Alan Salmon

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5 Raspberry Pi Projects to Build This Weekend

Here are some of my favorite recent Raspberry Pi projects. Each project will take you less than a weekend and if you’re super quick, you might able to make them all before Monday morning.<p>Dig out your Raspberry Pi, grab a handful of components, and get making!<p>Security<p>With security vulnerabilities …

Asus VivoMini UN62 Review: A Cake Slice-sized Intel Core i5 PC

The digital lounge is a strange place these days. All-manner of devices compete for your attention, as well as your wallet with plenty of must-have online services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video too. How you connect everything together and access your digital photos, movies and …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Cooking

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Research that looks at different potencies of cannabis could advance our understanding of the relationship between the drug and psychosis<p>The Mail on Sunday has shouted that ‘cannabis TRIPLES psychosis risk’ and that skunk is to blame for ‘1 in 4 of all new serious mental disorders’. Is this what …

Cannabis

Zao Fox Village, a Sanctuary in Japan Where Foxes Roam Freely

Located near the city Shiroishi in the mountains of Miyagi, Japan, the Zao Fox Village (Zao Kitsune Mura) is a paradise for fox lovers. Open since 1990, the village is a sanctuary for over a hundred animals, including six different breeds of foxes who roam freely.<p>After paying a small admission fee, …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Windows 10 will be free for Raspberry Pi 2

Microsoft is working on a free version of Windows 10 for the newly announced Raspberry Pi 2. The operating system will be made available to the maker …

PSA: vaping at high voltages produces high levels of a carcinogen

We don't know all the risks of e-cigs, but this might be one<p>Want a little formaldehyde with that vape pen? E-cigarettes produce high levels of formaldehyde-releasing chemicals at high voltages, according to a letter published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> today. Given that formaldehyde is …

Fan Overhauls Steam UI, Valve Should Take Notice

I’ve been using Steam since its inception, and I’ve never much minded its interface.<p>It used to be more bare-bones and simple, and now it’s a bit noisier and messy. It looks nicer than it used to but the trade-off has been a loss of minimalism (in its default view) that I find distracting. The last …

UI Design

Can AMD's Upcoming Carrizo APU Rival PlayStation 4 Graphics?

As a PC gaming enthusiast, I envision a day when mini-PCs like the Gigabyte Brix can rival the graphical fidelity of much larger game consoles like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. I even fantasize about powerful embedded graphics chips that could drive an Oculus Rift VR headset without being …

Computer Hardware

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Abandoned Hubcaps Transform into Amazing Animal Sculptures

For over twelve years now, Brighton, UK-based artist Ptolemy Elrington has been morphing discarded hubcaps into amazing animal sculptures. While most of us see hubcaps as just replaceable car accessories, Elrington sees them as art, taking these scraps of metal and forming them into everything from …

Impressive Father and Son BattleTech Costume Imagined Years Before Son Was Born

Years before his son Geraint was born, his father, Ryan, was planning a Halloween costume for just the two of them. The new dad is a BattleTech game enthusiast and created an impressive Sunder mech outfit that he and Geraint can wear at the same.<p>Imgur member and wife PutABowOnIt explained that her …

These Two Guys Have Figured Out How To Make Your House Key Obsolete

You walk up to your front door. There's a small chime, a whir, and your door unlocks. And it only works for you or the people you approve. No one else can get in.<p>That's how the August lock, made by a startup of the same name, works. Using a combination of a smartphone app and a Bluetooth …