Michael Mullins

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How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

21 Unvarnished Truths About Retirement

<b>By Jonathan Look, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began traveling the world. I had been living a good life but longed for something more. My passions have always been travel, photography and writing, so I decided to take a …

Happiness

The 20 Best Cars Under $30,000

The average price of a new car is over $30,000, but who says enthusiasts need to drop that much coin? Here are 20 favorites that make the cut.<p>It seems like the average price of new cars is getting increasingly expensive, but there are plenty of great options under $30,000. Even for enthusiasts. …

Honda Civic

Packing advice from a 365-days-a-year traveler

What should you pack for your next trip?<p>Well, I'm not a fashion writer, but I do know what kind of clothes travel well. And you'll want to heed my travel packing tips.<p>Why? I'm on the road 365 days a year for a project called Away is Home, a family travel blog (our motto: "Adventure runs in the …

Customer Service

Empire State Loft by Koko Architecture + Design

Architecture

Gallery of Tetris House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo - 24

Image 24 of 50 from gallery of Tetris House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo. Photograph by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Architecture

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.

Yellow House / Aguilo & Pedraza Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The assignment consisted in designing a beach house in the town of Zapallar. The site is far from the …

Mai Chau Tours | 10 Amazing Things to do in Mai Chau, Vietnam

<b>Just a few hours drive from chaotic Hanoi, Mai Chau couldn’t feel further from the busy capital. The Mai Chau Valley is wrapped in lush green</b> …

Lucy Kurrein's modular sofa "rejects the conventional working environment"

Movable table tops for working at a laptop and hangers for storing coats can be incorporated into this modular sofa, created by British designer Lucy …

Solar-powered home slides open to the Australian bush and ocean breezes

This lovely family home isn’t just minimalist in appearance—it also emphasizes minimal landscape impact. Australian firm teeland architects designed …

7 tech tools that will keep you sane while you’re traveling

There are two types of travelers: those who come prepared, and those who come with regrets. If you’re the guy that shows up to a lake trip in Canada …

Two of Us | GASPARBONTA

Interior Design:<p>GASPARBONTA I www.gasparbonta.com,<p>Lead designer: Gaspar Bonta<p>Assistant designer: Orsolya Lőrincz<p>Photography:<p>Bálint Jaksa I …

Wapiti House

The Wapiti Valley of northwest Wyoming lies between the city of Cody and the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The area is an outdoorsman’s dream: wildlife, interesting rock formations and plenty of activities including hiking, horseback riding, fishing and more are available for the daring. …

1950s home gets contemporary overhaul in Indiana

A gut-reno also added a multipurpose room<p>Local boutique design studio Haus recently completed a comprehensive renovation of a midcentury modern home in the Meridian Hills neighborhood of Indianapolis. Originally built in 1956, the three-bedroom residence was designed by local architect Bill Wright …

1414 South Osprey

Built on spec, this home reflects the desire to deliver a warm, contemporary, energy efficient and cost effective home into the Sarasota market. Located on a small infill lot, the thoughtfully scaled and composed design blends seamlessly into the existing neighborhood. To deliver this house to …

Lake Forest Park Mid Century Renovation

The Lake Forest Park Renovation consisted of a complete re-working of a 50’s NW Contemporary house on a large, wooded site north of Seattle. The floor plan was altered to create an enlarged kitchen, master bedroom, master bath, and study. While the existing exposed wood ceiling was kept, large …

Industrial open space staircase design - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

Staircase Designs That Bring Out The Beauty In Every Home ← Back to article<p>Staircase Designs That Bring Out The Beauty In Every Home<p>Industrial open …

Why Timelapse When You Can Hyperlapse?

Here's how to shoot and edit a (handheld) hyperlapse. What is Hyperlapse?I recently went out to experiment with hyperlapse photography. If you are …

Time-lapse Photography

3 Secrets That Have Resparked My Passion For Photography

Dear friend,Why is it so hard for us to stay inspired in photography? This is something that has challenged me for a long time — and I think I’ve …

Street Photography

I've been researching products for a year. Here are my favorites.

The nine best items of the year. IMO.<p>Last year I tested—and bought—products like it's my job. It, in fact, <i>is</i> my job, and has been for exactly one year today.<p>In my first year at PopSci, I've tested a lot of wacky and wonderful items, including this BOND smart home device that turns your remote …

Shopping

Landscape Photography Tips We Can Learn from Clyde Butcher

Here are about 10 things that Toma Bonciu learned by studying the photos of Clyde Butcher. Clyde Butcher is an American large format camera …

Photography Tips

11 Excel Tricks And Shortcuts For Spreadsheet Ninjas

Even if you use Microsoft Excel regularly, there's a fair chance you might not be getting as much out of it as you can. Improve your Excel efficiency …

Python Programming

We’re three million miles closer to the sun in January than we are in July. So why isn't it hot?

It turns out proximity is pretty inconsequential.<p>There’s something about the geometry of space that’s never quite made sense to me. I know that the axial tilt of the Earth is the reason we have seasons, but if a slight angle away from the sun can make me see my breath in winter, why does being …

Macro Water Drops Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing water drops in the Marco Water Drops Photo contest with chances to win …

Nature Photography

'Bike theft is not inevitable': Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution

Bike theft is the scourge of cyclists around the world, with riders, manufacturers and the law struggling to coordinate a response. That was until city cop Rob Brunt and Xbox pioneer J Allard devised Project 529<p>The bicycle was nothing impressive – an ageing mountain bike worth only a couple of …

Bill Gates

Learning From Design Fails: A "Retro-Tech" Look at Bizarre Vintage Gadgets

Ask yourself why, despite the designers' best intentions, these devices did not survive evolution<p>British YouTube channel TechMoan has an interesting …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Affordable Last-Gen Smartphones That Are Great Buys

It’s always tough to recommend budget smartphones to prospective buyers. For less than $200 (and no contract) there are a few standout offerings – we …

Mobile Technology

Lake Calhoun Organic Modern

Fully integrated into its elevated home site, this modern residence offers a unique combination of privacy from adjacent homes. The home’s graceful contemporary exterior features natural stone, corten steel, wood and glass—all in perfect alignment with the site. The design goal was to take full …

Pro Results Anytime, Anywhere, Part 1

Over the past nine years, I’ve written numerous Tips Of The Week for the <i>Outdoor Photographer</i> website. I’ve covered topics from macros to abstracts to …

Nature Photography