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The 39 most hilariously bad Amazon movie reviews

For the past few years Joe Grabinksi has chronicled the most hilariously bad Amazon reviews of popular movies.<p>He's good at it, too. Grabinski's Twitter account, "Amazon Movie Reviews," has amassed over 150,000 followers, and even helped him launch his own podcast where he talks to filmmakers about …

Movie Reviews

Auto-pausing Netflix socks make a great gift (if you have the skills)

So there you are, watching Netflix, binging on some TV series that everyone’s talking about when you suddenly fall asleep. What happens? Netflix keeps playing, running through a few more episodes while you catch some Zs.<p>Imagine, though, having a garment — socks, for example — that can automatically …

49 of The Best Places to Learn to Code For Free

The Command Line<p><b>27. Learn Command Line the Hard Way</b><br>Free online book by Zed Shaw. (My personal favorite command line resource.)<p><b>28. Command Line Power</b> …

A cartoonist turned the iTunes Terms of Service into a 47-page graphic novel

It is a time-honored truth (or at least an oft-cited anecdote) that no one reads the iTunes Terms and Conditions. It's long and presumably boring (but who knows? I've never read it) and I'm not even sure there are paragraph breaks. There already exist a few projects that try to reshape various user …

iTunes

The most powerful person in the world at every age

From the toddling Prince George, third in line to the British throne, to 100-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk, we found the most powerful person at every age from 1 to 100.<p>To create this list, we took four criteria into consideration: <b>command</b>, or the degree to which a person …

New Jersey

Security researchers have figured out how to hack into laptops using pita bread and a radio

The researchers published their findings online, showing that many laptop models give off electromagnetic radiation that can be manipulated into revealing the passwords stored on laptops.<p>Laptops running encryption programs could be fooled into revealing passwords when sent encrypted passages of …

Laptops

Biodegradable batteries and induction charging cars: five tech trends to watch

A run-down of green technology’s most cutting-edge innovations, including transparent solar cells and microgeneration boilers<p>Earlier this year Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and now the special representative for climate change, told a climate conference that …

Clean Energy

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

10 successful Kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a …

HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

A clever 16-year-old named Thomas combined his two passions, cycling and electronics, into one very useful DIY gadget. Using a tired CPU fan, an old …

Arduino

Use Legos to Make Your Own 3D Printer Using Nema 17 Stepper Motors

3D printing and toys often immediately brings to mind the quintessential plastic product often replicated, and often enjoyed by children all over the …

Legoizer Turns Your Photographs Into A Lego Mural And Tells You How To Build It

Before and After<p>Not too long ago, we shared a really awesome legography project by Samsofy, where he uses Lego people as subjects in his incredibly …

Wall Art

Coding Explained in 25 Profound Comics

We asked our open source community to share the comics they found most profoundly described coding, via our news site. Here are their 25 most upvoted …

This home science experiment lets you trap a particle in a beam of light

If you have a Sharpie and a laser pointer, you can conduct a pretty cool home science experiment — trapping a tiny particle of marker in a beam of light.<p>Engineer Joseph Colosimo made the fascinating video above, and describes the experiment in more detail on his blog. To do it yourself, you need to …

Physics

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

From Europe’s deepest river canyon and caves that glow to a rainbow river and hills that look like chocolate, our picks prove that nature always does it better<p>Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves …

Nature

How one startup wants to solve an 'insane' problem for a $400 billion industry

They specialized in helping lawyers with what legal types call "discovery," or the process of sifting through emails and documents to find things relevant to the case at hand.<p>At that point, discovery was done by literally printing out every potentially relevant email for attorneys to sift …

Digital Forensics

DIY Home LED Transit Sign

Introduction: DIY Home LED Transit Sign<p>How's that for 'modern urban decor'?<p>Things like real-time transit data on smartphones andeasier ways to pay …

Tool Set For Web Development: From Mockup To App in 7 steps

You’re an avid web designer or developer. It’s your thing; you love it, you breath it, you live it. If someone asked you what your passion was, you’d …

Star Wars Barrel Organ Made From 20,000 LEGO Bricks Plays the Film's Theme Song!

If there's two things that we love here at Inhabitat, it's LEGO bricksand Stars Wars. Both of them have inspired a number of cool designs over the …

17 Books For Entrepreneurs That Will Change Your Life

Let me tell you a story, there were two guys that graduated from college at the same time. Both of them wanted to be successful entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Build a Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project for Beginners

The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics. It can also be daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a …

Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute

Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world -- they've replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to jumbo jets. Unfortunately, these rechargeable cells are already struggling to keep up with our ever-increasing energy needs. But a new type of …

Just Add Water: Rain-Activated Street Art

Artist Peregrine Church covers Seattle in water-repelling stencils.<p>The invisible street art of Peregrine Church is painted all over Seattle—but you can only see it when it's wet. Painted with hydrophilic chemicals, his so-called <i>Rainworks</i> blend in with city sidewalks, bouncing moisture away to …

Art

This Dew-Harvesting Greenhouse Waters Itself–And Then Makes Clean Drinking Water

Grow kale and flowers, get drinking water in return.<p>In parts of Ethiopia, it often doesn’t rain for six months in a row, and growing food is a perpetual struggle. A new greenhouse is designed to harvest dew so farmers don’t need to rely on outside water supplies.<p>During the day, as temperatures rise …

This is what it was like to be President Obama's 'surrogate son' and 'chief of stuff'

He became my boss, and then the President of the United States, and I became what he dubbed his "i Reggie," his go-to source for all critical, nonpolitical information.<p>From dawn to what was often the middle of the night, I was a witness not only to history, but to a side of the man few got to …

Barack Obama

A little black box makes it easy to unlock almost any iPhone even when it's secured with your fingerprint

The International Business Times reports that for just £120, anyone on the internet can buy specialist hardware that lets them hack into even the newest iPhones.<p><b>Here's how it works:</b><p>The main device used is called an IP-BOX. It works by "bruteforcing" iPhone passcodes, repeatedly guessing the …

Information Systems

Defective’ Graphene Could Filter Water, Improve Fuel Cells

Graphene

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

Living Rooms