Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Three Great Scientific Discoveries of 2013

2013 has been a terrific year in the field of science with so much having been accomplished, but what are the biggest discoveries of the year? YouTube channel SciShow looks at three very big scientific discoveries that changed how we look at physics, Mars, and our ourselves!
Three Great Scientific Discoveries of 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 13/2013

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on Beyond The Black Stump
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 13/2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Most Cringe-Worthy News Fails of 2013 [VIDEO]

Just because you're responsible for reporting the news doesn't mean you can't be the news. News anchors and reporters alike made plenty of headlines this year for their gaffes, hot mic snafus and awkward on-camera moments.
The Most Cringe-Worthy News Fails of 2013 [VIDEO]

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fire Ready Kit - Country Fire Authority

The Fire Ready Kit has been designed to help you plan for survival, beginning with the basics of preparing before the fire season, through to planning what to do if fire is in your area and you cannot leave.
Fire Ready Kit - Country Fire Authority

Friday, December 20, 2013

Insane Bike Trick Seems To Murder The Laws Of Physics

We no longer live on Earth, my friends. We’re in some weird world where people can do the impossible. Do you want to fly? You should try. Do you want to spin in the air in both directions? I think you can. Because this insane Superman double backflip bicycle trick destroys everything that should be humanly possible. The rider does a full back flip while fully extended in a Superman pose, somehow re-gathers himself onto the bike and then does another full back flip. All in one jump. Sweet.
Insane Bike Trick Seems To Murder The Laws Of Physics

Free-range Scanning

The other day my desktop printer/scanner decided it would no longer scan. I may be the last person in the world to make this discovery, but just in case you were equally unaware: your cell phone and your tablet are scanners too.
Free-range Scanning

Thursday, December 19, 2013

50 Stunning Sports Photos From 2013

Some are silly. Some are poignant. Some are action-packed, others reflective and still others defy any simple description. Some show iconic athletes and seminal sports moments. Others show athletes you've never heard of and never will again.
50 Stunning Sports Photos From 2013

Sports! YouTube! 2013's 10 Hottest Videos

Sports and YouTube are a match made in heaven. Here above are the 10 most popular sports videos of 2013, according to — you guessed it — YouTube.
Sports! YouTube! 2013's 10 Hottest Videos

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Five Surprising Things That Will Happen In The Next Five Years

IBM Research’s 5 in 5 list — five things that will happen in the next five years — is here. Some are quite surprising and awesome. The bad news: no flying cars and/or realistic sex robots yet. The good news: doctors routinely using your DNA information to heal you effectively.
Five Surprising Things That Will Happen In The Next Five Years

Monday, December 16, 2013

9 Fun Facts That Are Total Lies

Everybody loves fun facts. But sometimes these little nuggets of trivia can be more fun than they are fact. And sometimes, they’re outright lies. Like these!
9 Fun Facts That Are Total Lies

Rat trapped on an escalator

This poor rat got stuck on the escalator at the Civic Center BART Station, and there's something infinitely poignant about its treadmill race.
Rat trapped on an escalator

Sunday, December 15, 2013

China's on the Moon

A little after 8:00 am Eastern Time today, China's Chang'e 3 became the first object to make a soft landing on the surface of the Moon since 1976. That's a shot of the Moon's surface above, taken by the lander after it made touchdown.
China's on the Moon

Saturday, December 14, 2013

How to block Gmail from displaying images in emails by default

Most email providers and programs nowadays do not display images and other data linked to third party servers by default when you open emails on their websites or in email clients. Google announced a change to the way images are handled on Gmail. Starting with today, images are automatically displayed in emails thanks to a new proxy technology that it has implemented on the site.
How to block Gmail from displaying images in emails by default

Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Web Acronyms You've Never Heard Of

Ever heard of FTFY? How about GOMB, DIAF or GLHF? If these new Internetisms don't seem worth your time, you can just FGDAI (Fuhgedaboudit).
12 Web Acronyms You've Never Heard Of

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Video Shows Asiana Plane Flipping in the Air Before Crash

On July 6, a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing in San Francisco. The reasons for the crash are still unclear, which is why the National Transportation Safety Board called an 11-hour marathon hearing Wednesday.
New Video Shows Asiana Plane Flipping in the Air Before Crash

'60-Year-Old-Girl' Meme Is Funny Enough to Give You Hot Flashes

Benjamin Button, meet your match. The "60-year-old Girl" meme hit Reddit on Wednesday and the jokes haven't aged yet. The memes, which poke fun at a little girl who resembles an older woman, stem from an image posted on Reddit one day earlier.
'60-Year-Old-Girl' Meme Is Funny Enough to Give You Hot Flashes

Pope Francis Is Time's Person of the Year

Pope Francis is TIME magazine's person of the year. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the current Pope of the Catholic Church was elected on March 13, 2013. In his nine months of office, he shunned many of the perks of his position (papal Mercedes included), and opted for a much more modest appearance than his predecessor, Pope Benedict, capturing the sympathies of many.
Pope Francis Is Time's Person of the Year

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's official: the coldest place on Earth

The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures plunged to a record minus 93.2°C on 10 August 2010, according to NASA.
It's official: the coldest place on Earth

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Shanghai's Disappearing Skyline: 21 Images of Record Pollution

Shanghai's iconic skyline has been slowly disappearing all week, cloaked by a thick acrid haze of smog. Reports of heavy pollution have circulated since Monday, but levels hit a new high on Friday.
Shanghai's Disappearing Skyline: 21 Images of Record Pollution

Friday, December 06, 2013

Air travel in the 50s and 60s sucked

Smoke, vomit, boredom, segregation and death: and you paid about five times as much for the privilege.
Air travel in the 50s and 60s sucked

Thursday, December 05, 2013

How-To Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Toys for Geeks of All Ages

One of the best things about geek culture is that you’re never too old to play with toys big and small. Read on as we highlight great picks from the toy aisle for geeks of all ages on your holiday gift list.
How-To Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Toys for Geeks of All Ages

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Dramatic Footage Shows Survivor of Sunken Ship's Unlikely Rescue [VIDEO]

In a remarkable story of survival that made headlines last June, a Nigerian chef miraculously lived through three days trapped at the bottom of the sea in an air pocket of a sunken ship. Six months later, newly-released footage shows the survivor's dramatic and unlikely rescue.
Dramatic Footage Shows Survivor of Sunken Ship's Unlikely Rescue [VIDEO]

The 25 Best Films of 2013 in 11 Minutes

Ain't nobody got time to go to the movies. So it's a good thing David Ehrlich has you covered. This 11-minute montage for Film.com counts down the 25 best films of 2013. This year's roundup includes blockbusters like The Bling Ring and The Great Gatsby, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and even films yet to be released like Wolf of Wall Street.
The 25 Best Films of 2013 in 11 Minutes

NORAD's Santa Tracker Is Back With A Touch-Friendly Website

The holidays are all about traditions, and once again NORAD is back with an updated version of its Santa tracker, letting kids keep tabs on Saint Nick as Christmas Eve creeps closer and closer. In addition to updated apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices, the NORAD Tracks Santa website has also been spiffied up with a new design that makes it a little easier to use on touch-friendly devices.
NORAD's Santa Tracker Is Back With A Touch-Friendly Website

Friday, November 29, 2013

First-Person Videos Of Pilots Ejecting Will Make You Hyperventilate

I’ve seen pilots ejecting from fighter planes in extreme situations. It looks scary, but it’s nothing compared to listening to the minutes prior to the ejection. That’s when you start to hyperventilate just by watching them.
First-Person Videos Of Pilots Ejecting Will Make You Hyperventilate

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ad Recall: Why That Ad Wasn't as Awesome as You Thought

Creating an ad that both entertains and deftly makes a product pitch is, of course, not an easy task. If it were, then there would be no reason for ad agencies. (Some insist that there still isn't.) Fortunately, measuring recall is a fairly simple process. All you need to do is ask consumers if they remember an ad.
Ad Recall: Why That Ad Wasn't as Awesome as You Thought

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Convert Email Messages to PDF through Email Itself

Google Chrome has a built-in PDF writer so you can easily convert any email message into a PDF file within the browser itself but if you are reading your emails on a mobile phone or a tablet, you would need some sort of a PDF conversion app.
How to Convert Email Messages to PDF through Email Itself

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Listen To 100 White Albums Played At Once

Rutherford Chang is a vinyl collector with a singular focus: The White Album. The New York-based artist has built up an impressive catalogue of almost 700 (!) numbered copies of the 1968 double album. Taken together, his findings have become a kind of beautiful exhibition, but Chang has also recorded audio from 100 pressings, and overlaid them into a single track. And it is incredible.
Listen To 100 White Albums Played At Once

