Chris BrandrickContributor, PCWorld

Chris Brandrick is a freelance writer with an interest in all things tech, gadgets, and gaming.

Arduino Hack Lets You Control TV, Annoy Others

This Instructables guide will show you how you can use an Arduino to control your TV, DVD player, VCR, and countless other home electronics.

Turn Your iPhone Into a Walkman With Audman

A Kickstarter project hopes to transform your iPod and iPhone into a Walkman for ultimate retro appeal.

Siri Dictation Comes to Older iPhones; Only Jailbreakers Invited to the Party [Updated]

Hackers have managed to get Siri's dictation working on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the fourth generation iPod Touch.

Geeky Magic 8-Ball Serves Up Fortunes, Still Gives Vague Answers

ThinkGeek's Magic Geek Ball displays nerdy sayings such as '404 Error', 'Can Has' and 'LOL' for an alternative take on the classic toy.

High-Res Lunar Map Lets You Get Up Close and Personal With the Moon

Astronomy fans, get ready to geek out: NASA has just released a super high-resolution topographic map of our favorite natural satellite, the Moon.

Hackers Crack Siri; Android Version, Flying Pigs Possible?

A group of developers found a way to reverse engineer Siri, and says that a port to Android might be doable.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Already Rooted, Phone Not Even In Stores Yet

Samsung's new smartphone isn't even in stores yet, but the Galaxy Nexus has already been rooted.

Man Solves 5 Rubik's Cubes in 44 Seconds; Robots May Be Quicker

Michal Pleskowicz has just been crowned the Rubik's Cube world champion. But an Android-powered robot managed to beat his time.

iFixit Posts iPhone 4S Teardown, Makes Siri Get Cranky

Apple's next iPhone isn't even in stores yet, but that hasn't stopped it from already being torn apart and photographed for the pleasure of geeks everywhere.


Researchers Turn iPhone Into 350x Microscope on the Cheap

Yep; there's an app for that--sorta. Researchers at UC Davis have found a cheap way to turn any regular smartphone into a portable, connected microscope.


Apple Seeds Final iOS 5 Gold Master Beta to Developers

The final beta for iOS 5 is now available to developers, but unlike previous developer builds, the Gold Master cannot be downloaded over the air.


Amazon's New Silk Browser Explained

The upcoming Amazon Kindle Fire tablet will have a new kind of browser. Here's why it matters to you.

Geek Tip: Keep Spotify From Sharing Your Musical Guilty Pleasures on Facebook

Do you hate how Spotify now tells all your Facebook friends what you are listening to,? If so, this simple little tip will help.


Hate the New Facebook? Here's How to Change It

Not a fan of the recent Facebook redesign? A handy freebie Chrome extension will do away with some of the changes.

Make Your Browser Start Screen Look Like Windows 8

Okay, so this hack won't give you Windows 8--but at least it looks cool!