Why you need a private internet connection for your phone.
Protect your information.
Give digital trespassers the boot.
5 tips for roaming without fear.
Get around those region limits
Don't hit the road without them
Make sure you're secure before leaving the house.
Without compromising your security.
Protect your privacy, save data, navigate faster, and more.
Why settle for the standard stereo or a GPS unit when you can have an in-car PC running off your car's battery to guide the way, watch the engine, and download tunes?
Cover up your digital footprints.
The digital subscriptions you should be signing up for.
Whip together shotcrete, papercrete or quikcrete structures in no time with a simple DIY tirolessa sprayer
Install, configure, and boot Windows XP, Windows Vista and Ubuntu Linux on a single machine
Make everything look and sound great.
Don't leave your tunes behind.
An introduction to electronic instrument control
Broadcast your play to Twitch or YouTube.
Arduino is a great microncontroller package for entry-level electronics tinkerers, but once you've got your sea legs, cheaper DIY microcontrollers used to build anything from grow-lights to irrigation systems are what you might reach for next
The basics behind cutting steel with flame
Suzanne Anker grows greens like an astronaut to demo the future of healthy eating
Take charge of your privacy.
You just need to take the first step.
Digital projectors inexpensively deliver massive HDTV-quality images--if you don't mind a little sweat.
For less than $1,000, the MakerBot kit provides nearly everything you need for your very own 3-D plastic printer. We find out what it takes to build and use one
3 ways to protect your house
Think of them like mini H-bombs.
Create a custom computer.
Don't waste time switching between apps and accounts.
Stream a few songs to friends or be the next shock jockhere's how to let loose your inner Johnny Fever
Never miss a game again now that you can tune in to your home channels on the road
From the Popular Science archives: How to make your alarm clock water your lawn, cook you breakfast, turn on a light and more
Don't let your phone distract you.
Don't compromise the security of your system or the safety of your data.
Build a pocket-sized gadget that lets you change your display mode for less than $5
Locked your keys in the car again? No problem— now you can open the doors using your phone
Use your computer for days even if you're away from civilization.
Make your car smarter
VR to your face!
Turn your laptop into a mobile television set.
You're still pressing buttons, but like, not as many.
Go ahead, forget a few documents at work or at home. Now you can reach through the Internet and grab them
Need something to put in your homemade DIY sous-vide machine? Try Paul's buckwheat rye gelato
Two views are better than one.
Avoid detangling duty next year.
An easy intro to robot-making.
It's not magic, but you'll feel like a wizard.
A dramatic demonstration -- with exclusive video! -- of why the same gas that heats your house can also make it explode
A collection of our favorite automated brewing and winemaking setups
A graywater system uses shower and sink runoff to flush the toilets. Plus: four more ways to save water at home
Those drips could be costing you a fortune
Bring all of your lights, thermostats, and power outlets under the control of one digital assistant.
Unlock some hidden shortcuts.
Make sure your old laptop runs without a hitch before you turn it into a sweet photo frame for Mom. Hereâ€™s how
In the conclusion of our three-part series, we'll put the finishing touches on our custom home-built Hackintosh PC running OS X
Become an expert Snapchatter.
It's time for a change.
Take control from afar.
How is it that you always know where your phone is and never know where the Roku remote is?
This complicated chemical process is a far cry from smartphone photography.
Create a more comfortable desk setup.
Stay focused and on-task.
Hit the road with these smart vagabond tips.
Ditch your tent and explore a whole new world of comfort.
No hands, no numbers; it's a clock you can count on
Upgrade to biometric security.
Add lights and smoke and just a bit of body horror.
Once you know how they work, you can automate nearly anything.
We've received some great ideas, and will continue to do so until April 1, 2008. Now's your chance to win the coolest open source hardware platform around!
Learn how to weild a plasma cutter like a pro and you can slice through steel like butter
In part two of our three-part Hackintosh guide, we'll walk you through the most complex step: selecting all the individual components for your homebuilt OS X PC
In his free time during high school, Adam Munich built himself a machine to see inside other machines
Okay, your 3-D printed record might sound really bad, but it's still awesome!
Banish those internet nasties
Bring the tunes upstairs and downstairs.
Using a distance measuring laser and a stepper motor, designer Dennis P Paul turns everyday stuff into audio loops.
Now the masses can finally hear your brilliant air drumming.
Alan Schilke designed the first wood-and-steel hybrid coaster to complete an inverted barrel roll
Follow along with these in-depth steps to set up a solar-powered outdoor Wi-Fi access point
Where to find more great downloads, hints and helpful how-tos
Apple's Airport Express
Turn a regular flashlight into a powerful LED torch that will run for years
Build an energy monitor that broadcasts your energy usage to the world
Sugar seems harmless, but in powder form it can be a deadly explosive
Two chemicals create a glowing (and poisonous) mixture that's a window into the weird world of quantum physics
Convert a cheap, dumb RC truck into an autonomous “smart” auto
Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes