No matter how geeky you think your thermostat is now it has nothing on this DIY model that support network reads and remote control from a simple web interface.
Apple fans like to tout just how many apps there in the Appstore–OK, OK, there’s quite a few–but Android completely dominates when it comes to the percentage of free applications.
You’ve likely got your hand resting on one right now, about to click the title of this article to read more, the humble computer mouse. Today the mouse turns 30 and is, more or less, just a compact version of its former self.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could keep all your audio video gear hidden away? With an IR repeater you can hide everything in a cabinet or closet with just a small IR dongle tucked nearly out of sight.
No prior version of Windows has supported multiple monitors so well and offered so many options. Read on as we show you how to set things up, use the native and third party tools, and get the kind of eye candy only multiple monitors can support.
Building an exercise playlist is tricky; most of us don’t have beat-per-minute counters built into our brains. Generate the perfect playlist with the help of Jog.fm.
Readability–the web browser add-on that formats web sites for easy reading–has rolled out a new service that combines URL shortening and Readabillity reformatting. Now you can share cleanly formatted articles with...
Earlier this year we showed you how you could hack a Nook into a full Android tablet; now Barnes and Noble has decided to go that route themselves with an official Nook-to-Tablet update.
Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re taking a look at halting Internet Explorer from updating to version 9, customizing folder backgrounds in Windows 7, and customizing the Ubuntu bootloader.
GigaPan, the company that has been bringing us ultra high-res panoramic for years, has a new offering: ultra high-res time lapse videos. From the Big Bang to flowers blooming you can watch time lapse events in insane detail.
In the video above YouTube user TheFarmacyMan shares an interesting video demonstrating a trick he stumbled upon accidentally–if you put clear tape on a frosted privacy window the tape acts as a peep hole through the gl...
Rare is the person, besides eccentric super villains, that rely on hourglasses for any true measurement of time. Regardless, there is still a small demand for them; read on to see how they are artfully created.
Jerry, over in the forums for the Home Shop Machinist, shares his crash course in converting an old Pentax DSLR into an infrared unit. He had an old DSLR laying around and decided, upon purchasing a new one, that the old one ...
Earlier this week we asked you to share your multi-monitor workspace tips and tricks. Now we’re back with a roundup of helpful reader comments and awesome photos.
We highlighted a video by Bill Hammack earlier this year–How and LED-lit Monitor Works–and now we’re back to highlight another, how smoke detectors work. Watch the video above to see how radioactive material...
One element of lie detection, as carried out by lie detecting machines, is the measurement of galvanic skin response–how sweaty the questioned person becomes. This simple electronics project recreates that measure right in your workshop.
Xerox’s first commercially successful copy machine was introduced in 1959 and came with a feature you won’t find on many modern pieces of office equipment: a fire extinguisher to put it out when it–frequently–lit on fire.
It’s time to dig into the tips box and share this week’s reader tips. Today we’re looking at the iPad as a digital picture frame, recycling media spindles as cable caddies, and CTRL+Click to open links in MS applications.
If you’re freaked out by the revelation that your iPhone/iPad has been tracking every step you’ve taken since you updated to iOS 4, Untrackerd will put your mind at ease by actively deleting the tracking database.
If you’re rocking an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad–alas not iPad 2 yet–a new release from Redsn0w makes it dead simple to perform an untethered jailbreak.
Multiple monitors allow you to spread out your work, see more at once, and—ideally—help you get more done. This week we want to hear all about your multi-monitor setup and what tips, tricks, and tools you use to maximize its effectiveness.
The Gallery application on Android devices is a bit aggressive about scanning and adding directories. Have a directory you want to keep private? Use this simple trick to keep it out of the Gallery app.
Color blindness affects a significant portion of the population (5% of men and %.5 of women); game developers are finally noticing and tweaking games so success doesn’t hinge on whether or not you can tell red from green.
If you have an old web cam or two laying around you can convert them into a CCTV system that pushes email and growl notifications to you any time motion is detected in the area they are monitoring.