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Given the underground nature of tubers, you might think you need a lot of space in your garden where you can dig deeply if you want to successfully grow edible potatoes. Actually, though, you can pretty easily grow potatoes above ground in a pot or bag.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai believes that we are moving to an “AI-first” world. In this world, we will be interacting with personal digital assistants on a range of platforms, including through Google’s new intelligent speaker 'Google Home' and other Google-powered devices.

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There are a ton of ways to get a rusted, stuck or jammed nut or bolt out of a piece of furniture or another object, but the folks at Make Magazine run down several methods — each a bit more destructive — in this great rundown. Our favourite though, is the nut splitter, an affordable tool worth keeping your DIY toolkit.

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If your house is sitting on stumps, chances are you will have some sort of particleboard base which acts as the main floor support. It is what your flooring surface is resting on and this is called a subfloor. Over time, as plywood subfloors that sits under carpet expands and contracts, the nails can come loose and the subfloor separated from the floor joists. Although it's not a safety concern, it's an annoyance: squeaky floors under your carpet.

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The Raspberry Pi is a fantastically affordable computer, but when you add in the cost of a display, mouse, and keyboard, things get a little more expensive. Good thing you don't really need them. With VNC, you can access your Pi from a laptop or desktop computer using the same mouse, keyboard, and display that you always do, no rewiring required.

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Why roll dice with your hands when a dedicated tower can do the work for you? How about one that's sturdy, yet folds away neatly for storage and transport? Turns out the plans for such a device are straightforward and while laser-cutting is the easiest way to make one, you're free to use more traditional methods.

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DIY isn't always the easiest way to do something, but it's usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let's check out some great DIY tech projects that will teach you a ton about the tools you probably use every day — and protect your privacy and give you control over your own data in the process.

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You can buy your own small lantern that will fit in a tent cheaply enough, but where's the fun in that? If you want to make your own, customised to whatever specs you want, Adafruit has a guide.