11 Easy DIY holiday gifts your family will actually like

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The holidays are already among us and if you’re still scrambling for the perfect holiday present for your family, you’re probably shit out of luck, my friend. 

But have no fear. It’s time to finally skip those long lines and those pesky overdraft fees with a few simple DIY holiday gifts your family will actually enjoy. 

1. ‘How To Tell Time’ Coffee and Wine Glass Holder

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How to: You’ll need an 18 by 16 inch dark-stained piece of wood, white paint, and attach sawtooth hangers. This is a funny but simple DIY gift that anyone can appreciate, cheers.  Read more…

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Razer Phone gets torn down on video: Tons of screws, but relatively easy to fix

YouTuber Zach Nelson, better known as his YouTube alias JerryRigEverything, has just taken it to himself to unwrap the interesting new Razer Phone and show us what’s making it click and tick like the well-oiled machine it is.
After unscrewing nearly a dozen screws, we get to see just how easy screen replacement on the Razer Phone will be for all those unlucky enough to drop the device on some fine Italian terracotta. Attached at the rear of the display is one of the largest heatpipes ever on a smartphone and that’s necessary due to the gaming-oriented nature …

How to improve your iPhone X battery life: 3 quick and easy tips and tricks

Battery charge is one of the many things we’ll never have enough of, it seems. Even today’s top phones can barely get us through two days of use, and nothing leads us to believe that the situation is to improve anytime soon. Hardly a surprise, our articles with tips and tricks on improving smartphone battery life draw quite a lot of attention. Articles like the one you’ve landed on, dedicated to the fancy, flashy iPhone X.
So, how do you improve your iPhone X battery life? Well, you cannot swap the stock battery cell for one with a larger …

Security woes as backdoor in OnePlus devices is discovered, allows for easy gain of root access

A potentially dangerous backdoor in multiple OnePlus devices has been just unearthed by a knowing developer, revealing a hidden app that can be potentially used to gain root access and take control over the device.
Dubbed “EngineedMode”, the app has been created by Qualcomm to most certainly test out hardware, but OnePlus has taken it to itself to tamper with the app, customize it, and preload it on a plethora of devices, including but not limited to the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T. The app gives unprecedented access to a host of security-sensitive …

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a secret built-in dark theme, enabling it is easy

A dark interface theme and theme support in general have been among the top-requested features for any major iteration of Android for more than half a decade now, yet Google still refuses to bake in this already widespread functionality of third-party Android distributions.
Yet the wall is beginning to crack a little, as the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launcher is, you see, boasting an automatic dark theme that kicks in when you apply a darker wallpaper as a background. So far, it seems to be working with the built-in Pixel launcher only, but we are certain a workaround …

DolphinAttack: the surprisingly easy way to hack every voice assistant out there (Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant too)

There is a surprisingly easy way to hack voice helpers like Siri and the Google Assistant on every modern phone out there using nothing but a $3 hardware with a simple amp and a speaker.
The list of vulnerable devices includes Apple iPhones and Androdi phones, as well as just about every smartphone with a voice assistant out there.
tSo how is it done? It turns out that microphones on our devices can hear tones at ultrasound frequencies the human ear cannot easily discern. All it takes then is an amp that will convert …

Check out how easy it'll be to hail one of Airbus' conceptual autonomous flying taxis

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Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button. 

That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on the ground to put them in the skies.   

One of the busiest companies in the space is Airbus, which just dropped a new video of its autonomous flying taxi hailing project. The video is just a CG demo of the concept, but it’s still an exciting vision of the future of mobility.   Read more…

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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says the OnePlus 5 will be easy to buy

Early this morning, we told you that Chinese on-line retailer JD.com had received over 75,000 registrations for the first OnePlus 5 flash sale set to take place on June 22nd. Of course, since it is a flash sale, we won’t know how many units will be sold sold until afterward. Meanwhile, OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau posted a message on his Weibo account that the OnePlus 5 is going to be easy to buy. The since-deleted post was a response to a comment posted by another Weibo user who wrote that the OnePlus 5 will be hard to find after the device is released next week. Historically, new OnePlus …

Here's how easy it is to switch to an LG G6 (from an iPhone, or another Android phone)

LG this week released a bunch of videos showcasing how easy it is to switch from an older smartphone (and transfer your data) to the company’s G6 flagship handset.

As you can see for yourself in LG’s new videos (embedded below) you can switch from Android handsets (including LG ones) either wirelessly, or with the help of a USB cable. This isn’t the case when switching from an iPhone – you can’t make the switch wirelessly, so you’ll definitely need a cable. 

Anyhow, the process is fairly simple regardless of your older smartphone, although, if you have a non-LG Android …

Logitech Universal Folio tablet cover: a new easy way to get your office mobile


Working on productivity tasks using a tablet is not always the most effective way to do things right unless you have a good case with convenient keyboard. Fortunately, there are dozens of keyboard covers on the market and they can make the situation easier. But while many accessory makers prefer to tie their cases to specific tablets, Logitech goes a different way, by offering one case that fits many models. The advantage here is that you can use the same solution even if at some point you decide to buy another tablet which is about the same size. 

The new accessory is called Universal …