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HP WiFi Mouse Launched!

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Here’s a brilliant idea of the century, why not make a wifi mouse that makes use of your computer/laptop’s existing WiFi card?

This new HP WiFi mouse does exactly that, no receivers needed, works off your existing WiFi card.

I’ve been wondering why no one has thought of this before, your computer’s existing wireless card can cover much bigger range than bluetooth or the fake 2.4Ghz receivers.

But finally it’s here, get the

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iPhone-Controlled DIY Disappearing Kitchen Island!

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For those of you looking to add more space to your kitchen, you might want to take a look at what Tim Thaler did by building an iPhone-controlled disappearing kitchen island.  Simply genius!

After weeks of online research, Mr. Thaler decided a hydraulic scissor lift would make his dream possible. New, the 500-pound piece of machinery costs close to $4,500, but Thaler was able to find a used model on eBay for $380, including shipping. The lift sits in a uti

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How to get 300Mbps Connection on Wireless N Dual-Band Router!

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I’ve recently bought a new Linksys E4200 Wireless N dual-band router that works on dual-band, 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz (which is a really great router btw, highly recommended).

Well, I’ve connected my main desktop via Wireless N to my new router but my Windows 7 indicates that I am only connected at 130Mbps.

To see your Wireless connection speed on Windows, right click on your wi

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How to Make a Solar Charged Kobo eReader!

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Do you have an eReader such as a Kobo or a Kindle that you read often under the sunlight, perhaps at the beach on your smoke breaks?

If so, you might be interested in turning some of that UV rays into charging your eReader as one user did with his Kobo eReader, attaching a 80mA output solar cells to the back of the unit.

Although most eReaders do have good battery life but this could be a good application to refer if you have similar projects.

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Wireless LED Floodlight Review!

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Recently, I’ve been looking for floodlight replacement for my house because the old one was breaking and didn’t work all that well.

Well, I went to Home Depot and they had a bunch of them but they all cost like over $100 plus you needed to wire them directly to your home’s AC power.

After doing some more research with solar LED lights and other floodlights, I found this great little wireless L

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Does the Moon Pull the Water From the Ocean?

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I got up at 4AM today and found the beautiful full moon setting, do they call that “moonset”? Well, that got me thinking about how the ocean tide works and me questioning myself, “does the moon pull water from the ocean?” or is it the other way around? I know moon has some gravitational/magnetic pull on earth but is that strong (stronger than the sun) enough to pull waters? Or the sun doesn’t have much magnetic pull because it’s much farther away from the earth than moon?

I decided to do some research so my brain gets smarter.

According t

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American Airlines Adding Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablets to First Class!

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Want to test drive out the new Galaxy Tab 10.1?  If you fly first class on American Airlines often, you should be expecting to get a chance to demo these units as American Airlines will be experimenting with customer satisfaction by giving their first class passengers the new tablet devices.

American Airlines is starting to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 units to its first class passengers as an entertainment option during several flights, Mashable is repor

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How to Forge Your Own DIY Sword from Scratch!

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Using some incredible creativity and DIY improvisations, Jesus Hernandez forges his own sword from scratch, starting with making his own steel-forging equipment to experimenting with various different methods to make a Japanese short sword.   The best part?  Jesus did take some detailed photographs and left a long 6-part journal so you can forge your own sword from scratch. (Yes, it was that interesting, I read it all!)

“From Dust to Edge” is the documentation of a long journey in the e

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DIY Android WiFi Controlled RC Car!

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Here’s a cool implementation of Android smartphone controlling an RC car via WiFi.  I know there’s a bunch of ways to use Arduino with Android but this is an example that there’s no limits to what you can do with an Android device and your brain.

The RC car (battery powered) is completely controlled by Flyport. The module manages Wi-Fi link to an Android Smartphone and it drives the servo motors (PWM signal). On the following video you see the Android phone internal accelerometers drive directly the RC Car.

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DIY Web Interface Control System for Central Heating and Hot Water!

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In the near future, you should be able to control all of your house heating system and even hot water via a web interface.  But for those of you who don’t want to wait for that, you can make your own like Nicholas did, a DIY web interface control system for your central heating and hot water made possible by a linux box and some relays.

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