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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 .

One of the most obvious and derided changes in Windows 8 was the removal of the Start Menu, but new rumors are beginning to surface that may indicate Microsoft’s willingness to change their mind about this ‘classic’ feature in the next version of Windows.

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With each passing month, the Curiosity Rover sends back more awesome data, helping us learn more of Mars’ many secrets. The latest batch of data has revealed something quite fascinating about Gale Crater…it appears to have been the site of a large lake once upon a time. Want to know more? Then make sure to watch today’s fascinating video from YouTube channel SciShow!

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Have you been looking for a DIY project that lets you mix retro gaming fun with your current data storage needs? Then this might be the perfect project for you! If you have some old 8-bit Nintendo game cartridges sitting around collecting dust and want to add a unique twist to your external hard-drive storage, then grab your tools and get ready for some geeky goodness.

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Spending time near waterfalls can be inspirational and relaxing, providing the perfect setting to take a break away from our busy lives and routines. Add a refreshing view of cascading beauty to your Nexus 7′s screen with the first in our series of Waterfalls Wallpaper collections.

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Many of us have played this game at one time or another in our lives, and known it by a variety of different names. But there is more to the game than just serving as a way to pass the time for casual enjoyment. Watch as YouTube channel Numberphile discusses game winning strategy and shows what a perfect game between two all-knowledgeable opponents would look like.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a favorite with our readers and here in the HTG office for dealing with malware when it pops up on a computer. Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, the good folks over at the Malwarebytes Unpacked Blog have put together a report detailing the biggest malware threats of the year, and what to expect in 2014.

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Are you always watching for awesome new add-ons for your Firefox browser? Perhaps you have been running a lean installation of Firefox, but want to tweak it a bit to make it even better? Then a good place to start your search is with the group of add-ons selected by Firefox volunteers as the best of 2013, and presented by the good folks from ‘The Den’ blog at Mozilla.

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YouTube channel Computerphile looks at ‘cross site request forgery’, the third big form of web attack in today’s video. Learn how an unsecured, badly designed web form can leave you vulnerable, and how someone could maliciously exploit an unsecured form to cause a lot of grief for unsuspecting individuals.

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Will 3D Printing Change Everything? [YouTube]

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Walking through gently falling snow makes for a wonderful, refreshing experience as the quietness and beauty of a transforming landscape surrounds you. Enjoy the view as snowflakes drift lazily across your desktop’s screen with the first in our series of Snowflakes Wallpaper collections.

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After a day of feasting and napping, it is time to get the adrenaline pumping once again with some classic zombie action! Create, control, and lead a zombie army to victory against all you meet from the comfort of an RV (and your favorite browser) in ‘The Narrow Path’!

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That might sound like an easy question to answer, but there is more to it than you may be aware of. How easy is it to determine ‘sea level’ overall? How is ‘sea level’ measured, especially for inland areas far away from large bodies of water? Learn the answers these questions and more in this wonderfully informative video from YouTube channel MinutePhysics!

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Have you ever been in a position where your hands were full, or covered in ‘something’ that you wanted to keep away from your keyboard, but needed to search for something on Google at the same time? Whether it is finding out what the forgotten ingredient for the dish you are cooking is, or the next step you need to perform on your work-in-progress, Google has you covered with their new Voice Search extension!

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So many of our favorite devices and many of the machines we use every day all have one thing in common…batteries! YouTube channel SciShow looks at how these wondrous and portable little ‘power houses’ work, their history, and where battery technology may be headed in their latest video.

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Until the recent rise of mobile devices over the past few years, game consoles were the main way to play video games, and remain very popular even now. But now that mobile devices are becoming such an integral part of our everyday lives, they are helping revolutionize the video game industry and spear-heading a new golden age in video gaming.

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There is something wonderfully unique about having free time and the option to just pick a road, drive down it, and see where it may lead you. Travel to new destinations on your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of Open Road Wallpaper collections.

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This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, an event that promises to be exciting with the broadcast of the special episode ‘The Day of the Doctor’ and the return of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. Considering that 11 different individuals have played the Doctor and brought their own unique interpretations to the character over the years, what does the Doctor mean to you? What qualities and traits make the Doctor, ‘The Doctor’ to you, regardless of the actor portraying him?

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We all know that metal can withstand high temperatures and remain solid, or melt into a liquid form if it becomes hot enough, but can metal actually burn? Learn the answer to this ‘burning’ question with the latest video from YouTube channel SciShow!

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Password and account security is a hot topic as of late, especially in light of the continuing, non-stop ‘series’ of database breaches that we seem to hear about every week. With this in mind, YouTube channel Computerphile looks at and explains all the wrong ways that websites can and do use to store passwords.

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Mozilla has been hard at work on the new Australis UI for Firefox this year, steadily tweaking and improving it in preparation to land in the Nightly Build Channel. For those of you who have been eager to get your hands on the new UI, now you can finally indulge in all the Australis goodness with the latest Firefox 28 Nightly Builds.

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We are due to have a one time only visit from a comet named ISON very soon, an event that should provide a spectacular show as ISON enters the inner solar system and passes very close to the sun. Curious to know more? Then sit back and enjoy this informative video about ISON from YouTube channel Sixty Symbols!

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Earlier this year we shared a beautiful set of galaxy wallpapers with you and today we are back with a whole new collection of galactic awesomeness. Enjoy looking at the wondrous beauty of our universe on your desktop with the second in our series of Galaxies Wallpaper collections.

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Do you believe that ‘circles and spheres’ are the only ‘shapes and solids’ of constant width? You may be surprised to learn the answer to that question is no. Sit back and enjoy as Numberphile shows other ‘shapes and solids’ that are also of constant width in this terrific video.

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Are you tired of downloading Gmail attachments to your computer or mobile device? Would you like to be able to save those attachments directly to Google Drive for easy access wherever you are? If so, then you will love the new feature that Google has added to Gmail for easier viewing and management of the files you receive!

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This might sound like an easy enough question to answer at first, but could be answered in more ways than you may realize. It all depends on your point of view or how you literally see things. YouTube channel Vsauce provides some interesting views of Earth that you may not have thought about or considered in their latest video.

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