NEWS THAT GEEKS CARE ABOUT
Want to impress your friends with big words that they’ve never heard of before? Save the Words is a website that aims to help people remember some of these uncommon words that have gone out of style.
In last night’s Futurama episode, The Prisoner of Benda, they wound up in a usual crisis that required science to solve the problem—and in this case, it was real… sorta.
Over at the Atomic Spin weblog, they’ve written up an interesting tip that uses grep to recover files. Here’s the brief command you’d use, but hit the link for the full explanation.
Laptop magazine did a thorough review of the new Flash Player 10.1 on a new Droid 2 phone, and came away less than impressed.
Really beautiful desktop wallpaper of a dock on a lake of some type.
It was just the other day that Microsoft Security Essentials got the VB100 award, and now they’ve passed the AV-Test one again—along with a lot of other vendors. Their blog post led us over to the AV-Test results, whi...
If you’ve ever wanted to adjust the context menu for a file so that you can launch the application as administrator with another utility, here’s the quick registry hack that you can use to do so.
If you’re a student and you want to get started with 3D modeling, animation, and all of that stuff, you can get a copy for free.
If you’re tired of that right-hand sidebar on Facebook that doesn’t serve any useful purpose—other than serving recommendations—you can get rid of it with a simple user script.
Looks like having a GameBoy emulator in your browser is going to actually happen at some point—a very basic, unfinished version is available in source code form already. It’s a very technical read, but the important p...
If you are online chances are that you keep an instant messenger running while working or browsing. This week we want to know which instant messenger client you use.
Got loads of old CDs sitting around? You can turn them into a decorative pendant of some type, perhaps to use as a gift for some humanoid relationship.
If you’re a Twitter user that actually uses the web interface, you might not want to see the new “Who to Follow” box on the right-hand side. This user script will get rid of it.
This is an old, old, old, post by security expert Bruce Schneier, but it’s interesting either way:
Windows Live Essentials 2011 has a new beta release, and it’s got a lot of changes for Windows Live Messenger—the biggest of which might be Facebook chat support.
A “Dislike” button is the latest in a string of cons circulating on the social-networking site. It purports to offer users a way to express their aversion to links, videos and other annoying content posted by friends on F...
Google Calendar Sync now supports Outlook 2010 — our top feature request. Outlook 2010 comes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and currently only 32-bit is supported. To start syncing your calendar with Outlook 2010, download ...
The brilliant Java programmer Charles Nutter, responsible for JRuby and loads of open-source goodness, goes into detail on his blog about the Oracle v Google lawsuit over Android and Java patents. It’s a huge article, a...
With Ubuntu 10.10 (the Maverick Meerkat), users and developers will have an end-to-end touch-screen framework — from the kernel all the way through to applications. Our multi-touch team has worked closely with the Linux ker...