Every week we open up our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at a computer that doesn’t keep the time, using Wake-On-LAN, and rolling your own karaoke tracks.
If you’re a fan of Pulse, the news-aggregation service with slick mobile and web interfaces, you’ll be pleased with their new bookmarklet and add-on for easy read-it-later article stashing.
Firefox: Light Switch is a lightweight add-on that dims everything on a page but the media element that you’re interacting with, such as a video or game.
This DIY build is so ambitious it wasn’t enough just to create a fiber optic starscape, it includes a remote control that cycles through distinct color schemes.
Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tips, tricks, and sources for cheap textbooks. Now we’re back with a roundup of your money saving advice.
Why does one string on on an instrument sound different than another? How do we hear a melody over the acoustic din of day-to-day living? Watch this informative video to find out.
It’s that tips-sharing time of week again; this week we’re looking at easy headphone storage, classy DIY charging stations, and DIY reusable zip ties.
More and more polished Portal fan films are appearing online–you may recall Outside Aperture from earlier this year–today’s offering is just as high quality with a little more action thrown in for good measure.
It’s that back-to-school time of year again and we’re interesting in your tips, tricks, and resources for saving on textbooks.
Chrome: If you need to keep an eye on shared documents but you don’t want to stare at an open Google Docs pane, WatchDoc monitors your shared documents for changes and notifies you from Chrome toolbar.
What would BitTorrent look like if it was lightening fast, always available, completely private, and secure? It’d look a lot like Usenet. Read on to learn how to ditch Torrenting and enjoy super speeds and selection on Usenet.
These Wi-Fi enabled speakers are an inexpensive way to easily set up a whole-house music system without breaking the bank or fishing wire through the walls.
Curious about crowdsourcing? Even if you’re unfamiliar with it, you’ve likely participated in it in some way.
Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re taking a look at what makes portable apps, well, portable, how to set up an Ubuntu-based Firefox kiosk, and tangle-free headphone storage.
Ring lights aren’t cheap and usually aren’t particularly customizable. This IKEA-based hack is easy, cheap, and highly customizable.
If the easy and wireless Bluetooth streaming in modern car stereos has you green–blue?–with envy, this DIY project will help get you started on the path of Bluetooth input hacking.