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29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Welding 101: Yes, You Can Learn How to Weld. Here's How.

If you're never welded before, today's easy-to-use wire-feed units speed up the learning process. Time to spark your creativity.<p>If you're never welded before, today's easy-to-use wire-feed units speed up the learning process. Time to spark your creativity.

Scientists make an invisibility cloak using off-the-shelf optical lenses

Most invisibility cloaks require fairly exotic technology to work, such as fiber optics or light-altering metamaterials. That's not very practical, especially since the illusion still tends to break when you move. The University of Rochester may have a far more realistic solution, however -- it has …

How to Make Pocky Sticks at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: This classic Japanese snack is perfect for movie munching -- and it's so easy to make, you won't miss a single preview. Samantha Seneviratne from</i> …

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How to Build a Tree Bench

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Outdoor<p>How to Build a Tree Bench<p>This charming and …

Woodworking

How to defeat facial-recognition machines and look like a roc…

<b>How to defeat facial-recognition machines and look like a rock star</b><br>http://adafru.it/b123384<p>Via ars technica via CV Dazzle<p><i>The National Security Agency revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden have produced a cottage industry of companies providing technological innovations that seek to defeat the NSA surveillance state.</i><p><i>The bulk of this effort is focused on encryption services that secure all manners of online communications from the NSA’s prying eyes. But what about privacy in the</i> …

Skip the Crowds: Romantic Getaways You've Never Heard Of

NASA moving ahead with asteroid-capture plan, wants to grab one in 2019

When NASA said last year it was planning to capture an asteroid, park it close to the moon and later send astronauts to explore it, many people had …

Pilots Plan Solar-Powered Flight Around the World in 2015

The two Swiss pilots who flew a solar-powered plane on a record-setting coast-to-coast flight across the United States last summer will unveil their …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Help Put The Fantastic Cuddle Mattress Into Production ! [Video]

Do you remember the Love Mattress we posted a while back on Freshome? Envisioned by Mehdi Mojtabavi, which we also interviewed, this design had an …

How to Make a Mitered Corner

Photo: CGardner<p>A mitered corner is formed by joining two pieces of wood, each cut to a 45° angle. One of the easier joints to cut, a mitered corner …

Neverwinter receives huge balance update, bug fixes and more

<i>Neverwinter</i>, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World's free-to-play action MMO, received a sizable update yesterday affecting nearly every part of the game, from class balance tweaks to major bug fixes.<p>The patch includes changes to powers and stat boosts for all five of the game's classes, changing the …

Tin Can Projects

Tin cans are like air—they’re all around us. Most families go through several cans each week, and some even use that many day in, day out. Instead of …

High-Tech Sensors Help Old Port City Leap Into Smart Future

Aside from the occasional ferry down from England, the old Spanish port city of Santander doesn't get too many foreign visitors. So imagine the locals' surprise when delegations from Google, Microsoft and the Japanese government all landed there recently, to literally walk the streets.<p>What they've …

Microsoft Gives In To The Old Guard, Adds Start Button And Boot To Desktop To Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1, which will be available for download in a preview version on June 26, will feature the good old Start button in desktop mode. Users who dislike the new Modern UI/Metro interface will also be able to boot right to the desktop. While rumors about the return of the Start button had long …

Steve Blank's Lean Startup Model: Not Just For Startups Any More

The lean startup – as envisioned and explained by Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur, associate professor at Stanford University and ReadWrite contributor – is no longer just for startups. “Companies are facing continuous disruption. Business-as-usual is not a credible response,” Blank writes in the …

Master swordsmith creates Cloud's Buster sword from Final Fantasy 7

Man at Arms' Master swordsmith, Tony Swatton, recreated Cloud's Buster sword from <i>Final Final Fantasy 7</i>.<p>The video above demonstrates Swatton in action as he discusses the hefty blade's creation process. According to the video's description, he uses high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces and …

NASA grant to fund 3D-printed food system prototype

We’ve heard about 3D-printed guns and a 3D-printed implant, but a new project is taking the use of these printing machines to a whole new level: …

3D Printing

DIY Wood Wall Treatments - 5 Ideas

Wood. It makes up so much of our homes, from the framing to the flooring we walk on. And it appears in all kinds of furnishings, too. But despite its …

Woodworking