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PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attention. Now, thanks to a side project by a programmer named Dimitri Raftopoulos, an app called PiTunnel …

Rocket launch will prove Earth is flat, California man says

A California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a home-built rocket to prove that astronauts faked the shape of the Earth.<p>Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver, said his stunt will be the first phase of the flat-Earth space program, sponsored by Research Flat Earth, a …

Kwikset goes keyless with its 'Obsidian' smart lock

Most app-enabled smart locks like the August or any of the Schlages will still include a traditional cylinder mechanism, you know, just in case. The new Obsidian lock from Kwikset, however, has no need for your puny keys. Like, at all.<p>The Obsidian operates exclusively via its touchscreen. To unlock …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

Google Experience renamed to Google Now Launcher, imports settings from your old home screen too

The Google Experience launcher has so far been left as an exclusive to the Nexus 5, unless you decided to side load the APK file yourself, but a new update suggests that we could be edging closer to a release for other devices too.<p>Through yesterday’s update to Google Search, it seems that a new …

Android News

Learning Xcode 5 As a Designer

It’s time for designers to implement their own iOS designs.<p>For the past month, I woke up at 7am, consistently worked until 7pm weekdays and Sundays …

Exploring canvas drawing techniques

Exploring canvas drawing techniquesTable Of Contents (toggle)• Basics• Simple pencil<br>• Smooth connections<br>• Edge smoothing with shadows<br>• Storing points<br>• Storing …

Graphics

SOLID: Part 1 - The Single Responsibility Principle

Single Responsibility (SRP), Open/Close, Liskov's Substitution, Interface Segregation, and Dependency Inversion. Five agile principles that should …

Software Development

iOS Programming Tutorial: Creating a Universal App

A universal app is a single app that is optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. From user’s perspective, this provides the best user …

The Importance (and Ease) of Minifying your CSS and JavaScript and Optimizing PNGs for your Blog or Website

September 1, '11 Comments [47] Posted in ASP.NET | IIS<p>Sponsored By<p>Hello Dear Reader. You may feel free to add a comment at the bottom of this post, …

Web Development

The top 9+7 things every programmer or architect should know

I recently finished 97 Things every programmer should know. Well to be completely honest I did skim over a couple of the 97, but all and all this was …

Why cards are the future of the web

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.<p>We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and …

Elon Musk shows off Iron Man-style rocket design with gestures and 3D printing (video)

In another confirmation that Elon Musk lives life differently from the rest of us, he's just posted a new SpaceX video that's straight out of a sci-fi movie. In it, he demonstrates designing parts for a rocket the company could use just with hand gestures using a Leap Motion controller. After that, …

Mainstreaming Green: Motel 6 Gets LEED Certification

LEED certification: it isn’t just for high-end apartment buildings, giant office complexes, and swanky hotels. Motel 6–yes, the famously low-rent motel chain we all know and love–expects to get Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for its newest franchise, located Northlake, …

Comcast Ventures’ Adit Singh Heads To Foundation Capital To Focus On Enterprise Investments

After raising $282 million for its seventh fund, Foundation Capital is adding a new partner to its ranks — Adit Singh, a former investor and senior associate with Comcast Ventures, will be an investment partner at the firm.<p>We’re told that in his new role, Singh will focus on identifying and …

Samsung Ativ Q hands-on

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …

Jay-Z giving away 1 million early copies of new album to Samsung owners

It's been four years since Jay-Z’s <i>The Blueprint 3</i> was released<i>,</i> but Hov is back next month, and this time with Samsung in tow. The new album is called <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail,</i> and Samsung has apparently inked a deal to give it away free to the first million Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note II …

Groundfloor unveils 'Lending Club for real-estate' so you can get richer, faster (exclusive)

Groundfloor wants to take power away from banks and put it in the hands of the people.<p>The startup is building a peer-to-peer platform that gives regular people opportunities to invest in real estate projects. It is emerging out of stealth mode today and opening up to private beta.<p>Founder Brian …

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

Fund Manager: Tech Is Where Investment Money Goes To Die

Smead said his firm had conducted significant research into the tech sector over the last six months and reached "the conclusion that tech is where cash goes to die."<p>Academic studies had found that massively over-capitalized companies performed as badly as those that are undercapitalized, Smead …

Hedge Funds

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Turn Raspberry Pi into a Lego robot

<i>(Credit: Dexter Industries)</i><p><b>Move over, Mindstorms NXT; a Kickstarter campaign is gearing up to provide Raspberry Pi-powered Lego robotics.</b><p>We love …

Raspberry Pi

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

How To Mine Bitcoins

Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – is the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be going up in value and should maintain their value over time, unlike your mint condition Tiny the stuffed Chihuahua.<p>But how do …