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Oh Man, I Want This DIY Mission Control Desk So Badly

Jeff Highsmith is probably the best dad in the world. It’s OK, other dads, you can take a shot at the king if you too build an incredibly awesome mission control desk. What are you waiting for?


Add A Button To Any Android Phone With This Genius Headphone Jack Plug

Wish your Android phone had one more hardware button, maybe for the camera? Of course you do; hardware buttons are great. With up-and-Kickstartering gadget called Pressy, you can add one yourself at the cost of clogging one headphone jack.


Permanently Attach Your Shirt Buttons Without Needle Or Thread

Technically there are a lot of things more embarrassing than popping a shirt button when you’re out, but few things are as annoying. So instead of trying to re-attach it by ducking into a bathroom with an unruly needle and thread, these Tic fasteners provide an instant and permanent solution to the problem.


The Lowly Button Gets A Brilliant Upgrade

There should be a special Nobel Prize set aside for geniuses who find ways to improve the simplest things in life. And this year’s award would go to Shapeways user OliveBird, whose Button 2.0 turns any shirt into a convenient headphone wrangler.


How Many Buttons Do You Need On Your Phone?

Most phones — non-iPhones, of course — have a row of dedicated ‘hardware buttons’ that typically include some combination of home, search, menu and a back button. They make for convenient quick-access commands! But do you really need them all?


Fracking Now Legal In North Carolina, Because Lawmaker Pressed The Wrong Button

Technology is screwing up our voting system. It’s possible that technology just doesn’t belong in that process, isn’t it? At least, not until the technology is foolproof and failsafe.


Will Your Android Phone's Buttons Work With Ice Cream Sandwich?

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has been the talk of Android town, and rightfully so: it looks like the most promising version yet. But considering it doesn’t require any physical buttons, how will your phone work once it’s upgraded?


Will You Prefer iOS 5's Round Toggle Buttons?

One thing I like about iOS 5 is the rounded toggle button that appears within the settings. I cringe when I look at the square buttons of iOS 4. This seems crazy, but there’s a scientific reason for this preference.


Why Wouldn't You Want Arcade Buttons On Your Light Switch?

Every time you turn on a light, you’ll be reminded of those countless hours spent mashing buttons and dropping quarters into your favourite arcade cabinet. Maybe it was Street Fighter II, or possibly NBA Jam. Either way, it’s good. [Etsy via Wired]


Will You Follow Me If Twitter Makes It Easy?

Twitter announced today that it’s hoping to replace all those generic Twitter “follow me” links with an official “Follow” button. Just like the Facebook Like button which lets you “like” anything quickly and easily, the Follow button will let you follow a Twitter user in one simple click. Now that we have gotten over our dislike of the Facebook Like button and now simply ignore it, are we ready for the Follow button to appear in every nook and cranny of the web? [Twitter]