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Learn about Arduino with Tinkercad's Arduino simulator

Donald Bell of Maker Project Lab interviewed Becky Stern about Tinkercad's new and very cool Arduino simulator. It's a good way to teach a bunch of …

Arduino

The most beautiful beaches in the world

Navagio Beach, Greece<p>Zlatni Rat, Brac, Croatia<p>Race Point Beach, Provincetown, Massachusetts<p>Whitehaven Beach, Australia<p>White Beach, Boracay, …

Beaches

Off the Grid Luxury: A Spare Weekend Home in the Arizona High Desert

When a client requested an indoor/outdoor weekend house with separate living and sleeping zones, Tucson, Arizona–based architect Cade Hayes and …

Architecture

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Infographics

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Botany

This tiny cabin in Australia lets you go off-grid in style

For those looking to get back to nature, this tiny cabin in rural Australia provides a picturesque retreat without sacrificing comfort or style. …

Off-grid

Find and Remove the Most Troublesome Apps on Any Device

Bad apps are draining your battery life, sucking up your local storage, and causing your devices to crash more often than they should—and the worst …

Apps

Morpholio Trace for iPad. Sketch. Design. Create.

Morpholio TracePro<p>Awarded as “Best App,” Trace is the designers’ and architects’ dream software. Called “Digital Magic” by WIRED, “First-Ever” by …

Drawing

Sonoma Wine Country House

Situated on a hilltop overlooking 40 wooded acres, the Sonoma Wine Country House takes advantage of its northern California location with seamless …

Architecture

"I Agree": Visualizing terms of service with long scrolls of colored paper

"I Agree" is a Dima Yarovinsky's art installation for Visualizing Knowledge 2018, with printouts of the terms of service for common apps on scrolls …

Art Galleries

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Landscaping

Magic: The Story of an Accidentally Founded, Wildly Viral Startup

When I moved to Brooklyn, my roommate hooked me up with his weed dealer. He laid out shockingly specific instructions for contacting the guy. First, …

How to Make a Website that Influences People: 9 Web Design Psychology Tips [Infographic]

Are you looking for ways to improve your business website? Want to use web design psychology to convince more visitors to do business with you?<p>SSls …

Infographics

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

10 Easy Pieces: Lighted House Numbers

Entryway lighting, meet your new best friend: house numbers. Whether they’re powered by LED or incandescent bulbs, lighted address plaques will …

Curb Appeal

MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’

When is a sleeper actually asleep?<p>There is a borderland between waking life and the uncharted wilderness of sleep that we all traverse each night, but we rarely stop to marvel at the strangeness of this liminal world. If we do, we find that it is full of hallucinations both wonderful and …

Brainwaves

This California gym is powered by people as they work out

This gym in California is powered by people! Thanks to SportsArt’s line of innovative ECO-POWR equipment, Sacramento Eco Fitness is powered by its …

Wind Power

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Las Vegas | Boutique Travel Blog

With fun and craziness very high on the agenda, America’s original Sin City is home to some of the most unusual places to stay in the world. From …

Las Vegas

7 Free Online Tools to Rescue Your Photos Without Photoshop

Whether you’re sharing photos on Instagram or working on an art project, the quality of the final image matters. Even if you don’t have something …

Tutorials

This See-Through Combination Lock Unravels the Mystery of School Lockers

As you raced through your locker combination four or five times a day during high school, did you ever stop to wonder how those seemingly random …

Cool Stuff

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Sweet Potatoes

A Pocket Knife that Works like Panther-claws

The way Caswell’s Morphing Karambit knife opens and closes is a thing of sheer beauty. It uses a parallel motion linkage, as opposed to a …

Industrial Design

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Watch this interface designer change a bad website design into a good one

I enjoyed watching Steve Schoger make changes to a poorly designed website, explaining why he made the changes as he made them.<p>Before:<p>After:

New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Wind Power

Learn How to Make Your Own DIY Sound Panels for Your Home Studio

If your audio isn't up to snuff in your home recording studio, these DIY acoustic sound panels might help.One key to recording great audio in a …

DIY

10 Affordable Watches That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

It's all about keeping it simple.<p>You need to know what time it is. That's why, watches are one of the few truly universal accessories in menswear. And they alone can shift the feeling of any outfit. If you're in the market for something that looks sophisticated—but without the budget to support a …

Clothing