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I made 2 tweaks to my sister's 2009 iMac and now it runs like a brand new machine

I replaced the old hard drive that came with the computer with a snazzy new SSD, or solid state drive. Solid state drives are much faster — and that tweak alone will completely change your computing experience.<p>Right after I went through that process, my sister reached out to me with an obvious …

Kill the Wireless Contract! Buy Your Own Phone

It’s now surprisingly easy to live a fruitful mobile life without a carrier contract<p>By<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p>I am an idiot. I signed a two-year contract to get my iPhone 6.<p>Without much thought, I did what most Americans do …

Mobile

How Crazy Am I to Think I Actually Know Where That Malaysia Airlines Plane Is?

How crazy am I to think<p>I actually know where<p>that Malaysia Airlines plane is?*<p>*Kinda crazy. (But also maybe right?)<p>In the year since the vanishing of …

Kickstarter Reminder - DuinoKit Jr. Electronics/Arduino Project Kit

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>This is just a quick reminder that the DuinoKit Jr. Kickstarter project is down to less than a week. It’s already reached its …

Microcontroller

PlastiBots

I’m on a mission to reduce the amount of noise my LulzBot Mini 3D printer makes. I’ve already added a motor damper to the Y axis. However, one thing …

Arduino

PlastiBots

What better way to store my wire supply, then to use spare LEGO Technic beams & friction pins. After fumbling through bags of wire, pulling what I …

Microcontroller

When Light Just Isn't Fast Enough

<i>Take a speed of light trip across the solar system starting at the Sun</i><p>We’ve heard it over and over. There’s nothing faster than the speed of light. …

Physics

What You Need To Know About The FAA's New Drone Rules

They're a big flying deal<p>As early as last summer, it looked like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was never going to figure out drone rules. Technical, legal, and definition-based challenges hobbled their efforts to weave unmanned aircraft into American skies.<p>Sunday, however, was a huge …

Wooden Mechanical Clock Kit – steampunk inspired DIY clock for the time enthusiast

Clocks are very useful. Building your own is a sort of lost art. You can once again take pride in assembling a fine time piece. The Wooden Mechanical …

Steampunk

Lego reveals 32 new 'Star Wars' sets

Get ready for an invasion of "Star Wars" sets from Lego. The brickmaker's new "Star Wars" collection is "one of the largest and most diverse since its launch in 1999," the company says.<p>Lego unveiled 32 new sets of "Star Wars" vehicles and characters at New York City's Toy Fair, based on the …

Lego

FAA to announce new rules for flying drones

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Federal Aviation Administration will announce long awaited rules Sunday governing how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, often called drones, will be legally allowed to fly in the United States for business purposes.<p>Currently, all commercial remote controlled aircraft are banned, …

Drones

5 Good Muscle Building Foods - What to Eat to Gain Lean Muscle Mass

The saying "eat big to get big" is almost synonymous with bodybuilding. You will hear it everywhere bodybuilders and muscle building enthusiasts …

Torch Away Fat in 20 Minutes

If you want a quick and effective way to train the whole body then look no further than circuit training, circuits increase cardiovascular and …

Workouts

How I Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine

Introduction: How I Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine<p>Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and …

Off-grid

Watch These Time-Lapse Builds of 2015's New Lego Sets

It's actually kind of soothing.<p>2015 brings a host of new LEGO kits, including some killer new motorsports-centric Technic sets. Watch them all go from bricks to built in minutes.<p><b>24 Hours Race Car (# 42039)</b><p>We'll start with our favorite, the "24 Hours Race Car" which is generic for Le Mans …

Build Your Chest with Just 3 Exercises

Try this intense new way to shred your upper body<p>Want to elevate your pushup game? Try this compound progression—a combination of exercises that targets the same muscle group with a few different moves.<p>Each pushup variation in this progression will work your chest in a slightly different way. …

18 apps that earn you money

We found 18 apps that will make you money. All of the apps can be downloaded for free, and each has a strong user base to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck.<p>From taking surveys to kicking back and watching TV, here are the apps that will put a little cash in your pocket.

How to delete mysterious ‘other’ data from your iPhone and iPad

There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful iPhone that has zero GB of storage left. Especially when you see that a lot of room is actually taken up by a mysterious “other” section that just seems to grow bigger over time.<p>In today’s handy video, I’m going to show you a few quick methods to …

Apps

How to AirDrop Photos & Other Files from iPhone to Mac (or Transfer Them via iTunes

As a writer, I appreciate being able to bring my work with me wherever I go. I can write an article on my Mac, and then transfer it to my iPhone to polish it up while I’m waiting to pick the kids up from school. While there are many ways in which to save files between devices, I’ve found that using …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 you can use AirDrop to share files between your Mac and iOS devices. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices. Continuity also includes Handoff, Instant Hotspot, iPhone Cellular Calls and SMS Relay.<p>Initially …

Operating Systems

DIY Leaf-Blower-Powered Hovercraft, Now with Skateboard Form Factor

Years ago William J. Beaty released a paper called "Ultra-Simple Hovercraft: A DIY Science Fair Project." In it Beaty, a research engineer at the …

University of Washington

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

The Truth About Bulking

Is bulking up to gain muscle a good idea?<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>After a certain point, your ability to gain muscle is not going to speed up …

Guaranteed Muscle Mass

Here's what you need to know...<p>The author went from a body weight of 114 to 280 pounds using these techniques.<br>• Reps: That's what works to build a …

Construct an Epic Halloween Costume

Crank up your creative side and use your tablet to pull together the ultimate costume in just a few minutes<p>The only thing scary about store-bought Halloween costumes is that you might bore someone to death. Then there’s the risk of mortification if someone shows up in the same outfit. Instead, …

Halloween Costume

10 Foods to Lower Bad Cholesterol

All You Need to Know About Getting Started with Kettlebells

No dropping weights. No grunting. Free pizza. <b>These are all real things happening in fitness centers currently (although admittedly they’re all at the</b> …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …