asturke

75 Flips | 16 Magazines | 9 Following | @asturke | Keep up with asturke on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “asturke”

Google’s Nest Is Great, But Is Your Kitchen Now The Smartest Room In The House?

Odds are, next time you throw a party, the hottest action will be in your kitchen. (Isn’t it always?) Soon, a slew of connected devices will leave your guests agog.<p>Room by room and appliance by appliance, homes are coming online. Front doors have Bluetooth locks and cameras, bedrooms have a suite …

Curio is an interactive animatronic toy you can program and play with (hands-on)

It's always nice to have a little buddy around that's trained to do what you want it to. Some of us get dogs or other furry creatures, but a start-up called Curio is hoping there's a good chunk of folks who would like to have a robotic companion, too. You see, Curio is a cute little bot platform …

The Simplest “Internet Of Things” Product Yet

The Spotter, a consumer-friendly product from Quirky and GE, gets us one step closer to the connected home.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>The Internet of Things is an exciting frontier, …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

Coats

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

3D Printing

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Blacksmithing & Woodworking Shop | The Art of Manliness

“An object should be judged by whether it has a form consistent with its use.” – Architect Bruno Munari<p>In her book <i>The Not So Big House</i>, architect …

For longer battery life, change these iOS 7 settings

Some of iOS 7's features -- including hidden settings -- could be killing your phone's battery life. Here's how to make sure your iPhone makes it through the day.<p>Some of iOS 7's new features might be hurting your battery life. Thing is, it's not the standout features like AirDrop or the …

Apps

Reich fights the bullies: Watch this amazing documentary right away!

In a moving documentary, our itinerant populist cheerleader shows us who broke the economy, and how to fix it<p>“Inequality for All” is a 90-minute high-speed tour of our broken economy and how it got that way, alongside the indefatigable Robert Reich, economist, author, labor secretary, university …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Cape Town

A Beautifully Animated Open Letter to J.J. Abrams About Star Wars

There are lots of essays and open letters, telling J.J. Abrams how to make Star Wars great again. We even tried our hand at one. But this video is …

Star Wars

Tanner Goods Leather Wristbands

Drawing inspiration from a crabbing trip in Nehalem Bay, the folks over at Tanner Goods crafted their latest leather offering. These wristbands are …

Clothing

Rookies App

Break out your Bobby Bonilla jersey and tub of pine tar, it’s time to get your very own baseball cards made. Rookies is a free iOS app that takes …

iOS Apps

giftcard

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

Decorations

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Share Memories, Unreleased Tracks From 'In Utero'

Few bands ever reach the popularity, influence and status of the early-'90s rock group Nirvana. Anyone who's old enough to remember knows that the trio from Aberdeen, Wash., helped pioneer grunge rock. But more than that, Nirvana became a symbol for an entire generation of ideas and popular …

Collages of Superheroes & Villains Made From Recycled Comic Books

Austin, Texas artist Mike Alcantara of ComicCollageArt has made a fantastic collection of collages depicting well-known superheroes and villains from …

Comic Books

Luxi Light Meter

After a very successful round of crowd-funding earlier this spring, the Luxi light meter—created by Extrasensory Devices—is ready for users. A small diffusion dome that fits securely over the front-facing camera, Luxi easily turns any iPhone 5 or 4/4S into a portable incident light meter. When …

iPhone 5

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

This Crazy Cool Office Is Basically The Modern-Day Wonka Factory

You know, minus the whole chocolate part.

Natural History

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field.<p><i>For the modern-era business to succeed, design has to be built in from the ground up. It’s a tall order for designers, who now–more than ever–need to nourish their inner CEO. Graphic designers Jessica</i> …

Eerie plane wrecks contain forgotten stories of survival

At first glance, "Happy End" may not seem like the most natural title for pictures of wrecked planes in forbidding landscapes, but German photographer Dietmar Eckell has a very positive outlook on what these photos represent. As described by Eckell, these pictures document 'miracles' in aviation …

The Space Battles in Ender's Game Will Make Your Eyeballs Explode

Yesterday afternoon we saw a new trailer for <i>Ender's Game</i>, during a panel at Comic-Con, and it showcased some seriously epic war scenes. Director …

Science Fiction

'Oldboy' Red-Band Trailer: "You Might Want to Think About What You're Doing Here" – /Film

It seems like we’ve been talking about the potential for a remake of Park Chan-wook’s film Oldboy for years. Spike Lee finally came on to direct, …

Thunderspace

Sometimes there's nothing more calming than hearing the soft sounds of rain against your window. The newest app from the user interface research lab Taptanium, called Thunderspace, takes relaxing nature sounds to the next level with stereoscopic 3D audio and flashes that mimic lightning. In …

App Store

Queue It Up: 19 of 2012’s Best Films Now Available on Netflix

Queue It Up: 19 of 2012's Best Films Now Available on Netflix<p>With so many new movies flooding the theaters every week, it’s understandable that a few …

Entertainment