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50 Downloadable Digital Joints For Woodworking

If you were captivated by these animations of traditional Japanese woodworking joints, here's a chance to try out some intricate joinery techniques …

Here's why Google's Chromebooks are so awesome

And soon, they're getting a huge update that'll let them run Android apps.<p>Here's why Chromebooks are so great, and why you'll probably want to buy one soon.

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Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Maggiolina: A Lamp by Alessandro Zambelli for .exnovo

.exnovo, pioneers in their use of 3D printing when it comes to lighting, launched the Maggiolina lamp, by Alessandro Zambelli, at this year’s Maison …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

The UX App That's Driving Design Everywhere, From Airbnb to Zappos

From Uber to Warby-Parker, software is eating the world and forcing entrepreneurs to think about their businesses's bottom lines in the context of …

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

Web Apps Raise The Ceiling Above HTML5 As Famo.us Recreates Facebook's Paper

UX design has been getting pretty slick in the world of iOS. Last week, Facebook released Paper (subtitled “Stories from Facebook”), perhaps the best newsfeed app I have seen. This native iOS app is built using a toolkit called Origami that the Facebook design team has developed on top of Apple’s …

eBay CEO John Donahoe Is Bullish On Digital Currency, And He’s Keeping Tabs On Bitcoin

There’s no doubt that Bitcoin is getting plenty of attention these days — we’ve seen folks like the Winklevoss Twins and Chamath Palihapitiya throw their financial weight behind Bitcoin in a big way — but despite all that it still hasn’t been embraced by the teeming millions just yet<p>Arguably, all …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice …

This iPhone App Reports The Weather As A Daily Infographic

Through a series of clever graphs, Weathertron tells the day’s forecast without dumbing it down.<p>Weather apps tend to tell you too much information or too little. They either reskin superficial information you could glean by sticking your arm out the window or offer an absurdly deep dive that only a …

An Insider's View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing 'Phenomenon'

From a major VC firm’s recent $30 million investment in the industrial-grade 3-D printing space to the news that Staples will become the first major …

Kwikset Kevo review: This brainy smart lock just isn't brawny enough - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Kwikset Kevo</b> packs a lot of subtle smarts into a little device. The indoor/outdoor sensor worked flawlessly, never once letting us in when it shouldn't have.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SmartKey deadbolt at the heart of the Kevo is too easy to break for a lock that costs $219. Also, phones that aren't …

This New York Company Could Become The Etsy Of 3D Printing

Think of it as Etsy for people who make their stuff using 3D printers.<p>The company just raised $30 million so that it can bring its 3D printing business more mainstream. Shapeways plans to use the cash to grow its team, build more factories, and continue to overcome technological challenges that …

With Site Ai, Automated Insights Provides A Cliffs Notes Version Of Your Web Analytics

Automated Insights, a startup that translates raw data into plain English, is launching a new product that could make analytics data a lot more accessible.<p>The new product, called Site Ai, pulls data from existing systems (it started with Google Analytics and Clicky, and the company is currently …

Four years and $100 million later, Bitcoin’s mysterious creator remains anonymous

We still don't know who invented Bitcoin. But we do know he's rich<p>Bitcoin, the four-year-old virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, now powers an economy worth more than $1 billion and is widely admired for the technical sophistication that allows it to operate without a central …

Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data

It wasn’t until widely respected economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff shared the Excel files behind their influential paper on the relationship between government debt and economic growth, that a very basic and consequential spreadsheet error was discovered.<p>Suddenly, a conclusion that …