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What is a Windows Domain and How Does It Affect My PC?

Windows domains are typically used on large networks — corporate networks, school networks, and government networks. They aren’t something you’ll encounter at home unless you have a laptop provided by your employer or school.

HOW-TO GEEK SCHOOL

Minecraft is one of the bestselling video games of all time but getting started with it can be a bit intimidating, let alone even understanding why it’s so popular. In this edition of How-To Geek School we’re going to help you get started with the game (or at least understand why your kids love it so much).


  1. Getting Started with Minecraft
  2. Improving Minecraft Performance on Old and New Computers
  3. Meet the Biomes of Minecraft
  4. Exploring Minecraft's Structures
  5. Meet the Mobs of Minecraft
  6. Exploring Minecraft Game Modes
  7. Surviving Your First Night In Survival Mode
  8. Your First Mine, Armor, and Further Exploration
  9. Advanced Mining and the Magic of Enchanting
  10. I'm a Farmer, You're a Farmer, We are Farmers All
  11. Engineering with Redstone
  12. Creating Custom Minecraft Maps
  13. Downloading and Installing Custom Maps
  14. Setting Up Local Multiplayer and Custom Player Skins
  15. Exploring Minecraft Multiplayer Servers

LATEST GEEK NEWS

DIY PROJECTS

Make a Flickering DIY Minecraft Torch

One can never have enough Minecraft goodness to fill the old geek den with, so with that in mind, we found another tempting piece for you to add to your collection. Learn how to make your own personal flickering Minecraft torch in today’s DIY video!

by about 16 hours ago

HOW-TO

How to Automate FTP Uploads from the Windows Command Line

Windows has included batch files since before it existed… batch files are really old! Old or not, I still find myself frequently creating batch files to help me automate common tasks. One common task is uploading files to a remote FTP server. Here’s the way that I got around it.

by about 3 days ago

WALLPAPER

Futurama Wallpaper Collection for Your iPhone

With rumors of a Simpsons-Futurama crossover later this year floating around, you may find yourself missing the Planet Express crew more than ever. But until you can watch them in action once again, visit these familiar friends on your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of Futurama Wallpaper collections.

by about 3 days ago

VIDEOS

What is the Speed of Dark?

We are all familiar with just how fast light travels, but what about darkness? Is it slower, just as fast, or even faster than light? YouTube channel Vsauce discusses the speed of darkness and much more in today’s fascinating video.

by about 4 days ago

HOW-TO

How to Download PHP Source from the Terminal with Wget

Downloading files from the PHP mirrors is annoying, because by default the redirector makes the name of the filename change to just “mirror.” So how do you fix this? Luckily wget has a simple argument that you can use to fix it — and it is useful for many scenarios.

by about 4 days ago

TECH NEWS

64-Bit Builds of Google Chrome now Available in the Beta Release Channel

Google made 64-bit builds of Chrome available in the Dev and Canary channels during the early part of June, but as of this week, those 64-bit builds have graduated to the Beta channel. So if you were waiting for a more stable version to try, then now is the time to grab a copy of the new 64-bit build for your system!

by about 5 days ago

TECH NEWS

AV-Test.org Tests 17 Anti-Virus Apps for Clean-up and Repair Performance

Working to keep your system free of malware is a full-time job, but what do you do when your system gets taken over by malware? What are the best anti-virus tools to clean up an infected system? AV-Test.org decided to find out by putting seventeen anti-virus apps to the test over a ten month period.

by about 6 days ago

HOW-TO

Beginner: How to Add a Bookmark to a Location in Nautilus (Files) in Ubuntu 14.04

Nautilus contains some pre-defined bookmarks that provide quick and easy access to some common folders, such as Music and Pictures, as well as devices such as USB flash drives and network locations. You can add custom bookmarks to quickly access folders you use often.

by about 6 days ago

VIDEOS

How Tall can We Build Skyscrapers?

It seems that there is a competition among different countries as to which one can build the highest skyscraper, but just how high can we go with our current technology? YouTube channel SciShow looks at the challenges architects face, what goes into building a super tall skyscraper, and more in today’s video.

by about 7 days ago

VIDEOS

The Future of Desktop Computing?

We are well used to our desktop computers and tablets, but what would a combination of these two types of computers with a traditional flat desktop surface be like? Computerphile profiles a working prototype of this combined physical interface system in today’s video.

by about 8 days ago
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