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Thoughtful coder made it easy to turn your favorite GIF into a flip book

Step one, write a software program in code. Step two, select your GIF. Step three, print out GIF. Step four, cut it up and glue it into a flip</b> …

Dated Intel code leaves Lenovo laptops and Gigabyte motherboards vulnerable

A security researcher has discovered a nasty flaw that he originally thought only affected Lenovo laptops, but it turns out that's not the case. The …

Comcast agrees to add Netflix streaming app to its X1 set-top box

Are Comcast and Netflix burying the hatchet? After years of squabbling, the two companies reached a landmark agreement to allow the Netflix app to …

Set-Top Boxes

Evernote Limits Device Sharing for Free Users, Bumps Up the Price of Paid Plans

Today, Evernote announced a change to its pricing plan alongside a new limitation for it’s free service. Both the Plus and Premium paid tiers get a …

Apps

The Fascinating History of How the Much Maligned Oxford Comma Came Into Use

Vox video producer Phil Edwards took an informative look at Oxford comma, digging into the history of the source of one of the most contentious and …

Language

The Majority of Americans Can't See the Milky Way Anymore

Our world is getting brighter, as we turn more and more lights on across the planet. But all that light shining from the ground makes it harder to …

Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain meet up in Hanoi for some beer and bun cha

Barack Obama is touring Asia this week in an effort to "increase U.S. diplomatic, economic, and security engagement with the countries and peoples of …

Citrix bakes up Raspberry Pi client boxes

Tiny 'puters find a niche in virtual desktopsCitrix has unveiled a desktop thin client based on the Raspberry Pi microcomputer.

Feed Zone Portables Is Packed With Recipes for Real Workout Food You Can Make Yourself

Food for when you’re exercising is a whole product category these days. There are sticky sweet energy gels (every marathoner’s frenemy), plus a …

Sushi

Future Quest Kicks Off the Cartoon Crossover My Childhood Cried Out For

The Herculoids meeting Jonny Quest and Hadji. The Galaxy Trio and Birdman sharing a weird adventure together. Mightor and Space Ghost combining past …

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Art

Everything You Can Do With the 4K Camera In Your Pocket Right Now

You may have a 4K camera in your pocket right now without even realizing it. Even if you don’t have a 4K TV to watch those videos on, you can use …

Cinematography

State Machine Design in C++

A compact C++ finite state machine (FSM) implementation that's easy to use on embedded and PC-based systems.

Grass Alternatives - Keep Off the Grass

Ready to turn your resource-stealing suburban savannah into a low-maintenance oasis? Don't miss these five grass alternatives!<p>Photo: …

Gardening

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Hooray! Microsoft's R will remain free and open

After Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics and its implementation of the R language for statistics and scientific work, worry abounded. Would …

The Hidden Trick in Almost Every Classic Hitchcock Scene

Hitchcock is the unquestioned master of suspense. But what is it about his scenes that makes them so gripping, and why do they stand up to repeated …

3DRobotics Releases 3D Printable IRIS+ Drone Free on MyMiniFactory

Berkeley-based drone manufacturer 3DRobotics has teamed up with 3D printable model marketplace MyMiniFactory to release a free 3D printable version …

Test Web Server ESP8266 + Arduino + DS18B20 (OneWire)

IPhone Camera Spinner<p>DIY ACRYLIC INDIGO BUTTERFLY LAMP.<p>Arduino GoPro Wifi Control<p>Arduino Class<p>Looks great to internal private IP address BUT how we …

Arduino

How to make a power scrubber with your cordless drill

Sadistic Writing App Deletes Your Work if You Stop Typing

"Don't stop. If you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost."<p>Those are the directions for The Most Dangerous Writing App, a …

CodeSOD: JavaScript Obfuscation

We have to be careful about the articles we publish on TDWTF. We have a responsibility to our submitters, to protect their identity and anonymize the …

The NSA has a brilliant stance on encryption

Discussions about the U.S. government’s need for breaking encryption have intensified following the mid-November attacks in Paris. Law enforcement …

Raspberry Pi Physical Dashboard

Build a dashboard to visualize data on LED displays and automotive gauges!Use a Raspberry Pi and Adafruit Motor HAT to control LED backpack displays …

Faster Coding With 5 Regular Expression Patterns

There are lots of wonderful skills we can learn as software developers that help us write software more quickly and reliably. We probably all have …

Raspberry Pi Roundup - 21st December 2015

Zero from LIPO<p>Daniel Bull has written up some excellent instructions for wiring up and soldering an Adafruit PowerBoost LiPo charger onto a Raspberry …

Review: At $150, Simplify3D Software is Worth It, for Some

Why Review a Slicer?<p>A very important lesson to learn in 3D printing is that only part of the final result is based on the hardware of the machine. Great prints are made in the settings. Those settings are supplied in the software, often called a slicer, that outputs the code your machine uses to …

Hamster Powered Strandbeest

Gakken magazine featured a miniature wind-powered Strandbeest recently, converting it to run on everything from rubber bands to solar power. [Crabfu] …

Pencil artist makes his point with amazing new book

The art that flows from Salavat Fidai’s pencils actually never leaves the pencils.<p>A curvy stallion, a row of circus elephants or the Eiffel Tower remain on the tips of pencils thanks to Fidai’s steady hand and patient craft knife that carves the soft lead into a sculptural symbol easily recognized …

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