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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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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.

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If you Lack coffee table just isn't sci-fi enough, don't worry, you have options. One of the more interesting projects is converting it into an "infinity" table, where the combination of LEDs, glass and a mirror creates a neat optical illusion that's sure to entertain guests and terrify your cat.

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The USB Killer is infamous (but ingenious). Plug it in, and within seconds your computer is dead, motherboard fried thanks to a high voltage dose of electricity, along with any other nearby components. This video shows you how it works, but the takeaway is clear: Never connect random USB devices to your computer.