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.
Have you found it difficult to wrap your mind around the concept of time dilation? Then today’s video should help make it much easier to understand! Professor Mike Merrifield is back with a terrific explanation of the mathematics behind the slowing of time when observing an object moving close to the speed of light.
Have you thought about acquiring your own Arduino set up, but wanted to know more about it before making a final decision? Then you will definitely enjoy this video from YouTube channel Computerphile, which not only introduces you to Arduino, but also talks about the awesome projects it can be used for.
While most of us are content to go with the ‘tried and true’ process of installing the executable files for our favorite software, is it really necessary to do so? Could we actually extract those same executable files rather than install them, and run them the same as their stand-alone cousins?
The big night is almost here, so why not help your little ones have fun and keep track of Santa’s progress while waiting to go to sleep? Passing those last hours before bedtime can be filled with fun, games, holiday music, and more thanks to the two awesome Santa tracker websites set up by NORAD (with Microsoft) and Google!
This has definitely been an eventful year with regard to the ongoing controversy surrounding the NSA’s widespread information gathering activities. But how did they manage to ‘access’ the information swept up by their monitoring? YouTube channel Numberphile looks at the arithmetic behind the NSA’s encryption hacking and more in today’s double video feature!
Walking through woods during each of the seasons can make the experience fresh and new, with each season adding its own mood and magic. Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the woods across the year with the first in our series of Through the Woods Wallpaper collections.
Have you been looking forward to the next Ubuntu LTS release? Then you will definitely be excited by this bit of news! The first alpha builds of Ubuntu 14.04 are now available for download in five different ‘flavors’ for your system testing enjoyment.
The upcoming weekend is a perfect time to tackle a new DIY project, so why not focus that DIY power on a new computer accessory? Today’s step-by-step instructional video shows you how to take a wireless mouse and turn it into an awesome power glove gaming accessory!
Experiencing motion sickness is an unpleasant thing, and something that all of us could easily do without. But is there a way for motion sickness sufferers to avoid experiencing it, or better methods for dealing with it if it occurs? With a busy holiday travel season coming up, YouTube channel SciShow explains what causes motion sickness, and offers helpful solutions for those of us who suffer from it.
Macs switched over to Intel processors years ago, but it is still a huge headache to run OS X on a PC. Read on as we explore the technical hurdles in installing Apple’s OS on a PC framework.
Have you recently acquired or plan to get a new Surface tablet soon? If so, then you will definitely want to grab a copy of the free guides for ‘Surface Pro 2′ and ‘Surface 2′ from Microsoft’s website!
Did you know that the gravitational force of a galaxy is powerful enough to distort the fabric of the space around it? Would you be surprised to learn that this gravitational effect is very useful for viewing galaxies that are further away, and behind, the ones that are easily viewable with Hubble? Learn more about gravitational lensing and how it works in today’s video from YouTube channel SpaceRip!
With Christmas less than two weeks away, it is time to get those desktops decorated and ready for the holiday. Add some colorful holiday cheer to your favorite computer’s screen with our Christmas 2013 Wallpaper collection.
Do you love learning interesting facts that satisfy your own sense of curiosity, or serve as great trivia to tease your friends with? Then you will definitely enjoy this wonderful collection of amazing facts gathered together by YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE!
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.