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Quick Baofeng UV5R Program Guide

New out of the box—one must visit the Idiots Guide to programming your Baofeng UV-5R radio (W7DTG). This guide is useful especially for using repeaters with tones. I’m mostly interested in programming simplex type applications, along with local emergency frequencies. [...]

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Security Camera

Do you have a spare or an older smartphone that you are not using? You can turn that into a security camera you know. There’s an app for that and it’s called WardenCam. Installation is a breeze. Access remotely 24/7 [...]

The DIY Insect Trap

How to make a Homemade Fly Trap The pesky fly that keeps annoying all in the habitation. So many videos mixed with varying results. Occasionally there’s some that catch the attention. What about the DIY fly trap? The Best Home [...]

How To Lose The Weight And Feel Better

It’s always the right time of year to lose the weight and feel better. But just how should we do it? Is there a magic pill we might take to accomplish our goal? Probably not. Here are a few tips [...]

How To Connect Multiple Devices To Television

How to connect multiple devices to a television, even an old TV? Not a problem. Panlong 4-Way AV switch allows you to connect multiple video devices with AV out (such as Wii, XBOX, DVD, PS2, Cable Box, Raspberry Pi, Roku) [...]

PFOA Free Cookware For Me

The topic at hand is PFOA Free Cookware. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a toxicant and carcinogen in animals. It has been found in some cookware and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) such as Teflon. Basically, much of the non-stick pots and pans have [...]

Do Automatic Faucets Promote Disease Causing Microbes?

It’s quite common when out shopping to encounter the motion sensing faucet, or better known as the automatic faucet. New is not always better and some technological ideas may not pass the smell test. However, some public entities do not [...]

Reduce Stress With USB Rechargeable Desk Lamp

▲USB Rechargeable Desk Lamp For Power Outage Wireless and portable LED desk lamp on demand. Power outage got you frustrated? What if you had a USB Powered Desk Lamp that is rechargeable? It can be powered by built-in battery so [...]