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Wooden chef's knives

I have no idea if FDRL's "Maple Set" knives are practical or even useful, but they are extremely beautiful.<p>With this project we wanted to explore an …

Mailbox email app ditches reservation system, now available to everyone

Mailbox, the popular email client for iPhone, is finally doing away with its reservation system and accepting new signups immediately. The app launched in February to widespread acclaim, but Mailbox's staggered rollout scheme proved to be an annoyance to many users. It also failed at its …

That’ll do, Wolfram. That’ll do. Not bad.

Kung Fu

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - 2013-04-14

April 14, 2013<p>April 13, 2013<p>Have I mentioned lately that we have a store that exchanges novelty goods for currency?<p>April 12, 2013<p>If you've been …

Nesting falcons claim UK cell tower, Vodafone surrenders

UK mobile operator Vodafone has been forced to disable one of its cell towers in the city of Southampton after a peregrine falcon (duck hawk) chose the site for its nest. According to the <i>BBC</i>, some customers in the north of the city have been left without signal after engineers were unable to fix a …

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First lab-grown kidney successfully implanted in a rat

Scientists have implanted a laboratory-grown kidney into a rat for the first time, a medical milestone that they hope will soon lead to similar solutions for human beings needing full organ transplants. "It's the first one ever that's been implanted into an animal," said Harald Ott, MD and PhD at …

Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first

Due to Microsoft's confirmation that support for its Silverlight plugin will end and the rise of plugin-free browsers, Netflix will eventually need to stream to PCs using something other than the tech it's had in place since 2008. The company has already implemented one example of the technology …

If You're in Boston Without Phone Service, Call Out from This Site

With Boston's cellular serviceshut down overloaded, it isn't easy for locals to speak with their family and loved ones outside of the city. If you're …

Software

Play 'Tetris' on your Pebble smartwatch thanks to new SDK

The team behind the Pebble smartwatch released a "proof-of-concept" SDK last week, letting developers create their own watch faces and rudimentary apps. A few are already available on the Pebble forums, but the most impressive so far is a surprisingly playable version of <i>Tetris.</i> Once you get your …

Makin’ techs, and techin’ makes. As you do.

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Google reveals Glass specs: one-day battery life, bone conduction audio, 16GB storage

Alongside the first details of its Mirror API for Glass apps, Google has published a list of technical specifications for the head-mounted device. Glass features a 640 x 360 display that Google says is the "equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away," a 5-megapixel camera …

Reviews: Aeropress, Chemex, Mono Cafino, Pina Espresso Maker, Bodum Pebo | WIRED

If you're still using an automatic coffee-maker, you're doing it wrong.<p>Manually brewing your coffee lets you control every step of the process, from …

Texting in traffic: Adults worse than teens

Forget teenagers. Adults are the biggest texting-while-driving problem in the USA. What's worse — they know it's wrong.<p>Almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving in a survey by AT&T provided to USA TODAY, compared with 43% of teenagers. More than 98% of adults — almost all of them — …

Interesting way to get passed a parked car

The 33 Most Frustrating Things About "The Walking Dead"

I just want some answers.