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Writers rejoice: Scrivener for iPad and iPhone is finally here

For authors and would-be authors, the long wait is over. The beloved writing app Scrivener has finally released an iOS version — and fans in the …

Scrivener

21 US destinations where it's legal to drink outside

But most of America is missing out on this prime social outdoor drinking with its pesky container laws.<p>We've found 21 places in the US where it's legal to drink outdoors.

Alcohol

The incandescent light bulb isn't dead

Reports were greatly exaggerated<p>Perhaps you’ve heard the news: the incandescent light bulb is dead. "When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, the year ends — and so does the ordinary lightbulb," read Fox News' website. CNN even penned an obituary. That’s because, according to countless media reports, …

Historic Agreement to Slash Energy Use by Set-Top Boxes Will Save $1 Billion Annually

Under a historic agreement announced today, the electricity used by the more than 230 million set-top boxes installed in America's homes by your cable, satellite, or telephone company will be slashed by 10 to 45 percent, depending on the model, and save consumers a whopping $1 billion annually. The …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Bill Gates

Make Your Own Furniture With Design Components by Michael Bernard

Berlin-based designer Michael Bernard has a lot on his plate and we like every single thing. His furnishings seem to be centered around two basic …

Furniture

Horrific Accident Inspires Eerie Photo Montages

Affected by her brother’s near-fatal car accident, artist Diane Meyer explores the concept of memory by cross-stitching photographs.<p>In 2011, Diane Meyer‘s brother was hit by a car. His skull smashed in the accident, Meyer’s brother needed to have a steel plate put in; even after the surgery, he was …

Christmas Trees

Gift Guide: The complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac

With an iPad and few accessories, these days anyone can have a functional recording studio in their home for less than the cost of a Mac. Whether you’re just getting started and want a modest iPad recording setup in your living room, or you’re looking to setup a full-blown home studio with your …

Alzheimer's patients' brains boosted by belting out Sound of Music

Four-month study finds mental performance of people with dementia improves after singing classic hits from musicals<p>Belting out classic numbers from hit musicals can boost the brain function of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers who worked with elderly residents at a US care …

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Vanessa Gade Modern Jewelry Giveaway

The LINEA collection is inspired by iconic architecture from the Bay Area and beyond including the Golden Gate Bridge, Sutro Tower and the SFMOMA …

San Francisco

Inspired by Polish Folk Tales: Plika Light by Pani Jurek

According to Polish folk tales and local customs, a bundled knot that’s tangled up at the ceiling holds evil spirits and this was the inspiration for …

Furniture

Dog Milk: Best of June 2013

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>During June on Dog Milk we featured a tasty recipe and some great products for humans and dogs alike:<p>here<p><i>Clockwise from</i> …

Furniture

SpoolStool Multifunctional Stool by Joe Levy

Joe Levy is a third year industrial design student from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His SpoolStool is one of his first furniture …

Furniture

Sweeper and Dustpan by Jan Kochanski

Jan Kochanski redesigned the traditional sweeper and dustpan to better clean up after sweeping, and—more importantly—to look more attractive.<p>Form and …

Furniture

Wood and Steel Bikes by BSG BIKES

BSG BIKES was born from two French designers, Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos of Boltz & Saos, and their love of bicycling, which happens to be their …

Furniture

A Three-Legged Picnic Table That Appears to Defy Gravity

The Guilielmus 010 is an outdoor table plus bench that defies gravity, or at least looks like it. 010 is the latest design from Belgium-based …

Furniture

Give a Gift Wrapped in Meat from Gift Couture

Gift Couture, the awesome design duo who gave us hamburger gift wrap paper, is back but this time with a better grade quality meat: steak.<p>The set …

Crafting

Stunning Shots of Fly Geyser, Nevada's Hidden Treasure

As you all know by now, we love finding extraordinary destinations off the beaten path like Lake Baikal in Siberia. Today, we bring you another one which can only be described as surreal or otherworldly. Fly Geyser (or Fly Ranch Geyser) is a a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately …

National Parks

HomeDine, The Airbnb For Home-Cooked Meals, Has Launched An iPhone App

HomeDine is all about getting more people cooking — and eating — home-cooked meals, with a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people who like throwing dinner parties with those who like to attend them. To make those events even easier to find and create, HomeDine has rolled out a new iPhone app …

'eBay Exact' App Allows Users to Customize and Print 3D Items

eBay has launched a new app that allows users to order and customize a number of printed objects from companies like MakerBot, Sculpteo, and Hot Pop Factory. Items available from <i>eBay Exact</i> range from jewelry to personalized figurines to iPhone cases.<p>- Bring your style to life. Choose from a variety …

SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians

An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and …

Search anonymously on your phone with DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo, the search engine that does not collect any personal information about you, has released apps for iOS and Android.<p>If the government's PRISM program has you looking over your shoulder, perhaps you'll find yourself a little less paranoid with DuckDuckGo Search & Stories on your phone. The …

Apps

Tile Tracker With iOS App Helps You Find Lost Belongings

True story: On Monday, in the midst of the morning scramble to get ready for work, I was all set to go, when I couldn't find my car keys. Ten minutes …

Intimatic: A Pixel-Private Instagram For The Prism Era

A new app that allows you to share moments without sharing your entire identity.<p>As Prism underscored, we have no true private space on the Internet–but on social networks, this point is doubly true. Just as acquaintances and frenemies become far more familiar than necessary with your lives (and …

Barack Obama

Multimedia Presentation App Flowboard Gains Support For YouTube Videos And PDF Files

• Undo (and redo) - we all make mistakes, we’ve now added an ‘undo’ button so you can go back and back, also includes a 'redo' button.<br>• Video compression …

Satirical PRISM-Inspired Game Lets You 'Play God' With Personal Data

What if you had control over millions of Internet users' personal data? Players of a new game called <i>Data Dealer</i> can experience that first-hand by …