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Never type your name, address or email again with QuickKey

“Oh great, another form to fill out. It’s such a pain on my phone, I’ll just do it on my computer later.” Have you ever thought this? Well, with the …

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Startups

Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

Editorial<p>From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that …

Design

Awards

Polar, A Modular Pen and Stylus Made Out of Magnets

Polar is a modular writing tool made entirely out of magnets designed by Andrew Gardner. Polar can be changed into a pen or stylus and can also …

Crowd Funding

Create a Separate Account on Your PC for Presentations and Sharing

Whether you're hooked up to a projector or just showing something to your boss on your laptop, the last thing you want is personal notifications …

Overview | Raspberry Pi as an Ad Blocking Access Point

I do suggest whitelisting your favorite ad-supported sites so that you can continue to support them (this tutorial shows how to do this as well).<p>It's …

Le Grand K: The Perfect Kilogram

<i>The world’s most perfect weight isn’t so perfect anymore. And that'd got scientists scared.</i><p>(Image credit: Greg L)<p><i></i>Hidden in a vault outside Paris, …

Check the Weather with a Forecast-Projecting Lamp

If checking the weather on your computer or phone seems a little ho-hum, you can use an Arduino to project the forecast directly on a lamp shade.<p>This …

Turn an Old, Broken Laptop Into an All-In-One Desktop PC

If you've got an old laptop around that's seen better days, you can do a lot to repurpose it—or you can just turn it into an all-in-one desktop like …

Make Tangled Earbuds a Thing of the Past with a Gum Container

Earbuds have a habit of getting tangled and annoying when you toss them in a bag. Luckily, you can keep them organized with a standard chewing gum …

Roll Your Own Solar Gadget Charger with Spare Parts

There are plenty of solar-powered device chargers out there, but you can save a few bucks (and have some fun), but hacking together your …

Turn an Old Film Canister Into a Compact Flashlight

If you have any old film canisters lying around in your attic, you can give them new life by turning them into flashlights.<p>The electronics in this …

Tech Recipe: Optimum Hardware Components for a Perfect Hackintosh

Advertisement<p>Thinking of building a Hackintosh? You can make a Mac Pro for <b>half the price</b> of the real thing. But throwing together a custom-built …

How to turn an old iPod classic into a new emergency boot drive for Mac

Again, it's not for the faint-of-nerd, and you will also have to wrestle an OS X installer out of Mountain Lion to complete the job, but when you're …

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Web Hosting

Top 10 DIY Miracles You Can Accomplish with Sugru

Some materials were just made for DIY miracles. Binder clips are one example. Another is Sugru, the moldable silicone that can fix or improve just …

Applying the Ethos of the Craftsman to Our Everyday Lives | The Art of Manliness

Across cultures and time, the archetype of the craftsman has represented man’s ability to create and has been the mark of mature manhood. He is <i>homo</i> …

"When You Know Better, Do Better"

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou<p>We often wait when we don't know what to do because …

Wilderness Survival Cell Phone | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart</i>.<p>Last week we talked about the many survival uses of the tampon. But unless he specifically …

How to Roast Coffee at Home | The Art of Manliness

“Little campfires, rapidly increasing to hundreds in number, would shoot up along the hills and plains and, as if by magic, acres of territory would …

Cool A Small Room or Tent with this Portable Air Conditioner

If you're going camping, or just want to cool a small room down without running the actual air conditioner, this DIY portable unit can get the job …

Outfitted & Equipped: Weekend Getaway | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by Trunk Club. Trunk Club takes the hassle out of shopping for higher-end clothing by pairing you up with a personal</i> …

Keep an Apple Power Supply's Detachable Plug Handy with Sugru and a Paper Fastener

The detachable plug that comes with Apple power supplies is handy when you don't need the full extension cord, but they're incredibly easy to lose if …

MacGyver Challenge Winner: Use Old Gift Cards to Keep Spare Keys Safe in Your Wallet

In this week's MacGyver Challenge, we asked you to hack something using an old gift card. We received some great entries, but the winning hack shows …

Most Popular Document Scanner for Going Paperless: Doxie Go

When you're ready to digitize and organize that mountain of paper clutter, there are plenty of scanners on the market ready to help you out. Sure, …