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Google is now selling an Ethernet adapter for the Chromecast for only $15

If you live in an area where you can’t get a good wireless signal or would rather prefer an Ethernet connection for your Internet needs, Google has just released a product to its web store that will make using your Chromecast much easier. The newest little accessory in the Google Store is a …

Android News

PiFi Mini - The ultimate Raspberry Pi boombox

This post is about a project I've spent a considerable amount of time on, my goal was to not only create something that I would want to use but also …

Bemo wants to turn your old smart phone into a new smart thermostat

An intriguing new Kickstarter campaign wants to turn old Android and iOS devices into Nest-like smart thermostats.<p>For lots of us, buying a new smartphone means selling our old one for pennies on the dollar. San Jose-based start-up Wise Labs, LLC thinks it has a better way with Bemo, a clever device …

Home Automation

The MOD Duo Wants to be the Last Guitar Pedal You Own

Digital guitar pedals can be great. They offer a huge range of sounds via various pedals and that’s sort of the problem. They’re digital, but you’re only getting (if you’re lucky) a few effects. The MOD Duo digital pedal uses an open platform to offer you as many effects as the community can …

Build an Internet-Connected Alarm Clock with an Arduino

Your smartphone makes a great smart alarm clock, but not everyone wants their phone next to their bed all the time. Instead, Make shows you how to …

Power Pack for Amateur Radio Field Operation

<b>Low Cost Emergency Power Pack for Field Deployment of Amateur Radio</b><p><b>by Dr. Carol F. Milazzo, KP4MD (posted 10 July 2014)<br>E-mail: [email protected]</b><p>This …

Amateur Radio

Convert a Lawn Mower into a Generator - Horizontal Mount (Part 1)

Home Brew Power! Convert a Lawn Mower Engine into a Generator<p>This article is based on a submission by David Hooper (with additions from the crew at …

Arduino

5 Essential Add-Ons For Dropbox

Many of us rely on Dropbox for file syncing and backup, but you might not be aware of all the different extensions and services that you can plug …

Highly mobile packet radio

As seen in the May 2015 QST!<p>Introducing the Mobilinkd Bluetooth APRS® TNC. With your radio, your Android phone and this TNC, you have everything you …

Android Phones

Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Bluetooth Receiver for Your Car Stereo

If you have an older car without Bluetooth built into it, you can buy adapters to do so. But, Redditor parkerlreed decided to create his own system …

The Ultimate Survival Tin

Introduction: The Ultimate Survival Tin<p>I know, I know, exactly what your thinking "great another survival tin" but just take a look. Some of the …

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Build a Space-Saving Multi-Utility Desk From a Single Sheet of Plywood

The HomeMade Modern blog made a multi-utility desk out of a single sheet of plywood that will make you want to rush out and buy it. Except you can't …

The Bug Out Bag

Most of our go bags only borrow the name, featuring the things we like to carry on a regular basis. Reader Scott Kelley takes his gear a little more …

What's The Best VPN Service Provider?

<b>Follow this format for your vote, including the bold print</b>. If you don't, it won't be counted:<p><b>AN IMAGE OR SCREENSHOT OF THE BEST VPN SERVICE</b> …

Shopping

Piper home security system gets an Android app

Blacksumac announces Android app for its Piper DIY security system.<p>If you haven't<p>read my reviewof Blacksumac's Piper home security system, here's the gist: it's a cute, compact $239 device complete with a 180-degree fish-eye lens, a 1080p camera sensor, motion-detection capabilities, environmental …

Smart Homes

Korg Gadget packs 15 synthesizers and drum machines into an iPad app

Fancy feeding your music production hobby with a slate rather than a collection of pricey gadgets? If so, Korg has added to its iPad-based offerings with the Gadget app. The software for Apple tablets bakes in 15 different sythesizers and drum machines (called Gadgets) that can be combined any way …

The 4 Ways You'll Get Hacked

Amid all the news that hackers gave gotten their hands on millions of credit card numbers and contact information from at least five retailers – …

Introducing the Novena: a homemade laptop with open source hardware

Is your laptop secure? In the age of widespread snooping from the NSA and so many others, do you really know that your machine is safe? Is every part …