Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share them with the greater How-To Geek audience. This week we’re looking at trouble shooting a monitor with black bars, how to retrieve a file from a system restore point, and finding duplicate photos.
Android: Dropbox just rolled out an update for their Android mobile client; grab it today to enjoy a slew of new features including faster menus, bulk upload, and more.
If you’re a board game fan you’re all to familiar with how precisely the box components fit when you first unwrap it and how loosely they fit afterwards; use this clever hack to keep things tight and tidy.
Android: If you’re worried you’re not getting enough sleep but not sure how to keep a close eye on it, SleepBot is feature-packed app that analyze your sleep patterns, integrates with alarm clocks, and more.
This DIY project combines EL-wire, acrylic, LEDs, and a crystal solution to create an eye catching and geektacular DNA-inspired lamp.
Earlier this week we asked you to share the games you like killing downtime with; you responded and now we’re back to highlight your favorites.
Most of the time over-the-top Christmas light displays hover on the edge of neighbor enraging; this dubstep fueled seizure box is sure to irritate the neighbors.
If you’re looking to pack a little computing power into your kitchen you’d be hard pressed to beat this built-in kitchen computer complete with a massive 17″ touch screen interface.
We frequently look back at the early days of computing, but we rarely get a chance to see how people in that age saw computers. This 1958 video gives us a peek.
Around this time of year quite a few people are spending a bit of time waiting: waiting for flights to arrive, watching the time clock before the holiday, riding shotgun to Grandma’s house. This week we want to hear all about your favorite mobile games and how they help pass the time.
If you’re short on time and decorating skills but you’ve got some LEDs laying around in your workshop, this quick and dirty tutorial will help you craft some geeky robot LED decorations.
Normally we see clever IKEA hacks executed by individual tinkers; this hack is a delightfully large scale holiday illumination project on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal.
When you install most applications you’ll get a prompt for a custom or full install. It seems so easy to just click full and let the installer go to work–but you’re asking for a slower computer, a load of to...
If you have a notorious present shaker on your Christmas list, prank them with this meows-when-shaken present.
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered over the previous week and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at diagnosing flickering monitors, skipping duplicate files while copying, and editing the Hosts file to get rid of annoying software reminders.
From the same guy that brought you the playable Guitar Hero Christmas display, enjoy a peek at a fully interactive Angry Birds light show.
In 1982 you’d shell out almost $4,000 for the privilege of using a mobile phone that weighed 2 pounds and couldn’t even fit in your pocket. Today you can pick up phone that weighs mere ounces, slips in your pocket...
Google, no stranger to clever search Easter Eggs, has a simple little HTML5 trick that brings a blizzard to your desktop.
What would Google, Facebook, Reddit, and other popular internet sites look like envisioned as super heroes (and villains)? Read on to see their powers and arch enemies.
Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tricks, tips, and techniques for creating holiday cards. Now we’re back to share your creative card constructions tips.