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Dec 23, 2010

And we're out...

created at: 12/22/2010

And with that, my friends, it's Christmas time, and I'm gone.

So, one last time:

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have an amazing holiday, and here's wishing you the warmest of celebrations.

See you next week!


Dec 23, 2010

World's First Eel-Powered Christmas Tree

created at: 12/22/2010

Even with newer LED string lights, nearly all of our electricity bills go up during the holiday season. Of course, that wouldn't be the case if you had an eel that sent an 800 watt zap to power your tree each time it moves.

See how it works in this… read more


Dec 23, 2010

How To: Make Homemade Marshmallows

created at: 12/22/2010

I actually don't think I like marshmallows. I mean, Lucky Charms are pretty good, and I don't mind a s'more once a year, but I say keep them away from my hot chocolate.

But, admittedly, I've never had real marshmallow. A light and fluffy, just-sweet-enough tasty treat whipped up at home. And looking at this recipe, I'm pretty sure I could be convinced… read more


Dec 23, 2010

Falling Water Gets the Gingerbread Treatment

created at: 12/22/2010

It was bound to happen: the U.S.'s most famous architectural accomplishment meets the holidays most beloved architectural tradition. 

Melodie of Garden Melodies reworked the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece for the 2010 Gingerbread Festival in Orem, Utah.

created at: 12/22/2010

Unfortunately, she lost to this… read more


Dec 22, 2010

The Biggest Drawing in the World

created at: 12/22/2010Using a GPS-enabled briefcase as a pen, Erik Nordenankar created a self portrait across the face of the entire globe. With the help of DHL, Erik created the 110664 km portrait in 55 days and with a continuous stroke.

Check out the video to see how it was done:… read more


Dec 22, 2010

Top Ten Must Have iPhone and iPad Apps for Food Lovers

created at: 12/22/2010

Perhaps you'll be unwrapping a new iPad or iPod touch on Christmas morning. Maybe your gift to yourself was cutting the ties with your old carrier and nabbed a shiny new iPhone. Or, maybe your like me and just really like food.

Whatever the scenario, the App store is full of cool stuff to make your cooking more… read more


Dec 22, 2010

Free Download: Mod Holiday eCards and Desktop Backgrounds

created at: 12/22/2010

True, it's a little late to be worrying about sending  Christmas cards through the mail at this point, but how about a sweet e-card with no animated gifs or cheesy MIDI soundtrack?

The folks from Fossil are offering an updated take on the e-card, perfect for passing along to that friend that you won't be able to connect with this… read more


Dec 22, 2010

Playing with Your Food: The Amazing Work of Sarah Illenberger

created at: 12/22/2010

Merry Christmas to me, friends. I'm totally jazzed by these humorous, conceptual art pieces by Berlin-based Sarah Illenberger.

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Dec 21, 2010

Tell Us Your Favorite Christmas Movie, and Win Free Stuff!

created at: 12/21/2010

This year, I've watched a total of twenty-one Christmas movies and Christmas specials. So far. There are still three essentials to come in the next few days.

I don't normally watch that much TV in three months, but there's something about seasonal specials that turns me into a couch potato, with a candy cane in my mouth, festively lit by my spinning light wheel.

I guess like I feel it's okay, cause I presume everybody does it. 

So, I'm hoping you'll prove me right, and I wanna give you something to say thanks. So, between right now and 11:59pm on December 25th, 2010, just tell us your favorite Christmas movie or television special, and you'll be entered to win one of five free copies of one our publications, Make It! Hardwareread more


Dec 21, 2010

Amazing Photos from Last Night's Lunar Eclipse

created at: 12/21/2010

There's some fascinating stuff going on in the sky this week: not only was there a full moon last night, at the beginning of the winter solstice, there was also a full fledge lunar eclipse, the first time since 1638. No wonder the idea of light in this season of darkness has spanned cultures and religious communities for thousands of years.

It didn't hit my city until 3:13a, and while I'd like to have stayed awake, I was too exhausted from my Home Alone marathon. Plus, it was super cloudy, and the buzz around town was that there wasn't much to see.

But, thankfully, there are lots of talented photographers from all different time zones, and they're happily sharing their eclipse… read more

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