We’ve all been there: you’re watching a movie, you can’t hear what the actors are saying, so you crank up the volume. Moments later, the bombs go off. Work around the dialogue/action disparity with a simple speaker hack.
Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation sent out a call to action encouraging people to join the Open Wireless Movement. Do you agree with their stance or is Wi-Fi sharing risky business?
When it comes to unique ways to browse and display your music it doesn’t get much more unique than Planetary–an iPad-based music browser that arranges your collection like galaxies and star systems.
If you’re a fan of Pandora’s uncannily good music stations you’ll be pleased to hear they’ve rolled out a matching comedy stations. Search for a comedian to seed your station and enjoy the 10,000+ comedy routines.
A media center isn’t nearly as fun if all your media is mislabeled poorly organized. Read on to learn how to use Ember Media Manager to whip your media into shape and make your collection sparkle.
Jello has that certain jiggle to it but it’s a jiggle you’ve never seen quite like this. Check out the video to see Jello shot in ultra slow-motion.
On May 2, 2000 the US government shifted the way military GPS satellites sent data to civilian GPS devices. The shift increased the accuracy of the civilian devices by a huge margin allowing for extremely precise coordinate confirmations.
When nearing the end of a great book it’s natural to want more books like the one that is about to come to an end. YourNextRead takes the book you’re reading and suggests follow up books to match it.
Each week we dip into the Ask How-To Geek mailbox and answer your pressing questions. This week we’re looking at installing PDF printers, hiding accounts at the Windows Login Screen, and sharing a USB HDD between computers.
For a fresh, free, and geeky source of ring tones, it’s tough to beat WolframTones, a musical mashup of Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica that generates unique ringtones based on algorithms.
If you’re looking for a superbly camouflaged spot to stash valuables, flash drives, or other small objects, this clever DIY fake junction box as stash spot setup is ideal.
If you want to share a cool game on your iOS device but not let everyone read your email, Locktopus offers a simple app-by-app lockdown solution.
If you prefer your mad scientist experiments to be more of the delicious and fizzy variety rather than the genetically-modified animals with laser beams variety, this DIY Pop Rocks recipe has all the makings of a fun weekend project.
Earlier this week we asked you to share your techniques for managing and organizing your passwords. Now we’re back to highlight the tools, tricks, and tips you use to wrangle your passwords and internet security.
If the recent uproar about Apple’s aggressive iOS tracking logs has you a bit paranoid about what your Android device might be storing, Location Cache makes it simple to view and wipe the location database on your phone.
If you love new gear but not high prices then we’ve got some deals for you; grab some deeply discounted laptops, game systems, and free mobile apps in this week’s Geek Deals roundup.
It’s time to delve into the tips box and share this week’s top reader tips. Today we’re looking at an easy and built-in way to record problems in Windows, squeezing life out of your batteries, and supercharging CCleaner.
If you’re looking for an ambitious weekend project to hone your electronics skill on, this DIY Wi-Fi radio is quite a stylish and functional option.
If you’ve been online for more than a day or two you’ve already amassed a pile of passwords. How to you keep track of them, organize them, and ensure you’re always using strong and unique passwords? We want to hear all about your password tricks.
Whether you’re customizing cords large or small this simple technique allows you to change the color of electrical cables to match, coordinate, or otherwise customize to your project.
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.