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Pro vs Bro; Items on Koshka

Koshka has been a hot topic of discussion ever since her recent changes in patch 1.2.0. However, these changes didn’t create the monster, she’s just …

MLG Star Wars

How I Control My Mac with Automatic + IFTTT + Dropbox – MacStories

The other day, Federico asked about why people use web services such as IFTTT. I have a few of these that I use frequently, but the geekiest one is this: <b>controlling my Mac with my car.</b><p>More specifically, when I turn my car’s ignition on or off in the parking lot at my office, Automatic triggers an …

Automation

How Old VHS Tapes Helped Save Early Web Design

Andy Baio has kept the early net alive by digitizing long-forgotten VHS tapes.<p>Conventional wisdom has it that anything published online can never be truly erased. People petition governments for the “right to be forgotten”–to have personal information and images permanently removed from the …

Web Design

Epson BT-200 review: augmented reality is getting … somewhere

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>A small robot floated in my vision and asked a simple question: Where would I like to go?<p>His name was …

US responds to North Korean demands, tells government to 'admit their culpability'

US officials today stood firmly by the FBI's conclusion that North Korea is responsible for the crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures that ultimately led to the cancellation of <i>The Interview</i>. After North Korea vehemently denied those accusations earlier on Saturday, White House National Security …

Two Teenagers Built A 3D-Printed Wristband That Can Record Live TV When You Fall Asleep

But that's where the KipstR wristband comes in.<p>Built by two British teenagers — Jonathan Kingsley, 14, and Ryan Oliver, 15 — the KipstR is like a TiVo remote in that it can pause and record whatever you're watching. But instead of requiring manual activation, it can sense when its wearer falls …

3D Printing

Caution: Don’t miss out on the best iOS apps of 2014

The word “app” has always described Apple’s executable programs, but it wasn’t until the App Store appeared in 2008 that the term really took hold as a way to describe the little programs that help make our smartphones not just smart, but also useful and totally fun.<p>At this point, “There’s an app …

In the Details: Building the Perfect Spork

When Micah Baclig embarked on his senior degree project at the Rhode Island School of Design last year, he wanted to create an object that spoke to …

Prototypes

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

We gave it a <b>B</b><p>Considering how slim the actual book was, Peter Jackson sure has taken his sweet-ass time getting to the end of <i>The Hobbit</i>. It’s starting …

Norwegian Wood: A Folding Ice Cabin

From Norway (of course), a tiny cabin designed for a solitary winter expedition has a chicken wire frame in which blocks of ice freeze into …

There Are 3 Overwhelming Favorites To Win The Super Bowl

Using a rating system that accounts for margin of victory, home-field advantage, strength of schedule, and prior performance, and then simulating the rest of the season thousands of times, Silver determined the probability each team had of making the playoffs and winning the Super Bowl.<p>The Patriots …

NFL

On the sidelines: how the NFL is making use of the Surface Pro 2

Now that we've talked about the design process behind the NFL's Surface Pro 2s, it's time to show you how these things are actually being used throughout the league. It's worth noting that at least for now, the functionality of the Sideline Viewing System is limited to players and coaches …