DARPA wants its military gear to get tougher, sooner

14 Jul

DARPA, the government agency known for its robots and other crazy futuristic inventions, just announced a new project that could lead to the quicker development of advanced military vehicles. This new project is called Materials Development for…

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How To Make Soccer Popular in America: Play It With Giant Slingshots

14 Jul

Leave it to Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favorite slingshot-building madman, to finally come up with a guaranteed way to make all Americans love soccer. Instead of the players being limited to only using their feet, they should all be allowed to carry this soccer-ball-firing slingshot that can easily propel a ball the length of the field.

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From idea to exhibition: developing art for Google

14 Jul

Digital Revolution is an art exhibition currently running at London’s Barbican Centre. Part of the exhibition is Google’s “DevArt” project — a selection of code-based installations. Google commissioned three established artists for the show, and ran…

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This Ad for a Homeless Shelter Is Also a Mini Homeless Shelter

14 Jul

This Ad for a Homeless Shelter Is Also a Mini Homeless Shelter

A curious ad campaign recently popped up in Vancouver. The backs of park benches have become billboards for Raincity Housing, a nonprofit that helps the homeless. But they’re not just advertisements for a homeless shelter. Some of the ads actually transform into little shelters.

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100 famous bass lines played in one badass mega-medley

13 Jul

100 famous bass lines played in one badass mega-medley

This guy put together a medley with what he thinks are the 100 bass lines that every bass player should know. I think that a few should be forever banned and some great ones are missing, but most of them are a spot-on selection. In any case, kudos for his nonstop 13-minute performance.

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How to replace a stuck or broken iPhone power button: The ultimate guide

13 Jul

Everything you need to know to DIY (do-it-yourself) repair a stuck or broken power button in your iPhone!

The iPhone has been plagued with power button issues since the debut of the iPhone 4. We’ve seen complaints from many readers that their iPhone power buttons are completely recessed and no longer register when pressed. In some cases, they’ll still respond but you have to press extremely hard. In severe cases, the power button actually recesses into the casing. The iPhone 5 power button failed enough that Apple issued a replacement program. Unfortunately, that only extends to certain owners, and in certain countries, which leaves DIY repair as the most cost effective option.

Luckily, that’s where iMore comes in! No matter what iPhone you have, we can walk you through how to troubleshoot and fix a stuck power button!

How to fix a stuck power button on an iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 started suffering from power button issues early on. Typically issues would begin when users noticed that they’d have to push down on one specific side of the power button or their iPhone 5 would not lock. Over time, the button becomes more and more touchy until presses no longer register. In severe cases, the sleep/wake button could even become recessed into the device enough that no movement at all could happen. These issues are actually caused by a tiny metal contact underneath the power button itself. It shifts or becomes dislodged. When this happens, the power button cable no longer makes contact with the button, resulting in no feedback.

If these symptoms are something you’ve experienced, you need to replace the contact on the power button assembly.

How to fix a stuck or broken iPhone 4S power button

The design of the iPhone 4s is largely the same as its predecessor, which means it is also prone to the same power button issues. Much like the iPhone 4, the problem isn’t actually related to the physical power button at all, but the cable that sits directly below it. This cable controls your power button, ambient light sensor (what senses brightness in a room), proximity sensor (what turns the screen off when the phone is brought to your face), and top mic. If you are experiencing issues with any of these other functions, a new cable may very well prove to solve those issues as well.

While an iPhone 4s power cable replacement isn’t the easiest repair, it’s doable for anyone with moderate to advanced DIY skills. This repair will get your power button back to perfect working condition in just under 90 minutes if you’re taking your time.

How to fix a stuck or broken power button in a Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4

Just like the GSM iPhone 4, the CDMA variant of the iPhone 4 is just as prone to power button issues. If you find your power button to be recessed or it has stopped registering presses, this DIY repair can help you correct the problem. As in other iPhone models, the actual power button isn’t the issue, again it’s the cable that lies beneath it. After so many presses, it just becomes worn down and too thin to register when you’re pressing it.

While this repair is a little easier than replacing the power button flex cable in the iPhone 4s, we’d still rate it at moderate to advanced. As long as you have some patience and a steady hand, we’re confident you can get your Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4 power button back in working condition in around 60 minutes.

How to fix a stuck or broken power button in a GSM/AT&T iPhone 4

The GSM variant of the iPhone 4 seems to be where all the power button problems began. Since then, each iteration of the iPhone has had its own set of issues when it comes to the sleep/wake button. Even with later hardware revisions for the iPhone 5 and beyond, the power button still uses the same kind of assembly, making it an issue for years to come. Luckily, an iPhone 4 power button replacement is quite a bit simpler than an iPhone 5. It’s also a heck of a lot more cost effective than getting a new iPhone.

If you aren’t ready to trade in your iPhone 4 just yet, a power button replacement isn’t too terrible and will take you around 60 minutes if you’re being careful.

More DIY help & how to’s

Whether you aren’t sure if these are the repairs you need or you’ve already started a repair and have run into issues, our jailbreak, mod, and DIY forums are a great place to ask for help. If you have questions you can’t seem to find answers to or would like to see another type of repair guide we don’t currently offer, you can always email me as well!

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Note: Originally published, January 2013. Updated, July 2014.



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This Topographic Calendar Turns Your To-Do List Into an Actual Mountain

13 Jul

This Topographic Calendar Turns Your To-Do List Into an Actual Mountain

If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed with all the work on your plate, it’s probably a bad idea to keep track of it all on this lovely calendar Land Rover has made. Using the topography elevation lines you’d find on a 2D map as inspiration, this calendar ends up looking like a genuine miniature mountain on your desk, with every day of the year represented as a new tear-away layer.

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