Be sure to check back with us as we honor our captain throughout the day, but first — watch the endearing video below to see Patrick Stewart wish Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry a happy birthday of his own.
In honor of Twitter's big birthday, Twitter asked users to post their favorite tweets of all time, with the hashtag #5yrs. With users around the world now sending 140 million tweets per day, Twitter's success is clear. Amidst the billions of tweets, there are plenty that stand out, giving us a look into history and at the vast power Twitter has to mobilize and give its users a platform and a voice.
Twitter has played a role in almost every major event in recent years, from the US presidential election to recent Egyptian protests. Twitter has even broken free from the confines of our atmosphere, allowing astronauts to tweet from space. With noted celebs and everyday people alike using the service to speak out, Twitter has come a long way in the past five years — here's to more sweet success!
We're closing out 2010 with a bang, but as we all take this time to connect with friends and family near and far, we'd like to extend happy holiday wishes to you and yours!
Every day is a geek holiday on GeekSugar, but today is officially Embrace Your Geekness Day! There are plenty of ways to show off your geeky state of mind, and whether you're planning a feté for a few or staying in to have a party of one, it's time to let your geek flag fly — here are 10 ways you can celebrate your geekness now, or any time of year.
Sonic, the loveable Sega Genesis hedgehog, turns 19 today! I still have fond memories of playing the game on my friend's Sega after school; grabbing rings and powering down the hills. In celebration, I've dug up 10 awesome Sonic-themed goodies from handmade marketplace Etsy — check 'em out!
Let's face it — vacations are where we pamper ourselves with treats we wouldn't normally get at home. But this tiny addition in a luxury boutique hotel proves that you shouldn't toss all of your green efforts out the window just because you're on holiday. Keeping your water and power usage top of mind while at a hotel can really help the business keep costs down (which translates to lower rates for you), while easing the pressure off mother earth as well.
I've got a few geeky tips of my own to eco-fy your vacation travels. Find out what they are when you read more.
The beloved photo editing program Photoshop turns 20 today, and to celebrate, I thought I'd round up some of my favorite Photoshop tips and tricks. From editing your pics on the go to removing objects from photos, this program has certainly earned a spot as one of my all-time favorites.
Who doesn't love the satisfying pop-pop-pop of a sheet of bubble wrap? Today is the 50th birthday of the packing material turned amazing stress-reliever, which actually started (believe it or not) as a type of wallpaper! Popping a sheet of the stuff takes me back to my childhood, when sometimes the packaging was far more exciting than the actual gift inside. My sister and I used to fight over sheets of the stuff, but luckily it now comes many different digital forms, making it not only better for the environment but easier to endlessly pop away. Today, celebrate bubble wrap's birthday with one of these fun games for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, or your computer.
Source: Flickr User Hey Paul