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A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

Wall Art

Aerix Black Talon 2.0 is drone racing's gateway drug

Calling the Black Talon 2.0 the best racing drone for beginners is doing it a great disservice. As someone who has flown everything from $29 micro-drones to several-thousand dollar quadcopters, there’s something insulting about slapping Aerix’s latest entry with a “for beginners” tag.<p>But I’m going …

Half-cruise, half-cargo ships provide authenticity in place of cocktails and casinos

No one would call the Aranui 5 a thing of beauty. Half cruise ship and half freighter, it has a cockeyed profile that only its maker could love.<p>It may not look like much, but it manages to sail to some of the most beautiful islands in the world.<p>The Aranui navigates the waters of French Polynesia, …

DAKboard: a Wifi Connected Wall Display for Your Photos, Calendar, News and Weather

Introduction: DAKboard: a Wifi Connected Wall Display for Your Photos, Calendar, News and Weather<p>DAKboard is designed to be an always on, zero …

Turn your Amazon Echo Dot into the ultimate nightstand accessory

Amazon's voice-activated Echo Dot has earned legions of fans, offering nearly all the capabilities of the larger Echo for roughly half the cost. Call it "Alexa for less."<p>Because it can pair with a wired or Bluetooth speaker, you might think it's best suited to a den or living room, someplace where …

Smart Homes

Noteslate SHIRO is the tablet for folks who prefer putting pencil to paper

Smooth glass touchscreens and full-color display too modern and flashy for your taste? Prefer the satisfying feel of pencil on paper? The Noteslate …

Lithuanian Artist Makes Incredibly Detailed Paper Cuts Of City Maps

Lithuanian artist Virgilijus Trakimavicius creates marvellous hand-cut paper crafts that are based on actual city maps.<p>“Most of my current works …

20 Funny Clients Quotes Turned into Creative Posters

Share!<p>Clients can be a real pain in the ass sometimes, all designers know that. It’s almost impossible to find a perfect client and most of the time …

Cube i6 Air 3G dual-boot Android/Windows tablet review

Tablets

Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships

MIT researchers clarify things with new transparent display technology

There are a number of approaches currently used to create transparent displays, such as transparent OLED and LCD displays or simple reflection, …

10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

<b>By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.<p><i>(photo: Nick Simonite)</i><p>El Cosmico, a quirky campground in the desert of Marfa, Texas, offers a …

Interactive Water Elevation Map Lets You See What It Would Take To Flood Your Town

Flood Map is an interactive map you can use to see just what increase in water elevation it would take to flood your town/state/country/world. …

SpaceX Photos Free to Use for Anyone

Free is the magic number.<p>Private space organization SpaceX has started a Flickr account, and the for-profit agency has made available for free the …

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Build an Internet-Connected Alarm Clock with an Arduino

Your smartphone makes a great smart alarm clock, but not everyone wants their phone next to their bed all the time. Instead, Make shows you how to …

Arduino

Make an Interactive IPad Controlled LED Wall

WiFi Controlled Camera Slider<p>High Velocity Vortex Cannon<p>How to Build a PHOTO LIGHT BOX<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>Hello, we have 2 PixelPushers and 2400 LEDs …

Arduino

The Map Lab Holiday Gift Guide | WIRED

If you have someone on your gift list this year who loves maps -- and I think it's a pretty good bet you do, because, really, who doesn't love maps? …

The uKeg Keeps Beer Fresh

Popping the top on your growler is like lighting the fuse to a bomb: in a couple days, you’ll be left with a flat brew you’ll have to drain pour …

شركة الطيب تقدم لكم اليوم جميع الخدمات المنزلية بم...

شركة الطيب تقدم لكم اليوم جميع الخدمات المنزلية بمدينة مكة المكرمة فسوف نبدأ افضل شركة تنظيف بمكة فان خدمات التنظيف بمكة تعد من الخدمات التي تحتاج …

Jiva Coffee Cubes

Jiva Coffee Cubes are ideal for the outdoors enthusiast that can´t live without a good cup of coffee. Forget all the coffee gadgets and machines and …

Coffee

The Rise Of Open Source Hardware

Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that.<p>Emile Petrone founded Tindie for selfish reasons. “The basic idea was that there wasn’t a marketplace for the things I was interested in,” he says. At the time, those things were his …

Tiny Shrimp-like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them | Colossal

<p>No, these aren’t light vomiting fish, though you would be forgiven for thinking so because that’s exactly what it looks like. What you’re seeing is …

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

As mind-blowing as science is these days, it's probably safe to say that we're not going to invent a time machine within the next century. Through …

American Cities

DIY Geoboard with Fabric Loops

Trapezoids, squares, and right triangles, oh my! We love finding interesting ways to learn shapes and colors. Our <b>DIY geoboard</b> is durable, …

The Minimalist New Cold Bruer – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Bruer, a new start up in California, launched a new cold brew coffee maker on Kickstarter last month called the Cold Bruer. This isn’t the first cold …

17 Subway Pictures That Show the Beauty in Public Transportation

Most people think of the subway as a dark and damp rat kingdom that's sole purpose is to transport you places while you uncomfortably inhale air that …

This cheap plastic bag will waterproof any gadget

Today I’m going to review a plastic bag. A new low, even for me? Maybe, but this is no ordinary plastic bag. It’s a bag that has beaten out pretty much every waterproof gadget case i’ve ever tested, because:<p>It fits almost every gadget I have<br>• It weighs almost nothing. I can keep one in every bag I …

The Best Mix Of Cheeses To Put On Your Pizza, According To Science

There's mozzarella, cheddar, Colby -- oh, and don't forget provolone! With so many different cheeses to choose from, which type is the best to put on a pizza so that it tastes incredible, and has that gourmet look to it?<p>Now an international team of scientists have found the perfect combination of …

22 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

What you think is reality is a lie. And we have the proof.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …