After years of being a PC technician and Windows System administrator, I had the blind hatred for Apple that I thought I was suppose to have. I swore that I'd never even touch an iPod, let alone buy an Apple product. But I found a new career that drug me out of the Windows ser ...more
While you can do a lot of things on your smartphone that were once only done on a computer, having a laptop is still necessary and critical for many tasks. Often times, the two devices work very well together. We recently covered Google's Chrome Remote Desktop, an app that al ...more
Do you have a Apple Might Mouse? After a few months, you'll notice that your scroll ball probably isn't working anymore. Well, check out this video to get that Apple Mighty Mouse scroll ball up and rolling. This involves a little disassembly, if you're worried about your warra ...more
These days, we increasingly have more and more devices in our everyday possession. While a notebook computer, a tablet, and a smartphone may seem like overkill, they do work to make our lives easier and even help reduce clutter in certain ways. A single one of these devices c ...more
Mice, cute as they may be, are an unwelcome visitor in many a home. This video tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to hack a wireless electronic laser mouse trap from an automatic garage door opener and a computer mouse. Find out where those little pests are goi ...more
Minnie Mouse costumes can be very cute. Take a look at this video to find out how to make a Minnie Mouse costume of your own, including what makeup you will need and what clothes you can use to pull off that authentic Minnie Mouse look this Halloween. The costume itself is not ...more
On November 18th, 1928 a star was born. His name— Mickey Mouse. Actually, Walt Disney's most famous character appeared before that date, but nonetheless, November 18th is known as Mickey Mouse Day, because that's when he appeared in Steamboat Willie, the first cartoon to featu ...more
Since most devices these days are mobile and wireless, a lot of people have a bunch of old hardware from a decade or two ago sitting around unused, just wasting away in dusty boxes. Look familiar? If you have an old mouse (or several) lying around, you can turn it into a wire ...more
This video tutorial demonstrates a mouse-hacking simple prank sure to annoy any friend or colleague. To replicate this hack, you'll need a mouse and a musical key chain. The steps are roughly as follows: First, open up the mouse. Looking inside, find and remove the scroll whee ...more
Like insurance, it's always better to have a computer mouse and not need it than to need it and not have it. Honestly, I don't want to carry around a clunky mouse with my laptop, so I don't. I do something else, something more convenient. I use my Nexus 7. If you want to give ...more
Got a dirty desktop computer or laptop screen? Mix together a solution of equal parts white vinegar and purified water and place solution in a spray bottle. Spray a clean cotton rag with the solution and gently wipe the screen for simple, streak-free cleaning. For a quick clea ...more
Most gals (older than 10) avoid dressing up like Minnie Mouse because, to be honest, you can easily end up looking quite ridiculous. Between the foam cartoon hands and the mouse ears with a polka dot bow in the center you really just end up feeling and looking like a sad clown ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to build a simple mouse trap car. To do this, you will need: a ruler, two records, a thin metal rod, and a mousetrap. First, you will lay the ruler down to measure out where you are going to place the records. Next, you will hold these into place ...more
If you've sideloaded apps on your Nexus Player, you're surely aware that not very many are optimized for use with a remote control. This can make navigating such apps a pretty big hassle, since they were designed with touchscreen input in mind. But the Nexus Player can actual ...more
While hackers adore the command line, working with the GUI (graphical user interface) of an operating system has some advantages. This is especially true when it comes to post-exploitation. When we can control the mouse and keyboard of a remote computer, we can truly say we ha ...more
If you use a wireless mouse or keyboard, you could be leaving yourself open to attacks from hackers. Researchers at Bastille had discovered a few months ago that attackers can make use of a cheap $15 antenna to sneak into your computer through a wireless mouse or keyboard dong ...more
Ever want to learn how to set up a mouse-trap car? No? (Are you sure?) If you change your mind, check out this video.
