All The Neat Stuff You Can Do With A Hatchet, Safely

You know the book. A kid winds up in the forest with nothing but a small hand axe and figures out how to survive. A hatchet is one of the most versatile tools you can take with you in the outdoors, this is how you use one and how you'll manage to keep all your fingers and toes when you do. » 3/25/15 7:32pm 3/25/15 7:32pm

The Most and Least Repairable Tablets on the Market

The world is awash with tablets, but if you're a nerd who likes to tinker, it's important that you buy one that isn't too tricky to take apart, repair and upgrade. Fortunately, iFixit has released a list which ranks tablets according to their repairability. » 3/01/13 3:42am 3/01/13 3:42am

Banish Shin Splints Forever With One Magical Exercise

The sun is out, the weather's warm, and in a month or so you're going to be parading around the beach nearly naked. Time to shed that winter weight. So you start running. But lo! Just as you start getting results, you also get pain. In your shins. It's bad. » 4/18/12 12:00pm 4/18/12 12:00pm

How to Fix Facebook's New Broken Chat System (YES!)

Gizmodo reader Tal Ater agreed that Facebook's new chat system is a clusterzuck of confusion, so he created a little program to fix it! It will take off the list anyone who's offline. Here's how to do it: » 7/22/11 9:31am 7/22/11 9:31am

JailbreakMe Fix Available For Verizon iPhones Stuck at Apple logo

Are you a Verizon iPhone owner stuck at the Apple logo after using Comex's JailbreakMe 3.0 tool? If so, this set of instructions provided by Comex himself may fix your problem: » 7/13/11 12:21am 7/13/11 12:21am

How the Hell Do I Fix My Windows/Mac/Linux Computer?

If you live in the twenty-first century, you've no doubt endured the unutterable agony of a computer breaking down on you. Then comes the excruciating part: bargaining with the incapable hunk of metal to—"Please, for the love of God"—sputter back to life. Well, the next time this happens, perhaps you can use this… » 4/18/11 9:20pm 4/18/11 9:20pm

Second Fix for Flickering 27-Inch iMac Screens Supposedly on the Way

There were complaints that the first firmware update fix for flickering iMac screens made no difference, but now there are whispers that a "combination software and driver patch" will come in "roughly three weeks." » 1/25/10 7:47pm 1/25/10 7:47pm

Win 7 Tip: Miss Vista's Quick Launch? Here's How You Get It Back

The taskbar in Windows 7 is a revamped combination of the previous Quick Launch and Vista's taskbar, but if you really, really miss Quick Launch, then keep reading. » 1/30/09 5:39pm 1/30/09 5:39pm

The Penicillin Fix For Your iWork '09 Trojan VD

Here's a fix for the trojan you may have picked up while dipping unprotected into murky pirate waters for a bootleg copy of Apple's iWork '09. » 1/23/09 2:15pm 1/23/09 2:15pm

iTunes Support Store: iPhone App Crashes Fixed

Good news, iPhone users! Looks like Apple has finally fixed that 2.0 app crashing problem. One Gizmodo reader received an email last night from the iTunes Support Store with instructions for redownloading applications you've already bought (for free, of course) and was given a $15 gift certificate for his troubles!… » 8/23/08 11:45am 8/23/08 11:45am

iPhone 1.1.3 Mixing Up Your SMS Order? Here's How You Fix It

If your iPhone's displaying SMS messages out of order on firmware version 1.1.3, it's because your phone has a different time/date setting from your cellular provider. To fix it, just switch your phone to auto-sync from the network. [Apple] » 1/29/08 6:29pm 1/29/08 6:29pm

DIY: Fix Your Defective Guitar Hero 2 Controller

The Gizmodo crew has been busy playing the hell out of Guitar Hero 2 on Xbox 360 and we are indeed encountering the problematic whammy bar. Luckily instead of taking the guitar back (and have to look like a moron carrying a fake guitar across town) there is a handy DIY fix to the non-responsive whammy bar. » 4/09/07 9:00pm 4/09/07 9:00pm

No PSP2, But Sony is Jonesing

A Kotaku reader—we're sure there are at least two of them—attended a Sony focus group to discuss the PSP Fix, which he assumed was some sort of injected PSP designed to block certain neuroreceptors and incite euphoria in the user. No such luck. » 6/16/06 10:21am 6/16/06 10:21am