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Making an Arduino-based CNC plotter out of a DVD player is as easy as 1, 2, what’s Arduino again?

Once, long ago when magazines still existed, I bought a copy of Popular Mechanics. Inside was a guide on how to build a robotic lawnmower. Now this was back in the 1980s so it wasn’t a very complex machine – it basically backed up when it hit stuff – but I was amazed. Being only ten at the time I …

The Pizza Pot Pie Video That Drove Foodies Wild Now Has A Matching Recipe

Food fans naturally freaked out when they saw this Food Network video showing <i>Chopped</i> judge and chef Marc Murphy digging in to the amazing Pizza Pot …

Make a Better Pumpkin Spice Latte (and Save Yourself a Trip)

Step 1:<p>Step 2:<p>Step 3:<p>Step 4:<p>Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte<p>Recipe by: Rebecca Firkser<br>Makes: 2 servings<p>2 tablespoons canned pumpkin purée<br>1/2 teaspoon …

This DIY Vortex Tube Turns Your Compressed Air Cold

Build your own vortex tube, which cools compressed air with no electricity or moving parts.<p>So you've hooked up a source of compressed air in your shop. It's super useful for blasting away dust and stuff, but wouldn't it also be great if you could control the temperature? If you had easy access to …

Clean Energy

Brunch recipe hacks: How to make an avocado rose and red velvet pancakes

Nothing rings in the weekend quite like brunch, and the bigger and more indulgent the better. But when money is tight, the price of going out for a …

Pull-Apart Beach Cupcakes

Special equipment: two 12-cup muffin pans, a serving tray, an offset spatula, a pastry bag and large leaf tip, drinks umbrellas, a twist tie, a …

Dessert

These Rosé Gummy Bears Have a 12,000-Person Waitlist—Here’s How to Make Them at Home

Remember the great Hamptons rosé shortage of 2014? Luckily, that’s passed and there might even be an excess of rosé flowing around these days, but now everyone’s clamoring to get their hands on Sugarfina’s new Whispering Angel Rosé–infused gummy bears.<p>The luxury candy company put the latest batch …

Hack any Android Device using Python Scripts

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Android News

Style Guide Driven Development with Atomic Docs

<i>The following is a guest post by Nick Berens, a senior front-end developer at wisnet.com. Nick and his team have been building websites through</i> …

Style Guides

This Brownie Cookie Is Topped With A Ball Of Happiness

Creamy PB? Check. Decadent brownie? Check. Crispy cookie? Check. Pure bliss? CHECK.<p>Servings: 24<p>1 box brownie mix<p>1 egg<p>¼ cup butter, melted<p>4 oz cream cheese, softened<p>3/4 cup creamy peanut butter<p>3/4 cup powdered sugar<p>6 oz chocolate, melted<p>1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F/175˚C.<p>2. In a large bowl, combine …

How to write a 3D game for Android with Unreal Engine: Part 1

There are many ways to develop games for Android, and one of the best ways for 3D development is to use an engine. An engine provides the essentials to make 3D meshes from 2D images, physics, realistic lighting and many more features that would otherwise be very time consuming for a developer to …

Game Development

Speed up your web workflow with style guides

The use of style guides in web projects has been on the rise in recent years, thanks to a heightened community awareness, with various industry pros …

Choosing a CMS: WordPress or Drupal

Why use WordPress or Drupal?<p>The goal of many new website owners is to get their website up and running quickly and easily. Thankfully, popular …

It's cheap and easy to make double-strength cold brew coffee at home

Megan Willett/Tech Insider<p>Why spend $3 on cold brew coffee at Starbucks when you can make your own?<p>Cold brew isn't just hot coffee mixed with ice. …

Coffee

CRYENGINE Source Goes Public on GitHub

So, a few months ago in March, Crytek announced that CRYENGINE V would be licensed under a “pay what you want” business model, which extends down to …

Unreal Engine

This Apple Pie Bake Is The Only Dessert You Should Ever Make

ALL OF THE APPLES!<p>Serves 4–6<p>2 packs cinnamon roll dough with icing<p>4 eggs<p>½ cup milk<p>1 tablespoon cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>2 granny smith apples, diced<p>1 cup brown sugar, packed<p>Vanilla ice cream<p>Preheat oven to 375°C.<p>Cut the cinnamon roll dough into 3 even strips, then cut …

Introduction to Webpack: Part 1

Webpack takes all of your HTML, CSS, JavaScript and images, and cleverly works out all the various dependencies between them. When it's done, it …

CSS

Peacock cupcake wedding cake exists to make you jealous

Weddings: the holy event that brings people together to celebrate love, family and buttercream frosting.<p>Finding the right wedding cake can be …

One pan cookie caramel - Les déclinaisons de cookies qui nous bluffent - Elle à Table

Les déclinaisons de cookies qui nous bluffent<p>La bonne idée de cette recette ? Mettre la pâte à cuire dans un plat (ou une poêle) pour un grand cookie …

Wooden Rings with Magnificent Tiny Fantasy Landscapes

Le créateur canadien sous le nom de Secret Wood réussit à recréer l’atmosphère fantasmagorique de paysages fantastiques dans d’aussi petits objets …

Design

4 Ways to Fill Pierogies with Happiness, Bacon, and Other Stuff

In the time it takes to make spaghetti, you could be having pillows of kielbasa and sauerkraut. Here's how.<p>I don't discriminate when it comes to dumplings. Give me a generous plate of pretty much anything wrapped in a starchy, doughy casing and I will dive in with pleasure. But one star in the …

Cooking

Banana Protein Muffins - Carrots 'N' Cake

Good morning and happy Monday to you!<p>Quinn and I did a little baking over the weekend because we had some ripe bananas that needed to be used sooner …

400+ Free Resources for DevOps & Sysadmins

In 2014 Google indexed 200 Terabytes of data (1 T of data is equal to 1024 GB, to give you some perspective). And, it’s estimated that Google’s 200 …

DevOps

Java Collections Cheat Sheet

Every Java program tends to have one thing in common. They’ll all use Java collections! They’re so fundamental, we could not even avoid thinking to …

The 7 Best Prototyping Tools for UI and UX Designers in 2016

It is undoubted that UI/UX design is an important aspect of making a website or application work. Creating and improving products based on prototypes …

JavaScript Frameworks for this Year: The Best Ones

Are you building web applications with the use of JavaScript? JavaScript frameworks are the backbone of single page development and they are …

JavaScript

This Cuban-Style Crispy Chicken Is So Easy You Don't Even Need a Recipe

A photo editor shares the super simple dish that quells her Cuban food cravings every time.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>When I moved away …

Cooking

Joy Bauer's Healthy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

Everyone loves a good Mexican meal, but the dishes are not always diet-friendly. <br>Luckily, <i>Today Show</i> nutrition and health expert <b>Joy Bauer</b> has shared …

Recipes

Atomic Game Engine now open source, new games out for Linux, and more gaming news

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Ink scripting language and Atomic Game Engine going open source, GameWorks SDK 3.1 …

Dark Horse Comics