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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 .

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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If you need to be sure that a file has been transferred or received intact and in one piece, then a hash algorithm is an excellent way to verify that. YouTube channel Computerphile discusses what hash algorithms are and how they work in their latest video.

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The air starts to crackle around you as a bright light appears, serving as a portal that transports you into a whole new and strange world beyond your imagination. Travel to new realms of thought, emotion, and energy on your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of Mystical Energy Wallpaper collections.

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Whether it is simply making your family members’ systems more secure or updating the browser of choice on your own system, the stable release of Internet Explorer 11 is now available to download for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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The lack of a collaboration feature in Microsoft’s Office Web Apps was a big disappointment for many people, but starting this week, that is no longer a problem. Microsoft has added an awesome new collaboration feature to their Office Web Apps that will help you and your co-workers be more productive than ever before, no matter where you are working from.

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Even though the center of our galaxy is obscured by thick dust and blinding starlight, that has not stopped scientists from piecing together clues about what may lie there. Sit back and enjoy a ‘cosmic journey’ with this excellent half-hour video from YouTube channel SpaceRip discussing what scientists have learned about the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, and their work on getting a ‘direct image’ of it.

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If you have an extra monitor sitting around and love the idea of making it a bit more unique, then this monitor hack may be the perfect ‘trick’ to use for your next DIY project.

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When you think of text files, you might believe there is not much that can be done to reduce the size of those files, but you would be wrong. Learn about the L.Z.77 Method of text compression and how it works to reduce file size so well in the Computerphile channel’s latest video.

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There is a whole new world waiting to be found underneath the waves, one filled with wonders untold, adventure, mystery, and danger for the unwary. Explore the unknown depths on your desktop with the second in our series of Underwater Theme Wallpaper collections.

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There is no doubt that we all experience a bit of stress in our daily lives, but just how much can our bodies stand? AsapSCIENCE looks at the times when stress can be good for us, then discusses how we seem to have trouble managing stress and the effect it has on our health in their latest video.

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As Chrome’s popularity continues to grow, malware authors are looking for new ways to target and trick users of Google’s browser into downloading malicious software to their computers. With this problem in mind, Google has introduced a new feature into the Canary Channel to automatically detect and block malware downloads whenever possible in order to help keep your system intact and safe.

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Halloween is practically here, so what better time is there to look into the history of vampires? Michael Molina has put together a great presentation looking at the folklore and types of vampires throughout history, sorting facts from fiction, and more in the TED-Ed channel’s latest video.

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Would you love to play classic Atari games, journey once again with Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit v1.0, or even try out WordStar 2.26? Then we have the perfect way to indulge in hours of browser-based fun to share with you. The Internet Archive has worked hard to put together a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software emulator and create an awesome online Historical Software Collection of classic games and software from yesteryear!

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If you love crunching numbers or are just a fan of awesome number ‘tricks’ to impress your friends with, then you will definitely want to have a look at cyclic numbers. Dr Tony Padilla from the University of Nottingham shows how these awesome numbers work in Numberphile’s latest video.

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