History trivia shouldn’t be limited to just treaty dates and wars ending, we’re marking off major milestones in geek history—one week at at time. This week in history we’ve got Santa on the Cold War radar, baby HTTP going for a spin, and Babbage’s birth to help usher in the age of computers.
Here are a few teasers from this alternate Christmas special:
Tropical Destination [DesktopNexus]
Do you prefer the look of natural wood grain when customizing your desktop? If so, then the Bridco Icon Set will make a nice addition to your wood grain or natural wood themed desktop and app launcher docks.
Can this customer get the help he needs to get his Blackberry and Apple working again? Watch and see to find out!
If you’ve got a Mac computer that you’d like to secure against theft–or at least be able to track down should it go missing–Mac-tracking tool Hidden is free until January 2011.
Most people have a single monitor for their computers, many have two, and some individuals enjoy “3 monitor plus” goodness. This week we would like to know how many monitors you use with your computer.
When you’re shopping does it always seem like your line is the slowest? You’re not entirely imagining things, statistically your line is slower more often than not. Watch this interesting video to see how research...
Are you a World of Warcraft fan? Then get ready to add some adventure to your Windows 7 desktop with the World of Warcraft theme. The theme comes with 36 Hi-Res wallpapers from Cataclysm and earlier expansions, custom World o...
Are you wanting access to the new official Ubuntu fonts for use on your own computer? Now you can download the whole font family and start enjoying all of that Ubuntu font goodness.
From YouTube: WikiLeaks is at it again. No playground is safe this Christmas.
If there’s one good thing about Gawker being completely and totally hacked, it’s that everybody else is a little more security conscious now. Remember the Milk now supports forcing SSL encryption for your entire s...
TrueCrypt is an awesome tool for creating secure partitions and encrypting your files. Mounting and dismounting partitions, however, can be a hassle. MTCrypt speeds up the process with a simple GUI interface.
If you’ve got a brand new Android phone in need of customization–or maybe you never got around to tweaking yours in the first place–CompleteGuides has a handy guide to the ten things you should do right away with your new phone.
Beautiful Winter [DesktopNexus]
Are you looking for a great way to keep track of the weather in your location while browsing with Chrome? The Weather Underground web app for Chrome provides a stylish, slick looking way to view the weather when you need it.
Did you ever have fridge magnets when you were a kid? These ones take it up a notch with Mario magnets made out of bamboo.
Are you looking for a quick way to add some Christmas magic to your Chromium code based browser? Choose your favorite from among these four beautiful themes and add that perfect holiday touch to your browser in just moments.
We’re in for an astronomical treat this evening; the moon will enter a full lunar eclipse the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the 17th century. Bust out your telescope and get ready sight see like it’s 1638.
Back in August Google announced free phone calls from their GMail phone client for the rest of 2010. Today they’ve announced the free calling will be extended through out all of 2011–free phone calls in the US and Canada all year long.
If you’re in love with the click-for-voice-search button on Android phones, this clever extension adds voice search right into Google Chrome. Enjoy the same voice search capabilities on your desktop you enjoy on your phone.
Here is a fun alternative look at how “Santa Claus” came into being. Becoming part of a special team with special privileges eh? Nice.
This Commodore 64 hasn’t just been hollowed out and stuffed with modern guts as a sort of retro case mod. It’s a faithful rebuild with modern guts and features a custom boot menu with Commodore 64 emulation...
world of warcraft cataclysm 02 [DesktopNexus]
Google Chrome extension drag2up uploads files to the web and inserts the URL into any textbox on any web site with nothing more than a drag and drop.