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Raspberry Pi MEGA-IO Industrial Expansion Card

Businesses looking to use the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC for industrial uses may be interested in a new expansion card in the form of the Raspberry …

Raspberry Pi

DIY Raspberry Pi 3 Wireless Router

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and makers looking for a quick project to keep them busy for an hour over the weekend may be interested in this new …

Raspberry Pi

DIY Raspberry Pi Wireless Access Point Project

Raspberry Pi and network enthusiasts searching for a project to keep them busy this weekend may be interested in this DIY Raspberry Pi wireless …

Raspberry Pi

Everything You Need To Set Up Raspberry Pi Home Automation

Raspberry Pi has for the last several years been a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. The device, which costs just $39 for the Raspberry Pi 3 and even less for older versions, is designed to let you create whatever you can dream up.<p>Raspberry Pis have been used to control computers, create game experiences, …

Raspberry Pi

How to build a Raspberry Pi wireless access point

You'll need this<p>Why should your wireless router have all the fun? Gaining access to your network— and through it, the internet—is something you can …

Linux

Buy a New Car Since 1995? You Could Get Part of a $1 Billion Settlement

If you bought a new car in the past 23 years, you could be compensated for price fixing as part of the largest criminal antitrust investigation in U.S. history.<p>Americans who bought a new car or truck in the last 23 years could be eligible for compensation, thanks to the largest criminal antitrust …

U.S. Department of Justice

Hops: Start to Finish

Timing matters. In hopping, it matters because we’re doing a delicate dance that extracts distinctly different things from the hops, and getting more …

Beer

Review: The Wyze Cam Pan provides 360 degrees of security on a budget

The Wyze Cam Pan is one of the most ambitious devices to ever come across my desk. It’s a security camera that features 1080p live-streaming, pan and tilt, motion-detection, and cloud storage – for just $29.99. I spent a few weeks with one to see if a budget security cam could make me feel safe.<p>I …

Livestreaming

Opinion: I tested 2 free Social Security retirement calculators, and here’s what I found

Mike Piper is the author of the book “Social Security Made Simple.” In addition to explaining how Social Security works, he recently created an …

Retirement

The Risk Of The Roth IRA Revolution - Part II

<i>Source: Google from Retirement Planning website</i><p>“Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered”<p>This is part II of an article I wrote …

Should You Claim Social Security at 70? Probably Not

The more you know, the more money you can get from Social Security -- potentially thousands more.<p>When should you start collecting your Social …

Gliding to earth with the Raspberry Pi Zero

RaptorTech’s goal was to drop a glider from the edge of space, and with a Raspberry Pi and a high-altitude weather balloon, their vision became a …

Someone Synced Up PEANUTS Footage To Rush's "2112", And It's Just Too Much

I've been on the internet a long time, and if you've read the site, you know I've posted some pretty weird stuff throughout the years. I'm not sure …

NanoPC-T4: A powerful Raspberry Pi alternative without the bottleneck issues

FriendlyELEC's NanoPC-T4 includes support for NVMe-linked M.2 SSDs, solving I/O bottleneck issues and offering a more stable platform for …

April’s Ultimate Shop Workbench

As we’ve written about previously, celebrated <i>YouTube</i> maker, April Wilkerson, recently built her dream shop on her new property in Texas. Now that the shop is mostly finished, she’s started in on setting up and organizing all of her machines, tools, materials, and supplies.<p>So that she can get …

Bill Gates Recommends These 5 Books for Your Summer Reading

It’s no secret that Bill Gates is a bookworm.<p>The Microsoft co-founder, who co-chairs the Gates Foundation, often writes about what he’s reading on …

This New App Makes Running on the Treadmill Actually Fun

If you hate running on a treadmill, the Zwift running app might just help motivate you to knock out those miles anyway. Zwift brings you into a …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

Backpacking

The Velop AC3900 mesh router offers cheaper whole-home Internet

The whole-home wireless craze peaked and waned last year with the rise of Orbi, Eero, Google WiFi, and Linksys’ Velop. These routers use mesh technology to blanket your home in soft, velvety Wi-Fi, ensuring that everything from the front camera/lamp to the Wi-Fi-connected grill in the back yard are …

Raspberry Pi Becomes Cycle Exact Commodore Drive Emulator

The Commodore 1541 disk drive is unlike anything you’ll ever see in modern computer hardware. At launch, the 1541 cost almost as much as the …

How this 34-year-old dad made $1 million off a simple Fiverr side hustle

A little over five years ago, Joel Young found himself in a situation many American families are facing: He was deeply in debt with an unpredictable …

Entrepreneurship

Revisiting Sam Brownback’s tax cut disaster: How does Kansas feel about his “experiment”?

<b>Sam Brownback (AP/Charlie Riedel)</b><p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was evangelical about his radical plan to slash taxes. A new documentary looks at results<p>Stephen Talbot<p>April 17, 2018 3:54pm (UTC)<p>"It's like shooting adrenaline into the heart of growing the economy." That's how Sam Brownback, then governor …

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …