The search for planets outside of our solar system has really started to yield results lately with one new discovery after another, but if humanity were to look for a new ‘galactic neighborhood’ to move into, what ‘qualities’ would be at the top of the list? SciShow looks at the multiple factors that would be used to judge the suitability of an exo-planet and its system in today’s video.
The Northern hemisphere is breaking into bloom once again now that Spring has arrived, so fill your desktop with the fresh, new growth of the season with our Spring Blossoms Wallpaper collection.
It was great while it lasted, but Canonical has admitted defeat with its Ubuntu One Cloud service and started the shut down process. But not to worry, there is still time to make sure you have a copy of all your files and music, and find a new online cloud storage provider.
Building up a solid custom dictionary in Microsoft Word takes a while as you add a handful of words at a time, but once you get it built up, it makes working on your documents a much more pleasant task. So what do you do when you need to re-install Windows and do not want to lose your custom dictionary?
Have you ever wanted to add your name or a favorite logo to an item, but did not have an easy or economical way to do it? Then you will definitely love today’s DIY tutorial on etching using a battery and simple household materials!
Are you ready for a break and a quick bit of fun? Then get ready to try your hand at Color Instinct, a physics-based game that will test your coordination, shooting, and puzzle solving skills as you work to defeat all twenty-seven levels!
While you may not think about or realize it, Microsoft Word creates a second copy of any documents you have open and are working on. But why does Microsoft Word do this? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question about this behavior.
Most of us never really think about how problematic measuring coastlines can be, but with their unique ‘bumpy and craggy’ shapes, it is far from being as simple as we would like. What is the best method for measuring them? How close to the exact shape of a coastline do you measure? YouTube channel Numberphile looks at the ‘problem’ in today’s video.
When we think of planetary bodies with rings, we automatically think of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. But a newly revealed discovery has changed that and caused a lot of excitement in the scientific community! Enjoy YouTube channel SpaceRip’s discussion about Chariklo’s two rings, how they were found, and the speculation that Chariklo may have a moon as well.
When it comes to iconic super heroes, Batman is in a class all his own. So surrender yourself to the night and give your iPhone’s screen a ‘Batitude” adjustment with the first in our series of Batman Wallpaper collections.
April is nearly here, and that means the last testing stage for the latest version of Ubuntu has finally arrived. So clear your weekend calendar and get ready for some fresh Linux goodness! The final set of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS beta builds are now available to download in nine different ‘flavors’.
By now most people are more than familiar with the concept of Cloud Computing, but what about the new concept referred to as Fog Computing? Today’s Q&A post takes a look at this new concept and how it differs from Cloud Computing.
Bootstrapping is an ‘unusual’ sounding term in its own way when you think of its relation to computers, but what is it? Odds are you know it via a shortened variation of the term (Boot), but how does it actually work when you hit the power button? Computerphile explains the deeper level ‘intricacies’ of the process in today’s video.
If you like keeping up with how well the extensive field of software security products are doing, then AVTest.org’s test results are always a good source to consult, especially if you are shopping around for a new anti-virus product to use. With this in mind, you can see how well all the security products have done during the latest round of tests conducted by AVTest.org.
While most of us will most likely never have to worry about someone hacking our Wi-Fi network, just how hard would it be for an enthusiast to hack a person’s Wi-Fi network? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has answers to one reader’s questions about Wi-Fi network security.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a dependable work-horse when it comes to eradicating malware, and definitely a recommended app for anyone’s security setup. This week Malwarebytes has released a new stable version that features a host of improvements, new features, and a redesigned interface.
Risk is a part of our everyday lives whether we stop to think about it or not. There is always the possibility that something may happen to us while going to work, flying to a new destination, or perhaps even from bad habits we may possess. So how does a person deal with risk? YouTube channel Vsauce discusses risk, risk assessment, and more in today’s video.
A classic staple in rural areas is the barn, found in a variety of styles and conditions, and used for many purposes. Take a road trip through the countryside and enjoy viewing these wooden wonders on your desktop with the first in our series of Rustic Barns Wallpaper collections.
The work week is almost over, but getting through this afternoon may make it feel like the longest afternoon of all! So until you can go home, why not indulge in a bit of stress-relieving, sanity-saving fun with ‘Gears and Chains – Spin It 2’?
Suppose you have a small horde of programs you want to uninstall on your Windows system, but Windows will only let you uninstall them one at a time. Why is that? What is stopping you from uninstalling multiple programs simultaneously?
There is no doubt that drinking enough water every day is important, but what happens if you do not get enough, or are unable to drink any water at all? How soon would you begin noticing the effects of dehydration, and what would those effects be? Learn the answers to these questions in today’s video from AsapSCIENCE.
Denial of Service Attacks are nothing new, but lately a new ‘breed’ of DDoS has emerged…one that has the potential to disrupt the whole internet. Tom Scott from Computerphile explains what Amplified Denial of Service Attacks are in today’s video.
Is shutdown.exe necessary when shutting Windows down, or is it just part of what is used to shut Windows down? Are other files and/or processes used instead? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
OneNote is a wonderful app for taking notes, maintaining lists, and more, but had to be purchased before adding it to your favorite computer, and was not available for Mac. But no longer! As of yesterday, Microsoft has made OneNote free for all Windows 7 and 8.x systems plus offered up a new version just for Mac OSX systems!
The recent HUVrTech hoax left quite a few people disappointed since some ‘big names’ lent themselves to the ‘prank’. But is hover technology just a dream, or is there yet hope for the future? YouTube channel SciShow looks at the current hover technology options that are available and how they work.