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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Cubify Cube 3D Printer Review and Giveaway

27th December, 2013

Most affordable 3D printers are sold as self-assembly kits, but the Cubify Cube promises to be plug-and-plug with minimal fuss. Does it live up to that promise?

5 iPad Family Board Games for Christmas Afternoon

20th December, 2013

Move over TV – board games are starting to see a great revival as a family pastime, and they’re perfect for Christmas.


A Full Guide To Getting Started With Mining Litecoin

19th December, 2013

Missed out on making millions with Bitcoin (what’s Bitcoin, you ask)? Don’t worry – you’ve still got time to jump in on alternative cryptocurrencies, like Litecoin and Feathercoin. Thanks to a different algorithm at the core, those can still be mined by anyone with a graphics card – expensive ASIC Bitcoin miners won’t work. What […]


Feedly Was Stealing Your Content — Here’s the Story, And Their Code

12th December, 2013

Last week, Feedly rolled out a controversial new “feature” — hijacking feed links. Here’s the full story of why people are angry, and how one blogger helped to right the situation.


6 Amazing Ways The Raspberry Pi Is Making A Difference

10th December, 2013

I’ll try to avoid techno-babble words like “disruptive” when I say this, but there’s no denying – Raspberry Pi is changing the world.


Holiday Shopping List: For The Home Entertainment Centre Nut

9th December, 2013

Prices for these gifts range from $35 to $3500, so you’re sure to find something here to suit every budget.


Holiday Shopping List: For The Geeks Who Never Grew Up

6th December, 2013

It’s with pleasure I present you with this list of super gifts for the geek who never grew up. Mum, I hope you’re reading this.


Survive An Apocalypse: Setting Up A Complete Emergency Survival Kit

3rd December, 2013

The apocalypse will need to be documented with Facebook updates and Twitter hashtags for future generations to fully enjoy – so how are you planning to do that with no power or Internet connectivity?


Think Twice about Buying a PlayStation: How Getting Hacked Made My PSN Content Useless

29th November, 2013

My story begins sometime around the American launch of the PlayStation 4. I hadn’t turned my PlayStation on for about a week having been bowled over in work – I needed a break. I’d bought the new Call of Duty, and while it isn’t exactly the best sequel ever, it’s what I turn to for a bit of R&R. Don’t judge me!


Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD) Review and Giveaway

28th November, 2013

Do you want a car like K.I.T.T. from Knightrider? Well, you can’t have one, but the Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD) dashboard-mounted windshield projector might take you one step closer to the car of the future.


6 Uses For An Old Laser Pointer

26th November, 2013

Here are 6 things do with a laser pointer once you’re all pointed out.


The Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide (Under $50)

24th November, 2013

Holidays are coming and there’s never been a more exciting time to be a geek. So here’s my selection of fantastic geeky gifts for under $50 – gadgets needn’t be expensive.


Pew Pew! How To Build A Laser Turret With An Arduino

20th November, 2013

Are you bored? Might as well build a laser turret.


8 Awesome Couch Co-Op Games To Play When Family Comes To Visit

19th November, 2013

“Family friendly” is sometimes a label applied to video games that might otherwise be described in a polite manner as “not very good at all”. Most developers see the family market as easy to please – they’re only kids and old people after all – so the budget and effort that gets spent on AAA […]


(mt) Media Temple Grid Hosting Review and Giveaway

14th November, 2013

(mt) Media Temple is not your average website hosting company, and their Grid shared hosting service is miles beyond any shared hosting I’ve ever used.