Authors: Jim Aspinwall, Aspinwall Jim
ISBN-13: 9780071473606, ISBN-10: 0071473602
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Date Published: December 2006
Jim Aspinwall (Campbell, CA) has been the Windows Helpdesk columnist and feature editor for CNET.COM and author of three books on PC maintenance. His articles have been the feature of two recent covers of PC Magazine – March and August, 2005. Jim is also an amateur radio operator, electronics technician and OSHA certified tower climber, maintaining radio transmission sites in northern California. He is the author of Installing, Troubleshooting, and Repairing Wireless Networks (McGraw-Hill, 2003), as well as PC Hacks (O’Reilly, 2005), IRQ, DMA, and I/O (MIS:Press, 1995) and several editions of Troubleshooting Your PC (MIS:Press, 1994).
UNIQUE YOUR PC WITH SUPER TWEAKS!
If you yearn for the coolest, most crazed 'puter around, PC Mods for the Evil Genius is the key to the kingdom! This book shows you how to supercharge your PC-and create a jaw-dropping system that cannot be purchased off any shelf, anywhere!
You get complete, easy-to-follow plans, clear diagrams and schematics, and lists of parts and tools, so you know what's needed before you begin. PC Mods for the Evil Genius gives you:
- Illustrated instructions and plans for amazing projects presented in sufficient detail to be built even by newcomers
- Loads of projects simple enough for beginners-but intense enough to impress even your most savvy friends
- Tips to add high-end features easily and economically
- Frustration-factor removal-needed parts and tools are listed, along with sources-and how to get everything you need at the cheapest prices possible
TRANSFORM YOUR COMPUTER FROM AN ORDINARY CRUISER INTO A PC MUSCLE CAR!
PC Mods for the Evil Genius equips you with complete plans, instructions, parts lists, and sources for projects that let you:
- Jazz up your PC with a right-now case, custom lights, and other cool options
- Transform your PC into a TV
- Add TiVo capabilities and create your own PVR (personal video recorder)
- Archive your private videos
- Create mobile entertainment and navigation systems
- Let your friends and family track your travels with Google Earth
- Check and share your local weather conditions
- Make your 'puter help detect alien lifeforms in space
- Link you PC to a supercomputer chain unraveling the mysteries of DNA
- Phone almost anyone, anywhere in the world and talk to them live with your PC (and no phone charges)
- Put a live video feed of yourself (or anything else) onto the Web 24 hours a day
- Secure your PC biometrically
- Keep intruders out of your I/O ports
- And much, much more!
Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1: The Green PCChapter 2: PC Control PanelChapter 3: The Ultra-Mod PCChapter 4: Motherboard UpgradeChapter 5: Build Your Own Power ProtectionChapter 6: Secure Your WiFiChapter 7: Dynamic Picture FrameChapter 8: Mobile EntertainmentChapter 9: Mobile NavigationChapter 10: Mobile InternetChapter 11: Share Your Trip With APRSChapter 12: Let Others Track Your Trip by GoogleChapter 13: PC Weather StationChapter 14: I Want My PC TVChapter 15: Sling Video All AroundChapter 16: Voice-Over-IP With SkypeChapter 17: Security WebcamChapter 18: Contributing to Science ExplorationsChapter 19: Keep In SyncChapter 20: Securing Your Computer