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What to Unplug and Turn Off When You Leave for Summer Vacation What to Unplug and Turn Off When You Leave for Summer Vacation

You’re all set to leave for your well-deserved summer vacation when you realize you haven’t prepped your home at all. Here’s a list of all the energy vampires you should disable (or adjust) before you head out.

Jet's Running a Rare Sitewide Electronics Sale, With Up to $40 Off Your Order Jet's Running a Rare Sitewide Electronics Sale, With Up to $40 Off Your Order

If you’re in the market for a TV, computer, graphics card, camera, smartphone, drone, speaker system, or pretty much anything else that could be broadly considered “electronic,” Jet’s taking $25 off basically any $150 electronic order with promo code ITSELECTRIC25, or $40 off any $250 order with code ITSELECTRIC40. As…

How to Turn Your Used
Electronics Into Cash How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash

Do you have an old but functioning PC collecting dust in your closet? An iPhone 6 that you no longer use? You know it’s time to let them go, but getting rid of your old electronics can be tough. Throwing them away is irresponsible, and giving them away can be hard to swallow even if it’s been years since you shelled…

Most Insurance Won't Cover the Expensive Electronics in Your Checked Bags Most Insurance Won't Cover the Expensive Electronics in Your Checked Bags

With an electronics ban in place for most flights coming from the Middle East and North Africa, and the threat of a laptop ban hanging over our heads, there’s a good chance you’ll have to check your expensive electronics with your luggage on an upcoming flight. Too bad there’s nothing you can do to cover loss or…

Keep a Dedicated 'Guest Computer' for Your Houseguests  Keep a Dedicated 'Guest Computer' for Your Houseguests 

After upgrading my laptop, I spent months feeling bad that I hadn’t yet sold the old one. It sat around for months, until one day when a friend was over to work on a writing project. He hadn’t brought his computer, so I fired up the spare laptop, whisking away my guilt. That spare computer has now become a dedicated…

All the Software Two Ohio Inmates Needed to Hack Wi-Fi Networks From the Comfort of Prison All the Software Two Ohio Inmates Needed to Hack Wi-Fi Networks From the Comfort of Prison

Earlier this week, news got out that two prisoners in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction were caught with a few hacked together computers hidden in the ceiling above a closet. What’d they do with these computers? Aside from obviously downloading porn, they were also laying down a wide variety of…

The Simplest Way to Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo The Simplest Way to Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo

A while back we detailed how to make your own Amazon Echo device using a Raspberry Pi, but if anything went wrong with it, you’d have to manually reboot the whole thing. It was a pain in the butt. Now, there’s an easier way to make your own Echo.

Pi Locator Checks Stock for the Raspberry Pi Zero Across Several Stores At Once Pi Locator Checks Stock for the Raspberry Pi Zero Across Several Stores At Once

The Raspberry Pi Zero and its newest brother, the Raspberry Pi Zero W are notoriously hard to find in stores. To help with that, Pi Locator is a simple site that’ll check stock across the globe.

Build Your Own Sidekick-Inspired Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer Build Your Own Sidekick-Inspired Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer

Do you long for the days of your Sidekick, arguably one of the best-worst-greatest phones to ever hit the market? NODE shows you how to build a mobile Raspberry Pi machine that should help with that longing as long as you don’t care about the actual phone part.

What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years

Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone’s favorite $35 hobbyist computer, the Raspberry Pi. Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, I’ve written an absurd number of guides, blogs, and an already outdated book on the variety of…

Build Your Own Laptop-Specific Second Screen With Recycled Parts Build Your Own Laptop-Specific Second Screen With Recycled Parts

Dual monitors are useful for a lot reasons, even if they don’t actually affect productivity. Buying a second monitor is straightforward if you’re working from a desktop computer, but it’s much trickier with a laptop. YouTuber DIY Perks shows you how to build a second monitor from recycled parts that works great with a…

Build an Internet-Connected Clock With a Slick Pac-Man Theme Build an Internet-Connected Clock With a Slick Pac-Man Theme

Making an internet-connected clock is a lot harder than you’d think, but over on DIY Engineering, you’ll find a three-part guide to build one for yourself.

How to Control a Raspberry Pi Remotely From Anywhere In the World How to Control a Raspberry Pi Remotely From Anywhere In the World

Ever wished you could access your Raspberry Pi when you’re on the road? Perhaps you’ve set up a home security camera, you’re running a private Minecraft server, or you’re using your Pi for some crazy hacked together internet appliance of your own making. Whatever your reasons, it’s easy than you think to access that…

How Much Power the Raspberry Pi Zero W Uses Compared to Other Models How Much Power the Raspberry Pi Zero W Uses Compared to Other Models

One of the major benefits of using one of the two models of Raspberry Pi Zero, including the new wireless model, is the lack of power consumption. This is handy for mobile projects where you’re running off a battery. The addition of Wi-Fi draws a little extra power. Raspi.TV breaks down the specifics.

The Raspberry Pi Zero W Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the Zero, Costs $10 The Raspberry Pi Zero W Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the Zero, Costs $10

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a fantastic, miniature version of the Raspberry Pi that shrinks the board down to about the size of a stick of gum, but one problem with it is the lack of wireless features. The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a new version that packs in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for double the price of the original Zero.

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature

The Raspberry Pi has long been the hobbyist choice for DIY electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, which is about the size of a stick of gum, and just five bucks has it’s own special use cases though. Here are ten of our favorite projects that make use of its size.

Revive a '90s Portable TV With a Raspberry Pi Revive a '90s Portable TV With a Raspberry Pi

The portable color TV is a classic ‘90s gadget, but they’re pretty pointless nowadays. Regardless, YouTuber David Watts decided to stuff a Raspberry Pi inside to bring it some new life.

Adafruit's Arcade Bonnet Simplifies Making Your Own Raspberry Pi Arcade Machine Adafruit's Arcade Bonnet Simplifies Making Your Own Raspberry Pi Arcade Machine

It seems like everyone aspires to make their own little retro game console with a Raspberry Pi, but one of the hurdles in doing so is wiring up your own joystick. To fix that, Adafruit created the $15 Arcade Bonnet.

Pay What You Want for a Collection of Make's Raspberry Pi and Arduino Books Pay What You Want for a Collection of Make's Raspberry Pi and Arduino Books

The Humble Book Bundle has teamed up with Make to collect together a ton of books for learning how to use an Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

Everything You Need to Get Started Controlling a Raspberry Pi's GPIO with Node-RED Everything You Need to Get Started Controlling a Raspberry Pi's GPIO with Node-RED

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new guide for Node-RED, one of the easiest ways to control your Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins and connect your Pi to the outside world.

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