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.
In the world of space probes, Pioneer 10 is a bit of a marvel having outlived it’s mission and working ten times longer than NASA ever anticipated.
It’s Friday and time to turn down the volume, scope out the cubicle landscape for the boss, and fire up some classic games right in your web browser.
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...
Without signing up for an account you can load up to 9GB of files in Fyels free public repository. If you sign in using your Twitter or Facebook account login to authenticate yourself, you can enjoy unlimited uploading. Keep ...
Every week we round up the tips you’ve submitted to email@example.com and showcase them here. This week we’re looking at a simple trick to split your speaker output, finding your headphone and charging ports in the dark, and workplace friendly earplugs.
Want a crash course in the history of video games? Watch this rapid-fire video from the workshop of design firm Column Five for a whirlwind trip starting with Pong and ending with the E3 2011 Expo.
Encrypting data is one of the best things you can do to secure it in the event that your computer or remote host is compromised. This week we want to hear about your encryption plan, what tools you use, and how you keep your data secure.
If you frequently find yourself accessing the same sub-menus in Chrome–like History, Extensions, Plugins, Downloads, etc.–Mega Button adds a simple toolbar interface for nearly instant access.
Enjoy a 1080p tour of the earth as shot by astronaut’s digital cameras in this relaxing and narrated video identifying interesting major and minor features on the Earth’s surface.
Syncing files between your computer and your iOS device via iTunes can be tedious and requires that you tether to your computer. Break free and enjoy wireless access to shared files from anywhere on your network—and beyond.