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3D Printed Bionic Claws with MyoWare Muscle Sensors

Just flex your forearm and a fraction of a second later your 4-inch claws fly out!<p>One of our prime passions is to motivate the next great minds and ideas by posting informative step-by-step tutorials. To celebrate the launch of our fourth-generation muscle sensor, the MyoWare, we’ve put together a …

The Dessert You Need Right Now: Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

It’s here: spring! Which means two things: 1. Our farmers' markets are finally filled with gorgeous fruits and vegetables, and 2. It’s not yet too hot to turn on our ovens. So, the time to bake is now! To prove it, Senior Food Editor Alison Roman headed to the test kitchen to make one of her …

Baking

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

No fuss homemade turkey meatballs in a rich tomato sauce simmered all day your slow cooker! This classic recipe is a keeper and one I'm happy to …

30 Excellent Slow Cooker Recipes For Lazy People

Love a good meal, but too lazy? With this healthy slow cooker recipes you will make healthy snacks in no time, with no big effort. Yummy and healthy.

18 Lessons in Smart Prototyping From a Self-Made Billionaire

Dan Gelbart made a fortune in R&D for his company Creo. His prototyping was done at home, in his basement, using tools on par with what many of us have access to at our local hackerspaces and universities.<p>In his spare time he has put together a short YouTube course on “how to build stuff” for …

LED Lamp With Sleep Timer

[youtube:http://youtu.be/Z0K_tAZyO2g]<p>Light plays an important role in sleep. Bright lights keep us awake and dim lights help us get to sleep. One of the best tricks for getting to sleep is to start turning off lights before you actually go to bed. By gradually reducing the amount of light, it helps …

The Easiest Way To Try Out Windows 10 Technical Preview Is On A Mac

I’ve been thinking of trying out Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical preview but was a bit discouraged by Microsoft’s warnings to anyone thinking about taking the plunge.<p>The company cautions that the preview is only for people who “really know your way around a PC and feel comfortable troubleshooting …

Software

Best Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

There are tons of people who are quickly turning to the use of their own home blenders and creating power smoothies for their workout journey!<p>Why …

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Air Travel

18 Stuffed Desserts With a Secret Inside

Do you ever struggle with selecting just one confection? With these 18 stuffed dessert recipes you no longer need to make the tough choice between candy, cake, cookies and brownies. Combining several (or all) of these delicious goodies into one sweet mashup is totally the way to go. Scroll through …

Dessert

With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dr. Michael Patton is co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Medical Innovation Labs.</i><p>The recent and successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its quick spread) as evidence that medical …

How Sapphire, The Nearly Indestructible Material Now Being Used For Smartphones, Is Made

There's been a lot of buzz around sapphire, an extremely hard material that smartphone makers are using to produce scratch-proof screen displays. Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, unveiled the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display on Friday. The announcement follows rumors that …

Protons

The Fitness Band/Alarm Clock That Motivates You with Electric Shocks

Goodbye, self-motivation. Hello, 340 volts of move your ass.<p><b>It's hard to fathom</b> a feature missing from modern fitness bands and smartwatches. They measure heart rate, blood pressure, sleep patterns, steps, fat, and funds. Now fitness bands do one more thing: Shock the piss out of you.<p>Coming in …

Bands

11 Google Chrome Extensions That Will Boost Your Productivity

We're all trying to find the next productivity hack.<p>But did you know that the key to getting more done might be in your browser?<p>Google's Chrome Web Store is chock-full of cool add-ons for your browser.<p>But as Chrome has become more popular, the Chrome Web Store has become like Apple's App Store: …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Apple rejects game app measuring the height of phone tosses

Apple has rejected a game app that scores players on how high they can toss their smartphone in the air.<p>The game, "Send Me To Heaven," launched this week and is available free for Android smartphones. IPhone users, however, will not be able to download the app.<p>"Apple thought it was violating one of …