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Inventables Launches 3D Carving Machine on Kickstarter, Reaches Funding Target in Minutes!

These are exciting times for those looking to get into digital fabrication, as the technology really is starting to trickle down. With MakerBot the …

3D Printing

Holiday cooking hacks: Whipped cream in a jar, muffin tin poached eggs and more

When you have a house full of guests for the holidays and you're trying to feed them all without breaking a sweat, you'd do just about anything to save time, right? Whether you're cooking up brunch, dinner or dessert, Food & Wine magazine test kitchen senior editor Justin Chapple has a time-saving, …

Recipes

Friday Focus - Paper Smooches Incognito

Coconut Macaroons

5 stars based on 351 votes<p>As a coconut lover, I’ve tried dozens of coconut macaroon recipes over the years — be it for the holidays or for friends …

Rum Cake

5 stars based on 35 votes<p>My grandmother, or “Nonny” as I called her, loved to bake and was known near and far for her fabulous Rum Cake. The cake was …

Tech Gifts For Geeky Guys This Holiday Season

I have been told that buying gifts for me is difficult. I’m obviously passionate about my PCs and technology in general, but I already have access to virtually all of the latest gadgets and PC hardware out there. Friends and family often come to my place to check out the latest gear, before heading …

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These 5 smartwatch uses will make you stop loving your smartphone

Maybe smartphones weren’t such a great idea.<p>As an ideal personal computing device, they may have been doomed from the start. Smartphones, after all, have their roots in a completely different tech paradigm — telephony. The personal computing functions were bolted on over time. That’s why they were …

Beth's Chocolate Pecan Tart Recipe | ENTERTAINING WITH BETH

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid Camera

Hot off of their HAXLR8R demo day presentation last week, hardware startup Prynt was nice enough to drop by TechCrunch HQ to show off the latest prototypes of their smartphones cases, which contain built-in printers so you can instantly get a copy of that selfie with your best friends.<p>The small …

Batteries Are Evolving: Three Batteries That Demonstrate Product Range

Backup batteries are big. At least most of them. The team at Go Design Group thought the world needed a smaller battery so they kicked out an idea into the world, the idea of a backup battery that would fit in a wallet.<p>The resulting product almost fits that specification, depending on your wallet …

The iWatch Won't Be What You Expect it to Be

They say that the only thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history.<p>With the highly anticipated and expected launch of the ‘iWatch’ (or whatever it ends up being called) next week, everybody has an idea of what to expect, and competitors are already rushing products to …

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

How to Save 6 Hours a Week on Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You know the feeling. You’re sitting there, staring at your hands, at the keyboard, at the screen, at the ceiling. You’re supposed to post something on Twitter, but you have no idea what to post.<p>I’ve been there before. I think we’ve all been there. …

8 Tips for Measuring E-Commerce Ad Campaigns

<i>Jake Peterson is the head of customer success at</i> <i>Segment</i><i>, a customer data hub that lets you integrate analytics, advertising and marketing tools with the flip of a switch.</i><p>The e-commerce industry will reach $294 billion in 2014 alone, and accounts for nearly 10 percent of all retail sales according …

How To Find Out If Your iPhone Is Eligible For An Upgrade

Apple will announce the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, with a possible release date of Sept. 19.<p>The phone will probably come in two sizes and various capacities, and the phones could cost anywhere from $400 to $900.<p>But that's if you buy them off contract.<p>If you get a phone with a new two-year contract, the …

Cosmo Cricket

"Mom, I'm bored."<p>"Go outside and play."<p>"It's too hot outside! There's nothing to do! I'm bored."<p>"I have lots of jobs to do."<p>"I don't want to do jobs, …

Skinny Meals

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Harper<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>From Bob Harper, the bestselling author of <i>The Skinny Rules</i> and <i>Jumpstart to Skinny</i> and the star of NBC’s ongoing smash reality show <i>The Biggest Loser,</i> comes 100 delicious new recipes (all of them under 330 calories!), a month of new menu plans, and …

Illustrated Animal Alphabet by Marcus Reed

Cute Animal Alphabet Illustrations.<p>Marcus Reed is a London, United Kingdom based illustrator. His work on this lovely illustrated animal alphabet …

Chocolate zucchini cake

For those of you fortunate to be near a farmers’ market, or even better with an overflowing garden of your own, use up the abundance of zucchini with …

Uber Is About To Launch An API

Uber wins when you hit the “Request A Ride” button, so shouldn’t it try to put that button everywhere? It seemed like a smart plan, so I did some digging and now sources confirm to me that Uber plans to launch an API soon.<p>Google Maps was just the start. While it’s not clear what the exact …

Twitter Starts to Change the Central Logic of Its Service

The company is now showing users tweets from accounts they don't follow. That’s a bigger deal than it seems.<p>When will Twitter no longer be Twitter?<p>This week, the company tested a change to its core product that could alter the service in a small but important way. According to <i>Mashable</i>, Twitter is …

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

Hand Painted Vintage illustrations by Ryan Heshka

Vintage inspired illustrations by Ryan Heshka.<p>Ryan Heshka was born in Manitoba, Canada, and grew up in Winnipeg. Today he lives and works in …

How a Norwegian public radio station is using Snapchat to connect young listeners with news

“A lot of people check their phones before they get out of the bed in the morning, and they check social media before the news sites.”<p>In 2011, the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK set the world record for the longest single television show by broadcasting a cruise ship traversing the country’s …

20 Free Fonts for Minimalistic Designs

New projects require new fonts, right? There are a lot of free fonts that are quite popular and can be seen almost everywhere around the web, for …

Typography