Windows: PC On/Off Time is a graphical tool that displays your PC’s uptime, downtime, errors, and more all in a clear and portable package.
Once a week we round up some of the great reader tips to share. Today we’re looking at an iPad interface emulator for Windows, a fast-access flashlight app for the iPhone, and a Windows-based way to organize Kindle collections.
Data centers are big business and quietly support and shape much of your online experience. This infographic takes a look at the five largest centers in America.
Popular free VPN service Hotspot Shield now has a free mobile companion client; browse securely where ever you are.
It’s easy to amass a pile of bookmarks and even easier to end up with a mess on your hands. This week we want to hear your tips and tricks for keeping your bookmarks in order.
Courtesy of One Minute Physics, a clever video on how–using a simple laser pointer–you can break the speed of light.
Once upon a time a large hard drive cost as much as a used car (and we have the retro ads to prove it).
Windows: Unlimited Mouse is a simple application that removes the mouse movement restrictions which keep your mouse cursor from breaking through the edges of the monitor. With it enabled, all edges wrap around to the opposite edge.
Chrome: One if the biggest complaints about the recent Google Reader update is the large spacing between headlines. This simple Google Chrome extension returns the headline rows to their former size.
If you have a device that doesn’t come with a wall-adapter, this tutorial outlines how you can construct your own using generic parts and, in the process, free yourself from dependency on fickle batteries.
Google Direct is a new Google search feature that makes it dead simple to add brands to your Google+ network right from your search results.
Once a week we dump out our reader mailbag, answer reader questions, and share a few of them with you in the process. This week we’re looking at decoding Blue-Screen-of-Death codes, cleaning out a PC, and getting started with scripting.
Christmas lights have come a long way from the original incandescent strands. Newer lights, like GE Color Effects, include LEDs driven by addressable micro-chips. Read on to see how you can hack them into a customizable display.
Sure you could play your classic arcade games with a modern controller, but what’s the fun in that? This impressive table-top controller console brings back that feeling of being right there at the arcade machine.
Because of its large size and highly reflective surfaces, it’s possible to see the International Space Station (ISS) from Earth. Check out this handy site to see when it’s over your town.
Once a week we dump out the tips box mailbag and share some of the reader-submitted tips with you. This week we’re looking at creating mind maps on Android devices, desktop Pandora notifications, and easy to use to-do lists.
Clever Altoids-Tin-Chargers abound, but many feature complex builds. This DIY charger feature a simple schematic more suited for beginners.
In September we told you about the beta test of Amazon’s public library lending system. Now they’ve rolled out another lending system for Kindle owners with Amazon Prime accounts.