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Visually Speaking: How to Use Pinterest

Pinterest is growing at an insanely fast rate. If you're ready to start pinning, follow these steps.<p><b>If you're wondering how to use Pinterest</b>, you're not alone. According to comScore, Pinterest received 11.7 million unique visitors from the United States in January 2012, which made it the fastest …

How to Control a Computer Remotely

Ever seen the IT guy at your office take over your computer remotely to fix a problem, then wished you could do the same for your dad who always call for tech help?<p>My dad just got a new computer and keeps calling me for tech help. Is there any way I can control his computer from my own?<p>Remote …

The Joy of Soldering: How to Get Started

Becoming a master of the melting, flexing, and gluing powers of solder can help you start building your own electronics.<p>Becoming a master of the melting, flexing, and gluing powers of solder can help you start building your own electronics.

First steps taken to build gigabit network in North Carolina

Several universities and communities in North Carolina are banding together to find service providers willing to build them an ultra-high-speed broadband network thanks to the efforts of Gig. U.<p>The Gig. U coalition of universities that is helping college towns across the U.S. get wired with …

Net Neutrality

Photos of Hunger Games Themed Attractions in NC

01 of 18<p>Explore 'The Hunger Games' in Western North Carolina<p>Enjoy these North Carolina photos related to the filming of the movie <i>The Hunger Games</i>. …

Offroad training location – North Carolina

North Carolina<p>OEX's most recent branch. Catering to the south east states and to some major military areas, North Carolina and OEXs locations have …

Goldsboro revisited: account of hydrogen bomb near-disaster over North Carolina – declassified document | World news | theguardian.com

Goldsboro nuclear accident declassified document: U.S. nearly nuked North Carolina.

Remember fallout shelters? Air raid drills? Duck and cover?<p>Will Oremus is <b>Slate</b>’s senior technology writer. Email him at will.oremus@slate.com or …

Top 10 Coolest Obscure Classic and Modern Toyotas

Some of the Most Obscure Toyotas Ever Made<p>The Toyota GT86’s is the only car in the automaker’s lineup powered by a flat-four engine, but it isn’t the brand’s first vehicle to get a horizontally opposed mill — that honor goes to a tiny two-door Toyota released back in 1961. It’s also just one of 10 …

Take your pet to church day: Animals blessed in honor of St. Francis

Furry creatures of all shapes and sizes were welcomed into churches on Sunday in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Each October, churches remember St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, by offering a special blessing for pets.<p>St. Francis was known as a …

Americana by moonlight - in pictures

Noel Kerns uses a technique called light painting to create vivid nightscapes of abandoned American roadside spots, from drive-ins to motels. His photographs combine long exposures of moonlight with spots of artificial coloured light. His photobook Nightwatch is available now

Startup Addy: Build a URL for your real-world location

By utilizing the URL as a universal and shareable address, this Stanford-backed startup wants to bypass poor city planning and help individuals and businesses find one another.<p>Growing up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Khaled Naim noticed something lacking in the city's infrastructure. Despite its …

Business Development

Windows 8.1 to bring back Start Menu in free download

Microsoft will release its Windows 8.1 update on 17 October, bringing back the Start Menu among other bug fixes and feature enhancements.<p>The update, which will be free for Windows 8 users, is a response to concerns among users and businesses who found the interface changes in Windows 8, released in …

Try This Time-Saving Microsoft Word Hack

MS Word will allow you to create a macro (short for macroinstruction)—a shortcut for creating a sequence of commands that will save you time on repetitive tasks.<p>I'm constantly writing letters in Microsoft Word in which I have to italicize, indent, and adjust the font size of certain parts of the …

Arduino for the Rest of Us: How to Get Started

Could Arduino be the next tool in your home DIY toolbox?<p><b>You don't have to be a programmer</b> or an electrician to make your do-it-yourself projects smarter and more interactive. Arduino, the open-source microcontroller platform, was originally designed with creative laypeople in mind, and it may be …

Over 2 million dehumidifiers recalled for fire risk

Dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires, no injuries<p>More than 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire.<p>The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recalled dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires and more than $2 million in property …

Turn Your Charcoal Grill Into a Pizza Oven

Give that homemade pepperoni pie a smoky flavor with this kit that allows you to cook pizza on an outdoor grill.<p><b>Price</b>: $149<p>This pizza oven kit turns just about any charcoal grill into an impressive pizza oven, courtesy ofsome good old-fashioned wrangling of physics. A stainless steel sleeve fits …

How to Supercharge Your Router

Home network can't quite keep up with your video streaming habit? Here's how to get the most out of a router.<p>I've been streaming more video than I used to, and it's taken a toll on the overall speed of my Wi-Fi network. Is there anything I can do to speed it up?<p>Upgrading to a router that uses the …

How to install incompatible apps or region-restricted apps on Android

A disclaimer<p>It's important to note that whilst VPNs, APKs and Market Helper can be very effective, they are not the answer to all your problems. You …

The 10 Best Apps for DIYers

For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails.<p>For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. We tested dozens of apps created to help you find lumber, get organized, …

Blast Away Grime With Baking Soda

If you've got heavy-duty cleaning jobs to tackle, get yourself a soda blaster, which uses sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to remove paint, gunk, and corrosion.<p><b>A soda blaster is like a sandblaster</b>—it works in conjunction with an air compressor to clean dirty parts and surfaces. But instead of using …

Google Chromecast: All Your Screens Are Belong to Us

With Chromecast, the followup to its disappointing Google TV, Google has decided that less is more. The diminutive dongle effortlessly streams digital content from your desktop and mobile devices to your HDTV, bringing hardcore TV junkies one step closer to cutting the cable.<p><b>Television has been</b> …