How to remap exe to another exe file??? (Image Hijack)

Do you ever wonder how can you map one exe file to another exe file ?? For example, if you try to open calc.exe then it will open cmd.exe automatically.

You can easily do it by executing a simple batch program and can read the inline comments in the code to understand the code.

Image Hijack Code

@echo off Rem For any doubts please visit Rem Purpose: to remap a exe to another exe file. Rem It is used for commenting in Program. Rem Echo off means you dont want to display prompt like "C:". Rem to insert blank line Echo. Rem It displays the text on cmd. Echo Image Hijack Program Echo -------------------- Echo. Rem It will set the title of window. Title Image Hijack v 1.0 by Ayush ( Echo. Echo 1. Remap a exe Echo 2. Delete previous entries Echo. Echo Enter your choice(1/2): Rem This command it set the variable "exename" to the value entered by user. Rem For more info type set /? in cmd SET /P option= Rem goto transfer the control of program to the spedifiled Label name if %option%==1 goto first Echo Enter full name of exe file(e.g calc.exe): SET /P exeName= Echo. Echo Deleting a registry entry.. Rem Deletes the registry key exename its all subkeys and values reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\%exeName%" goto end :first Echo Enter full name of exe file(e.g calc.exe): SET /P exeName= Echo Enter full path of exe file which you want to replace with the previous exe (e.g "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe") Echo. Echo Enter the path with double quotes: SET /P newExeName= Rem So now we have stored the name and path of new exe file in the variable Rem Next step is to add the entry in registry Rem This is the command to add any entry in registry Rem In this case I have created new key with name of variable "exeName" Rem %variable-name% is used to access variable data reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\%exeName%" Rem /v is used to add new value Debugger Rem /d is used to add data ot the value Rem For more info type Reg Add /? in cmd reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\%exeName%" /v Debugger /d %newExeName% /f :end Echo You need to re-login for changes to take effect Echo. Echo Do you want to Log-off now? Echo Enter y for yes or n for no??? set /P choice= Rem %variable-name% is used to access variable data if %choice%==y ( Rem -l is switch to logoff your PC shutdown -l )else ( Rem It will exit from the program exit )

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What’s more impressive, the fact that this Wolfenstein-like game is 600 lines of code, or that it’s written in AWK?
AWK is a language primarily used for text processing. But if you can write code the world bows to your wishes. [Fedor Kalugin] leverages the ability of a Linux terminal’s color options to draw his game. The 3D aspect is produced through ray-casting which generates a 2D image from 3D coordinates.
Trying out the game is extremely simple, install gawk, clone the repo, and play:
sudo apt-get install gawk
git clone
cd awk-raycaster/
gawk -f awkaster.awk
We really appreciate the four different display modes which illustrate doing a lot with very little. They include: black and white text, color text, color background, and combination of color text and background. It’s an advanced texture technique with which every ansi artist is familiar.
Don’t limit yourself to playing with the script and losing interest. Crack that thing open. Try making a spinning wireframe cube based on this framework!

How Much Money You'll Save With These Common Energy Saving Strategies

How Much Money You'll Save With These Common Energy Saving Strategies
Cutting back on electricity can save you some cash, but the savings vary. For example, unplugging an idle phone charge will save you a whopping $6 a year, if that. On the other hand, using a space heater rather can save you up to a thousand bucks a year. This chart tells you how much you’ll actually save using a handful of different strategies.
Web publisher Michael Bluejay runs a fascinating and thorough site on saving electricity. He lists a number of different ways to save money, and even offers a handy chart that quantifies your savings with 10 of the most common methods for saving. A few highlights include:
If you want to see which energy saving strategies pay off most, the full chart is worth checking out. In his full chart, he also lists the methodology he uses for each strategy.
Bluejay also has an interactive tool that allows you to calculate the actual cost of different appliances in your home. It’s definitely worth a look.
Saving Electricity | Michael Bluejay

Easy Copy Automatically Sends Text You Copy to Other Apps

Easy Copy Automatically Sends Text You Copy to Other Apps
Android: Copying text on your phone is already a bit of a pain, but bouncing back and forth between apps just to make a call is an even bigger hassle. Easy Copy helps fix this by letting you launch actions on your text like making a phone call or searching for an address.
The app is invoked any time you copy text. Just select text like normal, hit the Copy button, and Easy Copy will appear like an actually-useful Clippy. You can then choose to send that text to several pre-set apps like Translate, Maps, your SMS app, or Google. Or you can invoke the Share menu, which has even more options. Chances are good that when you copied that text, you wanted to do something with it. Easy Copy just skips the app-switching step.

