Personal Electronic Devices

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Ryobi garage door opener
4 High Tech Tools

Save a little more time with some nifty automation.

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Smart Home Tech We're Leaving Behind in 2021

Not all gadgets are really smart investments.

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11 Useful Home Improvement Apps

Plan it, see it, and make it happen with these nifty tools.

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Proper Recycling and Disposal of Old Tech

Wipe the data off your old devices before letting them go.

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How To Use Alexa in a Baby Nursery

For one thing, she can sing your kids to sleep!

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8 Affordable 3D Printers

They're finally becoming consumer technology.

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Home Repairs for the XBOX 360

It never fails! You purchase one of the hottest gifts for your child and the thing breaks.

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2 Common Wiimote Problems and Solutions

The Nintendo Wii comes packaged with a Wiimote which serves as the game console's primary controller.

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How to Calibrate a Digital Meat Thermometer

Here's how to test your digital thermometer's accuracy.

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6 Early Tech Deals Coming Before Amazon Prime Day 2021

We're watching this gear in the days before the main event.

A thermometer in the foreground with a blurry child in the background.
How to Change a Digital Thermometer to Different Units

These easy steps will get your thermometer back to normal.

digital kitchen scale
How to Use a Digital Weight Scale

Digital scales give you quick and accurate measurements.

Digital pocket scale on a white background.
6 Common Uses for a Digital Pocket Scale

Digital pocket scales are used to measure gold and letters.

Shooting the laser from an infrared thermomeer.
8 Safety Tips When Using an Infrared Laser Thermometer

Infrared laser thermometers are very handy.

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How to Use a Digital Thermometer

Body temperature is a great indicator of health.

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How to Calibrate Your Digital Ear Thermometer

Take this one step to fix a malfunction.

digital scale
How to Calibrate a Digital Pocket Scale Without Weights

You can probably pull it off using household objects.

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Lithium Battery Charger Safety Issues

A lithium battery charger comes in handy for devices such as cell phones, laptops and cameras. Although it is easy to use, charging safely is more of the challenge. Caution must be exercised when using battery chargers. Some serious accidents could result if proper handling is disregarded. Explosions,

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What Is a NiMH Battery?

An NiMH battery, or Nickel Metal Hydride battery, is one that is primarily constituted of the element nickel and a metal hydride. Nickel is used in the formation of the anode, or the positive side, whereas a metal that absorbs hydrogen is used in the cathode, or the negative side. NiMH batteries are

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NiMH vs NiCad Battery

NiCad (Nickel-Cadmium) and NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) are among the most commonly used batteries for smaller home electronics, in no small part because they are both excellent for rechargeable applications. However, there are several important differences between the two, and its important to be aware

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How to Recycle Your Rechargeable Batteries

Using rechargeable batteries (rather than using non-chargeable batteries) can be a cost savings for you, the consumer. It is also a great benefit to the safety and protection of the environment. Battery Safety Issues Two issues were addressed when the Battery Act was signed into law in 1996. The first

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Regular vs NiCad Battery

The Nickel Cadmium or NiCad battery have risen in popularity for its use in innumerable applications. In comparison to regular alkaline batteries, NiCad batteries have few disadvantages and many benefits. Pros and Cons of Regular Batteries Regular alkaline batteries have been in use for several decades.

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How to Make a Battery Pack with Rechargeable Batteries

While rechargeable batteries are easy to find in electronic and hardware stores, it might prove to be considerably cheaper to manufacture such a pack yourself. If you create a battery pack on your own, you can build it specific to your requirements. Follow the steps below to successfully complete this

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How to Build Your Own Rechargeable Batteries

There are a great number of electrical appliances that run efficiently on rechargeable batteries since they can easily be recharged. These batteries also prove to be quite inexpensive over the long run. There are several kinds of rechargeable batteries available in the market ranging from lithium-ion,

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How to Discharge a NiMH Battery

A NiMH battery can be discharged down to 0.7 to 0.9 volts. Discharging it more than that will lead to destruction of the cell. All the cells in the packs may not be of the same voltage as their voltage may vary as the pack ages. It is important that no cell be discharged below 0.7 volt as this will lead

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How to Build a NiMH Battery Pack

An NiMH battery refers to a Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable battery. These batteries are safer and have a higher density of energy compared to NiCad batteries. Thus, the NiMH batteries have replaced the NiCad batteries in today’s world. Making your own NiMH battery is quite beneficial since it allows

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How to Build a NiCad Battery Pack

A NiCad battery is an abbreviation for Nickel-Cadmium batteries. The NiCad battery is a rechargeable battery which uses cadmium and nickel hydroxide as its electrodes. Nowadays, the battery packs in many electronic gadgets are quite costly to replace. Sometimes these packs are either unavailable in the

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How to Build a NiCd Battery Charger

You can use a NiCd battery charger to charge the batteries used in devices such as motors and laptops. These batteries are quite popular because of their ability to provide a considerable amount of power, and they are also easily rechargeable. It can sometimes prove to be expensive to manufacture such

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How to Build a Battery Charger

A lithium battery charger is used to charge lithium batteries commonly found in hand held devices and laptop computers. These batteries have changed the way we use handheld devices due to their increased lifespan. In addition to this, since lithium batteries can store more charge on a smaller mass, the

A person weighing themselves on a digital scale.
How to Calibrate Your Digital Weight Scale

You might lose a pound just by getting an accurate reading!

A woman reading an oral, digital thermometer.
How to Calibrate a Digital Thermometer

A thermometer is relied upon to have accurate readings, and occasionally, calibration may be needed to correct any errors.

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8 Fun Tech DIY Projects

Expand your building skills with some inventive electronics.

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Our 8 Favorite DIY Apps

Your smartphone wants to help you plan your projects.

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How to Practice Digital Minimalism

Minimizing tech time can help you feel more relaxed.

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How to Use a Digital Ear Thermometer

It's one of the fastest ways to get a person's temperature.

infrared thermometer with red laser light
Checking Water Temperature with an Infrared Laser Thermometer

An infrared thermometer is a state of the art device.

A hygrometer.
How to Calibrate a Digital Hygrometer

A digital hygrometer measures relative humidity.

A digital pocket scale on a white background.
Troubleshooting Your Digital Pocket Scale

A digital pocket scale is handy for weighing small items.

A person standing on a digital bathroom scale.
How to Calibrate a Digital Weight Scale Without Weights

If your scale has trouble calibrating, try this method.

digital meat thermometer inserted into meat
3 Uses for a Digital Meat Thermometer Other than Meat

Digital meat thermometers have several uses.

A camera on a white background.
How to Repair a Digital Camera with Water Damage

It only takes a few steps to fix a damaged camera.

A woman standing on digital weight scale.
How to Test Accuracy on Your Digital Weight Scale

The accuracy of a digital weight scale is easy to calibrate.

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5 Electronic Soldering Projects for Beginners

Get started with this basic electronics and plumbing skill.

A person standing on a digital scale to measure their weight.
Troubleshooting Your Digital Weight Scale

Inaccurate readings from a digital scale can be due to a variety of issues. Find out what your problem might be.