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8 Set/10

40 Stunning Photos of Beautiful Clouds

40 Stunning Photos of Beautiful Clouds

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Clouds are the noble contributor for awesome photos. Have a look at these following photos: #1, #2, #3, and #4. They are some of the really great examples of natural portraits taken by professional photographers and as you can see, in each of every photo, the clouds defines or deliver the dramatic effect. Moving on, clouds comes in various forms and some can only be seen in certain weather and places. Taking a decent photo...

4 Set/10

DIY Solid Ice Drink Tray [DIY]

DIY Solid Ice Drink Tray [DIY]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re looking for a clever way to keep your drinks cold this Labor Day, blogger and DIYer Rob has the solution: A solid block of ice in which you can hold bottles or cans. More » (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Continua a leggere – Original Link: DIY Solid Ice Drink Tray [DIY] Technorati Tags: clever-way, drink,...

2 Ago/10

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

Naming products is hard. After weeks of brainstorming, teeth-gnashing, hair-pulling, trademark searching, late-night strikes of inspiration followed by crushing morning realizations that the idea sucked, I’m thrilled to announce that ThinkTank has been renamed to ThinkUp. It’s our Firebird-to-Firefox moment. Rebranding is difficult, but the most heartening part of this process was that the ThinkUp idea came to us via the app. @markwallace responded to Anil’s call for...




21 Ago/09

Beat the Heat with Agua Fresca [Summer]

Beat the Heat with Agua Fresca [Summer]

When it’s nothing but hot and humid out, commercial fruit juices can feel like swallowing a sugar packet. The smitten kitchen blog offers up a solution of agua fresca, water that’s perfectly balanced with natural fruit flavors and slight sweetness. This recipe sits perfectly in the concentric center of important summer recipe spheres. It’s easy to make, it can be prepped ahead and served fresh with just a quick top-off, it’s cheap, and it uses the season’s...

2 Ago/09

Treat Yourself to a Homemade Drumstick (No, Not The Kind From a Chicken) [Summer]

Treat Yourself to a Homemade Drumstick (No, Not The Kind From a Chicken) [Summer]

We’ve shown you how to make the oh-so-popular Choco Taco, but as far as ice cream treats go, the classic Drumstick (also known as a Cornetto) is never the wrong choice. Instructables user scoochmaroo has an incredibly thorough guide to making this classic summer treat, right down to a homemade Magic Shell coating and the secrets of that perfect Drumstick filling. Just grab your choice of ice cream (or whip it up yourself), some waffle cones, a Magic Shell coating, and whatever additions...

1 Ago/09

Replenish Fluids After Exercising with a Simple Equation [Exercise]

Replenish Fluids After Exercising with a Simple Equation [Exercise]

It’s important to keep hydrated before, during, and after a workout, but if you’re not satisfied with conventional “until you’re not thirsty” wisdom, Men’s Health explains how to calculate how much you need to drink to replenish your fluids. Photo by shrff14. According to the post, you should ideally start drinking water or comparable liquids at least 15 minutes prior to exercising and around eight ounces of water for every 20 minutes spent working out....

27 Lug/09

Make Your Own Stainless Colored Bubbles [Summer]

Make Your Own Stainless Colored Bubbles [Summer]

We’ve taught you to blow gigantic bubbles and to make invisible ink. Combine the two, and you can have colorful soap bubbles that disappear without leaving a stain and keep the kids amazed. Photo by PixelManiatiK You can use a commercial product called Zubbles, which goes for about $15 for a two-bottle pack, or you could make a summer’s worth of bubbly fun yourself and play mad scientist at the same time. You might need to go supply shopping first though, because most of us...

20 Lug/09

Beat the Heat Roundup: The Best of Icy Cool Tricks [Beat The Heat]

Beat the Heat Roundup: The Best of Icy Cool Tricks [Beat The Heat]

Today we draw our Beat the Heat theme week to close, and what better day to end on than National Ice Cream day? Photo by lepiaf.geo. Over the course of the week we shared all sorts of tips and tricks to help you stay cool this summer. Let’s recap the icy cool goodness: One of most enjoyable ways to stay cool in the summer is to enjoy an icy and refreshing treat. We shared our favorite homemade ice cream recipes, how to make frozen yogurt pops, and the best summer foods to help stay...

18 Lug/09

Top 10 DIY Projects that Harness the Power of the Sun [Lifehacker Top 10]

Top 10 DIY Projects that Harness the Power of the Sun [Lifehacker Top 10]

Cheap, powerful, and available almost everywhere—solar energy is a truly great thing. With these 10 sun-powered projects, you can turn a sunny day off into some brag-worthy, possibly money-saving backyard tech. Photo by david.nikonvscanon. 10. Engrave wood with a “sun laser” Leave them alone long enough, and nearly every kid will investigate, or at least hear about, the devastating effects of magnifying glasses and clear, sunny weather on insects. Route that fascination...

15 Lug/09

Score A Free Iced or Hot Mocha Coffee Now Through August [Dealhacker]

Score A Free Iced or Hot Mocha Coffee Now Through August [Dealhacker]

They may not make the best coffee, but from now through August 3, McDonald’s will give away free 7-ounce Iced Mochas and 8-ounce Hot Mochas every Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating locations (of course). No coupon is needed, and you don’t need to purchase anything to score your free caffeine fix. [The Boston Globe] Continua a leggere – Original Link: Score A Free Iced or Hot Mocha Coffee Now Through August [Dealhacker] Technorati Tags: advice,...

