How to Automatically Back Up and Purge Your Gmail Every 30 Days

If the Sony hack has taught us anything, it's that keeping incriminating emails in your inbox is a terrible idea. Even if you aren't doing anything particularly bad, if someone gets into you email, everything you've ever said could be out in the open. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen by automatically… » 12/18/14 8:00am 12/18/14 8:00am

Why You Shouldn't Battle Someone That Owns Hacked Pokémon

Things can get out of hand pretty quick when someone has hacked their Pokémon. But if it's not against an actual person, a hacked Pokémon battle can be pretty hilarious. » 12/08/14 12:30pm 12/08/14 12:30pm

Procrastinating by watching this video about procrastination is a…

Mmm... can you smell that? That's the smell of irony. Or maybe it's recursiveness. Or is it the smell of being incepted? Whatever it is, this video on the science of procrastination by the folks at AsapSCIENCE actually provides some pretty handy tips for being productive right here right now, so you can avoid… » 9/20/12 7:00am 9/20/12 7:00am

How to transform your garden gnomes into Satan's little helpers

Want to turn your garish lawn ornaments into minions of the night? Hack A Day has created this nifty video guide to give your gnomes laser eyes. You just need a few gnomes, a solar light, a willingness to lower the property values in your neighborhood, and no taste whatsoever. » 8/08/11 10:55am 8/08/11 10:55am

Pentagon’s lightning gun sold for scraps on eBay

There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Pentagon sank tens of millions of dollars into remote-controlled lightning guns that it hoped would fry insurgent bombs before they killed any more troops. Now, disassembled parts from the one-time wonder-weapons are being sold on eBay. At least one buyer snatched up… » 8/07/11 1:45pm 8/07/11 1:45pm