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You can now cram your Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM for $75

It has double the RAM, for just $20 more

Autoset smart miter saw fence helps DIY-ers make the right cut every time

Ever tried a spot of DIY and ended up wasting good wood by making the wrong cut? As Steve Jobs might have said, “there’s an app for that” -- or, in this case, a whole smart miter saw fence.The post Autoset smart miter saw fence helps DIY-ers make the right cut every time appeared first on Digital Trends.

This ‘computer mouse’ sets the new size standard for portable computing

The Raspberry Pi is an amazingly capable little computer and it's small enough that it can fit just about anywhere. Even in a computer mouse — if you're willing to build a custom chassis for it.The post This ‘computer mouse’ sets the new size standard for portable computing appeared first on Digital Trends.

This DIY kit teaches more than coding, it teaches you how to build a smartphone

Want a crash course in coding and electronics, with something to show for it at the end? The MAKERphone is a DIY mobile phone that you can build for yourself. And, yes, it actually works.The post This DIY kit teaches more than coding, it teaches you how to build a smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.

‘Rogue medicine in a bathtub’ 4 experts on the vice and virtue of pharma hacking

A biohacker, pharmahacker, and two bioethicists walk into a bar. We ordered them a metaphorical round and had a chat about the risks and rewards of DIY medicine — from unsanctioned gene therapy to medication made on the kitchen counter.The post ‘Rogue medicine in a bathtub’ 4 experts on the vice and virtue of pharma hacking appeared first on Digital Trends.

Your stone-skipping skills pale in comparison to this robotic rock launcher

Former NASA engineer-turned-popular YouTube inventor Mark Rober has created a robot that's able to skim rocks. Check it out in all its fantastic summer afternoon-wasting brilliance.The post Your stone-skipping skills pale in comparison to this robotic rock launcher appeared first on Digital Trends.

Weekend workshop: Make this 3D-printed side table, even without a 3D printer

You can't 3D print a full piece of furniture, but you can 3D print joints that make building your own furniture a snap. In this article, we'll show you how to do just that, and create an awesome tripod end table that's partially 3D printedThe post Weekend workshop: Make this 3D-printed side table, even without a 3D printer appeared first on Digital Trends.

Ben Heck’s mini pinball game: Analysis and programming

Ben is moving walls around, but don't expect him to quit his day job to become an architect just yet.

This self-balancing one-wheeled motorcycle looks extra terrifying

Built by madcap Brit John Dingley, this self-balancing electric one-wheeled motorcycle is called the Mega Hub Motor Electric Unicycle. Is it the best DIY project of 2018 so far? Quite possibly so.The post This self-balancing one-wheeled motorcycle looks extra terrifying appeared first on Digital Trends.

Ben Heck’s Sega Saturn teardown

By popular request, Ben is tearing down the retro Sega Saturn games console. Back in the day, the Saturn was

Suicide, violence, and going underground: FOSTA’s body count

Maybe you've noticed a sudden flood of updates to Terms and Conditions recently from the internet services you use. A

Nintendo Labo review: A labor of love

Over the last week, I've spent more than 20 hours folding and assembling cardboard, and I've learned a few things.

Screen Actors Guild pledges to fight AI-driven face-swapping porn

The slow war against AI-powered, face-swapping pornography continues. The Screen Actors Guild, the labor union representing the biggest names in

Google’s latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't

Ben Heck made a portable Raspberry Pi-based gaming device

What you're looking at here is the result of some careful tinkering: a Raspberry Pi portable MAME emulator, with no

Adam Savage returns to Discovery Channel with ‘Mythbusters Jr.’

The original Mythbusters may have gone off air after its 14th season in 2016, but the science-based show has lost

Huawei P20 Pro teardown sheds light on its three cameras

Take a look at the P20 Pro and there's a good chance you'll wonder how Huawei managed to stuff three

This robot can mimic your hand gestures and whoop you at rock-paper-scissors

A collaboration between innovation studio Deeplocal and Google’s Android Things, this DIY HandBot is a robot hand that can recognize and replicate your gestures. It can even play rock-paper-scissors.The post This robot can mimic your hand gestures and whoop you at rock-paper-scissors appeared first on Digital Trends.

