At my Cool Tools YouTube channel I make a monthly video with Kevin Kelly and Claudia Dawson called Recomendo Shorts. Here's our latest video, with reviews of a Retractable Extension Cord Reel, a Reversible Micro USB Cable, and a Sparkling & Seltzer Water Maker.
Kevin Kelly says: "A decade ago I made a huge 470-page book of the best tools available. This Cool Tools book was a catalog of possibilities. Each of the thousands of items featured enable a new possibility that you may have never considered doing before, such as keeping bees, building your own home, or starting… READ THE REST
My friends and colleagues at Cool Tools are developing a new YouTube series called Show or Share. In this episode Kevin, Claudia, and Camille talk about things they are enthusiastic about and want to share with each other and with viewers. It's fun to watch them work out what the show's format might be. READ THE REST
The folks at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence just released an intriguing tool — "Paper to HTML", which lets you upload a scientific paper and it turns it into an HTML web page. The goal, as they wrote in their email, is to improve accessibility: Screen-readers and accessibility tech usually finds it a lot… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Has learning how to play the guitar been on your bucket list? Learning how to play guitar should be simple, fun, and accessible, but with the average guitar costing $600 — lessons not included, you might… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With most of our daily activities happening online, no one will ever complain about having too much storage space. On the contrary, it's frustrating when you run out of storage or have… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We're sure our parents had a wild time back in the day without modern media, and to some degree, we wish we could be a little less plugged in. But then we… READ THE REST