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I seriously can’t believe how good this portable home theater is

We tell you about portable projectors all the time. People love them because they’re easy to carry around and you can connect a cell phone to …

Heartburn drugs tied to greater mortality

Widely used heartburn drugs are associated with increased risk of death, and the longer a person uses the drugs, the greater the risk, new research suggests.<p>Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, have been tied to a wide range of side effects including fractures, dementia, heart disease, pneumonia and …

Biomedicine
Taj Mahal

Improve Your Fender Telecaster—Or Any Guitar—for Just $3

Did you know you can make a significant improvement in your Telecaster by swapping a $3 part.In this video, Phillip McKnight explains how a $3 Orange …

Guitar

62 DIY Projects To Transform Your Backyard

Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting …

Landscaping

Modpool Shipping Container Pools

Relocatable and convertible with a shockingly quick set-up time, Modpool Shipping Container Pools are intriguing alternatives to traditional pools. …

Shipping

DIY: How to Refinish Your Axe

<b>Photo 10</b><p><b>Day one.</b> Spray an initial light misting or tack coat (<b>Photo 10</b>), followed several minutes later by a heavier wet coat. The tack coat gives …

Woodworking

The best acoustic guitar strings in the world today

What are the best acoustic guitar strings?<p><b>ACOUSTIC WEEK:</b> <b>When it comes to acoustic guitars, strings are crucial, and arguably play as important a role</b> …

Acoustic Guitar

How to connect wireless headphones to any TV

Use one of these methods to connect headphones to your TV and enjoy listening at full volume without disturbing others.<p>So you want to watch television at night without disturbing others trying to sleep. Or maybe you prefer to block out the noise of your surroundings -- like that annoying dog next …

Consumer Tech

Does your iPhone have a battery drain problem?

Worried you're not getting good battery life from your iPhone anymore? Here's how to test your hardware to find out if you have a battery drain …

Phones

HandBrake, the ultimate video format converter, finally out of beta after 13 years

It’s common practice for apps to launch first in beta-test format for a few weeks or months, to allow early users to provide feedback before the official release. Video conversion utility HandBrake must, though, have set a new record: after 13 years in beta, the app has finally officially launched …

DIY: Domino Clock from Pallet wood

This time I'll show you, how to make a clock from reclaimed pallet wood and use domino tiles instead of numbers.How I did it - you can check by …

Woodworking

10 things you didn’t know your iPhone could do

So you’ve scored a new iPhone over the holidays. Lucky you.<p>These new devices are Apple’s best yet. Hopefully you’ve spent a few days playing around with its many features, downloaded a few apps, and used the iPhone’s stellar camera to capture holiday memories with friends and family.<p>Because it’s …

Apps

Are you getting spam on your iPhone calendar? Here's how to make it stop

Fellow iPhone users of the world, are you getting weird spam events in your calendar? For the lucky few who have no idea what we’re talking about, …

Here's everything you need to know about Tesla's home battery

Shareholders voted in favor of Tesla buying SolarCity in a deal worth about $2 billion on Thursday, placing greater importance on Tesla's at-home battery.<p>Tesla unveiled its newly improved at-home battery, Powerwall 2.0, during its big solar-roof unveiling at the end of October.<p>The battery comes …

Tesla

How and Why to Use Your Amp’s Effects Loop

6<p>SHARES<p>If your amp has an effect loop, you might be among the many guitarists who aren’t exactly sure what it’s for.<p>You might wonder why you can’t …

Your iPhone has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

Wi-Fi

The Brilliant Tip That Makes Any iPhone Run 10 Times Faster

And it only takes 10 seconds.<p>Say "goodbye" to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world's new favorite iGuy, the internet has been blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make …

Apps

Maker Pipe Lets You Build Anything Using Cheap Electrical Conduit Tubing (video)

If you have the need to build custom stands for your 3D printer, brewing apparatus, workshop or anything else, you might be interested in a new …

Microcontroller

Anker PowerHouse 400Wh portable generator can charge via solar power

A new version of the Anker PowerHouse compact generator has hit Amazon and can be purchased now. The device has 400Wh of power inside that is stored …

Gear & Gadgets

Star Wars: The Force Awakens syncs up to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

For years, Floydians have been syncing up Pink Floyd’s classic <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i> with <i>Wizard of Oz</i>. What’s affectionately referred to as <i>Dark Side</i> …

TECH TIPS: Soldering Basics for the Absolute Beginner

Soldering is a method of using a conductive material (solder) to connect a wire with another device, such as another wire, a 1/4 inch plug, a guitar …

Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents | Ars Technica

Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug.<p>Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, …

Medical Research

Getflix lets you access restricted streaming globally

Most music and video streaming services use geo-restrictions to limit access to their services, which creates headaches for international users who want to access (and pay) for the likes of Hulu Plus, HBO Go or Netflix.<p>A solution has been found in Getflix, a smart DNS service that removes the …

Dinosaur Jr. Cover Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer" With Fred Armisen and Lee Ranaldo

Dinosaur Jr. have a week-long residency going at New York's Bowery Ballroom to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their debut album <i>Dinosaur</i>. Last night, they were joined by Fred Armisen and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, who helped them cover Neil Young's <i>Zuma</i> classic "Cortez the Killer". Ranaldo sang …

Indie Music

Master project management with two massively discounted certification courses [Deals]

In the professional sphere, experience with project management is one of the most valuable skills you can have. Starting is harder than just deciding you’ve got what it takes to get things done — you’ll have to get certification, which is exactly what this pair of lessons offers. It’s a one-two …

Project Management

Deals: TigerVPN Lite Lifetime Subscription at 96% off

Today’s featured deal is especially useful for those who are concerned about their privacy on the internet and making sure they are protected from identity theft. Now with Tiger VPN all your internet activity is fast, safe and anonymous. The <b>TigerVPN Lite Lifetime Subscription</b> is now on sale at 96% …

Apple loves this new security cam and its 1TB of storage

Home security system manufacturer Uniden just released a swanky new system that can store 120 days’ worth of data and, if you want one, you’ll have to go directly through the manufacturer or Apple.<p>The Uniden Wireless DVR HDD comes with two cameras and a 1TB drive for storing your home movies like …

Tom Petty Unearths Shimmering Lost Song 'Somewhere Under Heaven'

Song will appear in 'Entourage' movie and on collection of tracks that didn't make it onto 1994's 'Wildflowers'<p>Tom Petty has unearthed and released a …

​Unlock the secret Spock emoji in iOS 8.3

Apple has added support for a Vulcan salute emoji on iPhones and iPads, but you won't find it on the emoji keyboard.<p>Copy the emoji from this tweet on your iPhone or iPad. This can be done with a long press on the icon and selecting <b>Copy</b>.<p>Note that it won't be visible to those on a Windows or Android …

Spock