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The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics

So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here’s why that’s just the way the investment class likes it<p>“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” – Honoré de Balzac.<p>The closest I ever came to acting like a rich person was two years ago when I short-sold my primary residence. I …

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you.<p>Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.<p><b>1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</b> Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Merlot: The Cut Of Meat You Should Be Eating

If you keep up with your meat news, you've probably already heard of the merlot cut. The merlot buzzed in the food world a couple of years ago, and while it's still around and selling, we've found that this tender cut hasn't gotten the amount of attention it truly deserves. I hadn't even tried it …

Getting In Bed With Mattress Startup Casper

Earlier this year, I wrote about Casper, a Lerer Ventures-backed startup that says it’s trying to reinvent how mattresses are built and sold. Since then, the company actually launched its first product, so I decided to swing by Casper’s office in the Noho neighborhood of New York to try the …

Google's "Quantum Computing Playground" lets you fiddle with quantum algorithms

Google has just launched a new web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to write, run and debug software that makes use …

Robotic furniture brings the dinner table to you

Lamps that follow you around. Tables that bring you your dinner. They might one day be coming to a room near you.<p>Robotic arms and other mechanisms have long been used to make or assemble furniture, but I'm not quite sure I've ever seen robots that <i>become</i> furniture. That is, until today.<p>Scientists …

Furniture

Good news everyone: if the robots steal all our jobs then true communism is possible

There's much heavy intellectual pondering going on among the usual Very Important People about what's going to happen if and when the robots come to …

Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years

The human race is on the brink of momentous and dire change. It is a change that potentially smashes our institutions and warps our society beyond recognition. It is also a change to which almost no one is paying attention. I’m talking about the coming obsolescence of the gun-wielding human …

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DIY Video Game Plushies from 3D Models

Make stuffed animals of your favorite video game heroes and monsters.<p><i>This project first appeared in MAKE Volume 38, on pages 72–75.</i><p>I’ve played a lot of video games, in particular the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) called <i>Dota 2</i>. In <i>Dota 2</i>, there was a monster that I loved. I wanted a plushie …

Game Development

Airy Portuguese Home Features Movable Window Louvres

In Miramar, Portugal, architectural firm e|348 architects devised a home that interacts with its environment in a natural and novel way. The …

Architecture

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Kuala Lumpur

Researchers charge 40 smartphones wirelessly from 5m

Engineers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a system that can power devices up to five metres …

Adobe Launches Lightroom for iPad

Lightroom users can now edit images and manage their photo collections from their iPads.<p>Adobe launched Lightroom for iPad on Tuesday, a companion app …

James Peterson's Baked Fish Fillets with Butter and Sherry

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A 5-ingredient, 20-minute technique to make any white fish shine -- in time for Lent, and the dawn of spring cooking.</i><p>Eating fish has gotten complicated. So it's …

Whitefish

The Best GIFF You'll See Today

The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

Bertone Confirms Bankruptcy, Searches For Buyer

Legendary Italian styling house Bertone confirmed that it has entered bankruptcy proceedings. <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that the company has racked up …

Alfa Romeo

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airfare and Avoid Change Fees

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other carriers. Changing or canceling an international airfare can cost much more. But there are ways of avoiding the fees, and …