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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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.

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How To Print Out Bitcoins (aka Making A Paper Wallet)

22nd July, 2014

There are a few reasons why you might want to store your Bitcoins in a physical format. Read on to find out why, and how, to make a Bitcoin paper wallet.

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Bolse SZ-801 Smart NFC Bluetooth Speaker Review and Giveaway

14th July, 2014

This budget portable speaker has sound quality and output volume that will quite literally blow you away.

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Brydge+ iPad Keyboard Review and Giveaway

8th July, 2014

The iPad has a problem: typing on a touchscreen keyboard (and thereby losing half your viewing space) just isn’t that conducive to being productive. You can connect any Bluetooth keyboard, but then you have added complication of finding a case to prop up the iPad and all of extra things to carry around; or it only […]

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Brighten Your Home With Smart Lamps: Here Are Your Options

4th July, 2014

What exactly is a smart lamp, and what’s out there?

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Upper Desk Portable Table and Cabinet Mount Review and Giveaway

26th June, 2014

If only someone could invent a durable stand that suspends the device from a kitchen cabinet, or holds the device up from a table!

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WiFi SD Cards: Comparison Review and Giveaway

25th June, 2014

SD cards are mostly just plastic – put a tiny WiFi chip inside and suddenly they take on a whole new life, allowing for wireless data transfer.

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10 Ways You Could Use Your Webcam That You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

23rd June, 2014

There’s a surprising amount you can do with that webcam, so let’s take a look at some uses you might not have thought of.

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How To Make a WiFi Network That Only Transmits Cat Pictures With A Raspberry Pi

18th June, 2014

Watch as befuddled users are both intensely frustrated, yet strangely calmed.

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Never Touch Code Again: Filament.io, For Non-Developers Everywhere

16th June, 2014

If you’ve ever tried to manually paste a code snippet like Google Analytics tracking code to your website by digging into PHP template files, you’ll know how daunting it can be. Filament.io makes it as simple as dragging and dropping. At least, that’s the promise. Getting Started Head over to filament.io and hit the sign-up […]

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7 Fantastic RetroPie Game Stations You Can Build This Weekend

13th June, 2014

Miniaturisation is a wonderful thing: you can now play ROMs for virtually every retro gaming system ever on a Raspberry Pi computer the size of a NES cartridge.

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The 5 Most Important Websites To Learn about Tabletop Roleplay Gaming

9th June, 2014

The most interesting people I’ve met have been RPG players. Tabletop RPGs have been labelled as everything from satanic to the cause of suicides – but they’re really just a form of collaborative storytelling.

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The Truth About Popcorn Time, And How To Torrent Safely

4th June, 2014

With the influx of new p2p movie streaming apps like Popcorn Time, and a system for copyright infringement notices about to begin in the UK, I thought it might an apt time to remind you of some basic torrenting safety guidelines. I’m not going to be preachy and pretend I don’t know what you use torrents […]

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Control Virtually Anything with Siri – No Jailbreak Required

2nd June, 2014

Siri can be amazing at times, but she can only do what Apple allows her to do. Not anymore.

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Just Bought A Raspberry Pi? 11 Things You Need To Know

29th May, 2014

In this video, we explain everything you might need to know if you’ve just bought a Raspberry Pi, or are thinking of buying one.