Microsoft’s Windows XP started using the NTFS file system by default for its internal drives back in 2001. It’s now 12 years later, so why are USB sticks, and SD cards, and other removable drives still using FAT32?
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What do you think of images that appear to have moving parts, but actually do not? Ever wonder how these optical illusions work? YouTube channel Vsauce has the answer to that question, awesome examples of ‘other’ types of illusions that have been used or appeared in history, and ones that can be found in our modern day lives.
One of the most obvious and derided changes in Windows 8 was the removal of the Start Menu, but new rumors are beginning to surface that may indicate Microsoft’s willingness to change their mind about this ‘classic’ feature in the next version of Windows.
With each passing month, the Curiosity Rover sends back more awesome data, helping us learn more of Mars’ many secrets. The latest batch of data has revealed something quite fascinating about Gale Crater…it appears to have been the site of a large lake once upon a time. Want to know more? Then make sure to watch today’s fascinating video from YouTube channel SciShow!
Have you been looking for a DIY project that lets you mix retro gaming fun with your current data storage needs? Then this might be the perfect project for you! If you have some old 8-bit Nintendo game cartridges sitting around collecting dust and want to add a unique twist to your external hard-drive storage, then grab your tools and get ready for some geeky goodness.
Spending time near waterfalls can be inspirational and relaxing, providing the perfect setting to take a break away from our busy lives and routines. Add a refreshing view of cascading beauty to your Nexus 7′s screen with the first in our series of Waterfalls Wallpaper collections.
Many of us have played this game at one time or another in our lives, and known it by a variety of different names. But there is more to the game than just serving as a way to pass the time for casual enjoyment. Watch as YouTube channel Numberphile discusses game winning strategy and shows what a perfect game between two all-knowledgeable opponents would look like.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a favorite with our readers and here in the HTG office for dealing with malware when it pops up on a computer. Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, the good folks over at the Malwarebytes Unpacked Blog have put together a report detailing the biggest malware threats of the year, and what to expect in 2014.
Are you always watching for awesome new add-ons for your Firefox browser? Perhaps you have been running a lean installation of Firefox, but want to tweak it a bit to make it even better? Then a good place to start your search is with the group of add-ons selected by Firefox volunteers as the best of 2013, and presented by the good folks from ‘The Den’ blog at Mozilla.
YouTube channel Computerphile looks at ‘cross site request forgery’, the third big form of web attack in today’s video. Learn how an unsecured, badly designed web form can leave you vulnerable, and how someone could maliciously exploit an unsecured form to cause a lot of grief for unsuspecting individuals.