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Windows Rehab 101
Make sure your old laptop runs without a hitch before you turn it into a sweet photo frame for Mom. Hereâ€™s how
Gray Matter: Nickel Growing in Trees
Electroplating makes bumpers shiny and rustproof. It also makes these beautiful bits of industrial waste
You Built What?!-A Tiny Helicopter
A Norwegian engineer reinvented the way helicopters keep themselves stable. The result: create a radio-controlled craft that can take off from the palm of your hand
Ask A Geek: Annalee Newitz
How can I surf the Web anonymously?
Resurrect a Dead Laptop
Got a four- or five-year-old PC laptop youâ€™ve dismissed as useless? Bring it back to life with these tips, then use it as a spare Web and e-mail station in the kitchen or kidsâ€™ room
Learn to power small networked devices (like security cameras) with an Ethernet cable
Ask a Geek: Gina Trapani
Can I Use My Own Songs as Ringtones?
Save TV on a Laptop
With one simple add-on card, you can turn your laptop into a digital video recorder.
What other homemade gadgets can be housed in an empty Altoids tin?
What music format is the best?
Unless you’re an audiophile with $500 headphones plugged into your iPod, you probably won’t hear a lick of difference among...