If you’re looking for a fun electronics project to hone your tinkering skills with, this fun project guide shows you how to build a Clapper to control gear around your house.
If you’ve got a little one around the house (or little ones that frequently visit) and you don’t want to move your PC tower to keep them away from the buttons, this clever hack kid proofs them–no moving necessary.
Cross-platform application Android Notifier links your Android phone to your desktop via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular connection and pushes notifications for incoming calls, text messages, and more right to your desktop.
If you’re a fan of HTC’s slick Sense UI interface, HTC Home brings a little bit of that interface to your desktop as a combination clock and weather widget.
You’ve had fun trying out all sorts of apps but now it’s time to uninstall them to free up space on your phone; take the easy way out with Apps Uninstall, a bulk uninstall application for Android devices.
This week in Geek History saw the beginning of the Cthulhu horror mythos, the Columbia space shuttle disaster, and the birth of Facebook. Also, check out our new addition “Other Notable Moments” at the end for more facts and trivia from this week in Geek History.
If you’re in the market for a tablet or just want to get a feel for the specs of current offerings, this extremely detailed infographic lays out the specs for four popular current generation tablets: the BlackBerry Play...
For an interesting peek in the history of innovation over the last century take a gander at this collection of vintage advertisements hawking everything from plastic pipes to weather control to color television.
If you’ve ever wished you could see your Android phone’s screen on your desktop or remote control it using your mouse and keyboard we’ll show you how in this simple guide to gaining remote access to your Android device.
If you’re looking for a bright flashlight without paying an arm and a leg this simple hack modifies a cheap $10 flashlight to be as bright as a $95 one.
If you’re looking for an unobtrusive timer that melts into the background but still helps you focus and slice up your work into manageable chunks of time, Adobe Air-based Focus Booster is the lightweight tool for you.
Last year Google rolled out desktop notifications for Google Calendar, now you can get Gmail and Gchat notifications on your desktop too. Read on as we walk you through configuring them both.
If you’re not squeamish about mucking about with your Nook and voiding your warranty, there’s a hack floating around that allows you to install Android 3.0 on it and supercharge the ebook reader into a full-fledged tablet.
If you’ve ever wanted to wander the halls of distant museums while still in your cubicle, Google Art Project is an ambitious project that takes you inside dozens of art museums around the world and gives you intensely d...
If you frequently find yourself at an internet café or other location that provides free internet but restricts the amount of time or bandwidth you use, changing your MAC address can often be enough to circumvent restrictions.
This week we’re taking a look at how to tile application windows in Windows 7, remote controlling your desktop from iOS devices, and understanding exactly what Windows 7 libraries are.
IntoNow is clever social networking application for iOS that makes it super simple to share what TV show you’re watching with your friends as it identifies any TV (right down to the episode number) just by hearing 4-12 seconds of the show.
If being able to walk to get good coffee, good food, and cash a check at your local bank are important to you, Walk Score crunches the numbers and shows you how pedestrian friendly a neighborhood is.
If you’ve ever wished that you could get notification upon the delivery of your physical mail (just like you do with your email) then this hack is for you. Turn a wireless doorbell into a snail mail indicator.
When was the last time you read the entire privacy of a web site you were registering at? Never? You wouldn’t be alone and this infographic examination of privacy policies highlights why.
Things have changed a bit in the Guinness Book of World Records we poured over in our youth; the new version has pages worth of entries related to video games. Here are some of the more colorful ones you likely didn’t know about.
It was quite a wild ride for this week in Geek History: Steve Jobs gave a demonstration of the first Macintosh computer, beloved geek show MythBusters took to the air, and iconic movie Dr. Strangelove appeared in theatres and our collective consciousness.