There’s nothing easier than opening a blank browser window (Control+N on PCs or ⌘+N on Macs).For some, it’s just a way to visit another site or open another tab. However, you can get quite a bit down with a blank screen. From cleaning your monitor to finding dead pixels, blank browser windows are an effective way of getting things done. Here’s what we found.
With many manufacturers refreshing their laptops every year or so, many people wonder what they can do with their old laptops. Old laptops, just like old desktops, can be used for many different things instead of just junking them or recycling them. From kitchen computers to media stations, there are many uses for these old notebooks. The trick is to be creative and not be afraid to try stuff out.
What can you do with old video consoles? Sure you can keep them around to accumulate dust in your home theater area, or you can hack them into something useful. While we’d probably never want to destroy our own older video game consoles (we still cherish our NES), that doesn’t mean you can’t find some good-looking ones to organize your desktop.
Once a fridge dies, there’s not much you can do. You need to change it. The problem is somewhat harder to deal with if you are going from a built-in fridge to a non-built-in model. An enterprising hacker from Italy decided to retrofit a cabinet where his built-in fridge was located with some drawers to help organize hid kitchen better.
My wife is fastidious when it comes to reusing old stuff instead of buying something new. Recently while going through some of her things, she accumulated enough old paper and notebooks that, once reworked, were enough to keep her stocked for the new semester.
For many families, Christmas isn’t Christmas without some kind of a Christmas tree. When I was younger, there was always a real Christmas tree in our home, and it usually lasted well past the holidays, decorations included. However, there comes a time when you need to get rid of your tree. How can you dispose of it responsibly?
Times have changed. Yes, there are still garage sales, but more and more people are turning to new technology to find effective ways to recycle, reuse, and donate their old technology. Electronics and computers make up a lot of the e-waste that’s created nowadays, and it’s safe to say that any tech that you can divert from a landfill and either recycle, reuse, or donate will have a major long term impact.
Most people probably have one of these devices just lying around, accumulating dust. Older laptops and netbooks aren’t worth much, and usually just take up space. There are still some fun things that you can do with this outdated tech. Read on to find out more.
As most avid tea drinkers will tell you, if you are using tea bags, you can get extra use out of them if you are willing to do so. Most people just chuck them into the trash, compost heap, or recycling bin, but saving them for your next tea is also an interesting idea.