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A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

Get brewing: Elderflower Champagne

I'm sure our friends across the channel would baulk at the use of the word Champagne to describe this as it's not made from grapes from the Champagne …

Makerspaces

How to Build an Inexpensive Raspberry Pi Mini Laptop

The incredible popularity of the Raspberry Pi series of single-board computers has ensured that you can find them powering every computer form factor …

Raspberry Pi

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Create a simple FTP server using a Raspberry Pi

Matt Hawkins has written a great tutorial in which he deals with installing the necessary software, and configuring it, to create an FTP server. This …

Raspberry Pi

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

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

Android Things: Everything you need to know about Google's plan to disrupt IoT

Android isn't just for phones. We already know this because we see Android on Chromebooks, televisions, watches, and even microwave ovens. And we're …

Android News

Raspberry Pi Plex Server

If you have a backup of your digital media, it’s nice to have a convenient way to play it back. Running a dedicated media server is the usual way to do this, but a computer that’s up all the time can be pretty expensive in terms of electrical usage. Fortunately the Raspberry Pi 3 is powerful enough …

Raspberry Pi

Converting a Kodak Box Brownie into a digital camera

<i>In this article from The MagPi issue 69, David Crookes explains how Daniel Berrangé took an old Kodak Brownie from the 1950s and turned it into a</i> …

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Audio DAC Module

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking to create the perfect music system may be interested in a new Raspberry Pi Audio DAC module complete with …

Microcontroller

12 of the most awesome Raspberry Pi accessories | ZDNet

Pan-Tilt HAT<p>Forget having to use a fixed camera in your Pi projects by giving it pan-and-tilt motion using this ready-assembled module that fits …

Raspberry Pi

How to Shoot Polaroid i-Type Film in a Old Polaroid 600

Here’s a tutorial on how you can shoot Polaroid i-Type instant film in an old Polaroid 600 instant camera. I think the pictures speak for themselves<p>I …

Photography

Top 8 Instant Film Polaroid Cameras in 2018 Under $300

Instant film cameras are fairly inexpensive, yet super cool gadgets to capture and share memories with. Even though they’re quite affordable, they …

Cameras

Mozilla’s Project Things: How to build your own smart home hack

We have so many connected devices in our lives, they can be difficult to organize, even if most are linked through your smartphone. Some don't even …

Raspberry Pi

How to make your own custom Alexa commands

Use Amazon's new Skill Blueprints to do amazing new things with your Echo device, like create custom commands.<p>Amazon's virtual voice assistant just got a whole lot smarter.<p>With the arrival of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now perform a variety of personalized tricks -- "skills," as Amazon calls them, …

Smart Homes

If you bought any of these electronics from 2001 to 2011, you could be sitting on a gold mine

Residents of the good old U.S. of A., we have some great news. If you bought one or more phones, laptops, or tablets between January 1, 2000, and May 31, 2011, you could be eligible for a BIG payout. (And if any of these things are in your attic, you're sitting on a gold mine.)<p>A class action …

Transform your Android phone into a Game Boy with this $29 accessory

Do you love retro video games? Forget the SNES Classic Edition and check out the Hyperkin SmartBoy Mobile Device for Game Boy/ Game Boy Color …

NumWorks Moddable Graphing Calculator With Python Interpreter

Adafruit has this week announced the availability and arrival of the NumWorks Graphing Calculator which offers the first moddable calculator with a …

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 CoderDojo Teaches You To Code With Free Online Training

The official Raspberry Pi Foundation has today published details about signing up for their latest free online course “Start a CoderDojo” to learn …

Is your Android phone a 'toxic hellstew' of vulnerabilities? There's an app to help you find out

Just because Android tells you it's patched and everything is safe doesn't mean it is. But there's an app to help you determine if you're being told …

Android Phones

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

This app just changed the way I use Android: Notifix

Notifix is an app for Android devices that basically says to Google: “I’m gonna do your job for you.” Where some developers say, “oh I’ll just do all …

Apps

8 Ways to Cook Cheap Steak

If we had it our way, we’d be eating porterhouse and ribeye for dinner every night of the week. Then again, if we had it our way, pay day would be …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Start Eating For Clear Skin, According To A Dermatologist

Those who struggle with acne know how hard it is to get rid of it. There are many factors that contribute to breakouts that are out of our control, …

24 Great Vintage Cameras You Can Still Buy

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: We’ve added additional info on film photography as well as two new cameras. Links and formatting have also been …

Cameras

10 Free Video Series for Learning to Design in Photoshop

If you’re new to the design world then Photoshop may feel intimidating. But it’s the most useful design software you can learn for handling all types …

Web Design

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This March

As we trudged through the last month of winter, our most-saved recipes were a collision of carbs, comfort, and convenience. You kept recipes for …

Recipes

Got an older phone? Try Rootless Pixel Launcher with Android Go optimizations

There are plenty of great launchers out there, delivering everything from extra features to improved performance. We can now add another option to the list, in the form of the Android Go-optimized Rootless Pixel Launcher by AmirZ.<p>The launcher, spotted by <i>XDA-Developers</i>, differs from the standard …