Paul Desorcy

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Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Giveaway: Win a Nikon D810 or Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Worth $3,000

<b>Update</b>: This giveaway is now over and the winner has been selected. Please see below for the announcement.<p>We’re back with another big giveaway as a …

Videography

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Quantum Physics

DARPA FLASH

Military technology for safer firefighting<p>DARPA FLASH allows for realtime communication for firefighters, crucial for battling fires and search-and-rescue missions.<p>Read the full story here or dive into the entire list of Best Of What's New winners

Hacker Mitnick has a plan to help you stay safe online (Q&A)

Even famed hacker Kevin Mitnick -- labeled a "computer terrorist" by the FBI in the '90s -- worries about getting hacked.<p>But he doesn't want you to. So he's now writing a book called "The Art of Invisibility" that shares his advice on how to stay safe online. It starts, he said, by making sure all …

Information Systems

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'

Don't install software from the Web unless it's directly from the company that made it. If you do install software, make sure you update it. And whatever you do, don't open attachments emailed to you by spammers.<p>These are just a few warnings from Brian Krebs, an investigative journalist and …

How to Recalibrate Your Camera’s Focus

You just bought a new DSLR and you just can’t wait to start shooting great images. But wait, there’s a problem. Your camera somehow can’t seem to …

Cameras

How to Supercool Water: A SciShow Experiment

Humor: 5 Easy Steps to Becoming an ‘Official Photographer’

The folks at the not-always-politically-correct Facebook page Being Satan hit the nail on the head with this list of 5 steps that describe how to …

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NASA CUTS LIVE SPACE FEED! HD UFO APPEARS AT ISS 2014

3D Printer Shootout at America Makes

Moore's Law and The Secret World Of Ones And Zeroes

Amazon CEO's team recovers Apollo 11 engines from Atlantic Ocean

What goes up must come down, and the five F-1 rocket engines that powered Apollo 11 into space are no exception. A few minutes after liftoff July 16, …

Here's How To Make XXL Watermelon Jell-O Shots

This is the most fun you can have with four ingredients.<p><i>Recipe by Christine Byrne</i><p>Makes about 30 wedge shots<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 12–16 pound watermelon<p>4 cups vodka<p>4 3-ounce boxes red Jell-O mix<p>2 1-ounce boxes unflavored gelatin<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. Using a large chef's knife, cut the watermelon into two equal …

How to Add a Backyard Shed for Storage or Living

Most of us can use more space, whether it’s for working, storing or doing hobbies. But adding square footage to an existing home can be time …

Wood Gas Camp Stove

Make a simple tin-can stove that costs 99 cents, runs for free, and sequesters carbon as you cook.<p>Nearly half the world’s population cooks and heats using solid fuel, much of it burning up in pits that have seen no improvement since Homo erectus first tamed fire.<p>This is not a small problem: …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Weekend Projects - Vinyl Digitizer Phono Preamp

Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners

<i>Adam Benzion is the founder of Entirely—a Seattle startup focused on social innovation, keen on connecting more people in more places to create special things together.</i><p><i>“Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”— Steve Jobs</i><p>Anyone who’s paying …

The "Perfectly Optimized" Page

The “Perfectly Optimized” Page infographic states that there is no such thing as a “Perfect Page”. But don’t be discouraged! Moz.com presents 3 key …

Photoshop Tutorial - Desaturated Portrait Look

As Desktop Declines, Mobile Search Boosts Google Revenue

Google’s revenue from search ads on U.S. computers fell for the first time last year and will decline another 7% this year, according to a new report, but overall U.S. advertising revenue will continue to rise due to the rapid growth of the mobile ad market.<p>The report by research firm eMarketer …

How to Protect Your Website From Negative SEO

10 min read<p>This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>The entire SEO industry experienced a major transformation over the past two years. As a result, many online marketers have dramatically changed their strategies. Ranking high in Google for competitive keywords is not as easy as it was three …

Authentication

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?

Face it: We’ve gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they’ve all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but for the most part, our SERPs …

The Pocket Drone: A Kickstarter Success Story

With a few more days to go, The Pocket Drone has raised $766,041 from 1,644 backers on Kickstarter. It is by far the largest, most successful drone Kickstarter project <b>ever</b>.<p>The secret of this tricopter’s success, which 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson called “well-engineered,” appears to lie in its …

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