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CSS Grid How-To Case Studies

CSS Grid How-To Case StudiesA flurry of articles are coming out about CSS Grid, and many of them are in one of my favorite formats — the how-to …

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How to get Windows 10's dark theme

Some of you have been asking about the dark black-and-gray theme I've been sporting in my Windows 10 screenshots.<p>If you've installed the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update -- which rolled out August 2 -- then you can get this cool dark theme in native Windows apps right now. To do this, open the</b> …

Windows 10

How to: Create, Update, and Delete List Items Using JavaScript

<b>Last modified:</b> June 20, 2011<p><i>Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010</i><p>Creating, updating, or deleting list items through the client object model works …

How many guitar faces is it possible for John Mayer to make in 90 seconds?

Surely, many things come to mind when you hear the name of John Mayer: a guitarist, a guy that made one of the best cameos in one of <i>Chappelle’s …

Analog Man: A Joe Walsh Primer

By combining fearless bending with a hefty dose of funky chord work, Walsh helped define the sound of classic rock.

How to make Multi-Layered Parallax Illustration with CSS & Javascript

Hey friends, I will be showing you how to create a simple multi-layered illustration with depth that transitions into the content in a unique way. …

How To Get My Job: Formula One Driver Fernando Alonso

How To Get My Job is a new D'Marge series celebrating the world’s most intriguing men with the world’s coolest jobs. Today's subject: Fernando Alonso.

How we're testing over 50 headsets and headphones

My first serious pair of headphones were from Sennheiser, but they were bought so long ago I don't even remember the model number. I loaned them out …

Make 2D and 3D Games with Superpowers & HTML5

Advertise here via BSASuperpowers is an HTML5 development environment for making 2D and 3D games. It can be extended with plugins and lets you …

The Time Ayrton Senna Almost Became an IndyCar Driver

Imagine what could have been.<p>Today marks what would have been Ayrton Senna's 56th birthday. He's arguably the greatest Formula One driver that ever lived, but there was a time when he considered leaving everything in F1 and joining the IndyCar ranks.<p>At the end of the 1992 season, McLaren lost its …

Build Your Own Stompbox!

<b>Photo 1: The Electra MPC, a late-’70s/early-’80s guitar with built-in effects, has been largely forgotten. But many boutique builders have borrowed</b> …

DIY: How to Set Up a Fender Stratocaster

<b>Photos by Ariel Ellis</b><p>Recently, one of my clients brought in an American-made 1990 Fender Strat hot-rodded with a custom pickguard, Fender-branded …

Guitar

Run Windows 98 entirely in your browser

I’m a sucker for old-school operating systems running in ways that feel impossible and now there’s a way to run Windows 98 or a bunch of Linux distributions in your browser, no plugin required.<p>With browser-based Windows 98 you can relive the glory days of the past by playing Minesweeper, changing …

Demonstration

Watch Daft Punk's 'Aerodynamic' Played Using Just Code

To anyone who ever tells you that programming isn’t creative, show them this. In this video, Sébastien Rannou recreates the whole of Daft Punk’s …

Daft Punk

How the Eagles' 'Greatest Hits' Invented a New Kind of Blockbuster

The old story goes that Glenn Frey, Don Henley and their bandmates were taking forever to finish <i>Hotel California</i> when their record label, Asylum, …

Music

Glenn Frey remakes the past

<i>This article originally ran in The Times on May 26, 2012.</i><p>The grin on Glenn Frey's face was clearly a satisfied one, but there was something else there too, something tugging at the corners of his mouth -- it was a trickster smile of a man hatching a plot or enjoying the subversive tang of a …

Music

How To Carve a Gorgeous Wooden X-Wing

Use your lathe and a block of maple to bring a beautiful starfighter to life.<p>Now anyone with a few bucks can buy an X-Wing model drone. But if you want to show that your woodworking skills are strong with The Force, then build your own. This one is made from carved from a block of maple burl with …

Woodworking

Learn Slide Secrets from Sonny Landreth and Guitar World

Slide-guitar master Sonny Landreth recently sat down at the <i>Guitar World</i> studio in New York City to offer some insight into his innovative slide …

What Happens to the Body After Death

We don't like to think about it, but we're all destined to die one day. When it happens, a lot of disgusting (but interesting) things start to …

How To Make an Emergency Spare Key

Dave Hax shows how to make an emergency spare key using a lighter, tape and a food can lid.<p>This tutorial shows you how to make a print of an original …

Built from Scrap: This CNC Machine Was Made for $160

There’s been a surge in affordable desktop CNC routers over the past few years, but you’d be surprised at how easily you can cobble your own together. Using dirt-cheap chipboard, an Arduino, motor breakout board, angled aluminum, and a few gears and servos pulled from a tray-style computer CD …

The Confusing World of Object-Oriented Programming, Explained as an RPG

Object-oriented programming (or OOP) is an abstract concept, often hard to grasp when you’re new to programming. The “Invent with Python” blog offers …

Fold A Paper Robot With An Arduino Brain

Origami action<p>Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, also shows up in modern science and engineering. By turning a two-dimensional sheet into a 3-D product, as origami artists do, engineers can make more-versatile versions of devices like space mirrors and heart stents. The same techniques can …

Arduino

Hacker jailbreaks iOS 9 before release

A Canadian hacker has managed to jailbreak Apple's soon-to-be-released iOS 9 mobile operating system, claiming the trick also works on the newer 9.1 …

Microsoft releases free computer science curriculum for new developers | On MSFT

It may be surprising to some, but many people are only interested in computers as a consumption device rather than a tool; for example preferring to …

Computer Science

Chrome 45 will drastically reduce RAM usage by clearing memory from idle tabs

Chrome users love it for its simplicity and power. Users lament it because it’s power consumptive and uses far too much memory. With Chrome 45, all that changes as the browser will now be proactive about how it uses your computer’s resources.<p>Unused memory clean up via garbage collection takes place …

Google Chrome just made big changes to save your battery

The notorious battery drain is cleaning up its act<p>Amid much vocal complaining about Chrome's woeful effect on laptop battery life this year, Google began cleaning up its act with a series of improvements that bolster the browser's performance. Today the company rolled out a new version of Chrome …

She turned code into 'spells,' and the results are very Harry Potter. In the best way.

When one teacher turned coding into casting spells, things got very Harry Potter in the very best way.<p>Until University of California San Diego's …

How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

There’s no doubt about it: Windows 10 is studded with data-tracking tidbits and hooks into all sorts of Microsoft’s online services. Handing over all that data has some tangible benefits, like Windows 10’s OneDrive integration and the Bing-powered brains behind the Cortana digital assistant, but …