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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Poweradd Apollo Pro 23,000mAh Solar Battery and Charger Review and Giveaway

28th April, 2014

We tested the Poweradd Apollo Pro 23,000mAh external battery pack with automatic solar charging.


10 Titanfall Tips to Make You a Pro

23rd April, 2014

TitanFall is arguably one of the best first person shooters ever, and that’s partly because it adds a lot of new features to a relatively tired genre. But you’ll need some new tactics to go along with that.


Block Chains, Merged Mining, & ASICs: Lingo You Need To Know About Cryptocurrency Mining

22nd April, 2014

Have you kept yourself away from cyrptocurrencies or a discussion on their future? It’s easy to get lost in the lingo. Don’t get left out with this handy reference guide.

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Thecus N2310 2-Bay Network Attached Storage Review and Giveaway

22nd April, 2014

Today, we’re taking a look at the Thecus N2310 a two-bay NAS with an abundance of features.


Make Your Own Awesome ’70s Style Retro Posters

15th April, 2014

New things are cool, but old things aren’t. Unless they’re really old, in which case they’re cool again! That’s the gist of “retro”.


WordPress Blog Too Slow? 7 Ways You Can Speed It Up Again In Minutes

11th April, 2014

Your WordPress site is slow, and you’re losing page views and revenue because of it. But you’re also busy – I get it. Here’s seven speed tips you could have a crack at on your lunch break – they’re so simple and easy. Optimize Images This is a two-parter. The first thing is to equip […]


3 Benefits of SSD Web Hosting

9th April, 2014

Solid state drives have dropped in price and the performance benefits to desktop users are immediately obvious to anyone who owns one: your computer will fly. But does this translate into benefits to a website when utilising SSD hosting?

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How to Make a Bench Power Supply From An Old ATX PSU

4th April, 2014

If you have an old computer ATX PSU lying around, you can give it new life as a bench power supply. Here’s how.


5 Amazing IFTTT Recipes For WordPress Users

3rd April, 2014

IFTTT is the power-user’s automation tool of choice; and WordPress is the ultimate blogger’s Swiss army knife. Just imagine the kind of world domination you could achieve by combining the two!

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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.