GRUB2 101: How to Access and Use Your Linux Distribution’s Boot Loader

Ubuntu and practically every other Linux distribution use the GRUB2 boot loader. Unless you have multiple operating systems installed, this bootloader is normally hidden — but it provides options you may sometimes need.


This How-To Geek School series will teach you how to use SysInternals tools like a pro, and even the most hard-core geeks will probably learn something new. Join us as we take a deep dive into SysInternals.

  1. What Are the SysInternals Tools and How Do You Use Them?
  2. Understanding Process Explorer
  3. Using Process Explorer to Troubleshoot and Diagnose
  4. Understanding Process Monitor
  5. Using Process Monitor to Troubleshoot and Find Registry Hacks
  6. Using Autoruns to Deal with Startup Processes and Malware
  7. Using BgInfo to Display System Information on the Desktop
  8. Using PsTools to Control Other PCs from the Command Line
  9. Analyzing and Managing Your Files, Folders, and Drives
  10. Wrapping Up and Using the Tools Together



Are All Those Spooky Coincidences Really Coincidence?

We love looking for connections between people who lived in different time periods, hidden meanings in words that are spoken backward, and much more, but are all these spooky coincidences really coincidences? YouTube channel Vsauce discusses the topic and provides plenty of awesome examples in today’s video!

by about 8 days ago


How To Personalize the Windows Command Prompt

Command line interfaces can be downright boring and always seem to miss out on the fresh coats of paint liberally applied to the rest of Windows.  Here’s how to add a splash of color to Command Prompt and make it unique.

by about 9 days ago


5 Crazy Ways Social Media is Changing Your Brain Right Now

There is no doubt that social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others are used by a lot of people, but is a high level of social media use having an effect on our brains? You might be surprised by the answers in today’s video from YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE!

by about 9 days ago


The History of the Barometer and How it Works

The barometer may seem like a simple instrument, but it is very useful for helping us predict changes in the weather, especially when it comes to severe storms. What is the story behind the invention of this awesome weather forecasting tool and how does it actually work? Learn the answers in today’s terrific video!

by about 10 days ago


How to Set and Clear a Default App on an Android Device

In Android, you can set a type of file or action to open a certain app, just like in Windows. For example, when you click a link to a webpage in any app, you can choose to open a certain browser automatically every time.

by about 10 days ago


How to Make All Your OneDrive Files Available Offline (or Online-only)

One of the best features of OneDrive in Windows 8.1 is that even if you have a terabyte of files up there in the cloud, it isn’t going to automatically try to download them to every device that you use. The files only download on-demand… but what if you want to make them download all at once?

by about 12 days ago


Desktop Fun: Assassin’s Creed Wallpaper Collection Series 1

Assassin’s Creed has been a truly popular video game series over the years and the goodness continues to grow with each new release. Relive the assassins’ adventures across the centuries on your desktop with the first in our series of Assassin’s Creed Wallpaper collections.

by about 12 days ago


Hide a Wireless Router in Plain Sight with This Quick DIY Trick

Do you need to keep your wireless router in a place that makes it stand out like an eyesore just to maintain a good signal in your home? Then make it ‘disappear’ and restore balance to your décor with this quick and easy DIY trick!

by about 13 days ago


How to Make a Glowing Mouse Pad

Are you looking for a unique addition to your desktop computing area? Then you will definitely want to have a look at today’s DIY project! Learn how to make an awesome glowing mouse pad using a few simple materials with this terrific DIY video.

by about 14 days ago


Save the King in ‘The Lord of the Tower’

The peaceful kingdom of Ukron is in trouble! A dark army led by Pukin has invaded the kingdom and seeks to dethrone the king. Lead your fellow soldiers to victory as they work to defend the king and save Ukron from the minions of the dark army in today’s terrific defense game!

by about 15 days ago
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