20 Secret Santa Gifts Under $20

Finding the perfect Secret Santa present is a true challenge. The item has to show you know a little something about what makes your giftee an individual and ideally inject a little good-natured humor into the gift-giving process. It's not always an easy ask, especially when you're working with a set budget.
20 Secret Santa Gifts Under $20

Saturday, November 23, 2013

​8 Basic Life-Saving Skills Everyone Should Know

We’ve featured a lot of survival tips over the years that can help you get out of trouble, but what if you’re next to someone else who’s having a medical emergency? Don’t just stand there as the person chokes or faints! Know what to do in these life-or-death situations.
​8 Basic Life-Saving Skills Everyone Should Know

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 12/2013

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on Beyond The Black Stump.
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 12/2013 - November 24, 2013:

How to record any streaming video on the Internet

Sometimes it may not be enough to just watch a streaming video while it is broadcasted. Maybe you are in a webcam session with your colleagues or better-half and want to record it for safe keeping, or maybe, you are watching a presentation or live gaming session and want to save it to your local system so that you can re-watch it at any time and without Internet connection.
How to record any streaming video on the Internet

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Elephant isn't very good at playing piano, but rather enjoys it

In this clip from the Music for Elephants series, Peter the elephant joins in on a rollicking 12-bar blues performed on a outdoor piano in Thailand.
Elephant isn't very good at playing piano, but rather enjoys it

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gripping Photos Capture Tornadoes' Destruction in U.S. Midwest

A series of large, fast-moving tornadoes tore through the U.S. midwest on Sunday, leaving carnage in their wake. Tornado watches are in effect for parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri, according to the National Weather Service. The tornadoes have produced large hail and damaging winds.
Gripping Photos Capture Tornadoes' Destruction in U.S. Midwest

Terrifying Typhoon Haiyan Footage Continues To Emerge

Typhoon Haiyan was the most powerful storm ever recorded in our history on this planet, and it came to bear on the Philippines with terrifying force. This eyewitness footage shows off just how deadly the resulting storm surge was.
Terrifying Typhoon Haiyan Footage Continues To Emerge

Sunday, November 17, 2013

This Is What The Hottest Place On Earth Looks Like

You’re looking at a satellite image of the Dasht-e Lut salt desert in southeast Iran. If you think it looks a bit weird, that’ because it is: it’s widely regarded as the hottest place on Earth.
This Is What The Hottest Place On Earth Looks Like

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Silly U.S. Laws Come Alive in This Photo Series

If you ever feel compelled to put a coin in your ear while in Hawaii, hold back — it's illegal. Photographer Olivia Locher was inspired to photograph the coin ban and other outdated and otherwise ridiculous laws in place throughout the United States.
Silly U.S. Laws Come Alive in This Photo Series

What Hand Signals Should I Avoid When Traveling Abroad?

When you’re trotting the globe, it’s important to know when to keep your hands to yourself.
What Hand Signals Should I Avoid When Traveling Abroad?

The 20 Most Popular Passwords Stolen From Adobe

It's no secret that people choose dumb passwords. But when a large database of passwords gets hacked and exposed, it can still be shocking that users still go with such easy-to-guess passwords. But that's exactly what many Adobe customers did. As it turns out, according to one password cracker, the three most popular passwords among Adobe users, whose account details were stolen by hackers, are: "123456," "123456789," and "password."
The 20 Most Popular Passwords Stolen From Adobe

9 Ways to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines on Friday, causing a 20-foot rise in sea waters and packing winds of up to 147 miles per hour. Authorities are calling it one the country's worst natural disasters on record.
9 Ways to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

These Domino Tricks Will Knock You Down With Amazement

Dominoes is a complex game involving foresight, planning and strategy — but really, they're for building intricate chain reactions of miniature destruction. Nobody understands this better than Hevesh5 and MillionDollarBoy, who spent three months organizing more than 20,000 dominoes into the masterpiece of clicks and clatters you can watch below.
These Domino Tricks Will Knock You Down With Amazement

Telstra Offering Free Calls To The Philippines During Typhoon Crisis

Super-Typhoon Haiyan has torn through the Philippines in the last few days. In one area alone, up to 10,000 people are feared dead. If you have family in the area and are on Telstra, you’ll be able to call or text them free of charge.
Telstra Offering Free Calls To The Philippines During Typhoon Crisis

Typhoon Haiyan Even Looks Terrifying From 35,400 Kilometres Away

Haiyan was probably the strongest recorded typhoon to ever make landfall when it crashed through the Philippines on November 8 — and it looks just as intimidating from 35,400km away.
Typhoon Haiyan Even Looks Terrifying From 35,400 Kilometres Away

Google Sets Up Person Finder and Relief Map for Typhoon Haiyan

Google launched several crisis tools for those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever, which has ravaged towns and villages across central Philippines, leaving a suspected 10,000 people dead in just one city and more than 600,000 displaced. Over the weekend, it weakened to a severe tropical storm and hit northern Vietnam.
Google Sets Up Person Finder and Relief Map for Typhoon Haiyan

Sunday, November 10, 2013

How to Use An Antivirus Boot Disc or USB Drive to Ensure Your Computer is Clean

If your computer is infected with malware, running an antivirus within Windows may not be enough to remove it. If your computer has a rootkit, the malware may be able to hide itself from your antivirus software.
This is where bootable antivirus solutions come in. They can clean malware from outside the infected Windows system, so the malware won’t be running and interfering with the clean-up process.
How to Use An Antivirus Boot Disc or USB Drive to Ensure Your Computer is Clean

"Huh" is the universal word

"Is 'Huh?' a universal word? Conversational infrastructure and the convergent evolution of linguistic items is a new paper in PLoS One by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The authors propose that "Huh" is a word, and that convergent evolution has driven multiple, unrelated languages to produce it.
"Huh" is the universal word

Friday, November 08, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) slams Philippines, may be most powerful typhoon to ever hit land

The typhoon known as Super Typhoon Haiyan (or Super Typhoon Yolanda, as it is referred to within the Philippines) hit the central islands of the Philippines on Friday, with wind speeds at almost 200 miles an hour. For comparison, a commercial airplane takes off at speeds in the range of 160mph.
Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) slams Philippines, may be most powerful typhoon to ever hit land

11 Free Google Helpouts To Get Expert Tips For Your Everyday Problems

Google Helpouts is a new service that connects you to real experts who can help you with a variety of problems. Whether it’s a household plumbing problem, a tricky tech problem or how to stick to your diet, there’s someone on Helpouts who can assist. Here’s a look at some of the best and most useful Helpouts we could find.
11 Free Google Helpouts To Get Expert Tips For Your Everyday Problems

The Scientifically Best Time To Drink Coffee

Ever wonder what the best time is to drink your coffee? You probably know it is not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially for those who have problems sleeping. But, do you ever drink your coffee and feel like it just didn’t work?
The Scientifically Best Time To Drink Coffee

Super Typhoon Haiyan Barrels Toward the Philippines

One of the most powerful cyclones ever observed is on track to cross over the Philippines on Friday morning Eastern time.
Super Typhoon Haiyan Barrels Toward the Philippines

In the news: 2013 – The Year of Solar Flare

Are science fiction literature authors correct when they write about solar flares causing Earth’s communications to fail and causing catastrophes worldwide or is this simply a convenient plot device? The year 2013 has seen the most solar flares since 2003 because the Sun’s magnetic field cycle is reversing polarization, as it does every 11 years. This reversal causes larger and more frequent solar flares, which explains why this year has seen a large number of these impressive solar weather occurrences in many years.
In the news: 2013 – The Year of Solar Flare

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Deaths, Australia, 2012

This release contains statistics for deaths and mortality in Australia.
Deaths, Australia, 2012

Monday, November 04, 2013

Not All “Viruses” Are Viruses: 10 Malware Terms Explained

Most people seem to call every type of malware a “virus”, but that isn’t technically accurate. You’ve probably heard of many more terms beyond virus: malware, worm, Trojan, rootkit, keylogger, spyware, and more. But what do all these terms mean?
Not All “Viruses” Are Viruses: 10 Malware Terms Explained

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Blowing Up A Building In Slo-Mo Is A Great Way To Start The Month

Is there a better way to ring in November than watching a controlled explosion? Sure there is, if said explosion was captured by a Phantom Flex high-speed camera at 2500 fps. The Slow Mo Guys are back and after playing around with a couple of grenades (please don’t try that at home) they set their sites — or viewfinder — on their largest explosion yet.
Blowing Up A Building In Slo-Mo Is A Great Way To Start The Month

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Earth's Hellish 'Twin Sister' Discovered

Two studies of an Earth-sized planet circling the sun-like star Kepler-78 show it has Earth-like amounts of iron and rock, the first world of its size that scientists have been able to calculate both density and diameter.
Earth's Hellish 'Twin Sister' Discovered

