Every week we bring you interesting trivia from the annuals of geekdom. This week in Geek History witnessed the birth of Linux creator Linus Torvalds, the patent for FM radio, and the release of wildly popular 80s arcade game Q*Bert. Read on to learn more about each event.
Do you need a good Chrome-Iron theme to make your Mario Brothers themed desktop complete? Whether you have a desktop maxed out with custom Mario Brothers theming or just want something fun, this theme will add a perfect touch...
Firefox 4.0 was supposed to be feature complete at this point while Mozilla worked towards the final version release, but that may have changed. Developer Bill Gianopoulos has been working on experimental builds that bring th...
An advanced Trojan has appeared in the wild on Android devices. If you frequently load 3rd party off-market apps from less than sunny sources, it might be a good time to armor up your Android.
Note: The original size for this wallpaper is 1450*1050 pixels, but it can be easily placed on a larger white background to best fit your monitor’s resolution.
Did Christmas seem to pass you by too quickly? Well it is not too late to have some extra Christmas fun! In Christmas Eve Crisis you get to help Santa recover all of the lost gifts and deliver them in time for Christmas morning.
Are you tired of only being able to view a few select services in the new Previews Pane at Twitter? Now you can access up to 165 different services in the Previews Pane using the Parrotfish extension.
Winter Sunset [DesktopNexus]
This theme comes with 33 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom Aston Martin icons, and genuine Aston Martin car sounds. The Aston Martin theme will make a nice addition to the desktop of any car enthusiast.
Are you excited about the possibilities that WebGL is opening up for browsing the web? You can see an example of just how awesome it looks with this WebGL demo that Mozilla has put together called Flight of the Navigator.
Note: This wallpaper is also being featured as part of the preview desktop on today’s Desktop Fun – Abstract Icon Packs post. Make sure to pop over to the post for a great looking set of icons to go with this wallpaper!
Do you enjoy watching snow fall through the air? Whether you enjoy the snow where you live or just want to bring a touch of snow to your warm climate, the Snowfall extension will add a gentle touch of fun to your browsing experience.
Do you enjoy keeping up with the latest features and experiments from Mozilla Labs? Now you can have them automatically added to your browser with the Mozilla Labs: Lab Kit extension for Firefox.
If you’re a fan of infographics, you’lll definitely want to check out this massive collection of popular infographics from 2010.
Are you looking for an easy way to keep on top of the weather in your area while browsing with Opera? The Weather Forecast extension makes it quick and simple to do while staying out of your way.
This week we learned how to use a PC to stay entertained while traveling for the holidays, create quality photo prints with free software, share links between any browser and any smartphone, create perfect Christmas photos using How-To Geek’s 10 best how-to photo guides, and had fun decorating Firefox with a collection of Holiday 2010 Personas themes.
Watch what happens when Simon’s cat “discovers” the Christmas tree and decides to explore and play!
Ah, the frustrations of getting those pesky outdoor lights working…
A perfect, classic scene from the original Home Alone movie to add a bit of fun to your holiday.
Are you a fan of author C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia book series? Then you will definitely want to have a look at this theme portraying Lucy, Edmund, and their friends’ adventures aboard the Dawn Treader.
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]