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You’re Not a Computer Programmer

In this video, DHH – author of Ruby on Rails, partner at 37signals, and one of the developers that I admire most – talks about the idea of a pure …

Apple may face legal action over MacBook Pro screen stains

Thousands of MacBook Pro owners are reporting staining issues with their laptop screens, and Apple may have a class-action suit to answer over the …

MacBook Pro

Tesla Powerwall

Powerwall<p>Seamless backup power. With or without solar.<p>Powerwall detects grid outages and automatically becomes your home's main energy source. …

Clean Energy

Tiko – The Unibody 3D Printer

Tiko is the 3D printer you’ve been waiting for. Simple, accessible, and dependable, all for a pledge of $179. As inventors, we use 3D printers all …

3D Printing

Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science

February 23, 2015<br>Google Computer Science First is a free program launched by Google in 2013 to help students enhance their computer science education …

Education Technology

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

GIF<p>There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack …

Apps

Watch A Stegosaurus Skeleton Get Reassembled

And you thought putting together your kid's Christmas presents was difficult<p>After this dinosaur was buried for 150 million years, it needed some help pulling itself together. In the video above, you can watch a team of experts reassemble the most complete <i>Stegosaurus</i> fossil known to date.<p>The fossil …

Awesome See-Through Prosthetics Made with 3D Printed Titanium

Industrial designer William Root has devised an innovative new take on prosthetic engineering with this futuristic structure of geometrically intersecting metal strands. Designed to merge structural strength, lightweight construction, and minimalist elegance, the hollow <i>Exo Prosthetic Leg</i> is molded …

3D Printing

10 Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

Some tools, like your trusty cordless drill or hammer, you're going to use all the time. These specialty tools you won't need that oftenbut when the time comes, you'll sure be glad you've got 'em.

Woodworking

Get Rid Of The Chrome Bell Notification Menu Bar Icon [OS X Tips]

Boy, you’d think this would be an easy one, right? Most third-party menu bar icons allow you to either drag and delete them from the menu bar itself, or at least provide a Quit or Disable function in their own drop-down menus, but not Chrome.<p>The little bell menu bar just sits there, mocking us, …

Operating Systems

Almost every NES 'Press Start' screen compiled into one great video

Video game developers didn't have a lot to work with on the Nintendo Entertainment System; the 8-bit console didn't have much power to throw around compared to today's 3D extravaganzas, and something as basic as animating a character would eat up resources quickly. That's why the static title …

The Maker King

How Carl Bass, the CEO of Autodesk, is shaping the maker movement—from his garage.<p>When you first meet him, Carl Bass comes off like any other weekend carpenter. Dressed in a worn T-shirt and jeans, he shakes hands with a wooden grip and has a big, brassy laugh. His workshop is a warren of lumber …

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Dolphins caught chewing on fish to get high

A new BBC documentary will show adolescent dolphins getting high by chewing on pufferfish. The fish secrete a toxin that gives the dolphins a buzz, and the crew on the upcoming show filmed male bottlenose dolphins passing around a puffer fish before acting "most peculiarly." The program's executive …

Artist transforms old machine parts into stunning 'Star Wars' sculptures

Gabriel Dishaw is an artist that uses discarded parts from typewriters, machines, and old computers to create some truly beautiful pieces of art — including takes on several iconic characters from <i>Star Wars</i>. Dishaw has created a number of unique permutations on Darth Vader by adding found parts to …

Here comes a solar-powered drone that can fly for 9 hours

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Whether the emergence of drones watching us, shipping our items or doing our bidding inspires fear or excitement, it’s no …

A Solar Tree Grows in Your Neighborhood

With the price of photovoltaic panels dropping, be on the lookout for creative new ways for homeowners to use solar power.<p>On a recent family summer road trip we found ourselves driving through the mountain town of Cherokee, N.C., which lies just outside the southern main entrance to the Great Smoky …

Clean Energy

Banana Peels, Eggshells, and More Trash Your Garden Will Love

The next time you're baking or making a cup of coffee, don't throw away the leftovers. They may just be useful food for your garden.<p><b>The health benefits of chocolate are clear</b>: It can lower the risk of heart disease and can decrease bad cholesterol. But many gardeners don't realize that chocolate …

Gardening

Graphene isn’t the only 2D material. Here are a few others that could change material science

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Nature<p>Graphene‘s incredible strength, conductivity and flexibility have made it the “it” material of the science world …

New York Times reporter must testify against his own source in leaks investigation, court rules

In a major blow against freedom of the press, a federal appeals court in Virginia has ruled that <i>New York Times</i> journalist James Risen must testify against his own source as part of a leaks investigation led by the US Department of Justice. The contentious 2-1 decision holds that Risen must break …

Honda's Mean Mower runs up to 130MPH, makes yardwork exciting (video)

Forget robotic drones; Honda's new lawnmower can turn a dreary task into an X Games sport. Honda aptly calls it the Mean Mower and claims it can reach speeds up to 130MPH and can go from 0 to 60MPH in just <i>four seconds</i>. For a lawnmower to reach those staggering numbers, the company's UK arm reached …

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

Know Your Garden's Insect Friends and Foes

Not every creepy-crawly is a pest to be squashed. Here's a list to help you sort the helpful insects in your garden from the not-so-helpful.<p>Not every creepy-crawly is a pest to be squashed. Here's a list to help you sort the helpful insects in your garden from the not-so-helpful.

Gardening

One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

There are apps that teach kids the basics of programming.<p>And then there are robots that get the job done.<p>That’s the vision of a group of four tech …

Vikas Gupta

Nokia Announces Aluminum-Clad Lumia 925 As It Steps Up Fight Against Apple & Samsung

Nokia has today announced the Lumia 925, a new Windows Phone flagship that will be hoping to steal market share away from Apple and Samsung in 2013. The device boasts an aluminum frame and offers an 8.7-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera — both of which are firsts for Nokia’s Windows Phone …

Mobile Technology

The Smithsonian is 3D-scanning its collection for future generations

The Smithsonian has been experimenting with 3D scanning for some time now, using tools like laser arm scanners to map models of whale fossils and other ancient artifacts. Now the museum is utilizing the technology to preserve its collection for posterity. Its "laser cowboys" Vince Rossi and Adam …