.<p>Reflective …

3 Things You Probably Didn't Know A Printer Could Do

Really, is there anything they can't do?<p>Printing on paper is so last millennium. To give inkjet and 3D printers new purpose, makers swap out components like extruders and motors, program them with modified code, or both. The hacked machines can do just about anything.<p>1. Tattoo Skin<p>Eighteen months …

How To Be A Brilliant Inventor

A Q&A with MakerBot's Bre Pettis<p>As the co-founder of MakerBot Industries, Bre Pettis launched the first affordable 3D printer, bringing the power of rapid prototyping and micro-manufacture into homes and workshops around the globe. While the rest of us catch up, Pettis has already moved on. At Bold …

3D Printing

How To Build A Soft Robot Hand

Use it to wave hello or flip the bird<p>In the field of soft robotics, engineers use squishy materials to make robots durable, flexible, and safer to operate around humans. Now intrepid DIYers can also bring life to squishy machines: Last September, Harvard University published an open-access Soft …

This Security Flaw Can Cause Your iPhone To Reboot Endlessly

That innocent-looking Wi-Fi network may be a wolf in sheep's clothing<p>While iOS devices may generally suffer less from malware than competing smartphone platforms, that doesn't mean there aren't security risks. At this week's RSA security conference, researchers demonstrated a flaw that allows a …

How To Turn Conductive Paint Into A Liquid Lightbulb Switch

Your DIY questions, answered<p>Q: How can I make conductive paint into a liquid switch that turns a lightbulb on and off? <i>--Patrick Stevenson-Keating</i><p>A: You’ll need to suspend the water-soluble conductive paint in a liquid it can’t mix with: an oil with low viscosity. We recommend clear baby oil. Put …

7 Masculine Ways & Ideas To Transform Your Walls

<b>Empty walls are blank canvases that have the potential to invigorate the entire mood and atmosphere of your home.</b><p>Look around your humble abode, how …

Home Decorating

Lily Isn't a Drone — It's A GoPro That Follows You Around

Meet the friendliest drone on the market.<p>That's because the drone is made to follow around its user completely automatically — no controller necessary — tracking a GPS wristband and following commands issued from a smartphone app.<p>The camera is built right into the drone, and shoots video at up to …

NASA thinks a robotic eel might be the key to exploring Europa

We've seen the submarine that NASA wants to explore Saturn's moon Titan with, but compared to what the aeronautics outfit's looking at for icy climes like Jupiter's Europa it's downright pedestrian. The wormy-looking contraption up above is actually considered a type of amphibious rover and it's …

Apple Watch hack puts a tiny browser on your wrist

Still trying to find a use for your Apple Watch? Noted jailbreaker Comex has an idea: browse the internet an inch-and-a-half at a time. In a short video, he shows off the Google search bar, which, due to the display's minuscule size, only fits on-screen a portion at a time. From there you can see …

Accessory makers plan to tap Apple Watch’s hidden port for battery straps, faster charging

One of the first companies to announce plans to make a battery strap for Apple Watch— allowing you to charge the device while on the go while continuing to wear it— has confirmed plans to tap into Apple Watch’s hidden port to charge the device and offer faster charging.<p>Apple utilizes a magnetic, …

These Simple Animations Teach You How All Kinds of Gears and Clutches Work

Duc Thang Nguyen has spent his retirement rendering new machine gears in 3D design software. The results are hypnotic.<p>Now retired from a career engineering, Duc Thang Nguyen has taken on a new hobby: modeling how gears work. Thanks to Autodesk Inventor, he's been able to "prototype" a staggering …

Here's What Chipotle, Instagram, and Uber Will Look Like on the Apple Watch

Yes. There's a burrito button.<p>Are you ready to live in a future where you can order a burrito from your wrist? 9to5Mac spotted developer Steven Troughton-Smith's tool for viewing screenshots for apps for the Apple Watch. You'll find Twitter, Instagram, Starbucks, Apple Keynote, and more in here.

Crazy-Efficient Rotary Engine Lands Million-Dollar DARPA Contract

The LiquidPiston motor could be used in killer UAVs—and lawn mowers<p>We love when a tiny company does big things.<p>LiquidPiston, Inc., of Bloomfield, CT, recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, to use the hyper-efficient rotary engine …

Watch Chile's Calbuco Volcano Erupt for the First Time in 42 Years

It's simultaneously beautiful and scary<p>Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted yesterday evening after sitting dormant for 42 years, creating a thick plume of smoke and ash that forced the evacuation of thousands of people in several small communities that are near it.<p>The volcano is located in Puerto …

Meteorology

These Plastic Carbon Fiber Gears Could Be a Viable Alternative to Metal Ones

They're lighter and cheaper<p>Researchers from Gifu University in Japan might have developed a worthy metal gear replacement from two unlikely materials: plastic and carbon fiber.<p>Metal has long been used in cars because of its toughness, but a new plastic gear made with carbon fiber handles the …

The Big Problem With LED Headlights

People think you're a high-beaming jerk<p>The guy across the intersection flicks his high beams at me, just like the oncoming Buick did a half-mile ago, just like a pickup will do a few minutes later. They're telling me that I've spaced out and left my high beams on, that I'm a negligent dummy with …

This Tiny Robot is Spider-Man Strong

Just imagine those tiny little robotic claws, dragging you kicking and screaming into the night, never to be found again<p>A group of researchers at Stanford built a tiny robot that makes up for its pint sized packaging in extreme heft: it can lift up to 2000 times its own (miniscule) weight. Oh, and …

Busted Taptic Engines Are Causing Apple Watch Delays

The machinery behind one of the Apple Watch's coolest features is failing<p>Yes, it has Mickey Mouse watch faces and a slew of wrist-based applications, but perhaps the coolest feature of the Apple Watch is the way it can tap you on the wrist as a way to get your attention. But there's a problem: It …