MAKE and Kipkay brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make Magazine celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. In this video tutorial episode of Weekend Projects with Kipkay, you'll learn how to turn a compu ...more
Revitalize your computer experience with something new and eccentric, possibly even more comfortable—a felt computer mouse. Joey Roth's design strays from the conventional hard plastic body seen in most computer mice produced today, replacing the ABS plastic with felt, teak a ...more
It's a real challenge to create exploding targets that can be set off by low velocity projectiles, yet remain safe to handle without risk of ignition during construction. The targets demonstrated in the following video were created to avoid those challenges by using quite har ...more
In this video, we learn how to draw Mickey Mouse on a dry-erase board. Start off by drawing a circle on the left hand side of the board, then draw a half circle with another circle connecting to that on the right hand side of the board. Now, connect another half a circle aroun ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to go about pairing a Bluetooth-enabled wireless keyboard or mouse to a Microsoft Windows (Vista, XP, 7) PC. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and to get started setting up your own wireless peripherals, take a look.
This tutorial teaches you how to fold an origami mouse with an ordinary sheet of paper. This model is suitable for beginners and children. Origami is great for small kids as the only material needed is paper, no scissors or glue that could do harm! Profile: Design: tradition ...more
Two computers, two displays...one keyboard and mouse. Molly Wood from CNET shows you how a free software app (Synergy) can make beautiful music between PCs, Macs, and even Linux.
Here's a quick easy way to quiet down a loud squeaky hamster, mouse or gerbil wheel. This will enable you to finally sleep at night! Video: .
Learn how to set a basic mouse trap with this easy video.
This step-by-step instructional video shows how to change the color of your optical mouse's LED light.
Want to learn how to play Modest Mouse on the ukulele? In this how to video you can learn how to play "Float On" by Modest Mouse on the ukulele. This lesson is geared towards beginning to intermediate ukulele players because it assumes some prior knowledge of ukulele playing. ...more
Whittling seems hard, but not with this video tutorial... watch to learn how to carve a teeny wooden mouse with a small knife, sander and drill. These are stop motion animated instructions. See how to carve a miniature (under 1-inch) mouse out of wood with Steve Tomashek. Th ...more
You can connect your Nintendo Wii Wiimote to your PC using GlovePie input emulation software and a bluetooth connection. See how to program scripts in Glovepie to use the infra-red sensor on the Wiimote to move the mouse cursor. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the Wiimote's IR functi ...more
See how you can make your mouse cursor leave a trail behind it. First, go to "Start" and then "Control Panel". Then go to "Printers" and "Other Hardware" and then "Mouse". A new window should pop up and you should go click on the "Pointer Options" and then select the length of ...more
The new Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet can do it all. It's so powerful you can hook it up to a mouse and keyboard and use it as your primary computer. Check out this video to learn how to use a mouse and keyboard with the Asus EeePad Transformer.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to browse web pages without a mouse. Users will need to use the Mozilla Firefox browser. When you're in the Firefox browser, press F7 or click on Firefox, click on Preferences and select the Advanced tab (Mac OS X). Now check "Always u ...more
Making a Mickey Mouse tie-dye shirt is as easy as can be. First trace a Mickey mouse outline onto a plain white shirt with a pencil. Using plain dental floss and a needle, sew around the tracing you've just created. For optimal results soak the shirt in soda ash (this step is ...more
Monitor Trap: Difficulty level 5 1) Cut a metal coat hanger, and bend it into shape. 2) Use cardboard to construct the launching platform for the paper hole punches. 3) Fasten the mousetrap to the back of the monitor and then tie the fishing line to the mouse cord. 4) Delicate ...more
Be careful before you set up that mouse trap! You might have a rodent problems you need to get rid of, but the last thing you want to do is lose your finger in the process. This video from Ask the Exterminator has all the instructional assistance you need to make sure you're d ...more
Use a stick from your lawn to build a simple mouse trap to kill or set that mouse free.
Want more range out of your wireless mouse? How about your keyboard? Maybe you like working from your couch and the signal's a little bit finicky. Well, this is the solution for you, but it requires a little work. See how to increase the rang of a wireless keyboard and mouse ...more
How To : Suspect Someone Is Using Your Computer? Catch Them in the Act with Just the Click of Your Mouse
There are many ways you can protect your computer from unwarranted access. For instance, you can use Lockscreen Pro to lock your Windows 8 computer and then have the program snap a photo of the culprit using your webcam. But if you want an even simpler and possibly more effec ...more
He may not be Mickey, but he is just as darn cute. If you are looking to learn how to cartoon, and wish to create a cute little mouse character, check out this video. In this tutorial you will learn to draw like a cartoonist, at an intermediate level, using basic shapes to cre ...more
Tires of those wire two button mouses, or even the wireless clickers? Well, come no further, the soapmouse is here. What in the hell is a soapmouse? Well, just watch and learn, and make one yourself.
