Ben Alexander

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Jennifer Worts new stuff

It's been quite some time since we featured Toronto interior designer Jennifer Worts. I see she's been hard at work perfecting her craft, and I am a …

My kind of cottage

Jennifer Worts may be pretty freaking awesome at designing contemporary city homes, but she's got a knack for designing cottages with a bit of a …

Build Your Own Car Computer with a Raspberry Pi

Computers in our cars have been a dream of science fiction for a long time, but they're still a pretty expensive addition, especially if you're …

Raspberry Pi

The World Line Home Screen

While you're waiting for that fancy new Themer app, there are still plenty of great themes out there. For example, the World Line home screen here …

How You Work: Brain Tricks, Office Noise, and Productive Naps

Timetable Is a Personal Organizer Designed for Students

Android: If you're looking for a great way to organize your classes, homework, reading assignments, and schedule, Timetable is an personal organizer …

How to Create Your Own Customized Version of Android with Xposed

Traditionally, if you want to really customize your Android experience, you have to root your phone and flash a new ROM—essentially a whole new …

Apps

Learn the Science of Cooking with This Free Harvard Course

Through cooking you can learn a lot about science—and vice versa. If you'd like to know more about how recipes work, as well as basic physics and …

Online Education

MyTime Schedules Appointments at Almost Any Local Business

Web/iOS: MyTime is a new service that takes the hassle out of scheduling appointments for the doctor, to get your car serviced, to get a haircut, and …

How to Plan a Trip Itinerary Using Custom Google Maps

Itinerary planning seems to be one of those things you can’t efficiently outsource to a computer just yet. It generally requires a couple of things: …

Google Maps

Adult Budgeting 101: How to Create Your First Budget In the Real World

Financial advice isn't an exact science, so it's hard to really sift through the cruft and know what you should do with <i>your</i> money—especially if …

What's The Best Personal Project Management Tool?

When your to-dos turn into projects, you need a tool that can help you organize all of the work you have to do, the work others have to do, and when …

Wakeup.io Wakes You With a Free Wake Up Call, Anywhere in the World

Most of us have a preferred alarm clock, whether it sits on the nightstand next to us or it's just a series of alarms on our smartphones, but if you …

The Rose Desktop

Reader robmburke has a Surface RT tablet that he's managed to customize just to his liking, with RSS feeds across the bottom, system monitors along …

Hang Posters With Toothpaste to Avoid Holes

If you're renting, or just want to avoid holes in the wall, you probably don't want to use tacks to hang posters. Rather than buy sticky pads, just …

How Much You'll Save for Retirement If You Invest Just $50 a Month

The biggest obstacle to saving for retirement—probably the most important financial project we all have to undertake (unless you plan on working …

Iframely for Gmail Adds Inline Previews to Links in Gmail

Chrome: A few years ago, Google added inline previews to Gmail so you could quickly see links that came from YouTube or Flickr. They never went …

Add a Swing-Out Shelf to Your Bathroom Cupboard for Easy Access

Nobody likes a cluttered bathroom counter, but digging through cupboards isn't exactly pleasant either. Over at The Family Handyman, they've put …

Top 10 Tricks for Better Apartment Living

Apartment hunting can be stressful, and living in an apartment isn't always a picnic either. From noisy neighbors to horrible landlords and tight …

Top 10

Five Best Personal Project Management Tools

When your to-do list becomes a monster, and an item next to a checkbox will actually take a long time and multiple people to complete, you need more …

Maintain a Wood Cutting Board with 5 Minutes of Work a Month

If you spend a little extra cash on a nice wood cutting board, you want it to last for a long time. As The Kitchn points out, the best way to do that …

Salt

Ask an Expert: All About Home Construction and Remodeling

Say hello to construction expert Fraser Patterson. Fraser has spent his entire career in the construction field, starting as an apprentice and …

Trackthisforme Tracks Anything You Want

Need to track your weight, height, water intake, backup bubblegum stock, fingernail length, the number of times your dog poops per day, how many red …

Fitness

TabletRocket Compares Tablet Specs and Benchmarks Side by Side

If you're in the market for a new tablet, you have a lot of information to sift through. Benchmarks, specs, software versions, supported apps, …

Wondervoice Finds Parking, Plays Music, Reads Facebook Aloud, and More

iOS: Siri is a solid personal assistant, but she's not perfect. Wondervoice is a hands-free assistant that picks up where she left off and adds some …

Funds Calculates Your Budget, Provides Simple Charts of Your Spending

iOS: Budgeting isn't always the prettiest or easiest-to-understand endeavor. Funds aims to change that by making the process of allotting your money …

Turn One Room into Two with IKEA Wardrobe Doors

Here's an impressive DIY project that can turn a studio into a one-bedroom apartment or otherwise create distinct areas in your home with sliding …

Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)

"Have confidence!" is one of the most essential pieces of advice you'll receive in life that makes no sense if you've never done it. You know what …

Self-improvement

Learn to Code by Breaking Someone Else's Code

One of the best techniques to learn to code is to reverse engineer existing code. Code training company Treehouse explains how to "break" code to …

The Bluetech Home Screen

The old days of dials and bright digital displays aren't lost on My Color Screen user Garyarts, who created this sleek design.<p>If you want to get this …