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Easy Stretches Almost Everyone Can Do to Stay Flexible

GIF<p>Flexibility is very important, especially as we get older. Here are some basic, everyday stretches to improve and maintain your …

Five Quick Exercises You Can Do to Fix Your Hunched Posture

Our necks, shoulders, and backs suffer when we hunch over our keyboards and screens all day. If you’d like to correct your posture, these 30-second …

Breaking: Finding Dory’s Hank Has Been Hiding in Every Disney Pixar Film

You know about the Pizza Planet truck and A113, but we guarantee you don’t know this: <i>Finding Dory</i>’s Hank has been secretly hiding in every single …

Yea or Nay? The Plank-Topped English-Style Workbench

Also: Yea or Nay on paid online instruction?<p>Given current trends in woodworking, every single solid-wood workbench I've seen features a top …

Canadian Chef Designs the "Ultimate Cutting Board"

Michael Motamedi's "Swiss Army Knife" approach<p>When it comes to newfangled cutting board designs, I'm a fan of the Mocubo, which we covered here. But …

Custom Controllers For Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program is already a runaway indie video game hit, and if you ask some people, they’ll tell you it is <i>the way</i> to learn all about orbital …

The Elio Tricycle Car Can Go 600 Miles On One Tank Of Gas

The humble tricycle doesn’t exactly get a lot of respect as a mode of transportation. You’re more likely to see it as a goofy training exercise than …

Cabins

The Jeremy Broun Routing Omni Jig

YouTube

Roundup: 10 DIY Garage Organization Ideas

Stuff. We all have it. Especially if we have a garage. And kids. And a yard. And are DIYers. BUT, <i>because</i> we're DIYers, we can easily whip up some of …

DIY

Clemson Tigers Marching Band Performs a Tribute to Classic Nintendo Video Games

The Clemson Tigers marching band performed an awesome tribute to Nintendo during a recent halftime performance. The band forms the shape of a classic …

Overly Suave IT Guy Meme (Is Really More Of A Pervert IT Guy With Dirty Computer Related Pickup Lines Meme)

These are a bunch of the new 'Overly Suave IT Guy' meme. If he were an actual real person he'd be fired for sexual harassment before he even finished …

Weekend Projects - Mini Blind Minder

How to Refinish a Piece of Furniture : Furniture Restoration

The Poisonous Employee-Ranking System That Helps Explain Microsoft’s Decline

There were many reasons for the decline of Microsoft under Steve Ballmer, including, as I wrote this morning, its lack of focus and its habit of …

Steve Ballmer

How to Completely Anonymize Your BitTorrent Traffic with a Proxy

BitTorrent isn’t the quiet haven it once was. These days, everyone’s looking to throttle your connection, spy on what you’re downloading, or even …

Ribba key box

<b>Materials:</b> 1 RIBBA photo frame, 6 door knobs, glue, scissors, black spray paint<p><b>Description:</b> I was inspired by aRIBBA earrings organizer. But I needed …

House Design

How to Build a Heads-Up Display for Your Car

Heads-up displays (transparent displays that let drivers see data without looking down) are built-in on some modern luxury cars, but if you're not …

How to: Make Easy and Elegant DIY Concrete Planters

To the uninitiated, concrete might seem a bit intimidating. But, it's got all kinds of fun, design-y uses in home decor projects. These planter …

Storage for Photographers

<b>Note:</b> I wrote a sequel: Storage for Photographers (Part 2)<p>There comes a time in every photographer's life when they must ask themselves what to do …

Tutorials

Countering the Pink Aisle With Engineering Toys for Girls

Goldieblox is a wonderful company that started last year with a Kickstarter campaign to bring their first toy to market (they drew huge crowds to their booth at Maker Faire Bay Area). They specialize in creating engineering toys for girls, and they’ve put out this wonderful new promo video that …

Japanese Toolbox

The first time I came across a box like this, it was housing a circular saw. It was made from rec room paneling, scrap pine, and roofing nails. While not much to look at, it was strong, and the action of the lift-out lid fascinated me. A couple of months later I learned that this is also the common …

Woodworking

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Bloomberg publishes CEO-to-employee-pay chart

Alan sez, "Bloomberg got tired of waiting for the SEC to implement its own rule requiring disclosure of data on how many times the median salary the …

BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today.<p>All …

Software

One Bag Packing Checklist

Clothes<p>□ Three changes of socks and underwear<p>□ Light jacket or sweater<p>□ Three shirts<p>□ Two pairs of pants<p>□ Comfortable shoes<p>Medication<p>□ Eye drops<p>□ …

Backpacking

Insert Coin: Skydog brings cloud-based networking to the home

<i>In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.</i><p>It's safe to say that most people's idea of home networking involves the following steps: buy a …

Dell unveils business- and school-friendly 13.3-inch Latitude 3330 notebook

Cash-strapped businesses and schools are getting some love from Dell today, thanks to its freshly unveiled Latitude 3330 laptop. Shipping with an entry-level price of $419, this modest machine packs an Intel Core i5 3337U processor, a 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 display, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, a 720p HD …

47 Raspberry Pi Projects to Inspire Your Next Build

If you’re looking for inspiration for your first Raspberry Pi project, look no further than the several dozen projects entered in the first ever Raspberry Pi Design Contest, sponsored by MCM Electronics. All the projects were entered into one of four categories – Artistic, Educational, Enclosure, …