• Top 10 iOS Shortcuts and Gestures
    Sometimes, the simplest way to do something isn't the most obvious way. A lot of gestures and shortcuts aren't exactly intuitive, but they can make certain tasks a lot faster. Here are 10 of our favorite shortcuts and gestures on iOS.Read more...  …
    - 25 Jan 14, 4:00pm -
  • Reuse Old Baking Sheets for Perfect Roasted Veggies
    Got an old baking sheet that is all blackened and battered from overuse? Don't throw it out just yet—this is exactly what you need for perfect roasted veggies in the oven, says The Kitchn. And there's the added advantage of not having to thoroughly…
    - 25 Jan 14, 3:00pm -
  • Use Your Computer From Anywhere: A Guide to Remote Controlling Your PC
    Your home computer is the perfect machine. It's customized to your exact needs, runs all your must-have apps, and holds every important file you'd ever need to access. The catch: It's not exactly practical to lug a computer with you everywhere you go…
    - 25 Jan 14, 1:00am -
  • Occidentalis Tweaks the Raspberry Pi OS for Electronics Hacking
    The Raspberry Pi is already set up pretty nicely for doing pretty much whatever you want with it, but if you're looking to run some of your own electronics, Occidentalis is a tweaked Linux distribution that packs in pretty much everything you need to…
    - 25 Jan 14, 12:00am -
  • Being Organized Isn't the Goal, It's a Tool for Reaching Goals
    "One of these days, I'm going to get organized." How many times have you said this to yourself? There's nothing wrong with getting organized, of course. We talkalot about it around here. But maybe we should realize that organization itself isn't what…
    - 24 Jan 14, 11:00pm -
  • Deadspin How Mizzou Failed An Alleged Rape Victim Who Killed Herself | Gizmodo You've Got to Watch t
    Deadspin How Mizzou Failed An Alleged Rape Victim Who Killed Herself | Gizmodo You've Got to Watch the Most Popular Vine Compilation of All Time | io9 The world's oldest cancer is 11,000 years old — and contagious | Kotaku Sexy Powerpuff Girls Cove…
    - 24 Jan 14, 10:52pm -
  • Mentio Manages Your iTunes Wish Lists
    iOS: Keeping track of media isn't nearly as easy as it could be, but if you're hooked into iTunes, Mentio is an app that makes it easy to track all the apps, music, and movies you want.Read more...    
    - 24 Jan 14, 10:30pm -
  • How Do I Cope with "Idea Overflow"?
    Write down your ideas, forget about them, and put your nose to the grindstone. It's possible to stifle an overactive mind. The personal productivity experts at Stack Exchange offer tips on getting stuff done. Read more...    
    - 24 Jan 14, 10:00pm -
  • Create a DIY Chainset Mudguard for your Bike
    If you're sick of having to clean and lube your drive train after every muddy ride and find regular mudguards impractical, this DIY chainset mudguard might solve your problem.Read more...    
    - 24 Jan 14, 9:30pm -
  • Make a DIY Microwave Heat Bag
    When it's a super cold day or you have aching joints, nothing quite beats the soothing heat a microwave heat bag can deliver. With some basic sewing skills, you can make your own right at home.Read more...    
    - 24 Jan 14, 9:00pm -

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  • NewYuzu emulates Nintendo's Switch
    Yuzu is an experimental emulator for Nintendo's Switch console. No, it does not run commercial games.It is written in C++ with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained for Windows, Linux and macOS. The emulator is currently only useful…
    - 19 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 8:28pm -
  • NewThis American Life gets a new logo
    The true-story radio program, This American Life, began in 1995. (My friend and Cool Tools partner, Kevin Kelly, was the subject of the very first episode!) For over 20 years, the show has used the same logo, which is tall and breaks the word America…
    - 19 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 8:15pm -
  • NewInterview with the founders of io9
    Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders on 10 years of io9. Annalee: We wanted to have a vision of the future for our readers that wasn’t completely silly but that wasn’t hopeless and dystopian. And again, part of covering science was very impor…
    - 20 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 7:59pm -
  • NewWatch: interviews with Japan's homeless
    Greg is a Canadian living in Tokyo. He has a YouTube channel called Life Where I'm From, which explores what it's like to be a Westerner in Japan. For the last year or so he has been working on a serious project to understand homelessness in Japan.…
    - 20 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 7:36pm -
  • NewI bought this set for the LEGO Yoda minifig
    My daughter loves building LEGO Star Wars anything, so Yoda's Starfighter is just fine by her. At 262 pieces, this is a perfect short afternoon project for a 10 year-old.I wanted the Yoda minifig.LEGO Star Wars Yoda's Jedi Starfighter via Amaz…
    - 21 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 6:42pm -
  • NewCranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46
    Sad news from London, where Cranberries' lead singer Dolores O'Riordan died suddently today. The band's official page announced her death at about 1 p.m. EST, with no further details and a statement requesting privacy for her family.https://twitt…
    - 21 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 6:12pm -
  • NewWatch: Bread maker flings dough across restaurant with astonishing accuracy
    Incredible skill mixed with this paratha maker’s nonchalant demeanor of tossing dough disks across a room full of people may put him in the running for the world’s most efficient worker. At what point did this man decide he would save more ti…
    - 21 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 6:08pm -
  • NewListen: Deep house mix of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" (1989)
    From 1989, Fingers Inc.'s beautiful mix of "Can You Feel It" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.
    - 22 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 5:30pm -
  • NewBlind backpacker and travel writer has visited over 120 countries
    I initially felt bad for Tony Giles when I watched his story on the BBC Travel Show. I caught the episode part way through and saw him walk right into a turnstile while crossing a security checkpoint into Palestinian territories. Giles, from Englan…
    - 22 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 5:20pm -
  • NewMarriott fires employee for "willfully liking" a tweet in support of Tibetan independence
    Marriott has fired one of its social media managers because the employee "wrongfully liked" a tweet from Friends of Tibet, a group that supports Tibetan independence from China. (more…)
    - 22 hours ago 15 Jan 18, 5:07pm -