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The IBM Selectric was one of the best selling typewriters of the 1960s and 70s and featured a rather unique digital-binary to analog system that controlled a typeball instead of a row of type bars. Check out this video to look inside.

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Earlier this year we shared an Iron Man prop build made from Dollar Store parts. The same Dollar Store tinker is at it again, this time building a Terminator endoskull.

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It would seem, save for a sole red champion of justice, the scales of morality tip heavily to the side of evil under the weight of the glowing red lights.

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One of the defining features of Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems is that “everything is a file.” This is an oversimplification, but understanding what it means will help you understand how Linux works.

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Ubuntu’s Update Manager keeps your packages at the latest version, but occasionally a new package version may not work properly. You can downgrade an installed package and lock it at a specific version to prevent it from being updated.

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Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right!

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Our first edition of WIG for July is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as why Microsoft killed the Start Button in Windows 8, how to outsmart websites trying to get you to pay top dollar, OS X Mountain Lion will check daily for security updates, and more.

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Linux logs a large amount of events to the disk, where they’re mostly stored in the /var/log directory in plain text. Most log entries go through the system logging daemon, syslogd, and are written to the system log.

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