Ever wanted to customize your Windows 7 logon screen? Here’s a simple utility that can do that, and it also has a bunch of other tweaks built in.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a new technology that can make pixels 8 times smaller than the pixels on the iPhone 4. Impressive!
Over at the Chromium blog, they’ve posted some details about the ongoing efforts to overhaul the graphics system to take advantage of your graphics card’s processing power—which means these features will be land...
Over at the Technet Magazine blog, they’ve posted a very useful article that explains how to search for special characters like line breaks, tabs, or even white space. All you have to do is use a special modifier in the search box.
Ubuntu has an easy way to keep your system clock synchronized with the internet time servers, but sadly it’s not enabled by default. Here’s the quick steps required to enable it for your system.
One of the labs over at MIT is working on a new solar-powered water robot that can clean up an oil spill. These things are 7 feet wide and 16 feet long, and they absorb the oil and then evaporate it into a container. Watch the video for more.
One of the more annoying problems with Linux has always been the lack of AutoHotkey support, so you couldn’t customize your shortcut keys—but now with the open source application AutoKey, you can do that and more.
memories and thoughts [via Geekosystem]
The good people over at nmap.org created a gigantic map of the internet world, using almost 300,000 favicons from web sites to create an image depicting the relative size of each site. Here’s where we found the HTG icon.
We’re big fans of the Rubik’s Cube around here, and this one is especially interesting—it’s a cube that can be solved in the dark because each side has symbols you can actually feel with your fingers.
Firefox users have long had access to many useful context menu search extensions that allow you to select text on the page, and then search using any number of search engines via the context menu—and now you can do the same in Google Chrome.
If you’re the type of person that keeps Google Calendar open all day long, you might be interested in this script, which customizes the favicon—that little icon that shows up on the tab—to show the current day of the month.
Most people know that you can use the middle mouse button to click on links in any browser to open the page in a new tab, but sadly not all laptops come with a middle mouse button—but you can simulate it on most laptops by using both buttons at the same time.
Typing email addresses into your mobile phone’s tiny little keyboard isn’t always the easiest task, but with a simple trick, you can make your most frequently used contacts a lot easier to deal with.