Exercise Your Brain With This Charming Physics-Based Puzzle Game

A casual physics-based puzzle Where’s My Water reviewed here is an easy-to-play game that lets you dig trenches through the dirt to guide water to the bathtub for Swampy. A similar physics-based puzzle known as Happy Glass is equally charming but with different gameplay.

It lets you draw a line to direct water to flow into a glass and fill it up to complete a level.

The game is easy to learn and play. It takes only a few seconds to solve a puzzle especially in the beginning stages and see your result in animation that looks real. But as you move on, the puzzles get harder to solve. You probably have to think out of the box to find a good solution when there are more elements introduced into the puzzles.

Happy Glass can give you hours of entertainment as it has 300 levels of puzzles to unlock with even more to come soon.

Available for Android, iPhone and iPad mobile users, Happy Glass is fun, challenging and addictive to play with some basic knowledge of physics and gravity in mind. Exercise your brain while you have time to kill with this unique charming puzzle game.  Read More

Windows 10 automatocally connects to all these websites after a clean installation

Microsoft has always collected telemetry data on all versions of Windows. For most previous versions, the telemetry data is used to track issues that impact security and reliability, analyze and fix software problems, and improve Windows overall. The release of Windows 10 saw a change in data collection – it connects to more apps than other versions of Windows, and does so more often. If you’ve wondered what sites Windows 10 is connecting to, this article has a list of websites and services that Windows 10 connects to. The list is mostly websites that provide data about Microsoft apps. It also gives information on what the site is or the app does, and what will happen if you turn off the connection to a site. Windows 10 connects to one or more websites in these categories:  Read More

Google Launches New Dataset Search Engine

Dataset Search, Google’s newest search engine, was created to help people find data. Find and access a variety of datasets, like daily weather maps, the NASA thesaurus, TechCrunch articles, IMDB movies, data.gov, ocean temperatures, ProPublica, and more.

The search engine is geared towards scientists and journalists, though anyone can use it. Dataset Search can be used to find references to most datasets, wherever they are hosted, in environmental and social sciences, whether it’s a publisher’s site, a digital library, or an author’s personal web page. Datasets are fragmented and hard to find, so a search engine dedicated to them is a welcome addition for many, including data geeks or those of us who are intensely curious.

Dataset Search is easy to use, enter a term and DataSet Search will guide you to the available data. The datasets are growing, and Google has done a good job at indexing what’s available. As more publishers use Dataset markup that allows publishers to describe their data in a way that search engines can better understand the content of their pages, more datasets will appear in search results. To get started, have a look at the large variety of datasets that are open to the public in this article at Quora  Read More

Fix Common USB Problems With the Free Windows USB Troubleshooter from Microsoft

USB devices can run into issues periodically. Download and run the Windows USB Troubleshooter to diagnose and repair common USB issues.

From time to time you may not be able to safely eject a USB device from Windows using the Safely Remove Hardware dialog box. You may see a “This device is currently in use” message, or the USB device isn’t detected. The USB Troubleshooter can diagnose and repair these and some other USB problems. It was created to work with USB audio, storage, and print devices – such as thumb drives, USB hard drives, and USB printers – that don’t eject using the Safely Remove Hardware dialog box.

The Windows USB Troubleshooter is small and fast, and can be downloaded from this Microsoft website .
When you click the Download button, you’ll see a download prompt asking if you want to run or save a file named WinUSB.diagcab. If you opt to run the file, it will run immediately. Saving the file downloads it to your computer and can be run at any time.

If device drivers are set not to update in Windows Update, a dialog box will pop up that says Windows Update needs to allow driver updates. There are two choices in the dialog box; Set Windows Update to allow driver updates, and Continue without changing Windows Update settings. I like to update device drivers myself, so I went with the choice to continue.

After the Troubleshooter finishes, you’ll see a Troubleshooting report that lists any issues that were found and repaired, and a list of potential issues that were checked and weren’t a problem. The file is small – 310 KB – and it will run on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.