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11 Things You Can Do In OS X 10.11 El Capitan That You Couldn't Do In Yosemite

Apple’s latest OS X 10.11 software is out of beta and available as a free upgrade for your Mac later today. To help you find your way around the latest release from the coders in Cupertino, we’ve compiled a guide to the key features that are new this time around (besides some speed and performance improvements): From skipping the Trash folder to running natural searches in Spotlight, there’s plenty to try out.

What's Gore-Tex C-Knit? Latest Waterproof-Breathable Membrane Explained

Next winter, you’re going to be seeing a lot of new hardshell jackets and pants touting their use of the new Gore-Tex C-Knit waterproof-breathable membrane. What is it, how does it work and how will it stand up to the competition?

The New Version Of OS X Is Here, And You Should Probably Update

OS X El Capitan is officially arriving on the interwebs today, complete with a pretty new background picture, and a boatload of new features. If you’ve got a compatible Apple computer (which you probably do), you should get ready to download.

Hand Making A Suit At Home Takes $4000, 10 Months, Cotton Picking And A Lot Of Animal Shearing

What does it take to truly make a handmade suit? If you want to do every step of the process on your own, it takes a lot and a lot and a lot of work. Think about the materials that go into a suit: the cotton, the wool, the knitting, the silk and more. You have to pick the cotton, you have to shear the sheep, you have to learn how to knit, you have to raise silkworms and more.

A Simple Flaw Is Causing A Huge Recall Of 1.3 Million Bikes 

Recalls aren’t uncommon, but this is a big one: A group of thirteen bike brands are recalling more than 1.3 million disc brake-equipped bikes.

How To Purposely Make Brand New Furniture Look Completely Vintage

The world we currently live in loves the old world we used to live in. Kind of. Everyone gets lovesick with nostalgia and pines for the good ol’ days but no one will ever really go back in time because it means like our iPhones will be older and Facebook won’t load as fast. So in that yearning for yesterday, we decide to purposely make totally brand new furniture look older and more weathered and distressed and so stylistically vintage — to remind of us of the character of the past we now lack (and have to fake).

London Underground Is Trialling Regenerative Braking To Help Power Trains

London Underground has been experimenting with a new system which recovers energy lost by braking trains, and it could save the subway system an impressive 5 percent on its energy bills.

This Is How Foster And Partners Wants To 3D-Print A Martian Settlement

The acclaimed architecture firm Foster + Partners has unveiled a series of images that depict plans for a 3D-printed settlement that could be built on Mars.

Take A Look Inside Samsung's New U.S. R&D HQ

Yesterday, Samsung opened a brand-new 102,193m² building in San Jose. Home to its American R&D teams, it will house 2000 employees. Why not take a look around?

Examining The Typographic History Of Eye Charts

My graphic design students love to design posters using the classic eye chart composition, and they frequently ask “What typeface should I use for this?” Not having a definitive answer has always been frustrating, so I decided to investigate to find out what typeface is used on eye charts.

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