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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air [VIDEO]

Humans are accustomed to drawing in the air. We gesture with our hands when talking and will try to illustrate charade secrets by "drawing" objects in space. 3D-printing pens takes those gestures, makes them tangible and, in the hands of an artists, beautiful. Recent 3D-printing pens have been cool, but clunky affairs. LIX Pen, however, is something different. It's light, small and apparently needs no more power than you can draw from your run-of-the-mill laptop. Now it's coming to Kickstarter.

Measuring 6.45 inches long, 0.55 inch in diameter and weighing just 1.23 ounces, the aluminum 3D-printing pen (which also comes in black) really is pen sized. You hold it just like a pen, and plug a 3.5mm-like jack into the base and the other end of your cable into your computer. The juice allows LIX to heat to over 300-degrees Fahrenheit, though the plant-based PLA filament (it can also use the stronger ABS plastic) only needs to heat to 180-degrees to work. That filament is fed in through a hole in the base and emerges as a super-heated liquid on the tip so you can start doodling in the air.

Unlike 3D printers, there is no program guiding the printing tip. Instead, to create 3D objects, you simply start drawing in the air with the LIX Pen, moving slowly as the melted filament draws out. It cools quickly so that your structure remains rigid. Each filament rod is about 10 centimeters long and should, according to the company, last for about two minutes of air-drawing.

3D pen printing works for everything from abstract sculpture to fine art and jewelry to T-shirt design. The only limit, it appears, is your skill level and ability to hold and move the pen very, very steadily.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

36 Greatest Moments in the History of Irony

Ironic incidents are lurking all around us, waiting to be captured on camera. We gathered these 35 images to show you some of most ironic situations that we can find in our everyday lives.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term “irony” originates in early 16th century from the Greek word εἰρωνεία, meaning “simulated ignorance”. There are three major sections of irony usage: verbal, dramatic and situational. Verbal irony is when the opposite of what is meant is said. It is commonly encountered on a daily basis in familiar conversations. The dramatic irony is evident in such story-telling forms as plays, books and cinema, and requires that at least one character doesn’t know something that is clear to all of the other characters as well as the reader/viewer.

And, finally, there’s a situational irony – the sort that this post is all about. This type of usage for irony is relatively modern and usually means some kind of comical discrepancy, contrast or a literal opposition between the aims of an action and its actual result. If you find a burning car that was originally covered in flame-like stickers, or a book, called “Teeth Are Not For Biting” all chewed up ironic and funny enough, here’s a neat set of images for you.

1. The Republican. Where the news hits home

2. Certificate of Dog Obedience Training

3. TNT: sure we can
4. Freedom

5. Fasteners
6. Anti-Chewing Spray

7. Canadian Cake
9. Invisible Spray
10. Unbreakable
11. Wind Seeker

12. Safety begins with you
13. Nothing is written in stone
14. YOUR The Best Teacher Ever
15. Accepting resumes
16. Never Eat Alone
17. Non-stick Fry Pan
18. Helmet Laws Suck

19. Stops Rust
20. This Car
21. Stop Struggling
22. No Accidents
23. Please… Put paper in trash can!
24. This Crocodile Eating Crocs
25. American Freedom
26. Gorilla Super Glue 
27. Think Safety First!
28. Teeth Are Not For Biting
29. Overcoming insomnia and sleep problems

30. This Fire Extinguisher
31. Healthy Hands START HERE

32. This Clif Bar

33. Page 2 of 2: Please Consider The Environment - do you really need to print this email?
34. City widens plastic bag ban
35. Watkins roofing

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Here Are 21 Food Hacks That’ll Make You Run For The Kitchen

Being an adult and preparing food for yourself can be a boring, tiresome business. Fear no more. We have some tips to help you out.

We found 21 awesome food hacks that’ll make eating so much better, you won’t know how you even lived before. Preparing for cookouts and parties is easy when you know these ridiculously simple tips. Summer 2014, we’re ready for you.

1.) Make easy cheesy bread with an already-baked loaf.

2.) Breakfast just got interesting.

3.) Use a peeler to create pretty lemon flowers.

4.) Melted banana split? Yes please.

5.) Use an apple corer on potatoes for quick wedges.

6.) No more sticky popsicle hands.

7.) Making ice cream sandwiches is easy, if you have a hot, sharp knife.

8.) Put the egg in the burger. You’ll thank us later.

9.) Taco holders!

10.) Swirly cake is actually easier than it looks.

11.) Bacon. Pancakes.

12.) Use a clothespin to make chopsticks foolproof.

13.) Cheap hangers… or chip clips?

14.) Bye-bye, strawberry stems.

15.) Bees think they own your drinks. Use muffin/cupcake liners to stop them.

16.) Carefully use a balloon and melted chocolate for a fancy, edible bowl.

17.) Electric carving knife + bundt cake pan = easy corn on the cob obliteration.