The other day a video posted on YouTube went viral. It showed how engineer Mark Rober, sick of people stealing his packages off his front porch, decided to “fight back” by creating a fake booby trapped package that would explode glitter and spray fart gas when the box was opened. The idea was that it would be left on the porch unattended in hopes that it would encourage thieves to […]
Most of us would love to think that we live in neighborhoods filled with nice and honest people, but the sad reality is that you can never truly know your neighbor. This is why more often than not, having packages stolen from your porch is becoming a thing, which police have been trying to crack down on by using fake boxes.
It is tempting to buy your kids new toys, and given that we were all kids at some point in time, we all know the joy that comes from opening a brand new toy. However toys can be wasteful since many of us outgrow them, plus there are also the materials involved in making them that needs to be considered.
In recent times there has been proposals for the “right to repair”. Basically the idea is that customers shouldn’t be penalized if they choose to take their devices to a third-party repair service which is often cheaper than going through official channels. Now it looks like a new set of rules proposed by the Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office has made it easier.
Taking a phone to an official repair center can be expensive, which is why many people turn to third-party services which aren’t official but usually offer much cheaper rates. However if you think that you’re more than capable of repairing your own phone, then you might be interested to learn that Motorola and iFixit have teamed up to offer an official DIY repair kit.
To put it simply, camera lenses are essentially pieces of glass that help to focus light that allows a camera to capture an image. This is a concept that stuck with photographer Mathieu Stern who got the idea to try and make a working camera lens out of a piece of ice. According to Stern, “If glass can focus light, then ice should do it too.”
As far as portable gaming consoles go, the Nintendo Switch is pretty decently sized. Sure, it isn’t as portable compared to the 3DS, but if you’re someone who carries a bag with them on the go, then it’s not an issue. However it seems that not everyone thinks the Switch’s size is perfect.
These days smart speakers are on the rise, but given that the tech is still somewhat new, your options are limited. In fact for some, such as audiophiles, this might present a problem because a lot of audiophile-grade speakers and audio equipment generally don’t focus too much on such technology.
While Nerf guns are clearly aimed at youngsters, it’s safe to say that the series of toys also has its fans amongst adults who are more interested in the possibilities that come with modding the toys. We’ve seen quite a few insane mods, but we reckon that modder Captain Xavier’s mod takes the cake.
In case you didn’t know, there is actually a very enthusiastic mechanical keyboard community, where users swap ideas on how to mod their mechanical keyboards to create some pretty unique designs. Recently YouTuber JK Brickworks uploaded a video showing off a modified mechanical keyboard that is made out of LEGO bricks.
One of the “courageous” things Apple did when they introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus was remove the headphone jack. However it did inconvenience quite a lot of users who might not have been so ready to cut the cord, but it seems that it did not stop YouTuber Strange Parts from trying to rectify the problem himself.
Thanks to inventions like Raspberry Pi, it has become considerably easier for DIY tinkerers to come up with their own computing solutions and gadgets. Granted sometimes it doesn’t have the same polished look or feel as a finished product put out by a bigger company, but the freedom and fun that comes with creating something of your own is hard to beat.
Prisons aren’t meant to be fun or relaxing so as you can imagine, a lot of the little luxuries in life we take for granted aren’t quite as readily available in most prisons, such as computers. However inside a medium-security prison at Ohio, it seems that the inmates were somehow resourceful enough where they managed to assemble two working computers in secret.