DIYs & Mods

Star Wars Space Invaders

While it took several months to obtain the rarer minifigs he needed to create the LEGO Star Wars Space Invaders plaque that now hangs on his wall, Chris McVeigh aka Powerpig finally finished his awesome mash-up creation. Mixing retro gaming with classic sci-fi action, the Star Wars Space Invaders combo smooshes together everything I love about being a geek. I ...

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Rubik’s Cube Can Always Be Solved in 20 Moves or Less

A team of researchers, using 35 years of Google-donated idle CPU time, has mathematically proven that all all 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 Rubik’s Cube arrangements can be solved in 20 moves or less. The God number, as users in the Rubik’s community like to call it. Every solver of the Cube uses an algorithm, which is a sequence of steps for solving the ...

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How to Make a Proper BLT Sandwich

Or a BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBLT as it were. First, apply spread. Second, carefully place two slices of fresh tomato and crisp lettuce. Third, and maybe most important, pour a bowl containing 10 lbs. of perfectly fried bacon on to the sandwich and cover with the other piece of bread. The last step is pretty self-explanatory. I’ll give you a hint. It starts ...

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Listen to Howard Stern on the iPhone

For whatever reason, the official Sirius XM iPhone app doesn’t include Howard Stern’s satellite radio stations. For many subscribers who pay almost exclusively for Howard, this has been quite the annoyance. The free iPhone app Music Dock delivers all of the Sirius XM content, including Howard, Opie & Anthony and Oprah, to your iPhone. All you need is your Sirius ...

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How To Win Rock Paper Scissors Every Time: Roshambo Strategy (Infographic)

Despite popular belief, there is more to Rock Paper Scissors then blind luck. A lot more. Professional roshambo competitors apply certain strategies to their game and try to shy away from the common move. But if you’re a typical Rock Paper Scissor player, odds are you’re not competing against a professional. The following infographic provides the strategies you need to ...

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Facebook Hack Prank Fills Me With Turkish Delight

A pack of brilliant Turkish pranksters decided to use Facebook’s use of crowd-sourced linguistics for their own benefit. A group of clever hackers congregated on the Inci Szlk message board and launched a full-scale attack on the Turkish branch of Facebook’s language translation interface, which relies on crowd-sourcing to improve the lingustics of the non-English Facebook translated pages. Hilarity ensued. ...

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Turn Your Old Cellphone Into a Wallet

Clamshell cellphones are well on their way out, quickly being replaced by flat touchscreens. In fact, we haven’t even posted about a clamshell style device since 2008. I’ve gathered quite an arsenal of broken cellphones over the years, whether they were dropped in the toilet or just plain overused, a lot of clamshell models had relatively short lifespans, at least ...

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Your Very Own Sad Keanu

As far as papercraft goes, this isn’t the most artistic creation we’ve ever seen. But for those of you who are as artistically-challenged as I am, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This simple print-and-cut DIY allows you to have your very own Sad Keanu computer monitor companion. A pair of scissors and a piece of tape should get the ...

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