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Kinect Used to Shoot Music Video, Results Slightly More Normal Than Next Lady Gaga Video

This music video for the band Echo Lake takes Kinect hacking to a new level.


EgoBook Takes the Term 'Facebook' Literally

EgoBook lets you order a book--like, with paper and pages--of your Facebook profile.


Batman Meets The Flash (Drive) in This Week in GeekTech

We wrap up the week's top stories from PCWorld's GeekTech blog, including the most awesome flash drive ever.


The Geekiest Gadgets of Macworld Expo 2011

Macworld Expo may be an Apple-centric show, but there's plenty at the show for any geek.


Fling Joysticks Make iPad Gaming Easier; Doesn't Play Nice With Angry Birds

Ten One Design's new iPad joysticks make the iPad into a competent gaming system.


Circus Monkey Doubles as a Multitouch Projector (Wait, What?)

This terrifying multitouch-capable multitouch projector scares everyone who comes near it.


Turn Your New Mac Into an Old Terminal With Cathode

GUIs are overrated. A new Mac OS X app turns your shiny, pricy new Mac into an old-school Terminal.


Want to Switch Your Smartphone OS? Just Swap the Cartridge

What if you could switch from an Android phone to a Windows Phone by swappign out a cartridge? A new concept design from Yanko shows how that might work.


Get Your GeekTech on! How to Follow PCWorld's GeekTech Blog

GeekTech is PCWorld's future tech and hacks blog. Here's how to keep up with the geeky goings-on.


Antivirus 2011: Digital Defenders

Today’s new threats demand a new breed of antivirus software. Our lab tests show you which paid antivirus products you can trust, and which ones you should skip.

GFI Vipre Antivirus 2011

GFI Vipre Antivirus is fast, but it's ineffective at blocking new malware.

Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4

Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4 is fast, but its malware detection capabilities are lacking.

Panda Antivirus Pro 2011

Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 is an effective defender, but it's one of the slower antivirus products we tested.

Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus 2011

Trend Micro provides solid, simple protection against malware, but advanced users may find its lack of customizability frustrating.


Holographic Kinect Hack From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

MIT researchers demonstrate holographic video streaming--using a Microsoft Kinect of all things.