It’s Christmas Eve and if you’re lucky you’ve got some time off ahead of you. Let’s put that time to good use with some holiday-centered geeking out. Come on in for LEGO ornaments, Darth Vader snow flakes, and Christmas light hacks galore.
History trivia shouldn’t be limited to just treaty dates and wars ending, we’re marking off major milestones in geek history—one week at at time. This week in history we’ve got Santa on the Cold War radar, baby HTTP going for a spin, and Babbage’s birth to help usher in the age of computers.
The new interface is a significant improvement over the old one. Previously information about your virtual machines was packed into a two-tab interface on the right hand side of the main window. The information was there but it wasn’t very well organized. Now information is more clearly organized and divided into groups like General, System, Display, Storage, Audio, Network, and two handy section at the bottom to see what USB devices and shared folders are linked to the virtual machine.
If you’ve got a Mac computer that you’d like to secure against theft–or at least be able to track down should it go missing–Mac-tracking tool Hidden is free until January 2011.
When you’re shopping does it always seem like your line is the slowest? You’re not entirely imagining things, statistically your line is slower more often than not. Watch this interesting video to see how research...
TrueCrypt is an awesome tool for creating secure partitions and encrypting your files. Mounting and dismounting partitions, however, can be a hassle. MTCrypt speeds up the process with a simple GUI interface.
If you’ve got a brand new Android phone in need of customization–or maybe you never got around to tweaking yours in the first place–CompleteGuides has a handy guide to the ten things you should do right away with your new phone.
We’re in for an astronomical treat this evening; the moon will enter a full lunar eclipse the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the 17th century. Bust out your telescope and get ready sight see like it’s 1638.
Back in August Google announced free phone calls from their GMail phone client for the rest of 2010. Today they’ve announced the free calling will be extended through out all of 2011–free phone calls in the US and Canada all year long.
If you’re in love with the click-for-voice-search button on Android phones, this clever extension adds voice search right into Google Chrome. Enjoy the same voice search capabilities on your desktop you enjoy on your phone.
This Commodore 64 hasn’t just been hollowed out and stuffed with modern guts as a sort of retro case mod. It’s a faithful rebuild with modern guts and features a custom boot menu with Commodore 64 emulation...
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we highlight how to save your computer if it’s so overrun by viruses and malware you can’t work from within Windows, install iTunes without all the bloat, and tame a hyper-sensitive trackpad.
If you’re facing down some last minute shopping (and starting to panic because Christmas is creeping up pretty fast) you’ll definitely want to take advantage of Free Shipping Day.
If you’re looking for a witty retort to your boss’s misguided questions about programming or just for some interesting quotes from the history of computing, this collection of programming quotes is sure to offer s...
If you’re traveling over the holidays, Google Chrome is footing the bill for free Wi-Fi for passengers on Airtrain Airways, Delta, and Virgin America flights until January 2, 2011.
Score some great games, DRM-free and cross-platform, at a pay-what-you-want price by grabbing a copy of The Humble Indie Bundle #2.
Dear How-To Geek:
We’ve shown you how to hack your Wii for homebrew software, emulators, and DVD playback, now it’s time to safeguard your Wii against bricking and fix some annoyances—like that stupid “Press A” health screen.
Just because you don’t get much playtime out of your PlayStation 2 doesn’t mean you have to eat the price of all those expensive peripherals. Hook them up to your computer.