Botnets are networks made up of remote-controlled computers, or “bots.” These computers have been infected with malware that allows them to be remotely controlled. Some botnets consist of hundreds of thousands — or even millions — of computers.
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There is nothing quite like a classic arcade game for having fun, but what happens when you add Doctor Who to the mix? Double the gaming fun! Today we have two awesome fan-made arcade classics to share with you, so get ready to test your gaming skills with ‘Doctor Pacman’ and ‘Dalek Invaders’!
When we think of ourselves, the things around us, and the universe as a whole, we think of it all as being 3D. But some physicists are starting to suggest otherwise. Michael Moyer from Scientific American explains how we may be living in a projection of a reality written in 2D.
When you look at the names on the Periodic Table of Elements, you will no doubt wonder how some of those elements got their names. It turns out the names come from a wondrous variety of sources such as people, places, mythical beings, and more. So sit back and enjoy as PBS Digital Studios takes you on an etymological journey through the Periodic Table!
Are you looking for some truly inspiring imagery to use on your desktop? Have you seen the movie Gravity and loved it? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you will absolutely love the set of breathtaking ‘Gravity-style’ images that NASA has released as a set!
For those who have been experiencing a long winter in the Northern hemisphere, a nice vacation at the beach likely sounds good right about now. So keep those thoughts and your Nexus 7′s screen sunny with the first in our series of Beachside Vacation Wallpaper collections.
The latest Ubuntu LTS release is getting closer to a final version with every passing week. And this week brings some extra good news! The first set of Ubuntu 14.04 beta builds are now available for download in eight different ‘flavors’, just in time for a bit of system testing fun over the weekend.
Images and photos can convey emotion, information, and even a good bit of inspiration at times. But a select group stand out above the rest, having a long lasting and extremely influential impact on humanity. Sit back and enjoy PBS Digital Studio’s selection of important scientific images and photos from history in today’s video.
Friday still feels like it is a long way off yet, and perhaps you have already had a ‘long’ week, so why not take a quick break for a bit of fun and stress-relief? Today’s offering is a remake of the classic Duck Hunt with a nice twist…you get to shoot at the pesky feathered ‘fiend’ from Flappy Bird!
Have you ever wondered why Saturn and other gas giants in our solar system have rings, but other planets do not? Learn the answer in today’s great ‘explainer’ video from SciShow.