10 Surprisingly Inspirational Quotes From Evil People

Just because you’re a horrible human being it doesn’t mean that you don’t have something insightful to say. In fact, several of history’s worst people have said some truly inspiring things. Here are some that we’ve found especially perceptive.
10 Surprisingly Inspirational Quotes From Evil People

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Wolfram Problem Generator: Practice and Learn

We are proud to announce Wolfram Problem Generator, a website where students decide which topic they want to practice and we provide the questions and solutions. This is an exciting new way to help students with their classes: previously, students provided their own practice questions and Wolfram|Alpha helped them find answers with Step-by-step solutions. Students can now ask Wolfram|Alpha for help with practice and homework questions and can do practice problems with Wolfram Problem Generator.
New Wolfram Problem Generator: Practice and Learn

Five Ancient Cannons Rescued From Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

Looking like something straight off Davy Jones’s ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean, five cannons saw air for the very first time in almost 300 years yesterday as they were lifted from what’s believed to be legendary pirate Blackbeard’s sunken ship.
Five Ancient Cannons Rescued From Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How to burn 20 hours of video on a single long-play DVD

Creating your own video DVDs has really become easy in recent time. Most programs ship with all required components so that you only need to use a single one to convert all video files in the appropriate format before the converted data is burned on a disc.
How to burn 20 hours of video on a single long-play DVD

Long-form YouTube: videos of entire long-distance train journeys

YouTube has been an existence-proof of forms of video that were lurking in potentia, unable to come into existence due to limitations of the distribution channel. The two-to-three-minute video has now been firmly established as a genre (with the six-second video hot on its heels), but there's plenty of room at the long end of the scale. Case in point: subculture of YouTubers who post full-length train journeys, hours and hours' worth -- and if that's not long-form enough, how about 134-hour sea crossings?
Long-form YouTube: videos of entire long-distance train journeys

Star Wars bloopers

Unexpectedly hilarious! Sound kicks in at 0:45s.
Star Wars bloopers

Monday, October 28, 2013

Five Best Travel Routers

you’re hitting the road and taking your gadgets with you, a good travel router will help you share the Wi-Fi in your hotel, office or anywhere else. The best ones do it with no hassle, easy setup, and small form-factors that slip nicely into a carry-on bag. Some even keep your gadgets charged while they’re connected.
Five Best Travel Routers

10 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Simpsons'

For over 20 years, The Simpsons have been the most famous animated family in the world. YouTube channel Alltime10s dug deep to find some facts that even super fans might be surprised to learn.
10 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Simpsons'

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The 20 Scariest Google Street View Sightings

Google's Street View technology does more than capture mundane shots of city streets. As the platform has evolved, Google has offered striking images from exotic places like the Galápagos Islands, Mount Fuji and the Eiffel Tower. You can even take a look inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider. But Street View has also revealed unintentional surprises, from murder and mayhem to people's most embarrassing moments, and it has the potential to capture terrifying images, too.
The 20 Scariest Google Street View Sightings

Watch All Six Apollo Moon Landings In One Glorious Video

NASA successfully landed six moon missions from 1969 to 1972 — and had one legendary failure. It was a monumental era for NASA, and thanks to bonkers YouTube user lunarmodule5, now you can ride along on a space video mashup of all six heart-pounding landings at once. It’s breathtaking.
Watch All Six Apollo Moon Landings In One Glorious Video

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Five Tricky Job Interview Questions (And The Right Answers)

No matter how much interview preparation you do, there’s always that moment when the unexpected question shows up. Here are five particularly sneaky examples, why they get asked, and how you should respond.
Five Tricky Job Interview Questions (And The Right Answers)

Monday, October 21, 2013

How to Identify Which Hardware Component is Failing in Your Computer

Concluding that your computer has a hardware problem is just the first step. If you’re dealing with a hardware issue and not a software issue, the next step is determining what hardware problem you’re actually dealing with.
How to Identify Which Hardware Component is Failing in Your Computer

Saturday, October 19, 2013

15+ Best Smart Gardening Tools and Gadgets

Passionate about gardening and plants, no matter where you are? Then you need to stop for a moment and have a look at all these awesome gardening gadgets and tools that we’ve gathered here. No matter if you live in a small flat or maybe you have a huge garden, these are all devices that will help you take better care of your plants and transform your garden into a true smart greenhouse of the twenty-first century.
15+ Best Smart Gardening Tools and Gadgets

Friday, October 18, 2013

50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out

Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and sift through the latest education blogs for ideas and inspiration. If the thought of trying to carve out more hours in your day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, this list is for you.
50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stay Updated On The NSW Fires: Google Crisis Map, Frightening Twitter Photos

Google Australia has set up a mirror to the NSW Rural Fire Services’ fire alert map, meaning that this link will get you to all the latest emergency warnings for the fires now burning out of control around the state. We’ve also embedded an auto-refreshing Twitter stream to help you keep up-to-date.
Stay Updated On The NSW Fires: Google Crisis Map, Frightening Twitter Photos

Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

In this week's Viral Video Recap, cats get their turn in the "Wrecking Ball" spotlight. The clip features two cats batting a wrecking ball made of yarn and crashing into walls of toilet paper rolls.
Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Complete Guide to Twitter Etiquette

Forget distinguishing the salad fork from the dinner fork. Today's lessons in etiquette are all about looking good on social media. And Twitter, as the microblogging platform of choice for more than 200 million users, is one of the most influential platforms.
The Complete Guide to Twitter Etiquette

Sunday, October 13, 2013

10 Windows Tweaking Myths Debunked

Windows is big, complicated, and misunderstood. You’ll still stumble across bad advice from time to time when browsing the web. These Windows tweaking, performance, and system maintenance tips are mostly just useless, but some are actively harmful.
10 Windows Tweaking Myths Debunked

Saturday, October 12, 2013

This Video Puts 30 Popular Life Hacks To The Test

If you’ve seen some of the tips and hacks we’ve posted and wondered if they actually work, check out this video from Mental Floss. John Green put 30 different life hacks to the test with some surprising results.
This Video Puts 30 Popular Life Hacks To The Test

Exploding Toilet Sends Brooklyn Man To The Hospital

Bad things often happen in mysterious, inexplicable ways. Michel Pierre of Brooklyn experienced this first hand this week when he pulled the handle of his toilet, and the whole thing exploded in his face. The blast knocked him out and sent him to the hospital where he got 30 stitches.
Exploding Toilet Sends Brooklyn Man To The Hospital

Long Lost 'Doctor Who' Episodes Uncovered in Nigeria are Now on iTunes

Here's a treat for Doctor Who fans: Nine episodes from the 1960s that were missing from the BBC's archives were found in Nigeria and are now exclusively available for download on iTunes.
Long Lost 'Doctor Who' Episodes Uncovered in Nigeria are Now on iTunes

Friday, October 11, 2013

4 New Google Maps Features That Make Travel Easier

Even as Apple has been trying to rework its maps efforts — with a radical new redesign for iOS 7 and Hopstop acquisition — Google has been consistently adding features in its Google Maps app after it came back on iOS in December 2012 and quickly surpassed 10 million downloads. Google has since rolled out update after update, like live traffic alerts and transit updates in major cities. It bought traffic navigation app Waze in June.
4 New Google Maps Features That Make Travel Easier

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Yahoo! Mail Plus turns into Yahoo! Ad Free Mail: all relevant changes explained

If you have followed the news today or opened your Yahoo! email inbox on your computer or in a mobile application, you may have noticed that things have changed quite a bit, and mostly for the better.
Yahoo! Mail Plus turns into Yahoo! Ad Free Mail: all relevant changes explained

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Internet Activity, Australia, June 2013 (ABS)

Contains details of internet activity supplied by all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia. It includes information on internet subscribers and their type of connection, the type of user (business/household), the volume of data downloaded, the speed of the internet connection and the location of the subscriber (by state or territory).
Internet Activity, Australia, June 2013

Sunday, October 06, 2013

10 Common Tech Questions (And Their High-Tech Explanations)

There are certain problems we all deal with every day, but don’t know why. Why do I need to keep resetting my router? Do I have a virus? What happens when a site I use gets “hacked?” Whether you’re the tech-savvy friend that’s always answering these questions or the friend doing the asking, here are the answers to the most common conundrums.
10 Common Tech Questions (And Their High-Tech Explanations)

Make Your Embarrassing Old Facebook Posts Unsearchable With This Quick Tweak

It seems like every few months Facebook changes its privacy settings and unlocks a bunch of your previously hidden (or semi-hidden) information. This week, Facebook is tweaking Graph Search so that it can search posts, photos, check-ins, and comments. Basically, any word you’ve written on Facebook.com is now searchable.
Make Your Embarrassing Old Facebook Posts Unsearchable With This Quick Tweak

