When it comes to setting up your home media center, be it modest TV with a sound bar or a 60″ 4K HDTV monster with premium surround sound, splash all the cash you want on the TV and speakers—but don’t spend...
Many people have seen the histogram on their camera (usually by accidentally changing the view mode while reviewing photos) but very few people use it. The histogram is a handy tool once you know how to decode the jagged lit...
If you want to keep your old phone number after you got a new one, or you just want a second phone number to play around with, you can port that number to the awesome Google Voice service. Here’s how to do it.
This past year Google Docs became available for use in offline mode and now Google Slides has joined in on the offline mode goodness. You can create, edit, comment on, and present your Slides offline as needed, then enjoy syn...
How ‘secure’ is your 4-digit PIN number? Is your PIN number a far too common one or is it a bit more unique in comparison to others? The folks over at the Data Genetics blog have put together an interesting analys...
One never knows what Apple may come out with next…
You know the old bit about putting tin-foil on your head to keep the government signals out of your brain? It turns out cladding your head in tin-foil has the opposite effect.
Windows: Text2Folders is a simple batch folder creator that can generate folders (including sub-folders) from a manually entered list or a text file containing the folder names.
If you’d like to merge your love of electronics projects with a bit of wireless charging magic, this DIY guide is for you.
If you’re a fan of the popular Portal series, you’ll definitely enjoy this PC case mod that turned a regular computer into a replica of the Aperture Science terminals from the games.
If you’re looking for a novel way to illuminate an outdoor space, these tiny, waterproof, and practically indestructible LED lights are perfect for sprinkling about your yard or submerging in a pool or creek.
This well documented build guide showcases the process of turning a rack-mounted UPS battery device intended for a server bank, into a super-charged whole-house UPS system with a massive 14 hours of backup juice.
This interesting bug (feature?) in the original Pac-Man game makes it easy to hide from the ghosts, ensuring a long-lived and well-fed Pac-Man.
Whether you can’t get enough Minecraft or you’ve never started playing it, you can hop right into your browser and play a classic edition of the game for free.
This DIY electronics hack turns an old flash drive into a combination USB password generator and USB password key–simply plug it in to unlock your computer.
International users are frequently disappointed to find US-based services behind restrictive firewalls; Pandora is no exception to the long list of off-limits services. This clever hack takes advantage of a loophole to allow international access.
If you’d like to take Windows 8 for a preview spin on an actual tablet, this hack converts an old (but suitably spec’d) laptop into a touch screen tablet for Windows 8 Preview.
Android: While we’d hope you’d never need it, clever researchers have figured out how to turn the camera on your Android phone into a makeshift Geiger Counter with nothing more than an app and some black tape.
Nearly every browser has an quick access download page that is easy to find and navigate, but Chromium the open-source version of Google’s Chrome does not. Francois Beaufort decided to rectify that problem by creating a...
If you’re looking for a way to add sound-deadening panels to your home theater on the cheap, this DIY guide written by an Acoustical Engineer will help you fix up your space without breaking the bank.
You’ve laid the last foot of wire, tested all the inputs, and ran your sound checks. Now it’s time to impress guests with a proper demonstration–check out these 10 movie scenes to find the perfect clip for your demo.
Whether you’re looking for an interface for your new DIY arcade cabinet or want to build a custom keypad for an application, this detailed tutorial will show you how to frankenmod an old keyboard into a new interface.
Android: BT Controller links Android devices together so one Android device can serve as the gamepad for another Android device.
If you’re an electronics tinker and photographer, here’s a DIY project right up your alley: a DIY flash bulb with built in optical slave.
If you’re looking for a cheap and easily customized rack for your audio visual and stereo equipment, this clever hack turns IKEA Lack tables into a cut-to-fit stereo rack.