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  • Opinion: Craft your own cotton candy machine from an old hard drive

    Fresh cotton candy is one of those rare treats you find only at county fairs, ball games, and carnivals, because for most of us it's just too frivolous to buy an at-home cotton candy machine. However, if, like most tech-savvy people, you have a few old hard drives sitting around that still spin, you can build your own cotton candy maker on the cheap.

  • Opinion: 85,000 Rubik's Cubes make gorgeous mosaics (and other stuff you missed)

    Today's edition of GeekBytes proves there's more to Rubik's Cubes than the frustration of not being able to finish them. What are we talking about? Read on to find out, and to see other things you might have missed.

  • Opinion: How to get all A's at school with Raspberry Pi (and other stuff you missed)

    At school, whenever I got a big project to work on at home to present in class, I'd spend days trying to think up how to make everyone else's work look drab. Sometimes this worked out, but after seeing this father-daughter Raspberry Pi poster project, looks like I got a taste of my own medicine.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Digital wrongs management

    One patent-holding firm says it will see Apple in court. Elsewhere, people continue to pontificate on Apple's newest hire, and Walmart takes a page from Apple's playbook--and uses Apple's devices to do it. The remainders for Wednesday, March 20, 2013 are available where all fine goods are sold.

  • Opinion: Deal Nerd News: $105 off dual 24" Dell U2412M LCD bundle, $80 Android Tablet, 90" LED HDTV, more

    Welcome back to the latest and greatest findings from within the depths of the Deal Nerd lab. Multi-taskers and power users alike will nerd-gasm over this amazing deal on two Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" monitors with dual monitor desk stand for $105 off. This monitor made it in our best LCD monitor deals. You can also snag yourself a slim little 7" Android 4.0 tablet for just $80.45. And if you have a lot of friends to impress or need something to fill your mansion, be sure to check out the 90" Sharp 3D LED HDTV for only a little more than your first car cost. You'll find these scientifically-awesome offers and many others below, so scroll down before the hottest deals disappear.

  • Opinion: Deal Nerd Picks: $280 off Apple MacBook Retina, 46% off Vizio Tablet, 55" LG LED SMART TV, more

    It's Thursday, so that must mean the Deal Nerd has finished all the calculations and come up with a new set of hot deals. Today's scientifically proven hottest deal is on Apple's new MacBook Pro 13.3-inch laptop, complete with awe-inspiring Retina display with an unheard of $280 savings. Don't miss the chance to grab a sleek Vizio 8-inch Android tablet for 46% off, as it made it on LogicBuy's Best Tablet Deal roundup, or snag a gorgeous 55" LG 55LM8600 LED 3D 240Hz HDTV with 6 pairs of 3D glasses for just $1,389.99.

  • Opinion: Xi3 takes orders for Piston Steam box at sub-$1000 prices

    If Xi3's Piston is any indication, PC-based game consoles that run Steam and other services won't come cheap.

  • Opinion: Deal Nerd Today: $699 Dell Inspiron 15R SE Laptop, $90 Android Tablet, $499 Quad-Core Desktop, and more

    Welcome back to the lab of the Deal Nerd!

  • Opinion: Product snapshot: LIFX Wi-Fi home LED light-bulb

    LED light-bulbs are the Next Big Thing. Compared to all current lighting technologies, they’re superior in nearly every way. They’re far more energy efficient than incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent globes, while being able to output light that’s nearly as pleasant as a good ol’ fashioned Edison bulb. Remember when you didn’t have to wait for your lights to warm up and stop flickering?

  • Opinion: Meet the Deal Nerd: big savings on powerful PCs, 4K TVs, & more

    Welcome, fellow deal seekers, to the first edition of the Deal Nerd. As you visit the Deal Nerd lab, please be sure not to touch any of our instruments, as this lab is precisely setup to hunt down the best deals, discounts, and coupons across our beloved interwebs. I, the Deal Nerd, will be bringing you the hottest and coolest deals several times a week with the help of our friends from LogicBuy.

  • Opinion: How to add YouTube to your Roku box

    Did you hear the news? Roku just announced a new box, the Roku 3, complete with a faster processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a headphone jack in the remote.

  • Opinion: Smart watches: coming soon to a wrist near you

    Smart watches could be a the thing to kick-start wearable computing, following the success of activity trackers such as the Fitbit and Nike Fuelband. Apple is rumoured to be working on an iWatch, while Sony has already launched its Smart Watch.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Ad vantage

    Are Apple's ads falling behind those of their rivals? One ad man thinks so. Elsewhere, Apple forks over credit to parents bit by inadvertent in-app purchases, and one CEO tells us how he really feels about the company under its new leadership. The remainders for Tuesday, February 26, 2013 aren't pulling any punches.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Funny money

    Apple's taking stock of its stock situation, issuing updates for AirPort, and thinking about making it easier to exchange cash via your iPhone. The remainders for Thursday, February 7, 2013 are in the money.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's CEO is wrong about Office for iOS: Here's why

    Rumors have been floating around for some time that Microsoft is hard at work developing Microsoft Office apps for iOS--or more specifically for the Apple iPad. Speculation about Office for iOS has grown following the launch of Office 2013 and the new Office 365, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appears to have squashed that dream for the time being.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Small change

    More "information"--if it can be called such--about the iPad mini's rumored Retina display, Mac OS X 10.9 may soon roar onto the scene, and Apple's shrinking yet another of its products (sort of). The remainders for Monday, February 4, 2013 are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: FineReader Touch brings multi-lingual OCR scanning to iOS

    There are plenty of apps that can turn your phone into the equivalent of a mobile scanner, using the camera to take snapshots of various documents, then letting you file and/or share those documents.

  • Opinion: What to look for at Macworld/iWorld

    If we weren't covering and participating in the show ourselves, these are the events and exhibitors we'd want to be sure we didn't miss.

  • Opinion: Network not work: life without internet

    Could you live without the internet? We certainly can't, and it seems even Google is beginning to rethink its online-only approach with its ARM-powered Chromebook laptops.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Job one

    Your first clip of the first Steve Jobs movie awaits; Disney's CEO got harsh words from his Apple counterpart; and dude, you're getting a solution to all Dell's problems. The remainders for Thursday, January 24, 2013 are not left-handed.



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