Ask Engadget: What’s the best way to clean my touchscreen?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget

Hands-on with the sci-fi game that falls apart as you play

You're never going to play Clunker Junker in your living room or on your desktop PC, no matter how many

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Score a Google Home Mini for under $20

We love our Google Home Mini, Nest Mini, and all of the other smart speakers and displays. Having a connected home where we can play music throughout the house is really awesome stuff to be sure.While the Nest Mini and other models are definitely cool and worth picking up, you can often get by with a Google Home Mini. Indeed, it works just as well for most people and it’s a less expensive way to build out your smart home.For a limited time you can snag a Google Home Mini for just $19.95 in the AG Deals Store. Offered in Chalk and Charcoal, it’s the all-purpose speaker that smartens up any room.Google Home Mini FeaturesGives you the functionality of Google in your homeAsk it questions or tell it to do thingsCuztomize to recognize your voiceCan work on its own, or you can have several around the houseGet Yours Now!Pick up your Google Home Mini for just $19 in the AG Deals Store while it’s still available. Choose from Charcoal and Chalk colors.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Best Android phones at Xfinity Mobile (January 2021)

There are plenty of wireless service providers to choose from, at least here in the United States. In fact, it may seem as if there are too many options to consider. But when it comes down to it, many of them rely on the networks offered by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.Xfinity Mobile, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is one such carrier. Indeed, it has its own rate plans and features, but it licenses coverage from Verizon.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Xfinity Mobile there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current Verizon device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy an unlocked CDMA phone for use on Xfinity.Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Total Wireless. While the handset selection is a little on the smaller side, it’s a decent mix. And as is the case with any service provider some models rise to the top.What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Xfinity Mobile today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraThe cream of the crop when it comes to Samsung’s 2021 phone lineup, very few handsets can rival its performance. Not only that, but it’s prettier than ever with the new color options, too.Come for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and the 12GB RAM, stay for the 5,000mAh battery and quad-core camera. Of course there’s plenty in between as well and it’s all in service of high-end prowess.Everything runs smoothly but it looks even smoother when you’ve got a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ display that delivers to the tune of 120Hz refresh rate.Shop the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G at Xfinity MobileSamsung Galaxy S21The flagship Samsung experience for 2021 is not only powerful, but it’s gorgeous, too. It looks unlike any of its predecessors on the surface and we couldn’t be happier.Internally, the phone is as about as powerful as they come, and should be more than sufficient for the needs of pretty much anyone. Whether you’re gaming, snapping ultra-wide photos, recording 4K video, or just hitting up your social media platforms, the Galaxy S21 is here for it.Key features for the phone include a 6.2-inch AMOLED display, at least 128GB storage, and an all-day 4,000mAh battery. You’ve also got an amazing camera setup, 8GB RAM, a monster of a processor, and an improved in-display fingerprint reader.Shop the Galaxy S21 5G at Xfinity MobileSamsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraThe Best AvailableIf you’re looking for the biggest and most powerful all-around device from Total Wireless, this is it. With a screen size (6.9-inches) that rivals early tablets, it packs an upgraded S Pen stylus and cutting-edge hardware. Oh, and then there’s a first-of-its-kind 108-megapixel camera, too.Powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s custom UI, the handset has generous battery, tons of (expandable) storage, and support for Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network. Choose from Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray color options, both of which are stunning.Shop the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at Xfinity MobileSamsung Galaxy A51Wallet-friendly Galactic StarOne of the best things about today’s breed of smartphones is that you can often purchase a generation or two later and still end up with more than you need. Or, you can go with the Galaxy A series which is a way to get many of the better features found in more prominent models.For about one third of today’s top phones you can get something that will last a couple of years. We’re talking plenty of hardware, a beauty of a screen, and one of the better cameras around. Here you’ll get a sizable (6.5-inch) screen, plenty of memory and storage, and a quad-camera setup on the back.Shop the Samsung Galaxy A51 at Xfinity MobileGoogle Pixel 4Stock Android and a Killer CameraThe 2019 flagship phone from Google is no less capable this year than it was last year. The only difference now is that it’s considerably less expensive.The Pixel 4 offers up a well-rounded hardware experience that’s highlighted by one of the best cameras on the market. Powered by the lean and clean version of Android that Google intends, it’s a great device that should provide many consumers with a few years worth of usage.Shop the Google Pixel 4 at Xfinity MobileMotorola Moto EFirst-time BuyersIf you’re starting out with a smartphone for the first time, you have no idea as to what you truly need. Why drop hundreds of dollars on something only to find out it’s more than you want or use?For your money you get a generous 6.2-inch screen, a 13-megapixel dual-camera setup, headphone jack, and decent battery. It runs a very current and largely stock Android software experience and looks really cool in Dark Sea blue.Shop Motorola Moto E at Xfinity Mobile

