Mark Schootman

63 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2,688 Likes | 36 Following | 23 Followers | @Skop | Keep up with Mark Schootman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mark Schootman”

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

The Warhorse: 1966 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser

Photo: Morgan Rachel Levy<p>Back in the eighties, vintage Land Cruisers were fetish objects to Tim McGrath and his buddies at Albuquerque’s Eldorado High School. During his junior year, McGrath was ecstatic to find a dark green 1974 FJ40 decaying in a barn. He scoured out the mud, mice nests, and …

Classic Cars

How to use Apple's most innovative iPhone app of the year

Apple's most innovate app of 2015 is one you may have never heard of: Workflow.<p>The app's tag line is "powerful automation made simple." It's like a Swiss army knife for completing complicated tasks, which the app calls "workflows," on the iPhone or iPad.<p>For example, you can use Workflow to make …

Hidden Destination Known As "The Venice of Japan" Is a Tourist-Free Dream Town

When traveling, is there anything better than stumbling upon a hidden destination without crowds of tourists? Luckily, this traveler's dream town exists within Japan's Kyoto Prefecture—it's a place known as <i>Ine no Funaya</i> (or <i>The Boat Houses of Ine</i>). Here visitors will find a row of 230 wooden …

Original Design Maximizing Tight Spaces: House at Poh Huat Road in Singapore

Recently designed by Envelope Architects, <b>House at Poh Huat Road</b> is a private home in Singapore displaying an original architecture. The client’s …

How To Reduce Friction With Good Design

Anders Toxboe, designer for Bonnier Interactive, cites motivation as the force that opposes friction in the realm of interaction design. A properly motivated user will be willing to withstand more friction and still have a positive experience. A poorly motivated user will, on the other hand, give …

UX Design

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

BOTW: Baum Turanti

The Baum Turanti is the titanium cycle cross frame from the Australian company. But for most people it will be much more than, or even anything but, …

Road Bikes

This $35 Device is the Future of Computing

??CRYPTED<b><br>Editor’s Note:</b>For most of us, the wide world of technology is a wormhole of dubious trends with a side of jargon soup. If it’s not a …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

A day of in a life of product manager

<i>Mike Fishbein does content marketing at Alpha UX. You can connect with him @mfishbein or via his personal site, mfishbein.com.</i><p>An article ion The Next Web captured the essence of product management so well that it left one commenter exclaiming, “Finally I can point people to an article when they ask …

Product Management

How to Start a Company for Less Than $10,000 | Inc.com

Looking to launch? Do show off your work--and follow these other tips to start up cheaply<p><b>Do give away samples.</b> When Ginny Simon was launching the organic foods company Ginnybakes, she gave out cookies and snack bars wherever she went, from her yoga studio to her hair salon. Proprietors began …

Small Business

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, …

'3-D Cutter' Othermill Goes On Sale

Othermills work like the opposite of 3-D printers, cutting material away instead of building it up.<p>You can think of an Othermill as the opposite of a 3-D printer. Instead of building up objects from raw materials, Othermills create objects by cutting away a larger block of material into something …

3D

Enter Popular Science's 2015 Invention Awards

Got a world-changing creation? Tell us about it! You may be featured in our May 2015 inventions issue.<p>With the rise of open-source software and hardware, 3-D printing, and crowdfunding, it’s easier than ever to be a maker. Over the past year, some inventors have created potentially world-changing …

The Top LinkedIn Tricks for Outfoxing your Competition

Most professionals I run into consider LinkedIn to be a place to connect with other humans, not companies. But, as my friend Mitt used to say: corporations are people, too.<p>Go to the Interests tab, click on Companies, and you’ll see a list of companies you’re already following. If you want to add …

Vessyl is the smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking

Can more transparency help you drink more water?<p>As a biomedical computing student at Queen’s University seven years ago, Justin Lee knew he wanted to build his own "internet of things" device — but he didn’t want it to be any old "smart" lamp, toaster, or light switch. "I wanted to put a computer …

Can A Search Engine Make You More Creative?

“With Yossarian you can increase the diversity and frequency of your Ah ha! moments.” Oh really?<p>Type “beauty” into Google image search, and you’ll see endless photos of white models. Search “beauty” in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, and it returns pictures of men shaking hands, a little …

Famo.us raises $25M to double down on its innovative JavaScript framework

The promise of HTML5 was to bring smooth dynamic graphics and new rich content features to all browsers and devices. But that promise has gone largely unmet, and, on mobile devices, we are still living very much in a native app world.<p>Now, a San Francisco-based company called Famo.us has gone all-in …

25 Skills Every Dad Should Teach His Kids

Kids may not appreciate his finely crafted sense of humor, but there's still plenty they can learn from dear old dad.<p><b>Age 1:</b> You're new, I get it. Just remember, if it's hard or shiny, you're still too tiny. If it bounces or bends, it's all yours, my friend.<p><b>Age 2:</b> Let sleeping dads lie.<p><b>Age 3:</b> You'll …

IBM looks towards a learning world with annual "5 in 5" list

"The classroom will learn you"<p>For decades now, we've already seen a movement away from classrooms being places where the teacher simply lectures, and …

Immune System

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Stir Kinetic Desk

You all know by now how bad it is for you to spend the entire day at the office sitting, hunched over your keyboard — but most of us don't do …

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

Sailing

A Web Designer's Note-Taking System to Stay Organized

(Video Link)<p>When I arrive at work, the first thing do is create a to-do list, combing through my Outlook email, calendar and task entries. When I get …

3 Ways iOS 7 Will Force Enterprises To Change

<i>Guest author Nolan Wright is the CTO of Appcelerator.</i><p>Any day now, Apple will launch iOS 7. The release of Apple’s newest mobile operating system will be the most important event for the iPhone since it was first announced in 2007. iOS 7 includes an astounding 1,500 new APIs, a completely renovated …

The Coolest Sharks In The World

Some of the coolest sharks are known to us courtesy of Hollywood; others are shrouded in mystery. Here are seven of the coolest finned monsters we …

Fish

Bianchi's Countervail tech designed to make road riding a little smoother

Bianchi’s American rival Specialized already utilizes its own Zertz system, in which elastomer inserts absorb vibrations from within the carbon fiber …

Bicycles

Flat Design And Thin Is In

Information Overload<p>As a constantly connected culture, we deal with a nonstop flow of information, some of it important and relevant, most of it not. …