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.
Tyler Winegarner is. reviewing his favorite tools for Cool Tools and in his latest video, he demonstrates why he likes the AeroPress coffee maker so much. "For the past ten years or so, I've pretty much made every single cup of coffee I drink using one tool, the Aeropress. The Aeropress is a compact, affordable… READ THE REST
Ken Goldberg is my latest guest on the Cool Tool Podcast. Ken's an artist, inventor, and roboticist and we've been friends for many years. Ken is an artist, inventor, and roboticist. He is William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley and Chief Scientist at Ambidextrous Robotics. He is one of the most creative and… READ THE REST
A few weeks ago, I published the first part of my roundup of favorite tips gathered from my weekly maker shop tips newsletter. Here is part 2. Using Paper Towel and Wood Glue to Seal Up Molds for Casting I've been loving David Lynch's channel on YouTube, with his daily weather reports and project updates.… READ THE REST
Tossing back a few with friends is tough enough as you get older. But if you're trying to lead a health-conscious lifestyle while still enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two…well, that can be a narrow tightrope to walk. The reality is that as you age, less & less alcohol makes you feel worse & worse… READ THE REST
Airlines. Cable companies. Pharmaceutical firms. Banks. Those industries show up every year on lists of America's most hated companies. It's seldom for the products they actually produce. It's usually for the poor customer service, ridiculous fees, and a general sense of all-around indifference to their customer's needs that land these firms squarely in the public's… READ THE REST
A lot has changed since you started your career behind the keyboard, and if you can't keep up with the times, the generation in front of you will swoop in and eat you alive. Sure, you could retire early (we all know your savings will last you comfortably until at least next Tuesday), but there's… READ THE REST