Kim Dotcom Says His iTunes Library is Worth $20,000

With the recent launch of Mega, Kim Dotcom has been on the upswing lately, at least when he’s not getting stranded by a busted helicopter. Recently, he sat down with the Financial Times to discuss his status as a hero/villain, the future of content delivery, and the $20,000 he claims to have sunk into iTunes downloads. More »

    



Top 10 Awesome MacGyver Tricks That Speak For Themselves

Some life hacks require a complete how-to guide just to understand. Others are so genius in their simplicity that they speak for themselves. Here are ten of our favorite self-explanatory MacGyver tricks.

10. Make Perfect Pancakes with a Squeeze Bottle

It doesn’t have to be a ketchup bottle, any kind of squeeze bottle will work—including the kind you buy empty from the store.

9. Use a Post-It Note to Avoid a Drilling Mess

8. Seal Plastic Bags with Old Bottle Caps

7. Remove a Stripped Screw with a Rubber Band

Then fix the hole with toothpicks.

6. Organize Anything with an Over-the-Door Shoe Holder

This works with anything from pantry items to cleaning products to gadgets, game controllers, and even cables.

5. Create an Instant Snack Bowl from Any Snack Bag

Then eat the snacks with chopsticks to avoid getting the mess on your fingers, too.

4. Create Extra Shelf Space with a Tension Rod

Tension rods are great for oh-so-many things.

3. Organize Cables with Toilet Paper Tubes

It ain’t pretty, but what cable organization system is?

2. Use Soda Can Tabs to Save Closet Space

You can use them to hang pictures, too.

1. Use Binder Clips as Cable Catchers

Really, binder clips are just a MacGyver hacker’s dream.


We know there are a ton of others out there, so if you’ve got your own favorites, share them below!

Weekend Motorsports Roundup: April 20-21, 2013

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

I think we can all agree that this was just about the shittiest week ever. I don’t know about you all, but I’d love nothing more than to kick back and soak up some racing.

Fortunately, there’s some great stuff on tap for us this weekend. We’ve got Formula One in Bahrain, NASCAR in Kansas, IndyCar and ALMS in California and MotoGP for the first time ever in Austin, Texas. There’s also the Bol d’Or motorcycle endurance race, and I’m hoping someone can point out a good stream for that one.

Dare I say that it’s the best weekend of racing so far in 2013?

Under our new system in the Motorsports Roundup I’ll insert the races I know about onto the world map above based on where they’re running. We’re putting you guys in the driver’s seat (just not in the race cars due to various liability issues, unfortunately) by asking you to show us what else is out there, as well as any good live streams on the web. You guys seemed to enjoy it last week so we’ll keep at it.

As always, ideas on how we can make this feature better are more than welcome. Thanks for pitching in and happy trails.

All times Eastern.

Weekend Motorsports Roundup: April 20-21, 2013

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

I think we can all agree that this was just about the shittiest week ever. I don’t know about you all, but I’d love nothing more than to kick back and soak up some racing.

Fortunately, there’s some great stuff on tap for us this weekend. We’ve got Formula One in Bahrain, NASCAR in Kansas, IndyCar and ALMS in California and MotoGP for the first time ever in Austin, Texas. There’s also the Bol d’Or motorcycle endurance race, and I’m hoping someone can point out a good stream for that one.

Dare I say that it’s the best weekend of racing so far in 2013?

Under our new system in the Motorsports Roundup I’ll insert the races I know about onto the world map above based on where they’re running. We’re putting you guys in the driver’s seat (just not in the race cars due to various liability issues, unfortunately) by asking you to show us what else is out there, as well as any good live streams on the web. You guys seemed to enjoy it last week so we’ll keep at it.

As always, ideas on how we can make this feature better are more than welcome. Thanks for pitching in and happy trails.

All times Eastern.

This Wonderful Photographer Gave a Boy Suffering with Muscular Dystrophy a Chance to Live Out His Dreams

Here’s something that’ll warm your heart in a week that needs more heartwarming stories: Photographer Matej Peljhan photographed a boy named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy doing things he dreams about doing but his body won’t allow him to. Like playing basketball or skateboarding or diving. It’s beautiful. More »

    



This Wonderful Photographer Gave a Boy Suffering with Muscular Dystrophy a Chance to Live Out His Dreams

Here’s something that’ll warm your heart in a week that needs more heartwarming stories: Photographer Matej Peljhan photographed a boy named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy doing things he dreams about doing but his body won’t allow him to. Like playing basketball or skateboarding or diving. It’s beautiful. More »

    



CompuLab Intense PC System Review: Fanless Ivy Bridge

The last time we checked out a fanless desktop system, it was Logic Supply's LGX AG150. While affordable, that system was powered by Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processor, a chip with serious teething issues under Windows. Today, though, we have a beefier beast: can CompuLab's Intense PC with an entirely fanless enclosure handle the heat from a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU?

CompuLab Intense PC System Review: Fanless Ivy Bridge

The last time we checked out a fanless desktop system, it was Logic Supply's LGX AG150. While affordable, that system was powered by Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processor, a chip with serious teething issues under Windows. Today, though, we have a beefier beast: can CompuLab's Intense PC with an entirely fanless enclosure handle the heat from a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU?

CompuLab Intense PC System Review: Fanless Ivy Bridge

The last time we checked out a fanless desktop system, it was Logic Supply's LGX AG150. While affordable, that system was powered by Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processor, a chip with serious teething issues under Windows. Today, though, we have a beefier beast: can CompuLab's Intense PC with an entirely fanless enclosure handle the heat from a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU?

Interested in a Samsung Galaxy S 4? There’s a sign up page for that

Verizon yesterday noted that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 would be launching sometime in May, a little later than the purported launch date for other carriers like AT&T. Despite Verizon’s ballpark range, there have been leaks pointing to a specific May 30 arrival date. Curiously, it appears the carrier has put up a page for those who are interested in upgrading to the forthcoming handset.

Potential customers can head to the page to sign up for updates from Verizon on the Galaxy S 4. It’s not clear why Verizon put up the page, but Android Central figures that carriers do this to try and gauge how many people are interested in an upcoming product so that they can order the appropriate amount of units.

The Galaxy S4 is expected to launch online on April 24 from T-Mobile (with an in-store launch date slated for May 1), April 23 from AT&T (reports suggest that the launch date was previously set to April 30 and April 26), April 27 from Sprint, and sometime in May from Verizon. The handset will include a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD 1080p resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC, and 2GB of RAM.

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