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Piano apps are great for learning, but actual keys would make them even better. Electrical Engineer Adam Kumpf made his own tablet-compatible clothespin piano keyboard, and you can too.
iOS: If you’re a web developer, checking out the source code behind a website is a common task. View Source is an iOS app that allows you to do it on any page and includes handy syntax highlighting that makes it easy to find what you need.
Something I didn’t realise when I decided to grow a beard was the horrendous effect this would have on my bathroom. When you clip your beard with a trimmer, stubble ends up everywhere. It’s as if someone took a cheese grater to a Yeti.
One of the most deterring parts about trying to lose weight is that moment when you look down at the scale. This custom-built scale ditches unsatisfying numbers and uses a Raspberry Pi to actually talk to you when you step up to help keep you motivated.
Heightened senses, such as sharper than 20/20 eyesight, are usually considered a good thing, but when it comes to taste, perhaps not so much. About 25% of us could be considered “supertasters” — people who experience flavours much more intensely than the average person.
The team behind fare-tracking site Airfarewatchdog has released a similar tool for hotels. Hotelwatchdog takes price, distance to popular attractions and previous reviews into consideration before giving you a list of recommended hotels.
Last week, we were invited to KFC’s flagship store in Mascott NSW to see how the company makes its chicken first-hand. We were shown every step of the process; from how meat is stored and prepared to the various ways KFC keeps its “secret” herbs and spices out of the hands of suppliers. Read on for a full kitchen tour.