Welcome back to GeekBytes after a weeklong hiatus thanks to the madness that is CES. Somehow, we made it through intact. Here’s a look at some of the news you might have missed during all that 4K television coverage—followed up with a teary-eyed look at your checkbook.
If you worry about getting your face caught in someone else’s photos or are constantly getting model releases, here's has a gadget for you. Isao Echizen at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan has developed a pair of "Protect Your Face Online Glasses" equipped with 11 infrared LED designed to overexpose the part of the photo with you face in it. The device basically works the same way some shady license plates are used to avoid traffic cameras, but instead of protecting you from a ticket they protect your privacy.
Does your Surface RT have some slight lag between when you tap something onscreen and when the tablet recognizes your tap? If you have, some tinkerers found a way to do away with it using a tiny registry hack. With two simple line edits, you can change the latency and sampling rate to make the tablet’s touchscreen more responsive.
Ah, the Rubik’s cube: mankind’s eternal enemy. If you’ve been stumped by this puzzle’s near-infinite complexity, Matt Parker can show you how to cheat and make it look like you’ve solved it on your own. Now you will be able to attain "nerd credential," according to Matt, rising above your fellow men.
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