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.
From the same guy that brought you the playable Guitar Hero Christmas display, enjoy a peek at a fully interactive Angry Birds light show.
In 1982 you’d shell out almost $4,000 for the privilege of using a mobile phone that weighed 2 pounds and couldn’t even fit in your pocket. Today you can pick up phone that weighs mere ounces, slips in your pocket...
Google, no stranger to clever search Easter Eggs, has a simple little HTML5 trick that brings a blizzard to your desktop.
What would Google, Facebook, Reddit, and other popular internet sites look like envisioned as super heroes (and villains)? Read on to see their powers and arch enemies.
Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tricks, tips, and techniques for creating holiday cards. Now we’re back to share your creative card constructions tips.
Words cannot adequately describe just how weird the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special was; it had Bea Arthur, singing princesses, extended Wookie dialog, cartoon interludes, and more. Seeing is believing and we’ve got a copy to share.
If you’ve made your list, checked it twice, and realized you forgot a few people, take advantage of Free Shipping Day–2,579 retailers ship for free in time for Christmas.
Once a week we dump out the Tips Box and share some of the great tips you’ve mailed in. This week we’re looking at Ethernet wiring cheat sheets, Wi-Fi cantennas, and easy holiday package tracking.
Abstract geometric snowflakes are so last year; add some Sci-Fi flair to your holiday decorating with these Star Wars themed paper snowflakes.
It’s that holiday cheer time of year again and we’re curious how you go about creating and sending your holiday missives. Jump into the comments to share your card creation tips and tricks.
You may not immediately recognize the man but you certainly know his creations–Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, and more.
If you’re looking for some fun games to chew up a little holiday down time, the Humble Indie Bundle is back with 7 awesome games.
You’re a geek on the go and it’s important to keep tabs on your torrents when you’re away from home. Today we take a peak at how you can monitor, manage, and even start your torrent downloads when you’re away from your computer.