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Songwriters Fonts

Using original handwritten letters and notes from legendary songwriters, two French graphic designers are making five fonts available to everyone for …

Typography

Cloudflare’s new ‘privacy-focused’ DNS service speeds up your web browsing

Cloudflare decided to use April Fool’s Day (4/1) to share some news about four 1’s that could help speed your internet browsing. The company announced today that it’s launching a DNS service for consumers called 1.1.1.1<p>The company’s tool — which is not some super nerdy April Fool’s joke — will …

DNS

Playstation Icons Light

A cool tribute to our favorite gaming console, Playstation. This USB powered icons light has three lighting modes: Standard, Color changing and music …

PlayStation

The Highest Rated Cheap Whiskey

Bucket list booze is great, but some of us enjoy drinking on a near-daily basis. We need cheap whiskey in order to do that. Just because you can’t …

Learn How to Do Nothing With the Dutch Concept of Niksen

Between <i>hygge</i>, the Danish concept of coziness, and Sweden’s <i>lagom</i>, which encourages living a balanced life, there are plenty of buzzy Nordic lifestyle …

Hygge

Google's museum app finds your fine art doppelgänger

If you've ever wondered if there's a museum portrait somewhere that looks like you and you're ready to have your ego crushed, there's now an app for that. Google Arts & Culture's latest update now lets you take a selfie, and using image recognition, finds someone in its vast art collection that …

Art

How to Graduate to Better Whiskey

When I met Patrick Marran, it was a cold December night in New York City. My girlfriend and I had just given up on trying to break through the crowd …

Whiskey

What's The Difference: Quartz Vs. Mechanical Watch Movements

The inner workings of wristwatches are complicated, to say the least. And the terminology used within the horological world can seem similarly …

I'm not a pilot, but I flew the Delta Flight Museum’s 737 simulator

I’m not a pilot, but I flew the Delta Flight Museum’s 737 simulator<p>Spoiler alert: I have no idea what I’m doing<p>Photograph courtesy of Matt …

BedShelfie Minimalist Nightstand

<i>A Space-Saving, Minimalist Nightstand handcrafted in eco-friendly bamboo.</i><p><b>SAVES SPACE</b><br>Small Space Solution for Small Homes, Lofted Beds, Bunk Beds and …

Over & Out: 5 Best Long Range Walkie Talkies

Two-Way Radios<p>Backcountry necessities<p>Boiled down to its most basic definition, long range walkie talkies are quite self-explanatory. That is a …

Walkie-talkies

These Bottles Of Booze Are Actually Worth The $100 Price Tag

There’s a <i>lot</i> of booze out there to choose from. It’s pretty easy to go into a shop and find a bottle of whiskey or rum that’s reasonably priced and walk away a happy camper. But we’ve all had the experience of standing in the aisle of our liquor store, staring at those higher shelves, too. We’ve …

Alcohol

How to get free digital magazines from your library

If your library allows it, you can read a huge selection of magazines on your phone, tablet or PC -- all at no charge.<p>Public libraries are so awesome. (Thanks, Ben Franklin!) They let you borrow not only physical books, but also digital content like e-books, audiobooks and -- surprise, surprise! -- …

Libraries

FLIP Series

A Revolution in Male Pleasure<p>TENGA’s unique flip-open structure brings you a new world of reusuable pleasure items for men!<p>FLIP 0 (ZERO)<p>FLIP …

Every Cut Of Meat Explained

You may think you know your cuts of beef, but there's a lot more than just ribeyes and brisket — 36 to be exact. For instance, there's the oyster …

Food

Use a Drone Simulator to Practice Before You Buy

No one wants to buy a $500 hobby drone only to discover they’re a bad pilot, especially considering how one bad twist or crash can leave your …

Drones

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

GIF<p>Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

Operating Systems

Understand Microprocessors By Looking at This Beautiful Blinking 'Megaprocessor'

Pretty much everything that’s great about technology today is thanks to the microprocessor. Billions of them are manufactured every year and they are …

Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images

Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, …

Geospatial Analysis

8 Food Shows Actually Worth Watching

Here at <i>Cool Material</i>, we’re huge fans of the culinary arts, and it definitely shows in the material we cover. We’ve done stories on some of our …

Emeril Lagasse

These Custom Label Printer Labels Help You Organize Your LEGO

A LEGO organization station can help you keep those tiny bricks organized, but if you really want to step things up, you’ll love Brick Architect’s …

This Video Explains Why "I Don't Have Time" Is a Poor Excuse

You can read all sorts of tips and articles on how to “save time,” but as Laura Vanderkam points out in her TED talk, “we don’t build the lives we …

TED Talks

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Primer: How To Smoke A Cigar Like A Pro

Along with the discovery of the New World, explorer Christopher Columbus discovered a custom and tradition that at first seemed odd to the foreign …

Seinfeld's Theme Song

It's only fitting that <i>Seinfeld</i> — the show about nothing — had a theme song that was basically nothing. Composer Jonathan Wolff, who has written theme …

Handbrake's video conversion app update was 13 years in the making

In the fast-moving world of modern app development, users can often wait days or a small number of weeks for an update. However, if you're the team behind Handbrake -- one of the world's most popular video conversion apps -- years can pass before you're ready to show off what you've been working …

Find out if it's time to replace your MacBook's battery

There's a reason why your laptop keeps dying. Find out if it's time to give in and replace your MacBook's battery.<p>My aging MacBook Pro doesn't hold a charge like it once did. That's not surprising, since it's nearly five years old and batteries tend to lose their capacity over time.<p>And the less …

MacBook Pro

How to disable Gatekeeper permanently on OS X

With a Terminal command, you can prevent Gatekeeper from turning back on after 30 days.<p>You probably know Gatekeeper from its warnings that tell you the app you are trying to install "can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer" or "can't be opened because it was not downloaded from …

Operating Systems