TV Backlight -usb powered- DIY

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Tips & Tricks

Author: seligtobiason(www.SeligTobiason.com) This project came about because I have a decent amount of LED projects around my house and my friend asked me if I could turn one of those into a light he could put behind his TV!  But he has his TV hung on the wall and didn't want to have any wires hanging down or anything that required being plugged in.  I took a look at his TV, and it, along with most new flat panels, have a couple USB sockets on the side.  And I thought PERFECT I can just use Read more [...]

DIY Phone line-powered flashlight!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Gadgets, Tips & Tricks

What do you do when the house power goes out? Look for flashlights! But if you're as sloppy as I am, you're going to see that they are out of batteries since the last time the power went out.Since, in 90% of the times, the phone line is still working even when the whole city has no light. This instructable will show how to make a flashlight that uses the phone line power. (Yes, the phone LINE delivers a small amount of current to your house) To see how to make a similar one click Read more [...]

How Different is 4G from 3G?

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized

Nowadays, most of the mobile devices use the 3G technology, which, as the name suggests, is the third generation of the ever developing mobile technology. When it was developed, its main purpose was to combine voice, data and video feeds into a single signal to be used by mobile terminals. It was also capable of higher transfer speeds than the old generation, thus making web browsing a lot easier and quicker. 4G vs 3G The first major change is that the new 4G technology will be fully IP-based, Read more [...]

The top 10 hackers of all time

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Tips & Tricks

By Alan Wlasuk Takeaway: Black hat, white hat, or somewhere in between, hackers have had a huge impact on the evolution of information technology. See if you agree that these 10 hackers belong on this list. Hacking is not a recent invention. In fact, it has been around since the 1930s, although not always associated with computers. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy hackers in history.   1: Kevin Mitnick Kevin Mitnick, once considered the most-wanted cybercriminal Read more [...]

The evolution… 1.0, 2.0….Web 3.0!!

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Web 1.0 = Websites, e-mail newsletters and “Donate Now” buttons Web 1.0 is one person or organization pushing content out to many people via websites and e-mail newsletters. The donation process is not interactive or public. You donate and then receive a “Thank You” email. It’s one-way communication. Web 2.0 = Blogs, wikis, and social networking sites Source First off, let’s define Web 2.0. The term “Web 2.0″ was more or less branded by open source and freeware advocate Tim Read more [...]

How a Desk Job Affects the Body: 3 Basic Things

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized

In today’s high-tech world, there are more and more desk jobs. People are taken out of the production line and planted in front of a computer screen, as we discover even more ways to make machines do the work while we only supervise. Stance What most doctors will tell you is the fact that being crouched on a chair over a desk all day long is one of the most harmful things you can do to your back. Normally, you would have to only keep the seated position for an hour before standing Read more [...]

What is Windows 7 doing when you log in/off?

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized

Do you want to know more about what Windows is doing in the background when your PC is shutting down or starting? There’s a useful registry hack to enable verbose logging. Verbose logging will give you a lot more background information.   When you shut down your computer, Windows stops the services and checks the group policies for example. If you are debugging Windows 7, verbose messages are very handy and will tell you more about what Windows is doing in the background. In Read more [...]

No more tangled cables

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Tips & Tricks

  Cables sometimes appears to have a life of their own, recently I move my computers around and had a nice sort out too. All of the cables were all neat and unravelled, yet now despite them not being touched or move there is a tangled mess under there, what is going on here! Anyway, this would not happen with this concept wall power socket, it pulls in and out, looks nice and the cable is hidden from view, but this may not solve my problem as the cable would need to be out all of the time, Read more [...]

The Magnetic Woman

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized

Inside find details on 2 upcoming new products by PELEG DESIGN Shahar Peleg from PELEG DESIGN has reveled 2 new products that will be out in a few weeks; first is the Key Pete in a feminine version, check the picture below to see the differences between the male version, just LOVE IT. Second product revield is a fire man that will help you get cables wrap up in place. Looking forward seeing more of it. Source Read more [...]

Orange Wall Made of 5000…

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized

Posted by: 1designperday in: ● June 22, 2011   Have a guess what is the building block of this wall?   This 185 x 265 cm orange wall was made by Valentin Ruhry who had an idea to take 5,000 of those orange rocker switches and transform them into a blank canvas. The wall is called “Untitled (Hello World)” and it is on display at the Austrian Cultural Forum in NYC until September 5. Source Read more [...]

Japan, one month later….

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized

Japan is just in the beginning of the long term recovery effort from the earthquake that struck off northeastern Japan on March 11. The crisis alert level from the damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has now been raised to the highest level of impact, the same as the Chernobyl Russia incident 25 years ago. Searchers continue to look for the dead, displaced Japanese live in shelters, protests continue over use of nuclear power, Japan's economic engine may be disrupted, the massive cleanup Read more [...]

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