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24 Unusual Love Cards For Couples With A Twisted Sense Of Humour

Bit by bit, greeting cards are (regrettably) becoming a thing of the past. The more creative stationery artists and designers out there, however, are …

At 60M players, Roblox takes the plunge into Android

Roblox has created a major user-generated game platform with 60 million users. Now it is expanding to its fourth major platform with the launch of Roblox Mobile for Android.<p>The Google Play free-to-play app will make it possible to create and play games with other players in the virtual game world …

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Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.<p>It was the grain of sand that became a pearl. CxMxD, a team of three New York City–based designers, hit upon the idea of a faceted circle while conceptualizing their entry for Add-on’13, an affordable-housing …

Architecture

Console OS will let you run Android on a Windows PC or tablet

Toggling between Windows and Android on a single device? That <i>sounds</i> desirable enough maybe, especially the way Intel describes it, but the quest for a practical mixture of green and blue has had its hiccups. (And that's putting it mildly.) A new project has just arrived on Kickstarter, however, …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Remote Control with an Arduino

Most of the buttons on a remote control are never used. So why not use them to control appliances and other electronics around your house. In this project, I am going to show you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from your remote and use it to make an outlet switch that can turn your …

Bread machines are nice toys, but please don't make bread in them

<b>Question: I have never made bread -- it intimidates me. I don't have a lot of time, but I would like to make some. Do you have suggestions for bread</b> …

Open source furniture?

From Wired:<p>Your next piece of designer furniture could cost less than an Ikea chair–as long as you’re willing to make it yourself. Taking a cue from the Linux community and file-sharing services, Berlin-based design guru Ronen Kadushin has started a furniture free-for-all he calls Open Design. It …

AgIC Is A DIY Kit For Turning A Home Inkjet Printer Into A Circuit-Board Maker

This embed is invalid<p>Another startup aiming to simplify the process of prototyping electronics by doing away with the need to wire up breadboards has taken to Kickstarter.<p>This latest one, called AgIC, combines the approaches of two we’ve previously covered — the Ex1 3D printer for PCBs and the …

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'Smart' Windows Lighten And Darken On Cue

A Wi-Fi-connected window accessory will make your pane listen to your commands<p>Call it the curse of the picture window. Big panes may light up a home, but they also let in enough heat to drive up the temperature by several degrees, raising cooling costs. Self-tinting windows solve the problem, …

Startups

In the Details: Providing Some 'Torque Support' for Troubled Knees

Any athlete who has had trouble with joint and muscle pain knows the value of getting support where it's needed most. For those athletes whose …

Woodworking

Christmas Lights for the Lazy

Homeowner TaterTotsForLunch not only does not have to put up so many lights to be fully decorated for Christmas, but he also did not think up the …

Dazzling STARPATH Pavement Lights Up the Night With Stored Solar Energy

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a glow-in-the-dark product called “STARPATH” that can be applied to virtually any pavement surface to provide …

Clean Energy

10 Things To Do While You're Unemployed

If you’re unemployed and worried that employers will turn you down for taking on unimpressive work during the recession or for the large employment gaps on your résumé—you needn’t panic. A survey released by the careers website CareerBuilder.com last year revealed that the vast majority of …

HOWTO make slime

Household Hacker presents a simple way to make a gorgeous slime from borax and polyvinyl alcohol (buy 'em): "This links the atoms and molecules …

Star

The 'Jurassic Park' 25th Anniversary LEGO Set is Available Now<p>LEGO 7 hours ago<p>LEGO<p>The 'Dragon Ball Z' Fusion Dance Funko Pop Two-Pack Exclusive is …

Star Wars

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Here’s the Biggest Halibut Pretty Much Anyone Has Ever Seen

It took three cooks to fillet this giant halibut, which was line-caught by commercial fisherman in the North Sea near Shetland. Harry was pushing 50 …

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas …

Attack Of The Digital Business Cards

Having a deck of business cards in hand is par for the course in almost every business meeting, professional lunch or convention. Even less formal endeavors, such as flirting, can be more effective with a personal info card. It’s no surprise then that the digital business card is becoming more …

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