With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you.
This week we saw everything from a sleek new home security platform from Nest, a couple of convenient ways for learning how to code on-the-go, a way to magnetically hang your skateboard at home or at the office, a new HD live stream of Earth and more…
Ready? Let’s go!
This week we look at:
“Stream securely to your phone, tablet or laptop in super clear 1080p HD. Get a 130º wide-angle view of the room. Or zoom in and enhance for a closer look.”
“The result was a rough sketch that captured the perfect bike for the brief – one that could face the worst of roads without fear yet still look like a poster child for beautiful design to boot.”
“Learn how to code in Swift, funnified and wherever you are: With 200+ bite-size, interactive tutorials, getting started has never been so easy!”
“These copper tiki torches are one of my favorite outdoor DIY projects. They’re modern, clean-looking and are easy to make.”
“I was looking for an easy solution to hang nicely my longboards and cruisers collection. I also wanted to have to graphics side visible and a discrete hanging system. Since I often use magnets in office (it is made from a freight container), I asked myself if it was possible to hang a board vertically, with strong magnets placed on the bolts…”
“Perched 250 miles (400 km) above Earth’s surface are four high-definition cameras that capture video of our planet from four unique angles. You’ll see storms swirl over the oceans, watch the sun rise and set 16 times a day, and experience the blue marble as it rolls beneath the ISS.”
“Ready to explore Pluto? NASA’s New Horizons – the fastest spacecraft ever created – will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for the first time in human history. “
And there you have it!
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