By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Aside from malware/spyware and viruses, the biggest trouble with most home computers can probably be attributed to the build-up of user data over time. You’ve seen it happen over and over again: digital pictures, videos, documents, spreadsheets, and more fill up the drive and eventually adversely affect the performance […]
In the following video, renowned motivational author Jack Canfield explains why you should always use the end of your day to plan what you will do tomorrow. The reason is simple: by thinking of what you need to accomplish the following day, your subconscious will work all night for you, helping you be more effective […]
By Brooks Flynn Guest blogger, Philips Consumer Electronics What connections do I need on my new HDTV? Neilson recently published a study that reports out of 112.8 million U.S. homes with televisions, only about 12.7 million actually carry at least one HD channel. HDTV owners oftentimes don’t even know if they are receiving an HD […]
By Mark O’Neill I have a lot of scheduled tasks running during the night when I am snoozing away in bed – virus scans, spyware scans, cleaning out the crap with CCleaner and much more. But at the same time, I get a lot of grief from the girlfriend about leaving the computer on all […]
By Chris Garrett Guest Blogger For as long as I can remember, I have been called a geek. It took a while, but eventually I began to see it as a compliment and I realized what an advantage geeks have over the rest of humanity. More and more, the world is becoming technical. The people […]
The following video will show you exactly why you should never use a Master lock. I personally know two people who used to lock their stuff at the gym with this brand of lock, and they both got their wallet stolen out of their locker. You’ve been warned!
Since we’re Friday and some of you may feel like going out and party tonight, here’s a trick that will allow you to get a round of free drinks for you and your friends. The trick is simple. You have to bet that you can use a sherry glass to drink brandy contained in a […]
Here’s a short video tutorial that will teach you how to make a cheap lie detector for under $20. Can anyone here confirm if “commercial” lie detectors also work that way?
Here’s a quick and easy way to build a cheap solar heater that will, according to the following video, save you around $35 per month on your electricity bill during winter time. Required material: A Foam board Enough pennies to cover the board Black Spray paint A piece of plexiglass When assembled, the heater should […]
This morning, while drinking my usual $5 latte (damn you, Starbucks!) and going though my daily list of reads, I had the fortune to discover a very useful piece of software on Nelson Dumais’s blog (French). Have you ever lived through the frustration of wanting to record something online, but couldn’t because the audio track […]
I always thought that the only way to cleanly cut a piece of glass was with a glass cutter, but by looking at the following clip, it seems that you can also do with with a piece of string and a little acetone. Is this another one of those fake “how to” videos? Just be […]
As promised last week, My friend Teresa drew the names of the 6 big winners for our “How to” contest last night. Here they are (Note to those of you who read us via RSS: A video is attached to this post): 1st place prize winner: Adam A. Hirsch with How To Be a Geek […]