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On September 2, 1859 telegraph operators all over North American noticed a peculiar thing: their machines, unplugged from a power source, kept working.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite mobile calendar app; you weighed in and now we’re back to highlight the trends in your comments.

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With this simple hack you can tear apart a 12 v battery to get, well, a lot more (button cell) batteries–$40 more worth.

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Here is what these two “hot” wallpapers look like separately…

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If you’ve been disappointed that your favorite Facebook, Google+, or other Flash-based games weren’t available on the iPad, iSwifter is your silver bullet–no jailbreaking required.

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Friday is here, so sit back and relax while having a quick bit of gaming fun. In this week’s game two factions on a human colony are about to have the fragile peace they enjoy shattered by a new biological weapon known as Infestor. Are you ready to use Infestor to defeat the enemy?

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Everybody that’s owned a PC has had to deal with the eventual system boot slowdown. Here’s how to use Event Viewer to track exactly how long your system takes to boot up and shut down.

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It’s that tips sharing time of week again! This week we’re looking at reader tips about sun glare reduction in photos, turning old credit cards into cable organizers, and activating the mouse “laser pointer” in PowerPoint.

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Mega Man arrives at the fortress of Chill Penguin ready to fight and defeat him, but Chill Penguin has a much better suggestion. What is it though? Watch to find out!

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Have Wi-Fi network problems? This set of handy flowcharts will guide you (or a distant relative in need of assistance) towards Wi-Fi happiness.

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What happens when you pit two of the most sophisticated AI chatbots against each other in a conversation? As this video highlights, some rather peculiar things.

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Blue Surge [deviantART]

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If you’ve got a perfectly functional but boring alarm clock this Chumby-powered hack will upgrade its old Beep-Beep to a custom readout of the weather and daily headlines.

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When you delete a file in Windows, only the reference to the file is removed from the file system table. The file still exists on disk until other data overwrites it, leaving it vulnerable to recovery.

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August has been a busy month here at HTG where we covered topics such as setting up a posthumous password contingency plan, when you should properly eject a thumb drive, got a first look at the UI for Windows 8, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.

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The best place to have your calendar is with you. This week we want to hear about your favorite mobile calendar app and your best on-the-go calendar tips and tricks.

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Is it making you hungry yet?

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