How to make a DIY smartphone stand for under $1

Smartphone stands are a great way to watch content on your phone without having to hold the phone upright, and there are a ton of different DIY methods for making them. A lot of them are made so that they’ll hold your phone horizontally, but some users want stands that prop up their phones vertically, […]

Build it on a budget: A $500 workhorse PC

You may remember well over a year ago when we first introduced a budget build guide for DIY PC builders, and it’s long overdue for a refresh. Computer components have come a long way since then, and Intel recently launched their new 4th-generation Core Haswell chips. As I mentioned in last year’s guide, not everyone […]

How to build a custom computer, Part 1: Getting Started

Today we look at big and bulky desktop PCs like they are a thing of the past. Our mobile devices pack huge amounts of processing power and they manage to squeeze that into very small formats. Consoles are taking over gaming, but a good desktop PC can still turn heads. There are many companies that […]

Mykea Turns Your Boring IKEA Furniture Into Works of Art

I’m a big fan of IKEA furniture.  Sure, it might not be the most durable (and certainly doesn’t hold a candle to your grandparents’ solid oak chifforobe), but it’s typically affordable and they offer sleek, modern styles.  If you have the luxury to visit an IKEA showroom, you can easily spend hours wandering through the […]