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Save your power cables with a little help from twist-ties

Broken cables suck. Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make them last longer.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

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Sony Dev-50 digital binoculars fill a double bill as a still or video camera

Instead of a pair of metal tubes packed with lenses, the DEV-50 binoculars is a pair of 1080p HD camcorders joined together. Andy Ihnatko took them for a spin.

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Reviving a dead Apple remote

The white Apple remote still has plenty of life left in it--provided you supply it with the power it needs.

Eight tools to map and share your travels

Don't keep your adventures all to yourself. Share your locations, photos, and stories from the road with these inexpensive Websites and apps.

Frame your calendar

Want to place your iCal calendar on the wall in digital form? Here's how.

Control the world

Your Mac can already talk to all kinds of electronic devices. But there are plenty of other gizmos that your Mac can’t communicate with: motors, robots, external LCD displays, and sensors of all sorts. You’ll need a microcontroller to connect hobbyist hardware to your Mac. Brian Jepson shows you how it’s done.