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Apple Watch: 20m first-year sales predicted as companion app leaks

Credit Suisse report hints at not enough devices to supply demand, while debate sparks up about whether Apple will allow ads<p>As failsafe methods of predicting sales of a new device go, asking people whether they will buy it despite the fact that they don’t know full pricing details is one of the …

Apple Watch

Samsung can’t stop gloating about Apple launching a big phone

It started with a relatively gentle jab on Twitter. Then Samsung brought in the heavy guns – six spots mocking the new iPhone for everything from the botched event live stream, to the lack of a stylus, to the bigger screen that Samsung has had for years.<p>But Samsung isn’t satisfied yet. In another …

iPhone

Report Claims September 25 Launch for iPhone 6, 16GB 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air'

Apple will look to announce the iPhone 6 on Monday, September 15th ahead of a launch on Thursday, September 25, according to various Chinese media reports citing "inside sources" (Google Translate, via <i>GForGames</i>). The sources also claim that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone will be called the "iPhone …

How to Solder Copper Pipe Joints

Learn to solder copper pipe like a pro.<p>A self-lighting torch eliminates the hassles of a striker or match.<p>After years of using a regular, inexpensive …

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DIY Tip of the Day: Spread Glue Fast. When face-gluing boards, use a credit card snipped along its wide edge with a pinking shears. The serrated “pinked” edge spreads the glue like a serrated trowel spreads mastic on floors. Thanks to reader Don Cox for this smooth tip.

DIY Tip of the Day: No-Spill Oil Fill. Oiling chain saws and other small gas-powered tools can be downright messy. Pour some oil into a clean squirt-top water bottle. The squirt top makes it easier to control the flow of oil, so it doesn’t spill all over the tool and work area. Make sure to label the bottle so nobody drinks from it. - Donna Meigs

DIY Tip of the Day: Keeping Track of Your Carpenter’s Pencil. Drive two No. 2 x 3/16-in. wood screws about 1/2 in. apart into the flat upper end of the pencil, leaving them a tad loose so you can slide the slotted leg of a hair clip under the screws. Tighten them securely, then stick a small strip of hook-and-loop fastener on the inside of the other leg to improve the clip’s holding ability.

How to Replace a Water Heater Thermocouple

Save your hot water heater with a new thermocouple!<p>Unscrew the thermocouple lead along with the two gas tubes.<p>Remove the burner assembly and detach …

Home Improvement

Best Tools The Pros Use: The Secret Weapons

Here are favorite tools of landscapers, electricians, tile setters, woodworkers and other pros that make their jobs faster, easier and better.<p>Like …

Woodworking

How to Fix an Oversize Electrical Box Cutout

Fast fix for a common goof<p>Bevel the edge of the drywall with a utility knife. Then fill in the gap with fast-setting joint compound.<p>Spread the …

Home Improvement

How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Don't let your ceiling fan go on a rampage<p>A properly mounted fan will be attached to a fan-rated box, mounted either on a 2×4 with lag screws or to …

Woodworking

Make the Most Colorful Cord Organizer Ever

Bust out that washi tape! It’s time to turn your stark white cords into the most colorful tech-cessories ever!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>extension cord<br>• washi tape<br>• Leather scraps<br>• sew on snaps<br>• decorative embellishment<br>• scissors<br>• Thread<br>• Glue<br>• paper<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onDesign Love Fest

Crafting

Mini Matchstick Gun - The Clothespin Pocket Pistol

DIY Project: Peg Wall

When I moved into my studio fifteen months ago, I knew I wanted to create a feature wall near the entryway that felt curated, functional and peppered …

Before & After: A Basic IKEA Cabinet Gets A Stylish New Look

The act of retrofitting and adapting IKEA furniture for new uses, otherwise known as the “IKEA hack,” has achieved massive popularity in recent …

3 Tips to Declutter Your Digital Life in 5 Minutes or Less

(Image credit: Elizabeth Giorgi)<p>I read a remarkable statistic the other day: When Benjamin Franklin died, he had over 70,000 pages of documents in …

Apps

Double Penetration filter

Most info about this module is HERE<br>Now PCBs are available ($18), which work and are error free, but some tweaking of resistor values may prove …

Creative Strategies w/ Matt Shadetek: Buy Less Gear

<i>In this creative strategies article, Logic expert and Dutty Artz label owner Matt Shadetek breaks down the essential kit list for creating quality</i> …

The Importance of Experimentation

Often times, when new producers get started on their own tracks, they tend to mimic some of the artists that they deeply respect. This is completely …

Ambri: The Battery to Launch a Renewable Energy Revolution | Inc.com

When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway assumed it was a prank, and ignored it. It wasn't until he got a follow up email, this time from Gates, himself, that he realized this was no joke. As …

Clean Energy