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Debunking Myths: Is Hiding Your Wireless SSID Really More Secure?

Seems like every guide to securing your wireless network tells you to keep your SSID from broadcasting to make your network more secure, but is that really worthwhile? Let’s take a look at one of the silliest myths out there.

HOW-TO GEEK SCHOOL

Minecraft is one of the bestselling video games of all time but getting started with it can be a bit intimidating, let alone even understanding why it’s so popular. In this edition of How-To Geek School we’re going to help you get started with the game (or at least understand why your kids love it so much).


  1. Getting Started with Minecraft
  2. Improving Minecraft Performance on Old and New Computers
  3. Meet the Biomes of Minecraft
  4. Exploring Minecraft's Structures
  5. Meet the Mobs of Minecraft
  6. Exploring Minecraft Game Modes
  7. Surviving Your First Night In Survival Mode
  8. Your First Mine, Armor, and Further Exploration
  9. Advanced Mining and the Magic of Enchanting
  10. I'm a Farmer, You're a Farmer, We are Farmers All
  11. Engineering with Redstone
  12. Creating Custom Minecraft Maps
  13. Downloading and Installing Custom Maps
  14. Setting Up Local Multiplayer and Custom Player Skins
  15. Exploring Minecraft Multiplayer Servers

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AV-Test.org Releases Final Set of Anti-Virus Test Results for Windows XP

Are you still using Windows XP and worried about having solid malware protection for your system now that Microsoft ended support earlier this year? Then here is your last chance to see which anti-virus apps are doing the best job of protecting Windows XP beyond the end of support date!

by about 16 hours ago

VIDEOS

A Real Life Holodeck Using an Oculus Rift

While we still have a long way to go before we have a holodeck as awesome as the one shown on Star Trek: The Next Generation, work on the first rudimentary holodecks is already under way. Today’s video features one of the early versions, a large scale tracking lab with VR headsets, located at the Max-Planck-Institut fur biologische Kybernetik.

by about 2 days ago

WALLPAPER

Bridges Wallpaper Collection for Your iPad

Whether they have a classic design or an artistic one, bridges are awesome to look at and their photos make terrific wallpapers on our favorite electronic devices. Travel across the water on your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of Bridges Wallpaper collections.

by about 4 days ago

TECH NEWS

Test Your Timing and Physics Skills in ‘The Successful Experiment’

If you love games that test your thinking skills and sense of timing, then you will definitely enjoy today’s game. Your goal is to use bowling balls, basketballs, and bubbles in conjunction with a set of Rube Goldbergian style implements to get the 8-ball to the green checkered flag area on the game board!

by about 5 days ago

VIDEOS

Why is it Hot Underground?

Have you ever been curious why it gets hotter the deeper underground your go? Perhaps you have children who have asked you the same question? Then wonder no more! Emily Elert from YouTube channel MinuteEarth explains why Earth is hot underground in today’s video.

by about 6 days ago

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July 2014 Java Security Updates are Now Available for Download

Oracle has just released their latest quarterly security updates for the Java Runtime Environment, so if you need it on your system for Minecraft or other Java-specific apps, then make sure to download the latest version now.

by about 7 days ago

VIDEOS

Artificial Immune Systems

While immunology may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of computers, there is quite a bit that security professionals can learn from it. YouTube channel Computerphile looks at how immunological principles are applied to computer security in today’s video.

by about 8 days ago

VIDEOS

Moore’s Law and The Secret World of Ones and Zeroes

YouTube channel SciShow looks at how transistors work and make all computing possible, the limitations that are being reached with our current silicon-based technology, and the new, possible types of technology we could ‘explore’ for even faster computers.

by about 9 days ago

WALLPAPER

Desktop Fun: Rustic Barns Wallpaper Collection Series 2

Earlier this year we shared a wonderful collection of Rustic Barns wallpapers with you, and today, we are back with more. Journey through the countryside once again on your desktop with the second in our series of Rustic Barns Wallpaper collections.

by about 11 days ago

TECH NEWS

Battle the Forces of Evil and Save the Kingdom in Spanthera

A dark prophecy has come to pass and now King Leonidas faces his greatest challenge as the evil lizard men seek to conquer his kingdom. Join the battle and help King Leonidas fight the lizard men with his magic spear Vibrissa in today’s physics-based challenger.

by about 12 days ago
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