How to Install Windows Games on Linux

While there are indeed a fairly reasonable number of video game options for the Linux desktop, none of them are really the mainstream games many of us have come to know and love. This translates into many people either dual-booting their computers or perhaps instead, opting to green-light one of the various solutions that run…

Earth Networks Climate Intelligence Services and Technologies

Recently Earth Networks, owner of the WeatherBug brand, partnered up with Borrasca Iniciativas Atmosféricas S.L. (BIA). The goal behind this new business partnership is to provide the best climate data available to Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. By combining the resources of Earth Networks with the expertise already in motion with BIA, everyone involved is expected to benefit with the…

Using WeatherBug API with WinForms

In previous articles I’ve discussed the WeatherBug API, while sharing some great examples of people coming up with creative uses for the WeatherBug API during their own development process. Today, I came across a new example that I think really hits the nail on the head. The video provided below shows you how one can use the…

IBM Deep Thunder and WeatherBug Analyze Irene

By now, most of you living here in the US have been alerted to the weather event known simply as Hurricane Irene. What you may not know, however, is which technology is being used to model the likely urban path for this hurricane. As reported here by MSNBC, Hurricane Irene is being simulated carefully by IBM’s own…

Best RSS Readers for Linux Users

Considering that I relied on RSS and the readers that support them long before I made the switch to the Linux desktop, having access to a decent RSS reader was a must for me to make the switch to the Linux desktop on a full time basis. Ignoring the half-truths you read elsewhere, there is…

Alternatives to Cable Television

So you tried to put up with the insanity that is cable TV, only to find that most of the content offered is either of little interest, requires the additional expense of a DVR to enjoy it, or worse, has been canceled and is no longer available. It’s a frustration that I think can get…

Npackd: a Package Manager for Windows

I think that one of the biggest things missing from the Windows desktop is a software package manager. I’m not pointing fingers at any one responsible party, but I just think it’s a missing feature that in 2011 we should have seen by now. Linux has had it for years. OS X now has it…

Wacom Drawing Tablets for the Mac

Much like the Windows desktop, the Mac offers solid Wacom device support for its tablets. Unlike the kind of tablets on which you might watch video or blog, these types of tablets are designed to work with software like Photoshop. In this post, I will share some of the better tablets available as they each…

How to Manage Your Digital Camera on Ubuntu

Desktop Linux distributions like Ubuntu, among countless others, all have something in common. They all have great support for your digital camera. But the support doesn’t only translate into actual camera support as it also means great software for managing things. In this article, I will highlight two of my favorite programs for great camera…

Introducing WeatherBug For the HP TouchPad

WeatherBug has made it no secret that as a brand, they are to be seen on as many mobile devices and tablets as possible. This has led to success stories with the iPhone, iPad, Android options, among other platforms. In the tradition of keeping up with the latest happenings from the tablet space, WeatherBug has…