Your mother's missive to "Be polite!" might suffice to help you get by as a tolerable guest. But if you really want to shine as an exceptional and always-welcome guest, you may want to add a trick or two to your traveling bag.
You likely have all sorts of things in your home right now that would serve you well in an emergency, with a few additions and some organization, you'll have a functional kit and contingency plan.
Learning to pick locks is a fun exercise in learning about locking mechanisms, honing a useful skill, and getting a better understanding of how locks work and protect—or fail to protect—you and your stuff.
The price of extra monitors has fallen steadily over the years, quality has risen, and Windows is more multi-monitor friendly than ever. Here's how to make the most of your multi-monitor setup in Windows 7 and 8.
So you've decided you want to drop off the map and leave Big Brother behind. It's harder than ever in our always-connected world, but if you're ready to plan your big vanishing act, here are a few tips to get you started.
Smashing the snooze button is so quaint. Modify your alarm to shut off when blasted with a phaser gun.
We've shown you how to use an Arduino chip to hack a cooler and slow cook your food, now it's time to hack a slow cooker to cultivate your own delicious home made yogurt.
Save your money for more lenses; convert a cardboard tube and some simple parts into a lens extension tube to take macro photographs on the cheap.
If your office needs a shot of something more organic than your nature desktop wallpaper, you might want to take a cue from today's featured workspace and bring outdoor elements inside.
This clever HDTV mount doesn't just float your television between two Stolmen system support poles, it provides a read space for wrangling cable clutter and peripherals.
Surely your company acquired a laser cutter for more pressing matters than creating copies of wildly popular European board games. Disregard that and fire it up this weekend to craft a copy Settlers of Catan.
Automatic air fresheners practically beg to be hacked apart thanks to the servo motors and timers inside. One photography enthusiast demonstrates how to hack apart a Glade air freshener to build a remote camera trigger.
Android: Relax and Sleep is a free sound-generator for android phones that makes it easy to create custom sleep soundtracks.
If you want to keep your workshop extra tidy (and keep dust and debris out away from your electronics if your shop is mixed-use), this DIY "Dust Sniper" dust extractor is a great way to keep things tidy and safe.
If you're looking for a slick stand to showcase some of your electronics gear this DIY project turns an IKEA table into a modern looking stand with integrated wire-concealment.
We've shown you some great tricks for hard-boiling eggs over the years, now it's time to hone your soft-boiling skills. Check out how to soft-boil a perfect egg.