Type "Note to Self" Into Google to Send Notes to Your Phone

Yesterday, Google announced a feature that allows you to send directions to your Android phone directly from a search box. What they didn’t announce is that you can also use “note to self” to send a reminder directly to your notification shade.
As Android Police points out, “note to self” works the same way that “send directions” does. To send a text note to your phone, follow these steps:
  1. Open up on your computer and type “note to self” plus the text you want to send into the search box.
  2. Press Enter.
  3. Edit your note (if necessary) and choose a device from the drop down list.
  4. Click “Send note to your phone.”
  5. Open your phone and your note should be in your notification shade.
This feature requires the latest version of the Google app, Google Now notifications enabled, Web & App Activity enabled, and you must be logged into your Google account. You can also use Google to set alarms on your phone.'s: How to Build a Computer: The Complete Guide

How to Build a Computer: The Complete Guide
Building a computer from scratch gives you the perfect machine for your needs, but it can be daunting the first time around. Here's our complete guide, from picking the parts, to putting it together and installing your OS.

Lesson 1: Hardware Basics

For our first lesson in building your own PC, we start with a little computer hardware basics.

Lesson 2: Choose and Buy Your Parts

In this lesson, we'll show you how to most effectively pick out and shop for your parts.

Lesson 3: Building the Computer

Assembling your computer can seem daunting, but it's actually pretty easy. In lesson 3, we show you step-by-step how to put everything together.

Lesson 4: Installing Your Operating System

Once you've put it together, you're past the difficult portion. Lesson 4 deals with installing your operating system and get everything up and running.

Lesson 5: Further Resources

Five Best Outdoor Speakers

Five Best Outdoor Speakers
Warm weather means it’s a great time to get outside, fire up the grill, have friends over, and maybe listen to some music while everyone hangs out outside. To do that though, you’ll need some solid outdoor, weather-resistant speakers.
Five Best Outdoor Speakers
Tic’s GS3 Pro Outdoor Omni Speakers won’t win any beauty contests—in fact they’re essentially large green upside-down cups that you bury half-into the ground (or leave above ground, whichever you prefer!), wire up to a sound system (using weather-friendly wiring and wire sheathing of course), and leave alone. They sound great and are weatherproof, meaning you don’t have to pull them up out of the ground when the winter sets in or they’re covered in snow, and you don’t have to care if the spring rain keeps them wet. They offer full 360-degree sound, so you don’t need to position them in any particular direction. The green is actually on purpose—aside from blending in nicely with shrubbery or other garden periphery, they’re designed to be low-profile and offer great, all-direction sound in your yard or garden without being obvious about where that sound is coming from. There are varying models available depending on the size and the power of the speakers you want, but these particular ones will set you back $80 each at Amazon.

JBL Control 25

Five Best Outdoor Speakers
If you’re looking for a pair of speakers that’ll survive the elements but still look good mounted in your backyard or on the side of your home, JBL’s Control 25 series will do the trick. They’re directional, so you’ll need more than one, but they come in pairs, come with mounting hardware, and sound great once they’re connected to a music source. These are also wired speakers, so you’ll need to run speaker cable to them from another audio source—and make sure they’re connected via weatherproof cables and connectors. They come in black and white, sound great, and aren’t so obtrusive that they look awkward either mounted on a wall or on small stands in your backyard or on the back of your home. They’ll set you back $270 for a pair at Amazon.

