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Delightful Nerds Turn A Car Into A Functional Computer Mouse

Artist and maker of gloriously shitty robots Simone Giertz owns a 1980s Sebring-Vanguard Citicar—a wonderful, slow, little wedge-shaped automotive footnote. Keeping true to her ideals, Giertz’ car is no longer just a little electric commuter vehicle—it’s also the world’s largest and perhaps least-useful computer mouse.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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There’s A Fix For The Chrysler UConnect Rebooting Problem But It’s Just A Band-Aid

Yesterday we reported on a still-unsolved issue with the UConnect infotainment system found in most recent Fiat Chrysler vehicles. The issue causes the system to reboot every minute or so, which is incredibly annoying, to say the least. This temporary work-around will at least keep the system from rebooting, if…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s A Simple Way To Beat Big Intimidating Projects

Putting a project car together or keeping an old car running can get overwhelming. In the quest to restore my 1975 International Scout, it seems like every time I start something I end up half-starting 10 things and finishing nothing. So I’ve devised a simple system to stay focused and organized.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Making A New Game For The Original Sega Genesis Isn’t Easy

Matt Phillips has been working on Tanglewood, a new game for the Sega Genesis, for a few years now. Set to release sometime this year, the project has been a challenging endeavor but one which hasn’t dissuaded its creator from doing the same thing for his next game.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Build This Snack Stadium If You Are Insane and Also an Architect

Do you love football? Do you love snacks? Do you you have a 10” double bevel miter saw? Then get ready for a DIY project that’ll delight small children and Super Bowl party guests in equal measure. Because we all know it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, it’s how many layers of dip are […]

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Here’s How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car

Have you ever come across an ad for a used modern car that mentions the vehicle had just received a tune-up? What does “tune-up” even mean in regards to today’s cars? Well, in all likeliness, the seller of the vehicle in said advertisement doesn’t know what they are talking about. They probably just buzzword-bombed…Read more… […]

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I Love Pretty Much Everything About This Old Guy And His Steam-Powered Land Rover

There’s something magical about a car modification that costs over $30,000 and results in making a car that’s louder, rougher, smokier and objectively less useful than when you started. It’s also now only capable of 15 mph. And yet, somehow, the car is so much better than before. That’s the case with Frank Rothwell’s…Read more… […]

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iOS 11’s Next Update Lets You Control Your iPhone’s Battery Life, But You Probably Shouldn’t

Apple’s upcoming iOS 11.3 update is bringing a few improvements to its augmented reality software, some new animoji, and, luckily, more granular control over your iPhone’s performance. You’ll be able to choose for yourself whether or not you want to decrease the performance of your iPhone for the sake of boosting…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Rebuffed Flat Earth Rocketeer Says He Will Actually Launch Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH This Time

When last we heard of “Mad Mike” Hughes, the 61-year-old limo driver and stuntman who planned on launching a $20,000 steam-fueled rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” painted on the side some 1,800 feet into the air at 500 miles per hour, the gosh darn government had intervened to tell him he couldn’t conduct any such…Read […]

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The Amazing Story Of The Porsche-Blessed East German Home-Built Porsche 356 Knockoffs 

You can’t really ever completely keep a car-lover from the focus of their obsessions. That’s why things like kits for turning Fieros into Ferraris exist and why people build Lamborghinis in basements. It’s also why a pair of brothers ended up building the only sort-of Porsche-approved sort-of Porsche 356s in East…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Get These DIY Tech Toys If You Can’t Wait for Nintendo’s Labo

Nintendo’s upcoming Labo series of games is novel in more ways than one: the DIY cardboard construction kits are filled with accessories like fishing rods, pianos, and even a robot-controlling, pulley-powered backpack, paired with games compatible with Nintendo’s portable Switch console. The low-tech hardware paired…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s How To Fix Your Broken Electric Door Lock For Free

Unless you’re driving around in some ‘80s econobox, chances are you have electric door locks in your car. As with anything, these electric locks will eventually wear out, leaving you to use a physical key to unlock the door. The horror! Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Truth About Electrical Brain Stimulation

Shocking your scalp using two wet sponges and electrodes is having a bit of a moment. The procedure, called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), has been shown to help you learn math, improve your language skills, and even work out harder for longer. But scientists are split on whether tDCS can really do…Read more… Continue […]

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Young girl transforms IKEA shelf set into modular synth [Watch]

A young girl named Caitlin is challenging the ideal that IKEA furniture assembly is notoriously perplexing, transforming one of the Swedish manufacturer’s shelf sets into a full-fledged modular synth. A marvel of dexterity and modern innovation, Caitlyn’s conversion of the shelf set into a viable music making instrument spans several videos that showcase the IKEA […]

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