Revisiting The Graphene Hype

So, if you’ve been reading this blog (as our Dear Leader Kim Jong Poopykins has been commanding you to), you might remember I did a piece on graphene that touted its benefits. More »

4 Corporate Models To Combat Piracy (That Actually Effin’ Work)

There are various opinions about piracy, but one thing we can all agree upon is the fact that the best way to stop piracy is to offer something even better or employ More »

An Open Letter To Google Regarding YouTube/Google+ Comments

Dear Google, I f’ing love you. You know that. We’ve had a good run for many, many years. You’ve provided me with free services, and I’ve done jack s**t for you. I More »

How To Make A Library Fun For Kids

You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen a library with slides. Nothing beats education with a playground environment, and one dude came up with a way to mix the two: Put a More »

An Amateur Film Maker’s Wet Dream: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

So, you’re into photography and film-making, but you don’t have Exxon’s budget. That’s OK, according to Blackmagic Design. They just made a camera that costs a little more than the beer budget More »

 

A Printer That Uses Water as Ink

If you’re tired of having to refill your ink cartridge, there’s a printer out there somewhere that uses droplets of water to create an image in mid-air. While this might not be lucrative for printing your CV, it’s entertaining enough to work for a business that wants to attract the attention of prospective customers.

Holographic Tablet Turns Glass Surfaces Into Touchscreens

For those of you on the lookout for awesome devices that really look  like something from a sci-fi movie, look no further than… It doesn’t have a name, but it’s a concept device that will turn any glass surface into a full touchscreen, with a keyboard and disk navigation. For the sake of naming the device, we’ll call it the holographic tablet.

Why The Stop Online Piracy Act – SOPA – Isn’t Your Friend

You might have heard of the latest move by lawmakers in an attempt to pass a movement known as the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA). The truth about SOPA, though, is something many try to bury under the large piles of legislation. While I might get a lot of negative attention for publishing this, I think it is necessary to distribute this everywhere I can and get the message out. SOPA is not your friend, and you’re not going to benefit from it in any way. Music artists, writers, novelists, actors, and other people who try to get a name for themselves will not benefit either from SOPA. It’s a sham, and I’m about to tell you why.

Happy New Year From The Tech Guy

The time has come to say goodbye to the old year and hello to 2012. It’s been a hard year for everyone and I’m sure you can’t wait to see whether we’re all going to go out in a firestorm at the end of the world when the Mayan calendar finishes its long count. I personally think Godzilla’s going to eat us all on December 20th, 2012, a few days earlier than the end of the world was predicted.

A Brief, But Comprehensive, Windows Registry Tutorial

 

While it might be universal knowledge for some, many people do not know how to properly work with the Windows registry, let alone even open it. Some don’t even know what it is. That’s why I’m writing a brief manual on operating with the Windows registry. I know that almost every website has a registry tutorial, but there’s a reason The Tech Guy has one: I’m too lazy to repeat myself in every tutorial I write that involves a couple of modifications in the registry.

Merry Christmas From The Tech Guy

The year is almost over, and seeing as it’s now December the 25th, I just want to take the time to officially wish all of you a merry Christmas. It’s been a great year and, in these few months, the site’s gone pretty far. I don’t know what you’re going through right now, but I really hope that you’re all having a good time at least today. If Christmas didn’t come yet in your area, just come back and read this article when midnight strikes. That gives me more page views anyway :).

Google Lets it Snow on Your Browser: New Holiday Easter Egg

If you’ve been reading news around the web, maybe you’ve found that Google often implements “Easter eggs” in its system. When you type “do a barrel roll” on the search bar, for example, the screen does exactly what you told it to do. Here’s another one: Google Gravity. This time, Google released a new Easter egg in light of the holidays that puts snow on your screen. Give it a try! The keyword is “Let it snow.” Note that your browser won’t support this unless it supports “Canvas,” a feature of HTML 5. Don’t forget to click “Defrost” when all the frost builds up on your screen. Happy surfing!

Children’s Gift Recommendations for 2011

As I was re-reading my previous post about Christmas gift recommendations this year, I noticed that I didn’t give a drop of attention to children. Seeing as I’m inclined to spoiling kids, I’ve forgotten that one of the most beautiful things to look forward to in Christmas is the look on your child’s face when you get him/her something special. With tech & gadgets in mind, I decided to write up a small and brief list of techy gifts you can give children, whether it be your son, daughter, niece, nephew, or delinquent child you lock up in the basement.

Gift Ideas for Christmas 2011: The Tech Guy’s Recommendations

The beginning of the twenty-first century brought a huge increase in gadgets and computing technology. That’s very fortunate for me, because I can now capitalize on it with the “Christmas Spirit.” I now bring you the first Christmas gift recommendation in The Tech Guy’s history. And for those of you offended because I keep saying “Christmas,” just know that I’m a pantheist (sort of atheist). Don’t play the smart-ass card.