Saturday, October 05, 2013

ScriptBlock for Chrome blocks scripts from running automatically on websites

One of the core reasons that I'm using Firefox as my main web browser is the NoScript extension for it. It blocks all scripts from running automatically on websites, ships with options to enable scripts temporarily or permanently, and offers a wide area of additional security features that protect the browser well from many threats on today's Internet.
ScriptBlock for Chrome blocks scripts from running automatically on websites

Friday, October 04, 2013

Adobe Treating Australians As Lesser Beings Even After Details Of 2.9 Million Accounts Were Stolen

Oh, Adobe. Not content with overcharging Australians and trying to dodge questions about it, now we’re getting second-rate treatment even when you’re attacked by hackers. Sigh.
Adobe Treating Australians As Lesser Beings Even After Details Of 2.9 Million Accounts Were Stolen

Fukushima Leaks Radioactive Water Into The Pacific Ocean (Again)

Officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have announced that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean again.
Fukushima Leaks Radioactive Water Into The Pacific Ocean (Again)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Why (And How) You Should Regularly Calibrate Your Laptop's Battery

You may already know your battery is best served by shallow discharges, but calibrating your battery occasionally is important too. If you don’t, the display that shows you how much charge is remaining can be wildly inaccurate.
Why (And How) You Should Regularly Calibrate Your Laptop's Battery

Awesome Pictures Of Australia's Phone Network Being Built 50 Years Ago

Today in Sydney, Telstra is hosting a reunion of workers who helped build the first coaxial cable connecting Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. These days we’re busy arguing over the benefits of fibre and copper for the NBN, but one thing hasn’t changed: laying those cables is some seriously hard slog, as you can see in these pictures of the network being built.
Awesome Pictures Of Australia's Phone Network Being Built 50 Years Ago

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Why We Get Jet Lag (And How To Avoid It)

It’s four in the morning and you’re stuck in your hotel room, bored out of your skull but wide awake. Thanks jet lag! That’s the price you pay for changing so many time zones in a single aeroplane ride. Here’s why it happens, and how you can prevent it from ruining your trip.
Why We Get Jet Lag (And How To Avoid It)

Monday, September 30, 2013

A Brief History Of Sending Animals To Space

If you believe news reports last week, Iran plans to launch a Persian cat into space in the next six months or so. Why does anyone launch animals into space?
A Brief History Of Sending Animals To Space

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Google's Comparison Tool Compares Two Things Quickly

Google has added a new comparison tool to its search results that allows you to compare two things with a simple search query. Just type the two things you want to compare, and let Google do its thing.
Google's Comparison Tool Compares Two Things Quickly

Friday, September 27, 2013

What's the Best Cloud Backup? Top 3 Online Backup Services

From the list of more than 20 backup services, we have picked up the three best cloud backup services which are chosen due to many factors like – features, reliability, ease of use and compatibility. We have tried and tested all the best services on cloud servers and ran some rigorous test to ensure the best cloud backups.
What's the Best Cloud Backup? Top 3 Online Backup Services

Bill Gates Apologizes for Ctrl-Alt-Del Design, Blames IBM

Bill Gates said that a convoluted login screen was a big design flaw for Windows, but he's not taking credit for it.
Bill Gates Apologizes for Ctrl-Alt-Del Design, Blames IBM

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Take the impossible "literacy" test Louisiana gave black voters in 1964

Here's the first page of a three-page "literacy" test that racist authorities in Louisiana presented to black people as a way to keep them from voting in 1964. You had 10 minutes to complete the test, and one wrong answer out of 30 disqualified you.
Take the impossible "literacy" test Louisiana gave black voters in 1964

Best Google Street View photos

It's been a while since I've visited artist Jon Rafman's Google Street View site. He finds interesting Google Street View photos and posts them to his site, 9-Eyes (the Google cars have a 9-lensed camera on them). The photos are incredible. I don't know how he does it.
Best Google Street View photos

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The 6 Best Tools for Making Memes

Love them, hate them or flat out don't understand them at all, memes are here to stay — at least for the foreseeable future. Immortalized on Reddit, the most popular memes spread through the web like a weird, low-resolution wildfire.
The 6 Best Tools for Making Memes

The Logic Behind 19 Common Interview Questions

Go on enough job interviews and you’ll quickly learn most interviewers ask the same questions. But what are employers really looking for when they ask things like “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” This graphic spells out the reasoning behind typical questions like that.
The Logic Behind 19 Common Interview Questions

Greg Anderson's photos of the 2013 Beard And Mustache Championships

Greg Anderson's photos of the 2013 Beard And Mustache Championships in New Orleans are astounding. Here are 164 more.
Greg Anderson's photos of the 2013 Beard And Mustache Championships

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to Track Gmail Messages with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is normally used for tracking visits to your web pages but did you know that the Analytics service can also be used for tracking your outgoing email messages in Gmail. You can add the Google Analytics tracking code to your Gmail messages and you’ll instantly know if your email message has been seen or opened by the recipient.
How to Track Gmail Messages with Google Analytics

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kenya Westgate Mall Attacks: Who to Follow on the Ground

The deadly siege at an upscale Nairobi shopping mall continues after a terrorist attack killed at least 68 and injured more than 175 on Saturday, according to officials. An unknown number of people are being held hostage inside Kenya's Westgate Mall, as the death toll steadily climbs.
Kenya Westgate Mall Attacks: Who to Follow on the Ground

Sunday, September 22, 2013

How to Forward Yahoo Mail to Gmail: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

If for any reason you have to forward your Yahoo e-mail to gmail, you have to make a slight change to your Yahoo mail settings. It may seem complicated. but it's actually very easy to do! This step-by-step guide will "walk" you through the process.
How to Forward Yahoo Mail to Gmail: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

iOS 7: Your Questions Answered

On Sept. 18, Apple finally unveiled iOS 7 to the public. The update marks perhaps the largest change to Apple's OS since its inception in 2007 — and with that change comes many user questions, from how to navigate the new interface to which apps have been best optimized for it.
iOS 7: Your Questions Answered

15 Toylines from the '80s That Will Never Ever Be Coming Back

The ‘80s were the golden age of the action figure, but not all '80s toylines were gold. For every He-Man or Transformers, there are a dozen series that will never return — either because they’ve been forgotten, or they've been outclassed, or just because they sucked in the first place. Here are 15 toylines whose relaunch is forever aborted.
15 Toylines from the '80s That Will Never Ever Be Coming Back

Friday, September 20, 2013

How Far Do Sneeze Droplets Travel (And How Big Can They Get)?

With spring comes hay fever, which means lots of people sneezing all around you (and in some cases, all over you). If you’d prefer not to be covered in disgusting snot droplets, you need to keep your distance from allergy sufferers — but how close is too close?
How Far Do Sneeze Droplets Travel (And How Big Can They Get)?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

In this week's viral video recap, a brave cat takes on the theremin. Is this musically inclined feline a virtuoso or hopeless amateur? You decide.
Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

5 Facts You Didn't Know About The Beatles

The Beatles are probably the most influential musicians of the 20th century, but did you know they really wanted to star in a movie version of Lord of the Rings? Thankfully, Stanley Kubrick had the good sense to turn them down.
5 Facts You Didn't Know About The Beatles

Decapitated copperhead bites self

"It finally quit movin' though, now that it bit itself," says our intrepid narrator. And that, writes wildlife ecologist David Steen, could have something to do with the fact that a decapitated copperhead head can still inject venom. More importantly, if it did, the rest of the snake's body likely wouldn't have any special defense against that venom.
Decapitated copperhead bites self

iPhone 5s reviews in

Apple's iPhone 5S has a better camera, faster hardware and a gold-trimmed option. How does it stack up to last year's model, and strong offerings from Samsung and Nokia?
iPhone 5s reviews in

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

This Slo-Mo Car Explosion Is Even Better Than Your Fiery Fantasies

So the Slo-Mo Guys have kicked pans of gasoline, blown up paint, and played with Molotov cocktails, all in gloriously indulgent slow motion. Now, they’ve upped the ante considerably and blown up a freakin’ car. Just because.
This Slo-Mo Car Explosion Is Even Better Than Your Fiery Fantasies

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

14 Machines That Were Brilliant in 1985

The thing about science and technology is that what's cutting edge today is quickly replaced tomorrow. And that's a good thing — constantly pushing the envelope to build better, more brilliant machines will power us into the future. To celebrate the next chapter in General Electric's Brilliant Machines story, head back in time and see just how far we've come since 1985.
14 Machines That Were Brilliant in 1985

Monday, September 16, 2013

Our Favourite TV Shows Never Really Leave Us

Everyone has favourite shows. Look at Breaking Bad. Fans are everywhere right now. And like Breaking Bad all shows must meet a noble or ignominious end. But that doesn’t mean we stop loving them. Or hating them so much that we are oddly fascinated and can’t stop watching. That’s why Offerpop took a look at which shows have the most likes on Facebook and how these fans break down.
Our Favourite TV Shows Never Really Leave Us

