Jonathan Yap

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How to change where screenshots are saved on your Mac

I take a <i>lot</i> of screenshots on my Mac. This typically results in my desktop being cluttered with files I don’t really need to be there once I’m done with them.<p>That’s why I decided to change the location where my Mac screenshots are stored. My desktop is now clean and I still have quick access via a</i> …

HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

A clever 16-year-old named Thomas combined his two passions, cycling and electronics, into one very useful DIY gadget. Using a tired CPU fan, an old …

Arduino

Japan begins work on 'world's largest' floating solar farm

Electronics firm builds floating solar farm on a reservoir due to a scarcity of land for utility-scale solar in Japan<p>The Japanese electronics multinational Kyocera has begun work on what it says will be the world’s biggest floating solar farm.<p>The power plant is being built on a reservoir in Japan’s …

Renewable Energy

Is Hyperloop the future of high-speed travel?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1221000/1221392_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522195667_a1fa7c9e452a77f8e3e51f754670e072<p><b>"Yeehaw!" cries the rocket-engineer as he drives the all-terrain buggy hard over the rocks and scrub of the Nevada Desert.</b><p>With his big hat and …

High-speed Rail

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Explore a Map of Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland in Street View

Google Maps Blog thinks tiny in Deutschland.<p>Not content virtually mapping the entire Earth, Google is now making simulations of simulations. As Street View Program Manager Sven Tresp reported on the Google Maps Blog, the company has taken Street View cameras and floated them through Hamburg’s …

Google Maps

Interactive online map of Kyoto lets you toggle between modern day and the 9th century

If you’re a history buff, or time traveler, this could come in handy.<p>With all apologies to Nara, nowhere in Japan can match <b>Kyoto’s reverent</b> …

Smart ways to work with smart folders

Want to keep track of all documents you have greater than 500MB in size? All your PDFs? All your OpenType fonts? Pictures taken with your Canon …

How to Fold Your Hoodie Into a Pillow or a Laptop Bag

Hoodie: noun: <b>hoody</b>; plural noun: <b>hoodies</b>; noun: <b>hoodie</b><p>a hooded sweatshirt or jacket.“outerwear is either a denim jacket or a hoodie”<br>• a piece of clothing …

Learn How to Tie the Zip Tie-Like Constrictor Knot With This Video

Knots may seem like an old-fashioned skill to learn, but they can actually be really helpful in a lot of situations. This video will teach you how to …

Learning

How to: Make a DIY Modern Raised Dog Bowl

My friend (and Curbly blogger extraordinaire) Capree loves dogs. I, myself, being hopelessly allergic to them... have a like-them-from-afar kinda …

Woodworking

Hyper-realistic simulation of the sun will scorch your retina

Now that we know what the sun looks like up close, it's a bit easier to craft realistic images of the light-giving star at the center of our solar …

9 Ugly Things Made Pretty With Paint

We've said it before and we'll say it again: a little color works miracles.<p>We've said it before and we'll say it again: a little color works miracles.

12 Reasons Entrepreneurs With Type-A Personalities Are Unstoppable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Personalities fit into one of two groups -- Type A and Type B -- it’s one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B’s are typically …

Entrepreneurship

How To Build a Coke Can Stove for Hiking and Camping

This next idea is so great and very easy to implement in case of emergency or when camping. The tutorial is going to teach you how to make a small …

Camping

Two Great Chromebook Tools for Creating Animations for Your Class

September 30, 2015<br>Upon your request, here are the two tools we would highly recommend for teachers seeking to create animations and explainer videos …

Six Easy Ways to Tell If That Viral Story Is a Hoax

“And so it begins … ISIS flag among refugees in Germany fighting the police,” blared the headline on the Conservative Post; “with this new leaked …

How to Learn Japanese in 4 Steps – Japan Info

If you are planning on staying in Japan, it’s always helpful to try and learn some of the language. Most of the essentials can be learned from your …

Language Learning

Travels in Japan: [Part 9: Taking your Japanese skills to the next level in Japan]

Many people who visit Japan for a short time (excluding business trips) are there to see the sights and enjoy the wonderful array of foods the …

Read Real Japanese: Essays and Fiction

If there is one problem with getting past the intermediate level of Japanese, it is that you reach this point where you know a good amount of grammar …

The Ultimate Guide to Citing Japanese Sources

Whether you're in high school, college, or grad school, you need to know how to cite your sources. Guides and styles litter the internet but the …

Refine Edge – Your Best Friend in Photoshop

Being able to create precise selections of objects, even if they have fuzzy edges is of major importance in Photoshop. You're not only going to need …

Tutorials

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language Learning