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Maker Profile: Bruce Beasley

Bruce Beasley may be known by the greater art world for his internationally acclaimed sculpture, but his contributions to digital and classical fabrication techniques are of great interest to the maker community.<p>A native Californian, Beasley now makes his home in Oakland, working out of an amazing …

ProfitSword Experiences Unprecedented Growth in First Quarter of 2018

ProfitSword, a leading developer of business intelligence and data integration software for the hotel industry, announces the addition of 126 …

Where You’ll Be Retiring In 2040 The Retirement Community

Get a job. Work until you're 65. Retire. It's a tale as old as 1936—when the U.S. government created Social Security and people began to look at the six-and-a-half-decade mark as a good time to stop working.<p>But no more. Millennials and younger generations today expect to live longer, which almost …

What Can You Make with a Single Sheet of Plywood?

A good old fashioned community challenge is always fun, especially if the pressure to “win” is pretty low. The Modern Maker Podcast, in partnership with Rockler Woodworking, announced they’re doing a video challenge and I think it’s going to be really fun. All you need is a sheet of plywood.<p>The …

WhatsApp Business: come funziona e chi lo può usare

Da qualche ora Facebook ha pubblicato sul Play Store italiano (ancora nulla per iOS) <i>WhatsApp Business</i>. L’applicazione, di cui si parla da tempo, è …

Seller Of Luxury Miami Condo Demands To Be Paid Exclusively In Bitcoin

And they said bitcoin would never work as a currency.While that might be true for small transactions - for now - real-estate markets across the US …

Choice Hotels to Develop New Cambria Hotel in Fort Mill, S.C.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, signed an agreement with York Investment Properties, LLC, …

Deadline Extended: One Week Left To Enter 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards

<b>UPDATE</b>: <i>We know some of you are still working on your entries, so we’re giving you an extra week. The new deadline is December 15, at 11:59 PM PST.</i> Enter here.<p>Hello social entrepreneurs, scientists, activists, and changemakers. We’re pleased to announce that <i>Fast Company</i> is now accepting entries for …

Global Hotel Construction Pipeline Growing with Projects up 8% YOY

Lodging Econometrics' (LE) Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report, which compiles the construction pipeline for every country and market in the …

Three Women Making Waves on the Colorado Maker Scene

The mile-high city of Denver, Colorado, has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, and is, in fact, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Right alongside that growth has been the steadily flourishing maker community. This year, the city will host its fourth Maker Faire, scaling …

Maker Faire

This Giant 3-D Printer Prints Entire Houses

Oh, your 3-d printer just prints little gizmos? That’s nice.<p>The Big Delta is a giant 3-D printer big enough to print buildings. It is, says WASP, the Italian company behind it, the biggest 3-D printer in the world, and it is designed to build homes in developing countries.<p>WASP makes smaller …

5 Ridiculously Simple Kitchen Projects

If you’ve ever seen any of those viral lists containing dozens of “kitchen hacks” (and spent many minutes sifting through them all), then you know the allure of quick, easy, and clever ways to reorganize your kitchen, store your food, and improve your kitchen implements. Here are five kitchen …

On the Use of the Word “Hack”

<i>Yes, believe it or not, this is a perfect example of a “hack.”</i><p>Recently, after posting several of my shop hacks posts, on <i>Make:</i>‘s social media outlets (e.g. Twitter, G+, Facebook) and here in the comments, readers have complained: “You’re using it wrong!,” “That word doesn’t mean what you think it …

Dungeons and Dragons

[infographic] New Study Reveals: Some 15 Million Online Bookings Are Scams By Rogue Websites

When it comes to booking a hotel, it pays to go straight to the source. A new study conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) …

Hold a Moment of History in Your Hand with 3D Printed Maps

Being both a maps enthusiast and an avid wargamer, I love this idea of 3D printing full-color, palm-sized terrain maps of famous battles from Japanese history. <i>3DPrint</i> reported on these maps last week and describes the history behind the project.<p>This campaign covers eight famous battles of Japanese …

