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Artist Turns E-Waste Into Colorful Fabric

Prskalo Waterfall, Serbia

Wine Country in the mist

The Power Of Introverts, Animated

Susan Cain’s bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts comes to life in a fun new animation by RSA Shorts and artist Molly Crabapple.<p>In a new animation by RSA Shorts, artist Molly Crabapple brings to life Susan Cain’s best-selling book, <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop</i> …

Personality

Raspberry Pi and Breadboard (Raspberry Leaf)

I thought I would share this little helper I have made to simplify using the Pi with jumper wires.<p>If you are using your Raspberry Pi with Breadboard, …

A Perfectly Timed Bolt of Lightning Makes Fireworks Even More Awesome

There's something to be said for dropping the cameras and just <i>watching</i> fireworks, but for Redditor AJ192, watching the pyrotechnic show through a …

New Mexico

Video: A DNA portrait from a single hair

Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg collected hairs that people shed in public spaces … and then sequenced the DNA therein, in order to print 3D sculptures …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

City Halls

Bose Shakes Up Wireless Speakers With SoundLink Mini

Bose SoundLink Mini Wireless Speaker<p>Smaller, But Still Loud<p>Controls<p>Symmetrical<p>Full-Range Driver<p>Passive Radiator<p>Power and Headphone Jacks<p>Charging …

SmartVP videophone for deaf gets nationwide release

Let's face it: It doesn't matter how high quality the video is. Chatting over Skype or FaceTime doesn't do a lot of good if the call is between the hearing and the deaf and only the latter know sign language.<p>Now, following a successful release in California in April, the SmartVP videophone by …

Apps

Post Ratio Landing Page

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The violin, and my dark night of the soul

In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a severe depression. Only music was able to lift her out again -- showing her …

Violin

Sony's Cute Speaker Ball Is Music to our Ears

Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless Speaker Review<p>Now Sphere This<p>Volume Controls<p>Buttons<p>Ports<p>I'm kind of in love with Sony's little egg-shaped speaker, the …

Bright Ideas for Incandescent Bulbs

The incandescent bulbs that shone so merrily in the Queen's palaces all her life and yours, Dear Reader, is going to be phased out by the federal …

colors and lights

In Japan, You Can Buy Your Kid A Giant Robot For $20,000

Japanese manufacturer Sakakibara Kikai has introduced a new product that would instantly make any 12 year old the coolest kid on the block, no matter what the kids thought of him the day before – a giant robot that they can ride in.<p>Standing over 6 feet tall, the robot, which has been dubbed …

Behance

How Work BFFs Make Your Employees More Engaged–And Your Company More Profitable

Empathy, positive reinforcement, and other “soft skills” contribute in a significant way to the very real bottom line at an organization. So help your employees build relationships.<p>This post goes out to a certain coworker who had a desk near mine for five years and was always good for a laugh, a …

AOptix Launches First Biometric Scanning Tool for iPhone

Smartphones are powerful tools, and with the right apps and accessories, they can become even more so. A California-based tech company has launched a …

Processing / ProcessingJS / github.com/hype/HYPE_Processing

HYPE_processing, is a collection of classes that performs heavy lifting tasks while using a minimal amount of code writing.

Writing

Smartisan OS unveiled in China, takes a fresh approach to Android UI design

Following the likes of Meizu and Xiaomi, another star is born in the Chinese smartphone market. In fact, some may already know the man behind this new Android-based Smartisan OS: Luo Yonghao, a self-taught ex-English teacher (and later becoming the principal of his own English school until last …

BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds

Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner tables yet.) But, it certainly deserves just as much attention for the work they're doing with robotics. After crafting a machine last year that …

Netatmo Weather Station

Keep track of the conditions both inside and outdoors with the Netatmo Weather Station ($180). Designed exclusively for use with smartphones and …

Weather

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Google Keep

Google Keep, the search giant's note-taking service, launched last week to much debate. How does it compare to Evernote? Does it live up to the …