James Bruce

Joined November 2010

Proud new Dad, James is obsessive about his Arduino and Oculus Rift.

DIY Projects Editor, Product Reviews Editor and Lead Developer

Feel free to contact at jamesbruce@makeuseof.com

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Arduino Home Automation Remote Control from iOS or Android

6th March, 2014

For home automation, remote control or monitoring of your Arduino, Arduino Manager does it all.

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5 Essential eCommerce Tips for 2014

6th March, 2014

We all know that the old SEO tricks don’t work anymore, so is all hope lost for eCommerce? Nope! Here are 5 actionable steps you can take.

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Control Your Dreams with a Lucid Academy Course [Giveaway]

3rd March, 2014

You spend roughly one third of your life asleep, but you’re wasting it by passively dreaming.

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How and Why to Add a Real Time Clock to Arduino

27th February, 2014

In order to keep your Arduino in sync with the world around it, you’re going to need what’s called a “Real Time Clock module”. Here’s how use one.

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Holi Smart Mood Lamp Review and Giveaway

24th February, 2014

Is the Holi Smart Mood Lamp the ultimate night lamp? Mood lamp? Disco ball?

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3 Game Capture Software Solutions Tested

21st February, 2014

Gaming is awesome: but sharing that with the world is even better. To do that, you’ll need some way of recording your antics. In today’s video, I’ll show the best way to record from a PC, a console, and even from an iPad.

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5 Xbox One Myths Dispelled: Don’t Brick Your Console!

17th February, 2014

The web is full of myths and disinformation on the Xbox One. Not all of it is harmless though – some of the “helpful tips” you’ll find will actually end up irrecoverably bricking your console. Don’t be a victim.

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Android Lemon KTV Karaoke Player Review and Giveaway

13th February, 2014

The Lemon KTV Karaoke player (KHP-8836) is available direct from China for around $350 plus shipping or from Amazon for $349.99 with free shipping, complete with a selection of English and Chinese songs.

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Build Your Own: MOS Magnetic Cable Organizer

11th February, 2014

For many of us, having a tidy set of device charger cables is but a pipe dream from a distant technological utopia. Some magnets, metal and glue is all you need.

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5 DIY Gifts You Should Make For Your Geek This Valentine’s Day

10th February, 2014

Presents you make yourself are a thousand times more meaningful than some store-bought rubbish. So here are 5 awesomely geeky projects to have a go at – even if you’re not so talented at crafting.

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Planning A LAN Party? These Classic Games Will Get It Going

7th February, 2014

In a time gone by, multiplayer gaming basically meant gathering some friends round your house. For the console gamers it was huddled round a split screen, but those able to lug around huge PCs had a glorious few years of LAN parties.

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Stay Up-to-date On Your CryptoCurrency With These Android Apps

3rd February, 2014

Keeping track of virtual currency change and day trading can both be fun, and a way to increase your profits after a good day’s mining.

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Fairphone Review and Giveaway

31st January, 2014

The Fairphone was quietly put on pre-order last year for an initial European-only run of 25,000 units.

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Better Than Bitcoin? 3 Crypto-Currencies That Aren’t Just Copycats

28th January, 2014

Not all crypto-currencies are equal though: here are 3 that I believe will have a future.

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7 Unique WooCommerce Plugins to Help You Sell More

27th January, 2014

Starting your own web store is easy – so easy, in fact, that many people are doing it. You’ll need to have some unique features in order to stand out.