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Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

Shortened URLs have become an everyday fact of life when visiting your favorite social services online. The LinkPeelr extension for Chrome lets you see the real links behind shortened URLs when you hover your mouse over them.

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It is no secret that Adobe has experienced a multitude of security problems with their PDF software recently, thus making it a very attractive target for hackers. What we would like to know this week is will you use the new “sandbox security” version when it is released or continue to use an alternative PDF software.

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Want to add some Halloween and Autumn inspired goodness to your Windows 7 desktop? Microsoft has just released a new theme pack that will add the perfect spooky touch to your computer in time for the season.

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Regardless of which browser you use, WOT (Web of Trust) is one of the most useful and helpful extensions you can install. With the current and older versions of Opera you could only use a bookmarklet version of WOT, but that ...

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Yamaha’s HRP-4C girl-bot could already sing songs from a preselected list and walk, now she can also add dancing to the list. If you have an interest in robotics then this will definitely be an interesting video for you to watch.

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Retro Humor [DesktopNexus]

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With Halloween getting close it is time to have some spooky fun with your desktop, and we have the perfect icons for the job with our Halloween Icon Packs collection.

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The Prelinger Archives have a wonderful video from 1959 explaining the concept of Polymorphic Computing, otherwise known as distributing computing power using a whole host of machines. This is definitely an interesting and fu...

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Other browsers allow you to view an image by itself in the same tab but not Chrome. If this has frustrated you time and again, then we have a very nice solution for you.

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Green Lantern [DesktopNexus]

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This week we learned how to convert DVDs, ISOs, & AVI videos to play on an iOS device, use Photoshop Channels to elegantly remove backgrounds from images, customize Windows 7 taskbar icons the easy way, get started with the new Windows Live Mesh 2011, use Rainmeter to display system stats on the desktop, and more.

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Are you a LEGO maniac or know someone who is? Then get ready to “block up” your desktop in style with our LEGO Series 2 wallpaper collection.

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Are you missing the dedicated sidebar from Windows Vista now that you use Windows 7? Now you can get it back just like it was in Vista with the 7 Sidebar gadget.

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How much time do your children spend in front of the screen? If it is more than two hours per day, they run a higher risk of having behavior problems according to new research.

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Loading Wallpaper [DesktopNexus]

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After a long week it is time to have some fun while waiting for quitting time to arrive. This week we have something to get your adrenaline pumping as you try to escape a city being overrun by zombies.

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If you were a fan of Gary Larson’s The Far Side comic strip, then we have a special treat available for you with this wonderful set of icons. The set contains eight icons that are available in .ico format only.

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U F O [DesktopNexus]

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Starting with the alpha releases of Opera 11, you will be able to start using extensions in Opera. The extensions will be based on the W3C Widget specifications and are being considered for an Open Standard effort.

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What used to be a porter’s closet has been converted into a very tiny apartment and is now for sale. The apartment is five square meters in size (53.8 square feet) and is listed for 50,000 Euros (69,806 U.S. Dollars).

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Quoted: From NASA Astrophysics… a supercomputer simulation shows how alien astronomers might have seen the formation of our solar system. Dust ground off icy bodies in the Kuiper Belt, the cold-storage zone that include...

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Microsoft has done a wonderful job of turning Internet Explorer around and making it a competitive browser with its’ newest version. This week we would like to know if you will make Internet Explorer your default browser after the final version is released.

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Want to add some punch to your Windows 7 desktop? Then you should definitely take a look at this Naruto theme. The theme consists of 47 hi-res wallpapers, custom Naruto icons, and select music sound bites from the series.

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Enjoy this relaxing timelapsed video showing travel along an eight mile long rail interstate from the Minecraft video game. Brett did a wonderful job with it and you can read through the interview to learn more about his work on the video.

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The Eggs Fear The Spanish Omelette Recipe [DesktopNexus]

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