Christopher Dunn

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Peloton is Blazing a Trail for Trucking Startups

The founding story of Peloton Technology sounds like a Silicon Valley cliche.<p>Josh Switkes. (Photo: Peloton)<p>Promising young engineer Josh Switkes …

Typographer’s typefaces

The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers.<p>In case you missed our most popular post from last year, here it is again. It’s also been translated into Japanese.<p>Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these …

7 Clever Uses for Dryer Sheets

This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>You probably already know that fabric softener sheets work wonders for getting rid of staticky hair, but that's not all they're good for. Here are a few more reasons to add them to your cleaning arsenal:<p><b>1. Make your shower door sparkle.</b>Skip …

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11 Ways to Spot Bogus Coffee

Even when loaded with a mound of sugar substitute, all coffees are <i>not</i> created Equal. The world's second most popular commodity varies in quality, and, when you're staring at a shelf, it can be hard to detect the cream of the (unfairly traded) crop.<p>So to help identify a legit bag of beans, we …

4 Ways Your Mind Can Make You Rich

Photo: Jian Awe<p>When I was in my early 20s, I had a lovely photograph of a solitary woman hanging in my bedroom. My mother suggested that I switch it …

Graham Crackers Were Invented To Curb Your Sexual Desires. We're Serious.

If you thought graham crackers were invented to sandwich melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows together, think again. These sweet, perforated crackers came into existence by the hands of evangelical minister Sylvester Graham, with the goal of controlling your sexual desires. Imagine that: …

Tiwal 3.2 Inflatable Sailboat

Sailing is one of the most amazing things you can do on the water, but not everyone has the means to either keep a sailboat docked somewhere when …

The Ultimate Digital Detox: Walking

The digital detox bandwagon is growing these days (here’s but one shred of evidence). People are increasingly looking for vacations that offer a break not just from the daily grind at home or at the office, but from their smartphones.<p>Quick tip: It’s not about where you go.<p>Once we reach a …

Easybreath snorkel mask promises more land-like breathing underwater

For those people unprepared to learn to scuba dive, snorkeling is a great way to explore the water while remaining close to the surface. The main …

Triton Oxygen Respirator Nixes Bulky Tank

Apparently, outh Korean designer, Jeabyun Yeon, has designed an oxygen mask that draws air from the water that you swim. The Triton Oxygen Respirator …

01 Watch

The Drive Mark-01 Watch from BHO Design is a limited edition timepiece that brings a touch of class and casual elegance to your driving experience. …

Past Present Future Unisex Watch

The 40mm Past, Present & Future Watch reminds you that “there’s no time like the present.” You only see the present time: what’s past is past. The …

North America’s top amusement parks

Nowhere can you find more family-friendly daredevil thrills (and gentler rides) than in the USA and Canada. Here are our 10 favorite amusement and water parks in North America (diplomatically listed in alphabetical order):<p>Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario<p>The first major park in Canada (25 miles …

Buying booze gifts? 12 bottles to consider

Slide 1 of 14<p>It’s the time of year when everyone is searching for the perfect bottle to give as a holiday gift. But the choice depends a lot on the …

My Modern Met's Top 10 Most Popular Stories in 2013

Take at short trip with us, if you will, as we take a stroll down memory lane. Let's look back on 2013 with our most popular stories – the ones that made you laugh and cry so much that you just had to share them with your friends. With six to ten posts per day, it's not easy keeping up all the …

Touching Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

While she's used to taking celebrity portraits like those of actress Keira Knightley, chef Jamie Oliver or the rock band Beastie Boys, photographer Jenny Lewis shows that she's just as skilled at capturing beautiful portraits of mother and child. <i>One Day Young</i> is a touching photo project that shows …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

Photography's golden age

<b>John Chillingworth is a photographer that few have heard of, even among those who have some knowledge of the genre. Yet, his work featured in the UK's best known illustrated magazine, Picture Post, which first hit the presses 75 years ago and ran for almost 20 years until 1957.</b><p>A new book looks to …

The Deltaprintr 3D Printer Nearly Sells Out On Kickstarter In Less Than A Week

What do you do when your school can’t afford a 3D printer? If you’re Shai Schechter and Andrey Kovalev you build one yourself. Their printer, called Deltaprintr, has just launched on Kickstarter and the pair has already hit $102,000 out of a $195,000 goal. Their goal is to create an inexpensive, …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots

This interactive graphic, which lets you see the economic stats for every ZIP code in the country, shows the emergence of “Super ZIPs”–communities where nearly everyone is wealthy.<p>The Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel calls it the “skyboxification of American life”–the way in which the wealthy and …

27 Cool Tech Gifts to Surprise Your Loved One With

#11 will banish low-battery panic forever.<p>Whether you're shopping for technophobes <i>or</i> tech-elites, there's something here that'll make every friend or family member happy.

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Plugaway Is An App-Controlled Plug & LED System Aiming To Undercut The Smart Home Competition

Another contender for smart(en)ing up your home has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds. The Beijing-based startup behind Plugaway has put together Wi-Fi connected plugs and LED lightbulbs which, used in conjunction with its Android or iOS app, can remotely switch your appliances on or off, or dim …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Amazon drones won’t replace the mailman or FedEx woman any time soon

Amazon’s new “delivery system,” Amazon Prime Air, promises to get packages to customers “in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles,” and could be in commercial use soon as 2015, the company said Dec. 1.<p>Skeptics have quickly gathered, questioning everything from the project’s safety to …

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

Officials investigating if drag racing caused crash that killed ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker

Los Angeles officials are investigating if Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas may have been drag racing at the time of the car crash that claimed the life of the 40-year-old “Fast & Furious” star.<p>A rep from the Los Angeles Sheriff Department confirmed to FOX411 that investigators were looking …

Finally You Can Go Eat Yourself

Have you ever wished you could eat a picture of your wife, kids, pets, family or even yourself? Well, now you can thanks to Boomf, the company that …

PowerUp 3.0 Is A Bluetooth Module That Turns A Paper Plane Into A Lean, Mean App-Controlled Flying Machine

This embed is invalid<p>There’s something intrinsically appealing about a choreographed blend of low and high tech. To wit, meet PowerUp 3.0: a Bluetooth 4.0 device that turns a bog-standard paper airplane into, well, a smartphone-controlled lean, mean flying machine. Or so its makers claim. And if …