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Adam Savage's 10 Commandments of DIYing

At this year's Maker Faire, DIY legend and Mythbuster Adam Savage gave a speech with his 10 commandments of making, and the advice he wished he had …

Maker Faire

Catch a Lie in an Email or Text Message by Looking for These Red Flags

Catching a liar in person usually just means looking for a variety of nonverbal cues, but that's not as easy when it's written in a text message or …

Wall Street

How to Dual Boot Ubuntu on Your Android Device

Canonical has been developing Ubuntu for Devices for a while. Unfortunately, it hasn't exactly been easy to play around with it. However, if you've …

Linux

Build Your Own Ambient Lighting System with a Raspberry Pi and XBMC

TVs that create ambient light behind the screen can make movie watching a bit more immersive, but it's kind of expensive to do. Blogger Christian …

Build Your Own Advanced Gmail Filters with Scripts

Google gives you a bunch of options for setting up filters to organize your email, but it lacks a few settings to make it seriously powerful. Digital …

Apps

Rise of Incarnates Puts Fresh Spin on Fighting Games

Popular Japanese fighting sub-genre heading to US shores.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The quick pitch for Rise of Incarnates—Bandai Namco’s [Ed. note: Namco …

Blizzard's Reaper of Recipes challenge seeks culinary-minded Diablo fans

Blizzard Entertainment's Reaper of Recipes challenge is underway, asking Diablo fans to design "a meal fit for any demon-fighting hero," according to a post today on Battle.net.<p>The contest is a collaboration between Blizzard and kierpanda from Eat Game Live, a blog dedicated to what "happens when …

This Sticker Adds Four Customizable Buttons To Your Android Device

Most Android devices don't have a physical home button like the iPhone or iPad, and while it reduces manufacturing costs and is one less thing to …

Child of Light's creators discuss the birth of Aurora and her fairytale journey

The third making-of segment for Ubisoft's Japanese role-playing game inspired <i>Child of Light</i> gives viewers a look at the heart of the title — the driving forces behind Aurora's story.<p>In <i>Child of Light,</i> players will guide the pink-haired child Aurora on a quest to restore the world's light and defeat …

Quick Control Panel Adds a Customizable Control Center to Android

Android: Control Center is one of the better new additions in iOS 7. If you want something like that on your Android device, Quick Control Panel does …

Is the OnePlus One a Nexus 5 Killer?

Say hello to the oddly named OnePlus One: a high-spec new phone from a Shenzhen-based company (not to be confused with the HTC One) that runs a …

Mobile Technology

Find and Delete Unused Accounts With a Simple Email Search

After the recent Heartbleed bug scare, some of you may want to go and delete those dormant accounts you never use any more. For a quick way to find …

This Music Is Designed to Help You Relax and Sleep

The right kind of music can soothe us into a perfect state of relaxation. Add this scientifically-based, hour-long video to your nighttime playlist …

Try the Super-Secure USB Drive OS That Edward Snowden Insists on Using

We all know that Edward Snowden insists on secure email, but he's also very picky about his operating systems, too. In fact, he uses a free, …

HoverChat Sends SMS Messages in Facebook-Style Floating Chat Bubbles

Android: Facebook's Chat Heads is the surprisingly clever feature with the silly name. If you're not a fan of Facebook or simply prefer SMS, but …

Improve Your Money Skills with These Free Resources

Looking to whip your money habits into shape, but don't know where to start? In honor of Financial Literacy Month, here are some free resources …

CCleaner Beta for Android Clears Call Logs, Caches, Uninstalls Apps

Android: CCleaner has always been one of our favorite maintenance tools on Windows. Now the app has come to Android with a variety of features to …

MIDI Software That Turns Your Voice Into Instruments If You Can't Play

MIDI—the Musical Instrument Digital Interface—lets anyone with just an electronic keyboard, or other simple interface device, recreate an entire …

Who Needs Towels When You Can Just Stand on a Full Body Air Dryer?

If you've yet to find a bathroom towel large enough to suitably dry you after a shower, the solution could be as simple as standing on this unique …

How to Add Your Own Shortcuts to Windows' Save Dialog

When you save a file in Windows, you're greeted with a Windows Explorer-like box that asks you where you want the file to go. With a simple registry …

Unlock a Door with an Arduino and Your Smartphone

If you're sick of using your boring old keys to unlock your door, Make has a guide for using and Arduino to power a lock that you can control with …

Doctors Are About to Start Human Trials for Suspended Animation

After years of sci-fi-inspired fantasies about the technique, a team of doctors in Pittsburgh are finally ready to start testing out a procedure that …

How big is the Universe, explained in a way you will easily understand

The Royal Observatory of Greenwich, England, has crafted three simple animations to explain three very complex things: What's inside a black hole, …

A City by City Guide to America's Filthy Porn Searches

Our favorite depraved data crunchers at the Pornhub Insights blog are at again, this time in collaboration with our <i>other</i> good friends over at Digg. …

How to Make Browsing the Web on Your Phone Suck Less

No matter how big the screen or how effective the software, web browsing on your smartphone just doesn't match the ease of browsing on a computer. …

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Can't stand your friends? Rumr lets you chat with them anonymously

James Jerlecki can’t tell me exactly <i>how</i> his new app is going to be useful, but he thinks teens are gonna love it.<p>"My sister is a teacher and works a lot with teens," he says, "and they want her to respect them, but they are afraid about what they share." Jerlecki’s sister wishes there were an open …

MarkAsRead Adds a Read Button to Gmail Notifications

Android: One of the coolest features Google added to Android's notifications recently was the ability to archive email directly from the shade. Some …

Make an Easier Poached Egg with Olive Oil Instead of Water

Most of us probably poach our eggs in water (or even the microwave), but here's a different technique that results in a more unusual, luscious egg. …