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Redditor Posts Gripping Eyewitness Account of 9/11 Attacks

It's become something of a tradition: Each year on Sept. 11, New Yorkers post their firsthand accounts of the Sept. 11 — the disbelief of watching the Twin Towers collapse, of the people they knew who either perished in the attacks or miraculously decided not to go to work in downtown Manhattan that particular day.
Redditor Posts Gripping Eyewitness Account of 9/11 Attacks

See How Three Famous Photographs Were Edited Before Photoshop Existed

Magnum Photos, the 66-year-old photography organisation and darkroom printer in New York, has handled more famous photos than you or I will ever get to even look at. Magnum’s master printer, Pablo Inirio, was editing with tried and true darkroom chemicals long before Photoshop was a twinkle in Adobe’s eye. And now, we can see his process.
See How Three Famous Photographs Were Edited Before Photoshop Existed

15 Unbelievable Images of the Colorado Flood

Tremendous flooding that began on Wednesday along Colorado's Front Range has spurred major evacuations in the area. Some areas received up to 15 inches of rainfall and the extreme weather, at time of writing, had reportedly taken the lives of four people. Many roads are still closed and danger persists as meteorologists forecast heavy storms throughout the weekend.
15 Unbelievable Images of the Colorado Flood

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Little Girl Finds Security Flaw in iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner [PIC]

While some rejoiced at the advancement in phone security, one Reddit user's clever daughter knew there was a simple flaw in this new tech.
Little Girl Finds Security Flaw in iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner [PIC]

6 Questions With 'Sport Science' Creator John Brenkus

John Brenkus has been satisfying the nerd in every sports fan — and the sports fan in every nerd — since 2007. His hit show Sport Science, which nows airs as a periodic segment on ESPN's SportsCenter, takes a lab technician's approach to analyzing how the world's greatest athletes pull off the feats that keep the rest of us on the edge of our seats.
6 Questions With 'Sport Science' Creator John Brenkus

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What Is Reddit?

Anyone who has ever scrolled a page on a website or clicked a link on the internet or watched a video on YouTube or enjoys the practicality of living with electricity should know what Reddit is. But could you explain it to someone who’s never heard of it?
What Is Reddit?

75 Frugal Hacks for Your Home

Decorating and maintaining a home is expensive, but there are things you can do to cut the cost.
75 Frugal Hacks for Your Home

Watch A Girl Age Into An Old Woman In This Stunning Time Lapse

Ageing is a fierce b-word that deepens the lines on your face, sags the skin on your body and grays the hair on your head. All in the name of accruing wisdom! The thing with ageing though is that it literally takes years to see its effect. Well, this incredible time lapse fast forwards the process and shows what a girl would look like as an old woman.
Watch A Girl Age Into An Old Woman In This Stunning Time Lapse

Apple iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c: Australian Prices And Release Dates

This morning we saw Apple take the lid off the new iPhones: the 5s and the 5c. How much will you pay for them in Australia, and when can you get your mitts on them?
Apple iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c: Australian Prices And Release Dates

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

15 Gadgets That Caught Our Attention at IFA 2013

Without at a doubt, the tech trade show IFA from Berlin is one of the biggest in the world. While it’s said to be focused on the European consumers, big tech companies come to Berlin and launch different various products, hoping to get the most of journalists’ attention. We at Technology Personalized have attended IFA this year and have seen quite a lot of interesting gadgets.
15 Gadgets That Caught Our Attention at IFA 2013

Excellent Popeye comic book reprints from the 1940s and 1950s

Archie was created by Bob Montana, but Dan DiCarlo gave Archie and his pals the looks and personalities we are familiar with. Someone at Walt Disney Studios created Donald Duck, but it took cartoonist Carl Barks to transform the sailor-suited waterfowl from a screechy ill-tempered time bomb into a scheming, but good-hearted uncle to three industrious ducklings. And E.C. Segar created Popeye, J. Wellington Wimpy, Olive Oyl, Sweepea, and Bluto, but Bud Sagendorf's incredibly entertaining comic books about the one-eye sailor are the canonical Popeye.
Excellent Popeye comic book reprints from the 1940s and 1950s

Monday, September 09, 2013

Sunday, September 08, 2013

5 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released every week. But you're in luck — Mashable takes care of that for you, creating a roundup each weekend of their favorite new and updated apps. This week, they found an app that gives you unlimited access to ebooks, and another that tracks your activity to ensure you're moving at least 30 minutes of day.
5 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Scientists Confirm Largest Single Volcano on Earth

The largest volcano on Earth is not in Hawaii, but hidden beneath the western Pacific Ocean and covers an area the size of New Mexico, scientists announced on Thursday. The vast lump of lava is called the Tamu Massif and lies about 1,000 miles east of Japan. It is comparable, though somewhat less voluminous, than the enormous volcano Olympus Mons on Mars.
Scientists Confirm Largest Single Volcano on Earth

Massive hovercraft lands on crowded beach

Sunbathers on Russia's Baltic Coast were surprised by massive hovercraft landing on the beach. According to BBC News, Russian authorities said this was part of a "routine training exercise."
Massive hovercraft lands on crowded beach

Friday, September 06, 2013

Aussie Film Explains Why You Always See Tennis Shoes On Telephone Lines

You’ve seen a pair of tennis shoes hanging on a telephone wire before — we all have. Just like we’ve all wondered why the hell they were up in there first place, not to mention why it seems to consistently happen in every major city you go to. The short, 14-minute documentary “The Mystery of the Flying Kicks” wants to find out.
Aussie Film Explains Why You Always See Tennis Shoes On Telephone Lines

The Weird Truth about Arabic Numerals

If you tried to think of just one individual from history who has had the strongest, longest lasting influence on modern day mathematics, who would you choose? SciShow looks at the one man mathematical powerhouse known as Al-Khwarizmi, a scholar and teacher whose influence is still felt all throughout mathematics today in their latest video.
The Weird Truth about Arabic Numerals

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Watch This Unbelievable Trick Shot From Over 300 Feet Up [VIDEO]

What do you get when you throw a basketball off of a Dutch observation tower, and through a hoop located on the ground more than 300 feet below you? An apparent world record, that's what.
Watch This Unbelievable Trick Shot From Over 300 Feet Up [VIDEO]

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Syria

The past year has been one of increasing death and hardship for the people of Syria. I thought it would be useful if I started a “The Best…” list that might be useful for teachers and students.
The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Syria

Monday, September 02, 2013

Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2012

Australia's estimated resident population (ERP) reached 22.7 million at 30 June 2012, increasing by 370,300 people or 1.7% since 30 June 2011.
Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2012

Saturday, August 31, 2013

What The Same Train Ride Looked Like In 1953, 1983 And 2013

We’re all alive right now to know what 2013 is like. Some of us can tell stories about life 30 years ago. But most of us have no clue what life was like 60 years ago. This fantastic video by the BBC compares that whole timespan. It shows the same exact train ride filmed in 1953, 1983 and 2013 to reveal the difference over 60 years.
What The Same Train Ride Looked Like In 1953, 1983 And 2013

The Jaw-Dropping Winners Of The Largest Sports Photography Contest Yet

Almost 7000 people entered Red Bull’s third annual Illume sports photography contest this year, making it one of the largest photography competitions ever staged. And finally, at a ceremony in Hong Kong yesterday, the jury announced its winners. Who knew snowboarding could be so moody and artful?
The Jaw-Dropping Winners Of The Largest Sports Photography Contest Yet

Time Lapse Of Yosemite Fire Shows Nature Destroying Nature

Reminder: Fire is scary. Another reminder: It can also be very beautiful when it’s burning near one of the most beautiful places on this entire planet. Yosemite National Park just posted its time-lapse video that shows different perspective of the ginormous 2013 Rim Fire and reveals how it is burning up the wilderness.
Time Lapse Of Yosemite Fire Shows Nature Destroying Nature

Friday, August 30, 2013

How to Send Large Files Over Email

Many email servers refuse to accept email attachments over 10MB in size. While attachment sizes haven’t kept up with the times, there are other easy ways to send someone large files over email.
How to Send Large Files Over Email

Best Free Trials You Should Try Today

Any big company today has started giving trials before users end up paying for their service. We have collected some of the most greatest and the latest online offers which can save your time and money.
Best Free Trials You Should Try Today

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Five Best Video Converters

If you're getting your movie and TV show library in order, it helps to have all of your video in one format that you know every device you own can play without issue. However, if your collection spans years of downloads, rips, and saved copies, your files can be all over the place. This week we're going to look at five of the best video conversion tools that can faithfully get your media library organized and ready to watch anytime, anywhere.
Five Best Video Converters

9 Crucial Tips and Tricks for Skype

Here at Mashable we use Skype on a daily basis. It's part of a suite of essential online tools that keep us connected to our friends, families and colleagues.
9 Crucial Tips and Tricks for Skype

Monday, August 26, 2013

How Do You Properly Destroy A Hard Drive?

