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Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

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40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

From Tech City to Tech Nation

The M4 corridor was a byword for high tech long before the Shoreditch scene had even been imagined, says Tech City UK CEO Gerard Grech<p>On a recent train trip to Manchester and Newcastle, the man sitting next to me asked what kind of business I was travelling on. “I’m visiting tech start-ups in …

Ireland Becomes a Major Destination for European Founders

With dozens of millions of Irish people living outside the country, it totally made sense to turn to them and make them useful. It turned out however that at the time many of non-Irish founders were also interested in starting their business on the Emerald Isle.<p>“It came to a point when we were …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part One

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>There are infinite paintings, but also a more finite sense of …

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.<p>But a …

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3D printing helps surgeons save 5-year-old's life

Spanish surgeons frustrated by a young boy's seemingly inoperable tumor turn to 3D printing to tackle the challenging operation.<p>A practice surgical procedure on a 3D-printed tumor has helped surgeons successfully remove the tricky real one from a 5-year-old boy in Spain.<p>The boy was diagnosed with …

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HiddenCash millionaire says thousands of pounds to be hidden in English countryside

Philanthropist has upped the stakes, announcing he will start tweeting clues to whereabouts of £3,000 hidden in three wooden boxes in a village in the UK<p>The American millionaire who has been hiding cash in cities around the world and tweeting clues about where to find it has said he is to return to …

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Video games 'aid business skills'

Playing the right kinds of video games can help develop valuable business skills such as problem-solving, planning and decision-making, a new study suggests.<p>Complex puzzle games are good at developing the kind of brain functions needed to succeed in a business environment, according to the report …

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A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones.<p>The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable.<p>The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones …

Eventblimp For iPhone Aggregates Nearby Events From Facebook, Eventbrite, Meetup And More

A handy iPhone application called Eventblimp is launching today on the iTunes App Store to help you better discover all the different types of local events and activities happening around you. To do so, the app is aggregating from a number of popular event finders and social services, including …

New in tech this week

Apple's new apps, Pure's new audio-syncing system, a solar-powered plane and Dyson's shelved smartglasses<p>• <b>Health and home on your phone.</b> Apple unveiled its plans for its iPhone software for the next year complete with Home and Health apps.<p>Apple's Home app promises to automate the house, remotely …

Diane von Furstenberg collaborates with Google Glass

Luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter has announced a new collection for the designer smartglasses which will go on sale in the US at the end of June<p>Luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter has announced it will sell a selection of a new limited edition Diane von Furstenberg Google Glass collection in …

Kickstarter Creator Handbook offers crowdfunding hints and tips

New website promises advice on how to make pitches stand out from the crowd<p>Kickstarter has launched a new "Creator Handbook" in an effort to help more of its users successfully hit their crowdfunding targets.<p>Launched as part of the company's website, the handbook offers advice on first steps, what …

How Harry Potter saved one small Highland town's economy

Mallaig's days as a bustling herring port are long gone, but the town is still full of people today. Few would have guessed that its commercial salvation would be owed to a modern fairytale<p>Mallaig is far from the prettiest of Highland settlements, even when the weather is fine and you can look over …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Delta Millworks guides us through the art of shou sugi ban.<p>Taking …

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