Alain Dechtjar

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DIY Shelving Unit: 2 Ways

Sometimes you need a little extra storage in a room. Going vertical can help maximize space but it can be hard to find a bookshelf or cart in the …

How to Build a Treehouse in the Backyard

First, find your tree. Then make your plan. Then be ready to adapt that plan.<p>The first rule of treehouse building is that it all kind of depends on the tree. You can model yours on this one, or on your neighbor’s, or on one you saw on <i>Treehouse Masters,</i> but the tree (or trees) in your yard will be …

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

Sony's SmartWatch 2 is the company's latest effort to get on your wrist

Sony was one of the first companies in the current wave of smartwatch hysteria to put a wrist-worn product on store shelves, but last year's SmartWatch left a bit to be desired. Though the SmartWatch was one of the better looking options on the market, its clumsy software and high price were both …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on: the smartphone that evolved into a tablet

Sony's Xperia Z Ultra represents a great evolution of the original Xperia Z design: it's now waterproof instead of just water-resistant, its 3.5mm headphone jack is no longer hidden behind an annoying plastic flap, and it has an aluminum frame and softer edges. It's also thinner, at 6.5mm versus …

OS X 10.9 Mavericks preview: faster, smarter, and leather-free

<i>Below, enjoy our comprehensive preview of OS X Mavericks from June. We'll have an updated review for you — based on the retail version released on October 22nd — very shortly.</i><p>The 10th version of OS X, Mavericks, felt like an afterthought in the midst of Apple's radical overhaul of its mobile …

Sony continues to push indie games with dedicated PS Vita channel

PlayStation Vita owners now have a new Indie Games channel to browse. The channel follows the launch of the indie games channel for PlayStation 3 early last month. Already home to 53 titles, it's dedicated to highlighting indie games such as the newly released <i>Hotline Miami</i> as well as existing …

This is Motorola Mobility's new logo

Motorola Mobility is making changes to its well-known brand this week, switching to a new, all-lower-case typeface that's both thinner and softer than the classic bold and italic "MOTOROLA" that has been used for decades. The famous "M" badge persists, though it'll be presented in colorful new …

Pure Android: Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One 'Google Play editions' review

The Android device story has followed a predictable pattern for the past few years: Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony release top-tier hardware to carriers the world over, with their own proprietary software layered over Android. Google, meanwhile, partners with one of those companies to release a Nexus …

For all attention seekers: HTC One launches in Glamour Red

Looking for a head-turning phone but the low-key grey and black versions of the HTC One just won’t cut it? Then the Glamour Red HTC One, to launch exclusively at the UK retailer Phones 4U, might be the device for you.<p>Today, HTC officially unveiled the new red One in a press release, hot on the …

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The Real Reasons Microsoft, Sony Chose AMD For The Xbox One And PS4

It has been two weeks since E3, the world’s largest gaming show, and the final pieces of the game console puzzle are starting to come into place. The public knows what the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 look like, what they will run, what they won’t, digital rights management and their price. …