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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 .

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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Reality TV is a very popular television genre right now, but has it had an unexpected impact on us beyond serving as mere entertainment at the end of the day? Is Reality TV ‘acclimating’ people to the concept of being watched and recorded to the point that constant surveillance by authorities, or others, is no longer a major concern to us? The Idea Channel discusses the topic in today’s video.

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Do you want to channel your inner ‘Agent Smith’ or simply appear to be wearing an FBI earphone while listening to your favorite music? Then today’s earphone DIY project is the perfect way to accomplish your goal!

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Most of the time, the values for ‘Size’ and ‘Size on disk’ will be very close to matching when checking a folder or file’s size, but what if there is a huge discrepancy between the two? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the answer to this confusing problem.

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Video games are definitely fun to play, but is that the only ‘benefit’ a person can receive from them? The topic has been hotly debated over the years and now we have a definitive answer to the question. YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE discusses the results of research on the subject in their latest video.

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Sadly enough, another year has come and gone with what ‘feels’ like little progress made on getting people to choose better passwords. Password management software maker SplashData has compiled a list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013, a ‘top offenders’ list that contains some old favorites along with some new entries as choices people should not be making.

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There are few things that compare to the special peace and joy one can find when spending an evening outside enjoying the quiet beauty of moonlight. Turn your Nexus 7′s screen into a denizen of the night with the first in our series of Moonlight Wallpaper collections.

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Do you enjoy working on DIY projects and would love to get your kids interested in them as well? Then today’s tutorial video is a great place to begin. This “starter” DIY project is perfect for the kids to work on over the weekend as they make their very own MacGyver-style flashlight!

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While we may not think about it very much, there is quite a bit more going on ‘behind the scenes’ than we might realize when browsing the internet. We explore the reasons why our browsers are busy contacting unknown third-party websites in today’s SuperUser Q&A post.

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Depending on your location, you may have found yourself strictly limited on the amount of time you could listen to Spotify each month after the first six months had passed with your free account. But starting this week, Spotify has removed the streaming time limit restrictions on all free accounts, so grab your favorite pair of headphones and ‘lose yourself’ in the music!

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When we work or play on the internet, our focus is on what we need or want to get done, not on the ‘something’ that helps make it all work so well. Take a moment to peek behind the ‘curtain’ and learn more about algorithms in today’s video from PBS Digital Studios.

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Both types of formatting will get you on your way to setting up a new operating system, but is one version of formatting preferable to, or better than, the other? What is the difference between the two? We explore the answer to those questions in today’s SuperUser Q&A post.

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There is no escaping the fact that our bodies need sleep, but more than ever our bodies’ needs for it are being disrupted because of crazy schedules, an addiction to technology, or other things we place a ‘higher value’ on. Learn how circadian rhythms work, how they regulate the processes in our bodies, and why it is a good idea to go with the ‘circadian flow’ in today’s video.

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Are you tired of having cold hands with no quick and easy way to warm them up while out and about during the winter? Then you will definitely want to have a look at today’s DIY project! YouTube channel Kipkay shows you how easy it is to make instant hand warmers in just a few minutes with their latest tutorial.

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Those of you in the northern hemisphere are still feeling winter’s cold bite and likely longing for warmer, more cheerful weather. Take a break from the cold and enjoy the warm, colorful beauty of nature on your desktop with the second in our series of Colorful Butterflies Wallpaper collections.

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Have you ever wondered why our solar system and other large galactic ‘objects’ tend to favor a ‘flat layout’ as opposed to other types of configurations or shapes? YouTube channel MinutePhysics has the answer in today’s awesome explanatory video.

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If you are not familiar with it, you might think of Usenet as a completely different ‘network’ from the Internet, but are they two completely separate entities or are they ‘inter-connected’? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to that question.

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As the deadline for Windows XP’s ‘End of Life’ continues to grow closer, Microsoft has taken another step forward in cutting out support for the aging operating system. Starting April 8, the Windows XP version of Microsoft Security Essentials will also be discontinued in tandem with support for XP.

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Do you have an unused mobile phone cable that you would love to do something fun and awesome with? Then why not turn it into a secret flash drive! Today’s video shows you what you need, and how to do it in just a few easy steps.

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When we visit a website using our favorite browser, we usually just type in the basic part of the URL and ‘arrive’ at the desired location without any problems. But have we reached a point where we can start omitting ‘www’ from the URLs for all websites now, or is it still necessary to add it in?

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You have most likely heard the expression that “no two snowflakes are alike”, but is that actually true? Do you know who the first person to take a picture of a snowflake was? Or when? Learn the answers to these questions and more in today’s fun and fascinating video from PBS Digital Studios.

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Future Space News of 2014 [YouTube]

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Nature wallpapers make great backdrops for any electronic device, providing a refreshing and calming view for our eyes and thoughts. Add a bountiful harvest of beautiful greenery to your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of ‘Fields of Grass’ Wallpaper collections.

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