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Immigrating to the US was hard, but tech will make it easier

When I arrived in the US just after New Year's Day in 1999, I didn't think I would stay. I came here for school and fully expected to return to Malaysia after I was done. Except I didn't. I met my future husband, found new friends, stumbled onto an exciting career and I knew, deep in my heart, that …

Immigration

MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language

There are plenty of things to take for granted in this life, and the ability to hear is one that most of the population does.<p>But not the team at MotionSavvy. MotionSavvy, which emerged from the Leap Motion accelerator AXLR8R, is building a tablet case that leverages the power of the Leap Motion …

In the next big data breach, crowd-sourcing could find the culprits

Following last year’s theft of credit card data from the retailer Target and this year’s discovery of the Heartbleed bug, it’s probably an understatement to say that the credit-card industry has a problem with data breaches.<p>In fact, since 2010, at least 62 million credit card records in the US have …

Identity Theft

Reinventing the wheel with built-in shock absorbers

When Israeli farmer Gilad Wolf broke his pelvis in 2008, he resolved not to lets his crops wither on the vine and became determined to turn his …

For one man, a $50 3D printed hand beats a $42,000 prosthetic

Since 2012, people have been 3D printing robotic hands for those in need through projects like e-NABLE and Robohand. Fifty-three-year-old Jose …

23 Healthy And Delicious Low-Carb Lunches

WANTED: a yummy, filling meal that won't lead to a 2 p.m. carb crash. Is that so much to ask?

11 Glorious Pizza Recipes That Are Calling Your Name

Pizza is always the answer. Always.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow us at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out our new kitchen and home shop, Provisions!

A Better Way to Say Sorry

March 30, 2014<p><i>This post is part of my series on</i> <i>How to Shape Children’s Behavior.</i><p>“Say sorry to your brother.”<p>“But he’s the one who–”<p>“Say it!” you …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Home Decorating

Pictures of the Week 1.10.14

Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

Butter Cookies With Dried Cranberries and Roasted Pecans

The inspiration for this recipe arose a few years ago, when my mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of freshly picked pecans. I was absolutely delighted of course, but wondered what I would end up making with all these pecans.<p>Since the holidays were around the corner, making cookies was the first thing …