15 Lug/09

Google Reader Notifier for Windows Tells You About Unread Items [Downloads]

Google Reader Notifier for Windows Tells You About Unread Items [Downloads]

Windows only: System tray notification application Google Reader Notifier for Windows tells you when there are unread items in your favorite RSS reader. The application is easy enough to use—just plug your Google account information into the settings dialog, and you’ll see a small popup dialog whenever there are new items to read. You can choose how often the notification happens, or even turn off the popup altogether and simply use the tray icon indicator instead. We’ve...

15 Lug/09

Create Your Own Sun Jar: Lifehacker Edition [Beat The Heat]

Create Your Own Sun Jar: Lifehacker Edition [Beat The Heat]

If dashboard cookies got you thinking about other ways to put the sun to work, here’s a step-by-step guide to building sun-capturing jars that create outdoor lighting at a fraction of the retail cost. The inspiration for this tutorial is a combination of the Instructables tutorial we posted about creating your own sun jar and some excellent comments on that Instructables tutorial (specifically from MagiWG, who tipped us off to the cheap and very suitable garden lights at Lowe’s.) Our...

14 Lug/09

Bake Cookies on Your Dashboard [Beat The Heat]

Bake Cookies on Your Dashboard [Beat The Heat]

Why let all the scorching heat your car accumulates go to waste? Harness the power of the sun and have fresh baked cookies in the middle of your work day. Sometimes, despite your best car-cooling efforts, you can’t negate the effects of the summer sun. Cars get quite hot when parked in the blazing midday sun, and a car with a dark interior can easily creep up into the 150F range. Why not put the oven-like properties of your car to work cranking out a batch of fresh cookies? Food...

8 Lug/09

Set Up "Push" Gmail on Your iPhone [Hack Attack]

Set Up "Push" Gmail on Your iPhone [Hack Attack]

Despite iPhone 3.0‘s push notifications and previously mentioned Google Sync‘s contacts and calendars syncing chops, push Gmail still hasn’t come to the iPhone. But with the Prowl iPhone application, you can now push Gmail notifications—and then some—to your iPhone. What Prowl Does The $3 Prowl iPhone application [iTunes App Store Link] works in conjunction with Growl, the universal notification application for Macs, to push desktop notifications to your iPhone....

6 Lug/09

Clean Your Keyboard with a Hair Dryer [Keyboards]

Clean Your Keyboard with a Hair Dryer [Keyboards]

When you don’t have compressed air, clear tape, Post-It notes, or even white paper handy, Inc magazine suggests that a standard hair dryer can remove built-up dirt on and under your keys. The hair dryer is just one of 10 methods Inc.com suggests, with varying degrees of effectiveness and cost. We’re a little wary of the CyberClean and USB vacuum suggestions, being both relatively expensive for what they are and a bit single-purpose. Luckily, the hair dryer, heat on or off,...

6 Lug/09

Install Chrome and Chromium for Easy Extension Testing [Tricks]

Install Chrome and Chromium for Easy Extension Testing [Tricks]

Google Chrome is the officially sanctioned browser from Google, but the open-source, alpha-level Chromium project has the cool stuff, like basic Greasemonkey support and extension support. Luckily, it’s not hard to install and use both browsers on one system. As the ReadWriteWeb blog explains, the hard part isn’t the actual installation, at least on a Windows system. What might be confusing for a newcomer is actually finding pre-built Chromium installers for your system. They’re...

4 Lug/09

Tips, Projects, and Great Eats for Your Fourth of July Weekend [Summer]

Tips, Projects, and Great Eats for Your Fourth of July Weekend [Summer]

Whether you’re just grilling, picnic lunching or heading out on a wilderness excursion for the holiday weekend, we’ve got a few recipes, projects, and ideas to run by you, cultivated from years of gathering clever outdoor hacks. Photo by Nicholas_T. It’s by no means exhaustive or conclusive, but we wanted to provide an overview of some of the most clever or handy stuff we’ve seen involving nature’s wonder and the great outdoors, along with its sometimes unpleasant...

3 Lug/09

Get Ready For Summer With Homemade Sunblock [Summer]

Get Ready For Summer With Homemade Sunblock [Summer]

Choosing the right sunblock is important, but let’s say you’re more of a DIY type, or maybe your skin is sensitive to many of the common ingredients. The solution is simple: make your own sunblock. Instructables user scoochmaroo’s detailed guide to making your own sunscreen demonstrates the process either completely from scratch or using a store-bought lotion as a base. She goes as far as to include a chart that gives you measurements for the ingredients based on the...

28 Giu/09

Turn Bananas into a Frozen Summer Treat [Summer]

Turn Bananas into a Frozen Summer Treat [Summer]

Sure you could set up for summer grabbing popsicles from the freezer aisle, but you’d be missing out on the deliciousness of frozen bananas and chocolate. All you need are bananas, chocolate, popsicle sticks, and some basic tools from your kitchen, and you’re in business. Making chocolate-covered bananas is only marginally more complicated than melting the chocolate, coating the bananas, and leaving them to set in your freezer. If you’re going to undertake the project,...