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15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

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Is It Actually Cheaper to Order Everything from Amazon?

Amazon's pretty much the go-to place for cheap gadgets, books, music, food, and just about everything else. But we wanted to see how much cheaper it …

How to turn a developer into a founder: Advice from those who’ve done it

For six years, Peter Relan specialized in turning developers into founders. At his YouWeb incubator, the investor/tech veteran found talented developers such as Jason Citron and turned them into the creators of companies.<p>It isn’t easy to make that switch. Citron did, founding OpenFeint, a social …

14 Cool Arduino Projects That Will Make Your Life Awesome

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Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

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Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Build a Treehouse in the Backyard

Make a world-class backyard tree house that will stand the test of time.<p>It's a common-sense rule of treehouse construction: Make it lightweight. So I felt some stirrings of anxiety when the stocky, bearded sawmill owner pulled up to the house with a flatbed trailer stacked with oak timbers. Full of …

Woodworking

DIY Barn Door Track Tutorail

Scott, my husband, is an AMAZING DIY handyman. I like to call him the Handy Husband. Between the hardwood floors, our entire home office, the kitchen …

Woodworking

diy mounted shelving

our living room wall is HUGE. and of course, there’s a big fireplace in the middle so there isn’t room for a large credenza or console. just one cute …

DIY Chicken Coops Even Your Neighbors Will Love

The thought alone of a neighbor building a homemade chicken coop in their backyard is enough to make most people cringe. Personally, I love the idea …

Farming

HOUSE*TWEAKING

Wow! The sliding barn door in our bedroom has caused quite a raucous. 104 comments??!! Yowsas.<p>Wanna know how we, I mean, Handy Hubby did it? Good. …

House Design

How to Build a DIY Fire Pit — The Family Handyman

Overview<p>Meet a pro<p>Doug Montzka, of Montkza Concrete & Masonry in St. Paul, MN, has been in the concrete and masonry business for 23 years. He’s seen …

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Dining Table

Shares 16K<p>Did you see the vintage chair I made over yesterday? Well we bought it to accent this amazing table that my husband built last weekend.<p>You …

Woodworking

Why This Outdoor Space Is Just As Cool As You Think It Is

For the last several months I've had the image above saved on my computer. When I first came across it, I had one of those, "I want to go to there" …

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Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

Augment your dSLR camera with an Android app that offers advantages like better focus, time-lapse photography, and even the option to share photos the moment they're shot. Sharon Vaknin shows you how.<p>That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help …

Mobile Photography

Five tips for the new Google Maps on Android

Checking out the new version of Google Maps and noticing some new features, but also some missing ones? Here's five quick tips to help you navigate the new interface.<p>After promising that Maps would receive a face lift and some new features at Google I/O, the app is finally delivering the goods. …

50+ Fresh Logo Designs for Inspiration

A <b>Logo</b> is a graphical element that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, …

Graphic Design

How to Create the Ultimate Tech-Infused Retro Arcade Coffee Table

Sometimes coffee tables hold coffee, but most of the time they just sit there and look like a required piece of furniture in a room. Instead of …

Computer Hardware

Google Art Project Gets A Redesign With Improved Navigation And Search Tools

The Google Art Project got a major redesign today that includes a much improved and faster navigation and new search features. The improved search tools now make it significantly easier to filter any list of artworks by artist, place, data and related events.<p>Given that the Google Art Project …

How one Irish woman made $22bn for Apple in a year

Cathy Kearney, an accountant in the Irish city of Cork, appears to live a fairly modest home life. A graduate of the local university, her home for …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

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