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The ins and outs of planning and building your own home NAS

Come in knowing what you need and want, and you'll have lots of flexibility.<p>Recently I began outgrowing my home file server. It's an older Mac Mini …

Computer Hardware

Just Check Your Damn Bag. Please.

By: <i>Matt Meltzer</i><p>@meltrez<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Bradley Gordon</i><p>There I am again, shuffling down the jetway with my laptop slung over my shoulder, the line barely moving. We're 10 minutes from our scheduled departure, but the flight will undoubtedly be delayed -- we're only on Boarding Group TWO!<p>And once we do …

Flying

How to Build a Hackintosh Mini for a Less Expensive, Faster Mac

We've shown you how to build a Hackintosh with enough power to rival a Mac Pro, but for those of you who want a still powerful Mac on a budget you …

3 Questions Parents Of Gamer-Kids Should Ask Themselves Immediately

When my ex-wife and I separated about four years ago, I started playing video games with my kids. I wanted to spend time with them, but I didn’t want to pull them away from the things that gave them a sense of comfort in tumultuous times. So I bought them a Nintendo Wii. Then I snuggled up next to …

Parenting

Breathing Smarter For Better Performance

During any form of physical exertion, most people don't think about breath until they're gasping for it. The most advanced exercisers among us are …

Yoga

The Ultimate (Free) Virus Protection Guide

So you got caught with your pants down on the Internet (figuratively, folks) and contracted a virus. That sucks. Or maybe you were wearing protection …

Why Amazon Wants To Make You Pay Sales Tax

Our days of sales-taxless, free-love internet revelry may be numbered. Thursday afternoon, the Senate voted to open the floor to a bill that could …

How to Stop Robocalls Once and For All

You've just sat down to a nice home-cooked meal with your family when the phone rings. <i>Could be Grandma,</i> you think. <i>She still actually uses the phone</i> …

How Inventor Paul Vo Created a Little Black Box That Could Change Guitars Forever

The Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is one of the most innovative musical instrument products created in years. Strap one onto any acoustic guitar and you …

How to Awaken Your Lawn from Its Winter Slumber

Whether your lawn is the emerald crown jewel of the neighborhood or has more brown spots than a cheetah, now is the time to give your yard a spring …

How to Make Money on Your Lunch Break

How do you spend your lunch break? Taking a turn round the park? Checking Facebook? Catching up on the work you should've done in the morning? All of …

10 Terrible Tech Frustrations My Toddler Will Never Have

When I was growing up, my parents would tell me about all the ancient technologies they had to use in their youth. Whether it was a car with a manual …

FAA approves Boeing 787 battery fix, gives the green light for repairs

It's been a few weeks since the Boeing 787 successfully completed testing, but the FAA has finally weighed in on the proposed tweaks to the plane's faulty lithium-ion batteries. Today the organization approved Boeing's battery fix, which means the aircraft maker could soon end the three-month …

Be awed by Skyrim on the Oculus Rift, then let down by its limitations

Here's some exciting news: <i>Skyrim</i>, the game where you <i>hunt and murder dragons</i>, is relatively playable on the Oculus Rift VR headset. Rather, it's workable, and should you have an Oculus dev kit (they're shipping out right now), it's not terribly hard to make the game play nice with the headset. Now …