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How to Change the Default Search Engine on Your Phone or Tablet

Search engines are becoming ever-more integrated into mobile operating systems, but you can still change your default search engine on your smartphone or tablet. You don’t have to stick with the search engine the device manufacturer chose for you.

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

LATEST GEEK NEWS

VIDEOS

What is the Speed of Dark?

We are all familiar with just how fast light travels, but what about darkness? Is it slower, just as fast, or even faster than light? YouTube channel Vsauce discusses the speed of darkness and much more in today’s fascinating video.

by about 11 hours ago

HOW-TO

How to Download PHP Source from the Terminal with Wget

Downloading files from the PHP mirrors is annoying, because by default the redirector makes the name of the filename change to just “mirror.” So how do you fix this? Luckily wget has a simple argument that you can use to fix it — and it is useful for many scenarios.

by about 24 hours ago

TECH NEWS

64-Bit Builds of Google Chrome now Available in the Beta Release Channel

Google made 64-bit builds of Chrome available in the Dev and Canary channels during the early part of June, but as of this week, those 64-bit builds have graduated to the Beta channel. So if you were waiting for a more stable version to try, then now is the time to grab a copy of the new 64-bit build for your system!

by about 1 day ago

TECH NEWS

AV-Test.org Tests 17 Anti-Virus Apps for Clean-up and Repair Performance

Working to keep your system free of malware is a full-time job, but what do you do when your system gets taken over by malware? What are the best anti-virus tools to clean up an infected system? AV-Test.org decided to find out by putting seventeen anti-virus apps to the test over a ten month period.

by about 2 days ago

HOW-TO

Beginner: How to Add a Bookmark to a Location in Nautilus (Files) in Ubuntu 14.04

Nautilus contains some pre-defined bookmarks that provide quick and easy access to some common folders, such as Music and Pictures, as well as devices such as USB flash drives and network locations. You can add custom bookmarks to quickly access folders you use often.

by about 3 days ago

VIDEOS

How Tall can We Build Skyscrapers?

It seems that there is a competition among different countries as to which one can build the highest skyscraper, but just how high can we go with our current technology? YouTube channel SciShow looks at the challenges architects face, what goes into building a super tall skyscraper, and more in today’s video.

by about 3 days ago

VIDEOS

The Future of Desktop Computing?

We are well used to our desktop computers and tablets, but what would a combination of these two types of computers with a traditional flat desktop surface be like? Computerphile profiles a working prototype of this combined physical interface system in today’s video.

by about 4 days ago

WALLPAPER

Desktop Fun: Rock Formations Wallpaper Collection Series 2

Wherever you go, nature has slowly but surely worked its magic on earthly landmarks and created some truly astounding rock formations. So get rid of your boring old backgrounds and ‘rock’ your desktop with the second in our series of Rock Formations Wallpaper collections.

by about 7 days ago

TECH NEWS

Go in Search of Adventure in ‘The Cave of Atman’

Are you ready to go in search of adventure and treasure? Then we have the perfect game for you to finish your work week out with. In this week’s game, you get to ‘lead’ a merry band of adventurers as they explore the Cave of Atman and face the terrors within!

by about 7 days ago

VIDEOS

Are There Moonquakes and Marsquakes?

There is no doubt about the seismic activity we experience here on Earth, but do quakes occur on other celestial bodies like the Moon or Mars? SciShow Space discusses what we know about seismic activity on the Moon and Mars, and how it differs from what we are familiar with here on Earth.

by about 8 days ago
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