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The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

11 Pecan Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Pie

While pecan pies are all the rage during the holidays, their main ingredient is delicious all year round. With a crunchy texture and a buttery flavor, pecans can be tossed in with almost any dish, sweet or savory, to give it a more complex flavor. Whether you’re looking to up your appetizer game or …

America's most popular sandwiches

<b>(CNN) —</b> White or wheat? Mayo or mustard? Hero or gyro?<p>However you slice it -- and there are a million ways -- almost everyone has a favorite sandwich.<p>The origins of the hands-on meal date back centuries, but it was popularized in 1700s England by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who …

Sandwiches

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

Architect's modelling system hailed as "posh Lego"

Architect Damien Murtagh has created a reusable three-dimensional modelling system for architects and designers that is now on sale as a children's …

Lego

Getting the Most Out of Materials: Using Angled Cuts to Let Horizontal Pieces Grow Vertically

Some degree of difficulty<p>Most bandsaws, jigsaws and scrollsaws have tilting beds that allow you to cut your material at an angle. Woodworkers exploit …

A Better Way to Dispense Butter, Whether at the Stove or the Table

The Butter Boss is like Chapstick for the chapped lips that are your toast or frying pan<p>You know when you see a new product design and think "Wow …

Lips

Wounded Turtle Gets Titanium 3D-Printed Jaw

Btech Innovation's digital fabrication technologies have saved this animal's life<p>Testing technologies on animals is often a cruel affair. But in this …

Fabrication

Update 12: Surviving The Fight · Moment Case- World's Best iPhone Case for Mobile Photography

If the design process is like surfing a beautiful wave, the manufacturing process is like walking into a boxing match. You go in with a vision and a …

5 Simple Tips for Photographing Tattooed Models

Photographing models who have tattoos is a bit different from photographing models with natural skin, since the pigment in the tattoo itself is …

A bunch of new details about Apple's next big iPhone update just leaked

Although the company hasn't revealed any information about its future plans just yet, 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman just published a huge report that paints a pretty clear picture of what to expect from iOS 9.<p>Gurman's sources seem to be pretty well connected, since many of his reports turn out to be …

Mophie’s Watch Dock elevates your Apple Watch with jewelry store-quality metal and leather

As I noted in yesterday’s review of the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch, I wasn’t initially certain that the Apple Watch needed a dock, but actually using a Watch changed my mind: just as the Apple Watch Edition’s custom charging cases hinted, it’s best to keep metal or metal-accented Watch bands from …

US investigates as ‘phantom’ cab rides appear on hacked British Uber accounts

US authorities are looking into how British users of the taxi-booking app Uber have been charged for journeys they did not either book or make.<p>The minicab service, which charges users a fare depending on demand and distance travelled, says it has found no evidence of a security breach, although a …

Boris Johnson

Review: Griffin’s WatchStand is a tall, cheap way to dual-dock your Apple Watch and iPhone

I <i>respect</i> any accessory developer who attempts to solve a legitimate problem, and <i>admire</i> developers who find smart ways to solve multiple problems simultaneously. Unlike many competing Apple Watch stands, Griffin Technology’s new <b>WatchStand</b> ($30 via Amazon) thinks past the initial challenge of …

Smartwatches

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

Meet Milk Splash Photography Master Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz (NSFW)

It’s here! After two popular teasers, our interview with milk splash photography master and viral Internet sensation <b>Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz</b> of Aurum …

The Awe-Inspiring Self

It’s no mystery we love photographs of small people in vast landscapes. It takes a landscape photograph to another level by forcing the photographer …

This Clever DIY Platform Lets You Take Pictures Over Fences

Hobbyist photographer and motor racing fan Carlo Bingen was at a race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium yesterday when he cane across …

Vice Clock

Thanks to its clamping mechanism, this small clock can be attached to objects and furniture. It’s made of powder-coated stainless steel. Design by</b> …

Stainless Steel

Pratt Institute's Cat-Loving Chief Engineer

79-year-old Conrad Milster has been keeping Pratt Institute up and running since 1958. As the university’s chief engineer, he’s in charge of maintaining the steam engines that provide heat and hot water to the school. Aside from being a master of his craft, Milster is a proud Brooklynite, cat …

PaperBridge: A Load-Bearing Arch of Paper Sheets Spans an English Creek | Colossal

<p>While it’s certainly not the longest, this weight-bearing structure is definitely one of the more interesting bridges we’ve come across. Unveiled …

Art

Nucleo experiments with resin to create furniture for Ammann Gallery

<b>New York 2015:</b> referencing geology and the passage of time, Italian design group Nucleo's resin furniture for the Ammann Gallery was shown at New …

BASE: Designing a Collection of Desk Accessories

<i>I’m a firm believer that the more organized your desk is, the more productive you are. Earlier this year, we fell hard for San Francisco-based design</i> …

Prototyping

Apple Releases Apple Watch CAD Drawings

I think they could sell posters of these<p>For those of you looking to create watchbands or cases for the Apple Watch, they've released the CAD drawings …

Apple Watch

Watch This Kid Forge Old Drill Bits into Super-Sharp Whittling Knives

This resourceful 15-year-old uses a toaster oven and a forge made from a soup can alongside conventional tools<p>He's only fifteen years old, but the …

Knives

Warning issued over lifeboat's release mechanism after serious accident off WA coast

A warning has been issued with a request to modify the release mechanism on lifeboats, in the wake of a serious accident on a bulk carrier off …

Apple unveils updated MacBook Pro, cheaper iMac, but don’t hold your breath for an Apple TV set

Apple has started selling an updated 15-inch MacBook Pro and cut the price on its Retina iMac. Meanwhile a report claims that Apple has “shelved” plans for its long-rumored TV set.<p>The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now boasts a Force Touch trackpad, faster storage, and longer battery life, …

Apple polishes desktop, laptop Macs

For many people, Apple is all about the iPhone and iPad, but the company that made its name selling computers hasn't abandoned the Mac product line.<p>Apple released on Tuesday a revamped version of its 15-inch MacBook Pro, adding the new Force Touch trackpad, among other upgrades. Force Touch uses …

MacBook Pro

Apple Watch Will Be Available in Apple Retail Stores Starting in June

During a recent visit to China, Tim Cook met with employees at Apple's China headquarters and confirmed that the company is aiming to have the Apple Watch in Apple retail stores by June in multiple countries around the world, including China. In the meeting, details of which were shared by <i>9to5Mac</i>, …