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Terrifying Laser Bazooka Is Like A Handheld Death Star

In the right hands, broken electronics can be turned into something useful again. But useful isn’t the best way to describe Drake Anthony’s 200-watt laser bazooka made from a bunch of old DLP projectors that he bought off eBay. Words like incredibly “dangerous”, “do-not-try-this-at-home” or “are you crazy?” seem more appropriate.


How To Unlock Secret Settings In Windows 10

The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you’re doing, you can don your tweaking and customise Windows in a variety of ways. Here’s how to get started.


Finally, A Playable Version Of The World's Tiniest Violin

It doesn’t take much practice to learn to play the world’s tiniest violin — just a complete and utter lack of sympathy for what someone else is complaining about. But thanks to the folks at Design I/O, your microscopic violin will finally produce actual sad music.


Hacker Claims To Be Selling 32 Million Twitter Passwords On Dark Web 

Another day, another report that your social-media password could now be for sale on the dark web: A hacker claims to be selling 32 million Twitter log-ins. Twitter, on the other hand, says it wasn’t even hacked and that the information probably comes from other leaks and people using the same password for everything.


Use Your Siri Remote To Control Your Mac

The Apple TV brings with it a revamped, Siri-powered remote control to make it easier for you to jump between menus, navigate through content and beat your high score on Crossy Road. With a simple hack the remote can also be used to control your Mac OS X machine. Here’s how it’s done.


Someone Built A Real-Life Mechanical Version Of Pong Complete With A Square Ball

Video: A real-life version of Pong would actually be just a ping-pong table, since that’s what the classic video game was based on. But a bunch of clever hackers in Uruguay have succeeded in making a real-life version of the video game that’s still played using a pair of rectangular paddles and a square ball bouncing back and forth.


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.


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