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27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

Apps

Samsung’s ‘Safety Truck’ Features a Camera and Live View Display

Samsung wants to help make roads safer by incorporating some camera technology into semi-trailer trucks. By adding a front camera and a giant rear …

What You Can Do With Apple Watch When Your Paired iPhone is Out of Range

Apple Watch uses both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to transfer data to the iPhone. It defaults to a Bluetooth connection whenever possible because it conserves power, but if your iPhone is not in Bluetooth range, Apple Watch will switch over to compatible Wi-Fi if it is available.<p>For Wi-Fi to work on Apple …

Photographing the Yakuza

Anton Kusters is a Belgium-based photographer specializing in long-term projects. In 2011, he published his first photobook on the Yakuza, the …

Design and Print Your Own Electroloom-Spun Clothes

Design and Print Your Own Electrospun Clothes<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark …

New York City

10 Classic Porn Movies Get A Tasteful Redesign

Adult videos often get the short end of the stick in the graphic design department. Consequently, the covers of even classic porn movies are often as lurid as they are crude: at best, a garish phantasmagoria of boobs, snatch, and dongs that does nothing to illustrate what makes that film …

Lips

A Trash Can that Vacuums Dirt and Dumps It in the Bag For You

It sucks, by design<p>The last garbage can redesign we looked at addressed the problem of suction and stuck bags. The Bruno Smartcan is looking, rather …

Design

Scientists turn an iPhone into a blood parasite detector

Seeing a hematologist is a luxury that few people can afford in the poorest parts of Africa. That's why a team at UC Berkeley has adapted its iPhone microscope project to identify blood parasites in under three minutes. CellScope Loa is, essentially, a 3D-printed box that a smartphone can sit on …

This Australian Superfan Tricked Prince Harry Into a Kiss

Here, a play-by-play.<p>Aside from the whole, you know, royalty and incredible wealth thing, it must be kind of hard to be Prince Harry. You know you will likely never be king, but you still have to travel the world like a combination of politician and celebrity, shaking hands and talking to world …

The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons together again

It's been a long wait, but finally CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back doing what it does best: smashing protons together. The machine was effectively shut down for two years while engineers in Switzerland carried out important upgrades. Scientists started firing proton beams again back in …

Backstairs Boogy

Brings a whole new meaning to "stairway to heaven."<p>Instructions<p>Kneel in front of your partner at the landing of a staircase. Both of you should be facing the stairs, and your bodies should mesh together tightly. While you reach up and hold on to each side of the banister for support (or to the …

Eye-Opening Graphic Reveals Which Countries Have the Best Work-Life Balance

We know that life shouldn't be all work and no play, but just how much do we abide by that? This eye-opening infographic, by Vicky Leta for Mashable, is based on data collected from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Better Life Index. It looks at a couple of …

Work-life Balance

David Beckham's Style Transformation Through The Years

6 Slick Tools You Can Make for Your Electronics Workbench

Workbenches are a highly personal thing. Certainly no two (non-industrial) benches are set up the same way.<p>Off-the-shelf tools, such as a vise or soldering station are great to have, but what if you want something truly unique? The six DIY bench accessories shown below will allow you to customize …

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

Productivity

The Best IKEA Standing Desk Hacks

We're big fans of standing desks here at Lifehacker; both for their proven health benefits and boosts to productivity. Unfortunately, they can also …

Standing Desks

Black Ops 3 dev says three-year production allowed for risk-taking

The next Call of Duty game's various new Titanfall-like movement abilities might not have made the cut on a two-year development cycle, Treyarch says.<p>Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the first entry in the shooter franchise developed under Activision's new three-year production cycle for the series. …

Call of Duty

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Military

Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

The equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale<p>Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than …

Robotics

Bodyprint could let you unlock your phone with your ear print

An experimental system uses a smartphone's capacitive screen as a low-res sensor keyed to the user's body prints.<p>You may one day be able to unlock your smartphone by holding it against your ear instead of your finger.<p>That is the goal of Bodyprint, an authentication system created by Yahoo Labs that …

Gear & Gadgets

My spray-painted gold Apple Watch has been seen over 1 million times

How I helped Casey Neistat make a viral video<p>Casey Neistat is something of a viral video legend. He's been producing, shooting, and editing videos for nearly two decades. He's done advertising work for Nike, J.Crew, and Mercedes. He's also created a handful of YouTube videos you're probably …

Apple Watch

Magical Fabric Could Let You Change Clothes Instantly

What would you do with this magic fabric that can change shape at will?<p>You can knot a scarf a dozen different ways. But for the most part, once you sew a textile into a piece of apparel, or upholster it around a piece of furniture, you can’t change the style much.<p>Not so with the Magnetic Fabrics, …

Time I

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Mini's weird-looking AR goggles are actually useful

Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intriguing, but who knows when that's coming out and Google Glass, well, we're not sure what the future …

Drug-buying robot cleared of all charges

A robot that bought ecstasy pills off the deep web as part of an art installation has been released after being seized by police in January.<p>When does a robot want to buy ecstasy pills? When it's part of an art installation about the deep web, the portion of the internet not indexed by most search …

Darknet

Animated Avatar App MyIdol Forces You To Confront Deeply Sublimated Fantasies

“The readers lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one,” said Westeros visionary Jojen Reed.<p>Reed, however, did not have a smartphone, which meant he could not download MyIdol. Created by a company called Avatarworks in Xiamen, China, MyIdol is an app that lets …

Apps

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

First Ever Express Charging Flash Drive

Smartphones and tablets just can’t seem to catch up with the battery life and memory we need! That’s where the Bricwave Xpress comes in. This nifty …

Flash Drives

Book Covers Everything You Wanted to Know About Electronics

Basic Electronics Theory and Practice is a new book by Sean Westcott and Jean R. Westcott that lives up to its title, it covers the basics of …

Arduino