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Patchnride 60-second puncture repair system - first look

This all-new take on puncture repair, known as the Patchnride, is straight out of Hollywood. It claims to be able to repair a punctured tyre without …

Survival

Our tips, tricks, tactics and tales will help you get out of whatever it is you've gotten yourself into.

Black And White Optical Illusion Dance Will Freak Your Eyes Out (VIDEO)

Just when you thought you could trust your eyes, this video had to come along.<p>Complete with a polka-rock soundtrack, this crazy optical illusion dance makes it nearly impossibly to keep the dancers' legs and bodies straight from one another.<p>In the video, a group of young girls clad in body-hugging …

How to Clean a Cartridge Type Swimming Pool Filter

Above ground swimming pools offer a lot of fun and exercise in the summer time, but they can become expensive to maintain. For those who want to save …

How to Speak Basic French

1<p><b>Memorize a new phrase or two every day and use them as part of your daily speech.</b> Start by learning the more common and well-known words and …

France

Never Lose Your Wallet Again With The SmartWallit

Losing your wallet is one of the biggest headaches ever! But now it doesn’t have to be with SmartWallit. This Kickstarter campaign wants to eliminate …

This Device Turns A Charcoal Stove Into A Cell Phone Charger

Also it might provide electricity to the undeveloped world.<p>VOTO is a new device that turns fire into a power source for cell phones. Now, where there's fire, there can be modern civilization!<p>The key is a fire-activated fuel cell. The fuel-cell end of the device is placed into a stove, below the …

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

Hurricane Sandy

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

iOS

How to Effectively Use the Notes App in iOS & OS X

The Notes app. It's been around since day-one in the life of iOS. The Mac version is now available for Mountain Lion, and it's fully …

Review: i-FlashDrive HD a flash drive for iPads, iPhones, and laptops

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just plug a flash drive into your iPhone or iPad when you want to transfer a file or you’re short on storage? …

RunKeeper for Pebble (hands-on): What the Pebble should have been all along

The popular fitness app RunKeeper now works for Pebble. This is exactly what the Pebble smartwatch needed in the first place: purpose.<p>When the Pebble watch unveiled its first Kickstarter videos, it seemed like a magic device. Some features, like health-tracking apps, played a major role in that …

Ten Reasons To Live In A Van

<i>Ken Ilgunas is the author of Walden on Wheels: On The Open Road from Debt to Freedom ($15.95, Amazon Publishing/New Harvest)</i><p>Once upon a time, I lived in a van for two years at Duke University. When I enrolled in grad school I was broke and desperate, possessing little more than a suitcase full of …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

Windows 8.1 Preview Includes Netflix HTML5 Streaming Support

If you have already given the new Microsoft Windows 8.1 Preview a go after it was made available to all by Microsoft for free. You might have already …

Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Now Available For PC And Mac

Leisure Suit Larry was a fun and funny game way back in the 80’s/90’s. So it is good news that Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded will launch today. This is …

Gear & Gadgets

Touring Quadricycle Lets You Put The Kids Up Front

Sometimes, I think Hammacher Schlemmer is just a front for some guy who wants to import weird bicycles but is somehow embarrassed about it. These are …

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor provides full-size performance in a smaller package

Remember the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning? It was Ford‘s own take on a sport truck that was modeled after the company’s existing F-150. It featured a …

Waterproof Your iPhone with The $20 NeverWet Spray You Can Buy at Home Depot (video)

I’m still waiting on my order of NeverWet Spray. Okay, honestly, I just haven’t made it to Home Depot. But don’t let my laziness deprive you of all …

The Keychain Crow Bar is the Only Universal Key You'll Ever Need

I receive an unorthodox amount of packages. I also often find myself trying to tear or break things open, such as the plastic that often surrounds …

Cute