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I’ve written before about my preference for cheap, ubiquitous tech over flashy and expensive gadgets. The exclusivity of pricey next-level gizmos actually detracts from their usefulness and prevents strong user/developer communities from forming (iPad, anyone?). With that in mind, I dreamed about tablet computers becoming as cheap and ubiquitous as USB keys. Turns out, I should have dreamed bigger. Thanks to Pranav Mistry of MIT’s Media Lab, screens themselves could be rendered irrelevant. Or rather—when walls, sheets of paper, or even your hands can be used as screens, then cheap becomes free and computing takes a great leap forward. The coolest invention this year! (was invented two years ago) - Yahoo! News The coolest invention this year! (was invented two years ago) - Yahoo! News

Eight great gadgets for college dorms | All the latest gadgets: the Gadget...

Eight great gadgets for college dorms | All the latest gadgets: the Gadget... It's almost time for college students to begin fall classes, so I thought it would be good to compile a list of gadgets for college dorms and apartments. The obvious ones, like smartphones, laptops, iPads and calculators aren't listed here because I went for the fun and unique gadgets instead. Take a look and let me know if you've found something cool that should be included. (Scroll to the bottom to see a video that demonstrates the gadgets.) 1.
[This is out of stock on Amazon. I can't find another source for this particular battery. If you know where to get them, please post in the comments. -- Mark] I’ve been a road warrior for years now, and have gone through over a dozen different Portable USB batteries – they have all either broken (Looking at you, fancy LiPoly chargers!), I’ve lost them, or I outgrew their capacity. Capacity is the name of the game with this little device! Cool Tools

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Soap Making Instructions | Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials | Teach Soap

Soap Making Recipes, Tips & Tutorials Teach Soap is the premier site for soap making tutorials, soap recipes, soap making tips and everything you’d want to know about making soap and other handcrafted products including lip balms, lotions, bath fizzies and much more. From beginners to seasoned soap makers, Teach Soap has something for everyone! We cover everything from soap making recipes for beginners, to more complex cold process soap making recipes and techniques. Check out our tutorial for Hot Process (CPOP) Swirls (left). Soap Making Instructions | Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials | Teach Soap
The Origin of Words and Names

The Origin of Words and Names

The English language has developed from an Anglo-Saxon base of common words: household words, parts of the body, common animals, natural elements, most pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions and auxiliary verbs. Other modern words in English have developed from five sources. These are discussed below.
I spend a lot of my week days sketching and dreaming about new projects and then I sew a lot on the weekends. I adore weekend projects that I can complete and smile about all week long so... ...welcome to That girl... That quilt...: Have a Stitchin Weekend That girl... That quilt...: Have a Stitchin Weekend
101 Ways to be Happy | Travel Blog - Tripbase Do you want to be happy? Of course you do, who doesn’t?! Here are 101 easy ways to achieve a better, happier life! It’s not things that make us happy but our experiences. Travel can have a profound effect on us by taking us out of our comfort zones and opening our eyes to some of the different places and lives that were unknown to us.

101 Ways to be Happy | Travel Blog - Tripbase