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A pair of fun-loving YouTubers have put together a hilariously large ‘laptop’. The device is built around a clamshell design with a 43-inch TV in the lid, and Intel NUC 11 inside the keyboard deck. It isn’t only the dimensions of the project which makes it difficult to talk seriously about portability – a traditional... Read more...
Back in the day, liquid cooling meant "custom loop," but you only needed to worry about the two or three processors at the most. These days, when you're doing custom-loop liquid-cooling, you need to cool almost every major component on every single board. That means cooling memory and power delivery hardware as well... Read more...
It was almost four decades ago when the Beastie Boys exclaimed, "You have to fight, for your right, to paaaaarrrty!" Fast forward 37 years and consumers are instead fighting for their right to repair their own electronics without proprietary roadblocks and arbitrary restrictions imposed by manufacturers. The good news... Read more...
The Raspberry Pi is by far the most well-known single-board computer kit thanks in part to its vast array of accessories. The first official add-on was the original camera module, launched in 2013. The foundation has released a few more cameras over the years, but it has been seven years since a new one has arrived... Read more...
There are a lot of exotic custom PC build concepts that we love to obsess over. Whether it’s a mineral oil aquarium bath or a steampunk bourbon barrel, PC building can be an incredible outlet for creativity and engineering. Integrating a high-end gaming PC into a desk is another fun challenge among these lines, and... Read more...
Powerball is a lottery drawing that's done in nearly ever state in the US. Like most lotteries, it has hilariously low chances of winning, but big payouts if you do. Well, nobody won the $1.2 billion Powerball last night. That means the value has now grown to some $1.5 billion US dollars, or about half that if you... Read more...
HDMI capture cards open a world of options for anyone who needs to ingest a video stream from one system to another. Game streamers can use an HDMI capture card to offload encoding workloads to a separate computer while videographers can leverage them to use ordinary cameras for live broadcasts. Conventional HDMI... Read more...
iFixIt is on a mission to improve the serviceability of all the devices we depend on to make our lives easier. That does not mean the company cheers for every DIY repair program that comes along from manufacturers, though. iFixIt does not hesitate to levee criticism where it is due. To that end, it has released a... Read more...
If you own it, you should be able to fix it. That’s the essence of the Right-To-Repair movement. Advocates have been pushing back against the trend of companies intentionally making products that are less and less serviceable, and their efforts are beginning to pay dividends. Recently, iFixit started making inroads... Read more...
Update July 12, 2022: The creator of the project has posted up their GitHub with the code and diagram for the "Dice Bomb" Original Story: As you walk through an airport security checkpoint you might need to roll for charisma or persuasion. You could take out your D20 set and make a roll, or you could cause a... Read more...
It has been about a year since the modular laptop company, Framework, launched its first modular "build-it-yourself" laptop product. In that time, the company has launched a few new attachments to expand upon the capabilities of the model they've already released. However, the big news today is that they have managed... Read more...
The answer to the question posed in our headline is...it's complicated. So it goes with many things in life, like an undefined relationship status. That's an apt comparison to Apple announcing that its Self Service Repair program is now available to iPhone owners in the US, because at a glance, there are some things... Read more...
The history of pinball has a long and storied past. The first commercially successful pinball machine was introduced in 1931 by Gottlieb and it didn't even have the now-ubiquitous flippers. In fact, it didn't have bumpers, rebounds, multi-ball, or just about anything we associate with pinball today. If you were to see... Read more...
Those of us "Elder Millennials" and Gen X can easily harken back to the days of pencils fixing our music. Gen X has at least a few years more of experience of doing so, though. Well, Cabbage Patch Kids & Teddy Ruxpin owners, the days of your music being eaten by your tape deck look to finally be over! Before you go... Read more...
Input devices can have an enormous impact on your user experience, especially as they relate to games. For retro games in particular, which were often designed with joysticks in mind, playing with any other type of input device isn't quite the same. Thankfully, using a Raspberry Pi Pico and some inexpensive parts, you... Read more...
There’s a new Raspberry Pi-powered creation out there that just might make a golfer out of me, if only for the coolness factor. Maker Nick O’Hara has taken a Raspberry Pi, an air compressor, and his ingenuity to create a robot golf caddy that launches clubs to you on command. O’Hara designed the robot golf caddy... Read more...
Almost daily, one extremely cool project or another surfaces, centered around Raspberry Pi. We’ve seen creators build vintage-looking internet radios, for example, using Raspberry Pi. Others have built Game Boy-inspired handheld gaming consoles. One maker even put a Raspberry Pi Zero inside an SNES controller to... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to play Rocket League or watch your favorite sports team with friends in your backyard? Did you try taking your expensive TV outside to only find out that it wasn’t able to illuminate the screen to beat out the brightness of the mid-day sun? Well, a popular YouTuber decided to take on an outdoor... Read more...
The late 90s and early 2000s was a special era for personal computing. We saw PC prices drop drastically, we moved from dial-up to broadband, and we dealt with Windows ME while waiting for XP to arrive. While some of us went the DIY route at the time, many started with a prebuilt rig purchased from a brick and mortar retailer. One of the more... Read more...
Students all around the country are home for the summer, and anyone looking for an excellent gift idea that will give the kids something fun to do (while being educational at the same time) should check out the Kano PC. The Kano PC is a DIY kit that builds a real Windows 10-powered PC out of individual components. The... Read more...
The good people at Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island have been helping kids with critical health conditions make their dreams come true for decades now. Founded in 1980, Make-A-Wish "grants wishes for children between the ages of 2½ and 18 years of age with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the... Read more...
For many gamers of a certain age, the first experience they had with a first-person shooter was the iconic game Doom from iD Software. Graphics and game developer Sylvian Lefebvrehas designed a device called the "Doom-Chip" with the sole purpose of running the first level of Doom. Lefebvre said in a tweet announcing... Read more...
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