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TOP 10 DIY Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …

Raspberry Pi

Watch a Guitar Get Made From Scratch in This Hour-Long Documentary

0<p>SHARES<p>Ever taken a look at a handmade, luthier-crafted guitar and wondered how such a complex instrument could be made from scratch? If so, then …

Guitar

HumBeatz for iOS/Android magically translates vocals to MIDI instruments/drums [Video]

We have covered our fair share of interesting music-related iOS apps over the years. While most of our attention is spent on the more professional side of things with products from Moog, Cubasis, Akai and other companies of that nature, every once in a while a new product pops up on the more casual …

Cakewalk Returns, Now Available for Free

Music software brand had been acquired by—and then, last November, closed by—Gibson Brands.<p>867<p>SHARES<p>Cakewalk—a music software brand most known for …

The 15 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 10th</b><p>The sci-fi genre currently splits the difference between niche entertainment and the mainstream, providing diehard nerds and folks looking for a simple good time with a common ground on which they can unite and share in their enthusiasm. There was a time when tales of aliens, …

Science Fiction Movies

Our 10 Most-Popular Recipes Right Now

Count down through the top ten recipes our fans are cooking the most today.<p>Matt Armendariz, 2015<p>Don't fix what ain't broke, right? Simple and …

This $12 tool lets you hang pictures and paintings perfectly without ever having to measure

I moved about six months ago, and I still haven’t hung up a single piece of art. It’s not that I like having bare walls, it’s just that hanging art …

Transform Those Spotty Bananas into These 19 Desserts

When buying a bunch of bananas, I always start out with the best intentions. I’m going to eat them as a healthy on-the-go snack, or slice them over my morning cereal or yogurt. I’m going to tuck them into the side pocket of my backpack to save me from hanger. But inevitably, I don’t eat all of the …

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED bulbs either. The solution? Swap them for modern switches.<p>This guide will take …

Home Automation

All Your Questions About Painting Kitchen Cabinets, Answered

Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job (even if you have a tiny kitchen!), so it makes sense that you'd have a lot of questions about the process. …

3 Ways to Make Sure Painted Kitchen Cabinets Hold Up

If you're going to go through all the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets (it is not exactly a quick or easy project!), you want to make sure it's …

Marble vs. Quartz: Which Is the More Popular Selling Feature?

<i>Selling your home means identifying the most in-demand design elements. But you might be surprised as to what those elements actually end up being when the numbers get crunched. We worked with Trulia to find out what buyers want and what you can highlight.</i><p>From trendiness to vintage appeal to …

Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch

For only $15, you'll be learning by doing.<p>It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining …

Arduino

Eventide and Newfangled Audio are letting you download their $99 EQuivocate ‘human ear’ EQ plugin for free

<b>Presented by Eventide but developed by Newfangled Audio, EQuivocate is an EQ plugin with a difference that you can download for free until the end of</b> …

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.<p>While …

The 6 Best Home Upgrades for Under $1,000

These strategic improvements will go the furthest.<p>Pop quiz: Would you rather buy a home with 1990s laminate countertops or pristine marble? It seems …

The Best Primer for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your kitchen cabinets is easy — it's all the prep that goes into it that's hard. Removing the doors (and getting everything labeled so you …

5 projects that cost $1500 or less and can up the value of your home

You don’t have to drop major dough to get top dollar in the real estate market<p>It’s the little things.<p>Real estate agents have a saying that it’s …

Home Improvement

Quartz vs. Granite Countertops: Pros and Cons

When deciding on new countertops, you’ll want to take several bits and pieces into consideration. Do you go with granite; a popular, trendy choice? …

Home Improvement

How to play walking basslines

<b>BASS WEEK</b><b>: Every chord change in the blues should be viewed as an opportunity to create harmonic movement and interest for the listener. This</b> …

It’s Time to Talk About the Hottest 2017 Kitchen Trends (and How to Make Them Work for You)

Shop a similar look: Pendant | Barstool | Copper Kitchen Accessories<p>Designing a state-of-the-art kitchen is one of the top items on every homeowner’s …

7 Cabinet Paint Brands You Can Rely On for a Flawless Finish

Given the staggering cost of new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, it's no wonder that homeowners often look to painting as a cost-effective alternative …

When Bad Things Happen to Good Kitchens

Kitchens renovations happen when homeowners break down and just can't handle their current spaces anymore. What's making people so unhappy each time …

How to play bass like James Jamerson

<b>BASS WEEK</b><b>: Few bass players have appeared on as many hit records as James Jamerson.</b><p>Having cut his teeth performing nightly on the Detroit club scene, …

Smart DIYers Know to Avoid These 6 Amateur Mistakes

The savings. The personal satisfaction. The increased resale value. Taking on your own kitchen remodel can deliver countless financial and emotional …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

The three best decisions I made when planning my kitchen

When I set about my kitchen redesign I thought long and hard about how I wanted it to be. I knew that I wanted it to be bright, white and light …

20 small, modern and spectacular kitchens!

Just like in any part of the house, the kitchen also requires a certain amount of inspiration when it comes to actualising a theme that will make it …

Selling Your Home? Buyers Love These 7 Design Features

So you should probably have them in your house<p>Staging your home to sell can feel more like an art than a science—stack these books here, pull this chair over there—but Trulia recently looked to the numbers to determine the features most often used as selling points. The real-estate site looked …

Real Estate

Home Improvements That Waste Your Money

The more money you put into your home, the more you get out of it, right? While there are some minor maintenance tasks that you will need to do to …

Home Improvement