DIY Touchscreen Gloves

by Alison

If you or someone you know has wanted a pair of those slick gloves to use on touchscreen phones and tablets, stop looking. The good people at Popular Science recently published a do-it-yourself method of turning gloves into gadget gloves. OK, so it may be more fun to buy a pair and gift them. But if you are watching your budget – or want a pair yourself – take a …

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Theremin Mini Kit

by Edwin

If you feel that you have some kind of talent when it comes to assembling DIY kits, even more so electronic ones, then you would surely be able to identify with the $39.99 Theremin Mini Kit – perhaps even drool over it, no? Well, what can we say more about the Theremin Mini Kit other than what has already been shared? The Theremin Mini Kit is an easy-to-assemble, entry-level Theremin …

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Mini Electric Guitar Kit

by Edwin

If you ever grew up with the ambition of becoming a rock star, then you might be able to learn to live out that ambition with the $69.99 Mini Electric Guitar Kit. Talk about being a DIY rocker! This particular kit will enable you to build up your very own mini electric guitar, where it sports an integrated speaker, and alternatively, you can still take advantage of the line out …

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Tetris takes a Halloween look

by Edwin

Everyone loves Tetris – I have yet to meet someone who did not relish the challenge of ensuring all those lines are cleared in the fastest possible time. The thing is, with the advent of multiplayer Tetris, one is truly capable of finding out just where one stands among your peers. Here is a Halloween take on Tetris, where hacker/squash carver Nathan Pryor decided to put in a whole lot …

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OraQuick – 20 Minute, at Home, HIV Test

by Julie

One of the scariest health epidemics of my generation was HIV. I remember quite clearly its emergence on the scene, the graphic news footage of those first infected, people slowly dying from something so misunderstood and scary. It doesn’t seem to be big news anymore, but it’s still killing people all over the world. Well, OraSure, the company that brought us the first healthcare administered oral specimen HIV test available …

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iRobot Looj 330 – Don’t Drag the Ladder

by Julie

We’ve covered the Looj before, the first time it seems we thought it was a bit of a novelty item. Then it was redesigned and it looked as though the Looj might actually emerge as a pretty nifty tool. Well, the folks over at iRobot stuck with it and with the last update the Looj 330 is simply smarter and better than ever before, so forget dragging the ladder around …

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All the Tools a Tech Needs

by Alison

iFixit was founded in 2003 by two college students. During a quest to repair a laptop they tinkered around enough to realize the huge opportunity to share easy-to-use repair instructions. Years later, iFixit has become one of the best device repair resources on the Internet. Their library of manuals repair guides numbers into the thousands covering everything from computers to phones to gaming devices to small appliances. And most content …

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Lawn Aerator Shoes

by Alison

Like humans, lawns need some TLC. We are heading into aerating time for many types of grass, to get more nutrients into the soil. However, buying a new aerator for a task that only needs to be done once a year is an investment in either money or muscles. Sure you can spend over $200 on a state-of-the-art machine or go through the hassle of renting one. Or you can …

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