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New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015

Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian …

Yet Another Way Google Now Puts Siri To Shame

Rather than select a single language setting from Google's list of about 50, Google Now can now recognize and understand the speaker's language and allow users to switch up to seven different ones on the fly. According to Google, you'll have to pre-select your secondary languages, but after that …

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50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

15 Facts About Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade on its 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago today, the film <i>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade</i> opened nationwide. It was the third movie in the <i>Indiana Jones</i> series, which …

John Warrillow Exposes the Subscription Gold Mine | Inc.com

From Birchbox to MeUndies, subscription businesses may be the business model du jour, but John Warrillow is convinced it's both here to stay and pure genius.<p>The author and entrepreneur mesmerized the entrepreneurs at this year’s GrowCo conference in Nashville, Tennessee as he gave them a peek at …

How to End Video Games' Bullying Problem: Change the Games

Might the macho, unfeeling heroes of the most popular games be encouraging players' abusive, sexist, and racist behavior towards one another?<p>The claim that video games cause young boys to be violent or abusive has been largely discredited. But it speaks the truth loudly when reversed: Video games …

The Game That Conquered the World

What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality.<p>For lack of anything better to do, I tear up a vegetable patch. Thrash, thrash, goes my club of a right arm: green matter flies, satisfyingly. With a <i>pop!</i> a large carrot appears in my hand––so now I’m armed. I mount …

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” Pablo Picasso

Notable objects in 9/11 museum, and why one reporter was kicked out

The most tasteless thing inside the just-opened September 11 museum in New York City is probably this commemorative cheese plate. One of the most …

Sure, We'll (Eventually) Beat Cancer. But Can We Afford To?

Matt Herper’s tour de force article in the latest <i>Forbes</i> magazine suggests that companies and researchers are – perhaps – turning the tables on cancer using novel immunotherapies that are producing nearly unheard of outcomes even in late stage disease. The trillion dollar question: Can we afford to …

How to Stand Out From the Crowd | Inc.com

People are impossibly busy these days, and it is getting more and more difficult to get anyone's attention. There just aren't enough hours in the day.<p>At Springboard, I have spent the last five years expanding our network of experts to help early-stage technology startups grow. I thrive on the …

Lean Startup: Business On A (Smart) Shoestring

Launching a business is the dream of many of this year’s college graduates. But the road to success can be fraught with frustrating roadblocks. Some studies show that as many as three out of every four business startups flop.<p>The failure rate has many causes, but entrepreneurs often cite three …

Fantastic Mimosa Recipe

Facebook is driving me up the wall (pun intended). In the past, Willow Bird Baking’s Facebook page has been sort of a “home base” for us to chat …

DIY Modern Triangle Art

If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I love to make my own art to decorate my home. One of my favorite pieces is this teal and …

The Cutest Little Love Story You Ever Did See (Free Printable!)

This Valentine’s Day, give the love of your life this sweet little story, easy to customize for the two of you. Fill in your names, where you met, and things you love about your S.O. We recommend pairing this with breakfast in bed for maximum awesome wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend/partner points!<p>…

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Vinegar Life Hacks That Will Help Out Around the House

Household Hacker has released a new vinegar-focused installment of their Quick and Simple Life Hacks series. The video shows how vinegar can help out …

There's Something in Your Fridge That Can Remove Wall Stains

Have the kids left crayon scribbles on the wall? Get rid of those pesky stains with this surprising trick.<p>If you have the kids, you might experience this dilemma. You want your house to look stylishly decorated, but you also want to make it kid-friendly. Well, this quick trick might help balance …

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Shoutout: Make These Wooden Polaroids for Someone You Love

When you think of Polaroids, you don’t normally think of wood… do you? But, the analog nature of both Polaroids and wooden frames is something we totally dig, especially in a handy box such as this one.<p>This project by Sugar & Cloth is one that we can’t wait to try out, especially because we’re …

Eat Your Vitamins: 12 Compound Packed Recipes

You know what’s confusing? Vitamins… knowing which ones do what, and why we’re popping pills of this and that. Hopefully, we can shed some light on those B Complexes and CoQ10s and demystify exactly why it’s important to get them into your bod. By no means are we say you should stop taking your …

20 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Shelves

By now you’re aware: We have a little obsession with DIY projects. And there might not be anything better and more useful to do with free time than to make your home look dope (while getting organized). We’ve given you ideas to make your shelves pop, and we’ve even shown you our favorite …

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Shoutout: How to Tattoo a Vase

Temporary tattoos are pretty much the jam. They let you rock a little bit of ink on a warm day, without going under the needle. But guess what? Temporary tatts ain’t just for your skin!<p>Last Easter we tattooed our Easter Eggs. This year, it’s all about this brillz project by Artlex. For a temporary …

Did You Know a Mason Jar Could Do THIS?!

If you’re a DIY-er, a foodie, or chronic repurposer, you’ve likely gotten up close and personal with the mason jar more than once. This iconic piece of glassware has a knack for making its way into every type of project under the sun. Of course, it was only a matter of time before a whole suite of …

50+ DIY Projects for Your Entryway

21. Maximize surface area, while maintaining a low profile in narrow spaces.<p>22. IKEA hack to the rescue!<p>23. An easy fix for muddy and snowy boots and …

How To Make a Matching Missing Handle

It's an all too common story: you're thrifting, when suddenly you find the perfect piece. You love it, handles, knobs, and all. But alas, one of them …

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23 DIY Upgrades Any Man Can Make To Look Better

Many men hate to shop, but now they don't have to. Learn how to make incredible apparel, accessories and more from the comfort of your own home.