- Star Trek gets a tribute above London — Geekosystem
- Brain hacks that give you mind-blowing powers — Cracked
- Amazon reveals its Zombieland TV show pilot — ReadWrite
- When is it OK to Facebook chat? — FWD
- Barnes & Noble is giving away Nooks, seriously! — HuffPost Tech
- Future iPhones may drop with nary a scratch — Newser
- What you need to know about Duck Tales — Mental Floss
- The Ender's Game teaser poster is here! — /Film
You've been so busy organizing your digital library and backing up your photos for safekeeping that you may have forgotten to do one thing: clear out your SD card! There's nothing worse than getting set up for the perfect shot only to be told by your camera that there's no more space on your memory card to capture the moment. Unless you always have a spare SD card on hand to switch out, routinely clear out your photos from your camera's memory card after you've backed them up to your external hard drive, so you're never without space.
Color-coding the kids. Lunch on the go. Maybe even a leash for her 1 year old. That’s what works for Rose, a busy yet surprisingly blissful mom living her dream job as cook, chauffeur, maid, storyteller, laundress, and rodeo-wrangler/lion-tamer to three super-active boys under the age of 3.
Check out the video above for a peek inside her day, and see how she relies on Tide Detergent to protect her colors — and thus, preserve her sanity!
This week, our favorite geeks were happy to share their best snaps with the rest of the Twitterverse. Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams showed off some Vulcan art, and Marvel legend Stan Lee, aka Generalissimo, wished Brian Tee a comical day of birth.
We've got social media goodies from J.J. and Stan, plus actors Wil Wheaton, Maisie Williams, and more in our top 10 tweets of the week from geeks we love.
You did a great job ensuring the household didn't miss a single laugh of the current 30 Rock season, but do you still need to save already-viewed episodes and those from seasons past? Take today to finally accomplish one simple task that always gets put off: clearing the DVR queue. Finally, space on the DVR to start discovering new BBC sci-fi or a secret guilty pleasure!
There's now another pillage-and-plunder television series in the Sunday evening time slot: Vikings, an action-packed drama about the conflicts, conquests, and character of the first Norse warriors. The show airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on the History Channel, pitting it directly against HBO's Game of Thrones, which returns to the small screen on March 31.
So far, we've enjoyed the first three episodes of Vikings, which has tons of high-definition drama, amazing eighth-century props, and plenty of seafaring scenes to satisfy our inner adventurer — but we want to know: will you be adding the History Channel's new scripted series to your Spring geek TV lineup? Can two epic fantasy shows survive side by side?
After the break, watch an exclusive clip from tomorrow night's new Vikings episode in which Lord Earl attempts to turn Rollo against his brother, the show's protagonist Ragnar.
Sick of toting around thumb drives full of files or emailing yourself attachments so you can continue working on a project on a different computer? All that is a thing of the past in the cloud.
What is the cloud? The cloud is a service that stores your documents, files, music, and photos on secure third-party servers, allowing you to access them from any computer, anywhere, anytime with proper log-in credentials or a software download. Popular cloud services such as Google (Docs, Calendar, Tasks), Dropbox, Box, and Mozy specialize in storing your documents and files, while services like Flickr and Amazon can store your photos and digital downloads so you don't have to take up space on your hard drive and portable devices.
Moving your important documents to a cloud service helps keep you running at 100 percent, especially when it comes to business, since you can download and upload documents for your teams to access from any computer. No sharing of thumb drives or sending of email attachments necessary.
Between dragons, futuristic concept gadgets, and a heartbreaking update to an Internet addict's most-used tool, there were quite a few stories that captivated us this week. Catch up on the week's news, including the geeky side of the Game of Thrones crew, in the news recap.
- Inspirational memes revised for honesty — Cracked
- Is the iPhone outdated? — ReadWrite
- Star Wars and Jurassic Park meet in one glorious mashup — Geekosystem
- A time-lapse of time-lapse videos, because you love time-lapse — BuzzFeed
- A piece of Apollo 11 rescued from the ocean floor — Newser
- The problem with the new Xbox — HuffPost Tech
- Harness your pent-up energy into a high-tech soccer ball — Brit + Co.