How to Tie Your Shoes Correctly [Video]

So, you think you know how to tie your shoes? I’m pretty sure you all do, but most of you are probably doing it the wrong way… or at least, the least “effective” way. Check it out: [Via TDW]

Cool Mod: Laser Hacked Plasma Cutter from Dead Space 2

Super modder extraordinaire Kipkay took the toy version of a Dead Space 2 plasma cutter and turned it into something a little more dangerous. Check it out: CAUTION!! Lasers can be dangerous! Do not point them at any living thing! DO NOT look into the beam or the reflection of the beam. Do not shine […]

MacGuyvered JELL-O Detects Organ Failure

Do you have acute pancreatitis? Do you think you might but don’t have hours ¬†and hundreds of dollars to spend at the doctor waiting to find out? Well look under those couch cushions and roll some pennies, because you can build a sensor for under one dollar. Even better? It takes an hour or less […]

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.