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Samsung hid a savage easter egg in its latest anti-Apple ad

Blink and you might just miss this easter egg, but it's a gem.<p>Samsung's latest ad follows an avid iPhone user who eventually decides to switch sides …

New Drone Kit Turns LEGOs Into Flying Machines

Simple repairs, when it bricks<p>LEGOs get knocked down, and then they get put back together again. It’s what they do. Drones, with few exceptions, get put together, and are then gravely damaged beyond repair when they crash. Why not build on the repairability of LEGO bricks when making a hobbyist …

Drones

Designing the Perfect Table of Contents: 50 Examples to Show You How

<i>Anyone who’s ever read a book is familiar with the infamous Table of Contents.</i> Rumored to be one of the most boring design elements of all time, it’s …

Graphic Design

The top 10 in Green Architecture for 2015

It's fun to see such a mix in this category, and there are some that probably shouldn't even be here; #10 should probably be in prefab and #1 in tiny …

7 'Star Wars' Theories That'll Change How You See 'The Force Awakens'

These are the theories you're looking for.<p>It's true. All of it. The Dark Side, the Jedi -- they're real. But what about these theories?<p>While "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" obliterates box office records, its lingering questions are blowing our minds even more. Who are Rey's real parents? How is she …

Star Wars

Every Star Wars Project Featured on Make: So Far (Over 100!)

You can never have too much Star Wars. This year alone, we’ve seen dozens of projects related to <i>The Force Awakens</i>, and since this is the big weekend, we thought you should have access to all of them in one place. But why stop at just one movie? <i>Make:</i> has been covering Star Wars since our second …

Darth Vader

MAD Architects Envision the Future of Housing in Los Angeles

MAD Architects has proposed a futuristic model for housing in Los Angeles, as part of the ongoing “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles” …

Architecture

TEN Arquitectos Selected to Design Luxury Resort for the Cayman Islands

TEN Arquitectos have been selected as the winner of a competition to design a luxury, mixed-use resort at St. James Point, Grand Cayman in the Cayman …

Modular "Tetris House" Uses Rectangular Units to Configure Personalized Space

Modular housing is akin to a game of Tetris thanks to the Dutch design studio Universe Architecture. They have created a prototype that allows for a fluid configuration of architectural units, balconies, and shutters, similar to the classic puzzle game. Aptly called the <i>Tetris House</i>, elements of its …

Architecture

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten wins competition to design Shenzhen Art Museum and Library

German studio KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten's glass-covered design for the Shenzhen Art Museum and Library complex in China beat proposals from a …

Upgrade Your Garage Door Opener With a WeMo Maker

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>How’d you like to ditch your garage door remote control and move that functionality to your mobile phone? If you’re thinking …

The 13 best new buildings in the world

Five already-built and upcoming buildings were awarded top honors, and a dozen more — from office buildings and housing to sports arenas and schools — won for their respective categories.<p>Our favorites include the Interlace, a sprawling 42-acre LEGO-style apartment complex in Singapore, and the …

27 new photos from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hit the web

Set for release on December 18th, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is well positioned to set a slew of new box office records. In fact, some are …

iPad Pro is fast, powerful, but no laptop replacement

The iPad Pro is out today and, like clockwork, the first batch of reviews have started to circulate.<p>The consensus? That the iPad Pro is gorgeous, powerful, and its (added extra) Apple Pencil stylus is great — but the add-on keyboard is disappointing, multitasking can be problematic, and it’s not …

IPad Pro

Only 30 Superhouses will ever be designed

Ström, the founder of UK-based Ström Architects, aims to provide the same level of design quality and workmanship for his Superhouses as can be found …

Review: The iPad Pro And The Death Of A Metaphor

/* */<p>“PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going to be around, they’re still going to have a lot of value, but they’re only going to be used by one out of x people.” – Steve Jobs, 2010.<p>The iPad Pro is coming into the world with a lot of weight on its shoulders. The speculation and …

This Inception-Style Singapore Apartment Complex Is The Best Building In The World

Tired of cramped apartments? Looking for a view of more than a brick wall? Hoping for something more up-to-date than a pre-war building? Well, maybe …

5 Impressive Robotics Projects You Don’t Want to Miss

Over the years, <i>Make:</i> has featured some amazing robotics projects. I decided to go back through the archives and find a few projects I thought were particularly special and worth making sure current <i>Make:</i> readers knew about. Here are five of my favorites.<p>You’ll notice that all of these robots, while …

Robotics

HUDWAY Gets Your Eyes Off Your Smartphone And Back On The Road While Driving

HUDWAY is a piece of glass that turns any smartphone into a heads-up display on the front of your car. The device beams information from your phone to a thin layer of curved glass mounted to the front of any dashboard for turn-by-turn navigation and phone messages.<p>We hear of the poor fool who lost …

Text Messaging

3D City Layouts by Luis Dilger

3D city layouts based on the exact three-dimensionality of topography and buildings.<p>Luis Dilger, a German graphic designer has created a series of 3D …

This super-dim iPhone setting will change how you read at night

But we're realistic. We know that plenty of people still sneak a peek at their email right before they go to bed, or read the news on their phone as they're falling asleep.<p>If you're reading in a dark room, the iPhone's screen can be too bright, even at its lowest setting.<p>Good news: There's a way to …

This modern prefab home has windows that double as solar panels

If you love natural lighting, prepare to swoon over the light-filled Reflect Home. Designed and built by Sacramento State students, this modern …

11 things that could be slowing your Mac down

But your machine slowing to a crawl isn't necessarily a sign that you need a new computer. There are many reasons apps may fail to open.<p>Here are nearly a dozen things that could be slowing down your Mac, and how to fix them.

Transforming LEGO Aircraft Carrier

Introduction: Transforming LEGO Aircraft Carrier<p>This project started innocently enough with a drawing I made. I'm sorry that I don't have it on hand, …

Kloof Road House in Johannesburg Showcasing a Bold Modern Architecture

<b>Kloof Road House</b> in Johannesburg, South Africa is a result of the design collaboration between Nico van der Meulen Architects and M Square Lifestyle …

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

But it's partially our fault because we've been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and that it's better to charge them when they're close to dead.<p>But we couldn't be …

10 Tips for better lighting in Cinema 4D

In these 10 tips for better lighting in Cinema 4D, I cover techniques which explore basic lighting concepts and how we can implement these using …

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