Build An Entire Home Automation System With A Raspberry Pi And Arduino

We’ve seen a lot of DIY home automation projects over the years, but Instructables user electronichamsters shows off one of the most complete systems we’ve seen yet. You’ll be able to use it to monitor just about everything in your house.

App Directory: The Best Two-Factor Authentication App For iPhone

Two-factor authentication is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against getting your accounts hacked, and you should enable it now if you haven’t already. Authy is our favourite two-factor app on the block.

Premium Computer Fans Tested: Do They Keep Your Computer Cooler?

The fans that come with your computer are probably bland and cheap, so you may be tempted to buy something a little nicer. LinusTechTips tested premium Noctua fans to find out if they actually kept their computer cooler or quieter.

'Pre-Draft' Emails To Save Your Coworkers Time

Many emails we send ask the recipient to contact a third party on our behalf. If you include the suggested text, you’ll save everyone time and get the email out faster.

All The New Stuff Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft gave us a small peek at the next version of Windows today, confusingly dubbed Windows 10. Here’s what you can expect to see.

Six Obstacles That Hinder Your Creative Projects

I have a lot of ideas in my head. And for the most part, that’s where they stay. Even if you have a deluge of great ideas, there are a lot of ways you might convince yourself not to pursue them. Here are six blocks I’ve faced with my own ideas, and how I overcame them.

Post-It Plus Captures, Organises And Shares Physical Sticky Notes

iOS: Capturing sticky notes with your smartphone camera is nothing new. However, the new Post-It Plus smartly detects any sticky notes, allows you to organise them individually or as groups, and lets you share them.

How To Look Better In Photos Based On Your Body Type

Most of us don’t like to see ourselves in photographs, because we don’t like to see our imperfections. Here are a few tricks anyone can implement to look better when the shutter clicks.

Form Better Habits By Making Them More Convenient

Managing our habits is one of the trickiest things to do. Gretchen Rubin uses the Strategy of Convenience to make it easier to stick to new habits.

'Diligence Isn't A Personality Type. It's A Skill You Learn'

We like to think that certain skills are innate. Writer Shawn Blanc reminds us that most skills needed to be creative and successful are learned over time.