Build Your Own XBMC-Controlling Bluetooth Remote

Interested in making your own custom remote for your XBMC? Make shows off a guide to make your own using a cheap Bluetooth module and a custom case. The build here uses a Bluefruit EZ-Key, a bit of soldering, and (an admittedly pretty ugly) 3D printed case. The process itself if pretty easy to do, […]

Reduce Water Use with this DIY Water Flow Sensor

If you’re looking for ways to use less water, Instructables user tamberg developed a DIY water faucet sensor that shows you when you’ve used up a liter. Using an Arduino, flow sensor, and colored LEDs, tamberg set up the device to change colors from blue to red when a liter has been used up. For […]

Make Your Own Cheap Hair Pomade with Beeswax

Hair products can be really expensive. If you count yourself in the hair product crowd, but want to save a few bucks, Ryan Foy at Momtastic has a guide to making your own pomade with easy-to-find ingredients. For just a couple dollars you can pick up everything you need: pure beeswax, coconut oil, and essential […]

This Classic Cartoon Teaches You How to Properly Use Hand Tools

What’s the best way to learn how to use tools? Cartoons, of course! This cartoon from 1945 teaches the best ways to handle common hand tools still in use today. The cartoon, produced by Disney for GM, introduces you to the caveman character Primitive Pete, who shows you throughout the cartoon what not to do […]

Predator Alert Warns You If Your OkCupid Prospect May Be Dangerous

Chrome/Firefox: Internet dating is great, but what isn’t great is finding out that the person you’ve exchanged messages with—or worse, met—has a history of violence, is a sex offender, or is dangerous. That’s where Predator Alert for OkCupid comes in. It warns you if the profile you’re viewing belongs to someone you’re better off avoiding. […]

Why are digital music merchants ignoring emerging markets?

Andrea Boetti is a Business Development Manager at Fortumo, helping web and app developers and digital content merchants build out their monetization strategies for emerging markets. Spending on smartphone content is shifting away from Northern and Western markets and heading South and East. Emerging markets will soon exceed the US and Europe in smartphone ownership […]

Tesla tells automotive world to go ahead and use its patented technology

Tesla just removed patents from the walls of its Palo Alto headquarters both literally and figuratively. If you want to build something using the technology found in a Tesla patent, the company is totally fine with that. Today Tesla Founder and all around super-smart guy, Elon Musk, posted to the company’s blog that Tesla would not pursue legal […]

Instagram for business: How to make the most out of timing, hashtags and more

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. How do you choose which social media networks to participate in? Certainly, there’re a ton to choose from. Are you on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn? Are you on Pinterest and Tumblr? Instagram and Vine? How many social media networks can you handle? Instagram makes a strong […]

Samsung announces 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S with Super AMOLED display

At its New York press conference today, Samsung announced two new tablets off its Galaxy line: the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S. Both tablets feature Super AMOLED screens with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and WQXGA displays (2560×1600 pixels and 16:10 ratio), making images more crisp, rich and vibrant. The Galaxy Tab S also boasts adaptive display technology […]

Magic Arm with Camera Bracket

The Magic Arm is just that, a magic arm to hold your camera, lights, bounce, flag. I use it with the camera bracket on one side and Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp($25, photo below) to turn a staircase railing, or the railing of a scissor lift, into a camera support. You could use it similarly to […]

What’s in My Bag? John Edgar Park

Curious to know what’s in my daily work/travel bag? Please, have a look (click the images for an even closer look). I carry this bag and gear for my daily work routine, as well as when I take trips. Note: I do carry some worrisome, pointy things that I place in checked baggage or leave […]

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