A few years ago I bought a pair of headphones with a coiled cable and thought I would hate it—only to realize that coiled cables are MUCH better than overly long cables. They allow you to move around freely like you would with a long cable, but without the tangled mess. I imagine this would work well for headphones or… » 4/23/14 11:38am Today 11:38am

In theory, yeah, it could totally work as a regular computer. The reason people usually keep them separate is because, well, they're often in separate rooms. Also, if one person is using the home theater PC to watch TV, you obviously can't use it for web, email, Office, etc. » 4/22/14 9:24am Yesterday 9:24am

Hide and Show Desktop Icons on OS X with an Automator Service

A cluttered desktop is not only distracting, but it can slow down your Mac. If you want to temporarily hide your Mac's desktop icons, you can do so with a simple AppleScript and Automator. » 4/22/14 7:30am Yesterday 7:30am

Disable Android's "High Volume Warning" with an Xposed Tweak

Android (rooted): Many Android phones have a popup that nags you whenever you turn your volume up to a certain level. If you're rooted and have Xposed installed, you can disable this with a simple tweak. » 4/22/14 5:00am Yesterday 5:00am

The Many Things You Can Do with a Middle Click on Your Mouse

That wheel in the middle of your mouse is good for more than just scrolling—in fact, the button can do quite a bit. Here are some of the oft-ignored shortcuts built in to the middle mouse button. » 4/22/14 4:00am Yesterday 4:00am

How to Run a Portable Version of Windows from a USB Drive

Ever wanted a copy of Windows you can take with you wherever you go, to use on any computer you want? It's possible: here's how to install a portable version of Windows 8 on a USB hard drive that you can take anywhere. » 4/21/14 8:00am Monday 8:00am