US DOT: Auto makers should disable in-dash electronics when cars are moving
A totally bullet-proof computerized van killed 2 FBI agents instead of saving them. The doors of the van are programmed to open when van makes sudden stops. The agents did that to confront drug goons. When the van doors opened, the goons massacred both agents. Now I suggest auto makers include an on-off button for programs like that.
Make Any LCD Monitor a Touch Screen With a $5 Sensor
‘The technology, called uTouch, works by measuring the electromagnetic interference (EMI) caused by your hand when it moves near or touches an LCD monitor. This might sound a little bit crazy, but I’ll explain. Basically, the electricity running through the wires in your house has a unique electromagnetic signature. There is the “carrier wave,” provided by the power company and your nearby substation, and then every single kink and switch along the way modulates the EM signature until it is quite unique. What most people don’t realize, though, is that every device that is plugged into a wall outlet also changes your EM signature. Your TV doesn’t just suck power from your house — it’s a two-way street, with the electronic components in the TV producing interference that change your house’s EM signature…’
Can You Recover Data When Your Hard Drive Goes Dead?
There is a small possibility. Here’s how
‘If you’ve accidentally deleted your data then you might be in luck. If the drive is completely dead and won’t even power up then you could go the DIY PCB route if you wish to tinker. Other than that, if your drive is making unusual noises or acting in a peculiar manner, you’ll need to hand it over—together with some hard earned cash—to a data recovery professional. Remember, ANY attempts at data recovery are risky. If the data is important, take it directly to the professionals…’
Force Windows to Use Your Wired Connection Instead of Wi-Fi
‘As explained on Microsoft, when more than one network connection is available, Windows will choose the one with the lowest metric value (automatically assigned based on the network connection’s rated speed). Previously, to change the default priority of each interface you would change the metric value for each connection. NirmalTV suggests a newer, simpler method…’