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Mammut Designs a Ski Backpack You’ll Never Have to Take Off

Mammut designed its fast and light Spindrift collection to solve that one, everlasting problem backpacks can’t seem to shake: access requires …

Save money on your hotel room with the latest tool from Service

Traveling the world may be on your bucket list, but unless you’ve got buckets full of money to spend, your jetsetting habits may be a bit difficult …

Overclocking

Encrypting Your Emails Just Got Stupid-Easy With ProtonMail's New Bridge Tool

ProtonMail, an email service favored among privacy advocates due to its automatic use of end-to-end encryption, has launched a new product aimed at …

Melodics is a video game-like app that promises to make you a better musician with five minutes of practice a day

<i>New Zealand startup Melodics, whose finger-drumming tutorial app has been helping musicians’ MPC skills since 2015, has today launched a set of more</i> …

Music Production

PortaPresso is an iPhone-connected portable espresso maker that does it all

Coffee is a growing trend it seems. I just ordered my first bean grinder and french press to start moving away from pre-ground Sam’s Club coffee and K-Cups. One area I’ve never really ventured into before, however, is making espresso at home, let alone on the road.<p>PortaPresso does just that, …

How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her

The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated.<p>She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of …

Crime

This brilliant new AI will fight email scammers by wasting their time

Netsafe, a New Zealand-based non-profit online safety group, introduced an AI email bot this week that will fight back against phishing scams by …

Smartphone Accessories: RAVPower 20100mAh Power Bank w/ AC Plug & USB-C $90, more

Sunvalley Brands via Amazon is offering the RAVPower 20100mAh 65W Built-in 2-Prong AC Plug Universal Power Bank for $109.99, but if you checkout with code <b>KJAAC65W</b> the price drops to <b>$89.99 shipped</b>. That’s a $20 discount off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it listed at Amazon. With USB-C …

30-minute Python Web Scraper

I’ve been meaning to create a web scraper using Python and Selenium for a while now, but never gotten around to it. A few nights ago, I decided to …

Web Development

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 1

Imagine someone just starting to learn the piano. What does it sound like? Hot Cross Buns? Mary Had a Little Lamb? I sat down with composer Jason …

Piano

Growmore is a modular building kit for urban gardeners

Planting boxes can be bolted together to create mini gardens and farms, with this simple construction system devised by Danish architects Sine …

Prefab Homes

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Beaches

How to Edit Your Photos to Look Professional

No matter how good you think your photographs might be right out of the camera or smartphone, they can almost always be improved through even a few …

The Loop Elite: The Go-To Firms Of Chicago

Lake Whillans, a leader in the field of litigation finance, supports innovative entrepreneurs and businesses across the country. Over the past year, …

University of Chicago

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Dishwasher

How To Clean and Maintain a Dishwasher<p>Keep the Soap Scum Out of Your Dishwasher<p>Updated December 16, 2017<p>Have you wondered whether you should clean …

Home Improvement

Making a Small-Scale Brewery With A Raspberry Pi And Python

No doubt many Hackaday readers will have tried their hand at home brewing. It’s easy enough, you can start with a can of hopped malt extract and a …

Raspberry Pi

How To Build A $999 AMD Ryzen, Liquid-Cooled, Overclocked 6-Core Gaming PC

If you have around $1000 to spend on a new powerful gaming PC, then there are a number of decisions you have to make. Do you go Intel or AMD for your processor? Nvidia or AMD for your graphics card? Which case do you buy? I’ll be looking at all these choices in this article, but ultimately picking …

Computer Hardware

Send text messages and photos without a cell connection thanks to Sonnet

A new device from Sonnet Labs promises to make it much easier for people to stay in communication with one another while traveling off the grid. The …

Track Down

The best video games of 2017 so far

With trippy PS4 explorers, hilariously enjoyable Nintendo Switch releases and perhaps the greatest game of the decade – here are the best games we’ve played this year<p>More on the best of 2017 so far: Albums | TV | Films<p>Arms<p><b>Nintendo Switch; Nintendo</b><p>Nintendo’s bright, brisk take on the fighting game …

Gaming

Fake Wall Outlet Sticker Prank

Just Basic Dave took one look at these Fake Wall Outlet Stickers and he knew: the next great prank of 2017 had arrived. Through his Twitter account …

Diets

Zotac lines up a gaming desktop, graphics cards, and mini PCs for Computex

Like clockwork, device makers are beginning to roll out their lineups for the upcoming Computex show, including Zotac. The company will have on …

Computer Hardware

AirBuddy: This Amazing Floating Gadget Lets You Dive Without Scuba Gear

That's your next holiday destination sorted.<p>If you’ve ever been scuba diving, or seen someone doing it you’ll know that it’s not the most graceful of …

Gear & Gadgets

Ableton's interactive lessons teach the basics of music production

It's incredibly easy to make a music track today with all the killer tools out there. You don't have to convince a bunch of musicians to show up in your garage to record a session, nor do you need to become a multi-instrumentalist like Prince. All you need is a decent digital audio workstation like …

Music Production

The Turds Who Voted to Sell Out Your Online Privacy Get Their Faces Plastered on Billboards

Last month, Congress voted to repeal FCC rules that would prevent internet service providers from selling your personal web browsing and app usage …

Net Neutrality

Legend of Zelda Barrel Arcade Machine: If Donkey Kong and Link Had a Kid - Technabob

This barrel-shaped Legend of Zelda themed arcade cabinet is not only fun to play, but a great piece of home decor too. It comes from Redditor …

KZ Gear Floating Sunglasses

KZ Gear Sunglasses are the kind of floaters you'll be thankful for in the water. The TAC polarized sunglasses provide your typical 100% UV …

Now You Can Play PC Video Games On Nintendo Switch

Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of their computers to stream PC games to any device — including the …

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