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Every Kid Deserves a DIY Hovercraft

Start a family tradition today.<p>What did you wish for when you were a kid? We have to admit that we weren't quite adventurous enough to ask for a homemade hovercraft, but then again most people don't have a dad like Paul Boswell, who inclined to build one.<p>If it looks extremely fun, and shockingly, …

New Google App Instantly Digitizes Your Old Photos

It's called Photoscan.<p>Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.<p>The PhotoScan app for iPhones and Android phones will use the phone's camera to capture an old photo in four sections and stitch them together, much like a panorama shot. Google says this approach …

2017 Ford F-150 Gets New 3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V-6 and 10-Speed Auto

With gasoline prices still low for most Americans at the moment, it’s good to be in the truck business. Take Ford, for example, where the pickup business is booming. In April, the Blue Oval offloaded nearly 71,000 F-series trucks; an additional 70,000 units shifted in March gave the maker its best …

How to Build a Hidden TV Lift Cabinet

Hide your television when not in use by building this TV lift cabinet.<p>Some people consider a television an eyesore and feel that it detracts from the design of their home. If that describes you, or you simply want to regain some space, try building this hidden TV lift cabinet.<p>You can purchase a …

Build an Adjustable Angle Drilling Jig And Never Drill a Bad Hole Again

Your steady hands can't match the accuracy of a drill press, and this jig drills perfectly angled holes without fail.<p>When the need arises to "toe screw" a couple pieces of wood (join them at an angle) or drill pocket holes, you'll need a jig to help do the job. A drill press is the ideal tool for …

How To Jumpstart a Power Tool Battery and Bring It Back to Life

When your cordless tool battery goes on the fritz and won't take a charge, try jumping it with another battery.<p>When your power tool battery charger displays the dreaded flashing red light, it usually means it's time to get a new battery. But before you get rid of that battery, try this trick to …

I Fixed My Broken iPhone Screen, and You Should Too

Replacing a shattered display might seem like too intimidating a project for a novice DIYer, but you can do it. Hell, I did. RELATED:10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do.Apple iPhone 6: The Popular Mechanics Review.<p><b>I'd like to say I was surprised when I shattered</b> the screen of my iPhone …

Don't Ever Get Locked Out of the House Again

Eternal shame isn’t the only reason to bypass the locksmith. The Federal Trade Commission warns that some locksmiths lack professional training, and many states don’t require formal licensing<p>Slam! Click. Ohhh, crap. Now you need back in—fast. Sure, you could call a locksmith, if you have an hour to …