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This Darth Vader drawing is created completely out of different fonts and characters. It’s really quite impressive.

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ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft is getting the Beta 2 should be coming out next week sometime—most likely the 18th. The new version should have a lot of bugfixes, new icons, and new features—though we’re not sure ...

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You know you’re a geek when you hear thunder and then check Google weather instead of looking out the damn window.

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The Perseid meteor shower has been observed every year for the last 2000 years or so, and it’s an amazing show, especially if you live somewhere where you can actually see the sky.

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Tired of Twitter’s constant service errors? You can use the Twitter Fail Whale as your desktop wallpaper to make your point.

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Security experts and privacy advocates have recently begun warning about the potential dangers of geotags, which are embedded in photos and videos taken with GPS-equipped smartphones and digital cameras. Because the location ...

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Ever imagined controlling your PC with your mind?

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The tire pressure monitors built into modern cars have been shown to be insecure by researchers from Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina. The wireless sensors, compulsory in new automobiles in the US since...

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Love playing pranks and practical jokes on other people? You can give somebody a few seconds of panic by setting their wallpaper image to this broken monitor image.

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If you’re a fan of the Rainmeter customization utility and you’re also a Winamp user, there’s a pretty impressive looking skin that you can use to control your media player from your desktop.

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Microsoft Research has a new tablet prototype that puts the keys on the back of the device, so when you’re holding it with two hands you can be typing on the back side.

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Awesome. There’s an alternate version too.

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This one hardly requires an explanation. If you’re really addicted to Facebook and coffee, this is the mug for you.

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deviantART is, without doubt, one of the best sources for amazing artwork on the web, and now they’ve added a web-based drawing application that’s impressive, works in any HTML5 browser, and even the iPad.

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How to make ice cream in 30 seconds [YouTube via Make]

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With about 35 CPU-years of idle computer time donated by Google, a team of researchers has essentially solved every position of the Rubik’s Cube™, and shown that no position requires more than twenty moves.

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The things that can be accomplished with javascript these days are mind-bendingly awesome. This one animates you through some sort of solar system or something.

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As an American Express cardholder, I use it for just about everything, but sadly their website has only allowed 8 character passwords—until now.

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We’ve always been fans of great desktop customization setups, and this one is really simple but looks great—especially the customized Windows 7 taskbar icons.

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We’d post the whole thing here, but we like to respect copyright and not steal images. Click the link.

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One of the quickest ways that malware can spread is by tricking people through ads in the web browser, or trying to exploit security holes in Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and other plugins.

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We’ve long been fans of system cleaning application CCleaner, even if you do have to uncheck the Yahoo toolbar during the installation process. And now, there’s a way to add 270 more applications to the supported list.

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Microsoft Research created a new site that lets you apply your coding skills by creating programming puzzles that you can then give to other people to try and solve.

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If you’ve ever wanted to keep a journal but had a hard time remembering to do so, web app OhLife can help—if you are willing to trust a third-party web site with your personal thoughts and feelings and such.

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Last year, Microsoft stopped making new versions of Microsoft Money, their personal money management software package—and now they’ve made it available for everybody for free… well, sorta.

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