What do you do when you see a sweet LED and fiber optic chandelier but you don’t want to shell out over a grand to buy it? You build it yourself.
This augmented reality sandbox features realistic sand movement, differentiated tools, and (most impressively) real time topography and water flow. It’s destined to be the coolest children’s museum exhibit ever.
For those of you of the artistic persuasion, you might be using Photoshop or GIMP to color your scanned drawings. Fortunately, putting the line art in a transparent layer is very easy with this slick technique.
There’s more to CCleaner than clicking a single button. This popular application for wiping temporary files and clearing private data hides a variety of features, from fine-grained options for tweaking the cleaning process to full drive-wiping tools.
Ubuntu’s Unity desktop is a change of pace, whether you’re coming from Windows or another Linux distribution with a more traditional interface. Unity has its own way of doing things, including powerful keyboard shortcuts.
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Our first edition of WIG for May is filled with news links covering topics such as the FBI says they need wiretap-ready websites now, Internet Explorer continues to rebound in the browser market, Mozilla plans to auto-upgrade Firefox 3.6 users to version 12, and more.
There are ways to run a screen capture utility – or any other program – from the welcome screen. Windows doesn’t make this easy, but it’s possible. The logon screen runs on the Winlogon desktop, an isolated Windows desktop.