Anyone who looked at The Guardian’s website in the last week will have seen a picture of one of the newspaper’s own laptops smashed and in pieces. Why did this Mac have to die?
How Do You Properly Destroy A Hard Drive?

Kiosks Let You Charge Your Device Wirelessly in Public

If Jeffrey Maganis has his way, you will find charging stations as often as you find ATMs. His company ChargeAll has built kiosks with bins that hold mobile devices and charge them, without requiring cords.
Kiosks Let You Charge Your Device Wirelessly in Public

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Super-Accurate Gravity Map By Australian Scientists Shows You Where You Can Weigh Less

Gravity is often assumed to be constant across the entire planet, but because the Earth varies in shape and density, that’s not really the case. Now, this super-accurate gravity map reveals that the fluctuations are even more extreme than scientists previously thought.
Super-Accurate Gravity Map By Australian Scientists Shows You Where You Can Weigh Less

9 Most Amazing Train Railways

Check out some of the most unique train tracks from around the world.
9 Most Amazing Train Railways

14 Illegal Things You're Doing on the Internet

We've all done it. One day it's pirating an album, the next day it's streaming movies from a sketchy site. Of course, we know all these things are illegal.
14 Illegal Things You're Doing on the Internet

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

5 Amazing Facts About Tonight's Blue Moon

The Blue Moon on Aug. 20 is not the second full moon of August, but actually gets its name from a relatively obscure rule of astronomy. And there are a few other details about the full moon that might surprise you.
5 Amazing Facts About Tonight's Blue Moon

Monday, August 19, 2013

Aldi Mobile: Everything You Need To Know

Aldi’s own low-cost pre-paid mobile offerings have launched, and we have everything you need to know about the new service. In light of the recent ispONE drama taking down Kogan Mobile, it might be a good idea to look at your options.
Aldi Mobile: Everything You Need To Know

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Warren Buffet explains why you can't beat the market

For openers, there is one huge, obvious pitfall. I am virtually certain that above-average performance cannot be maintained with large sums of managed money. It is nice to think that $20 billion managed under one roof will produce financial resources which can hire some of the world’s most effective investment talent. After all, doesn’t the big money at Las Vegas attract the most effective entertainers to its stages?
Warren Buffet explains why you can't beat the market

Area 51 Secrets Revealed in Unclassified Documents

Newly declassified CIA documents have revealed some of the history behind Nevada's Area 51. The area was never home to aliens or UFOs, but it was a super secret site for testing spy planes such as the U-2.
Area 51 Secrets Revealed in Unclassified Documents

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A ‘no-reformat reinstall’ for Windows 8

Win8′s Refresh your PC without affecting your files feature lets you rebuild your operating system in minutes. A refresh returns Windows 8 to like-new condition while leaving users’ accounts, data, passwords, and personal files intact. But there are a few limitations to consider.
A ‘no-reformat reinstall’ for Windows 8

Friday, August 16, 2013

Things The Authorities Say To Mislead People About NSA Surveillance

It’s been two months since US President Barack Obama first said that he welcomes a debate about NSA surveillance, which he once again reiterated last week at his press conference. Unfortunately, it’s very hard to have a real debate about a subject when the administration constantly and intentionally misleads Americans about the NSA’s capabilities and supposed legal powers.
Things The Authorities Say To Mislead People About NSA Surveillance

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How to Let Someone Else Use Your Computer Without Giving Them Access To All Your Stuff

If you let someone use your computer, they could gain access to your saved passwords, read your email, access all your files, and more. Instead of looking over their shoulder, just use your operating system’s guest account feature.
How to Let Someone Else Use Your Computer Without Giving Them Access To All Your Stuff

Monday, August 12, 2013

The English Language Is Pretty Crappy When You Think About It

They say that the hardest language to learn is English, what with all its crazy silent letters, weird tenses and other strange rules. There’s no denying it: the English language is just a little bit rubbish as The Fresh Gentlemen explain.
The English Language Is Pretty Crappy When You Think About It

Approaching Darkness: One Man Blogs His Descent Into Alzheimer's

Retired physician David Hilfiker, 68, has invited me to his Washington, D.C. home to discuss the blog he’s operated for the past 10 months. David has Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that causes memory deficits and difficulty performing everyday tasks. This cognitive disorder manifests variably across patients, and its symptoms can appear in people as young as 30 or as old as 90.Approaching Darkness: One Man Blogs His Descent Into Alzheimer's

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Truckload of gas cylinders explodes 39 times

On a Russian highway, a truck filled with propane cylinders explodes 39 times, boom, boom, boom, each explosion more spectacular than the last.
Truckload of gas cylinders explodes 39 times

Friday, August 09, 2013

How to Photograph Sports

Have you ever seen sports advertisements in magazines and wondered how you could take pictures like the pros? After reading this article, you'll be well on your way to producing quality sports images.
How to Photograph Sports

The Most Bonkers Scientific Theories (Almost) Nobody Believes Anymore

In this gallery we present to you the silliest of the silly scientific theories, some of which you’ll no doubt recognize because for whatever reason people refuse to give up on them. So remember, there are no dumb theories, just dumb reasons to keep believing in long-discredited theories.
The Most Bonkers Scientific Theories (Almost) Nobody Believes Anymore

Thursday, August 08, 2013

More on the Fukushima water leaks

The New York Times has a story that ties together several reports of contaminated, radioactive water leaking into the ground and the nearby harbor at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan.
More on the Fukushima water leaks

Town swallowed by sinkhole

Bayou Corne, Louisiana is being swallowed by a massive sinkhole. Yes, the whole town. OK, it is a small town. But it's definitely a massive industrial disaster.
Town swallowed by sinkhole

Monday, August 05, 2013

How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With An Old Router

When you upgrade to a faster, better router, don’t throw out your old one. You can turn it into a repeater that will carry your Wi-Fi signal to the dark corners of your home.
How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With An Old Router

Saturday, August 03, 2013

How To Fix 11 Of The Most Common Household Appliance Problems

At least a quarter of all appliance repair calls are resolved with no-brainer solutions like pushing a button or flipping a circuit breaker. The team at Family Handyman shares what to look for and how to avoid these expensive lessons.
How To Fix 11 Of The Most Common Household Appliance Problems

Vintage celebrities' passport photo-pages

The Guardian rounds up the passport photo-pages of various glamorous and celebrity personages of the 50s and 60s.
Vintage celebrities' passport photo-pages

Friday, August 02, 2013

Fisherman cuts self out of shark, Sharknado-style

A fisherman from Victoria, Australia, climbed inside the shark he had captured, poked an arm through its lifeless gills, and staged this incredible shot for posterity.
Fisherman cuts self out of shark, Sharknado-style

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Meet The Amazing Aussie Kid Who Won The Rubik's Cube World Championships

Meet Feliks Zemdegs. He’s a 17-year old kid from Melbourne, and he’s the new world-champion of the Rubik’s Cube, with the ability to complete the cube in less than eight-seconds, and what incredible seconds they are to watch.
Meet The Amazing Aussie Kid Who Won The Rubik's Cube World Championships

Giant panorama of Tokyo from the Tokyo Tower

Jeffrey from 360 Cities sez, "I have spent the last few months working on the Tokyo Tower Gigapixel. This is the second-largest panorama I have ever made, but it is my #1 favorite overall.
Giant panorama of Tokyo from the Tokyo Tower

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Most Important Life Lesson Older People Want Young Folks To Know

There’s no better source of wisdom than people who have lived a long time. If you want to avoid regret at the end of your life, this one lesson about work is the one people over 70 were most adamant about — more than on lessons about relationships, children and happiness: Don’t stay in a job you dislike.
The Most Important Life Lesson Older People Want Young Folks To Know

All The Failed Predictions Of When The World Will End

It’s almost become not crazy to predict when the world will end because so many crazy people do it all the freaking time. But look, we’re all still here. Nothing has ended. The world is still here. To keep track of all the crazies, but information design agency Accurat created a graphic to show just who has been predicting the end of the world.
All The Failed Predictions Of When The World Will End

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

Even though the summer heat waves are snapping, we're giving you one more reason to stay in the pool. This week's edition of our viral video recap also includes a musical cat, the season finale of Convos With My Two-Year-Old, a fun fact about owls and a water-logged corgi.
Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

What goes on when you are not there!

