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Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

How to Stain and Finish Wood Furniture

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Furniture<p>How to Stain and Finish Wood Furniture<p>Wood …

Woodworking

How to build a shed from recycled wood - Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

Each year wooden pallets in large amounts are thrown as wastes all over the world. Anyone can build their own lumber shed out of the cast-off wooden …

Bonaverde Coffee Machine May Revolutionize The Industry

Farm to table? Try tree to cup. For the coffee fanatic/snob who needs to have as much control over the coffee brewing process as possible, a new device could change things forever. Bonaverde Coffee Changers has developed a coffee machine that not only grinds and brews, but also roasts beans on the …

Google brings autofill to Chrome for iOS, improves it on Android

There are two types of people in this world: those who like the convenience of autofill, and those who don't think a browser should double as a PA. For the former group, Google's updating its mobile Chrome apps today, and autophilics will be pleased to hear the feature is being added to iOS, with …

This Virtual Tour of Venice Is So Good, You'll Feel Like You're Actually There

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

5 Favorites: Raised Beds for the Garden

The geometry of raised beds in a garden is enough to win me over. Here’s a collection of pre-made (for us hammer-shy types) raised garden beds, all …

Gardening

How to Build a Pergola for Backyard Shade - DIY

<i>Keep your cool under a pergola that brings beauty and comfortable outdoor living to your property.</i><p>June/July 2013<p><i>By Steve Maxwell</i><p>Bountiful sunshine …

Woodworking

How to Grill Salmon - How To Grill

Posted in Fish | no responses<p>Salmon is a great choice for grilling fish due to the amount of fat it naturally contains. Due to this fat content there …

14 Bright Ideas for a Better Wood Stove

The Alliance For Green Heat recently announced the 14 finalists that will compete in the first-ever Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition that showcases some of the cleanest, most efficient next-generation wood stoves. Popular Mechanics takes a look at each of the finalists and …

10 Affordable 3D Printers You Can Get Right Now

When 3D printers was first introduced, it was a marvel everyone wanted a piece of. The problem was, not everyone could afford the hefty price tag it …

3D Printing

What is the golden triangle on my Chrome browser?

Look at free web-based face drawing tools like PimpTheFace, says Rick Maybury.<p><i>A golden triangle has appeared on the address bar on my Google Chrome browser, on top of the padlock symbol when visiting https websites. When I right click on it, it states: ‘Your connection is encrypted, however, this</i> …

Chrome Browser

Real Food Basics: 9 Steps to Real Food for Beginners - Healy Eats Real

Shares 17<p><i>Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this</i> …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Cannonball For iPad Reorganizes Your Inbox Automatically, But It’s Not For Power Users

There’s no shortage of apps which are trying to build a better interface for managing email. The latest to join the melee is Cannonball, an iPad application which reorganizes the inbox by separating your communications – personal emails from subscriptions, daily deals from newsletters, and so on – …

How to Buy a 3D Printer

The future is here: 3D printers that can build objects on demand are not just available, but also affordable. This emerging area of technology offers …

The new features you need to know about in Windows 8.1

Microsoft's update to its Windows operating system delivers a handful of new features. These tips and tricks will help you get started.<p>Windows 8 received mixed reviews when it was released last October. Critics blasted Microsoft for its dramatically redesigned user interface and removing the famous …

Apps

Microsoft yanks Windows RT 8.1 update after users report machine-bricking boot errors

Windows 8.1 may be exactly what Windows 8 should have been, but that doesn’t mean it’s entirely stable.<p>Microsoft announced on Saturday that it’s pulled the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Window Store after finding that it was bricking users’ device.<p>While it’s still unknown just how many devices …

How to Grill Any Steak in 5 Steps

<i>At Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52'er pierino shows us how to grill any steak like a pro.</i><p>Some of the best steaks I’ve eaten in my life were …

BBQ

Build A DIY Soldering Stencil Out Of A Soda Can

A cheap way to make clean electronics<p>Taking an electronics prototype to the next level often means soldering tiny components onto a custom-printed circuit board. Solder paste applied without a stencil, however, can ooze, cause shorts, and end a project in flames. Systems engineer Felix Rusu devised …

Here's a shortcut to view your saved drafts on the iOS Mail app

If you have been accessing your saved drafts on Mail for iOS via the accounts screen, then you are doing it wrong. There is a better way.<p>Until I stumbled across this handy how-to page from Apple, I didn't realize I was accessing my saved drafts on the iOS Mail app in a wrong-headed, roundabout way. …

Apps

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a …

How to Relieve Back Pain Through Reflexology

Eight in 10 adults will have back pain at some point. Most back pain is non-specific and can’t be traced to a particular event, such as an injury. …

500px photo-sharing app gets iOS 7 update, new looks and features

It might not excite as many as 150 million people, but the 500px update for iOS 7 could make a lot of its avid users' weekends. To keep up with the crowd, the photo-sharing network has refreshed its app's looks, getting rid of its unsightly black bezel for an edge-to-edge design accented with …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …