We've become so accustomed to the ease and convenience of iTunes and blink-and-you-miss-'em CD rips that we forget how in the mid-1990s, ripping a CD was a time-consuming process fraught with peril. Shoot, ripping a single disc to a 128Kbps MP3 could...
OpenELEC Is Fast-Booting XBMC For Home Theatre PCs
OpenELEC aims to make home theatre PCs as DVD player-like as possible, using a lightweight, instant-on version of XBMC that updates itself for a maint...
Wife acceptancy factor
Ten out of ten. The wife smiled. She loves it and is showing it off to all our guests. Everybody wants one. How much was it? I get a lot of questions ...
The 12 Best Gadgets You Didn't Buy
Somewhere in an alternate universe, the Earth 2 version of me is typing this article on a brand new Commodore Amiga sipping from a can of Crystal Pepsi when his Palm Pre 4 buzzes with a new CU-SeeMe video call.
Using a 1964 Modem To Connect To The Internet
phreakmonkey made a demo video of him using an antique 1964 Livermore Data Systems "Model A" Acoustic Coupler Modem to connect to the Internet at 300 baud.
How to: A Basic Case Mod Tutorial
Ubuntu Linux Now Available Off-The-Shelf
In a move that's seemingly insignificant but actually very significant, Ubuntu Linux is now available for purchase off-the-shelf from Best Buy. Reasons why this
6 Ways To Pick Better Passwords
Everyone who uses the internet must user usernames and passwords and that's just the way it is. Whether it's for email, instant messaging or any web site that
Building a New Computer - Part 1: Choosing Hardware
I recently decided to build myself a new desktop computer for my house, and after talking about it with a number of friends, I realized that most people have no idea what goes into building a computer yourself… so this series will explain the basics ...
Man Knowledge #712
Cut the crap and buy a PC. The other OS just takes a PC, paints it white, makes it "work" another way, and costs more. A man doesn't buy a hammer because it is prettier, costs more, hits the nail
Build your own $259 Intel i3 PC
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Raising the dead: Can a regular person repair a damaged...
Having a hard drive die without warning will ruin anyone's day. It certainly ruined mine -- but here's what I learned about data recovery in the process of trying to fix my own hardware.
Max Out the Multi-Monitor Magic Under Windows 7
ViewSonic outs 27-inch VX2703mh-LED monitor with 1080p,...
Some would say monitors aren't anywhere nearly as exciting as something like, say, a shiny new Galaxy S III or Google's novel slate,