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.
If you’re looking for a great wallpaper, look no further than this one—it’s called Flare, and it’s supposed to be the left side of a star.
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...
If you spend loads of time at the command line on your Linux, Mac, or Cygwin terminal, here’s the simple trick to view stock quotes from the command line.
Time tracking software maker RescueTime learned today that you should register your domain for at least 9 years at a time if you’re running a business—when GoDaddy disabled their domain for failure to renew.
There’s really no need for words to describe this wallpaper. Hit the link to download.
You’ll probably only get this one if you’ve seen the movie Inception and played Super Mario Bros 2, but it’s a comic strip with Mario in it, ’nuff said.
This week we learned how to maximize the Android phone’s battery life, use Dropbox with an Android phone, share a folder from OS X to Windows, export Evernote notes in html or mht Format, create a Windows 7 theme pack from scratch, and more. So sit back and relax while enjoying this week’s batch of geeky goodness.
On Friday, a news item started making the rounds claiming that Google responded to the Oracle lawsuit by banning them from their search engine. There’s just one problem: it never happened.
We love silly retro-style gaming t-shirts, and here’s another one that made us smile.
Ever needed to connect two machines directly together? All you need is a crossover cable—but if you don’t have one handy, the Tested blog has the quick instructions on how to make your own.
Not sure how many of you know about the VB100 award but it’s a public test conducted by Virus Bulletin, a highly reputable testing organization in the industry, designed to measure the detection effectiveness and quality of...
Download: In the golden field wallpaper [deviantART]