Yamaha NS-AW350W High Performance Outdoor 2-Way Speakers

Five Best Outdoor Speakers
Yamaha’s NS-AW350 outdoor speakers are designed to be all-weather, space-saving, wall or fence-mounted, and powerful enough to sound out a small outdoor space well. It’s a bookshelf-style speaker, and includes the mounting hardware required to attach it to a wall or any other fixture. They’re wired speakers, so the standard warnings apply there, and while they’re not the most powerful speakers in the roundup, they are capable of projecting great sound, are made to handle all sorts of weather, and are rugged enough to handle occasional wind and rain, heat, and extreme cold. Yamaha does suggest you bring them in during the worst of the cold weather months, and that they shouldn’t be exposed to constant bad weather (eg, the deck of a boat or anything), but for most people, mounting them under an overhang or on a patio should be just fine. A pair of them will set you back$95 for a pair at Amazon.

Polk Atrium4

Five Best Outdoor Speakers
Polk’s Atrium4 indoor/outdoor speakers are a good-looking, weather-resistant, and great-sounding pair that are built rugged to survive life outside in all seasons. They’re built to exceed MIL-STD-810 ruggedness standards, which means they can put up with reasonable punishment all-year round. The Atrium4s include their mounting hardware, which is designed to be easy to mount and dismount with one hand, in case you want to take the speakers somewhere else. The brackets and grille are both aluminum, and designed to resist wear and never rust, and have stainless steel and brass hardware. They’re available in white or black, are wired, and like with many of the others here, you’ll need to bring your own amp to the party—a party that should be able to stretch to the back of your yard or garden thanks to how loud these speakers can get without sounding distorted and muffled. You can pick up a pair for $100 from Amazon.

Klipsch AW-500 Outdoor Speakers

Five Best Outdoor Speakers
Klipsch’s AW-500 outdoor speakers have technically been discontinued, but that doesn’t mean they’re not widely available, and they’re not an excellent option if you need speakers that can sound out your backyard when you have a large gathering, or play some quiet tunes in the background when you have a small one. They’re built rugged, and have their mounting bracket attached to the back of the speaker so they’re easy to install or remove and move inside if you’d like, and have a built-in recession to connect your speaker cables so they aren’t exposed to the elements. Their sealed ABS enclosure isn’t as shiny or premier-looking as other models, but they’ll stand up to year-round, all-weather punishment mounted to the side of your house or on any other fixture in your yard or garden, and they’ll sound great all year long. They’re also some of the most powerful in the roundup, and use binding posts for secure audio connections. You can snag a pair at Amazon for $280.

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop
While it's a bit early to say that 4K has officially "landed," it's not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. That's right: There's more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels. Here's what you need—and need to know—to build a 4K desktop that handles anything you throw at it.

How to Tell If 4K Is Right for You

If you love screen real estate, keep several windows open at once, and can use every spare pixel you can muster, 4K is great. If you love full-screen gaming and have a system that can power a 4K display, even better. But beyond a never-ending love of bigger screens and more pixels, who is 4K really for at this point? After all, even though we're seeing more 4K displays and TVs on store shelves doesn't mean they're practical. Let's take a look at who can benefit from 4K:
  • Developers, traders, and other multi-window fans: Productivity fans rejoice: The first benefit you'll get is the sheer amount of screen real estate to play with. That means more windows and more applications that can be tiled alongside one another. That's all great if you need lots of things open at once, but of course, it can also mean more distractions. Plus, there's a tipping point between "more real estate" and "everything's too small to read anyway." More real estate doesn't always mean you're more productive . For a few first-hand experiences, check out developer John Somnez's review of the 39" Seiki 4K display, and Brian Hauer's "4K Is for Programmers".
  • Video and audio editors: Video editors can use the extra space to see video tracks the way they were shot. Anyone who's used After Effects or Final Cut will definitely appreciate the working space a 4K display has to offer. You'll easily be able to view multiple tracks and other media files all in the same window, simultaneously, without each one being the size of a postage stamp. If you're editing 4K video, you'll appreciate the benefits even more.
  • High-end PC gamers: If you play all of your favorite games with the settings turned all the way up, and your favorite games are the ones with the highest system requirements, you'll love 4K. A number of developers have already said they plan to embrace 4K, so you have a lot to look forward to, and many games scale up well right now.
Of course, 4K isn't for for everyone. If you're on a budget, this isn't the best place to put your money right now. We explained this the last time we talked about 4K displays . While 4K monitors offer big benefits to the people who can use them, the price-to-performance ratio isn't budget-friendly—you're going to spend a lot of money. Video editors and photographers have to watch out for subpar panels with terrible color and poor viewing angles. Gamers should also watch out for viewing distance issues and low refresh rates. Mac users have to make sure 4K is supported on their device, and need to be running 10.9.3 at least.
That said, 4K displays have dropped in price even in the the past few months. More displays have hit the street, and 4K gaming has started to take off. So what would it take if you wanted to embrace a 4K display for gaming and for productivity? Let's take a look.

