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Yesterday we showed you an umbrella stand that signals raining/clear skies by color, today we have something even more interesting: an ambient desktop weather station that recreates the outside weather.

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Definitely a fun idea to use with regard to people who insist on using your computer without permission…

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It’s easy to overlook the humble scrollbar, a much used but hardly thought about user interface element. This graphic compares scrollbars over the last thirty years.

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Many people think Aero is completely gone in Windows 8, but this isn’t true. Microsoft hasn’t helped matters by saying they’ve “moved beyond Aero” in several blog posts. However, hardware acceleration and most Aero features are still present.

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The Windows Surface tablet, like most touch devices, comes with an on screen keyboard which makes a clicking sound every time you tap a key. This becomes very annoying, so here’s how to disable it.

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That powerhouse laptop you bought back in 2006 can’t compete with the sleek ultrabook you just unboxed–but that doesn’t mean you should ship it to the dump. How do you give an old laptop a new lease on life?

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Are you looking for a serene warm weather theme for your desktop? Then you will definitely want to grab a copy of the Swedish Summer Theme for Windows 7 and 8. The theme comes with nine beautiful outdoor images featuring the ...

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There are times when a browser’s ‘Pop-Up Blocking’ feature is worth a bar of gold…

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Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right!

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If you have a Kindle or Nook and are looking to do a little free reading, eBook Exchange makes it easy to borrow books from others and to share your books in turn.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: everything is better in slow motion. In this instance it’s twenty two eggs made interesting by meeting their demise in a variety of ways.

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Sometimes the Internet cooperates and sometimes it does not…

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This clever DIY project adds ambient weather notification to your umbrella stand–simply walk by it on your way out the door to get a subtle reminder to take your umbrella.

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Windows 8’s new touch-first Modern interface includes quite a few apps. Before you start looking at the Windows Store to find new apps, take a look at the included apps and what they can do.

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When you use the Search Charm in Windows 8 it remembers everything you search for, which is very useful, but if you share your PC with someone you may want to delete your history or even disable it. Here’s how to do it.

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You’re sporting the newest edition of Windows but you need an older edition of Internet Explorer? Read on to see how you can wrangle a vintage browser into a modern operating system.

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Note: Wallpaper is 3840*2160 pixels, comes in .png format, and is ~10.5 MB in size.

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Now that is the kind of repair work that will hold up forever!

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