DIY

Rat Pro X Gaming Mouse Boasts Swappable Sensors

Coming five years after the original R.A.T., a computer mouse whose size can be adjusted to match one's hand, Mad Catz' Rat Pro X is the same thing, but even more modular. You can swap sensors and change the wheel tread, among a bunch of other things, and it still has the looks of something designed by aliens.

Want To Cook Something New? How About Using A Condom?

No, this isn't the beginning of some lame dirty joke. The condom cookbook is a real thing -- in Japan. The book is titled "Condom Meals I Want To Make For You." I hope that the title is catchier in Japanese. In English it just kind of lays there on the page. The ebook is filled with 11 supposedly delicious recipes that involve the use of a condom in the preparation. Fortunately it does not actually require the eating of the condom.

MSI Prepares First PC Motherboard With USB 3.1, Type-C Port

A new revision of USB is upon us, and perhaps more exciting than its speed boost is its reversible type-C jack. MSI's as eager as you are about curbing the frustration of plugging in USB devices, and are preparing the “world's first” PC motherboard with support for the standard.

Acer Announces Revo One: Tiny HTPC Moonlighting As A NAS

Capable of streaming and storing loads of media content, Acer has here an uncharacteristically small home theater PC. It hopes to be the perfect compliment to your gigantic 4K flat-screen TV. It'll also make your NAS jealous, or even replace it outright.

Bark & Spark: Chinese Carpenter Crafts Wooden Electric Car

A carpenter from Shenyang, China named Liu Fulong wasn't fooling around when he built his first wooden electric car. Now he's back with an improved version of his innovative and environmentally-friendly vehicle that just might be the best wooden electric car on his – or any – block.

Go Fourth & Multiply: A Further 10 Cars Of The People Of Walmart

Our fourth installment of the Cars Of The People Of Walmart reinforces the perception that the character of what's driven accurately reflects the character of the driver. If that's the case, these characters have much in common with the ones in Looney Toons.

Indian Car Owner Looks Back On A Decade Driving In Reverse

From the “if life gives you lemons” file comes this heartwarming (and neck-twisting) tale of a man who made the best of a bad situation when his car wouldn't shift out of reverse gear.

My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.

Home-Made Chinese Microcar Serenades Driver With Built-In Sound System

A 60-year old man from Shanghai, China designed and built his own mini-car that seats only one but boasts a kick-ass sound system to drown out the noise of passing traffic. What have YOU done lately, hmm?

Chinese Villagers Pilfer Natural Gas Using Huge Bags. Oh, The Hunanity!

Got gas, will travel? Never mind the Beano, villagers from Binzhou in China's northeastern Shandong (not Hunan, sorry) province have come up with an innovative way to steal natural gas: inflate 6-meter (20-ft) long bags with the flammable fuel, then tow the blimp-like bags home. Evidently they've never heard of The Hindenburg.

Lian-Li PC-Q26 ITX Case Holds 11 Hard Drives

Are you looking to build your own NAS? Be sure to check out this latest offering from Lian-Li, which pairs a whopping eleven hard drive bays with the firm's signature brushed aluminum construction and finish.

2015 Skoda Fabia Lets Owners Personalize Their Dashboards

Czech automaker Skoda has introduced the world's first customizable dashboard. Initially available only on the new-for-2015 Skoda Fabia, the app (as in applique) is a self-adhesive removable foil panel displaying images selected from Skoda's website or uploaded by owners themselves for the ultimate in personalization.

Want To Make Your Own Bride And Groom For The Cake?

There are many, many bride and groom figures out there to choose from for the top of the wedding cake. My niece and her new husband used a Smurf couple on theirs. It can be hard to make a choice of the right design to top your cake. There is one other option available to you -- a DIY Wedding Cake Topper Kit. That way you can design the right bride and groom to go with your special day.

Want To Learn To Read Your Own Tea Leaves?

There are many mystical practices out there and the practitioners thereof abound.-- especially where I live. There are psychics, tarot card readers, numerologists, palm readers -- even my next door neighbor is a professional astrologer. With this cool Tea Leaf Reading Kit you can get into the game by learning to read the future in the tea leaves that remain in the cup.

Biostar's IDEQ-T1 Mini PC Packs USB Audio, Quad Core CPU

By incorporating a separate audio controller within its new barebone nettop, Biostar's IDEQ-T1 “K” model can play host to a number of audio enhancements and features that normally aren't found in this class of PC, including – inevitably – karaoke software.