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How to build your own Raspberry Pi NAS

Do you have a bunch of USB disks that you juggle between your various computers? Did you know that you can plug all of them into a Raspberry Pi, which you can then use as a network attached storage (NAS) box? Using the Raspberry Pi as an always-on NAS box sounds like a wonderful use of the silent little device....

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How to set up a Raspberry Pi-powered cloud service

Do you want the convenience of an omnipresent Dropbox-like storage service without doling out wads of cash and your data to a third party? OwnCloud is one of the best pieces of opensource software to help you create your own private and protected cloud-sharing service. Using OwnCloud, you can sync and share your private data, and access it from any...

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10 Secret #Twitter Tips

So you think you know everything about Twitter? I thought I did, too. Then I discovered this amazing, secret Twitter hack. Then another one! It was like being part of a club for years and then finding out that there’s a hidden, inner part of the club that’s only for very special members. I wanted more. I was hooked. I had...

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How to Turn Your Computer into a Retro Game Arcade

Whether you’re looking to relive the past or experience the origin of gaming you missed in your youth, your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC can take you back to Mario’s salad days, the birth of the Final Fantasy series, and much more. Here’s how to get started with retro game emulation and turn your computer into the ultimate retro arcade...

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Arduino: Beginner’s Guide

1. Intro to the Arduino Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators....

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A Beginner’s Guide to Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful little computer that fits in the palm of your hand, yet packs enough power to run your home media center, a VPN, and a lot more. Before you can do anything awesome, however, you need to configure it and install an operating system. Here’s how. This past week, we walked you through some of...

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Apple Watch Tips and Tricks

There are a host of tips and tricks to bend the Apple Watch to your will, and with watchOS 2, it gets even more versatile. watchOS is one of the most complex wearable operating systems going, and while it makes for a steep learning curve, it also means there’s an incredible amount of opportunity for customisation. In short, it’s the...

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Samsung galaxy S6 Edge plus Tips and Tricks

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ camera tips Camera quick-launch One of my favorite aspects of Samsung’s 2015 flagships is their camera quick launch feature. The camera can open from an inactive display in less time that it takes me to lift the phone to take a shot. It’s ready to go faster than I am! To quick launch the S6 Edge+’s quick-launch...

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BMW E46 Tips and Tricks

1. When the temperature drops below 37 F degrees, the car beeps to let you know to watch out for icy roads. Also, the rear defroster comes on. 2. You can read the odometer with the car off; all you have to do is press the needle on the left. 3. When car is off, hit the volume knob on...

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Getting Started With Android

So you’ve just picked up your first Android phone, or perhaps you have an Android phone that you don’t take full advantage of because that’s the only type of low-end phone your carrier is offering these days. This guide will help you understand and adapt to life with an Android. Note that some parts of your phone will probably look...