Francois Laplante

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No Man’s Sky: How To Get To The Centre Of The Galaxy

No Man’s Sky is a gentle space exploration game, right? It’s all about traveling unaided, taking your time, discovering the marvels of a vast …

Use these Mac menu bar apps to get more done

These lightweight, powerful and helpful applications will help you get more done on your Mac.<p>Mac menu bar apps are a great way to keep information or services -- such as clipboard managers and calendars -- out of sight but no more than a click away. This makes them great for visualizing status …

Embrace your inner DJ with McDonald's McTrax placemat

Would you like a side of sick beats with those french fries? McDonald's Netherlands has you covered with the McTrax Placemat, a sheet of paper that allows you to connect with your smartphone to channel your inner Diplo.<p>The placemat, built in conjunction with digital production agency This Page …

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How to Make a Wooden Speaker For Your Phone

This DIY speaker makes an attractive and rugged dance party companion.<p>Your iPhone's dinky speaker will suffice for speakerphone calls and listening to podcasts while you cook, but it's hardly adequate for properly enjoying music. Bluetooth portable speakers are a great solution, sure. But for …

Woodworking

Franz for Mac puts all your chat services in a single place

It feels like my life is constantly being invaded by new chat apps that don’t work together, so I have far too many windows open at any given time to accommodate them all.<p>Franz, a new app by Vienna-based designer Stefan Malzner, tries to fix that by putting as many services as possible in the same …

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9 USB-C accessories to give your new gadgets a boost

Ready or not, USB-C is the port of the future. There weren't many devices with the new, tiny, reversible USB-C port this time last year, but that's …

To combat app overload, Apple and Google should look to Amazon

It’s hard to believe that when the iPhone launched in 2007, Apple planned to eschew third-party native apps altogether. From that nearly missed opportunity, iOS went on to not only change course and offer the App Store, but to create a blueprint for mobile software distribution that has been …

How to run Android on any computer, just like Windows

Say you need to run Android apps on an actual computer, be it a laptop or a desktop. What do you do? One option starting this week will be to …

A Cabinet with A Bluetooth High-Definition Speaker

With its trumpet-shaped speaker, the Caruso music cabinet might make you think of old gramophones, but it’s outfitted with a Bluetooth, …

Incredible free app makes older Android phones feel like new high-end flagships

If you’re a hardcore gadget fan, you likely upgrade your smartphone once a year as new flagship phones come out. No, there’s nothing wrong with the …

Turn your old laptop into a Chromebook with Neverware’s CloudReady

If you have ever wanted to turn your old laptop into a Chromebook, that is now possible with Neverware’s CloudReady. In a partnership with Google, …

People opening themselves to attack by using adblocking apps

Apple delivered an official way to block ads in Safari with the release of iOS 9 in September, but there’s a growing trend of people attempting to block <i>every</i> ad in iOS, and doing dangerous things to get there.<p>Been, which received a large amount of press coverage, is one of these bad ideas.<p>The app …

IKEA RUNNEN: From floor to wall

Prompted by the question whether there is a hack for the IKEA RUNNEN floor deck tiles.<p>This is the hack my brother Johan, had for his ugly concrete …

A Photographer Took Delightfully Messy Photos Of Meals In Mid-Air

Sometimes it takes the most meticulously-laid plans to achieve true chaos, and no one understands this better than London-based photographer Piotr …

This Homemade Instant Camera Uses Raspberry Pi and a Thermal Printer

Photographer Arvid Larsson recently made himself a portable instant camera that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi computer camera and thermal receipt …

Backup your SMS, MMS and call log automatically - Android customization

We can back up nearly anything to the cloud, but text messages usually go bye bye when you switch handsets or factory reset a phone. We want to make sure that everyone is looking after their data. Specifically, we want to make sure you are backing up your SMS messages. I know at least our Canadian …

10 Reasons Why Cold Brew Coffee Is Buzzing Up Java Junkies And Average Joes...#8 Will Blow Your Mind!

<b>People are using cold brew to get artisanal with their coffee.</b> Heck, even Starbucks is rollin’ out the chilly sauce in stores across America! Well, …

How to Photograph Swirling Splashes of Liquid

Shooting splashes is always great fun, even if it’s a simple image with a coffee cup and a falling piece of refined sugar. Plus, there is always so …

Photography

Design You Trust

Portraits of men and women from Martinique through a collection of old postcards.<p>Like most of the Lesser Antilles, Martinique was built by volcanoes. …

Galaxy S6 features either ISOCELL or Sony image sensors

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge come sporting cutting edge camera technology, which was believed to be based on the Sony sensor found in the Note 4. However, it turns out that Samsung is also supplying the sensors in some of its S6 smartphones itself, but it’s pot-luck as to whether you’ll end up …

Design You Trust

There’s a website called Sukima Nurse that offers pictures of a Japanese nurse holding unusual objects in a hospital and similar locales. The …

Stop Google from tracking your voice

Here's how to listen to and delete recordings on your Google account, and how to stop them from being saved to begin with.<p>When you ask Google a question, these recordings are automatically saved to your Google account. While the recordings are only accessible by you, they may include some private …

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Dot World’s Smallest Bluetooth Headset

The ultra compact wireless headset provides a totally low-profile way to answer you calls and enjoy music on the go. Like the feature? Let’s keep …

The Most Useful WordPress Plugins That You Need To Know About

Plugins transform WordPress into a completely functional site. There are lots and lots of plugins to choose from and some are not so easy to …

Home | Reunion Island Coffee

So, after wading through Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this series on tasting you [...]<p>Well if you’re reading this, you’ve either stuck through Part …

The Fuji X100T — Tools and Toys

Photography is inquisitive. A photographer poses questions and offers answers through imagery. The Fuji X100T is the answer to an unpopular question: …