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Law 101 for Inventors: Legal Protection and Why You Need It

So you’ve come up with an original invention or idea, and now you're ready to go out into the world and make an impact with it. But before you can do that, you should think about the legal protection and measures that you need to set in place for your start-up.

The Future of Broadband: Where It's Headed and The Changes That Are About to Come

Numerous studies have already been conducted to confirm the obvious: the future of mobile Internet lies with 4G and users will continue to sign up for the service in the years to come, which will push mobile data demand higher than it has ever been.

A Mic for Every Occasion: Types of Mics and Where to Use Them

Microphones. They come in all shapes and sizes and are used in a wide variety of applications. Most gadgets you own nowadays probably have a microphone embedded in it somewhere--from your laptop to your phone and maybe even your alarm clock.

How LEDs Light Up Your Life in Ways You Never Imagined

So you might have taken one look at the title and went, "LED lights? What does that have to do with me?" Well, if you're well aware of what it can do and what people around you have been doing with it, then you'll agree that it has a lot to do with you.

Greening Up Electronics: Recycling and Reusing to Reduce Emissions

Electronic waste is one of the biggest problems that affects not only America, but also the rest of the world. Most electronics (or the parts that make them up) are full of toxins, and simply throwing them out will have detrimental impacts on the natural world. The good news is that electronics can easily be recycled, and oftentimes, they can also be reused. 

Top Four Cases to Jazz Up Your iPhone and Show Off Your Personality

Apple has sold over 108 million units since the first iPhone was released in 2007, and they're still going strong. Naturally, that means there are millions of people all over the world who have the exact same phone as you do. But while the actual phone might be the same, they don't have to look the same, given the wide selection of iPhone cases available.

Tech 101: When and Why You Should Buy Refurbished Electronics

 A lot of people say that refurbished goods aren't for them. The reason for that is they have misconceptions on the quality, durability, and functionality of refurbished items. But the fact of the matter is this: just because it's been 'fixed up' or 'repaired' doesn't mean that it won't last long.

What the World Would Be Like Without O-Rings

O-rings. They're those small, looped elastomers that mechanics and photography hobbyists always seem to say they need when they're in the middle of some project. I was pretty much blown away by how useful these little buggers were, which led me to think about what the world would be like without o-rings--and let me just say, it wasn't pretty.

Digital Gold Rush: Gold Bullion Optical Mouse Exudes Luxury With Every Click

Now we aren't all millionaires, so we can't possibly afford having a couple hundred gold bars to put in our personal safes. As an alternative, we normal folks can get ones of these Gold Bullion Optical Mouse instead. You know, to show that we can keep up with the gold trend without going into debt.

How to Select a Home Automation Provider, From Vivint to HAI

If you've taken all the information we covered about home automation earlier and decided that you want to install one in your home, then the next (and obvious) thing you need to do is figure out which provider to go with. Vivint appears to be a prime contender, seeing as they've just recently got the Central Station of the Year Award.

Advantages of Having a Fully-Automated Home: Remote Security, Energy, and Home Management

How many times have you left your home, only to come running through the front door to check if the alarm has been set or if all of your appliances have been unplugged? Unfortunately, it's part of being human to be forgetful. One solution? Fully automating your home.

Technology and the Future of Payments: Credit Cards and the Mobile Wallet

We are currently living in the digital age, where seemingly advanced technologies from the past are slowly being rendered obsolete. One such technology includes those from the payments industry, where advancements in mobile wallets, which takes advantage of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

Four Random Things Every Mobile User Should Know

The world is slowly shifting to mobile. People use mobile phones for more reasons than you think: to call their loved ones, to send text messages, to access social networking sites, and maybe read and reply to a few emails or so from work.

When It Comes to Office Chairs, One Size Does Not Fit All

If you've put on a bit of weight or have always been on the heavy side, then it might be time to go look at office chairs for large people. Not only will you find them roomier and more comfortable, you'll also be doing your body good.

Fixed Internet Providers, 4G Wireless, and the Future of the Internet

A lot of people pit 4G wireless broadband against fixed internet services. Some say that the former is where the future of the Internet lies, while others believe that the latter will continue to be the type of service that the majority of users will use when accessing the World Wide Web.


Punch Your Own Guitar Picks Out Of Your Old Credit Cards And Hotel Key Cards

I went to college with this complete guitar freak who collected, among other guitar and music paraphernalia, guitar picks. He had tons of unique and personalized guitar picks and I'd have a lot of fun just looking over them when we would hang out at his place in between classes.

Be A Proud Spaz And Own It By Chugging Down A Can Of Spaz Juice

If you frequently forget where you placed things a few minutes later or regularly lose important documents, your car keys, or even your mobile phone, then you, my friend, are a spaz.

Biofuel Caffeinated Popcorn: Better Than A Cup Of Coffee?

When normal popcorn just ain't doing it for you, then maybe it's time to switch to the Biofuel Caffeinated Popcorn. If you want a pick-me-up other than coffee, then here's some good news: each bag of this popcorn contains just as much caffeine as a single cup of joe. The best part is that it still tastes just like normal popcorn would: sweet and just the right bit of salty. Mmm-hmm.

Candy Grabber Keeps Your Kids Hands Out Of The Candy Jar

Here's a completely fun way to control the amount of sweets your tot can get his or her hands on without having to be really mean about it. The Candy Grabber lets you teach your child the value of moderation in a fun and ultimately rewarding way.

The Rolleiflex MiniDigi Is A Fun Way To Take Photos The Vintage Way

Remember those cameras you often see in really old movies that look insanely huge and complicated to use? You know, the ones which look like there are two lens and then the photographer has to hide behind this veil or cloth and then pull some lever to take a photo?