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6 Computer Viruses That Changed The World

Web Culture

6 Computer Viruses That Changed The World

Yesterday we took a look at some of the most damaging high-profile computer viruses in history, and today we’ll be exploring some of the more obscure ones instead. The term “virus” wasn’t attached to malware until 1983, but viruses as we know them date back to the early 70’s. But these viruses didn’t necessarily make front page news.

30-12-2011
6 Computer Viruses That Changed The World
5 Cool Retro Games You Should Add To Your iGoogle Page

Gaming Internet

5 Cool Retro Games You Should Add To Your iGoogle Page

iGoogle is a personal, customizable homepage which every Google account owner can make use of. iGoogle lets you add multiple different gadgets, such as Gmail updates, news, weather and games, and access them easily every time you visit your iGoogle page. Finding cool flash games online is not necessarily hard, but having all your favorite games waiting for you in iGoogle is pretty convenient.

30-12-2011
5 Cool Retro Games You Should Add To Your iGoogle Page
Education vs Experience In The Startup Community [INFOGRAPHIC]

Web Culture

Education vs Experience In The Startup Community [INFOGRAPHIC]

When it comes to starting up a tech company, what matters more to investors? A degree from an actual university or a degree from the University of Life? The popular myth is that you can build a huge Internet empire from your parents garage after school in the evenings and by the time you’re in your teens, you’re ready to match Mark Zuckerberg’s bank balance.

30-12-2011
Education vs Experience In The Startup Community [INFOGRAPHIC]
Be A Super-Geek With Soluto’s New Version: An In-Depth Look [& Invites]

Internet

Be A Super-Geek With Soluto’s New Version: An In-Depth Look [& Invites]

Let’s face it, if you are reading this, you’re a geek. People come to you for tech help, whether you like it or not. It could be family, friends, or maybe your significant other. Whether or not you help them is up to you, but Soluto is one tech company that is trying to make your life easier. It’s a truly innovative tool and it’s free.

29-12-2011
Be A Super-Geek With Soluto’s New Version: An In-Depth Look [& Invites]
Microsoft Banning Gun-Based Avatar Items On Xbox Live [News]

Gaming

Microsoft Banning Gun-Based Avatar Items On Xbox Live [News]

Avatars on Xbox Live launched way back in 2008. Since then Microsoft has used them as a lucrative business by selling clothing and accessories for them. Users can log on to the Avatar store and buy stuff, and then their friends will see what they have purchased. You can also unlock items for your Avatar in some games. These awards include some pretty cool stuff.

29-12-2011
Microsoft Banning Gun-Based Avatar Items On Xbox Live [News]
5 New Addictive Spotify Apps That Will Help You Find New Music

Internet

5 New Addictive Spotify Apps That Will Help You Find New Music

The new Spotify has arrived, with version 0.8.0.952 and higher, and adding apps to the music streaming mix. A beta version containing the majority of the apps ready for launch was made available, which gave me ample opportunity to put all them all through their paces in advance. The following five Spotify apps are the ones which I strongly urge all Spotify users to install immediately.

29-12-2011
5 New Addictive Spotify Apps That Will Help You Find New Music
YouTube Introduces Slam, An Addictive YouTube Game [News]

Internet

YouTube Introduces Slam, An Addictive YouTube Game [News]

Do you like watching videos? Do you think you can predict what the world’s next viral videos would be? Or maybe you’re just bored and looking for some new YouTube action? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you’re going to love the new joint effort coming our way from YouTube and Google Research.

29-12-2011
YouTube Introduces Slam, An Addictive YouTube Game [News]
Ubuntu Restricted Extras: The First Thing You Should Install On Ubuntu [Linux]

Linux

Ubuntu Restricted Extras: The First Thing You Should Install On Ubuntu [Linux]

Install Java, Flash, every codec you’ll ever need and much more, all at once. It’s heavily proprietary, but Ubuntu Restricted Extras is probably the first package you should install in Ubuntu. Are you a new Ubuntu user? You might soon notice that a lot of things don’t work out of the box. You cannot listen to MP3 files or watch most movies; even DVDs.

29-12-2011
Ubuntu Restricted Extras: The First Thing You Should Install On Ubuntu [Linux]
The Top 8 Radio Talk Show Hosts With Online Streaming

Internet

The Top 8 Radio Talk Show Hosts With Online Streaming

While searching for an interesting topic this week, I realized that we’ve never really covered radio talk show hosts here at MUO. Both David and Dean discussed how you can get started in your own talk show host career by launching an Internet radio show, but what if you’re looking for popular radio show hosts to listen to while you’re online?

29-12-2011
The Top 8 Radio Talk Show Hosts With Online Streaming
How To Encrypt Your Home Folder After Ubuntu Installation [Linux]

Linux

How To Encrypt Your Home Folder After Ubuntu Installation [Linux]

Imagine this: it’s a great day, you’re busy working on your computer at some event, and everything seems fine. After a while you get tired and decide to get something to eat and shut down your laptop. Although it’s not supposed to happen, someone steals it while you’re gone. At this point you freak out because your life information is on that machine.

29-12-2011
How To Encrypt Your Home Folder After Ubuntu Installation [Linux]
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