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A coffee maker monitoring office notification system

Like most tech offices, we go through a lot of coffee during the day. We have about 15 people spread between 2 rooms upstairs, and a single coffee pot between us. Generally this means someone makes a pot early in

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Building a bench top power supply with a computer PSU

Electronic tinkering and building have become a bigger hobby for me as I finished my university degree. The Arduino development platform is quite a remarkable system, and the online community of users is growing every day. The problem with many

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D-Link PowerLine Adapters: Electric networking

As home networks become larger and larger, new technology will be required to get gadgets connected that are sprinkled around the house. D-Link, along with other manufacturers, has recognized that many electronics now require internet connectivity, but are either not

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My MacBook has a broken top case

It has happened. After 2 solid years of service, my MacBook has cracked on the top case, in the above picture. I thought I was being careful with my computer, but even with careful usage, it seems that a combination

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MacBook battery problems

Batteries are technology’s weak link. While tech like processor clock speed, hard drive capacity and graphics cards has accelerated rapidly over the last few years, battery capacity and total usage time has remained relatively constant. Sure, the newest lithium ion

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