Insanely cute video by Glenn Naylor of the Alberta Parks dept!
What goes on when you are not there!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Hour: Which Glass To Use For Which Drink And Why

You’re going to have some friends over for a cocktail housewarming party. No problem, you think to yourself, I’ll just pick up some glassware at Crate & Barrel. You get there and panic sets in. It’s an absurd, transparent cornucopia of tumblers and flutes and who knows what else, in every conceivable shape and size. You weren’t prepared. Pay attention now, and you will be.
Happy Hour: Which Glass To Use For Which Drink And Why

When that thing you just heard about is suddenly everywhere

"Baader-Meinhof phenomenon": That's the colloquial name for a funny thing that happens when your brain collides with popular culture. You know how sometimes you'll hear about something for the first time..
When that thing you just heard about is suddenly everywhere

The Scary, Passenger's Eye View From Inside The Crashed Boeing 737

The newest instalment in the saga of the Southwest 737 aeroplane that skidded to a fiery halt as its nose gear collapsed during landing gives us markedly different perspective than we’ve seen thus far. This time, personal footage has been released from one of the passengers onboard who just happened to be filming as things went awry.
The Scary, Passenger's Eye View From Inside The Crashed Boeing 737

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

20 Ridiculous Questions Regular People Ask Google

When we have questions — from daily curiosities to deepest doubts — Google has answers.
20 Ridiculous Questions Regular People Ask Google

Friday, July 26, 2013

Android vs. iPhone: Which Should You Buy?

The world is full of great rivalries, and for smartphones, there are no exceptions. The iPhone vs. Android debate is a staple within the tech community; most users will loyally (and outspokenly) tell you why their respective devices, and theirs only, are the far superior choices.
Android vs. iPhone: Which Should You Buy?

Julian Assange Launches WikiLeaks Party in Australia

Julian Assange is officially taking his fight for transparency from the Internet to the Australian Senate. The founder of WikiLeaks formally announced the launch of the WikiLeaks Party on Thursday, along with his candidacy and that of six other members of his young party. They will run for Senate seats in Australia's election, which is due before Nov. 30.
Julian Assange Launches WikiLeaks Party in Australia

Did Spanish Train Crash Driver Make Speed Boast on Facebook?

On Wednesday, at 8.41 p.m. local time, a train derailed and crashed near the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, leaving 80 people dead and 31 critically injured. Months before the tragic crash, the driver of the train, Francisco Jose Garzón Amo, 52, allegedly boasted of traveling at high speeds on his Facebook page, according to multiple media sources who saw his account, which is now deleted.
Did Spanish Train Crash Driver Make Speed Boast on Facebook?

How to Enable Native Google Cloud Printing and Printer Sharing in Windows

Cloud Print is a fantastic way to print from any internet-connected location to any Cloud-enabled printer; it completely breaks the paradigm of forcing you to transfer a file to a computer on the network directly attached to the printer.
How to Enable Native Google Cloud Printing and Printer Sharing in Windows

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.
Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

The Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is now available

That was fast, at least if you consider that it took Microsoft a lot longer to make available Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. Internet Explorer 11 shipped with the Windows 8.1 Preview the company released last month to the public.
The Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is now available

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Damned good advice

Shane Nickerson's "11 things it took me 42 years to learn" is damned good advice:
Damned good advice

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tour de France: 25 Stunning Photos From 100 Years of Racing

The 100th Tour de France ends this Sunday with what promises to be a gorgeous nighttime ride down the Champs Elysees in Paris. Overall leader Chris Froome maintains a solid advantage over the rest of the pack of international cyclists, but we'll have to wait a couple more days to see for certain that he'll raise the winner's trophy.
Tour de France: 25 Stunning Photos From 100 Years of Racing

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wave at Saturn as NASA Snaps Photo of Earth Today

Set your alarm for Friday afternoon to look up at the sky and wave as NASA's Cassini spacecraft snaps photos of the Earth from Saturn. Currently orbiting Saturn nearly 900 million miles away from Earth, Cassini will take photos on July 19 between 5:27 and 5:42 p.m. EDT. NASA is making a major social push to encourage people to be part of the historic image.
Wave at Saturn as NASA Snaps Photo of Earth Today

20 Weird and Wonderful Comic-Con Costumes

Comic-Con, the annual confab of global geekdom now in its second day in San Diego, wouldn't be half as fun if fans didn't dress up. Some go as their favorite movie, TV or comic-book character; others invent their own. The difference hardly matters. Cosplaying, as it is known, is a great way to see and be seen
20 Weird and Wonderful Comic-Con Costumes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Are You Smart Enough To Understand These Super Nerdy Jokes?

Science, chemistry, computer science, medical science, maths, programming, physics and basically anything else that requires more than half a person’s brain means that I completely suck at it. Does that make me stupid? Yes. Does that make me useless? Yes. Does that make me scratch my head as the wind passes through my hair? Absolutely yes.
Are You Smart Enough To Understand These Super Nerdy Jokes?

This Quadcopter Video Of Niagara Is Way Better Than A Tightrope

This gorgeous video shot from a remote-control helicopter hovering over Niagara Falls lets you (nearly) feel the cool, refreshing spray. YouTuber questpact rigged a GoPro Hero3 to his DJI Phantom quadcopter to get this shot, his entry in DJI’s Phantom Video Contest.
This Quadcopter Video Of Niagara Is Way Better Than A Tightrope

HTG Explains: The Difference Between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 Wireless Encryption (and Why It Matters)

Even if you know you need to secure your Wi-Fi network (and have already done so), you probably find all the encryption acronyms a little bit puzzling. Read on as we highlight the differences between encryption standards like WEP, WPA, and WPA2–and why it matters which acronym you slap on your home Wi-Fi network.
HTG Explains: The Difference Between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 Wireless Encryption (and Why It Matters)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Airline Pilot Creates Realistic Animation of Flight 214 Crash [VIDEO]

There was no clear video of last weekend's tragic Asiana Airlines Flight 214's crash landing that killed three passengers, but animation artists were quick to provide crude renderings of the accident. Now a former airline pilot and current forensic animator has created the most realistic and well-researched look yet at what probably happened last Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.
Airline Pilot Creates Realistic Animation of Flight 214 Crash [VIDEO]

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

Google Street View has something of a history for catching us in our more — uh, delicate states. And our more defecatory states. And our more dead states. While the latter is mostly just depressing, the rest are almost always delightful. Luckily for us, Captain-Obviouss has kindly prompted his fellow Redditors to compile “the most WTF things” that Google’s version of Earth has to offer.
Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Free Online Games

Its a regulation now to play free online games which are always a good option to gear up your work flow when you are in your office or maybe getting bored. It’s obvious that your boss can’t allow you to install games on your work PC and play in your office time.
Free Online Games

Friday, July 12, 2013

9 Vintage Vending Machines From A Time When You Could Sell Anything

Vending machines didn’t always just sling soft drinks and smokes. Did you know the automated peddlers have been around for about 2000 years? In fact, the very first vending machine was invented by first-century mathematician Hero of Alexandria to dispense holy water using a series of valves, pulleys and weights. And they’ve been stuffed with just about anything you can imagine since.
9 Vintage Vending Machines From A Time When You Could Sell Anything

The Typewriter Is Back — to Save Privacy

You know how to make sure a government agency — or if you are a government agency, then Wikileaks — won't eventually read everything you type? By dumping your laptop and clacking the keys on something like an old-fashioned Selectric, then hand-delivering the result to your correspondent.
The Typewriter Is Back — to Save Privacy

Thursday, July 11, 2013

20 Cat-Themed Blogs and Websites to Make Your Purr

Cats rule the Internet — that's not up for debate. According to Google, people search for the word "cats" 30 million times per month, nearly three times the amount of searches for "Kim Kardashian" and five times for "bacon."
20 Cat-Themed Blogs and Websites to Make Your Purr

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

12 Movie Deaths That Shattered Your Childhood

If you ever had a heart and a VCR, you probably remember watching Simba desperately try to wake up his dad, and sobbing when he realized he never would. But just how tear-stained were your play clothes after a viewing of The Lion King vs Bambi? If someone mentions Charlotte's Web will your eyes well up at the thought of Charlotte's last song, or are you more heartbroken when you see a GIF from The Land Before Time?
12 Movie Deaths That Shattered Your Childhood

Sunday, July 07, 2013

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

Now that you've written your eulogies for Google Reader, it's a good time to remember that Google has an abundance of other resources that may not be as popular but still deserve a spotlight.
14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

Friday, July 05, 2013

10 Spaceflight Disasters Caught on Video

On January 28, 1986, thousands of children around the US were watching from their schools CNN's live broadcast coverage of the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger's 10th flight, because of the presence of crew member Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space.
10 Spaceflight Disasters Caught on Video

10 Weird Japanese Products That Are Actually Kind of Useful

Japan has a reputation for producing some downright weird stuff. In fact, the word "chindogu" even refers to inventions that are technically practical, but utterly eccentric in their execution. These products are so bizarre, they're not actually meant to be produced.
10 Weird Japanese Products That Are Actually Kind of Useful

