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This DIY Vortex Tube Turns Your Compressed Air Cold

Build your own vortex tube, which cools compressed air with no electricity or moving parts.<p>So you've hooked up a source of compressed air in your shop. It's super useful for blasting away dust and stuff, but wouldn't it also be great if you could control the temperature? If you had easy access to …

TypeScript, Microsoft’s JavaScript for big applications, reaches version 2.0

New compiler takes steps to undo the billion dollar mistake.<p>TypeScript, the JavaScript-based language that Microsoft devised to make developing large …

The Introvert's Guide to Cleaning the Kitchen

There are three things you should know about introverts: first, we like spending time alone; second, we're <i>not</i> anti-social, we just can't socialize …

Launch a six-figure career in white hat hacking with these 7 courses, for the price you want to pay

Security breaches are happening every day, and they’re increasing in severity. Considering this, it’s no wonder companies are hiring white hat hackers at an unstoppable rate.<p>White hat hacking, or the field devoted to battling hackers and data thieves using their own methods – has expanded rapidly …

The Easy Daily Habits 24 Executives Say Give Them an Edge

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

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Plume Pods will revolutionize your home WiFi network

It's pretty safe to assume that almost every home with an internet connection also has a WiFi router (or two). While connecting our laptops, …

How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

The Complete Tutorial on iOS/iPhone Custom URL Schemes

<b>Note</b>: <i>Since the introduction of custom URL schemes, this post has consistently been the top read content on the blog. Although much is the same, there</i> …

Laptop – Paris Coworking Offices

Laptop is a coworking community located in Paris which was created by Pauline Thomas. The playground for freelancers, created by […]The post Laptop – …

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

C# 6.0: An Introduction

Conventionally, each new version of C# has one super-feature, and a handful of miniature ones. For example, in the previous version of C#, C# 5.0, …

Intel's 3D memory is 1,000 times faster than modern storage

Intel and Micron unveiled a novel new kind of non-volatile data storage device during a press conference on Tuesday. The chips, dubbed "3D XPoint" (pronounced "cross-point"), are being touted as the first new class of "mainstream memory" to hit the market since 1989. These new chips could soon …

Visual Studio 2015 RTM: What’s New in the IDE

Visual Studio 2015 was released yesterday. Throughout the prereleases, you've seen some major announcements, from the new VS 2015 product lineup …

The Largest Beasts to Walk the Earth

It seems that at least once a year, news of the “largest dinosaur ever found” makes headlines. That’s because almost all the contenders for the biggest saurian are so fragmentary that settling on an uncontested victor is almost impossible, not to mention that new discoveries are being made all the …

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Tesla CTO: Batteries + Solar Will Lead To Cheap Electricity Within 10 Years

Energy storage technology is key to popularizing solar energy generation, and that point was underscored by the feature speaker at a large solar energy conference in San Francisco Monday: Tesla Motors' chief technology officer, JB Straubel.<p>Straubel took the stage at Intersolar’s opening ceremony to …

3 ways Steve Jobs made meetings productive

American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes.<p>Steve Jobs made sure that Apple wasn’t one of those companies.<p>Here …

3 Clues To Follow When Building Your Energy Stockpile

Like so many other investments in self-reliance, building your energy stockpile is a process, not an event. For that reason you should start small to …

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10 Ways to Achieve Cold Brew Coffee Greatness

From better ice cubes to DIY flavored syrup, here are 10 simple, awesome ways to make cold brew iced coffee even better.<p>There are three things that iced coffee should be: strong, bracingly cold, and in your hand as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, so we're big fans of DIY …

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ASP.NET 5 Web Application Template Suggestions

I’ve been working a lot with ASP.NET 5 and Visual Studio 2015, creating many new projects for samples for blog articles and content on the official …

The Ultimate Programming Cheat Sheet List For Web Designers And Developers

There are so many <b>cheat sheets</b> around these days, and the same goes for programming languages. <b>Cheat sheets</b> are basically a set of notes to allow …

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Electron Microscope Footage Of A Vinyl Record Playing

This is a video from Applied Science of a record playing under an electron microscope. Mesmerizing, isn't it? That isn't what I thought happened at …

AT&T Leads The Industry In The Internet Of Things

DALLAS, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is connecting more people, processes and machines with the Internet of Things (IoT). Since January 2015, …

Kids in Hong Kong can solve this logic puzzle in 20 seconds, but it completely stumps adults

First-grade students in Hong Kong breezed through this puzzle in 20 seconds, but it has us stumped. Or at least it did before we looked up the answer!<p>Although the puzzle was invented two decades ago, it recently appeared on an elementary-school entrance exam in Hong Kong and has since gone …

The first official Raspberry PI case: Small price, space age look

There’s been a healthy trade in Raspberry Pi accessories every since the pint-sized PC first arrived on the scene, but now you can get your hands on an official enclosure for your beloved board.<p>The Official Raspberry Pi Case was designed with protecting the Raspberry Pi 2 in mind. It has a …

Windows 10 arrives on July 29 for PCs and tablets only

Microsoft touts availability in 190 countries, free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.<p>Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be released …

AMD says Nvidia’s GameWorks “completely sabotaged” Witcher 3 performance

There are plenty of performance issues in The Witcher 3, but who's to blame?<p>A war of words broke out earlier this week as the Internet decided …

64 things you can do with a simple mason jar that will transform your daily life

When it comes to Pinterest crafts, the mason jar reigns supreme.<p>That's probably because there's just so much you can do with it, from making beautiful wedding centerpieces to prepping to-go salads in a jar.<p>Plus, most of the crafts we discovered are simple to do too, since they only require a few …

ASP.NET 5 – Razor Tag Helpers

<b>ASP.NET 5 introduces many new features for MVC developers. Razor Tag Helpers are a new way to cleanly incorporate dynamic rendering into the</b> …

Former Pixar Engineer Starts Her Own Electronics Company, Modulo

MakerCon was developed for Makers like Erin Tomson, someone who has an idea to make something better and wants to learn the process of taking that idea and developing into a product that creates value for the Maker community. As Erin tells us below, she came to MakerCon last year and it got on her …