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Every week we bring you interesting facts from the annals of Geekdom. This week in Geek History saw the birth of HAL, the first landing on an alien moon, and the first real-world test of a fighter jet ejection seat.

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What do you get when you mix Calvin and Hobbes with Fight Club? Watch to find out!

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Are you looking for some awesome HTML5 games to play on your computer? Then we have the perfect resource for you. Mozilla Labs Gaming has just set up a game gallery with 124 of the best submissions that they received for their Game On competition.

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Google Translate for Android has updated and includes some nifty features like a Conversation Mode–on the fly translation of SMS messages.

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You can quickly and easily improve Photoshop’s performance by moving the scratch disk from your primary OS disk to a secondary drive. Watch this video demonstration to see how.

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Winter [DesktopNexus]

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Angry Birds, the insanely popular smartphone game, involves the sling-shotting of birds at fortified castles–an arrangement most of us haven’t spent much time questioning. It turns out the birds and their mortal e...

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Just the other day I was trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my laptop in the living room to the desktop downstairs, when I realized that I couldn’t do it because the desktop was running Windows Home Premium—that’s when I realized we’d never covered how to upgrade Windows, so here you are.

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Laying down some vocals?  Starting your own podcast?  Here’s how to remove noise from a messy audio track in Audacity quickly and easily.

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Panoramic photos, at first glance, might seem to be exclusively in the realm of professional photographers. Armed with some tips and tricks, however, anybody can take stunning panoramic photos with little more than a point and shoot camera.

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One of the terrific built-in features of Firefox 4.0 is the ability to create app tabs for your favorite websites. The only downside is the extra steps required to do so by going through the Context Menu. With the Easy App Ta...

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Peach and Zelda meet up for some personal girl time and discuss the benefits and perks of kidnapped. Being kidnapped works out so well that it “saves” them from their less than stellar relationships with Mario and Link.

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The Washington Post shares an interesting set of infographics charting the rise and fall of popular electronics–like analog cellphones starting at $4,000 a pop and falling to under $100.

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Nearly everyone who has access to a computer will play games on it at some point, but many people also use a separate game platform as well. What we would like to know this week is if you prefer using a computer, game consoles, or other devices for your gaming needs.

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Apture Highlights is a Firefox extension that turns your cursor into a powerful search tool. Highlight any text in your browser window and see search results from Google, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Wikipedia.

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Sometimes classic movie themes work even better than themes that focus on new releases and the Matrix Theme for Windows 7 is a perfect example. The theme comes with 32 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom sounds from the movie, and Matr...

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A series of studies over the last century have proven time and time again: if people can’t see where they are going they can’t walk straight. Check out this video from NPR demonstrating the phenomenon and pick up ...

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Ever wonder how geeks stay connected with their favorite blogs and writers? Read on to learn about RSS feeds and how easy they are to use with these 45 apps, services, and websites that can help you stay current.

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Everybody that’s ever used Windows has at least heard of the Blue Screen of Death, even if they have been lucky enough to never encounter one themselves. Here’s how to make a BSOD in any color you want, using a couple of clicks.

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We’ve shown you how to hack your Wii for homebrew software and DVD playback as well as how to safeguard and supercharge your Wii. Now we’re taking a peek at Wii game loaders so you can backup and play your Wii games from an external HDD.

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