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10 Best Classic French Toasts in Los Angeles

So with all that in mind, read on to find our picks for the top 10 classic French toasts in L.A., ones that we'd gladly order at breakfast or brunch …

Parrot's Android-powered car system also does Apple CarPlay

Parrot's car infotainment systems may not be as well-known as its drones and audio products, but here's one that's worth paying attention to. The yet-to-be-named "RNB6" is a two-DIN unit that comes with a gorgeous 7-inch 720p "IPS Pro" touchscreen, along with a 4 x 55-watt audio amplifier and a …

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How to Use Your Fancy New Camera Like a Pro

Congratulations, you just scored an awesome new camera. Welcome to our annual guide to getting started with your new tool.<p>Whether you're shooting on …

Personalized Wooden Key Organizer

Adze From Broken Hammer Head<p>Carving a Giant Utility Knife (entirely Out of Wood)<p>Epoxy Resin Wall Art With LEDs<p>PVC Class<p>Very clever. I'm a fan of …

Build an Easy Blanket Ladder for just $5

Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt! We like to keep a few blankets in the family room to cuddle up with during the colder months. However, bulky blankets …

E-Waste 3D Printer Created For Less Than $100 Using Old PC Parts

Fancy building your own low-budget 3D printer for less than $100? If you do then you might be interested in this innovative and unique E-Waste 3D …

Old Laptop Batteries Get New Life Providing Energy To Poor

One person's trash is another's source of light and electricity<p>A group of scientists in India have developed a way to recycle discarded lithium-ion laptop batteries into easily charged sources of light and power. Researchers in Bangalore developed prototype devices that can be used to provide hours …

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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company - Bloomberg

<b>Climate: Now or Never</b><p>Here’s why something as basic as a battery both thrills and terrifies the U.S. utility industry.<p>At a sagebrush-strewn industrial …

Netgear's Arlo: The Best Home Security Cameras?

Netgear has made a big move into the home automation world with the release of Arlo, a friendly mini-camera system that seems to be just the start of …

Watch Laser Light Moving At 100 Billion Frames A Second

The latest and greatest in ultra-fast photography<p>There's a new, ultra-fast camera that lets engineers take videos of phenomena including the movement of laser light and even faster-than-light phenomena. Watching the videos is like seeing a physics textbook come to life.<p>Here's a video of a laser …

Scientists predict green energy revolution after the discovery of graphene like cheap solar cells.

A recently discovered form of carbon graphite, material in pencil lead, has turned out to have properties that could revolutionize the development of …

Homemade Holiday Gift Idea!: Make an Etched Glass Beer Growler

<b>Maker:</b> Kristi Murphy <b><br>Skill Level:</b> Easy <b><br>Time Required:</b> Less than one hour <b>Project Cost:</b> Roughly $5 per growler (beer not included)<p>Kristi came up with …

GIFT KITS YOU CAN MAKE AND YOUR KIDS CREATE - Kids Activities

[Update: Back In Stock] Deal Alert: 8BitDo NES30 Bluetooth Mobile Controller Is Going For $29.99 (25% Off) On StackSocial

<b>Update 9/26/14</b>: Sold out.<p><b>Update 11/17/14</b>: The NES30 has been restocked after quickly selling out back in September.<p>Last weekend we published an …

3D Printed Lego Action Figure Rig

Anyone that’s a fan of animated Japanese robots has probably dreamed of building one. After (hopefully quickly) realizing that this just wasn’t going to happen, making a model might have been a better option. For those of us that don’t have the patience or steady hand to paint a plastic model, …

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

How-To: Homemade Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles Lunches

Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt<p>It’s about time for the leaves to start changing color and the air to get chilly, so it might be nice to whip yourself up some hot lunches to bring to work with you, along with a toasty cup of green tea. An electric kettle or microwave are all you’ll need to cook …

6 Ways to Get the Go-Ahead for Your Sustainability Idea

Arduino-Powered Alarm System Has All The Bells And Whistles

Put aside all of the projects that use an Arduino to blink a few LEDs or drive one servo motor. [IngGaro]’s latest project uses the full range of …

Electric Go-Cart Has Arduino Brains

Oh how times have changed. Back in the 30’s the VW Beetle was designed to be cheap, simple and easy for the typical owner to maintain themselves. …

9 Unique Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

Opting for ice cream at home doesn't mean it has to be boring.<p>You can mix up your frozen-treat game with these clever ice cream sandwich recipes. …

Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap

How to Make Giant Halloween Spiders<p>Beeswax Wrap - Reusable Substitution for Plastic Wrap<p>TerraDome : Mini Tropical Greenhouse With Arduino<p>Starting a …

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DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner | Hunker

credit: Debbie Williams<p>Step 1<p>Supplies for this project are cheap and readily available. Five gallon buckets can often be recycled from painters or …

25 Delicious Camping Recipes / Six Sisters' Stuff | Six Sisters' Stuff

If you are heading out to do some camping for the 4th of July,<br>check out this list of “25 Delicious Camping Recipes.”<br>Your family will love them!<p>Click …

Rainbow Bubble Snakes

A New and colorful way to blow bubbles ~ Rainbow Bubble Snakes<p>Summer is here and our family is SO excited! The kids are planning and scheming about …

SketchUp : Word processing for 3D printer

That’s not the name of a new tomato sauce. SketchUp is the MS Word-like editor of the 3D world. Modeling a fully customized lamp without special skills, in less than 5 minutes ? This is possible, thanks to SketchUp.<p>Denis and is team from Adebeo, demonstrated how they do it on the SketchUp Heroes …

How To Make Stunning Glow Jars For Outdoor Parties

This is a post I had to share. What a cool looking addition to an outdoor party – glow jars.<p>They are easy to make, just like the LED canning jar …

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Drip Irrigation for Raised Bed Gardens - Organic Gardening

Drip Irrigation Simplifies and Improves Your Garden<p>If you garden in raised beds, there is no improvement that will save you time and enhance results …

DIY Wind Turbine - Renewable Energy

Maybe you reside on a boat, vacation in a remote cabin, or live off-grid like me. Or perhaps you’re just interested in lowering your energy bill. …