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Test Internet Speed from Command Line on Windows, Mac and Linux

In order to test our broadband speed, we generally visit online speed testing sites like Speedtest.net or Fast.com, however there are many a times we …

Linux

9 home security systems you can install yourself

Watch over your castle with these contract-free home security systems.<p>Do-it-yourself home security companies aren't like the ADTs and Vivints of the world. Instead of locking you into a multiyear contract, most DIY systems give you the flexibility to chose how and when you monitor your home. That …

This tiny Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket will ship in November

The Sirius A--a desktop PC crammed into a device not much bigger than a phone--will begin shipping from November 20th.<p>The tiny, wedge-shaped computer …

Windows 10 Tip: Keep your apps organized with virtual desktops

Happy Monday! We’ve showed you how you can easily view and manage all the apps and programs you have open at once with Task View and Snap – today, …

Apps

Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs

With Core i9, the Intel vs. AMD battle rages anew. Announced Tuesday at Computex in Taipei, Intel’s answer to AMD’s 16-core, 32-thread Threadripper is an 18-core, 36-thread monster microprocessor of its own, tailor-made for elite PC enthusiasts.The Core i9 Extreme Edition i9-7980XE, what Intel …

Computer Hardware

4 Free Router OS Turns Old PC Into High Performance Router And Enterprise Network Switch

If you have an old Windows Desktop PC laying around collecting dust, why not turn it into a gateway and router for your home (overkill and waste of …

Linux

How to Make an Origami Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter From One Square Sheet of Paper

Joe of How To Origami has created a fantastic tutorial on how to make an origami <i>Star Wars</i> X-wing starfighter from one square sheet of paper. The full …

Remix OS For PC Coming Mid-January, Will Let You Install Android Onto Whatever Intel-Based Hardware You Want

I like Android. There, I said it. Sometimes I feel so attached that I wish I could use the platform on my laptop as well. I've done most of my …

How to Find Your Windows PC’s Serial Number

Windows doesn’t display your PC’s serial number anywhere in its interface, and neither do popular system information tools. But you can often find a …

Software

Android TV builds based on Nougat are now available for the Raspberry Pi 3

Android TV is my favorite pick for putting content up on the big screen, but there aren’t a lot of options available when it comes to hardware. The best bang for your buck option is probably the Xiaomi Mi Box, but since this is Android, there are always some crazy ways to build on new hardware. …

Raspberry Pi

How To Make Your Own Tripod

Keeping your camera stable is vital to getting good shots and quality video. That's why using tripod to keep your camera in place will greatly …

This Image Tells a Poignant Story: The Japanese Legend of 1000 Cranes & the Atomic Bomb (VIDEO)

Japanese folklore holds that the Gods will grant a single wish to any person who can fold 1,000 origami paper cranes. Inspired by this legend, …

Japan

How to Make Your Windows 10 Computer Work Like New Again

Reinstalling Windows is an easy way to fix a PC that’s been giving you problems. It can resolve most common issues including lagging to mysterious …

Operating Systems

How to get Android apps running on (almost) any Chromebook right now [Video]

The addition of Android apps to Chrome OS is a big deal, but sadly it’s also taking a while for Google to push that functionality to all models. So far only three Chromebooks can officially run Android apps, and while more are on the way, there are still plenty of Chromebook users who will be …

Google

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

Xiaomi’s first MacBook clone will be a powerhouse

Like most of the products in its lineup, Xiaomi’s next big thing will be inspired by Apple. But it won’t be another iPhone clone. Instead, the Chinese firm is building its very own MacBook rival, and leaked specifications suggest it will be a tiny powerhouse.<p>Xiaomi has a reputation for following …

MacBook Air

You Can Hit A Hook On Command

These set-up tips will teach you how to work the ball to the left.<p>The majority of the time, you should be trying to hit the ball straight. There’s no need to make the game more complicated, but every once in a while, you’re going to be in a situation where it’d be really useful to be able to hit a …

Golf

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Computer Hardware

Yes, you heard us … almost 10 years after Apple’s mobile operating system first saw its launch as the then named iPhone OS, the next update to iOS will (finally) allow you to remove the majority of Apple’s space-guzzling pre-installed apps. That’s because the company on Monday uploaded almost all of its native stock iOS […]

Yes, you heard us … almost <b>10 years</b> after Apple’s mobile operating system first saw its launch as the then named <i>iPhone OS</i>, the next update to iOS will …

iOS

Dopamine for Windows expertly handles your local music library

It’s crazy to think that I’ve been using Winamp as my go-to desktop music player for nearly two decades now. The app has always been the best looking tool for the job, and made light work of managing my collection as it grew from a handful of MP3 snippets to a 350GB library of locally stored …

Music Industry

How to Build Your Own Power Generator

The ultimate goal of every respectable prepper is to get off the grid completely and live a free, happy and fulfilling life, enjoying nature and the …

Renewable Energy

Making Your Own Coffee Can Forge

Soup can, paint can, coffee can forge. Lots of people seem to think that casting and forging is out of their grasp, technically, financially, and in terms of the risks involved. Certainly getting deeply into smithing can mean all of that, but it’s really not that hard to create your own micro force …

Party-Ready Patio: 4 DIY Fire Pit Projects You Can Make This Weekend

This mid-spring weather is a fickle thing, isn't she? One moment you're entertaining guests with cold drinks on your sunny patio, and before you know …

Landscaping

These images of Japanese American incarceration were embargoed for almost 30 years

In the late spring of 1942, The Andrews Sisters' jaunty "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" was on its steady rise to the top of the charts; the “taut and poignant” romance "This Above All" premiered in theaters; and winter crops were ripening to maturity in California's sun-drenched fields.<p>But this …

Backblaze's DIY Pod 6.0 can be scaled to house 480TB of data

Building your own server ‘pod’ isn’t exceedingly <i>hard</i>, but Backblaze just made it far easier with its new Pod 6.0 scheme, which can house up to 480TB of memory.<p>Backblaze also says it can deliver storage at a mere $0.036 per gigabyte, which it claims is about 1/4 the cost of Amazon, Google or …

Cloud Computing

Here’s how to upgrade your 16GB Nexus to 64GB

Google made the whole mobile industry excited when it first introduced the Project Ara concept but sadly, the project is still an ongoing project. …

Mobile Technology

Local Experts

When brothers Jim and Will Pattiz visited their first national park four years ago, their lives changed forever.“Stepping foot inside a... Read …

U.S. Road Trip: 50 States 50 National Parks

<b>In 2015 I took a 10 month solo road trip through all 50 states and to every national park in the lower 48, and what a long strange trip it was.</b><p>Exotic travel, especially among millennials, has become an increasingly romanticized "life-experience" milestone, and for a good reason, no doubt. Who …

Utah: Bryce and Zion national parks by day, posh resort stay by night

Who says you have to rough it on your next visit to Bryce Canyon National Park?<p>To mark the centennial of the National Park Service this year, the luxurious Red Mountain Resort in southwestern Utah will take you there -- and throw in a pedicure too.<p>The Find Your Park Essential Retreat package takes …

National Parks