New Method for Layering 2-D Materials Offers Breakthrough in Energy Storage

For the past couple of years, researchers have been excited at the prospect of what they can make from all the possible instantiations of transition …

Nanotech

Instantly Transfer Photographic Images with a Blender Pen

As someone who keeps an art journal, this is a technique I will definitely be trying. The idea couldn’t be easier. You take analog photos, get them photocopied on a toner-based copier (or laser printed), and then apply a blender pen (available in arts and crafts stores) to the reverse of the …

MIT Invents Tech That Could 3-D Print Self-Lacing McFlys

Self-lacing sneakers, furniture that constructs itself when you add water. Thanks to programmable 4-D printers, that’s just a start.<p>Take a piece of raw bacon. Uncooked, a strip of bacon will lie flat, but drop it into a sizzling frying pan and it will start to curl. Bacon curls because the fat …

Engineering

MIT’s Self-Assembling Table Could Change The Way You Build Ikea Furniture

Imagine never having to waste a day interpreting confusing instructions again.<p>We’ve seen the remarkable programmable materials coming out of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab for years–things like magnetic chairs that could snap together in a fish tank, or textiles that could flex themselves into various …

Furniture

This Kit For A DIY Water Filter Cleans Your Water Without Any Chemicals

It’s a lot easier to clean your water when you can do it using local materials.<p>Getting a drink of water in rural Kenya might mean a six-mile walk to a well. But a new kit for a DIY water filter makes it possible to cheaply purify polluted water from nearby sources instead.<p>Most water filters rely on …

Are You A Failing Hotel Marketer: Take the Test | By Babs S. Harrison

It's no secret: hotel marketing is hip deep in a swirling, cataclysmic revolution, where what worked no longer does and there is no rule book for …

A Smartphone Charger That Runs On Candlepower

Andrew Byrnes, sitting with me outside a Palo Alto cafe on Monday, lights a candle—in this case, a small Sterno-type can designed for warming …

Mobile Devices

Il labirinto più grande del mondo è a Parma - Wired

Sfoglia gallery4 immagini<p>“Da sempre <b>i labirinti</b> mi affascinano. Insieme ai giardini, sono tra le fantasie più antiche dell’umanità”. Trova la sua …

IDeaS Boosts Academic Partner Program

IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of revenue management software solutions and advisory services, today announced major updates to its …

This Hotel Room Blocks The Internet From Your Phone, So You Can Live In The Moment

Check your sites when you get home, not when you’re traveling.<p>A German spa hotel will let you cut off all Wi-Fi and cellular signals in your room with a literal flick of a switch. The luxury Villa Stéphanie spa resort in Baden-Baden has a copper grid in the walls, plus a “special coating” to block …

Self-Aligning Handheld Router Gets New Look and Name

The computer-assisted handheld router makers formerly known as Taktia revealed a smart new design and name to match: Shaper. Their digitally augmented power tools were a sensation at Maker Faire Bay Area last year, and this year’s router is even more impressive, with a clean, integrated design, new …

Maker Faire

Inspired By Hacking Scandals, Glitchi Wants To Be The Only App You Use For Private Photo Messaging

Glitchi uses biometrics to ensure no one sees your photos other than the person intended.<p>A new photo messaging app, Glitchi, promises to not only make sending photos private and secure using a PGP-esque encryption protocol, but is also designed in such a way that it’s dead simple for anyone to …

Instead Of A Plastic Toothbrush, Now You Can Brush Your Teeth With… A Twig?

An old tradition is being repackaged as a sleek new startup product. We might stick with our trusty Oral-B, thank you very much.<p>Before the modern toothbrush existed, people cleaned their teeth by chewing on twigs–and in some parts of the world, the practice is still common. Now, a startup is trying …

FREE AUDIT: Is Your Hotel Website Ready for the Upcoming Mobile SEO-Pocalypse?

SEO-Pocalypse is coming! April 21, 2015 is the day of reckoning and the day Google will roll out changes to its mobile search results algorithm. …