By Scott Fullman
Posted 05.04.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
A: You´ve probably heard of the Wi-Fi antennas made from old Pringles cans, but those are tricky to build and often require special connectors and soldering. A much easier option is a parabolic reflector antenna. You can whip one together using an old shoe box, tape and some aluminum foil in about 30 minutes, and it will double or triple the range (in a single direction) of just about any wireless access point with an external stick antenna.
By Sree Sreenivasan
Posted 04.21.2005 at 2:00 pm 0 Comments
A: As my mama once told me, there´s no such thing as a completely free iPod. But in this case, she may have been wrong.Many of the sites in question—FreeiPods.com, FreePSPs.com, FreeDesktopPCs.com, FreeFlatScreens.com-come from one company, Gratis Network, which has earned a reputation as being fairly legit by actually giving away thousands of free items. So what´s the catch?
By Scott Mowbray
Posted 02.01.2005 at 7:00 pm 0 Comments
The iPod is so compact that it sits in your shirt pocket just fine, but that exacerbates the problem of too-long earbud cords, which
dangle, tangle, and annoy. The Smartwrap from design house Sumajin helps by allowing you to wrap excess cord around a colorful notched bit of plastic that hangs in plain sight, attracting envious stares from iPodsters who lack this ingenious accessory. Voil: cords exactly as long as you need them.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.