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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 .

Newer processors are able to contribute to the security of your system, but what exactly do they do to help? Today’s Super User Q&A post looks at the link between processors and system security.

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What do you think the brightest thing in the universe is? Whatever your choice, you might be surprised by the actual answer. Watch and enjoy as Vsauce discusses the brightest things in the universe in today’s video.

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If you are the go-to tech person for your family and friends, then sooner or later you may have found yourself being asked what a DDoS attack is. Rather than explain it again each time someone new asks you, you can just point them in the direction of this terrific video by Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier.

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Whether you are in it just for a bit of geeky fun, or are seriously wanting to know the answer, how do you find out the IP address for a website? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the answer, and how to know if more than one website is bound to the same IP address.

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Are you one of the individuals who missed out on downloading Flappy Bird to your iPhone or Android phone before the weekend was over? Then take heart! While the official game may be gone now, there are some great ‘replacements’ available to fill in the gap. One of the best is Flappy Doge, an awesome variation of the game that you can play in your favorite browser for free!

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During the early part of its history, Earth was a barren and dry rock, so where did all the water we have now come from? YouTube channel MinuteEarth discusses the most likely source of our water in today’s video.

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A romantic holiday for some, a ‘pesky’ one for others, Valentine’s Day is all about the love we feel for that special someone in our lives. Let romance bloom on your desktop with our Valentine’s Day 2014 Wallpaper collection.

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Sooner or later, every operating system throws a temper tantrum or experiences a hiccup of some sort, so having a troubleshooting chart available can help make things a lot easier to deal with. With this in mind, Ray Nolan has created an awesome troubleshooting chart for Google’s Chrome OS system.

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Anyone who has dealt with Ethernet cables knows what it is like when a locking clip breaks and the cable constantly pops loose afterwards. Is there an easy DIY way to fix the cable, or is it simply better to replace it?

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Here is more from the professor about how these companies can, and are, using the data they collect.

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Do you want a sneaky place to hide your password list, spare money, or other small paper items right by your computer? Today’s DIY video shows you how to create a thin compartment in your keyboard to hide those small paper items in ‘plain sight’.

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Using trusted USB drives that you own on your up-to-date, well-secured operating system is one thing, but what if your best friend stops by with their USB drive and wants you to copy some files to it? Does your friend’s USB drive pose any risks to your well-secured system, or is it just baseless fear?

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Have you been waiting for the ‘Google Now’ feature in Chrome to get more settled in and stabilized before trying it? Then this bit of news should be of interest to you. ‘Google Now’ notifications have made it into Chrome’s Beta Channel, and are one step closer to a stable release!

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Stephen Hawking has recently stirred up a hot debate concerning the event horizons of black holes…by suggesting that they do not exist! YouTube channel Sixty Symbols discusses the topic in today’s video.

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Tigers have always had a special place in our mythology and folklore through the ages, but sadly enough, the remaining six subspecies of these beautiful creatures are all now endangered. Add the power and magnificence of these elegant felines to your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of Tigers Wallpaper collections.

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These days, when you work on a document to print out later, you simply choose the font you want, the size, etc., and go about your business without a second thought. But it was definitely not that easy when it came to printing in the past. Learn how the problem of making low resolution fonts look good was solved by the men who founded Adobe.

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What do you do when a fan on your computer is loud enough to be disruptive to your work-flow, or is ruining the fun when doing other things? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the best way to catch the ‘guilty culprit’.

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Have you ever wondered what criteria or signs scientists look for when studying exo-planets for signs of life? Today’s video discusses the topic, the fascinating information we are already learning about exo-planets via space telescope, and what we hope to find in the future.

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Are you looking for some great outdoor scenery to liven up your desktop? Then the wallpapers selected for the upcoming Xubuntu 14.04 release may be just what you are looking for! The entire set of winning photos from the wallpaper contest is now available to download, ready to freshen up your desktop.

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For those who are new to learning about computers, the BIOS may seem a bit ‘mysterious’ to some individuals, and generate questions like “Where, and how, is the BIOS stored on my computer?” Today’s SuperUser Q&A looks at the answer to these questions.

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At a time in the distant past, trees on Earth grew in a year-round warm environment, but over time adapted to thrive in colder climates as well. What were the physiological changes that trees went through that allows them to survive the cold? YouTube channel MinuteEarth discusses how trees adapted to survive in today’s video.

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Do you have an old vintage camera sitting around collecting dust? Want to turn it into something awesome and useful? Then you will definitely want to take notes from today’s DIY video on hacking a vintage Instamatic camera!

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Doctor Who is a beloved science fiction series that has captured the hearts and imaginations of people the world over, drawing us all into the life and adventures of this unique time traveler. Take your desktop on a journey through space and time with the first in our series of Doctor Who Wallpaper collections.

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If you have been keeping up with the progress on the latest Ubuntu LTS release, then you will definitely be excited by today’s bit of news! The second set of alpha builds of Ubuntu 14.04 are now available for download in six different ‘flavors’, giving you the perfect excuse to indulge in a weekend full of system testing fun.

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For many of us, our lives can be quite hectic and busy at times, so the temptation to get as much done as possible while on the go has a lot of appeal. But is it really a good idea to have our laptops powered up and running while in a backpack or bag as we commute between locations, or is it an invitation for trouble?

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