If you’re in desperate need of some siege weapons to defend your cubicle kingdom, this novel little hack turns card stock into catapults.
In this week’s game aliens have slipped into town and stolen something from the local gun fighter, which sets off a quest for revenge. Are your shooting skills good enough to help the gun fighter defeat the aliens or will they sit back and laugh at your poor aim?
Even if you don’t have much drawing talent, it’s surprisingly easy to create a photorealistic caricature from a photograph with good resolution and a few minutes in Photoshop. Grab an image and get ready to become a caricature artist!
Have you ever wished that instead of having to manually login to a server in order to see the system log, the events would simply come to you? How-To Geek goes into how to setup a syslog collector.
Zenity adds graphical interfaces to shell scripts with a single command. Shell scripts are a great way to automate repetitive tasks, but they’re normally confined to the terminal — Zenity brings them out of the terminal and onto your desktop.
Once a week we round up some great tips from the HTG tips box and share them with everyone; this week we’re looking at recycling Android phones for use around the house, increasing safety with a glowing LED switch, and how to easily encrypt Dropbox contents.
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Windows: If you’re envious of the Mac Launchpad but in no hurry to change operating systems, XLaunchpad brings the experience to Windows.
Vertical laptop stands are all the space-saving rage right now, but $50 for a lightweight hunk of plastic or metal seems a bit steep. This hack turns an inexpensive napkin stand into a vertical laptop stand.
The Devolution of Batteries [Graph Jam]
You can buy a stock Swiss Army knife with a USB drive but they tend to be short on implements and mostly filled with a bulky full-size thumb drive. This hack adds a tiny USB drive to a normal knife for the best of both worlds.
The Windows 8 desktop looks just like Windows 7, with one exception — no Start button. Losing the Start button isn’t the end of the world — Windows 8 exposes all the familiar options in different ways.
Gmail’s a Google product, so of course it has powerful search features. But some of Gmail’s search features are hidden and don’t appear in the Search Options pane. Learn Gmail’s search tricks to master your massive inbox.