The idea of “geek dads” has taken off in popular of late and as such you can easily find books oriented towards dad that are more about soldering and software than baseball and draft picks. Two great books specifically oriented towards geeky dads are, aptly titled, Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share and The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family, both available for around $12 each and packed full of fun projects ranging from robots and electronic toy hacking to Ethernet cufflinks and ultimate Slip ‘n Slides.
While most people fix wires by just wrapping them together, you can lose quality and strength that way. When joining cables – audio or not – soldering will make a huge difference, and here’s how to do it properly.
The proliferation of personal devices makes it increasingly probable that you’ll have a device in your hand that doesn’t have the file on it you want. How do you keep everything synced between your devices?
Poor Skeletor! He just wants to belong and be friends, so he decides to “visit” everyone’s favorite cartoon characters. If you need a good laugh, then make sure to take a look through these images to see whe...
Does the idea of a hoverbike sound exciting? Then you will definitely want to have a look at this. Australian Chris Malloy is currently testing out a prototype he constructed using motorbike and other types of parts.
The above image is a map of the Eastern Telegraph company’s worldwide network of telegraph cables circa 1901. Here’s a historical snapshot of the company courtesy of Wikipedia:
Dropbox is great for syncing files if you have the rights to install Dropbox on the machine you’re using. If you don’t, URL Droplet can fill a gap by allowing you to easily save web-based downloads to your Dropbox account.
Read a lot of webcomics? No need to stay tied to a browser to catch up on the episodes you’ve missed. With this easy trick, read them on the go on your phone, PC or iPad, with or without internet.
Your friends are reporting spam and pleas for money originating from your email account and some of your logins aren’t working; you’ve been compromised. Read on to see what to do right now and how to protect yourself in the future.
Are you looking for a movie trailer mashup that is unique and nicely done? Then you should watch Ponymen. BronyVids has done an excellent job of editing the video and audio together in this humorous “Watchmen – My...
Captains Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa are back once again for more adventure in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Now you can bring their quest for the fabled Fountain of Youth to your desktop with this newly rel...
Applist.me is a simple application. Download it for Windows or Mac, point it at the folder where your mobile apps are stored (typically /My Music/Mobile Applications/ for a Windows user), and it scans your applications. After...
Bill Hammack, the face of Engineer Guy videos, take a moment to explain the history of cellphone design and how we arrived at current designs. As an interesting side note, Bill uses 8pen as his Android keyboard (seen at around the one minute mark).
If you’re not a frequent image editor user and simply need to crop, rotate, or otherwise enhance a photo, Iaza is an simple web-based editor that one-shot changes your images based on your specifications.
I love Ubuntu, but there are times when you just need to use Windows. The GRUB boot manager that’s installed with Ubuntu is more than happy to leave it the default OS. We can easily change this with some help.
If you want to put a video on your Android phone, you’ll probably need to shrink it down to fit the size of the screen and make it take up less space. There’s lots of conversion software out there, but did you know you can do it with VLC?