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Facebook Open-Sources their Capture-the-Flag Hacking Challenges

If you want to learn how to defeat computer security, nothing beats hands-on experience. Of course, if you get your hands on someone’s system without …

$2 Arduino. The ATMEGA328 as a stand-alone. Easy, cheap and very small. A complete guide.

In this instructable you will learn how to use the Arduino ATMEGA328 microcontroller chip as a stand-alone microcontroller. They cost only 2 bucks, …

Arduino

The Best Way To Buy A Car? Game Theory. That’s Right — Science.

My father does this routinely when purchasing a new vehicle, and I knew that it worked — but it never occurred to me that it’s related to game theory.<p>…

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

Varvy.com: The All-in-One Website Optimization Tool

From time to time, I come across true gems on my strolls through the internet. Some of these tools ease my life as a webmaster, for instance. Today’s …

Web Design

Easy Arduino Menus for Rotary Encoders

YouTube Subscriber Counter With ESP8266<p>Arduino Class<p>Let's say I want to increase/decrease two different values, one by simply rotating the knob and …

Raspberry Pi + Google Coder = HTML + CSS + JS + node.js = Way cool.

So, you’ve got your brand new Raspberry Pi 3 and you can’t wait to get programming but arghhhhh! So many choices and most of them are kind of …

Raspberry Pi

Make a DIY phone stand from thermoplastic and hot water

<i>This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Thermoplastic

How to build your own Raspberry Pi NAS

Do you have a bunch of USB disks that you juggle between your various computers? Did you know that you can plug all of them into a Raspberry Pi, …

Raspberry Pi

NetSpot Maps Your Wi-Fi Network and Diagnoses Signal Problems for Free

OS X: NetSpot is a free utility that makes it easy to map out your wireless network, do a site survey if you have a particularly large one to manage, …

Information Systems

Google now sells the simplest way to build your own Sonos system

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Matt Weinberger/Business Insider Back in October we reviewed the Google Chromecast Audio, a tiny, $35 streaming dongle that aims to …

Chromecast

The best way to quickly add 2TB (or more!) of external storage to your Xbox One console

When Microsoft first released the Xbox One back in 2013, it opted to include 500GB of internal storage. If you were an early adopter or loaded up on the avalanche of new releases in the last six months, chances are you’re running out of space.<p>Microsoft has attempted to right this wrong by releasing …

How to turn your sluggish old Mac or PC into a faster Chromebook

This startup has created a modified version of Chromium that works with most hardware, and it's free<p>Earlier today we published a story about Neverware, a New York City startup that is helping schools refurbish old Windows PCs and Macs that had been abandoned as unusable, converting them into …

Software

Use Raspberry Pi for an IoT Command Center

We’re bringing you a new video series to teach you how to control your home with the touch of a button with our Weekend Projects: Home Automation with Raspberry Pi and OpenHab. Throughout this series, we will show you how to build smart home devices and use OpenHab to build a complete home …

Raspberry Pi

Transform Your Android Smartphone Into A Linux Desktop PC Using MaruOS

Android smartphone owners that would like to transform their Android device into a Linux desktop computer might be interested in the new custom-built …