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Transformed :: Wood & Leather Suspended Shelf

• Using blue painters tape, tape off your board on the top and bottom, leaving the edges revealed. Spray the edges gold using about 2-3 coats.<br>• With the …

Make it Modern: DIY Two-Tone Sail Rope Hammock

This might be the perfect summer project. Weaving is an amazing way to relax. The repetition and handiwork are incredibly cathartic—and when you’re …

Crafting

Your Entryway Needs this DIY Calendar Work Station

Image Courtesy Chelsey Andrews<p>In just a few short weeks the official start to fall will be here. That means school starting, less vacation, and less …

Build DIY Floating Shelves With Ana White

We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from Ana-White.com who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for anyone who’s ever …

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles are made from sound-absorbing "wood wool"

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The …

diy color block clock

the other day i picked up one of these wood clock faces at the craft store with no idea of what to do with it – so i just decided to paint half! i’d …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

Official CyanogenMod ROM now available to every Oppo N1

If you've had your Oppo N1 since launch but would rather use <i>anything</i> besides its Android one-off ColorOS, the hardware manufacturer doesn't take it personally. In fact, you'll find a version of CyanogenMod that's tailor-made for the device if you click over to Oppo's forums. Previously, the custom …

Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding The Day Of The Doctor, three incarnations of the Time Lord saw fit to have a little fun and rope in a few …

PowerUp 3.0 Is A Bluetooth Module That Turns A Paper Plane Into A Lean, Mean App-Controlled Flying Machine

There’s something intrinsically appealing about a choreographed blend of low and high tech. To wit, meet PowerUp 3.0: a Bluetooth 4.0 device that turns a bog-standard paper airplane into, well, a smartphone-controlled lean, mean flying machine. Or so its makers claim. And if those claims stack up …

Alt-week 16.11.13: Need another Earth-like planet? Study says there could be plenty

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>Suddenly things just got real. A new study claims one in five sun-like stars could have a planet capable of supporting life. Hugging your loved ones while thousands of miles away is closer reality, and …

LG announces 'self-healing' G Flex, calls it first 'real' curved smartphone

After a series of leaks, LG has announced official details of its curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex. The phone, which uses flexible OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis, is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points, weighs 177g, and has a 6-inch 720p …

Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones

Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open-source initiative for modular smartphones with the goal to "do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software." The company plans to create an ecosystem that can support third-party hardware development for individual phone components — in …

How to make your TV a touchscreen

Tablets and smartphones have made touchscreens the norm for many exploring the internet and controlling devices.<p>But could it work on a really big screen the size of your TV?<p>LJ Rich demonstrates some cutting edge technology in Singapore which could turn your big screen into a touchscreen for just …

Gear & Gadgets

Behind the scenes at a hackathon

Hack days or hackathons are events where large numbers of people come together to collaboratively programme.<p>Technology companies use them to generate new ideas and many events are open to non-programmers.<p>LJ Rich goes behind the scenes of a two day event, in an attempt to create the next "must have" …

Hackathons

BBC World News - Click, 02/11/2013 GMT, Slot cars race into the 21st Century

The consumer robotics company Anki has released a toy car which drives itself - and allows players to race it via a smartphone app.<p>Anki DRIVE is a new take on slot car games, as players can compete against each other or an artificial intelligence (AI) vehicle - and each car comes with its own …

NASA on Twitter: "Another great view of the Olympic torch outside #ISS on an #Exp37 #spacewalk. Watch live at http://t.co/9TS5ChZBMK  http://t.co/SwNxVi1sM6"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>NASA</b><p>オリンピックトーチが宇宙空間に!RT @<b>NASA</b> Another great view of the Olympic torch outside #<b>ISS</b> on …

BBC World News - Click, 09/11/2013 GMT, Old maps become 3D virtual worlds

The British Library has challenged video game design students to turn old maps and engravings from its collection into virtual worlds.<p>The students combined maps from the library's collection with games company Crytek's CryEngine to create the 3D environments.<p>The Off the Map competition was part of …

Homebrew Computer Club reunion lights up Silicon Valley

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- In this corner, it's Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. In that corner, it's phone phreaking pioneer Captain Crunch.<p>Over there, it's Apple employee No. 1 Bill Fernandez, and across the room, there's Lee Felsenstein, the creator of the world's first mass-produced portable …