Ken Barrett

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Why the Apple Store Is Selling a Bike Helmet

The Lumos helmet’s integration with the Apple Watch makes a cool gadget even cooler—and shows us the promise of smartwatches.<p>When you head to the …

Worried about Wi-Fi security? This is the router you need.

BitDefender Box 2<p>$199.99<p>View Product<p>The Good<p>Monitors your internet traffic and provides security alerts • Friendly design • Easy-to-use app • Doesn't …

30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly …

We Let George Washington Down Every Day

“The deformation of American Civil Religion has ended by devouring America itself.” With those ominous words, Walter McDougall closes his most recent …

George Washington

This Raspberry Pi Kit Lets You Make Your Own Racing Robot

Dip your toes into robotics with this kit.<p>The Raspberry Pi is a fascinating tool. Who would’ve thought that a credit card-sized piece of machinery …

HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered by <i>Computer World,</i> the brand is deploying a telemetry client on …

This kit could keep you alive in the wilderness

Review: 25 items to help you survive 72 hours away from civilization.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> FieldandStream.com.<p>You’re going to die someday, but not today—not if you have the Seventy2 survival system. That’s the promise Uncharted Supply Co. is making with its new go bag, which is …

Uncharted

Tiny house maximizes space with flexible interior

The Pacific Harmony measures 28 ft (8.5 m)-long and is clad in board and batten siding, with Pacific Cedar accenting. The roof is standing seam metal …

Jackery’s PowerPro 500Wh Portable Battery has AC outlets, USB and more for $480

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Jackery, Inc. (100% positive feedback from 6,000) via Amazon offers its PowerPro 500Wh Portable Generator for <b>$479.99 shipped</b> when …

Solar Panels

Commodore 64 gets the retro re-release treatment with the C64 Mini

With Nintendo, Sega and Atari all in the middle of rereleasing consoles from the 80s and 90s, it's a great time to be a retro gamer. And now an …

Turtle Rover Programmable RC Robot

Billed as "the world's first land drone", the Turtle Rover was designed by the same folks that brought us the Mars rover. The four-wheeled explorer …

Intel's 8th-gen desktop CPUs boost gaming and streaming speeds

Intel has launched its 8th-generation mainstream desktop chips, calling the flagship $359 Core i7-8700K its "best gaming desktop processor ever." The six-core, 12-thread 3.7GHz chip boosts <i>Gears of War 4</i> frame rates up to 25 percent compared to 7th-gen desktop chips. It can also do 4K video editing …

Analog: Binge

The better the music, the more compelling a television show can be. Here are some of the best television soundtracks released in the past year.<p>Master …

Raspberry Pi-based 4G AutoPi lets you program your car

AutoPi's Raspberry Pi-based dongle enables you to add smart features to your vehicle.<p>Danish startup AutoPi.io has developed a Raspberry Pi Zero-based …

Fully modular desk is every computer geek's dream come true

Matej Grozdanovic had a dream. His dream was to build the best computer desk in the world. Even better, he wanted to build a desk that can be used in …

I seriously can’t believe how good this portable home theater is

We tell you about portable projectors all the time. People love them because they’re easy to carry around and you can connect a cell phone to …

Gear & Gadgets

The Perfect Office - Azio Vintage Keyboard, Dell UltraSharp Curved Display, Office Ideas and more

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. There are so many cool stuff out there that we could assemble infinite perfect office …

An impressive collection of circuit diagrams for Arduino electronics

"Oh my god, this is beautiful!," "What IS this?; this is SO cool!" It's not often you get such reactions (especially from non-techies) for a nerdy …

MacTrast Deals: Wingsland S6 4K Pocket Drone

- Jun 18, 2017<p>The Wingsland S6 4K Pocket Drone is around the size of your smartphone, fits in your pocket, and offers up 13 MP photos and 4K …

If your home wifi router is on this list, it might be vulnerable to CIA hacking tools

For the past four months, WikiLeaks has been slowly publishing a series of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which the anti-secrecy organization says belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency. The latest release, published June 15, is a batch of documents describing tools that …

We Just Found the Ultimate DIY Backyard Fire Pit

This one-of-a-kind set-up features a fire pit, swings, and a built-in bar.<p>arrival of summer comes warm nights spent outdoors with the family making s'mores, afternoons spent relaxing on your porch swing, and plenty of backyard parties, all of which would benefit from an incredible backyard …

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

Tiny house documentary highlights legal obstacles and solutions

The second installment of a three-part series is now streaming<p>Last December brought some big news for the tiny house world: For the first time ever, an appendix of health and safety standards specifically addressing micro dwellings under 400 square feet was approved for the newest International …

River is the big-ass battery you didn't know you wanted

DJI DNA powers EcoFlow, a new battery company<p>We can't help but swoon over phones with big, 3,500mAh batteries. There's something magical about the promise of untethered longevity, conjuring images of hitting the open road for some carefree, off-grid adventure. So imagine what you could do with a …

Gear & Gadgets

Kali Linux on the Raspberry Pi: 3, 2, 1, and Zero

Combining two of my favorite things: Kali Linux and variety of Raspberry Pi models.<p>This promises to be great fun! I'm going to be combining two of my …

Archaeologists want you to spot ancient sites from your PC

Checking Twitter can get pretty traumatic these days, so why not use your time making a groundbreaking discovery instead? That's now possible using GlobalXplorer, a "citizen science" platform that lets you check high-res satellite images for signs of ancient civilizations. The site was conceived by …

Four states sue Trump administration over 'un-American' travel ban

New York, Massachusetts and Virginia joined Washington state in launching legal challenges against executive order that wreaked havoc at airports at the weekend<p>Four US states are suing the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning refugees and travelers from a list of …

Trump Administration

DIY Wall Decor Ideas with Wooden Pallets

The beauty of timber made pallet is you can put these is any where related with your house venture which may be lawn, kitchen, living room, balcony, …

Living Rooms

How to DIY Your Own Tabletop Blacksmithing Forge

Why buy a forge?<p>Having your own forge can add a lot to your metalworking capabilities. There are two notable problems: size and cost. That's why making a compact forge relatively cheaply would seem to be the ideal choice. Here's how to do it.<p>This is an old-school forge, which means it can lead to …

Wiring an existing home through the walls

Running Wires in an Existing Home<p>This guide explains how to fish wires through walls on an existing home - after the drywall is installed. You may …