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Wedding Hack: 13 DIY Gifts for Your ‘Maids

Hey brides. We feel for you. We really do. You have a million and one decisions to make… and that’s stressful… and that’s how bridezilla ends up rearing her ugly head. Take a deep breathe. The wedding experts are here to answer at least one of your questions: What to gift your bridesmaids? I mean, …

Make Your Own DIY Solar Charger

Keep your gadgets powered even when you’re off the grid.<p><b>MATERIALS</b><br>Plywood<br>Jigsaw<br>Drill<br>Nails<br>Hammer<br>Two 1-inch (2.5 cm) wood slats<br>5-watt, 12-volt solar panel<br>Hinge<br>Soldering iron and solder ¼-inch (6.35-mm) plastic mono plug<br>Cigarette-lighter Y adapter<br>12-volt 12AH rechargeable battery<br>Solar DC charger …

10 Easy Pieces: Macramé Plant Hangers

Last seen in the 1970s, macramé has won our hearts again. A new generation of knotted rope planters look airy and fresh enough to transform suspended …

Outdoor Spaces

15 DIY Gadgets You Can Make with Raspberry Pi

Nope, that’s not a misspelling in the title. Raspberry Pi has as little to do with raspberry pie as it does with giving someone a raspberry (you know, the kind you used to give people on the playground back in the day).<p>Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer – it can literally fit in your …

Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.<p>The time and cost of sequencing entire human genomes has dropped dramatically in the 21st century. …

Genetics

The next big step for cellular networks isn’t 5G. It’s the cloud

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>At Mobile World Congress next week we’re going to hear a lot about 5G, that amorphous term for the …

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

WhatsApp Rival Telegram Sees 5M Downloads in a Day

<b>Update, February 24:</b> Ok, folks, it looks like things are gathering serious momentum. Telegram says it saw 5 million downloads on Sunday, and it is top of the App Store in nearly 50 countries worldwide.<p>It seems that the recent WhatsApp outage, combined with security issues and Facebook’s impending …

Employees Are More Productive When They Can Tweet

Though it may seem counterintuitive, giving employees time to play around on their smartphones every day could actually benefit businesses, new …

DIY: Homemade Insect Repellent Sprays and Lotions

‘Tis the season for camping trips and beach parties, barbecues and patio drinks, and you can bet that insects of all shapes and sizes are rubbing …

Insects

DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

Some of you might think it’s crazy to start thinking about gardening when winter is just getting started, but the opposite couldn’t be more true! …

Beautiful Houses: Loft Conversion

This week we will show you the beautiful transformation loft conversion in Terrassa, Spain, a project by Egue & Seta. The details of the project on …