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How To Make A $454 Homemade Air Conditioner For About $15. This Is Totally Awesome, And So Easy To Make!

If you’ve ever had your power go out on one of those hot summer days you know just how important keeping cool can be.<p>Seems every year people die due …

Interceptors in AngularJS and Useful Examples

The $http service of AngularJS allows us to communicate with a backend and make HTTP requests. There are cases where we want to capture every request …

Kickstart Your Project With INIT And Grunt

9 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Little Book of Lettering

The book suggestion of this week is once again about typography and hand lettering. The title is Little Book of Lettering and the author is Emily …

Daemon And Influx Author Daniel Suarez On Why Innovation Has Stalled

Daniel Suarez self-published his first novel, <i>Daemon</i>, in 2006. The book and its sequel <i>Freedom™</i> chronicled the rise of a botnet that uses self-driving cars to kill humans, crashes the stock market, and creates a new society in its own image. His next novel, <i>Kill Decision</i>, published by Dutton in 2012, …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

DuckDuckGo Goodies that every SysAdmin Should Know

<b>DuckDuckGo,</b> a private search engine that doesn't track your data over the internet and respects your online privacy<b>,</b> offers hundreds of Goodies that …

Meet the fighter pilot trying to crack the code of NFL data

After 15 years flying F-18 fighter jets for the U.S. Navy, Brian Burke probably knows more about aerial combat than anyone you’ll ever meet. It’s …

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

Microsoft Wants to Buy Your Smartphone or Tablet for $250

In addition to $100 for your PS3 or Xbox 360, Microsoft now wants to offer $250 for your smartphone or tablet. There’s just one catch: the amount is credit only usable at the Microsoft Store.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>As you can see, Microsoft is very keen on getting you to buy a Surface 2 with …

One Artist’s Mission To Photograph Every Native American Tribe In The U.S.

Matika Wilbur is interviewing and photographing members of each federally recognized tribe in an effort to break down stereotypes.<p>Contemporary media rarely paints an authentic picture of Native American culture. Consider the racist namesake and logo of the Washington Redskins, the romanticized …

University of Washington

Imagine Dieter Rams Showing Up at Your Final Design School Crit

Your final, graduating presentation at ID school is an intense experience. Unlike academic majors, with industrial design everything you've learned …

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

Cryptography Hacks - Hash Encryption using DuckDuckGo Search Engine

Over the past several months, it has become clear that the Internet and our Privacy have been fundamentally compromised. A Private search engine</b> …

Gubia Font Family

Gubia – Minimalist and Geometric Typeface.<p>Argentina based type designer Pablo Balcells designed the <b>Gubia</b> font family for type foundry Graviton. This …

Photographer Takes on Multiple Roles in Creative Self-Portrait

Los Angeles-based photographer and multifaceted artist Christine McConnell takes some really interesting images that place herself in multiple roles. Besides being behind the camera, McConnell also serves as the model, stylist, costume and set designer throughout much of her photography. Her keen …

Sketch Collection by Marcelo Shultz

We have featured Marcelo Shultz a few times on Abduzeedo and it seems that it's becoming a trend. That's because he never ceases to inspire us with …

Teenage hacker creates next-gen crypto-platform

Most people think of bitcoin as a form of money, if they think of bitcoin at all. But 19-year-old hacker Vitalik Buterin sees it as something more -- …

Cryptography experts pen open letter against NSA surveillance

The pressure on the US government to reform the NSA’s surveillance programs is growing. Apple, Google, and Microsoft all called for change last month alongside a petition from international authors calling for an end to mass surveillance. President Obama announced big changes to government …

Simple Graphics by George Bokhua

Simple Graphics, Marks, and Logotypes.<p>Our daily readers certainly remember the negative space animal icons by George Bokhua. Here is another …