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  • Lifehacker
  • How Can I Find Out If Someone?s Stealing My Wi-Fi?

    How Can I Find Out If Someone?s Stealing My Wi-Fi?

    Dear Lifehacker,

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  • Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

    Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

    WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet?no one wants to be chained to a desktop?but it?s also one of the most frustrating. If you?re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other WiFi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the WiFi in your home.

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  • How to Protest Safely and Legally

    How to Protest Safely and Legally

    Hitting the streets to make your voice heard is a fundamental right in the United States, and it?s part of our country?s lifeblood. Whether you?re headed out in support or dissent, you should know what you?re getting into before you go. Even if you think the event is purely peaceful, someone else, another protest?

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  • How to Create an Attractive, Customized Desktop HUD with Rainmeter

    How to Create an Attractive, Customized Desktop HUD with Rainmeter

    Rainmeter is a powerful tool that lets you create a beautiful, information-rich heads-up display that keeps track of your system status, RSS feeds, and tons of other info. Here?s how to use it to make an awesome, Iron Man-like HUD for your Windows desktop.

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  • The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

    The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

    A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here?s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year.

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  • Electronista | Gadgets for Geeks
  • So long, and thanks for everything!

    So long, and thanks for everything!
    It's been a pretty good run over here at Electronista, but changing times call for refocusing of efforts. Starting very shortly, Electronista will redirect to MacNN. Don't worry -- we're still going to bring you every piece of news from the Mac side of the fence, as well as selected tidbits from the industry as a whole relevant to our favorite fruit-branded computer manufacturer. Thanks for the last decade!...








  • So long, and thanks for everything!

    So long, and thanks for everything!
    It's been a pretty good run over here at Electronista, but changing times call for refocusing of efforts. Starting very shortly, Electronista will redirect to MacNN. Don't worry -- we're still going to bring you every piece of news from the Mac side of the fence, as well as selected tidbits from the industry as a whole relevant to our favorite fruit-branded computer manufacturer. Thanks for the last decade!...








  • NewerTech rolls out Kitchen Kit iPad stand, stylus for older iPads

    NewerTech rolls out Kitchen Kit iPad stand, stylus for older iPads
    Accessory manufacturer NewerTech has introduced the NewerTech Kitchen Kit iPad stand and stylus bundle that lets users safely use an iPad in the kitchen while maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the tablet while cooking. The Kitchen Kit includes the NewerTech NuStand 360 iPad holder that rotates 360 degrees and pivots up and down and the NewerTech NuScribe Stylus, a combination digital and traditional writing tool that functions as both a capacitive stylus and twist-barrel ballpoint pen....








  • NewerTech rolls out Kitchen Kit iPad stand, stylus for older iPads

    NewerTech rolls out Kitchen Kit iPad stand, stylus for older iPads
    Accessory manufacturer NewerTech has introduced the NewerTech Kitchen Kit iPad stand and stylus bundle that lets users safely use an iPad in the kitchen while maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the tablet while cooking. The Kitchen Kit includes the NewerTech NuStand 360 iPad holder that rotates 360 degrees and pivots up and down and the NewerTech NuScribe Stylus, a combination digital and traditional writing tool that functions as both a capacitive stylus and twist-barrel ballpoint pen....








  • MacNN Deals: Three ways to keep your devices at full power

    MacNN Deals: Three ways to keep your devices at full power
    Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the sales available on our own MacNN Deals page. Today's three offers are all related to power, including two battery packs for your smartphone or tablet, and a bundle that will keep you stocked with rechargeable batteries for other small devices....








 
 
  • Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
  • The Assemble Yourself Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI Construction Kit

    The Assemble Yourself Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI Construction Kit
    pip-boy-kit-1.jpg This is the $150 Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 Construction Kit available exclusively from ThinkGeek and GameStop. The kit contains over 150 pieces you can assemble yourself into a non-functional Pip-Boy. Product details while I raise heck in a Fallout 76 forum before the game is even released because my life is empty. So, so empty:
    The Construction Kit includes over 150 precision parts in a vegan leather case, plus all the tools to assemble it. With a completely in-world instruction manual, beautifully finished parts, and easy construction, building it is half the fun of owning this unique collectible item. Using the Vault-Tec tools provided, and following the fully illustrated instructions, you will see how easy it is to combine fabric, moulded and cast parts, metal bolts, grilles, screws and cables to create one of the most important pieces of Vault-Tec equipment. Take care and learn well; your survival just might depend upon it. Working mechanisms: Spring-loaded buttons and a holotape ejection mechanism [with holotape].
    They estimate assembly will take about one to two hours for the average person, or about eight for me before I give up and smash all the pieces with a hammer. I still remember the first time I ever tried building a model airplane when I was a kid. "You get into the glue?" I thought I WAS an airplane. Keep going for a bunch more shots.
  • Beach Glasses: Shatterproof Wine Goblets That Float, Can Be Poked Into The Sand

    Beach Glasses: Shatterproof Wine Goblets That Float, Can Be Poked Into The Sand
    beach-wine-glasses-1.jpg These are Beach Glasses, plastic shatterproof wine goblets (also available as cocktail glasses) that can be poked into the sand to stand up, and float in water. They also look like they could double as butt toys. They cost around twenty bucks and are a must-have for your next beach party. "I don't throw beach parties." Me neither, let's go drink in the liquor store parking lot like normal people living their best lives. Keep going for a couple more shots.
  • Celebration Of Mexico's World Cup Goal Against Germany Caused Detectable Seismic Activity In Mexico City

