While we may not think about it very much, there is quite a bit more going on ‘behind the scenes’ than we might realize when browsing the internet. We explore the reasons why our browsers are busy contacting unknown third-party websites in today’s SuperUser Q&A post.
Depending on your location, you may have found yourself strictly limited on the amount of time you could listen to Spotify each month after the first six months had passed with your free account. But starting this week, Spotify has removed the streaming time limit restrictions on all free accounts, so grab your favorite pair of headphones and ‘lose yourself’ in the music!
When we work or play on the internet, our focus is on what we need or want to get done, not on the ‘something’ that helps make it all work so well. Take a moment to peek behind the ‘curtain’ and learn more about algorithms in today’s video from PBS Digital Studios.
Both types of formatting will get you on your way to setting up a new operating system, but is one version of formatting preferable to, or better than, the other? What is the difference between the two? We explore the answer to those questions in today’s SuperUser Q&A post.
There is no escaping the fact that our bodies need sleep, but more than ever our bodies’ needs for it are being disrupted because of crazy schedules, an addiction to technology, or other things we place a ‘higher value’ on. Learn how circadian rhythms work, how they regulate the processes in our bodies, and why it is a good idea to go with the ‘circadian flow’ in today’s video.
Are you tired of having cold hands with no quick and easy way to warm them up while out and about during the winter? Then you will definitely want to have a look at today’s DIY project! YouTube channel Kipkay shows you how easy it is to make instant hand warmers in just a few minutes with their latest tutorial.
Those of you in the northern hemisphere are still feeling winter’s cold bite and likely longing for warmer, more cheerful weather. Take a break from the cold and enjoy the warm, colorful beauty of nature on your desktop with the second in our series of Colorful Butterflies Wallpaper collections.
Have you ever wondered why our solar system and other large galactic ‘objects’ tend to favor a ‘flat layout’ as opposed to other types of configurations or shapes? YouTube channel MinutePhysics has the answer in today’s awesome explanatory video.
If you are not familiar with it, you might think of Usenet as a completely different ‘network’ from the Internet, but are they two completely separate entities or are they ‘inter-connected’? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to that question.
As the deadline for Windows XP’s ‘End of Life’ continues to grow closer, Microsoft has taken another step forward in cutting out support for the aging operating system. Starting April 8, the Windows XP version of Microsoft Security Essentials will also be discontinued in tandem with support for XP.
Do you have an unused mobile phone cable that you would love to do something fun and awesome with? Then why not turn it into a secret flash drive! Today’s video shows you what you need, and how to do it in just a few easy steps.
When we visit a website using our favorite browser, we usually just type in the basic part of the URL and ‘arrive’ at the desired location without any problems. But have we reached a point where we can start omitting ‘www’ from the URLs for all websites now, or is it still necessary to add it in?
You have most likely heard the expression that “no two snowflakes are alike”, but is that actually true? Do you know who the first person to take a picture of a snowflake was? Or when? Learn the answers to these questions and more in today’s fun and fascinating video from PBS Digital Studios.
Nature wallpapers make great backdrops for any electronic device, providing a refreshing and calming view for our eyes and thoughts. Add a bountiful harvest of beautiful greenery to your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of ‘Fields of Grass’ Wallpaper collections.
Whether it is spelling versus pronunciation of words, incorrect scientific knowledge from years gone by, production errors in popular music, and more, our history is full of interesting mistakes, formerly lost knowledge, and mind boggling coincidences that some would classify as missed opportunities.
When it comes to taking care of your SSD and valuable data, would it be better to use NTFS or FAT32 for the file system on an internal data partition? Today’s post looks at the ‘pros and cons’ of choosing the best file system to use.
Nearly everyone who has ever lived in a colder climate region has been told that being outside in the cold without the proper amount of clothing will make you sick. But is that actually true or just a myth? YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE discusses the topic and separates fact from fiction in today’s video.
Most of us have probably never given much thought to all the work that goes into the ‘time and time zone’ part of programming, but it can turn out to be a real nightmare. YouTube channel Computerphile discusses this ‘painful’ topic with examples of how ‘messy’ it can get in today’s video.
Were you upset when all access to the classic Downloads Manager Window was stripped out of the latest stable build of Firefox? Then you are definitely going to be pleased to learn about the new ‘Downloads Window’ extension. With this new extension, you can once again have access to, and enjoy that classic Downloads Manager Window goodness!
It is a time to say goodbye to the old year and embrace the new one. Let the festivities begin on your desktop with our New Year’s 2014 Wallpaper collection.
Have you ever wondered why the moon has such a distinctive pattern of light and dark areas all across its surface? Then sit back and enjoy learning the answer as YouTube channel SpaceRip takes you on a trip through time, from the Moon’s formation, through significant impacts that it has endured, and more in today’s video.
You have likely heard other people discussing the use of a proxy to bypass web filters at work, or to browse the internet anonymously, but wondered if a proxy would actually be that useful to you or not. Today’s post looks at the benefits a proxy could bring to your browsing experience.