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.
TechCrunch shares a technique for getting Netflix on your unsupported Android device. You’ll need a rooted device, a copy of the Netflix APK, and a willingness to monkey in the guts of your device and trick applications...
Earlier this week we asked you to share your geeky hobby; you responded in force and shared some really interesting and definitely geeky hobbies and interests. Read on to see what your fellow geeks are up to.
You can definitely file this trick in your “awesome DIY science” folder. Make magazine shares a technique for creating detailed wood burns without actually applying fire or a hot iron to the wood surface.
Commercial meter readers are expensive; this DIY hack allows you to cheaply monitor your power consumption for a greener tomorrow (and, realistically, a much lower bill).
Every week we take a moment to dip into the reader mailbag and pull out some tasty tips. This week we’re taking a look at Kindle shortcuts, snappy ways to search in Explorer folders, and easy Android ringtone organization.