Every group of friends has that one person to go to for tech advice: what kind of TV to buy, the right HTML tags to pimp out a MySpace page, and so on. Believe me, I would know. But although I consider myself fairly willing to share the tech wealth, my powers pale in comparison with the sage wisdom dispersed in the "Ask a Geek" feature found in each issue of Popular Science. Every month, we feed the practical questions faced by everyday netizens to some of the Web's brightest minds-including Gina Trapani (editor of Lifehacker), Merlin Mann (editor of 43 Folders), Jake Ludington (keeper of the MediaBlab blog) and Annalee Newitz (tech writer extraordinaire, Second Life whiz)-, anything from ridding your computer of spyware to using any song file on your computer as a ringtone.
But that´s only the beginning. Here we present a compendium of the choicest nuggets of nerdy advice-get yourself a geek education by launching the photo gallery.
And if you have any wisdom of your own to share, or perhaps a question for our geeks, we want to hear about it over on the How 2.0 Blog. -John Mahoney
Table of Contents:
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.