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Waterproof Electrical/Electronic Spray - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

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Apple's Plan to Change How You Watch TV Forever

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Years of halting negotiations with cable companies haven’t gotten Apple much closer to its grand …

29 Ways to Stay Creative

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

How to Write a Love Letter

You’re in love and you want to know how to write a love letter. With modern technology, sometimes it’s hard to sit down and pen a handwritten letter, …

Build Your Own Crossover Cable, USB to Ethernet Extender, and More

We've discussed the different types of ethernet cables and what they're good for, but they're also easy to hack and re-wire to fit whatever need you …

How to Fix 11 of the Most Common Household Appliance Problems

<i>At least a quarter of all appliance repair calls are resolved with no-brainer solutions like pushing a button or flipping a circuit breaker. The team</i> …

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Why do we make mistakes? Blame your brain, the original autocorrector

Does Siri make us lazy? Does Facebook make us lonely? Does Twitter make us stupid? Will Google Glass make twitching, distracted Glassholes of us all? If you've read a magazine, listened to a radio show, browsed (or clicked on) the non-fiction section of a bookstore (or Amazon) or been a sentient …

A weekend with Misfit’s Shine: an activity tracker for people tired of fugly fitness gadgets

How popular the quarter-sized Shine activity tracker becomes will show just how important hardware design has become to the emerging wearable …

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Bluetooth in-ears: sweat resistance, six-month sleep

Plantronics was proud to present its BackBeat Go Bluetooth in-ear headphones last year, but it's also aware improvements are always welcome. To that end, the company's ready to show off its second iteration: BackBeat Go 2. P2i moisture resistance and reworked internals for improved sound back up …

3D printing could save US households $2,000 a year

US households could save up to $2,000 annually by 3D-printing products instead of purchasing from shops, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Michigan Technological University chose 20 everyday objects, including a garlic press, mobile phone accessories, shower head and the slightly strange choice of a …

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

Sarah White<p>Freelance Writer, Editor, Professional Crafter Read full profile<p>It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for …

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'Billion-pixel' imaging system built with a standard microscope and $200 LED array

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered a way to improve conventional microscope imagery in a pretty massive way. Using an inexpensive LED array, the CalTech scientists were able to boost the resolution of a microscope with a standard 2X lens to a significantly higher …

It’s a Pedometer, it’s a Heart Rate Monitor: Withings Pulse

Fitness tracking is a great way to help find and then stick with a healthy lifestyle, and the Withings team has added to their fitness tech lineup …

Microsoft IllumiRoom, A System That Augments the Area Surrounding a TV Screen With Projected Visuals

IllumiRoom is a project being developed by Microsoft Research that “augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations …

Inside The Data-Driven System That Keeps The Netherlands Above Water

By Ciara Byrne8 minute Read<p>The white skeleton of the Maeslantkering, the massive floating water barrier protecting Rotterdam from high seas, dazzles …

A$AP Rocky and Skrillex Drop Bass All Over The DR

Directed by Chris Robinson and A$AP Rocky himself, the video for “Wild For the Night” kicks off with the fast-rising rapper quizzing a youngster on …

Will we ever … have reliable nuclear fusion power?

For decades scientists have tried to generate an untapped source of energy by creating the conditions inside stars. Is the quest realistic or a futuristic joke?<p>In the era of global climate change, and concerns about humanity's long-term reliance on fossil fuels, many think the solution lies in …

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

DewStop Helps Prevent Mold In Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are, of course, a vital necessity of modern life. Where else are you going to get some privacy to read these days? But, being as they’re …

Moving Footage of Saturn Created Using Thousands of High-Res Photos

The Cassini space probe is undoubtedly a remarkable achievement. It’s been over 15 years since the probe was launched, an about 9 years since it …

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …