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Build A Smart Umbrella Stand That Alerts You When Rain Is Forecasted

You have all sorts of tools to let you know when it’s going to rain, but if you really want to make sure you’re prepared, Device Plus has a guide for creating a umbrella stand that sounds an alarm if you try to leave the house without your umbrella when rain is in the forecast.


Dealhacker: Canon EOS M10 With 15-45mm Lens For $300

It’s not often you get the opportunity to pick up a decent Canon camera for almost 50 per cent off, let alone a lens as well. For today only however, for $300 you can own a Canon EOS M10 with 15-45mm lens, a huge saving on its $549.95 RRP.


Use This Blend Mode In Photoshop To Perfectly Align Images

If you’re working on an image in Photoshop that’s cut into numerous sections, sometimes you find yourself needing to carefully align the different layers just by eye. Set one layer to the “difference” blend mode, though and it’s infinitely easier.


Conquer Your First Rope Climb With These Intermediary Exercises

If you’re training for an obstacle race of some sort, then you’ll likely need to climb a tall rope. Climbing a rope, like the pull-up or push-up, can be worked on, one exercise at a time. Here are the exercises that will prepare you for rope climbing and more.


How Free-to-Play Games Like Pokemon GO Actually Make Money

Many of the world’s most popular games are free-to-play, yet they still manage to make a lot of money. Here’s a simple explanation of how they work, and why they’re able to get people to for over their cash for something that’s technically 100 per cent free.


Top 9 YouTube Channels To Inspire You To Get Outside

The weather is improving — slowly — and your urge to venture outside grows. Whether it’s a huge national park or just a green space closer to home, here are some channels that will inspire you to get out and explore.


Stream Music From A Record Player To Any Computer In The House With A Raspberry Pi

Have some vinyl you want to listen to anywhere in the house? The folks over at Mozilla (yes, that Mozilla) wanted to find a way to get one record player to stream audio throughout the entire office. Their solution was a Raspberry Pi.


Even More Evidence BMI Isn't A Good Measure Of Health

We already knew BMI isn’t a great measure of whether a person is fat or not, but now a study confirms that it’s not a good measure of health either.


Make A DIY Paracord Belt With Survival Pack Belt Buckle

I’m always a sucker for DIY survival gear and this paracord belt really fits the bill. It even includes a full survival kit turned into the belt’s buckle.


Pick A Good Eggplant By Looking At Its Skin And Stem

If you’re shopping around for some fresh eggplant, these simple rules of thumb will help you avoid the ones that have gone bad. Sheela Prakash at The Kitchn suggests you look at two things when choosing an eggplant.


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