Total Wireless Buyer’s Guide (January 2021)

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Not nearly as many, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), the smaller companies to license coverage from the tier-one providers.These lesser-known brands offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service. Let’s take a look at one in particular, Total Wireless — a TracFone subsidiary.Republic Wireless Buyer’s GuideStraight Talk Buyer’s GuideAT&T Prepaid Buyer’s GuideVerizon Prepaid Buyer’s GuideHow is Total Wireless coverage?Total Wireless sets itself apart from the competition by emphasizing multi-line plans while leveraging Verizon’s highly regarded network coverage. In the beginning, it only offered 3G service and was exclusive to Walmart, but today it is full (4G LTE) speed ahead and more accessible.What are Total Wireless rate plans?Total Wireless includes unlimited talk and text with all plans. Enrollment into auto-refill saves subscribers 5% on monthly plan.  Also worth noting, two of the options now include mobile hotspot capabilities.Single Line$25.00 per month – 1GB high speed data (unlimited talk/text)$35.00 per month – 5GB high speed data$50.00 per month – Unlimited high speed data, slowed at 25GBExtended PlanCustomers interested in purchasing plans in quarterly increments can do so under what’s called an Extended Plan. For $90, subscribers can get unlimited talk and text with 5GB of data every 30 days. It’s like buying the aforementioned $35 plan three months at once and receiving $15 discount.Multi-Device PlansSubscribers with multiple users can share data across 2-4 lines with unlimited talk and text included. As for the data allotments and price, it breaks down as follows.$60 – 30GB shared on up to two lines$85 – 60GB shared on up to three lines$100 – Unlimited high-speed data, slowed at 100GB, up to four linesAs is the case with standalone lines, customers can save money by enrolling in automatic bill payment. The prices shown in the image above reflect the discount.What deals does Total Wireless offer?You can check for deals at the Total Wireless website where a few models are currently shown with price drops.Tell me about Total Wireless phone selectionPhones from manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, LG, Alcatel, and ZTE are available for purchase online, along with retail options like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target.Customers can also bring devices they currently own, however it must be CDMA. If unsure, check compatibility to see if you can add a SIM card.What else?Total Wireless offers a $10 global calling card that can be added to any plan. Users can place international calls from the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Rates vary.

Stay safe in 2021; A lifetime of BulletVPN is just $39 right now

Whether you’re concerned about security domestically or if you’re a frequent traveler, transmitting data over public Wi-Fi and mobile networks isn’t always the safest process. It’s far too easy to have someone eavesdrop on your activity or run into geo-based restrictions. A VPN, such as BulletVPN, is the remedy to those and other problems.A lifetime of peace of mindWith a lifetime subscription plan to BulletVPN, you’ll have access to worry-free browsing and the ability to unlock territory-restricted content. That means content like Hulu and Netflix that’s otherwise blocked.by choosing a server from the country of your preference. Some users have found that, through bypassing their ISP’s restrictions, they’ve even increased their transfer speeds.FeaturesLength of access: lifetimeThis plan is only available to new usersRedemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchaseMax number of devices: 6Updates includedUnlimited data bandwidth and server switching119 servers across 51 countriesFree Smart DNS serviceStrict no-logging policyOpenVPN, IKEv1, IKEv2, PPTP, and L2TP protocols256-bit AES encryptionP2P friendlyBuy Now!Valued much higher at more than $500, a lifetime account with BulletVPN is available to our readers for just $39. This license affords you access across five devices.Check this deal out, and many others at the AndroidGuys Deals Store.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.