Michael Pick created a fully-functional miniature "iMac", slicing down a Raspberry Pi 4 (with a Dremel!) to fit inside his custom-printed case. He takes us through the process of designing the device and assembling it; the keyboard is the only retail item left unhacked. At that size, you'd never know it was running Twister OS, a Linux distribution for the Pi designed to look and feel as close to Windows or MacOS as possible.
We've all become so accustomed to video meetings over the past year that it's safe to say we've collectively settled on a few universal pet peeves. No, keeping your camera off during a web call is not acceptable webcam etiquette, neither is answering emails or texts while you're video conferencing with others. It's rude. As… READ THE REST
An Iowan architect, Jobie Hill, is on a mission to find and document every slave residence that is still standing in America. Since 2012, Hill has surveyed hundreds of structures that she believes once served as a home to enslaved African Americans. More often than not, the buildings bear no visible trace of their past;… READ THE REST
We all know Valentine's Day is a day set aside to show a little appreciation for those we love the most. And, while that usually includes a spouse or significant other, a child, or other nearests and dearests, this day should not ignore some of our other most critical loves. Like coffee. Oh, coffee, how… READ THE REST
It's easy to dismiss comics as kids' stuff. Heroes in capes and villains with dastardly plans have been playthings of childhood imagination for decades. Yet, despite the fantastical premises and larger-than-life storytelling, don't forget the true artistry and craftsmanship it takes to bring those wild ideas into vivid life on the printed page. Because while… READ THE REST
It might seem backward, but when you think about it, our COVID-closed world might be the best reason to get motivated and learn a foreign language. With everyone working from home, and very possibly staying there permanently after the pandemic subsides, the number of remote working situations should continue to skyrocket. As that circle expands,… READ THE REST
Last March, we all thought that most of us would be back in the office after a few weeks, or maybe even a few months if things got bad. The reality that's now setting in for millions around the world is that working in a remote office may have ended last year. The numbers back… READ THE REST