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Import Tuning: 3 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Strat

Rather than spending a cool grand or two on a new Custom Shop or topline American Stratocaster, many guitarists opt to find a solid Mexican or …

30-day guitar challenge, day 13: Learn suspended chords

Esus2<p>There are two basic types, the suspended 4th and the suspended 2nd (sus2). Here’s a simple, if stretchy, sus2 shape.<p>A9sus4<p>Unlike a standard …

Home Media Center Using Raspberry Pi

Mini Oscillator Swatch<p>The Astronomy Clock<p>Lord Vetinari Clock<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>What if the TV screen doesn't have neither HDMI nor VGA port?<p>what …

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Microsoft gives eligible students free Office 365 subscriptions

Turns out Microsoft had a surprise in store for students around the globe this February, and not just for those based in New York. The company's finally bringing free Office 365 subscriptions to students outside the US, so long as they live in one of the countries (it's quite a lengthy list) where …

There and back again: A history of The Lord of the Rings in video games

Christopher Tolkien thought his father's works were "unsuitable for transformation into visual dramatic form."<p>One producer wanted <i>The Hobbit</i> "less Zelda and more Mario."<p>"It's a very human story, if you'll pardon the pun."<p>"It's all so grounded in myth and history — the same stories, the same …

Holding the Guitar

You may have seen guitarists who play with their teeth. You may even have seen guitarists who play behind their backs or under their legs. I’ve seen …

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

I caught every Pokémon and it only took most of my life

The road to catching all 719 Pokémon was paved with a childhood's worth of free time, a healthy commute and one very promiscuous ditto.<p>I've played every generation of Pokémon and every version since it came to America in 1998.<p>I remember my first hit: I was eight, and my parents thought it would be …

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

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The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Three

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>This is the third in a three-part series of posts about the …

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

What Happens to Your Pee, Poop, and Penis in Space

Yep, astronauts actually told us the answer<p>This Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. All weekend we'll be reminded again about the heroism, the danger, and the one great step for mankind. But as usual, nobody will talk about the pee, the poop, and the boners. That's our …

Heroism

Borderlands: Fall of Fyrestone #1 Review

The Vault Hunters arrive in Fyrestone.<p>Fall of Fyrestone is IDW's second Borderlands comic book after 2012's Borderlands: Origins. Like Origins, this …

Hey Space Game Fans, Check This Out

Indie developer Stéphanie Rancourt emailed me the other day with a proposal. She wanted to see if I was interested in the space game she was working …

How the PC Is Merging With the Smartphone

We are seeing the start of a long-term trend to make PCs look and act more like smartphones, and to bring to the PC some of the functions of the phone.<p>Back in the early days of handheld devices, Microsoft dubbed its contender the “Pocket PC” and, indeed, designed it to emulate a small version of a …

Harry Potter Goes to the World Cup in New J.K. Rowling Short Story

While you’ve been paying attention to the Muggle World Cup happening in Brazil, a far more magical, and we daresay important, sporting competition has been happening in the Patagonian desert. At Pottermore, at least, it is time again for the Quidditich World Cup. The official Harry Potter fan …

Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. There’s a benefit to knowing the process of …

CM11 M7 out now for 50 devices, brings revamped Theme Chooser and more

A little over a month since the previous milestone release, the CyanogenMod team is now pushing out version M7 of CM11, bringing a host of new features and improvements.<p>CM11 M7 is based on Android 4.4.2, as – the team explains – there wasn’t time for proper integration of the Android 4.4.3 code …

Kindle Fire

Apple iOS 8 Launching this Fall for iPhone, iPad

Here's what you can expect from the new version of Apple's mobile operating system.<p>Today Apple announced iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Round Table: Let's Discuss Our Hopes and Dreams for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

When The Pokémon Company announced <b>Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire</b> for the 3DS, franchise fans young and old lost a great degree of composure. …

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Oculus wants to build a billion-person MMO with Facebook

When Facebook purchased Oculus VR for $2 billion, both companies stayed fairly tight-lipped about their goals. The money would help Oculus build virtual reality headsets cheaper and better, while Facebook would have a chance to lead the next big computing platform. However, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Habitable Zone

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they'd been called together for an all-hands meeting.<p>At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. Next to him stood …

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Report: Google Beta Testing Android App for Chrome Remote Desktop

Eager Chrome users should soon be able to control their systems with their smartphones, according to reports.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Samsung Announces Budget KitKat Smartphone

Last week, Samsung showed off the Galaxy Ace Style, a mid-range smartphone running Android KitKat, and today the device was formally announced by the company.<p>The Galaxy Ace Style looks like your typical Samsung device, but it appears targeted at those shopping on a more modest budget. It features a …

The Pirate Bay Bundle gets you 101 indie games you might have missed

Odditie-s , a small indie games blog curated by @moshboy , has assembled The Pirate Bay Bundle, a torrent that offers 101 indie games. As @moshboy …