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University Students Turned Go-Karts Into Mario Kart With Real-Life Power-Ups

Many of us spent a good portion of our university years battling it out in Mario Kart. Those carefully-honed skills aren’t exactly a big seller on your resume, unless you happen to be one of four Colorado State University students who created a real-life version of the game, complete with weapons and power-ups.


Combining A Blender, Chainsaw And Motorcycle Is The Best Thing Ever

Video: Looking for a fun weekend project that promises to improve every last part of the forthcoming Summer? Do what Instructables’ Mike Warren did and combine a gas-powered chainsaw with a blender for making the smoothest margaritas without the need for a power cord.


Mad Scientist Builds Fully Functional Hoverbike

Video: Because a thermite-blasting cannon isn’t crazy enough, Colin Furze used a pair of motors and propellers designed for parasailing to build himself a fully functional flying hoverbike. It’s easily one of the mad scientist’s most dangerous builds to date, but seeing how manoeuvrable it is almost makes us want to build one too.


If You Have A 3D Printer You Can Make Yourself A Cheap Robotic Lawn Mower

A decent robot mower will set you back a couple thousand dollars, considerably more than the robot vacuum that’s patrolling your living room for dust. But if you’ve got access to a 3D printer and a bit of electronics know-how, you can print and build a robotic mower for a fraction of the cost.


5 Reasons You Should Still Jailbreak Your iPhone

Jailbreaking isn’t the hot topic it once was. All the new features in iOS, plus the iPhone’s availability on all the major US carriers means it’s no longer such a compelling proposition (especially given the drawbacks). But is the golden era of jailbreaking truly over? Here are 5 reasons why it’s still worth cracking open your iPhone’s operating system.


How To Disguise Fun Websites At Work

The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you. Here’s your guide to staying safe from curious co-workers and patrolling upper management if you need to take a quick glance online.


How To Customise Android's Quick Settings Dropdown Menu

With the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google added a convenient Quick Settings panel to the top of the screen, letting you toggle settings such as WiFi, Bluetooth, auto-rotation and more. With the help of a third-party utility, you can add any shortcut you’d like to this slide-down drawer.


How To Make Your Own Magnetic Slime Using White Glue And Iron Filings

If you’re not sure the novelty of putty that reacts to magnets will hold your attention long enough to spend $US15 ($20) on a whole can of it, Dave Hax shows you how to make your own on the cheap using just Elmer’s white glue, some Borax (sodium borate) powder, and iron filings.


FBI Refuses To Divulge How It Tracked Paedophiles On Tor

In 2015, the FBI hacked Tor to identify users of child sex websites. But despite requests being made in court, it’s now refusing to reveal the finer points of how it carried out the operation.


An Atari Cartridge Game Boy Lets You Play Retro Games Without A Console

The electronics powering the Atari 2600 were even simpler than those found in the original Game Boy. So why are recreations like the Atari Flashback 2.0 so big? There’s no reason they have to be, as lovablechevy proved by squeezing them into a old Atari video game cartridge.


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