Want to Remember Something? Read It in a New Font.

We all use bold and italics for emphasis, and I’m not innocent of bumping up the font size when I need something to carry a message of importance. But recent studies show that while font size and weight won’t help you remember information, an unfamiliar or difficult-to-read font will. The Princeton University Department of Psychology […]

Erasing a CD with High Voltage [Video]

A fun but dangerous way to erase a CD. [Via TDWG]

Chrome’s Flash problems solved (again!)

Last month I wrote about a problem with Chrome 10 failing to display Flash content for some users. While I followed up with a workaround, there’s now something that may be a solution — for some at least! To recap, the original problem was that since the upgrade to the 10th edition, many users were […]

DIY Low Budget Magneto Helmet


WOW: 8x8x8 LED Cube Display [Video]

Check out this geektastic 8x8x8 3D LED cube by Instructables user chr: Want to make one for yourself? Then just follow this *ahem* simple DIY guide and you’ll be wowing your friends in no time with your own 3D LED cube!

How To Make A Real Rorschach Mask That Changes Shape

Using Thermochromic paint pigment and clear screen printing base, you can now make an ink blot mask that changes like Rorschach’s mask in Watchmen. As you breath in and out, the color of the mask changes from black to white wherever the wearer’s breath hits it and warms it to a point above 86 degrees […]

How to Remove a Small Car Dent at Home [Video]

Have a small car dent and want to try removing it at home? All you may need to fix that little problem is a can of compressed air and a hair dryer. Just heat the affected surface with the hair dryer (for approximately 1 minute) and then use an upside down can of compressed air […]

Facebook Profile Picture Hack Tutorial [Video]

A simple step by step guide to making yourself a really cool Facebook profile!

Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. In the following video, he lays out the main problems (he calls them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.

Five Ways To Geek Up Your Holiday Decorating

Every year it seems like the lights come out earlier. Returning from Thanksgiving festivities here in the US, we noticed that half of our street was illuminated wheras just days before had been absolutely typical. Bows and lights and garlands are just the beginning though; some people take their decorations way seriously. It’s not just […]

10 Gifts for the Geeky Gal Under $50

If you’re like me, thinking about gifts this season is a little stress-inducing. While the recession is technically over, here in the states, many of us are still feeling the crunch. And while I like to try and make most of the gifts we give during the holidays, that’s not always practical. The truth is, […]

Make This Sweet Atari Punk Recipe Box for the Holiday Season

So maybe you don’t have enough time to do this before Thanksgiving, but I can’t think of a cooler way to keep your recipes than this Atari Punk recipe box. From Make: Hey, you want to make some chunky 8-bit music? In a recipe box? With Atari paddles? Using a Dremel tool? We thought you […]