James Bruce

Joined November 2010

James is a keen gamer, and records Technophilia - an awesome but somewhat NSFW technology podcast - weekly with Justin and Dave.

Feel free to contact at jamesbruce@makeuseof.com

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Probox2 EX Android TV Box Review and Giveaway

5 days ago

Android boxes designed for connecting to a TV have been around for ages – the Probox2 EX is the latest and most powerful model in the market.


I Make $2000 A Year Selling My Personal Information, You Can Too

5 days ago

Don’t be one of those suckers that sells their information for nothing!


Futuristic Halloween Costumes That Will Blow Their Minds

1 week ago

Zombies are boring, Vampires suck, and witches are so passé. If you’re looking for a costume this Halloween which goes beyond the normal, check out some of these futuristic delights.


How to Build a Cloud Lamp with Sound Reactive Lightning

9th October, 2014

A few months back, a $3000 thunder and lightning mood lamp went viral in the maker community. What we’ll make today isn’t exactly the same – we’re making something more practical.


The (Latecomer) Beginner’s Guide To Minecraft

24th September, 2014

If you’re late to the party though, don’t worry – this extensive beginner’s guide has you covered.

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Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Review and Giveaway

23rd September, 2014

It’s been a year since the first Oculus Rift Development Kit was released, and it’s safe to say the world of gaming will never be the same again


4 DIY Geeky Drink Recipes To Get Your Buzz On

15th September, 2014

As a writer, developer and all-round geek, I’m of the opinion that my best work is done while thoroughly off my head.

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Bolse 7-Port USB Charger Review and Giveaway

8th September, 2014

Do you really need 7 ports?


Run Competitions On Your Website Simply and Easily, With Gleam.io

4th September, 2014

Gleam.io is the newest, and best way to run a promotional competition on a web project.

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Intocircuit Power Castle 26,000mAh Portable Charger Review and Giveaway

4th September, 2014

The biggest complaint about mobile devices today is short battery life. While computers have grown exponentially faster, battery technology hasn’t improved significantly – and that’s a problem. While we eagerly await the next generation of batteries, we’re left with but one choice to extend the life of our gadgets: external batteries. Intocircuit are battery specialists, […]


6 Smart Home Projects You Can Take On This Weekend

22nd August, 2014

Here are six ways to add a little ambient intelligence to your daily routine.


Poweradd 14W Portable Solar Charger Review and Giveaway

20th August, 2014

For camping, long car journeys, barbeques or just that bit of extra juice when you’re in the garden with your Bluetooth speakers blaring, the Poweradd 14W solar charger can be a great addition.

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Lumsing Powerbank 10,400 mAh Portable Battery Pack Review and Giveaway

18th August, 2014

So many devices, so little power. The Lumsing 10,400mAh battery pack is a portable backup for when times are demanding.


Make Your Own Ambilight for $60

15th August, 2014

Ambient lighting that reacts to the image on your TV is easier and cheaper than you think – and it makes for a great upgrade to your home cinema experience.


Building The Internet of Things, With Tessel: The Node.js Development Board

25th July, 2014

Tessel is a new breed of development board that runs entirely on Node.js, and after a successful Kickstarter, they’ve now the reached the point of being available to everyone.