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Top 10 Last-Minute Travel Tricks for a Great Getaway

There’s something to be said for meticulously planning a vacation escape, picking the right place, the right time, and then going for it. There’s …

Best in Europe

Travellers to Greece tend to flock to the myriad islands or marvel at the iconic Acropolis, but one of the country’s most diverse, vibrant regions is often forgotten: the Peloponnese. It remains an affordable enclave of magnificent ancient sights like Olympia, Mycenae and Mystras, which are …

Europe

Arduino Blog – Build an IoT Rover with Arduino Mega and FONA

For his end of the year project at the University of Valencia, Maker Jorge Crespo built an Internet-connected, GPS-enabled rover using an Arduino …

Arduino

Arduino Motion Detection With A Bit Of Wire

It is likely that many of us will at some time have experimented with motion detectors. Our Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Beaglebones or whatever will …

Arduino

UDOO X86: The Most Powerful Maker Board Ever

UDOO X86 is the New PC: the most powerful maker board ever and an Arduino™ 101-compatible platform, all embedded on the same board.<p>On UDOO X86 you …

The New "Arduino Create" Makes for Easier IoT Dev, Better Collaboration | Make

Announced during the Arduino Day festivities earlier in the year, the new Arduino Create environment is finally coming out of private beta, and opening the gates to new users this weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area.<p>Although I’m sure both environments will be coexisting for some time to come, the new …

Web 2.0

Got a Mac and a Samsung TV? Now you can AirPlay Mirror without an Apple TV

If you have a Mac and a Samsung Smart TV, AirPlay mirroring to the TV would usually require an Apple TV. But now there’s an app for that …<p><i>Mirror for Samsung TV</i> is a $9.99 Mac app that allows you to stream whatever’s playing on your Mac screen to any Samsung Smart TV from 2012 onward. That is to …

Home Cinema

Fried Rice Restaurant Style Recipe

Recipe by: jostrander<p>"A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all …

Restaurants

Love My Echo -

Quick And Easy Chinese Recipes - Chinese.Food.com

Toggle navigation<p>Log In<p>Sign Up<p>Hi, [user]<p>Filters<p>CloseSearch<p>What's in Your Fridge?<p>Browse By:<p>Clear All<p>Loading...<p>No Results<p>Whoops! There are no results …

Recipes

Upcoming Arduino Primo will have Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, and infrared

There's a new Arduino on the way. It's apparently going to be shown at the Maker Faire Bay Area show this week, but Arduino's new partnership with Nordic Semiconductor was just formalized in a press release that offers most of the interesting details about the upcoming board (it's powered by a …

Bluetooth

Getting to Know the Arduino 101 Platform

Introduction<p>Depending on the requirements of the project, as an Internet of Thing (IoT) developer you need to choose the best platform to build your …

Arduino

Arduino IDE 1.6.9 Now Available To Download

The official Arduino team responsible for the development of the official range of Arduino hardware and software, have this week announced the …

Arduino

Arduino Plumduino DIY Programmable Light (video)

Arduino enthusiasts or anyone that is looking to learn more about programming an might be interested in a new programmable Arduino-based light board …

DIY

Arduino Music Visualiser Created Using $10 IKEA Coffee Table (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Following on from the project we featured last week that used the affordable £9 IKEA coffee table to create an awesome Raspberry Pi powered retro …

IKEA

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

From islands and beaches to villages and attractions, Europe still boasts incredible destinations that haven't yet been discovered by the masses.<p>Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy …

Africa

The Best Operating Systems for Your Raspberry Pi Projects

If you’re new to the Raspberry Pi, that tiny $35 computer we all love, there’s a good chance you’ve downloaded (or purchased an SD card that …

Raspberry Pi

11 houseplants it is almost impossible for even the laziest gardener to kill

Fancy having a little piece of the outdoors on your windowsill, or some gorgeous plants on the centre of your coffee table?<p>Some of us don't really have green fingers - it's easy to forget to water and seeing your proudly purchased plant turn to crumbly brown fronds can be very depressing.<p>Here's a …

Gardening

Spring clean your Mac with these awesome apps

No matter the size of your Mac’s hard drive, there will come a time when you need to free up some space. Having a full hard drive can make your Mac feel sluggish, and running out of space can be terrifying.<p>Sifting through your archive of files may seem like a daunting task. But don’t fear — these …

Apple News

BreadBro

Our vision is a world where everyone has practical skills in computer programming and electrical engineering. Giving every human being the capability …

10 Things You Should Do Before You Start Investing

People often get excited about the possibility of getting a nice return on their money through investing, so as soon as they have a little bit of …

Money

D-Link’s Wi-Fi smart plugs can now be controlled by the Amazon Echo

Controlling your D-Link Wi-Fi smart plugs just got even easier because now they can be controlled with your voice by using your Amazon Echo …

Amazon

Indoor Gardening Contest

General Conditions. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor and the Judges, …

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening

In the early summer of 2015, I finally had a few minutes, I went outside, dumped the bin of compost that was in making since we moved to the house 8 …

Gardening

219 Upcycling Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

Create a bunting (<a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/DIY-Holiday-Burlap-Bunting-26189572">here's how</a>) with different shades of denim for a …

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

Cool Stuff

Hesperus is a free, easy-to-use and customizable HomeKit app for iPhone

Early adopters of Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework tend to notice one thing early on: there’s no real UI beyond Siri. HomeKit helps bridge functionality between various smart home accessories which tend to each have their own connected apps using Siri, but Apple hasn’t released a Home app …

How to disable iCloud Photo Library everywhere and recover your iCloud storage

Here’s someone who’s been using iCloud Photo Library to keep photos and videos synced across all his devices from day one. You could say I’m a big …

iCloud

Intel takes aim at Arduino with US$15 breadboard

Having nominated the Internet of Things as key to its future strategies, Intel has added a super-cheap development board to its Quark lineup.<p>At …

DIY

$2 Arduino. The ATMEGA328 as a stand-alone. Easy, cheap and very small. A complete guide.

In this instructable you will learn how to use the Arduino ATMEGA328 microcontroller chip as a stand-alone micro controller.<p>They cost only 2 bucks, …

Arduino