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Kinect Hack Class Project Makes You See Ghosts

You might not think that hacking a Kinect constitutes homework, but try telling that to these Carnegie Mellon students.


Study: Apple's Mobile Browser is Fastest

Which mobile browser is fastest? According to one company, the iPad and iPhone take the lead.


Your Smartphone: The Next Big Security Headache

2011 is the year that mobile security is going mainstream. And while smartphones aren't a major malware target in the United States yet, there are reasons to be concerned about the future of mobile security.

More Hacks Than You Can Handle in This Week in GeekTech

Cool hacks aren't in short supply. Read on for some of the best hacks we covered this week.


Android Trojan Is Bundled in Repackaged Apps

A new Trojan is making the rounds in various alternative app markets in China, and it's being distributed through repackaged versions of other apps.

Need a Last-Minute Valentine's Gift? Try a Lego Heart

Hey! Today's Valentine's Day! Did you forget? If so, this Lego heart is a quick, nerdy way to say "I love you".


Hacker Makes Batman-Style Hidden Switch; Batcave Not Included

Remember the hidden switch Bruce Wayne would use to enter the Batcave? Someone actually made it.


Future PCs and the TARDIS in This Week in GeekTech

Look back at the best stories of the week from PCWorld's GeekTech Blog!


Internet Explorer 9: Hands On With the Release Candidate

We take a quick hands-on look at the IE9 release candidate.

A Q-and-A With One of the Brains Behind Google Art Project

We at GeekTech had the privilege of conducting an e-mail interview with Jason Brush of Schematic, the company that Google worked with to develop Google Art Project. Here's what he had to say.


Sony Mistakes PlayStation 3 Unlock Code as 'Battleship' Reference; Hilarity Ensues

Hot off the heels of Sony's lawsuit against PlayStation 3 jailbreakers, a Sony-operated Twitter account retweeted the PS3 unlock code. Um, oops.


The Tabletification of the PC

Will the PC inherit traits from its younger tablet siblings? Here's why that may be a good--and not-so-good--thing.

Could Future Processors Use Lasers? New Research Makes it Possible

Researchers at UC Berkeley have figured out how to place nanolasers on silicon, opening the doors to new, more powerful processors.


Bomb-Sniffing Plants and Macworld Expo on PCWorld Podcast #108

Join the GeekTech crew and get our take on the recent Macworld Expo, bomb- detecting plants (huh?), and more on this week's episode of the PCWorld Podcast.

Microsoft's Got H.264's Back, Releases Plug-in for Chrome Users

Microsoft announced a plug-in that will let Chrome users on Windows continue to watch H.264 video.