DIY

9.11.19

This Laser Tripwire Automatically Minimizes Your Tabs When Someone Walks By

The tiny device sweeps all your porn searches, workplace gaming and general time thievery under the rug when someone passes by your desk.

8.13.19

This Super Retro Website Is Running on a 30-Year-Old Mac

The Macintosh SE/30 might be ancient and underpowered by today's standards, but it can still serve up a website with a little elbow grease.

7.10.19

Rogue Cyclists Create Bike Lane Barriers With Toilet Plungers

The ‘Transformation Dept.’ installed toilet plungers as DIY bike lane barriers in New York City.

7.9.19

Facebook and Twitter Suck, So Here's How to Make Your Own Social Media Network

Artist and programmer Darius Kazemi has created a guide to running small social network sites.

6.7.19

The Open Source Project That Keeps Google's Hands Off Your Android Data

MicroG gives users control over what data is used, where, when, and how.

6.6.19

The PC of Your Dreams Might be Hiding in a Company’s Surplus Bin

The charm of buying old workstation hardware on the cheap to support your modern computing needs. If it doesn’t work for them, it might just work for you.

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5.31.19

How To Make Your Own AirPods for $4

“A 15-year-old made a working pair of DIY AirPods using an old pair of headphones and a soldering iron.”

5.31.19

These 'Stargate' Fans Spent 10 Years and $60K Building a Replica of an Atlantis Gate

Les Enfants de Mac Gyver worked together to build a 19-foot replica of a gate from 'Stargate Atlantis.' And now, they’re building another one.

5.22.19

Big Tech Doesn't Want You to Be Able To Fix Your Things

The VICE Guide to Right Now goes inside the right to repair movement.

5.8.19

Did the FBI Seize My Vagina Cultures?

When the FBI raided the offices of at-home microbiome testing startup uBiome, it likely took with it data about my own health.

3.4.19

I Stood Up to Apple and Fixed My Own Mac

The company make it intentionally difficult for customers to do their own repairs, which – for obvious reasons – bugs me.

12.12.18

Marvel Stuntmen Recreated a 'Super Smash Bros.' Fight IRL and It's Incredible

Watch Mario, Link, Ness, and Captain Falcon duke it out in an live-action brawl.

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