David Mackill

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BIG’s LEGO House officially opens to the public in Denmark

It’s finally here—Bjarke Ingels Group’s much-anticipated LEGO House in Denmark officially opens to the public today. Built in the small town of …

So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do

Back in August, a study came out about bacteria in kitchen sponges that sent home chefs into a frenzy.<p>But when we looked carefully at the study, we realized much of the news coverage about it was incorrect.<p>The study, published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>, undertook a thorough investigation into how many …

Microbiology
Income Inequality

Talons Smartphone Car Mount System Keeps Your Phone Secure (video)

If you have problems keeping your smartphone in place while driving you may be interested in a new mounting system called Talons which has been …

Taipei Transforms Public Subway Cars into Immersive Sports Venues

Immersive advertising is an ingenious way to get people excited about a campaign or cause, because they then feel like they’re part of the action. This can happen any place—even somewhere as ordinary as public transit. The New York Public Library recently transformed one of their underground trains …

Taipei

The US government says you shouldn’t be forced to use special characters in your passwords

It might be getting easier to remember all of your passwords. The standards organization of the United States, NIST, has concluded that many common requirements for passwords, like forcing you to use special characters, are misguided.<p>Instead, NIST recommends the use of lengthy passwords, and …

Information Systems

SmartDuvet Breeze adds temperature control to the self-making bed cover

Smartduvet impressed us when it tfirst announced its self-making bed. Now, with the launch of the Smartduvet Breeze, the company added the ability …

Disability

Get a discount on your hotel after you book

Give DreamCheaper the go-ahead and it'll work to score you a lower rate on your reservation. It doesn't always come through, but why not let it try?<p>Few things make me happier than saving money without having to work at it.<p>That's why I'm still perfectly satisfied with BillFixers, a service that …

Hospitality

How to adjust your driver's seat like a pro

Everyone gets this wrong. Now you won't.<p>Most of us adjust our driver's seat the way most of us play craps: Just move everything around and see if it works out OK. There is a better way, documented by the driving ergonomics team at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, England. I love …

Accessories

Walabot DIY gives you Superman-style X-ray vision in your home | Trusted Reviews

<b>Already a hit in the US, the Walabot DIY smart stud finder is set to land in the UK, but what’s it all about? Let us explain.</b><p>Walabot DIY is a 3D …

Imaging
United Kingdom

10 products that'll turn your bedroom into a sleep palace

1. ReST Bed for Athletes<p>Meet the mother of all mattresses. ReST Bed was created specifically for triathletes, who endure a tremendous work load, …

Responding to Feedback You Disagree With

Maybe it’s your performance review. Or a 360-degree feedback report. Or (unsolicited) advice from a colleague. Maybe you got a dressing-down from an angry client. Or overheard the nickname your team has for you. Whatever it was, it was wrong. Off-base. Unfair. They don’t understand the situation. …

Leadership

New Elaborate Patterns and Designs Carved on Produce by ‘Gaku’ | Colossal

<p>Although we first mentioned his work here only a month ago, food artist Gaku has continues to share numerous examples of his inventive approach to …

Art

40 years of data show immigration decreases or stabilizes crime rates | Ars Technica

When the number of immigrants goes up, violent crime goes down.<p>According to the White House Office of the Press Secretary, a recent Executive Order …

Border Security

After years of being “locked in,” patients communicate, say they’re happy | Ars Technica

New brain-computer interface deciphers yes/no from blood flow and brain waves.<p>Patients with complete “locked-in syndrome”—conscious, but fully …

Lou Gehrig

The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

Workouts

Clever Door Sensor Plays The Seinfeld Bass Riff Whenever Someone Enters The Room

(Image Link)<p>That funky <i>Seinfeld</i> theme song bass riff has been stuck in my head since the 90s, and every time I think about a scene from the show I …

Guitar

Ideas For Creating Closet Space in Small Homes

(Image credit: Adalmina's Secret)<p>Living in a tiny apartment? Short on closet space? Here's a clever way to make a walk-in (yes, walk-in!) closet in …

Lofts

Migrants committing fewer crimes, according to BKA report

Migrants and asylum-seekers are typically the first group suspected in a criminal investigation in Germany. A report by Germany's Federal Criminal …

North Africa

For the love of God, eat more nuts… and other 2016 diet derps | Ars Technica

As you plan your New Year’s resolution diet, there’s plenty to take in—and skip.<p>As a new year dawns and we try to recover from a 2016 hangover, many …

Holistic Medicine

Illuminated Coffee Cups Are an Unconventional Stage for Dramatic Cut Paper Scenes

Look inside of a paper coffee cup and you might discover one of Anastassia Elias’ detailed artworks. Crafted inside of the unassuming vessels, the tiny worlds depict people talking, laughing, snapping photos, and of course, enjoying a hot beverage. Each piece is small enough to hold in your hand, …

Coffee

Gadgets to Help You Stay Cool

Some are high-tech, others are goofy, but when the weather is this hot beggars can't be choosers.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Inventions

Dentists forgot to study flossing for a century, recommended it anyway | Ars Technica

Federal health experts dropped it from health guidelines due to lack of research.<p>For many, taking the time to floss every day is a bother. But for …

Dentistry

Incredibly Detailed Pencil Carvings by Artist Cindy Chinn – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good | Ars Technica

Few pros, but cons include upped risk of infection, microbiome changes, drug resistance.<p>Whether you’re coming home from an airport fluttering with …

Dining Rooms

The design of these hangers is solving a problem we didn't know existed

Frustrated with how little space he had in his dorm room closet, Drew Cleaver was motivated to design a solution without changing the closet …

Design

This photographer creates amazing imaginary worlds out of everyday food items

The Seattle based photographer is the mastermind behind "Big Appetites," a photo series and book that combines miniature human figures with foods to create life-like scenes.<p>From a man pushing a snowblower through piles of powdered donuts to a family camping trip under a broccoli forrest, Boffoli's …

Climbing