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This 3D Software Designs Furniture That Assembles Without Screws or Glue

A new piece of software promises to give Ikea a run for its money by designing flat-packed furniture that can be assembled without the need for tools, screws, nails, or glue. By slotting the pieces together in a specific order, they securely lock together eliminating the risk of them falling apart. » 6/22/15 1:47pm 6/22/15 1:47pm

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Welcome to Apps of the Week, where we take a look at the latest smartphone software that makes us oh-so-glad to be living in the 21st century. We’ve got apps to challenge your email allegiances, bring smarts to your photo library, and a new voice assistant that looks to challenge the Siris and Cortanas of the world. » 6/05/15 2:30pm 6/05/15 2:30pm

Android M And Chrome Are Doing Something Great For Users

The most important news about Android M is how it will handle the way apps get permission to access your private data. That sounds like a humble little technical detail until you realize what a revolution it will be when we can set our own permissions on apps, any time we want. And Chrome is doing it too. » 5/29/15 8:20pm 5/29/15 8:20pm

Get Software for Designing Rockets and Piloting Drones, Free From NASA

You can get over 1,000 free programs from NASA, thanks to the second release of NASA’s online software catalog, which debuted last year. The catalogue includes every piece of software that NASA built for itself, ranging from project management and inventory programs to design software for rockets and crewed spacecraft. » 5/20/15 7:30pm 5/20/15 7:30pm

"Motion Magnification" Reveals Vibrations Invisible to the Naked Eye

A crane towering over a construction site might look rock solid to the naked eye, but new video processing software developed by researchers at MIT is able to accentuate and reveal its subtle motions as it sways back and forth in the wind. And it promises to have a devastating effect on enrollment at crane operator… » 4/23/15 11:10am 4/23/15 11:10am

I Paid a UX Expert $100 to Get Drunk and Evaluate Gizmodo's Design

It happened late on Tuesday night. Of course I was working. "Have you seen this?" my colleague Chris Mills texted. He followed up with the link to a site where a rather devilish-looking UX professional promised to get drunk and evaluate the website of your choice. Only $75! I knew I had to do it, and that Gizmodo… » 3/26/15 6:40pm 3/26/15 6:40pm