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How to: Host the most kickass Rock Band 2 party

It’s been five days since the release of RB2 and the weekend is almost here. Any plans? No? How about you, yes you, host the most kickass rock-n-roll RB2 party this weekend? We will, with the help o

How to: Delete Apple's iPhone apps

I’m certainly nowhere near the cusp of 148 apps on my iP3G, but I know some of you are getting close or are already at the maximum. The process sounds pretty tedious, IMO, but if you’re re

How to add RAM to the Acer Aspire One netbook

The Acer Aspire One netbook. It’s inexpensive, it’s tiny, and the base-level version only comes with 512MB of RAM. I cracked open the case, voided the warranty, and added an extra gigabyte. Watch

Old timey Lego record player

Well garsh durnit if this boy didn’t make himself a grammyfone out of a bunch of Legos and a cup. In my day, we used to just rub an old flour can against record and it would play loud and clear

How to install Linux on the PS3, or you can win one

The PS3 has been out for almost two years now, so it’s sorta odd to see a Popular Mechanics article explaining, in painful detail, how to install Linux on the system. But lo and behold, here we

Useful: Missile throwing robot

If you’re the tinkering type, then you might want to check out this little slice of heaven. It’s a missile launching robot, I think, that doesn’t tame the savageness of man, but rath

Geek Squad vs. Your Girlfriend

Attention Men of NYC- It’s Thursday, May 29, 2008, and that unfortunately means tonight is the premiere of the “Sex and the City” movie. Your significant other has undoubtedly begun

Get you a free beer

http://www.5min.com/Embeded/1945/Watch more DIY videos on 5min.com Pretty clever, those British. Always caging free drinks.

Help Key: How to download off Usenet like a champ

[photopress:usenethow.jpg,full,center] If and when the **AA have Usenet shut down after the piece appears, feel free to blame Biggs. He’s making me write it. I occasionally mention Usenet when t

Wired tells us how to convert HD DVD to Blu-ray

Holy crap, this almost seems like more trouble than it’s worth but if you’re looking to convert your “old” HD DVDs to Blu-ray, Wired’s How-To Wiki has got you covered. Yo

Help-Key: How to make a book into a sexy, nerdy gift box for Valentine's Day

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1080629/sexy_secret_book.swf I am a single blogger. I have no girlfriend or even anyone I’m actively dating, so this Valentine’s Day I’m going to be d

Some steps to successfully run a BitTorrent tracker without getting caught

[photopress:bttracker.jpg,full,right] Despite my affinity for getting music and movies for free, I never once entertained the idea of setting up my own BitTorrent tracker. Too much risk for my liking.

Help-Key: Jailbreaking your 1.1.3 iPhone/Touch

Well that was quick! A few days after 1.1.3 hit the proverbial streets it’s been cracked wide open for general consumption. To that end, we’d like to discuss a few ways to crack open your

Every Eee PC hack known to man

I still haven’t seen an Eee outside of a press event and if I were in the market for a small-ish laptop then I’d opt for the Eee over the Air based on the simple fact that I can upgrade th

Boost your cell phone reception, MacGyver-style

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/963126/boost_your_cellular_signal.swf Ah, I remember when I was working for Verizon when a similar line of Moto phones came out (maybe five years ago) and there was an

Video: How to make inexpensive spy glasses

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1028544/how_to__spy_sunglasses.swf How To: Spy Sunglasses! – video powered by Metacafe Surely I can’t be the only person who thinks walking around with vide

What is a Histogram, why do I need it?

Over the last couple weeks I’ve been taking more photos and really immersing myself into the whole thing. It’s an area (DSLR) where I know very little, which is completely unacceptable fro

Smartphones Now: Five simple Windows Mobile tricks

The tricks contained within this post probably aren’t going to be revolutionary to most seasoned Windows Mobile users but if there’s one thing I can’t stand about the operating syste

Install Vista SP1 Release Candidate in ten easy steps

Are you looking to try out the Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidate but you’re not quite sure where to start? It’s not as straightforward as you might have thought, huh? Just follow this

Help-Key: How to upgrade the measly HDD on your MacBook

After much deliberation I have decided to just swap out the hard drive on the MacBook rather than letting the existing 60GB drive crap out. I also now don’t feel that my previous ranting on Leop
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