Justin Pot

Joined November 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. He loves technology, people and nature and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. Check out chat with Justin on Twitter.

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Feel free to contact at justinpot@makeuseof.com

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5 Sites to Become an ASCII Art Master

2 days ago

A motley group of letters, numbers, and symbols that have no significance until you turn them into art. With the right tools you too can be a master ASCII artist.


Adblock Everywhere: The Raspberry Pi-Hole Way

2 days ago

Turn a cheap Raspberry Pi into a network-wide ad blocker. If you’re tired of AdBlock Plus slowing your browser down, this DNS-based option is a great alternative that works on any device.


Get Ready for Apple Watch with These 5 Sites

3 days ago

Excited about the Apple Watch? Here are the best sites where you can find out more about it.


Schedule & Browse Time Machine Backups With These Powerful Tools

3 days ago

From custom backup times to finding out where those 2 GB of new files are, the right apps can give you power and knowledge Apple’s own tools just don’t provide.


OpenCandy: The Reason You Should Never Just Click “Next”

4 days ago

Clicking “next” repeatedly is the quickest way of installing apps on Windows – until you find you installed other programs on your computer without realizing it, thanks to OpenCandy. Let’s do something about that.


Finding the Most Bigoted Pages on Reddit, a Robot Road Trip, and More… [Tech News Digest]

4 days ago

Also: how Windows XP’s persistence is hurting Intel, a sadistic AI weather app, and the Lego-based remake of Jurassic Park you’ve been waiting for.


Retro Remixes: Punktendo, 1D Wolfenstein and Other Fan-Made Games

7 days ago

There’s no limit to the Internet’s love for classic video games, and fangames are an awesome example of this passion. People spend hours modifying classic titles, or even remaking them from scratch.


7 Gaming Accessories You Won’t Believe Cost Under $10

1 week ago

Who says gaming has to be expensive? You can get great deals for games, if you’re paying attention, and you can find some great affordable accessories if you know where to look.


People Apparently Still Buy CDs, Larry King Tweets by Dictation, and More…[Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Also: the amazing safety feature in new table saws, Google and Intel join Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer, the feature no one noticed is missing from Apple Watch, and Slack finally releases a Windows version.


11 More Widgets For Yosemite’s Notification Center

1 week ago

Looking for more widgets for Yosemite’s Notification Center? There are quick ways to monitor your system’s status, find out what’s on TV, control your thermostat, and much more.


6 Useful Timers and Clocks For Your Computer or Phone

1 week ago

That’s right: while Apple’s putting computing power into a watch, we’re going to offer you a list of ways to put watch functionality into your oversized digital devices.


9 NES Homebrew Carts You Won’t Believe Exist

1 week ago

Angry Birds, Final Fantasy VII and Tecmo Bowl with up-to-date NFL rosters – all on the Nintendo Entertainment System.


Mac User With Ransomware? How To Easily Remove This “Malware” Threat

1 week ago

The FBI Ransomware didn’t only affect Windows users; Mac owners were conned into paying up. Ironically, however, the OSX version wasn’t really malware, but merely a browser popup that is easily removed.


See What Google Might Shut Down Next With These 5 Sites

2 weeks ago

Today we’re going to look at five websites you can check to find out what Google has already shut down – and what they might shut down next.


How to Avoid Malware When Viewing Videos on YouTube

2 weeks ago

300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so it is no surprise that malicious links can be found. Here are a few ways you might end up with malware watching YouTube videos.