Jason Townsend

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The 6 Most Common Gardening Mistakes New Gardeners Make

There is nothing more exhilarating than that excitement that a new gardener displays. Take a few moments and think back to when you first decided to …

What's in Your Bag? Be Sure to Travel with These 9 Photography Accessories

Will you be traveling this summer (or winter, as the case may be depending on which hemisphere you call home)? I’m sure you know there’s a lot of …

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

Infographic: Should LeBron Wear the Headband in Game 7?

After Game 6 of the NBA finals earlier this week, there was one question on everyone's mind: What were those Heat fans thinking, leaving the game …

Super-Hydrophobic Spray Makes All Your Stuff Liquid-Proof

It should start showing up on store shelves in a few weeks.<p>It's definitely weird to watch the NeverWet chemists pump chocolate syrup onto a pair of white canvas shoes and to see the syrup roll off in ribbons. Or how about when the researchers dunk an iPhone into a beaker of water and then pull out …

Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey

Rejoice! For Carl Hiaasen, author of the funniest crime novels in the business, bar none, has a new book out! Bad Monkey has just arrived on shelves …

Tested In-Depth: Getting Started with Arduino

Our friends from Tested have released Know Your Arduino: A Practical Guide to The Most Common Boards. The guide is accompanied by a 30-minute video, below, with Will and Norm, where they show boards ranging from the Mini to the Mega, and then demo specific applications like gaming on the Esplora or …

A Closer Look at Solder Paste

EMSL’s Windell Oskay plays around with solder paste, the er, soldering medium in paste form used in attaching surface mount components to PCBs. The part that particularly fascinated me was when Windell zoomed in on some paste with his microscope, revealing a multitude of tiny balls of solder …

How to Overclock Your Video Card and Boost Your Gaming Performance

Overclocking—or running your hardware at higher speeds than it was designed to run—is one of the best ways to boost your gaming performance. Here's …

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How to Use a Rafter Square

The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your square and get the most out of this tool.<p>The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your …

10 Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Grads

Lots of new graduates are headed out into the real world this spring. But some of them would rather be simply heading outdoors.<p>Lots of new graduates are headed out into the real world this spring. But some of them would rather be simply heading outdoors.

How Does Superman Shave? The MythBusters Have a Few Theories

The trailers for the upcoming <i>Man of Steel</i> pose plenty of questions about Superman's long-awaited return to the big screen: Did Pa Kent <i>really</i> just say …

98 Degrees Made The Most Cringeworthy Video Ever

Do, re, mi, fa, so-oh-oh-oh...bad. BUT YOU'LL BE SINGING IT FOR DAYS.

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Daft Punk And Michael Jackson Are A Magical Combo

"Get Lucky" x "Billie Jean" = brilliant.<p>The internet loves its Daft Punk edits. There's an Animal Crossing remix of K.K. Slider singing Get Lucky, a creepy music video parody with some dude with three heads, and a bootleg audition version of the hit single as well. Then there's "Chickens Tonight" …

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How to Build a Raspberry Pi Retro Game Console 

Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, …

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How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into a Retro Game Console, the Easy Way

Should I Start My Own Business?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm tired of the rat race and have been dreaming about starting my own business for some time. Having never done this before, though, …

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These 12 Videos Show the Proper Form for a 7-Minute Full Workout

Interval training, as we've mentioned before, is one of the most efficient ways to exercise. Yesterday we shared a routine that gives you a full-body …

Hack Your Furniture This Weekend

You can buy a lot of good furniture, but with a few hacks you can make it great. Take a little time this weekend to create an awesome arcade console …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

Intense Short Film About Revenge - UNSAID

Another Great PACIFIC RIM TV Spot with New Footage

Game of Desks, A Game of Thrones Spoof Featuring the Cast and Crew of ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

<i>Before I left that seat I called save-sies. You know I called save-sies!</i><p>Jimmy Fallon and other <i>Late Night</i> cast and crew spoof HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in …

The Beauty of Space Photography by PBS Arts: Off Book

“The Beauty of Space Photography” by PBS Arts: Off Book takes a look at how astrophysicists and astronomers use stunningly beautiful photographs of …

Bleep Drum Kit: I Don't Wanna Work, I Just Want to Bleep on the Drum All Day - Technabob

Back in the 1980s, I always wanted a set of those Simmons electronic drums – not because I had any idea how to play percussion, but because they just …

Ballet Audition Turns into Cyborg Battle in Animated Short - FIGHTING SPIRITS

How to Cool Beer Using a Slingshot

When you stretch a rubber band it heats up. When you relax it, it cools. Using this principle, Germany-based Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel …

Man of Steel – “Fate of Your Planet” Official Trailer

This. Is. Awesome. We’ll admit, we were pretty excited for the release of Man of Steel, but now we just got our excitement level cranked to 11. The …

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