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Microsoft has been on a roll as of late with their Office Online suite, so this week’s announcement about Office Online apps for Chrome just sweetens the deal even more. Now you can pick and choose from Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, and OneNote Online apps to make your Chrome browser more productive than ever before!
Oracle has just released new updates that patch 37 security holes in their Java Runtime Environment software. So if you are one of the individuals who needs Java on your system for Minecraft or other specific apps, then you need to download the latest update to make sure your system is as secure as possible.
While we may think of dust as a nuisance, there is a lot more to it than we give it credit for. We can find it everywhere…even in space, and it has a bigger impact on our lives, the weather, and our environment than we realize. YouTube channel PBS Digital Studios looks at this small, yet powerful ‘substance’ in today’s video.
Wearable tech such as the Nike Fuelband, Fitbit, and Jawbone are becoming quite popular, but are these activity trackers actually helpful in improving our health, or are they just an information-laden fad? YouTube channel PBS Digital Studios discusses the topic in their latest video.
The search for planets outside of our solar system has really started to yield results lately with one new discovery after another, but if humanity were to look for a new ‘galactic neighborhood’ to move into, what ‘qualities’ would be at the top of the list? SciShow looks at the multiple factors that would be used to judge the suitability of an exo-planet and its system in today’s video.
It was great while it lasted, but Canonical has admitted defeat with its Ubuntu One Cloud service and started the shut down process. But not to worry, there is still time to make sure you have a copy of all your files and music, and find a new online cloud storage provider.
Most of us never really think about how problematic measuring coastlines can be, but with their unique ‘bumpy and craggy’ shapes, it is far from being as simple as we would like. What is the best method for measuring them? How close to the exact shape of a coastline do you measure? YouTube channel Numberphile looks at the ‘problem’ in today’s video.
When we think of planetary bodies with rings, we automatically think of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. But a newly revealed discovery has changed that and caused a lot of excitement in the scientific community! Enjoy YouTube channel SpaceRip’s discussion about Chariklo’s two rings, how they were found, and the speculation that Chariklo may have a moon as well.
April is nearly here, and that means the last testing stage for the latest version of Ubuntu has finally arrived. So clear your weekend calendar and get ready for some fresh Linux goodness! The final set of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS beta builds are now available to download in nine different ‘flavors’.
Bootstrapping is an ‘unusual’ sounding term in its own way when you think of its relation to computers, but what is it? Odds are you know it via a shortened variation of the term (Boot), but how does it actually work when you hit the power button? Computerphile explains the deeper level ‘intricacies’ of the process in today’s video.
If you like keeping up with how well the extensive field of software security products are doing, then AVTest.org’s test results are always a good source to consult, especially if you are shopping around for a new anti-virus product to use. With this in mind, you can see how well all the security products have done during the latest round of tests conducted by AVTest.org.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a dependable work-horse when it comes to eradicating malware, and definitely a recommended app for anyone’s security setup. This week Malwarebytes has released a new stable version that features a host of improvements, new features, and a redesigned interface.
Risk is a part of our everyday lives whether we stop to think about it or not. There is always the possibility that something may happen to us while going to work, flying to a new destination, or perhaps even from bad habits we may possess. So how does a person deal with risk? YouTube channel Vsauce discusses risk, risk assessment, and more in today’s video.
A classic staple in rural areas is the barn, found in a variety of styles and conditions, and used for many purposes. Take a road trip through the countryside and enjoy viewing these wooden wonders on your desktop with the first in our series of Rustic Barns Wallpaper collections.