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16 terrific Raspberry Pi project ideas

By David Nield<p>The tiny computer board known as the Raspberry Pi has been with us for more than four years now, and we've seen several upgrades in …

A Husband Took To Drawing Little Moments Of Love With His Wife

Love is the little things.<p>"Over time, it became small collections of all these sappy drawings I saved up in the computer," he said. "I decided to upload it as a blog just as a little recollection of our memories and events together. "<p>"Because I was never good with words, I tried to express my …

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13 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Make Right Now (+ Eat All Week)

Start your morning off right by eating a delicious breakfast, and you’ll set the tone for the rest of your day. No matter what the excuse — traffic, time, energy, etc. — skipping breakfast should never be an option, especially when there are so many terrific make-ahead breakfast recipes to choose …

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Poland’s Mysterious “Crooked Forest” Populated with 400 Bent Pine Trees

Located just outside of Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland, there lies a pine grove known as the “Crooked Forest.” It is one of the most unusual forests in Central Europe. What makes this grove of approximately 400 trees so bizarre is that instead of growing naturally, each tree is bent at 90 …

UnlimitedHand Allows You To Feel Virtual Reality

Another step toward complete immersion into the virtual world.<p>In a bid to make virtual reality more immersive, Japanese design brand H2L has created …

Kids say the darnedest things about the Apple Watch

<i>“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” —Steve Jobs,</i> …

As a video for three-ingredient cheesecake gets 1.6 million hits - these are the other genius recipes that are as easy as 1, 2, 3

A three-ingredient cheesecake has sent social media users into overdrive, with the recipe earning over 1.6 million views.<p>Posted by YouTube user …

PBS explains the magical math behind 'No Man's Sky'

<i>No Man's Sky</i> is impressive. It's a mind-bogglingly massive game and from what we've seen, it's pretty to boot. But enough about that -- let's talk about <i>math</i>. Specifically, the math that makes this game possible. The YouTube channel <i>PBS Game/Show</i> has collected the numerical information that makes <i>No</i> …

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Hack A Toy Hobbit Sword To Detect Wi-Fi

No orcs or goblins nearby, just an Internet connection<p>In <i>The Hobbit</i>, the sword Sting glows blue whenever Bilbo Baggins approaches orcs or goblins--a convenient feature in Middle-earth. In the real world, free wireless detection is more useful. “We’re always looking for fun projects that get people …

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

On Mindfulness During the Food Lover's Cleanse + Day 6 Menu

It's Day 6 of the Food Lover's Cleanse. It's time to talk mindful eating.<p>If you take away just a few things from the Food Lover's Cleanse, we hope one of them is thinking more about what’s going onto your plate and into your grocery cart. The cleaner your food (and the clearer and …

How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language Barrier

Building a universal translator<p>Earlier this week, roughly 50,000 Skype users woke up to a new way of communicating over the Web-based phone- and video-calling platform, a feature that could’ve been pulled straight out of Star Trek. The new function, called Skype Translator, translates voice calls …

Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San Francisco at speeds of up to 800mph says he is confident of securing the funding needed to turn the project from a pipe dream into a viable transit option for …

How to Make a Coffee Cup Spy Camera That Snaps a Shot When You Take a Swig

Here’s an interesting weekend photography project of moderate technical difficulty: the video above is a tutorial on how you can make a DIY coffee …

Make Bread in the Slow Cooker

Want some fresh bread? The oven isn’t the only option for baking bread at home, Emma Christensen of the kitchn suggests tossing some dough into your crock pot for some warm homemade bread. It turns out that the “High” setting on most slow cookers just happens to heat the pot to the right …

How to Take Landscape Photos

Get tips for taking great photos of landscapes in this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

Wireless charger uses ultrasound to power your phone from across the room

We first came across uBeam's unusual wireless charging technology three years ago, at the <i>All Things D</i> Science Fair, where the fledgling company was only just introducing its creation to the public. Today, the company's finally ready for a big move forward -- uBeam co-founder Meredith Perry just …

A Swirling Willow Figure Rises from the Grounds of Shambellie House in Scotland | Colossal

<p>The Whirling Dervish was a willow sculpture by artist Trevor Leat that was installed in 2012 at Shambellie House, in New Abbey, Dumfries and …

Grass cutting CONFIRMED for Hyrule Warriors

Cutting grass is an important part of <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>, you know, so we were overjoyed to hear series producer Eiji Aonuma confirm during tonight's …

Zoku Iced Coffee Maker In Travel Mug

Coffee lovers like it hot, but in warmer weather, it would be great to enjoy a cool cup of iced coffee. So, instead of making a hot cup of joe, let’s …

Grovemade’s Wood Watch

I am super excited to see Grovemade moving away from being focuses exclusively on smartphone and iPad cases. They’ve just introduced a Wood Watch …

The 7 Most Common Ways to Screw Up Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It might seem impossible to mess up chocolate chip cookies, but people do. Here are the 7 mistakes you should avoid when baking them.<p>Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked—scoops from a tub of cookie dough, dropped straight onto your baking sheet. Though those drop-and-bake …

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36 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

Articles about desert blooms middle eastern park plan breaks mold on Dwell.com - Dwell

How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.<p>In her Portland studio, designer Andi Kovel of Esque Studios transforms molten glass into colorful creations—including a new...<p>As Los Angeles MOCA explores the work of Gaetano Pesce, Dwell …

3D Futurist Works by Stefan Morrell

The weekend is here and to celebrate it, an awesome set of 3D works! Let's check the futurist vision of Kiwi artist, Stefan Morrell. He's got a …

A Robot that Can Elegantly Run on Legs, Created by Changing the Form Factor

When forging into new design territory, one of the biggest challenges a designer or engineer can face is ridding their mind of the incumbent form …

Moving On: A Stop-motion Music Video for ‘James’ Made with Yarn by Ainslie Henderson | Colossal

<p>Moving On is the latest stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The clip was created as a music …

Wallpaper of the Week - San Francisco Skyline

The wallpaper of this week is an illustration of the San Francisco skyline I created in illustrator a couple of weeks ago to practice a little bit. …

Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses as Different Ethnicities

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Disney princess would like like if she was another race or ethnicity? 23-year-old artist TT of the Tumblr blog Let There Be Doodles answers that question with the incredible series <i>Racebent Disney</i>. Using a combination of illustration and photo manipulation, …