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How To : Transform Your Android into a Sony Xperia Z3

Sony's latest flagship, the Xperia Z3, comes with some pretty high-end hardware, but what really draws me to it are the aesthetics of its ROM, Xperia UI. Even though my HTC One M8 can still go toe-to-toe with the Z3 in a performance matchup, there is something about Sony's UI ...more

How To : Get Sony's Xperia Weather App on Any Android Device

Sony's Xperia smartphones are some of the most beautiful Android devices out there—but unfortunately, they're rarely promoted in the U.S. and are seldom available through major carriers (aside from the new Xperia Z5 devices), so not many Americans are aware of how awesome thes ...more

How To : Make a speaker out of a tissue box

In an old video posted on YouTube, about how to make a speaker in a tissue box, they got a Kleenex box, foil, motor, and battery. Of course the motor ran off the battery and it made a sound, but there's no way to just plug in the audio jack from your Apple iPhone into the Klee ...more

D.I.Y. : Start Your Own Cassette Label!

D.I.Y.: Start Your Own Cassette Label! By adam_schragin on Aug 4, 2008 at 10:56am in DIY Let’s say you’ve got the itch to start your own label. You’ve got the typeface all picked out, the clever name ready, and an idea of what sort of music you’d like to showcase. What you d ...more

Drumssette : A DIY Drum Machine

While digital samplers have their merits, they're predictable in a way that can cause them to sound stiff or sterile. The solution? A return to the analog, tape-based samplers of yesteryear, which, with their inherent mechanical noise and euphonic distortions, offer a more mus ...more

How To : Make a mellotron

Rocketboom Field Correspondent Bre Pettis on how to make a mellotron. You might remember this organ-like, polyphonic keyboard from the Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever." With a Walkman tape players, a keyboard, and a speaker, you can create your own musical instrument. ...more

Catching the Zzzs : How to Maintain a Normal Sleep Schedule

The whole world seems better when you’ve had a full night’s sleep, and if you don’t believe me, you’re JUST FRIGGIN’ WRONG. Studies show that getting enough sleep during nighttime hours can make you less irritable, help you lose weight, and reduce your risk of cancer and other ...more

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