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10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Wood Stoves

A new generation of wood stoves offers fuel efficiency, high combustion temperatures, and lower emissions to be environmentally responsible, powerful …

WhatsApp messenger makes move to the web

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs<p>The WhatsApp web client works well in Google Chrome.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/22/1421923867199/cf7ed0b5-0cb3-48a0-8e93-ef7a71b5b209-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs<p>The WhatsApp web client works well in Google …

Windows Phone

Lowdown's iPhone App for Smarter Meetings Goes Free

Lowdown has just updated its iPhone app that informs users about the location and the attendees at their next meeting. Version 2 waives the $7.50 (£5) monthly fee and features a simplified user experience.<p>In addition, Lowdown also incorporates the functionality of its HERE companion app, which lets …

Kredo is a New iPad Portfolio App That Lets You Show Photos In Their Full Glory

Online creative portfolio service Format has launched a sleek new iPad portfolio app called Kredo. In addition to being a way to share your best …

Apple

Stay Focused: An App That Brings Focus Stacking to Your iPhone Camera

Stay Focused is a new app that brings focus stacking to the iPhone. By shooting multiple photos at different focus distances and then combining them, …

Mixmax Takes Sending Email With Gmail to the Next Level

A new Chrome extension extends Gmail’s functionality in new ways, while still feeling like it’s an official Gmail feature.<p>Mixmax says it’ll make you work “faster and smarter” in Gmail by improving the tools available to you for sending email and organizing meetings.<p>With the Mixmax extension, you …

Curious much? This e-learning site may have the answer

More people are seeing the value of online classes than they did before.<p>Craig Weiss, CEO of E-learning 24/7

DJI's Inspire 1 hand-held gimbal brings its flying camera down to earth

DJI is perhaps best known for its drones. The company also makes some pretty sweet photography gear. Often, these two skill sets meet in perfect harmony -- like the 4K camera-toting Inspire 1 video drone. DJI thought it was a shame to keep that new camera limited to aerial photography though, so …

16 Calendars for 2015

If time flies when you're having fun, you might as well extend that notion to the moments spent organizing your time. For our annual calendar round-up this year, we've included 16 shining examples that will ensure all of 2015 is just how you envisioned it.<p>Multidisciplinary artist Bradley Pitts …

What 100 Million Stars Looks Like: NASA Releases a 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA has released the largest and sharpest photograph ever made of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to ours that contains an estimated …

From coffee-makers to cameras: six gadgets to simplify your life

Technology has got so complicated thanks to ‘feature creep’. Here are some great gizmos that do the job just as well as flashier options

The 26 Best Albums Of 2015 (Thus Far…)

A belated happy new year, everyone; I trust the new issue of Uncut, with David Bowie on the cover, is easing you into 2015 in a relatively optimistic …

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks with molten aluminium to form furniture

Tel Aviv-based Hilla Shamia Design Studio's Wood Casting collection is made by inserting lengths of tree trunk into a mould and filling the spaces …

Sites of the Week: Foxmeadow, Zenvala,Fleck and more

In this first post of the year, Sites of the Week is full of awesome inspirations, and I hope you'll love it! Our special mention today goes to …

Iconic Che Guevara Photograph Brought to Life in an Experimental Short Film

The short film above, titled “Che – A Moment in Time,” was created entirely out of still photographs. Animator Bennie Melwin created the experimental …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2015

Every year, Web design grows and so many awesome things are being published daily. I can only imagine that the best is yet to come in 2015, including many of the trends we predicted for 2014.<p>While many of those ideas and trends will still be around in 2015 (and probably 2016), it’s time to see what …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

‘A little punk, a little jazz, a little shoegaze’: meet the new blues

From the spirituals of the deep south to the White Stripes, it’s a music that has constantly reimagined itself. But is anyone really ready for EDM blues?<p>‘When you think of blues,” Ike Turner once mused, “all you think about is crying guitar like BB King’s guitar. You think about someone crying that …

Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s collaboration appears online – listen

'Only One' finds West singing from the perspective of his late mother over former Beatle's backing<p>Kanye West has released his collaboration with Paul …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Google

Muzli Chrome Extension Dishes Up Design Inspiration

If it’s true that good artists borrow and great artists steal, what is the classification for those who simply derive inspiration from others and then use it as a springboard for their own imaginations?<p>Maybe there’s no discrete category for such folks, but at least now they have Muzli, a new Chrome …

Atletico Font, A Slab Serif Display Font

The Atletico font family, a slab serif type family from Stereotypes.<p>German art director and graphic designer Lukas Bischoff of studio Artill teamed …

16 Productivity Tools Nobody Can Live Without

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Productivity is the name of the game for entrepreneurs. The good news is that there are …