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RadioShack Helps Fix Common Tech Woes in New “Fix it Friday” Series

In his new series called “Fix it Friday,” KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro is on a mission to help fix his viewer’s tech woes, and RadioShack is helping him make it a reality. The four-part series follows Rich and RadioShack working together to solve some common tech troubles experienced by his viewers. In the first […] Read more

Procrastination was never this fun – DIY projects

And to the last man, the cry did go out: today is Blah Blah Blah Day. It’s the national day of remembering that darned “honey-do” list. Cleaning the gutters, sorting the garage, getting the garden beds turned… Rearranging the attic, putting away the fall and winter clothes. Cold weather things go back into storage while […] Read more

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Chocolate Bunnies in 3D Printed Molds

Just in time for Easter, here comes a great little DIY project (3D printed mold pattern included). Making your own chocolate bunnies is pretty easy.  Chocolate is a very forgiving medium, and with a few little tips, you can make your own candies well before Mr. Cottontail’s big arrival. You’ll need: Bunny-shaped candy molds C-clamps […] Read more

Happy Birthday, Leonardo! The Grandfather of DIY

There are few figures who will come to mind as readily as Leonardo da Vinci when the topic of influence in science comes up. No other person has been as iconic or has contributed as much over so many disciplines as da Vinci, and it could be argued that our entire understanding of the universe […] Read more

Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku?

It’s all the rage, these neat little attachments  to your television.  The Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku have been making the rounds on all kinds of news of late, but what are the real differences between them, and what do they really do? These nifty little machines are media streaming devices.  That means that they […] Read more

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Using your new Google Chromecast

This was an exciting week as we presented Google’s latest innovation, the Chromecast, for sale in our stores.  Here’s a quick guide to help you get it up and running in no time. Things you’ll need: The Google Chromecast dongle An open HDMI port on your television If you have an older television, you may […] Read more

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Looking into Single Board Computers

Chances are, if you follow techspecs, you’ve had a chance to work with an Arduino board—most likely the Arduino Uno. The low cost of these boards and Arduino’s super-simple integrated development environment (IDE) make them the go-to microcontroller for both novices and experts. On the heels of widely available microcontrollers are single-board computers (SBCs) with […] Read more

3D Printing – The Mother of Invention or the Villain of Copyright Infringement?

I’ve seen 3D printing here at RadioShack corporate offices as well as at Maker Faire New York (where it was everywhere), but I haven’t really tried it myself. Recently, I picked up this year’s Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing to learn more about this exciting world. The MAKE guide has a lot of information […] Read more