J. P. Loureiro

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Listen to a Single Song on Repeat When You Want to Get in "the Zone"

If you listen to music while working, consider shortening your playlist to just one or a few songs. It might boost your concentration and …

WordPress

Strengthen Your Professional Network by Doing One Favor Every Week

Your professional network can be your most powerful tool when it comes to most careers. You can keep your network strong by doing one favor for one …

Networking

Ex Machina Trailer: Sexy Lady Robots Can Love, Too

Here's the trailer for <i>Ex Machina,</i> a sci-fi thriller about a young programmer selected to serve as the human component in a Turing Test on a robot. A …

Google Gives Bookmarks an Overhaul with Bookmark Manager for Chrome

Chrome: What was formerly known as Google Stars—before it was pulled from the Chrome Web Store—is now the Bookmark Manager extension, which makes …

Apps

11 Ways A Condom Can Save Your Life: Multi-functional survival uses for a CONDOM.

I’ve just come out of hibernation from writing another survival book (details to come soon). I really need a fun ‘creative’ and not too serious …

Condoms

Flashlight Stocked With Survival Gear

A flashlight, compass, and survival kit in one? While this might not be the lightest option (18 ounces filled) for a simple survival kit, the VSSL …

Trail Running

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It's like <i>Inception</i>, but with UAVs: the guys at Flite Test recently sought to redefine 'overkill' by using four remote-controlled aircraft to deliver …

Drones

Instapaper Now Free to Download, Adds Text-To-Speech and User Profiles

iOS/Android: Bookmark-and-read-later tool Instapaper updated with quite a few new features today, like text-to-speech, user profiles, and some nifty …

Apps

When These CMYK Coasters Are Stacked a Masterpiece Is Revealed

As newspapers, magazines, and books are slowly replaced with electronic alternatives, the art of CMYK printing is slowly dying alongside them. So …

Art

Google's Chromecast Gets 1080p Chrome Casting in Beta

Google is offering Chromecast owners 1080p tab casting through the latest beta version of its desktop Chrome browser extension.<p>At the moment, you can configure the extension to cast in one of three different qualities: Standard (480p), High (720p) and Extreme (720p with a higher bitrate). By …

IKEA takes a jab at Apple in an ad for its latest catalog

The biggest target is typically the easiest to hit, and ahead of Apple's big event next week IKEA's taking a good-natured swing at Cupertino. To debut its new 2015 catalog, the Swedish furniture company crafted a video that bears more than a passing resemblance to a TV spot from the iPhone company. …

Build A 3D Printed Wearable Daft Punk Helmet

When my daughter was not more than 4 years old, she came up to me, tiny voice and hair in lopsided pigtails from the days activities, and said “Mommy, when I grow up, I wanna be Daft Punk.” She loved them! We’d watch Interstella 5555 every day, over and over and over again. And I was completely OK …

Buy 'Destiny' on PS3 or Xbox 360 and upgrade to new-gen for free

The wait is almost over: <i>Destiny</i>, former <i>Halo</i>-developer Bungie's ambitious shooter, releases this coming Tuesday. If you're holding out on it because you don't have a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, though, there's no reason. Bungie has announced that should you purchase the game for PlayStation 3 or Xbox …

There's a Horror Novel Lurking in These Ikea-Style Photos

For the DIY-challenged among us, Ikea catalogues are already terrifying enough in their own right. For everybody else, there's Horrorstör—a …

Furniture

1960s version of Game of Thrones' opening credits is perfectly retro

Milan Vuckovic mashed up two things most humans love by re-imagining Game of Thrones' opening credits in the style of Saul Bass, the master of the …

Robotic raptors look and fly like the real thing

Dubbed "Robirds," these flying raptor creations are the brainchild of Nico Nijenhuis from Clear Flight Solutions. The remotely controlled, realistic …

Lenovo unveils super-thin, super-light tablet (and the price isn't bad, either)

Tablet fatigue: We have it, you have it. We all have it. That said, we'd be remiss if we let IFA go by without mentioning Lenovo's new Android slate. The Tab S8, as it's called, is an 8-inch device that manages to be almost as thin as both the Retina display iPad mini and the new Samsung Galaxy Tab …

Explore the world of 'Destiny' through Google Street View

Whether it's touring an insanely large cruise ship or the Polar Bear capital of the world, Google's Street View has you covered. But the search giant doesn't want to limit that virtual experience to tangible, real-life things, which is why it's teamed up with Bungie to let you experience the …

Check out these insane new bikes from designer Philippe Starck

So what is it like to drive with Nissan's Smart rearview mirror?

Despite all the changes going on in automobiles lately, one thing that's remained pretty consistent in every car I've driven has been the rearview mirror. We can check that one off now though, now that I've taken a test drive in a Nissan Rogue equipped with the new Smart rearview mirror. Due to …

The Most Incredible Use Of 425 Square Feet You've Ever Seen

It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City …

New York City

Google X Labs introduces Project Wing, drone-based delivery system

Those boys at the Google X Labs are at it again, announcing their latest project that looks to take the battle with Amazon to the sky: Project Wing. …

Pixlr, a Great Online Photo Editor, Is Now Free on the Desktop

If you haven't tried out Autodesk's fabulous Pixlr, a capable photo editor in the browser, you should. It's good. And now, it's available as a free …

Software

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Gorgeous 3D Printed Prosthetic Born of Boredom

Evan Kuester, like many students, found his course work to be less than inspiring. However, he did have access to some really cool tools, such as a large 3D printer that started his mind wandering. Evan had noticed a fellow student on campus a few times. The thing that he noticed was that she had …

Get Every Last Drop of Juice Out of a Lime with this Technique

There are many ways to squeeze the juices from fruits, but the structure of limes are a little different than lemons and other citrus fruits. This …

Recipes

Sounds of Street View takes you on a virtual vacation

You can only experience so much of a place by poking around it in Google Maps, and that's why Amplifon, a hearing aid company from the UK (seriously), put together a little getaway-in-a-browser called Sounds of Street View. The name really says it all -- once you pop on your headphones (trust us, …

Leave your phone at home without feeling uneasy about it

Finally, there's a device with a spec sheet that'll let you feel good about leaving your <i>other</i> phone elsewhere. Enter the noPhone: a solid brick of plastic that stands in at the size and weight comparable to any of those popular handsets. What's more, the device has a 0-megapixel camera, infinite …

Google's modular phone gets cheaper thanks to a new processor

One of the biggest challenges behind Google's modular Project Ara phone platform has been getting processors to play nicely with the technology. How do you let someone swap out the very heart of their device as easily as they would a memory card? By creating a CPU for that very purpose, that's how. …

Virgin America passes out Nexus 7s to crew members

Nexus 7 tablets will soon be a common sight on Virgin America planes, but unlike other airlines that lend passengers tablets for entertainment, you can only use them if you're part the crew. On a VA plane, you can easily order grub by pressing a special "food button" on an in-flight entertainment …