Halloween Ambiance: Borax Crystal Halloween Decorations

I was looking for unique and geeky decorations for my Halloween Party, and I’d already bought a box of Borax to make slime (I’ll also be making ectoplasm, I should note) so I did a quick internet search and discovered that, at least around Christmas, pipe cleaners and dissolved Borax make for some intriguing creations. […]

The Five Ingredients for a Diabolically Geeky Halloween Party

We geeks have a leg up on this Halloween business, especially when it comes to parties and costumes. Sure, most of us have a few costumes ready for any convention prepped in the closet–but where’s the fun in that? True geeks will rise to the occasion every time and create unique, memorable costumes. Not to […]

We Welcome our Remote-Controlled Cyborg Insect Overlords

Remote controlled bugs buzz off, followed by a picture that looked straight out of a cyberpunk novel, a beetle with a remarkable bit of tech strapped to its head. Well, it turns out that the future (for those of us who’ve ever imagined a future in which people can control cyborg beetles by using a […]

Bear-4 Sends HD Camera to the Edge of Space

This is the kind of thing I dreamed of doing as a kid. Okay, it’s the kind of thing I still think about doing now. I’m not sure how I missed this earlier, but thought it would be worth a post for those of you who might not have seen it yet. The flight was […]

Jake Von Slatt’s Wimshurst Influence Machine How-To Series

If you’ve ever dipped a toe into the aether of steampunk subculture, you’ve likely heard of Jake Von Slatt. As the proprietor of The Steampunk Workshop, he’s been a champion of true steampunk making, both in re-imagining and re-creating Victorian technology. You’ve likely seen him in Make magazine, and his creations have graced the stage […]

World’s Loudest Alarm Clock

If you’re the type of person who’s having trouble getting up in the morning, this alarm clock hack by master tinkerer Kipkay should do the trick for you: [Via TechEblog]

10 Geeky Car Mods and Must-Have Accessories

So, your Geek Squad application was turned down, and now your dreams of driving the ultimate Geek-Mobile have vanished like Minovsky particles in the wind? No worries, here are 10 geeky car mods and must-have car accessories–listed in order of increasing awesomeness–that will make you forget all about the blank space on your door where […]

Unlock your Car Remotely Through a Cell Phone: Urban Legend or Fact?

We’ve all heard the story: Someone locks his car keys and remote car opener inside his vehicle, and can’t get back in. He does have a second remote car opener at home, so he calls up his home, where his wife/roommate/whatever answers. He asks the housemate to hold the second remote up to the phone […]

HOW TO: Speed Read

In the following video, Kris Madden will teach you a technique that should help you read faster, and I can attest that this works as explained. Those of you who had to go through huge amount of documentation for their studies at one point or another probably already know all about this, even though no […]

Process Hacker – A Powerful Windows Task Manager Alternative

For those of you who find the Windows task manager a little too light on features, we’ve got an awesome little application for you. Process Hacker does the same basic functions as task manager, but with lots of invaluable extras. Task manager only lists running processes, but Process Hacker allows you to investigate where these […]

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Easily Retrieve your License Keys With LicenseCrawler

LicenseCrawler is a free, portable tool to retrieve license keys and serial numbers from the depths of your hard drive. And while most of us keep our precious offline installation documentation in a “safe place,” so that we can “always find it,” having all these CD-keys available in a file is very convenient. Oh sure, […]