In the above video we see how fiber optic strands are manufactured, including how the draw tower mentioned in yesterday’s video works. Once the strands are manufactured, where do they go and how are they used? In the vi...
Last year over at the photo blog FStoppers they put together a video showing off how you could use the iPhone as a fashion camera–essentially arguing that the camera wasn’t as important as the photographer. A lot ...
Bill Hammack, of Engineer Guy Videos, shows us how fiber optic cables work using–of all things–a bucket and a laser. Check out the above video for a glimpse inside how fiber optic cables work and how your analog v...
Kenneth Finnegan started his adventures in electronics tinkering a little over two years ago and in that time advanced from being a complete beginner to putting together some really advanced projects. After his projects start...
If you have an ebook reader chances are it’s a Kindle. Today we’re taking a look at ways you can get more from your Kindle using built-in tools, experimental features, and third party software. Read on to supercharge your Kindle experience.
As objects in our environment (like cars, ATMs, and phones) have grown lighter and quieter scientists have been carefully engineering their sounds so that they continue to sound like we expect them to. Read on to see how.
If you’re looking for a desktop power supply for your electronics workbench, this tutorial video shows you how to turn a computer PSU into a desktop power supply.
Every week we dip into our mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we look at unmountable Windows volumes, opening Word files in Works, and removing a haywire bootloader.
At Photojojo! they have a detailed tutorial outlining how to create a cinemagraph that covers the planning and execution of your image.
At Mashable they’ve gathered up 10 products that hit the market too soon for people to really appreciate them. Among them, as seen in the video above, a super simple internet-focused computer. At the time it hit the mar...
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: