Bokeh, that creamy out-of-focus area in photos, can be manipulated to achieve subtle and beautiful results. Today we’re going to show you how to turn some dirt cheap materials into a custom bokeh lens hood.
iOS: If you’re looking for a way to legally (albeit not with Apple’s blessing) get Siri on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad, Spire is a clever port of the application that downloads all the copyrighted components directly from Apple.
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share them with the greater How-To Geek audience. This week we’re looking at trouble shooting a monitor with black bars, how to retrieve a file from a system restore point, and finding duplicate photos.
Android: Dropbox just rolled out an update for their Android mobile client; grab it today to enjoy a slew of new features including faster menus, bulk upload, and more.
If you’re a board game fan you’re all to familiar with how precisely the box components fit when you first unwrap it and how loosely they fit afterwards; use this clever hack to keep things tight and tidy.
Android: If you’re worried you’re not getting enough sleep but not sure how to keep a close eye on it, SleepBot is feature-packed app that analyze your sleep patterns, integrates with alarm clocks, and more.
This DIY project combines EL-wire, acrylic, LEDs, and a crystal solution to create an eye catching and geektacular DNA-inspired lamp.
Earlier this week we asked you to share the games you like killing downtime with; you responded and now we’re back to highlight your favorites.
Most of the time over-the-top Christmas light displays hover on the edge of neighbor enraging; this dubstep fueled seizure box is sure to irritate the neighbors.
If you’re looking to pack a little computing power into your kitchen you’d be hard pressed to beat this built-in kitchen computer complete with a massive 17″ touch screen interface.
We frequently look back at the early days of computing, but we rarely get a chance to see how people in that age saw computers. This 1958 video gives us a peek.
Around this time of year quite a few people are spending a bit of time waiting: waiting for flights to arrive, watching the time clock before the holiday, riding shotgun to Grandma’s house. This week we want to hear all about your favorite mobile games and how they help pass the time.
If you’re short on time and decorating skills but you’ve got some LEDs laying around in your workshop, this quick and dirty tutorial will help you craft some geeky robot LED decorations.
Normally we see clever IKEA hacks executed by individual tinkers; this hack is a delightfully large scale holiday illumination project on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal.
When you install most applications you’ll get a prompt for a custom or full install. It seems so easy to just click full and let the installer go to work–but you’re asking for a slower computer, a load of to...
If you have a notorious present shaker on your Christmas list, prank them with this meows-when-shaken present.
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered over the previous week and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at diagnosing flickering monitors, skipping duplicate files while copying, and editing the Hosts file to get rid of annoying software reminders.