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Every City Should Have This Ingenious "Library of Things"

Every City Should Have This Ingenious "Library of Things"

It’s happened to us all. You’re planning for some big project and suddenly you’re in need of a power drill… Or kitchen stand mixer… Or hiking gear. Now, you could just shell out for it, but when are you going to use it again? Enter Leila, a genius little “borrowing shop” in Berlin that saves you money while putting the dusty things in your closet to good use.

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A Key You Can Photograph Is A Key That Can Be Copied

A Key You Can Photograph Is A Key That Can Be Copied

If you take a picture of a car or house key, could you use that picture to get a copy made? Yes—quite trivially, actually. I have a folder on my laptop that is filled with photos people have taken of their keys and put onto the internet. Every few weeks, I take some idle time and associate one of those keys to an address (lot of Googling, mostly) and then I decode the cuts in the key.

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Droplr introduces new annotation features to stay competitive in the file-sharing brawl

Remember AIM? The service formerly known as AOL Instant Messenger was — how would the service’s core demographic say this? — “hella popular” just a few years ago, and not just among the teeny-boppers who inspired that sad excuse for a sentence. Some, like Josh Bryant and Levi Nunnink, used the tool to collaborate and create a virtual office for…

    



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