It’s one thing to buy something with your hard-earned money, and quite another to make it with your own bare hands – the latter definitely provides a greater sense of ownership. If you’re still looking for a worthy new year’s resolution, why not build your own tech? Simply pick a task from our Projects Special on p41, and you won’t just be kept productively occupied for the rest of the year, you’ll have the deep satisfaction of owning a product that’s truly yours too. After all, how often can you say you put together your own camera, or coded your own app? However, if all you want to do is spend your freshly-gotten red packet money, we’ve got you covered too. Check out our many reviews, including the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (p66), MSI GT72 (p68) gaming laptop, and LG curved OLED TV (p74) to see what’s worth splashing the cash on. Gong xi fa cai!