Have you ever wondered how Google Search works? Matt Cutts provides a quick overview of how the Google infrastructure works, how it all fits together along with how the crawling, indexing, and serving pipeline works.
Combine some servo motors, motion detectors, software, and throw in a laser light show and a surround sound system for good measure, and you’ve got BRAD–an awesome and automated dorm room.
Dumt and Farligt is a Danish TV show (the title translates to Stupid and Dangerous) that follows the antics of a comedian, a stuntman, and their quest to capture stupid antics in extreme slow motion.
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If you’re curious about the inner workings of your computer and want to get a very hands on view of exactly how it works, this scratch-built 8-bit computer project is a great (if involved) way to get a closer look.
Gmail provides a high storage limit – 10 GB and counting – but it doesn’t help you much if you’re close to reaching it. You’ll need to know some tricks to free up space in your Gmail account.
We have already shown you how you can share external folders with your SkyDrive, but what if you actually want to copy a file or folder into your SkyDrive folder? Of course copying and pasting is nowhere near geeky enough, so here’s how to add a SkyDrive entry to the Send to menu.
This past month we covered topics such as how to use a 64-bit web browser on Windows, the best tips and tweaks for getting the most out of Firefox, how to check out library books on your Kindle for free, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for April.
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at sandboxing, defragmenting and SSD, and archiving your Twitter account.
You can use a graphical file manager to find files in Linux, such as Nautilus in Gnome, Dolphin in KDE, and Thunar in Xfce. However, there are several ways to use the command line to find files in any Linux desktop manager.
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If you have a Canon camera that supports the CHDK firmware, there’s no need to buy an expensive shutter release cable. You can make one for a few bucks with a handful of parts and a sacrificial USB cable.
If you liked our guide to creating paper craft toys but wished they were more active, this Super Mario model paper craft model is a fun introduction to paper craft models that move.
You might laugh at the high retail prices for “premium” cables at big box retail stores. But is it possible that a higher quality cable can give you a better digital signal? The nuance of the answer may surprise you.
Windows’ built-in firewall hides the ability to create powerful firewall rules. Block programs from accessing the Internet, use a whitelist to control network access, restrict traffic to specific ports and IP addresses, and more – all without installing another firewall.
Give GNOME Shell a spin if you’re looking for a slick, new Linux desktop environment. It’s similar to Unity in some ways, but more flexible in others – GNOME Shell supports extensions, which can add missing features.