The Best Gmail IFTTT Recipes

Gmail and If This Then That are already two of our favorite services. When you combine the two together they become seriously powerful. Here are a few of our favorite IFTTT recipes that make Gmail even more awesome.
The Best Gmail IFTTT Recipes

Check Out These Amazing, Chilling Stereoscopic Images Of World War I

A Toronto photography studio has stumbled across a stereoscopic camera, and its photographic slides, that captured scenes of World War I in 3D. The resulting images are chilling — but incredibly striking, too.
Check Out These Amazing, Chilling Stereoscopic Images Of World War I

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 8/2013

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on The Black Stump.
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 8/2013

Don’t Be Tricked by These 5 Common Mental Rules of Thumb

Heuristics are the quick, commonsense principles we apply to solve a problem or make a decision.
Often, heuristics are very helpful rules of thumb, but they can also lead us to make dumb mistakes. Recognizing how heuristics operate can sometimes make it easier to be wary of the pitfalls.
Don’t Be Tricked by These 5 Common Mental Rules of Thumb

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

How to Transfer your Gmail Messages to Another Email Address

ay you have an old Gmail account and you would like to transfer all the existing email messages from the old account to your new email address. The new address could be on @gmail.com, @outlook.com, Google Apps (@yourcompany.com) or anywhere else.

Gmail does include the useful Mail Fetcher utility to help you automatically transfer mails between Gmail accounts or between Gmail and Outlook accounts.

If you are however planning to transfer your existing Gmail messages to another email service that doesn’t support POP3 based importing, you can make use of a simple Google Script that will auto-forward all your old messages, one by one, to your new email address.
How to Transfer your Gmail Messages to Another Email Address

Here's A Better Angle Of That Russian Rocket Exploding

Sure, the news coverage showed us the rocket blasting-off, but it’s the crashing we really want to see in detail. Don’t freak out: the Proton-M rocket that crashed and burned was an unmanned spacecraft. We’re not trying to laugh at anyone’s demise here.
Here's A Better Angle Of That Russian Rocket Exploding

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

To satisfy your travel bug, this week's roundup features a juggler who multi-tasks with a GoPro in Iceland. It also includes professional golfer Rory McIlroy going to head-to-head with a robot, a peculiar bit of bead-chain physics, playtime antics with a grown man acting as a 2-year-old and, of course, a cat video.
Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health And Improve Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that’s easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like “work ethic” or “persistence”. But those views may be changing.
How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health And Improve Work

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Feedly Guide - Tips & Tricks for Feedly RSS Reader

Feedly is our favorite RSS Reader. If you have just migrated from Google Reader to Feedly, this guide will help get up to speed and learn a few trick in the process.
Feedly Guide - Tips & Tricks for Feedly RSS Reader

Friday, June 28, 2013

Why Your Memory Sucks (And What You Can Do About It)

Human memory is quirky, complicated and unreliable. Even when we think we’re remembering everything accurately, chances are things have gotten twisted along the way. Let’s take a look at why your memory sucks and how you can change that.
Why Your Memory Sucks (And What You Can Do About It)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Only clear skies on Google Maps and Earth

To celebrate the sunny days of summer (in the northern hemisphere at least), today we're launching new satellite imagery for Google’s mapping products. This stunning global view is virtually cloud-free and includes refreshed imagery in more locations—giving you an even more accurate and comprehensive view of our planet's landscape.
Only clear skies on Google Maps and Earth

Hands On With Windows 8.1

Windows 8 may not have caught every PC user's imagination just yet, but Microsoft is pressing on with updates regardless. At the Build conference for its developers in San Francisco on Wednesday, the software giant officially unveiled its first big update to the OS with the Modern (formerly Metro) interface.
Hands On With Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Preview Released: What it Means and How to Get It

Microsoft released a preview of their update to Windows 8 today, and we’ve got all the details, starting with how to get your hands on it.
Windows 8.1 Preview Released: What it Means and How to Get It

20 Secret Passageways And Hidden Rooms Hiding In Plain Sight

History can be told in terms of secret passageways, hidden rooms and obscure tunnels. Wars have been won and lost by them, coup d’états sprung, and entire countries altered, thanks to a well-place nook or cranny. There are also plenty of modern-day uses, as you’ll see below — from drug smuggling tunnels from Tijuana to hidden doors that protect your most valuable chianti. Check out 20 of the best, below.
20 Secret Passageways And Hidden Rooms Hiding In Plain Sight

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

The beginning of summer doesn't necessarily make it any easier to battle a case of the Mondays. So to beat the sunny swelter and beat the Mondays in one sitting, go find some air conditioning and watch this week's viral video recap above.
Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nik Wallenda Survives Insane Grand Canyon Tightrope Crossing [VIDEO]

Nik Wallenda, you're more man than the rest of us will ever be. Or you're just nuts. The professional daredevil completed a quarter-mile crossing of an offshoot of the Grand Canyon on Sunday, with one small catch: he was on a tightrope 1,500 feet above the canyon floor. NBD, right?
Nik Wallenda Survives Insane Grand Canyon Tightrope Crossing [VIDEO]

Three Steps You Can Take To Protect Yourself From Online Spying

The recent PRISM scandal has validated both the general public’s growing unease with federal law enforcement agencies, and many of the fringe element’s accusations about Big Brother’s online behaviour. Just knowing governments can rummage through your online life doesn’t sit well with many folks. Here are some simple and effective ways of keeping your digital identity anonymous and your data your own.
Three Steps You Can Take To Protect Yourself From Online Spying

Friday, June 21, 2013

TWA Flight 800 Spawned the Internet's First Conspiracy Theories

On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 crashed just south of Long Island, claiming all 230 lives aboard the Boeing 747. A four-year National Transportation Safety Board investigation determined a fuel tank explosion was to blame for the incident. Even before NTSB investigators arrived at the scene, however, conspiracy theories began to float: Was it a terrorist armed with a shoulder-fired missile? Did somebody have a bomb on board? Or did the military accidentally shoot down the airplane?
TWA Flight 800 Spawned the Internet's First Conspiracy Theories

15 Hilarious Technology Ads From the 1980s

If you flip back to photos of your childhood, sometimes you'll wish that you hadn't. Perhaps your awkward haircuts and awkward poses weren't funny then, but they certainly are now. These tech ads make you feel the same way. The gadgets are clunky, the text is cheesy, and the graphics are so 80s.
15 Hilarious Technology Ads From the 1980s

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Add Wireless Charging To Any Smartphone

We’ve seen plenty of phones that support wireless charging, but it’s still not a common feature on most phones. Over on Instructables, user Harari shows you how to add a wireless charging system to just about any mobile phone that charges with a USB.
Add Wireless Charging To Any Smartphone

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

5 Mistakes Job Interviewers Secretly Hate

Picture this: You’re a job candidate up for a role in a coveted organization. You’ve got the experience and referrals, and you’ve even managed to land an interview. So, come interview time, you’re pretty confident about your chances. Weeks later, you still haven't heard from the interviewer or the company. What gives?
5 Mistakes Job Interviewers Secretly Hate

Monday, June 17, 2013

How to Test if Your ISP is Throttling Your Internet Connection

We’ve all heard the rumors and seen occasional evidence — some Internet service providers slow down certain types of traffic, like BitTorrent traffic. Other ISPs slow down their customers’ connections if they download too much data in a month. But does your ISP do any of this? Here are a few simple ways you can test whether your ISP is performing any traffic shaping or bandwidth throttling on your connection.
How to Test if Your ISP is Throttling Your Internet Connection

Sunday, June 16, 2013

It may be time to switch to DuckDuckGo or Startpage for web search

News about the government surveillance system PRISM broke only a couple of days ago even though it appears to have been in use for years. Major tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook or Apple have reportedly been involved in the program. While it is not clear how each company is involved, newspapers like The Guardian report that the NSA had access to email, chat messages, video conferencing or file transfers.
It may be time to switch to DuckDuckGo or Startpage for web search

Format Factory 3.1.0

Format Factory is a free audio, video and photo converter that supports a large range of formats for encoding and ripping. You can convert either single files or entire folders from one format to another.
Format Factory 3.1.0

15 System Tools You Don’t Have To Install on Windows Anymore

Windows includes its own versions of many widely used system utilities. A variety of new utilities were added to Windows 8, but many of these utilities are available on Windows 7, too.
15 System Tools You Don’t Have To Install on Windows Anymore

Should You Buy a More Expensive Product?

In general, people want to make financially responsible decisions when they go shopping. Often times, I look at two apparently identical items that priced differently. On some occasions, the difference between two products is as obvious as the price. The question is: should you buy the cheaper item or the more expensive one? Do you purchase entry level items or upgraded ones?
Should You Buy a More Expensive Product?