NEWS THAT GEEKS CARE ABOUT
The tire pressure monitors built into modern cars have been shown to be insecure by researchers from Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina. The wireless sensors, compulsory in new automobiles in the US since...
Love playing pranks and practical jokes on other people? You can give somebody a few seconds of panic by setting their wallpaper image to this broken monitor image.
Microsoft Research has a new tablet prototype that puts the keys on the back of the device, so when you’re holding it with two hands you can be typing on the back side.
This one hardly requires an explanation. If you’re really addicted to Facebook and coffee, this is the mug for you.
deviantART is, without doubt, one of the best sources for amazing artwork on the web, and now they’ve added a web-based drawing application that’s impressive, works in any HTML5 browser, and even the iPad.
How to make ice cream in 30 seconds [YouTube via Make]
With about 35 CPU-years of idle computer time donated by Google, a team of researchers has essentially solved every position of the Rubik’s Cube™, and shown that no position requires more than twenty moves.
We’ve always been fans of great desktop customization setups, and this one is really simple but looks great—especially the customized Windows 7 taskbar icons.
One of the quickest ways that malware can spread is by tricking people through ads in the web browser, or trying to exploit security holes in Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and other plugins.
This week we learned how to record screen activity in Ubuntu, sync any folder to Dropbox with SyncToy, jailbreak an iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 4, find the 3G or Wi-Fi speeds on Android phones, get rid of the annoying YouTube bottom bar, and more. Now you can get comfortable and relax while looking through our latest batch of geeky goodness.
We’ve long been fans of system cleaning application CCleaner, even if you do have to uncheck the Yahoo toolbar during the installation process. And now, there’s a way to add 270 more applications to the supported list.
If you’ve ever wanted to keep a journal but had a hard time remembering to do so, web app OhLife can help—if you are willing to trust a third-party web site with your personal thoughts and feelings and such.
Microsoft’s new Zoom.it web app takes large images on the web and converts them into an easily scrollable, zoomable format—and it can also take a screenshot of a web page and share either one with a shortened URL.