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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, …

Western United States

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 …

DIY

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 …

iPhone

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

Arduino Comes To The Raspberry Pi, Linux ARM Devices

Arduino is the perfect introduction to microcontrollers and electronics. The recent trend of powerful, cheap, ARM-based single board Linux computers …

Linux

The Most Beautiful Fireworks Show in China Is Literally a Blacksmith Throwing Molten Metal Around

Fireworks, which were invented in China, are obviously a big deal in China. But no fireworks show in any part of the country and very probably the …

Asia

Arduino Remote Control Tutorial

Øyvind Nydal Dahl show us how to use an IR remote control with Arduino. For this purpose he connects a TSOP312 and an IR LED to Arduino and goes in …

Remote Controls

How-To: Backup and restore SMS and iMessages on a clean iOS install

Have you noticed that virtually every aspect of the personal information on our iPhones can be restored individually via iCloud? Things like photos, mail, contacts, calendars, Safari bookmarks, and notes can all be individually recovered on a fresh install of iOS.<p>The one thing that sticks out like …

SMS

Keter Adjustable Folding Compact Table Work Station Solution for Your DIY Projects

When you work with woodworking or multiple projects but there are not much space available, perhaps you need <b>Keter Adjustable Folding Compact Table</b> …

Home

Circuit Simulator Lets You Play Around with Electronics Components in Your Browser

Part of the fun of DIY electronics projects is tinkering with things to learn how they work, but that doesn’t mean planning ahead isn’t a smarter …

DIY

Wireless communication between two Arduinos using inexpensive RF modules

Raj from Embedded Lab has posted a new article exploring an easy wireless communication setup between two Arduinos using low-cost ASK RF transmitter …

Wireless

How to boost your MacBook's battery life

How to improve your MacBook's batteryMacBook batteries last most of a working day before you need to plug in for a recharge. Apple reckons the latest …

MacBook

Arduino Releases MKR1000, Project Platform| Make

With today’s Arduino Day festivities, the co-founders made three announcements for their users: First, the Arduino MKR1000, a tiny, feature-packed board initially introduced at the tail end of last year, is now shipping. But alongside that, and potentially much more significant, Arduino announced …

Arduino

Easy Arduino Menus for Rotary Encoders

Rotary encoders with centre-push buttons are cool input hardware for projects, especially if you want to be able to scroll through menus and select …

Arduino

11 things Germany does better than anywhere else

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cars. Efficiency. Leather shorts.<p>Germany is known around the globe for excelling at a variety of things.<p>Germans themselves are known as friendly and welcoming people, even if everyone thinks we have a nonexistent sense of humor.<p>The country also boasts two millennia of history that, for good …

Brazil Travel

Amazon Makes it Possible for Everyone to Have an Alexa Device

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has revealed instructions on GitHub that inform users on how to build their own Amazon Echo device. Echo is the retail …

Arduino

Apollo - Arduino compatible trainer board.

Whether you are interested in learning to program or control lights in your house, the Apollo is a flexible and fun Arduino-compatible trainer board …

How to configure Raspberry Pi as a microcontroller

Being small and low-powered, the Raspberry Pi is as popular with electronic hobbyists as it is with educators. As such, it gets associated with the …

Arduino

Whisper Node Arduino Low Powered Board With RF And More (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Total Shares 41<p>Makers, hobbyists and developers looking for a low powered Arduino compatible development board with built-in RF capable of running …

Arduino

Philips Hue releases new connected light bulbs for different shades of white light

Philips is arguably the largest connected light bulb manufacturer with its Philips Hue system, but its color light bulbs are quite expensive. A color light bulb costs around $60. In case you just want simple connected lights, the company has added new white light bulbs to its lineup. The new white …

Light Bulbs