Anyone Can Build This Open Source, DRM-Free Kindle Alternative

The Open Book Project is in the process of designing an open source device that will let you read ebooks without being locked-in with a corporation.


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.


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.


A DIY Programmer Made a New Game for the 50-Year-Old Apollo Guidance Computer

“The AGC wasn't just an important part [of Apollo]: it was the core of the entire ship, without which the entire program wouldn't have been possible.”


Rogue Cyclists Create Bike Lane Barriers With Toilet Plungers

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


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.


A DIY Internet Network Has Drastically Expanded Its Coverage in NYC

With the installation of "Supernode 3," NYC Mesh now covers large swaths of both Manhattan and Brooklyn.


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.


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.


What Is a VESA Mount Adapter and Why Is Apple Charging $200 for It?

The VESA adapter for Apple’s new monitor will probably cost more than the stand you mount it to.


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.