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Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale.<p>The first few paragraphs of a recent New York Times article on architect Gary Chang's Hong Kong apartment read like a scene from...<p>We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process …

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Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find.<p>Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales …

7 Ways to Learn to Code for Free

Once upon a time, coding was only for the super-elite computer-nerd crowd. Today, coding is for everyone, from bloggers to marketers to students to …

Life hack: What’s the best programming language to learn first?

So, you heard that some developers make a lot of money with iPhone and Android apps, and you’re thinking about getting a mobile development gig for …

Brilliant or Lazy? Amazon Creates a Physical "Buy" Button

The Amazon Dash Button is meant to restock your household goods via push-button convenience<p>When you block a troll on social media, you realize the …

Apple Explains How To Build Your First iOS App

If you've ever wanted to create an app for the iPhone or iPad but didn't know where to start, this new, basic guide from Apple might help. It's a a …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Outdoor living: Top RVs, campers and tents of 2014

Tentsile Vista multi-story tree tent<p>Since we first featured Tentsile in 2012, the company has continued to impress us with its suspended tents. Other …

Dan Grossman’s Programming Languages Course

I just completed the University of Washington’s Programming Languages course on Coursera, and it was one of the best learning experiences I have ever …

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part …

CRUD Operations in PHP Using PDO with MySql Database

CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) are one of the most important operations for a web application. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use …

The First-ever Swinging Backpack!

No more strapping and restrapping over and over while you’re commuting. The Wolffepack is the world’s first and only backpack that swings your stuff …

Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code

Mike Rubenstein wants to put robots in the classroom.<p>Working with two other researchers at Harvard University, Rubenstein recently created what they …

Symbol Audio

Presented by The Macallan<p>We recently took the drive up from NYC into the beautiful Hudson Valley to check out fledgling audio brand Symbol Audio. Born from Blake Tovin's years as a furniture designer, Symbol's goal is to create elegant pieces for the home that also deliver a high quality listening …

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Miito Kettle Saves Energy By Heating Only What You Need

Miito is bursting on the scene as a completely new way to heat liquid. Unlike traditional tea kettles and water boilers, Miito only heats the amount …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

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One Motor to Rule Them All: The Troy-Bilt FLEX Line of Modular Outdoor Maintenance Equipment

If you live in a rural area with four seasons, you know that maintaining your property is a lot of work requiring a lot of tools. And when it comes …

Small Stockholm Apartment Lets Its Past Take The Stage

This apartment in Stockholm, Sweden had been nothing more than a space for storage for 30 years. During that time, the owner had started a renovation …