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45+ Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Home And Garden

PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, …

Secret DIY Gun Compartment Hides Behind a Mirror

Gun safes are great for securing firearms, but not so great when you need quick access. This gun compartment doubles as a living room mirror, which hides them in plain sight.<p>Home firearm storage mostly consists of safes and ugly cabinets. This DIY secret gun compartment doubles as a living room …

Living Rooms

How to create an Android game with Stencyl

There are many ways to develop for Android, especially if you want to make games. Here at Android Authority we have covered the Corona SDK, Unity3D for 2D stuff and GameMaker: Studio. All of these programs are great, but they are either have a high learning curve, like Unity, or are just plain …

Amazon Has Put Out A Professional Video Game Engine For Free

Every gamer has done it. We’ve booted up a game, played it, and shut it down in disgust thinking “Man, I could do better than <i>that</i>.” Well, now you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is, because Amazon is putting out a free game engine.<p>For those unfamiliar, a game’s “engine” is more or less …

There's an Android robot urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps

And, no, it's definitely not a crop circle<p>We can't explain it but we're certain <i>someone</i> will have to. For unknown reasons, Google Maps now contains a cartoon of Android's robot mascot relieving itself on the Apple logo. The image, found near the city of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, was first spotted by</i> …

How I turned my Xbox's Kinect into a wondrous motion-capture device

When Microsoft started selling a basic Xbox One package without a Kinect V2 for $100 less, the result was unequivocal: Sales took off. Most gamers can take or leave the ubiquitous depth camera, because it just <i>isn't as useful</i> for gaming as, say, the Wii controller. It <i>is</i> indispensable for certain …

Augmented Reality

Mutant Football League isn't dead — and probably never will be

<i>Mutant Football League,</i> the attempt to resurrect the beloved <i>Mutant League Football</i> on the Sega Genesis isn't dead yet. Despite flaming out with less than 20 percent of its original crowdfunding goal in 2013, the project is showing off pre-alpha footage.<p>Digital Dreams Entertainment put out that …

Gaming

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Car Tech

Sling TV brings cable TV to Xbox One, mobile, computers and more for $20 a month

Dish Network is jumping into the TV-over-the-internet fray with Sling TV, a service that will let customers stream a selection of cable channels including ESPN to a variety of devices for $20 per month, the company announced today.<p>Sling TV, which is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2015, …

Sling TV

Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

Maybe Mom was right all along.<p>Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in all seasons.<p>Now, however, new research suggests …