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Build Your Own Wolverine Claws
Any DIY project you have ever done is going to pale into insignificance once you’ve finished reading this article. There have been a number of attempts to recreate Wolverine’s signature claws but none have reached the same level of ingenuity as the ones created by garage inventor Colin Furze.... Read more
Build Your Own Iron Man Suit!
Two friends have worked together to create a replica of the Iron Man suit, complete with moving parts. Greg Hatter built the actual suit, while Jerome Kelty got some of the parts moving. The suit, which has been made from molded fiberglass, has been designed so that the helmet,... Read more
How To Protect Your Data
As we all store an increasing amount of sensitive information on our smartphones, protecting our data is vitally important. Just consider, the last time you connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, did you even stop for a moment to consider what risk you were putting your private data under? I... Read more
Tips On Speeding Up Your PC
There is nothing more irritating than a PC that is running slow but rather than dashing out to splash out on a brand new machine, there are a few simple things you can try first. The following tips will help speed up your computer and get it working at... Read more
You Can Now Export Your Yahoo Email To
Having multiple email accounts can be handy, but there is something to be said about minimalism – in the sense that only a handful of email accounts are actually really used on a regular basis. Think about it, if you have five – or even more – email accounts,... Read more
Handy Hints For Windows 8.1
So by now you’ve had plenty of time to play around with Windows 8.1 and get to grips with the customisable start screen, new and improved apps and the fact that OneDrive weaves itself throughout the operating system. Plus you’ve probably breathed a sigh of relief that the Start... Read more
How Not To Look Ugly On A Webcam
If there is one thing I hate more than hearing a recording of my own voice, it’s using a webcam. I always feel awkward and self-conscious, which is fine if you’re only chatting to  a friend or family member because they love you anyway. But what if you’ve got... Read more
Tips For Browsing With Chrome
Chrome, the powerful browser from Google, is full of features and with the right know-how it can speed up your browsing experience. In this article we are going to look at some of Chrome’s features that can be used on a desktop PC, tablet or smartphone. Google Voice Search... Read more
Want To Install Linux After The Death Of XP? Here’s How!
Following the death of Windows XP, millions of people worldwide have been left wondering what to do next. The dilema is whether to upgrade to another version of Windows or perhaps try something completely different, like Linux. If you are leaning more towards the Linux camp but aren’t sure... Read more
Turn Your Smartphone into A Microscope
Most of us have wished we had a decent microscope at one time or another. Whether it’s to look at some kind of an insect sample, or to just look a water sample, a portable microscope would make that a whole lot easier. Trouble is, most of us don’t... Read more
10 Ways To Improve Your iPhone Battery
I’ve noticed that lately I seem to be forever plugging my iPhone in to charge. As well as being rather inconvenient, it’s really annoying, so I decided to hunt for ways to make my iPhone battery last longer. Some of them are pretty obvious but others had never occurred... Read more
Use Your iPhone To Make Floor Plans
It seems there is going to be no end to the tasks iPhones can help us perform. They’ve all but replaced most cameras for the average person, and now in some instances they’re even going to replace the old fashioned tape measure. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably... Read more
Tip Your Starbucks Barista With Your iPhone
Starbucks is making some pretty exciting changes when it comes to how you pay for your drinks. (Or whatever else you may get). The company is already a clear leader in the field of mobile payments. And starting today (3/19/14), for those in the United States, customers who have... Read more
Water Damaged Smartphone? Get To A Dry Box Rescue
If you own a smartphone, then chances are you have, unfortunately, got it wet.  Whether that is wet from answering a call in the pouring rain, or dropping it in your bathtub, it is the most annoying thing you can do to your phone.  Even cracking your screen isn’t... Read more
Advice On Repairing Your Smartphone Or Tablet
In this day and age we are all becoming increasingly reliant on our smart devices but just like every other consumer product, they are prone to breaking. Just recently we showed you how it is possible to save your mobile phone from water damage but what happens if you... Read more
Order Taco Bell From Your Smartphone
I have good news for everyone who loves to indulge their Mexican fast-food tastebuds every once in a while – Taco Bell is about to make it easier than ever to make a run for the border. Whether it’s lunch time or time for your second dinner around midnight,... Read more
How To Save A Phone From Water Damage
There must be hundreds of thousands of people out there who have dropped their phone down the loo, jumped into a pool with it in their pocket or ended up in another situation where their phone is submerged in water. There is so much advice out there about how... Read more
7 Great Tricks You May Not Know About Yet
Earlier this year Microsoft replaced Hotmail and all accounts were transferred to Microsoft included a host of new features such as integration with SkyDrive and instant search. If you are still finding your way around, then take a look at seven of the features we picked out that... Read more