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The Brief and Wondrous Life of Modulex, Lego's Building System for Architects

A success among urban planners but a failure among architects (with the exception of Eero Saarinen, who used them in his prototype modeling stages), …

Architecture

How A Small Studio Went From Designing Vases To Designing Islands

Dror Benshetrit of Dror explains how his 12-person studio manages to keep innovating while staying small.<p>Founded in 2003 by Israeli-born designer Dror Benshetrit, Dror is a relatively small studio. With only a dozen employees alongside its founder, it operates out of an eighth-floor WeWork …

Louis Vuitton

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

Too many of us are thinking about money all wrong, and it's keeping us from building wealth

Even when you aren't living paycheck to paycheck, there's comfort in knowing you could cover a surprise $1,000 bill (many Americans can't) or buy a last-minute concert ticket when your favorite act comes to town.<p>You could — but hopefully you won't have to. Instead, you'll just bask in the warm glow …

Personal Finance

If You Use Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, You Should Change Your Password Now

If you rely on Google, Microsoft, Yahoo or Mail.ru for your emails, you should go change your password right now.<p>Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers have stolen more than 273 million email passwords and are selling them online. If true, this would be the largest security breach since hackers …

Hotmail

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

Information Systems

7 Simple Mistakes That Can Put Even Smart People Deep in Credit Card Debt

I ran up $28,710 in credit card debt by not being careful. Here's what I did wrong.<p>How much credit card debt do you have? More important, would you be ashamed to answer that question? If so, you aren't alone. Various surveys over the years have shown the degree of shame we attach to misuse of that …

Personal Finance

Seeing the First Person View of a Lego Toy Train Riding Around on a Track Is Surprisingly Fun

Seeing the perspective of a toy train is way, way more fun than it should be. About 160 feet of Lego train tracks were laid out around this guy’s …

This swirling Seoul skyscraper is wrapped with the client's fingerprint

Talk about personalizing your space: architect Moon Hoon designed a residential tower with a swirling facade modeled after the owner’s fingerprint. …

7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab

Here’s what Harvard students learn about how to create an environment where innovation thrives.<p>Jodi Goldstein knows a thing or two about innovation. With more than 20 years’ experience as a high-tech entrepreneur and investor with a focus on consumer technology and a stint as a venture capitalist, …

Innovation

Interactive Body Map: What Really Gives You Cancer?

Everything?<p><i>This article was written by Emil Jeyaratnam and Sasha Petrova, and originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>There’s abundant advice out …

Cancer

This $99 Device Transforms Any Smartphone Into a 3D Printer

This is seriously cool.<p>We keep hearing about the awesome applications of 3D printers, such as home-made braces (don’t actually try at home), toys, …

Homemade

NuDock Smart LED Lamp with Power Bank and Charging Station for Apple Watch and iPhone

It’s not only a LED lamp for illumination, but also a charging station for iPhone and Apple Watch, and removable power bank offers on-the-go power. …

TOTD: What Was Your Favorite New York Auto Show Debut?

What's your favorite car from the New York auto show?<p>The 2016 New York auto show kicked off earlier this week, and the Big Apple delivered some big reveals. From the well-kept secret of the Mazda Miata RF to the host of Mercedes-Benz models, the New York show offered up something for every …

Automotive Design

Lego Certified Professional Sets That I know of Plus the Roller Coaster | Minifigure Price Guide

This post and site may contain Affiliate links.<p>EDIT: Please see the updated list here with the Stam set as well.<p>I was distracted tonight while …

Lego

When Autonomous Vehicles Roam the Roads, We Won't Need Stop Lights

Autonomous vehicles are going to radically change how we get around, and as they become commonplace in our streets, we’ll need to rethink how we …

Swedish chapel transformed into an incredible cottage that's selling for peanuts

Arlo Guthrie's old friend Alice has nothing on this adorable Swedish chapel renovation, which converted a house of worship into a charming cottage …

Elon Musk says he has a design for an electric jet

In fact, when asked during a recent Marketplace interview what Musk would be doing if Tesla didn't exist, he revealed that he already has a design for such an aircraft ready to go.<p>"I do like the idea of an electric aircraft company. I think one could do a pretty cool supersonic, vertical, take-off …

Elon Musk

The Folding Lamp Makes Origami Out Of Light

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into beautiful shapes. The Folding Lamp features an even rarer form of origami: it elegantly folds light, giving a room any ambience you want it to have.<p>Designed by Belgian architect Thomas Hick, the Folding Lamp is a standard table lamp with an …

Furniture

How to Trim Your Eyebrows (While Still Looking Like a Man)

You might be thinking ‘pluck off’, but let’s get real—allowing your brows to go rogue is like asking for early admittance to AARP. (If you haven’t noticed, with each birthday they grow a little longer and more scraggly.) You want to keep brows rough and masculine, but taking some of the weight out …

Makeup

How companies are using LEGOs to unlock talent employees didn’t know they had

This summer, Cambridge University announced a search for a “LEGO Professor of Play, Education, and Learning.” With the support of £4 million ($6.1 million) from the LEGO Foundation, the new professor would lead an entire research department dedicated to examining play.<p>This is an endeavor that …

Lego

How To Apply Cologne - A Gentleman's Guide

Choosing, applying and storing cologne is probably some of the most exact science most guys will ever have to carry out on a day to day basis, with …

How To Choose Sunglasses That Suit - A Men's Essential Guide

Most accessories are optional, but some fall solidly into essential territory. Men’s sunglasses are a must for both your safety and your vanity. A …

Lightroom for iPad and iPhone are now totally free, no desktop app or subscription needed

One thing Adobe didn’t make clear in its recent flurry of product announcements is that its Lightroom for iPad and iPhone apps are now available for anyone to use, free of charge. Both apps have always been free to download, but were time-limited free trials unless you had a desktop license or …

AmpMe connects phones and tablets to create one giant speaker

A free app that makes a lot of noise<p>There are lots of ways to use your phone to fill a room with sound, from using wireless speakers to throwing your phone in a bowl. But every once in a while we all find ourselves in a situation where none of those options are at our fingertips. A new company …

Apps

Legoland Dollars Are Now On Travelex's Currency Exchange Board

Fun fact: Legoland has its own currency. It gets better: The amusement park teamed up with foreign exchange company Travelex to get their currency on …

Google Creative Lab releases three new quirky apps to the Play Store

Google Creative Lab, the development team behind the Photowall for Chromecast application, has just released three new experimental apps to the Google Play Store for free. None of these apps are extremely functional, though they still provide a fun look at what’s possible with some of Google’s …

Apps