Aaron Giba

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GEGeek Tech Toolkit Fixes Windows Computers and Updates Itself

If you're the person friends, family and coworkers count on to fix their computers, you already know a portable USB toolkit is essential for repairs. …

Hover Hound Compares Newegg Prices with Tiger Direct and Amazon

Computer hardware is expensive, so you always want to ensure you're buying at the best price. The Hover Hound extension for Chrome and Firefox …

​How To Build Your Own Altoids Tin Survival Kit

Tiny, light and infinitely transportable, this affordable little kit might save your life in an emergency. Here's how to build your own mini survival …

This List Details All the Windows Features You Can Safely Disable

Windows is a big operating system that caters to a billion and a half people. As such, there are a lot of components built in that you might not …

​Get Free Airport Wi-Fi Using Chrome or Firefox's Developer Tools

With time to kill at the airport, getting online is a great—if potentially expensive—way to while away the hours. But there are a couple of tricks …

Build a Solar Powered Heater with Recycled Cans

If you're looking for a green way to heat up a small indoor space, Seattle resident Peter Rowan shows you how to make a solar powered heater using a …

WinDock Customizes Snapping Sizes and Locations in Windows

Windows: Most Windows users are aware of the built-in "snapping" tools that have been around for a while which let you drag a window to the edge of a …

Install Chrome Extensions from Outside the Store with Developer Mode

Google has been tightening control over its Chrome ecosystem. In a recent update, the company disabled the ability to install extensions from outside …

Numbeo Tells You How Much It Costs to Live or Travel in a City

The next time you travel and want to budget out your trip, Numbeo will tell you the incidental costs of your travel in any city, including …

What to Buy (and Not Buy) at Costco, According to Consumer Reports

Not everything is best bought at Costco. Consumer Reports curated the best and worst buys at Costco based on cost comparisons and product reviews of …

Nomorobo Stops Annoying Robocalls and Telemarketers, Once and for All

Unwanted phone calls from telemarketers and machines are one of life's biggest annoyances. Nomorobo stops those unwanted calls in their tracks, so …

Notify! Shows Notifications From Select Apps on Home and Lock Screen

Android (4.3 and above): Not every app's updates deserve your immediate attention. For those select apps you want to keep an eye on, Notify! puts …

Home Button Launcher Customizes the Google Now Launch Gesture

Android: With the advent of Android 4.1, handsets with virtual buttons (like the Nexus line and the Moto X) have a gesture built-in to quickly get to …

Add Hidden Jewelry Storage to an IKEA Wall Mirror

Could you use some storage for your jewelry that's out of the way but easily accessible? With an IKEA wall mirror, you can add jewelry storage that …

Make Your Own Delicious Ramen That's Even Cheaper Than Instant

Instant ramen is a poor shadow of the noodles you get at a ramen shop. Now you can make better-than-instant ramen at home for even less than those …

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Coil a USB Cord With a Pencil and Blow Dryer for a Shorter Cable

A coiled cable can be easier to manage than a long cord that gets tangled up. If that's what you want with your USB cable, then Instructables user …

Recycle Wine Corks Into Ready-to-Use Fire Starters

When the wine bottle is empty, don't throw away the cork that came with it. If you've got a fireplace, wine corks can easily be turned into …

A Microwave That Promises To Fry Your Food Without a Drop of Oil

T-fal kicked off the whole "frying foods with minimal oil" trend with its Actifry machine, but who really has room for yet another appliance on their …

The Earth's Magnetic Field Keeps This Desktop Jupiter Globe Spinning

Jupiter is not only the largest planet in our solar system, it's also arguably the most stunning. Those massive storms—including that enormous red …

Build a DIY Sliding Door Bookshelf to Hide Your Secret Lair

I don't know about you, but I will never outgrow my child-like desire to have secret passages and hidden rooms in my house. This sliding door …

AppChooser Cleans and Customizes Android's "Share" Menu

Android's universal share menu is awesome, but it can get really cluttered really quickly. AppChooser lets you customize and clean up the share menu …

YouTube Options Now Costs $1.99/Month, Use These Instead

Chrome/Firefox: YouTube is filled with all kinds of annoyances, and the YouTube Options extension was our favorite way to fix those for a long while. …

Turn Ice Cream into Muffins with Just One Extra Ingredient

If you want a yummy muffin but don't want to put in the effort of measuring and combining several ingredients, just grab a pint of vanilla ice cream …

The Fastest Way to Clean and Prep an Artichoke

Artichokes are members of the thistle family, which can make them a bit prickly and unapproachable—but they're really good for you, and tasty too. …

The Proper Way to Wash an Electric Blanket

When it's time to put away the electric blanket for the season (or starts to smell funky), it's time to clean it. Clean an electric blanket using a …

When to Buy Your Plane Ticket, Based on Data from Four Million Trips

When you're booking a flight, you don't want to buy too far in advance—and be the guy who lost out on a price drop; nor do you want to book too …

AlarmPad for Android Lets You Set Useful, Recurring Alarms

Android: Every phone comes with built-in alarms, but AlarmPad is a new utility that makes them useful. You can set contextual, personal alerts that …

Encircle Inventories Your Home, Documents Valuable Assets

Android/iOS: Getting robbed isn't at the top of anyone's to-do list, but if you have some way of proving what you own before a thief steals your …

This DIY Jar Lantern Is Portable, Powerful, and Long-Lasting

If you need a kid-friendly light (or just a fun portable, sturdy, and functional lantern) for any room in your house, this DIY lantern jar uses a CFL …

Make a Duct Tape Electric Rose

So you forgot to buy flowers for your partner and it's too late to run out now. But you have a workbench. You are a life hacker, after all. How about …