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Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

Considering that DOS was a single-tasking OS and the ties it had with the early versions of Windows, just how did earlier versions of Windows manage to accomplish multi-tasking? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the answers to this question.

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Even though it is a fictional setting, many people have speculated about the possible causes of the unpredictable winters in Westeros. Professor Mike Merrifield discusses the various theories that have been put forth so far and adds an interesting one of his own in today’s video!

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No doubt you have heard about the Heartbleed bug non-stop since it came to light earlier this month, but how exactly does it work while the code is running?. YouTube channel Computerphile looks at the code, runs it, and shows you just how it works in today’s video.

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Castles stir the imagination, leading us to wonder about their history, the people that lived in them, and the events they were witness to. Explore these awesome stone treasures from the past on your desktop with the second in our series of Castles Wallpaper collections.

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The long wait is finally over…the stable release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has arrived and is now available for download in ten different ‘flavors’. So grab a copy of your favorite distributions and get ready for a weekend full of Linux-based fun!

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The ‘verify disc’ feature is great for making sure your freshly burned disc turned out well, but how exactly does it work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Microsoft has been on a roll as of late with their Office Online suite, so this week’s announcement about Office Online apps for Chrome just sweetens the deal even more. Now you can pick and choose from Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, and OneNote Online apps to make your Chrome browser more productive than ever before!

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Oracle has just released new updates that patch 37 security holes in their Java Runtime Environment software. So if you are one of the individuals who needs Java on your system for Minecraft or other specific apps, then you need to download the latest update to make sure your system is as secure as possible.

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While most of us have probably never stopped to think about it, alphabetical characters are not all the same size in the number of bytes it takes to represent them. But why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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While we may think of dust as a nuisance, there is a lot more to it than we give it credit for. We can find it everywhere…even in space, and it has a bigger impact on our lives, the weather, and our environment than we realize. YouTube channel PBS Digital Studios looks at this small, yet powerful ‘substance’ in today’s video.

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Wearable tech such as the Nike Fuelband, Fitbit, and Jawbone are becoming quite popular, but are these activity trackers actually helpful in improving our health, or are they just an information-laden fad? YouTube channel PBS Digital Studios discusses the topic in their latest video.

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Sunset can be the perfect time to get away from it all, relax, and just enjoy daydreaming. Turn your Nexus 7′s screen into the perfect dream zone with the first in our series of Sunset Dreams Wallpaper collections.

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Have you ever wondered what the weather might be like on the exo-planets scientists have discovered so far? If so, then you will likely find Kepler 413B to be of great interest for its similarity to the seasons of Westeros in Game of Thrones!

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This week saw the arrival of Windows XP’s EOL date, yet many are holding onto it, and on occasion, even older systems still. How do you convince a stubborn family member that updating their unsupported system to a newer, more secure one is in their best interest?

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Do you like a good challenge that will make you think? Then test your thinking and shooting skills versus walls, twists, turns, and gravity itself in a quirky physics-based arena with Contrast Canon!

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Do you like the idea of buildings and bridges having a literal ‘twist’ built into their design? Then sit back and enjoy today’s presentation about the use of Mobius Band design in buildings and bridges by Carlo H. Sequin from U.C. Berkeley!

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Add-ins make many of our favorite programs even better to use and allow for a nice customized experience while working, but what do you do when an add-in is causing problems and preventing you from using Outlook to get your work done?

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The latest system update for Windows 8.1 has finally arrived, and with its arrival Microsoft has released a new Power User Guide to help familiarize people with the new features and changes.

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The search for planets outside of our solar system has really started to yield results lately with one new discovery after another, but if humanity were to look for a new ‘galactic neighborhood’ to move into, what ‘qualities’ would be at the top of the list? SciShow looks at the multiple factors that would be used to judge the suitability of an exo-planet and its system in today’s video.

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The Northern hemisphere is breaking into bloom once again now that Spring has arrived, so fill your desktop with the fresh, new growth of the season with our Spring Blossoms Wallpaper collection.

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It was great while it lasted, but Canonical has admitted defeat with its Ubuntu One Cloud service and started the shut down process. But not to worry, there is still time to make sure you have a copy of all your files and music, and find a new online cloud storage provider.

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Building up a solid custom dictionary in Microsoft Word takes a while as you add a handful of words at a time, but once you get it built up, it makes working on your documents a much more pleasant task. So what do you do when you need to re-install Windows and do not want to lose your custom dictionary?

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Have you ever wanted to add your name or a favorite logo to an item, but did not have an easy or economical way to do it? Then you will definitely love today’s DIY tutorial on etching using a battery and simple household materials!

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Are you ready for a break and a quick bit of fun? Then get ready to try your hand at Color Instinct, a physics-based game that will test your coordination, shooting, and puzzle solving skills as you work to defeat all twenty-seven levels!

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While you may not think about or realize it, Microsoft Word creates a second copy of any documents you have open and are working on. But why does Microsoft Word do this? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question about this behavior.

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