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Build This Beautiful Concrete Bench

Concrete furniture lasts forever—especially when you build it like a pro.<p>Concrete furniture lasts forever—especially when you build it like a pro.

Magic Tank Promises Peace of Mind in a Plastic Bottle

I'm one of those hopeless optimists who firmly believe thoselast few miles can be eeked from the precious few drops of fuel remaining inthe tank, and get you where you're going before you finally bother refueling.I've also sputtered to a stop and hiked to a gas station, jerrycan underarm, enough …

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Add an invisible keyboard to Android devices 4.0 and up

Fleksy just came out of private beta, and now it's available on the Google Play store for everyone to try it out. It has its own classic-style keyboard layout, a compact mode, and better yet -- invisible mode. You're probably wondering why you might want to use a keyboard you can't actually see. …

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Get the KitKat launcher now

For most, getting your hands on Android 4.4 (KitKat) involves either buying a<p>Nexus 5or waiting for your carrier to give their blessing on an over-the-air update. Neither option thrills me.<p>If you're hungry for a taste of KitKat on your existing Android phone, CNET How To covers everything from …

DIY Bass: How to Install a Car Subwoofer

It's one of the easiest upgrades you can do to your car's audio system, and a DIY subwoofer will have you kicking the bass with the best of them.<p><b>One of the cheapest and easiest upgrades</b> for your car's audio system is a DIY subwoofer. A subwoofer improves the sound of your system by enhancing bass …

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How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

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Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 141<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

Quick Bike-Preservation Tips for the Home Mechanic

It's hard to keep your two-wheeled pride and joy looking and riding like it just rolled off the bike shop floor after many years and miles. But a few simple steps will help you preserve your bike in the best possible condition.<p><b>Keep it Clean</b><p>A clean bike is a well-riding bike. Clean your bike after …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

10 Retro DIY Projects To Do Before Summer Ends

Including a backyard trampoline, a playhouse built from window blinds, a flying saucer that doubles as a water ski, and more<p>Summer is almost over SIGH. If you're eager to squeeze in some last-minute leisure, check out these retro do-it-yourself projects, culled from the <i>Popular Science</i> archives. …

Chained to your gear? Juice it with this bracelet charger

We all feel like slaves to our relentless, 24/7 jobs sometimes. That's why there's no shame in flaunting your digital servitude with these electronic handcuffs handy wrist chargers from Japan.<p>Leave it to the tireless gadget salarymen at Thanko to help keep our electronics always on and demanding …

Gear & Gadgets

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I pulled the trigger. I'm glad I did, first the HA-RX700 doesn't look or feel like a cheap headphone. Better yet, it …

Consumer Tech

10 Search Tricks for Smarter Googling

Keep inane and junky websites out of your Search results and make Google work for you.<p><b>SEARCH</b> tools site:popularmechanics.com<p><i>searches the site popularmechanics.com for tools</i><p><b>SEARCH</b> 1900..2000 presidents<p><i>finds presidents between 1900 and 2000</i><p><b>SEARCH</b> William * Clinton<p><i>searches for</i> William <i>and</i> Clinton <i>with</i> …

5 Secrets of a Super-Green House

Some of the methods for creating the greenest home possible are simple and DIY-friendly. Others, no so much.<p>Builders in Ontario have completed what they say could be the most environmentally friendly house in Canada, and reading though the partial list of features, I believe them.<p><b>Low-Hanging Fruit</b><p>A …

Improve sound quality on your Android

Attention audiophiles: there's a more satisfying way to improve music EQ than using what's stocked on your Android device. Check out this app and enhance your listening experience!

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

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