Jim McGrath

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Using Surplus Laptops For Tethered Remote Control

This post is a quick guide to how I used an old netbook and my Samsung Chromebook to remote control my Canon EOS 600D.<p>The netbook (A Packard Bell …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

Shaking the 8-Ball: Apollo 8's Alternative Mission Profiles

<i>Want to (sort of) relive Apollo 8? In honour of the 45th anniversary of this awesome flight, I’ll be live tweeting major mission events, complete with relevant images and video clips, starting with crew ingress at 4:58 am EST on December 21! Follow me, @astVintageSpace, for a</i> …

100GB SurDoc cloud storage available for free, SSL encryption and Android support included

Android users looking for more cloud storage options should check out SurDoc’s plans that offer 100GB of free storage complete with Android support and “military-grade SSL security encryption.”<p>There are plenty of cloud backup services out there, some more popular than the others, but SurDoc’s plans …

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HOWTO create an invisible Christmas tree

Not Martha's 2010 tutorial for creating a Christmas tree bauble mobile that looks like an invisible tree is great, simple, and disarmingly …

15 Holiday Must-Haves for the Movie Lover

From horror and sci-fi to classics and TV, any of these 15 releases can make the perfect gift for your friendly neighborhood cinephile.<p>From horror and sci-fi to classics and TV, any of these 15 releases can make the perfect gift for your friendly neighborhood cinephile.

What We've Learned So Far From the Asiana Flight 214 Investigation

Five months have passed since Asiana Flight 214 wrecked while trying to land at San Francisco airport, killing three and injuring nearly 200 passengers. The National Transportation Safety Board held a lengthy hearing to announce what went wrong on board the 777.<p><b>As the National Transportation Safety</b> …

10 Discontinued Cars We're Going to Miss

Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in 2013. This week we'll be a lot kinder because we're looking at the models that are disappearing altogether or making way for generation 2014, but that we'd love to have in our garage.<p>Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in …

The 30 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, …

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10 Geeky Gifts for Last-Minute Shoppers

You're an 11th hour Christmas shopper? No problem. Use the remaining shopping days to grab this gear for your favorite geek.<p>You're an 11th hour Christmas shopper? No problem. Use the remaining shopping days to grab this gear for your favorite geek.

Build Your Own Photo Booth

Plus! A 1932 DIY pocket camera from the pages of Popular Science"<p>NOW: INSTAGRAM PHOTO BOOTH<p>Alexander Morris lugged a camera around everywhere during high school, making him the unofficial class photographer. Even after he graduated last year, his alma mater in Antrim, Northern Ireland, asked him to …

M-22 House Runs on Geothermal and Hydropower in Northern Michigan

The M-22 House by Michael Fitzhugh fits within Northern Michigan's landscape while also taking advantage of renewable energy available on site. …

14 Fun DIY Gifts to Make for Everyone on Your Holiday List

Get crafty this holiday season and trade in bland, mass-made gifts for one-of-a-kind presents your friends and family will love. All you need is a …

10 House Plants to Give During the Holidays

The halls would not be deck without a house plant or two brightening things up in time for the holidays -- from traditional to exotic to quirky, the …

Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Casserole

A classic recipe that tastes like it came right out of grandma's kitchen.

3 simple sneaky ingredient swaps for healthier baking

There is undeniable beauty in baking. The way in which flour, fat and sugar coalesce into cake, cookies and other assorted confections is nothing …

After Facing Down Ammonia Leak, This Astronaut Will Help Crew During Spacewalks

When you learned to drive a car for the first time, remember how comforting it was to have an experienced driver beside you, able to anticipate the …

Space Science

Hubble Looks but Finds No Trace of Comet ISON

On December 18, the Hubble Space Telescope slewed to Comet ISON’s expected position and found nothing down to the incredibly faint magnitude of 25. …

10 Cool Things NASA Did In 2013

As usual, we did lots of awesome stuff at NASA this year. It's hard not to do cool things when your job description includes "explore space." You can check out our full list of 2013 accomplishments here, but here are a few of our favorites:<p><b>Also, one of our launches got photobombed by this frog.</b><p><b>And</b> …