By Ilya Kochanov Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’ve ever signed up for a credit card or magazine subscription, chances are you now receive unwanted phone calls from annoying automated response systems. As any phone phreak knows, a large portion of the telephone system still functions via tones, such as those you hear after each digit […]
By Mark O’Neill Back in 1999, I created a bit of a mini-uprising when I was working for the Scottish Civil Service. We were drowning in paper and so I proposed that the Scottish Executive buy scanners to digitially copy everything onto the computer, and then revert to a paper-free office. Although I had a […]
It is customary for the geek lair to contain lots of computers, disassembled electronics, and other gadgets which have long since lived out their usefulness. Although the geek lair –a nerds equivalent to the all powerful bat-cave– is quite interesting to bear witness to, it often lacks worthy lighting which is replaced by boring light […]
By Mark O’Neill Following on from my previous article regarding updating your social networks using Google Talk, I thought I would briefly mention today that you can also update Google Calendar using both Google Talk and Twitter. Once you have everything set up, you can input your calendar entries into your desktop Google Talk and […]
Here is an excellent video tutorial that will teach you how to make your own ethernet cables. The whole procedure can seem complex at first, but after a bit of practice, it becomes very easy. If it interests you, We’ve also published a similar guide on [GAS] 1.0. Enjoy!
By Mark O’Neill I am a HUGE fan of Google Talk, so much so that I am trying to find more diverse ways of using it, apart from chatting to people and sending / receiving files. I never quite clicked (excuse the pun) with the Gmail version of Talk and so I am using the […]
Here’s an interesting video showing you a few techniques that can help you recover or reset your lost windows password. If this kind of thing interests you, we’ve also written about several password recovery techniques on our old blog.
By Mark O’Neill If checking a website’s PageRank or number of backlinks on Firefox is what fuels your loveboat, then you’re going to love this one. SEO Book has an excellent Firefox extension which gives you more than the standard information that Google normally offers. It also works on Yahoo. Before you install “SEO for […]
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 […]