In the above video from Smarter Ever Day they visit the National Electronics Museum and get a first person look at how microwaves work and why nearly every microwave you’ll ever own has a turn table.
Overwhelmingly, you do it with Dropbox. Despite the proliferation of different platforms there has been little inroads made into any sort of universal syncing. We heard from quite a few different readers and by far the most popular option was to use Dropbox to ensure that you could get the music and documents you wanted whether you were on your desktop, laptop, netbook, iPhone, or Android device.
Whether you’re trying to hang Christmas lights, amateur radio antennas, or anything else you might want to hang from a high vantage point, this specially designed “spud gun” can get the job done.
If you’ve been looking for a more substantial and lengthier game to play on your iOS device, Gameloft is running a 99-cents-each sale on 8 of their premium iOS titles including Order and Chaos, NFL 2011, and more.
Every week we dig into our reader mailbag and share the tips and tricks you email in. This week we’re highlighting a how to extract audio from any video file with VLC, sneaking around news site paywalls, and how to delay Windows Live Mesh from loading right away.
Andy Baio, over at Waxy.org, hunted down the anonymous creator of Telehack and interview him via the Telehack network–which is perfectly fitting. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
If a digital picture frame seems too dull this interesting DIY frame actively sniffs Wi-Fi traffic and displays the pictures it finds.
In the above TED Talk Ann Marie Thomas demonstrates how you can use a cheap battery pack and simple homemade play dough to create electrical circuits that are easy to build and much more kid-friendly that prototype boards and...
The idea of “geek dads” has taken off in popular of late and as such you can easily find books oriented towards dad that are more about soldering and software than baseball and draft picks. Two great books specifically oriented towards geeky dads are, aptly titled, Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share and The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family, both available for around $12 each and packed full of fun projects ranging from robots and electronic toy hacking to Ethernet cufflinks and ultimate Slip ‘n Slides.
The proliferation of personal devices makes it increasingly probable that you’ll have a device in your hand that doesn’t have the file on it you want. How do you keep everything synced between your devices?
The above image is a map of the Eastern Telegraph company’s worldwide network of telegraph cables circa 1901. Here’s a historical snapshot of the company courtesy of Wikipedia:
Dropbox is great for syncing files if you have the rights to install Dropbox on the machine you’re using. If you don’t, URL Droplet can fill a gap by allowing you to easily save web-based downloads to your Dropbox account.
Your friends are reporting spam and pleas for money originating from your email account and some of your logins aren’t working; you’ve been compromised. Read on to see what to do right now and how to protect yourself in the future.
Applist.me is a simple application. Download it for Windows or Mac, point it at the folder where your mobile apps are stored (typically /My Music/Mobile Applications/ for a Windows user), and it scans your applications. After...
Bill Hammack, the face of Engineer Guy videos, take a moment to explain the history of cellphone design and how we arrived at current designs. As an interesting side note, Bill uses 8pen as his Android keyboard (seen at around the one minute mark).
If you’re not a frequent image editor user and simply need to crop, rotate, or otherwise enhance a photo, Iaza is an simple web-based editor that one-shot changes your images based on your specifications.
Every week we dip into our mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at the difference between ISO and TS folders in DVD video, helping Windows recall folder locations, and Kindle book conversion.
Nathan Bergey wanted something that would remind him of the epic nature of human endeavors in science. He built an LED lamp that, as a meditative reminder, illuminates when the international space station is overhead. He̵...
If you’re looking for a compact and wall mounted work station this IKEA DVD rack turned hide-away-desk is a clever solution.
Originally intended to communicate with NASA for roughly 2 years (long enough to collect information about our solar system) Pioneer 10 continued to transmit data back to Earth for decades–until 1997 when the signal bec...
Over at Nintendo8.com they have hundreds of classic 8-bit Nintendo games available for web-based play. You simply load them up, use your keyboard as a controller, and play to your heart’s content. You can also visit the...
For those of you behind a YouTube unfriendly firewall, the basis of the trick is this: you use a pen or other pointed object to press inwards on the zipper of a suitcase. The pressure causes the teeth of the zipper to separat...