Available USB ports on laptops are at a premium even if you have few things to actually plug in, but what do you do if you are using wireless accessories and need those precious USB ports for other uses as well? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks for answers to one reader’s USB port dilemma.
There are deep holes, and then there are really deep holes like the Kola Superdeep Borehole in Russia! The Kola Superdeep Borehole holds the world’s record as the deepest hole ever made by humans and was twenty-four years in the making, but why was it dug? Learn the answers to this question and more in today’s video from YouTube channel SciShow!
Have you been thinking about trying Microsoft Office for iPad, but have yet to make a decision one way or the other? Then the new Office for iPad product guide from Microsoft may be just what you need to help finalize your decision. The new guide deals with getting started, basic tips for working with Office on iPad, frequently asked questions, and more.
Internet Explorer has had a bit of a reputation problem over the years and some people prefer to disable it on their systems. But if you have disabled it, should you continue to install security updates for it regardless? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.
How good are your powers of deduction? Are you a master of understanding the principles of buoyancy or do you make it up as you go along? Test yourself with today’s fun puzzler video on buoyancy from YouTube channel Veritasium!
There is nothing quite as satisfying as finding new and helpful uses for common household items to solve problems around your home. In today’s video, YouTube channel HouseholdHacker looks at five unexpected ways ordinary shaving cream can be used around your home!
Sharks are fearsome, yet awe inspiring creatures of the sea, and a definite favorite ‘character’ in many horror movies. Take a bite out of your desktop this weekend with the first in our series of ‘Sharks of the Deep’ Wallpaper collections.
How confident are you in your knowledge about dinosaurs? You might be surprised to know that some of the reptiles that were originally classified as dinosaurs are in fact, not dinosaurs at all! YouTube channel SciShow looks at five examples that were ‘misclassified’, and their true relationships to modern day species in today’s video.
There is nothing quite as frustrating as having an important e-mail someone sent you never arrive, and all without either party knowing what happened to it. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the problems that might stop an e-mail from ever arriving at its intended destination.
Firefox’s new Australis UI finally landed in the stable channel this week, but many people have been less than pleased with it. So what do you do if you are one of the individuals who does not like the new Australis UI? You customize! Now you can bring the classic UI back to Firefox with the Classic Theme Restorer Extension.
While it may not seem like there is much left to debate, there is still a good bit of controversy about the origin of our Moon. YouTube channel SciShow Space looks at the major competing theories about our Moon’s formation in today’s video.
Those of us who wear glasses know just how frustrating it is trying to see something without them at times. And what of those who do not wear glasses, but whose eyes are tired and blurry as well? YouTube channel MinutePhysics shows you a quick trick to help you see a blurry object or text clearly in today’s video.
Are you a frequent user of PowerShell, but always find yourself wishing you had a great quick reference sheet available? Then you will definitely love this bit of news! Microsoft has released an updated set of PowerShell quick reference guides so that you always have the information you need within easy reach!
The ‘Despicable Me’ movies are a lot of fun to watch, but it is the lovable, bungling minions that make the films even better. Turn these lovable ‘Masters of Disaster’ loose on your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of ‘Invasion of the Minions’ Wallpaper collections.
At one time or another, we have all had the irritating misfortune of dealing with a stripped-out screw. But what do you do to get a stripped-out screw loose? YouTube channel HouseholdHacker presents five useful tips to help you deal with stripped-out screws in today’s video!
Everyone needs a break from time to time while working, so why not have a bit of fun while relaxing? Today’s offering puts you in charge of clearing out old buildings with explosives, all while testing your creative thinking and puzzle solving skills to the limit!
Except for one instance in 2000, Apple’s OS X betas have only been available to developers. However, this is no longer true. Starting this week, any and all who are interested in trying out the latest beta version of OS X can get their hands on it via Apple’s new Beta Seed Program!
Considering that DOS was a single-tasking OS and the ties it had with early versions of Windows, just how did earlier versions of Windows manage to accomplish multi-tasking? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the answers to this question.
Even though it is a fictional setting, many people have speculated about the possible causes of the unpredictable winters in Westeros. Professor Mike Merrifield discusses the various theories that have been put forth so far and adds an interesting one of his own in today’s video!
No doubt you have heard about the Heartbleed bug non-stop since it came to light earlier this month, but how exactly does it work while the code is running?. YouTube channel Computerphile looks at the code, runs it, and shows you just how it works in today’s video.
Castles stir the imagination, leading us to wonder about their history, the people that lived in them, and the events they were witness to. Explore these awesome stone treasures from the past on your desktop with the second in our series of Castles Wallpaper collections.
The long wait is finally over…the stable release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has arrived and is now available for download in ten different ‘flavors’. So grab a copy of your favorite distributions and get ready for a weekend full of Linux-based fun!
The ‘verify disc’ feature is great for making sure your freshly burned disc turned out well, but how exactly does it work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.