Project Farm performed an unusually rigorous set of tests on different brands of spray paint, then left out the painted panels in the elements for a year. He even sprayed the hood of his truck to see how a DIY paint job with each would stand up. The standard premium options from Rustoleum and Valspar turn out to be predictable winners, but it's always good to be reminded that the dollar cans from WalMart are terrible—and so is the really expensive stuff.
I absolutely adored Lincoln Michel's new novel The Body Scout, which feels like a classic cyberpunk noir with a twist of freshly modern relevance. Here's the official blurb: In the future you can have any body you want – as long as you can afford it. But in a New York ravaged by climate change… READ THE REST
The 1990s were not great for Bill Geerhart, an unemployed and not-so-aspiring screenwriter in his 30s. As a way to pass the time, he channeled his inner 10-year-old Billy and began writing letters to famous and infamous people and institutions. He wrote them in pencil on elementary school ruled paper and asked funny, relevant questions… READ THE REST
The Pantera PicoPC is a tiny PC (2.5" square and 1.7" tall) that runs fast enough to pass muster as a practical daily driver. Though a little larger than some rival models, that fact brings us to its distinctive feature: active cooling. As current mini-PCs are often said to have heat issues, the fan (which… READ THE REST
From electric toothbrushes to blow dryers that brush your hair for you while you style, life is full of everyday gizmos and gadgets that just make things way easier. But if you're still using flimsy, cheap disposable lighters in your day-to-day, you may want to take a step back and consider an upgrade. If you've… READ THE REST
Rarely are we ever offline these days. The digital age we live in keeps us glued to the Internet, and leaving your cyberspace connection insecure leaves you exposed to threats. Pirates and hackers are getting craftier than ever, and our information is always at risk of being stolen or compromised if we don't take the… READ THE REST
Need to go live? Long gone are the days of in-person meetings that could've been an email and here to stay are live streams and watching stream recordings for both work and play. However, if you're using a cellphone and a dream to make your presentations pop, you may be out of luck. Grab XSplit… READ THE REST