Gazelle – A Site That Pays You to Recycle

Gazelle will pay you to recycle your old products. The company buys a range of items that includes computers, cell phones, MP3 players, LCD monitors, external hard drives, digital cameras, camcorders, and more.

The site will ask a few questions about the condition of the item and whether you have the original accessories like cables and AC adapters. It then prices your gadget based on current market value and immediately returns a figure. If you want to sell the gadget, click the Add to Box button. The company will even send a postage-paid box for easy shipping. And if your gadget has no market value, Gazelle will still recycle it. Read on


Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station

For $100, Iomega has created an inexpensive way to wirelessly share all your USB drives and create a network-attached storage device without investing a lot of time and money.

Not only can it run wirelessly, you can set it up for remote access via any PC. Not that I’m a fan of Iomega, but they have the right idea! Read on

Facebook Virus, Again!

From time to time I think about going back on Facebook. But I really know better, it’s the root of all viruses.

McAfee estimates that hackers sent out tens of millions of spam across Europe, the United States and Asia since the campaign began on Tuesday. The emails tell recipients that the passwords on their Facebook accounts have been reset, urging them to click on an attachment to obtain new login credentials. Just don’t do it! Read on

Avira AntiVir Rescue System

Avira AntiVir has a Linux-based application that allows you to boot up and recover data, repair it and scan the system for viruses. Nice! Read on

Power Users Guide to Google

Typical Window Users Patch Every 5 Days

I regularly get asked about what to update, what to patch, what about this pop-up or that (Adobe, Java, Media, HP..etc)

With viruses running amok it’s just sometimes safer not to do anything, but there has to be an easier way, or maybe there will be soon.

Secunia has stepped up to produce a patching tool that will eventually handle 70% to 80% of the software on consumers’ Windows machines. Course you’ll have to wait until the end of the year for it, but it makes sense to me. Read on


Here’s an interesting concept. Why not turn yourself into a touchscreen?

Chris Harrison at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along with Dan Morris and Desney Tan at Microsoft’s research lab created a system that allows users to use their own hands and arms as touchscreens by detecting the various ultralow-frequency sounds produced when tapping different parts of the skin. Skinput uses microchip-sized “pico” projectors to allow for interactive elements rendered on the user’s forearm and hand.

Check out the video too! Read on