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Do you love gazing at images taken by various research craft traveling through our solar system? Then you will definitely enjoy this photographic treat from NASA showing our home planet from Saturn and Mercury!
We all delete files on our computers and mobile devices every day, but where do those deleted files actually go? Are they still there in some form? Can they actually be recovered? Is the recovery process difficult? Vsauce discusses the topic in this excellent ‘explainer’ video.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of laying in the grass on a warm summer’s night and looking up at star filled skies, letting your thoughts drift as they may while relaxing and daydreaming. Add some star-powered goodness to your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of Starry Skies Wallpaper collections.
Are you tired of having to manually remove the utm_source tracking section of URLs before you share or bookmark them? Then you can happily say goodbye to that irksome nuisance with the au-revoir-utm extension for Firefox!
If your main language is not English, you may have set your PC’s input setting to something else. On Windows 7, this was a per application setting, however that changed on Windows 8.
Transistors are an important, integral part of all the electronic devices we love to use every day, but how do they work? Veritasium discusses the science of semi-conductor materials, doping with impurities, gates, and depletion layers that make transistor technology possible.
Windows 8.1 brings us Internet Explorer 11. To maximize screen real estate, they decided to hide your open tabs and address bar by default. Here is how to get them showing.
Have you been wanting to try out the new Google Maps preview that everyone has been talking about? Then you will definitely love this bit of good news! Google has made the new Maps preview available to all users starting this week.
Digitally signed drivers include an electronic fingerprint that indicates which company the driver was produced by as well as an indication as to whether the driver has been modified since the company released it. This increases security, as a signed driver that has been modified will no longer have an intact signature. Drivers are signed using code signing certificates.
If you are one of the people who has been looking forward to having a better user name for a Yahoo account, then now is the time to hurry on over to the wish list website and register your preferred selections.
Are we actually ready for an encounter with aliens? That depends on which organization or government group you are dealing with. Vsauce discusses the possibilities and looks at how S.E.T.I. would be the first source nearly everyone would look to for guidance.
Regardless of size or the materials used to build them, each bridge is an individual work of art. Add lights to them at night and they rise to a whole new level of beauty. Bring these architectural wonders of the night to your desktop with the second in our series of Bridges at Night Wallpaper collections.
We have all heard the same advice about choosing strong, secure passwords, never re-using passwords for multiple accounts, and more when managing our own sets of passwords. But what methods do the tech industry’s top security experts use? Ars Technica decided to find out by interviewing five well known individuals from the tech industry.
Using technology to help people with medical problems is definitely a good thing, but what if people decide to go beyond that with minor or major enhancements to their bodies for non-medical reasons? SciShow looks at different technologies that are now available to help people medically, and others in development that could take us into the realm of super abilities.
The switch-over to Google Hangouts from Google Chat/Talk earlier this year left people without a beloved and much used feature…the ability to make calls from within their Google accounts. Starting this week though, the ability to make calls has been added into the Hangouts messaging system so that people can enjoy this awesome and convenient feature once again.
Last week Opera released the first stable version of their revamped browser, but many people were less than pleased that some of their favorite features were still missing. In an effort to help bridge the gap until newer releases can address these issues, Opera has released this round-up of fixes and work-arounds to help users make the most of the new browser.
Domain users are not allowed to sign in with a Pin by default. However, using a little bit of GPO, we can change that.
Seeing Superman punch someone in a movie or a comic book is one thing, but what would it actually be like in real life if he punched you? Vsauce3 looks at the science involved in Superman’s punches and just how devastating they could actually be to an individual and the surrounding area.
Meadows are wonderful places to explore, play and have fun in, or just relax in with a great picnic. Bring the beauty of peaceful, sunny days to your iPad with the first in our series of Meadows Wallpaper collections.
Have you ever been curious about the science behind the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis? Then sit back and enjoy as this terrific video looks at the solar winds and atmospheric reactions that help make these awesome visual phenomena possible.
Windows 8.1 includes online search results from Bing whenever you search for something on your system. Since many people aren’t going to want this, here is how to get rid of this behavior.
Are you tired of keeping Chrome open just to listen to your music library in Google Play? Then you will definitely love the new panel app available in the Chrome Web Store. Once you have it installed, you can sit back and enjoy your favorite songs in an easy to manage, browser-free manner.
Being afraid of things is common to humans and can help keep us alive when presented with a dangerous situation. But what about things that are not direct threats to our lives, things that feel creepy to us or fall outside our comfort zones? Vsauce discusses why things feel creepy to us and other unsettling feelings that can prey upon our minds in this fascinating video.
Opera has just released the first stable version of their revamped browser and will be proceeding at a rapid pace going forward. There is also news concerning the three development streams they will maintain along with news of an update for the older 12.x series for those who are not ready to update to 15.x just yet.