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Capturing beautiful shots of lightening in action is challenging. This DIY trigger uses the lighting itself as a photo trigger ensuring you’ll never miss your shot.

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Microsoft Virtual PC is a free application that helps you create your own virtual machines inside your current operating system, so you can test software, or learn a new environment easily. Here’s how to get started.

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Sendoid is a file sharing client designed to shuttle files quickly between browsers and desktops with little need for configuration or firewall tweaking.

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ubuntu an alien? [DesktopNexus]

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Think you play more than the average gamer? Own more consoles? Check out this infographic guide to stats about players, console sales, and popular games to see.

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Whether it was on Earth or in the far reaches of space, WALL-E’s “never give up” attitude helped him through one adventure after another. Now you can bring his cosmic adventures home to your desktop with our WALL-E Customization set.

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Switching tracks suddenly in your audio/video projects can be really jarring for the audience. Crossfades can help make natural-sounding transitions between audio tracks, and you can really take advantage of them if you know a little about how sound works.

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When it comes to music, album art is a big part of the fun. But what if you’ve got hundreds of albums with no cover art? Read on to see how you can track down the correct art for each.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. This week we take a look at freezer-based data salvaging, swapping out your wallpaper, and how to email text messages.

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If you’re looking for just the right font for your retro computing project, this collection of 8-bit system fonts from the 1970s and 1980s can help.

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We’ve already shown you how to customize your Ubuntu installation and make it look like Windows 7, and now we’re back to show you how to turn Linux into a Mac OS X lookalike in just a couple of minutes.

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If you’re looking for a flexible way to block specific numbers from calling and texting you, Easy Filter Call Blocker & SMS is an Android-based filter that is easy to configure and deploy.

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We’ve all come to know and love Nintendo as the console maker that gave us Mario, Metroid, and the Legend of Zelda. The history of the company is an interesting, and not so squeaky clean one, however.

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Layer Masks, like many parts of Photoshop, are rarely used because they aren’t intuitive or immediately easy to grasp. Learn about them in this How-To, with our video tutorial, and read how and why “Layer Masks” are so different.

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Being able to remotely control your computer is an age old geek trick. But what about changing BIOS settings or installing an operating system remotely? With Intel AMT KMS this is within reach for any geek with the right hardware.

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Previous Versions is an incredibly useful feature built into Windows 7, which allows the OS to record and view earlier versions of files without a flux capacitor. Here’s a detailed guide to using this excellent feature.

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This week we learned how to fix 10 common Photoshop frustrations in five minutes, make Ubuntu Linux look like Windows 7, make Photoshop easier to use with the How-To Geek Photoshop CS5 cheat sheet, get started with using AutoHotkey Scripts, add flair to our documents and files using handwriting style fonts, and more.

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Continuing our focus on the return of warm weather in the northern hemisphere, we have another wonderful burst of color for your desktop this week with the first in our series of Colorful Butterflies Wallpaper collections.

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Are you tired of visiting webpages full of clutter where the content you want to see is totally lost within it? Now you can view those same webpages clutter-free with the Text Only, Please! extension for Chrome and Iron.

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We have featured two beautiful ocean-related themes for Windows 7 this week but you may be less than pleased at having to use the default Windows icons with them. That is where we step in to help with Surfing and Sailing icon...

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