Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Cyber security video on NOVA

NOVA just released a interesting video on cyber security called Rise of the Hackers. Some part of the video is a little bit dramatic, but overall it is very informative and eye-opening. It did a good job on conveying the idea that the Internet is a very dangerous environment and the cyber security is a tug-o-war between defenders and hackers, and also did an excellent job on explaining how quantum computing works even though it […]

Fight for net neutrality so the Internet will not slow down

If you woke up tomorrow, and your Internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites. Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you […]

Rumor says Minecraft to be owned by Microsoft

In one of the tweets in June 2014 by Markus Persson, creator of the popular on-line game Minecraft, he expressed the intention to sell his share of Mojang (being sarcastic or not), the developer behind Minecraft, now it is said that Microsoft is in serious talk of acquiring Minecraft for $2 billion. So I guess his wish or dream will come true soon. Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move […]

Four ways to shut down Windows 8.1 computer

When Windows 8 was first introduced, the iconic Start menu was removed. Many users were frustrated by this removal. For instance, you cannot shut down your computer the same way you do in previous versions of Windows: Start->Shut down. You will need to switch to the home screen, then choose shut down from the power icon. Responding to users’ objection of the removal of the Start button, Microsoft sort of brought back the Start button in Windows […]

How to capture Windows 8.1 home screen in PC

If you need to capture the home screen (with the live tile) of Windows 8.1 (or Windows 8) in a laptop or desktop computer, how do you do that? Of course, you can always use a camera to take a picture of the home screen, but the quality will not be impressive (give it a try if you don’t believe me). Below are two better yet simple ways to get a quality screen capture of Windows […]