Meet YouTube user kittenandtiger, the mysterious Austrian mouse whisperer. Master of mouse training site Mouse Agility, kittenandtiger has had a love for rodents since a very young age: "When I was a child I discovered a small mouse population in our barn, and since then I sa ...more
This is a short how-to for making a humane mouse trap with a plastic bottle and some tape.
"True Blood" hottie Alexander Skarsgard is handsomely distracting in any scene he enters, but even his gorgeousness wasn't enough to pry our eyes away from Lady Gaga's outrageous Minnie Mouse inspired getup in her music video for "Paparazzi." A yellow jumpsuit and Minnie Mous ...more
This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of th ...more
djWHEAT shows you how to add keyboard and mouse support to the Playstation 3 (PS3) version of Unreal Tournament 3.
Studies have shown (yes, there have been studies on this) that the keyboard and mouse control setup employed by PC gamers is better for first person shooters than a console controller. Fortunately, there's a nifty peripheral for the Xbox 360 called the XFPS Sniper that allows ...more
On average, it takes three seconds to move your hand from the keyboard to the mouse, then click once and move your hand back to the keyboard. While the time wasted my sound trivial, it can add up quickly throughout the day. Seconds can become minutes wasted and can make it di ...more
This is actually a really easy and fun prank to pull off. What it does is simply switch the right click on your mouse, to the left click, and switch the left click, to the right click. Confused yet? Follow these simple instructions to test it out yourself, and enjoy your victi ...more
If your Apple Mighty Mouse is covered in fingerprints or its surface has become soiled, it can be gently wiped with a clean lint-free cloth. If necessary, moisten the cloth using only water, making sure not to oversaturate it. Be aware that the mouse contains electronic compon ...more
If you're into screencasting, then you know all about Camtasia. But there might be a few things you're not well-versed in, like the mouse pointer. That little arrow could be constantly eluding you in Camtasia, but you can fix that! This video will show you how to highlight the ...more
First of all you need a handkerchief or a cloth napkin. Make sure that it is clean for use. Now start by folding the two opposite corners together. This shall make a triangle. Now you have top fold the two middle bits so that they overlap at the center. Now start rolling them ...more
Want a cool way to display your digital camera? It just takes a little clay and some time to make something really worthwhile, like this clay kitty cradle. Watch this video to see the basic steps to sculpt a clay cat and mouse digital camera cradle. This DIY clay sculpture is ...more
How to Make Anything demonstrates how to make a humane mouse trap from a paper towel tube. If you have a pesky mouse that you would like to catch alive, make a tube mouse trap in a few easy steps. First, put something delicious in the end of the tube. Then, balance the tube on ...more
Ever try plugging in two flash drives into your MacBook Pro before? The USB ports on MacBooks are not only directly side by side, they're insanely close to each other, so it can be extremely difficult to plug in a large USB device with another smaller USB device. Sometimes it ...more
Check out this cheap and easy trick you can play on your friends and family. Put a piece of scotch tape over the bottom of the mouse and it won't work.
Learn how to draw a Mickey mouse on your computer using MS Paint in simple steps. Use the oval tool and draw two medium size circles leaving some space between the other. Now draw a bigger circle by making its top ends meeting the other two circles. Draw two little circle insi ...more
This one is a neat little Flash tip that is fun for sticking on a blog or MySpace page. Put your picture up and have the eyes follow the mouse.
In this tutorial, we learn how to construct a mouse trap car. You will need: wood, string, wood glue, duct tape, scissors, markers, a mousetrap, wheels, and a drill to do this. To start, you will lift the mousetrap up and tape duct tape around it along with a long stick. Then, ...more
Interesting collection of works by designer Anatoly Zenkov. Zenkov's Flickr set shows several images created by "using a simple java applet to track his mouse while working, black circles are pointer stops (not clicks)". Do-it-yourself.