Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at deleting duplicate Windows Media Player entries, hotkey switching for right/left-handed mouse settings, and changing Word’s default font.
If you’re looking to set up a standing desk without breaking the bank, this attractive IKEA mod provides budget-friendly standing desk benefits.
In a very short window of time Netflix has changed the way we pick and consume movies and laid its primary competitor to waste. Check out this infographic for an interesting look at the consumer shift.
The secret sauce in GTrot’s approach is the use of your Facebook network. When you tell GTrot that you want to go to New York City, GTrot combs through all your Facebook friends and looks for people with connections to ...
Yesterday Amazon announced that they now sell more Kindle books than physical books. Where do you fit on this shift towards digital reading?
With an increasing amount of our lives stored in digital format—financial documents, family photos, work projects—it is increasingly important to backup. This week we take a look at your backup strategies.
If you’re a student (or at least know one with a .EDU address you can borrow) and you’re in the market for a Windows 7 PC you can score a free Xbox in the process.
Sous vide, for the unfamiliar, is a process of cooking food in water at precisely controlled temperatures. For example, you can cook a steak by putting it in a vacuum-sealed plastic bag and then cooking it to the exact temper...
Once a week we dip into the reader mailbag and share some helpful tips. Today we’re looking at Android TXT messaging from your desktop, indexing offline storage volumes, and adding iOS-style folders to your Android homescreen.
The old standby in spud gun design is a simple chamber with a flammable gas inside and a basic ignition system. JC, of JCOPRO.net, mixed thing up a bit by both changing out the propellant system from an explosive gas to a pne...
Data loss is serious—and tragic—business. This week we want to hear about your data backup strategies and how you ensure that your data stays safe, secure, and ready to be resurrected should the Binary Reaper strike.
HDMI cables, especially at brick and mortar stores, are painfully over priced. Generic cables work just as well and cost a fraction of the price.
Instructables user Matth3w shares a simple tutorial for turning some scrap wood, a handful of bolts, and some segments of Loc-Line modular hosing into a bendable tripod mount you can wrap around things and otherwise mold for ...
If you’re looking to upgrade your desk without spending a lot of money but gaining cool features like hidden cable channels, this guide can help you craft a custom desk on the cheap.
For their capstone project in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Cornell, Brian Harding and Cat Jubunski decided to build a stand alone face recognition system. Despite the very high cost of commercial mode...
Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your tech questions. This week we take a look at how you can avoid frequent reboots, moving MS Office, and how to share your laptop’s internet connection.
On this day in Geek History the first laser was fired in a move that would lead to the development of new tools and the desire of evil villains everywhere to attach lasers to the ocean’s alpha-predators.
Last week we asked the readers what their geeky hobbies were, many responded including amateur radio enthusiasts. If you’re looking for something interesting and radio-related check out the mysterious shortwave number stations.