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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Nest Protect Review and Giveaway

28th March, 2014

Nest Protect is the most feature-packed smoke and carbon monoxide alarm available today, but it comes at a premium price. Is it worth it? How good can a smoke alarm be? I’ve been finding out. Nest Labs – co-founded by former Apple engineers – made a name for themselves in 2011 with the Learning Thermostat, […]


Facebook Bought Oculus: Is VR Dead Before It Began?

28th March, 2014

What happens when the little guy that everyone loves to rally behind gets sucked up into an evil corporation and becomes rich? A veritable storm of writhing anger, apparently.


How to Create Movie and Photo Slideshows With Music

21st March, 2014

Get creative. You spend all that time taking little videos and photos of everything you do, just to leave them electronically rotting on your hard drive. What a waste!


Wireless SD Cards Explained: The Features You’ll Need

13th March, 2014

What do you get if you combine WiFi technology with SD card storage? You get a wireless SD card, obviously. But what benefit does that actually offer?


ATCO Budget HD Projector with Built-In Android Review and Giveaway

13th March, 2014

We’ve purchased a budget LED projector to see if you can get that same big screen experience from something half the price. It cost just less than $400. Let’s see if it’s any good.


What is Arduino: Everything You Need to Know (In Video)

12th March, 2014

What is an Arduino and why should you care? In this video, I attempt to answer that question, and more.


Love South Park? Buy Stick of Truth. Now. (NSFW)

11th March, 2014

South Park: Stick of Truth is a polished adventure role-play game, drawing from both JRPGs and point and click adventures of yesteryear. If you like the show, you will love this game.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Holi Smart Mood Lamp Review and Giveaway

24th February, 2014

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


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.


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.


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.