Category Archives: mainstream

10 Creative Bar Code Designs [PICS]

On this day in 1974, Clyde Dawson made history as the first consumer to buy a product that had been scanned into a till by its Universal Product Code.… Continue reading

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Famous DIY Haynes Manuals Finally Coming Online

The iconic Haynes Manuals, those encyclopedic tomes containing all the DIY knowledge any shade-tree mechanic needs to repair his or her car, are… Continue reading

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Windows App for DIYers Helps You Design & Build Cool Stuff

123D is a free Windows app from Autodesk that helps do-it-yourselfers design and make their own custom goods, including electronics, lighting, c… Continue reading

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Meet Your Makers: 21 Smashing Photos from Maker Faire [PICS]

Maker Faire was held over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the fest brought with it the usual assortment of crafters, tinkerers, h… Continue reading

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Grant From MythBusters Offers Advice for Aspiring Hardware Hackers

If you’ve always wanted to tinker with hardware — up to and including building robots — but didn’t know how to start, Gr… Continue reading

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3 Ways to Customize Your Food Online

Dave Sloan is CEO of Treehouse Logic, which offers a hosted design tool solution that enables customer co-creation. You can reach Dave at dave@treehouselogic.com and follow him on Twitter. Do you like to conjure up our own creations in the kitchen? When you eat out are you picky like Sally in When Harry Met Sally? […] Continue reading

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Comedy Central Host Daniel Tosh Brings Snide Commentary to New Blog

Fans of the web’s snarkiest MC, rejoice! Daniel Tosh, host and brain behind Comedy Central’s tosh.0, has just launched a new site for all things “Tosh.” The site, appropriately named “tosh.0 blog,” features a slew of interactive features like a caption challenge, “rename the video” challenge, an iPhone app and featured tweets from fans. More […] Continue reading

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15 Aspiring Musicians Who Found Fame Through YouTube [VIDEOS]

Thanks to the wonders of social media, nowadays talent scouts are more likely to find the next big thing online than at the mall. While MySpace was once the place to be discovered, video-sharing uber-site YouTube has since taken over as the wannabe pop star’s place to post. Whether you’re an indie kid, a pop […] Continue reading

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How Do You Create an Orchestra Using YouTube?

It turns out all you need to play in the storied Sydney Opera House is a YouTube account and a touch of talent. The YouTube Symphony Orchestra (YSO) recently announced its list of musicians who won a spot in the orchestra. All they had to do was post a video of themselves playing a classical […] Continue reading

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