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YouTube partnership program limits monetisation options for smaller channels

It may come as a surprise to you, but I actually own three YouTube channels. Don't worry, you are not missing out on some secret tutorials. About a year ago I have changed a...
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Google Home Notifications Tutorial

Each time I say "Hey Google" I feel slightly awkward, less if no one is around, as using voice commands in public is as frowned upon as much as taking hands-free calls in the...
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AUKEY PB-N36 power bank and some cables – review

Battery banks quickly became one of the most favourite gifts you could give to a friend. Everyone needs one, and even if they have one, they could use a bigger one too. If you planning...
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Too much tech, not enough health

This post should be called 'not enough painkillers' really, but I will come up with something more creative eventually. It's the 3rd day in a hospital. The first day I'm able to think straight...
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The Shopping List – 6 things I bought in December 2017

This is the first post of this type, I thought, I will try to have some regular features on my website since all other content is randomly generated in my head as I go,...
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YIHUA 992DA+ rework station – unboxing

My USB $5 soldering iron from China gave up its life. It was silly of me to expect it could power through 2h of soldering without taking any breaks. It's OK, I have ordered spare...
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Google Home Notifications

The fight between Google Home and Amazon Alexa is far from over. The last round was won by the Echo Dot and Routines. It appears that Google Home isn't far behind, I discovered how...
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DIY Smart Socket with ESP8266 and AUKEY charger (1/3)

I suspected that AUKEY PA-S11 charger had some empty space inside its enclosure. I hate wasting space and I had few ESP8266 laying around. Could this sound like a marriage made in heaven? Maybe!...
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AUKEY clip-on lens vs DIY macro – review

Here is a fun story. Some time ago, I played with the idea of holographic projections. I ended up ordering 100mm lenses to focus the reflection. I ended up with a dozen or so...
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$20 Automated Staircase RGB LED Lighting: SOFTWARE #part3

Before we dive in into the software, if you want to read about prices, design and hardware use links below. The staircase RGB LED Lighting is attached to the wall and I had a...
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