    Celebration Of Mexico's World Cup Goal Against Germany Caused Detectable Seismic Activity In Mexico City
    mexico-world-cup-artificial-earthquake.jpg Two sensitive pieces of seismic equipment located in Mexico City were able to detect an "artificial earthquake" caused by fans going nuts and jumping around following Hirving Lozano's goal for Mexico in the 34th minute of their World Cup match against Germany. I remember getting drunk and watching that game! "Nobody cares, GW." My neighbors did.
    The event wasn't big enough to be measured in magnitudes and wouldn't have been perceptible to the general population, according to the Institute for Geological and Atmospherical Investigations, which is not a government agency. It said that "such events are not very big at all. Only sensitive seismographic equipment (and generally nearby) can detect the effects of crowds." So the closest instruments -- therefore, only a "very small number of seismographs" -- can measure the event, that was described as "micro-records," by the institute.
    So it was no 8.7 on the Richter scale, only barely detectable. Still, I am impressed. Plus inspired to try to get everyone in the world to jump up and down at the exact same time. God willing, we'll knock earth out of orbit and send ourselves spiraling into the sun. "Unlikely." A man can dream. Thanks again to hairless, who agrees jumping up and down and yelling at the TV is one of the most common shared human experiences.
  • So, We've Come To This: Chinese City Has Designated 'Zombie Sidewalk' For Slow-Walking Texters

    So, We've Come To This: Chinese City Has Designated 'Zombie Sidewalk' For Slow-Walking Texters
    sidewalk-texting.jpg Because why on earth should a person need to be aware of their surroundings, the Chinese city of Xi'an in Shaanxi provence has a designated sidewalk for slow-walking texters, aka phubbers (previously: a similar lane in another city). Some more info while I run to lunch and yell, "Look out, shark!" at anyone staring at their phone.
    The lane is painted red, green and blue, and is 80cm wide and 100m long. Pictures of smartphones along the route distinguish it from an ordinary pedestrian lane. Shaanxi Online says that a large shopping mall, which looks onto the street, had been pushing to have the lane for a month. It says that cars often come onto the pavement, which is a busy channel for pedestrians who might not be paying attention to their surroundings.
    Personally, I never text and walk. You know why? "You never walk." I hate it. The only things worse than walking are jogging and running. "Wow. On a scale from one to ten, just how unhealthy are you, GW?" UNINSURABLE. Thanks to Amelie, who agrees being aware of your surroundings is a dying art.
  • High Security: A Fingerprint Padlock That Can Be Easily Be Disassembled With A Screwdriver

    High Security: A Fingerprint Padlock That Can Be Easily Be Disassembled With A Screwdriver
    fingerprint-lock-1.jpg This is a shot of the fingerprint padlock that lockpicking hobbyist LockPickingLawyer was sent by the manufacturer for review. After spending almost no time with the lock, LockPickingLawyer discovered the entire lock can be disassembled by removing three torx screws around the bezel, the shackle opened, and even relocked without the owner's knowledge. That's some high security. After making the manufacturer aware of this critical design flaw, they responded with, and I kid you not:
    the lock is invincible to the people who do not have a screw driver
    Well that's a relief. It's not like a criminal would already own a set of torx screw drivers, or that anyone can just buy a set on Amazon for $4. Now I'm not saying this company should head back to the drawing board, but they should definitely get out of the lock making business and burn their office to the ground. Keep going for a shot of his email to the manufacturer and their amazing response.
  • Coolest Gadgets
  • CHUWI HiGame mini PC

    CHUWI HiGame mini PC
    Small Form Factor (SFF) computers were all the rage at one point in time, but it does seem as though the fever for SFF modules had died down not too long ago. However, there is always room for a CHUWI HiGame mini PC in any household, at least this is what CHUWI would like to propose. Why do I say that? Well, for starters, having a computer is deemed to ...
  • Hanergy reveals new thin-film solar charging pack

    Hanergy reveals new thin-film solar charging pack
    When it comes to clean energy, many of us would love the idea of having a virtually inexhaustible supply of energy which is free and plentiful. That would certainly get gadget lovers? adrenaline running: imagine being able to play with your smartphone all day long without having to worry about it running out of juice simply because you have the means to keep it powered up to maximum at all ...
  • LynQ smart compass sees extended Indiegogo campaign

    LynQ smart compass sees extended Indiegogo campaign
    There are many things these days that have begun to earn the ?smart? moniker in its prefix, and the compass happens to be one of them. At least this is what the LynQ Indiegogo campaign is all about, where such a smart compass is capable of locating virtually anyone without having to make use of smartphones, networks, subscriptions, or even to rely on any other kind of infrastructure. With the ...
  • Casio brings connected G-Shock MT-G timepieces to the fore

    Casio brings connected G-Shock MT-G timepieces to the fore
    When it comes to tough watches that are extremely functional with great design behind it, you would be hard pressed to find any other company apart from Casio to roll such beauties out. This time around, Casio has just announced the on-sale date of its Connected MT-G timepieces, which would be the first ever from the Japanese firm. These G-Shock timepieces are part of the brand’s luxury MT-G men’s line, ...
  • KiiPix instant picture printer

    KiiPix instant picture printer
    The primary camera that we use these days to capture our favorite memories wherever we go would be the smartphone camera. However, when it comes to archiving all of those snapped photos, not too many of us have the habit of constantly transferring and categorizing these photos in their proper place. Why not take the opportunity to actually print them out wherever you are? TOMY has come up with the ...