What It Takes to Make a PC 4K-Capable

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop
Pushing all of those pixels is no easy task. Ideally a 4K-capable computer will be able to support what you want to do at the panel's native resolution. (3840 x 2160) Before you buy a 4K display on sale and put it on your desk, take a look at these components and make sure they're up to the task:
  • The display itself: Obviously your first concern is the display, and whether it'll suit your needs. If you're going 4K because you want an awesome 3D gaming experience, the budget-friendly Seiki displays mentioned earlier won't appeal to you. They're limited to 30Hz. However, for a developer, writer, or anyone else who doesn't need 60Hz to work, it's fine and the price point (usually around $400) is appealing. Adding 60Hz and 3D gaming to the mix will, as is often the case, require more power (and more money). Luckily, it's not much more.
  • Your graphics card(s): To get the best all-around performance on your 4K display, you need a graphics card (or two) that can push those pixels, even better if it's at 60Hz. That card will have to connect to the display via DisplayPort on the PC or Thunderbolt 2 on the Mac (or HDMI 2.0, but few graphics cards support it yet). Long story short, if you plan on gaming, you're looking at high-end cards. The card you have in your PC right now probably won't cut it, unless you've built your PC very recently and went top of the line when you did. You do have options though—flagship cards from both AMD and NVIDIA both support 4K, as do their most recent drivers.
  • Your processor: Your processor doesn't play a direct role in whether your computer can handle a 4K display, although it (and your RAM) do govern how many applications you can have open at once without bringing your machine to its knees. The bigger issue is that your CPU should be on-par with your graphics card, especially if gaming is one of your priorities. You don't want to cheap out on the CPU and create a bottleneck .
There's a balance here. You'll probably spend more on a 4K display and graphics card (or cards) than budget system builders would spend on an entire PC build . That puts it out of reach for a lot of people. However, if you are willing to put some money into it, the bleeding edge can be pretty nice.

Our 4K-Capable, Do-Anything Build

How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop
To see what a modern, 4K-capable PC would look like, we priced one out on PCPartPicker. (Note that prices will likely change, as many of these components are high-end right now, and will only get cheaper as time progresses.) Obviously, if you have a sufficiently powerful PC, you may only need a few upgrades rather than a whole new rig, and we'll get to that in a bit. For now, you can see our full parts list in the image below, and check out the build at PCPartPicker here.
Our high-end 4K PC it came up to about $3000, including a Samsung 60Hz 4K monitor and the dual AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards:
How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop
Of course, we made some assumptions about what a "do-anything" PC would look like. For example, we picked an Intel i7 processor because he goal is for this machine to really do anything—and that includes video editing, audio editing, transcoding, and more, not just gaming. If you're gaming, you could just as easily get an i5.
We even tacked on a Cooler Master TPC 812 after-market cooling unit, just to keep your processor temps down, in case you want to overclock. Prefer AMD? Go for it—there's no reason a high end AMD FX processor won't work with a 4K build—that's what Forbes did earlier this year. Just make sure the one you choose is sufficiently powerful for the GPU you pick. The same applies to the other basic components—the case, memory, motherboard—all of those components are a matter of taste here.
At the end of the day, though, this is just an example—most of the parts are up to you. Here are the two parts that actually matter, and why we picked them:
One thing is clear: You'll definitely pay a price premium to be on the cutting edge here. It's clearly out of reach for a lot of people, and the nice thing about all of this high-end gear is that it'll only get more affordable as time progresses. The displays will get cheaper, the graphics cards will come down in price, and new, mid-range cards will appear that support 4K natively. If you're on a budget, it might still be better to wait. However, if you have money to burn and are building a new system, this is what you'll need to enjoy the benefits right now.
Title photo made using Fabio Berti (Shutterstock), and Robin2 (Shutterstock). Other photos bywccftech and Samsung.