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Bluetooth mobile accessories to enhance your phone and tablet


Bluetooth accessories are a great way to enhance your tablet or phone’s potential. Although Bluetooth headsets are widely used by people, other kind of accessories are not as known. Modern phones nowadays support all kinds of wild contraptions to enhance your phone, and they work as well as their wired counterparts.  Here’s some of the most useful mobile accessories to extend your phone and tablet.

Keyboards are a great addition to your tablet. They can be great productivity boosters when you need to write articles and answer to e-mails without being confined to the touch keyboard that is More >

Play Sudoku Online


Sudoku is one of those games that everyone enjoys regardless of age, but sadly it doesn’t seem to be very popular online. Even in today’s digital age, Sudoku has been mostly confined to a page in newspapers. If you try to find a Sudoku game online, many of them are hard to play, or they fail to stick to the original game of Sudoku. I have been frustrated by this problem a while ago.

Good news is that I stumbled upon this new sudoku games site recently that provides a small collection of different Sudoku games. The games themselves are taken from other sources, but the site certainly saves ou More >


Introducing WordLookup, the super convenient dictionary tool!


Many Google Chrome users probably have heard or is using the awesome Google Dictionary extension, which allows you to double click any word in Chrome to see a popup of its definition. I found this very useful and can’t browse the web without it.

Of course, it’s not possible to implement something like this in Android just yet, but this app tries to imitate that extension. With WordLookup, you do not have to open another dictionary app again to look up one word!

What is it?

WordLookup is a small app for Android, optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich and up, that allows you to get the definitions of More >

Tutorhub can help you with your homeworks


Access to tutoring can greatly help with problematic lessons and subjects. If you’re a student, you probably have stumbled into a hard to answer question more than once in the past. These moments where you really want help, but nowhere to get it from. For many students, online tutoring is an often overlooked way to assist with your studies.

Tutorhub is one of such websites for online tutoring. You can ask questions publicly for free on the forums, for other students and tutors to answer. However the more interesting feature of the website is the private access to private tutors from UK, in a More >

Metal Sniffer, a Metal Detector app for Android

Introducing Metal Sniffer for Android


So I made my first Android app, an full-fledged magnetic field sensor aka metal detector. It’s nothing too spectacular, but I thought you guys might find it useful.

This app detects nearby electromagnetic fields using the phone’s built-in magnetometer/compass. Depending on your phone, you can use it to detect metals up to 15cm away, and magnets from far, far away! Note that household equipment like TVs, and computers or even your phone case can affect readings.

How to use this app?

Very simple, just move the app around and read the measurements, if the magnetic field readings go over a More >

Set the resolution of a VNC sessions in Linux


Time for another Linux related guide, this trick is probably useful to those running “headless” linux boxes, or without a screen, so the only way to access them is using remote control tools like ssh or vnc.

One problem that I have encountered while setting up one of these computers to use as a server is that the VNC sessions were forced into the mere resolution of 1024×768, with no way to change it. I tried a few tricks on the Internet, but none of them seemed to do anything.

At last I figured that I have to manually edit the xorg.conf file in order to force the system into outputting in a More >

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How to add Rage Face emoticons in Facebook Chat!


A little known feature of Facebook Chat is the ability to embed custom emoticons through a nifty little trick. Every page and group on Facebook has a unique number as identifier. Embedding it in double brackets will display a small 16x16px thumbnail of the specified page.

This “feature” allows us to create own own emoticons, such as the popular Rage Comic Faces these days. I have complied the following list to help you with whatever you want to.

Of course, the custom emotes are not limited to rage faces, as long you can find the magic number of any page, you can embed it, or use generators More >

New YouTube

Unlock the new YouTube layout with a JS trick!


YouTube is currently privately field testing a new neat design. Entirely different from the Cosmic Panda update, this new design is more compact and offers a more personalized home page experience. On the video viewing page, nothing much have changed so far except a darker color scheme inspired from the Cosmic Panda design. The buttons have been refreshed with a fresh new coat of paint. The highlight of the update is the new home page, the Guide:

The new home page featured a more compact news feed compared to the older design. It is also much easier to check on your favorites More >

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PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

On 11/16, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system.

This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same.

Join all of us on the 16th to stop this bill.

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Bring the Windows 8 Metro to your desktop with Omnimo


Looking forward to the new Windows 8 “Metro” style interface? Now, you can bring a likeness of the Windows Menu straight to your desktop. Using the amazing Rainmeter and the Omnimo skin by fediaFedia, the process is nothing short of easy.

The Omnimo theme is a set of various widgets styled to look like the Windows 8 Start Screen and adding its own touch to make it look better. The whole theme is extremely customisable.

It comes with about fifty different panels, from system stats, to weather, to application launchers. Each widget can be completely edited using an included GUI interface, you More >

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