This broadbeam LED headlamp, which uses a strip of 20 LEDs, is on sale for a low price on Amazon right now. It's my first choice for doing any kind of work in dark places. It lights a wide area and is very bright. It's lightweight, too. It uses 3 AAA batteries and has an easy on-off touch sensor switch.
About 10 years ago I was in New York City, walking to Martha Stewart's office to interview her for Wired. About 10 minutes before my appointment, I noticed my fingernails looked too long for polite company. It suddenly became very important that I trim my nails immediately. I spotted a bodega and found the tiny… READ THE REST
A few years ago I was at Maker Faire with my family. We stopped at a booth run by Tile, a company that makes small Bluetooth trackers to attach to things you don't want to lose. The person in the booth let us spin a wheel of fortune to try to win a Tile. Carla… READ THE REST
Amazon has a good deal right now on an Echo Dot and a Plum Sengled Bluetooth bulb. I use Echo Dots around the house to play the news, podcasts, audiobooks, and to control various smart systems and devices. READ THE REST
Backup cameras have been in cars for a long time, and continue to play a significant role in car safety features. The U.S. Congress made its first big step toward requiring them to be considered standard equipment in vehicles in 2008, but it really wasn't until 2018 that manufacturers were required to make rear camera… READ THE REST
Not everybody is wired to be a tinkerer. Some of us just want to push the on button, have a machine spring to life, do its job, and be done with it. But if you're someone who looks at that whirring, spinning machine and wonders how that's actually happening, then the Raspberry Pi is practically… READ THE REST
There's no getting around it. Humans are hairy creatures. In fact, some of us are incredibly hairy creatures. While men with full, luscious heads of hair are deemed attractive and sexy, guys with an excess of back hair are not judged as kindly. No, guys with even a trace of noticeable hair growth on their… READ THE REST