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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 .

Many people have been eager to have Google Now working in their Chrome browsers and this week that dream got one step closer to reality. The first teasers that the new feature is becoming active have started to appear, so now is a good time to activate the switch for it and be ready for its arrival.

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From our earliest days mankind has debated what should be defined as the center of the universe, a ‘definition’ that continues to evolve as our technology and knowledge of the universe improves. Follow along with mankind’s historical progress on defining the center of the universe and learn some great facts about the debate with this terrific TEDEducation video.

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People have been curious if there would be cross-browser compatibility for extensions due to Opera’s recent switch to the browser engine that Google Chrome uses. That question has now been answered. The OMG! Chrome! Blog has put together a nice tutorial on how to get cross-browser extension compatibility set up and working with your browser of choice.

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It is hard to imagine a more cataclysmic event than the collision of two galaxies and the effect such an event has on each one as they are ripped apart. See the destructive power of collision at work in this video showing the latest Hubble imagery of Arp 142, a.k.a. the collision of NGC 2936 and NGC 2937.

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The sun is rising and a gentle morning breeze stirs the sparse vegetation around you as you look out across the lonely desert… Bring the beauty of these barren yet scenic lands to your Nexus 7 with the first in our series of Deserts Wallpaper collections.

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Have you been waiting for more awesome photos of Mars’ surface from the Curiosity Rover mission? Then you are definitely going to love this bit of news! NASA and GigaPan have teamed up to create a truly inspiring 1.3 billion pixel panoramic view of Mars that you can ‘zoom around’ and explore at your leisure.

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While most people think of the 1930s as the time when computers made their debut, there was one designed much earlier than that…in the 1830s. This great TedED video provides a fascinating look at Charles Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered analytical engine.

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Oracle has released new updates that patch 40 security holes in their Java Runtime Environment software. Anyone who needs or actively uses the Java Runtime Environment for work or gaming should promptly update their Java installation as soon as possible.

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If you or someone you know uses the linked accounts feature in an Outlook.com account, then you definitely need to pay attention to this news. Starting late next month Microsoft will begin the process of unlinking linked accounts as a measure to boost overall account security for Outlook.com users.

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If you are not familiar with quantum computers, then you may be wondering what the difference is between them and our regular everyday computers. Veritasium discusses the topic of what makes a quantum computer different and why they are so powerful in this video.

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Searching for seashells at the beach can be a unique adventure each time you go since new shells are always washing up out of the water. Gather up a beautiful collection of seashells for your desktop with the second in our series of Seashells Wallpaper collections.

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When Google introduced Chrome Frame in 2009, it was their intention to help those running legacy versions of Internet Explorer have access to and enjoy a modern browsing experience. Now that more people are using modern up-to-date versions of Internet Explorer and other browsers, Google has decided that Chrome Frame’s work is done and it is time to retire it.

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Have you ever wondered why people have a preference for using one hand over the other? What is it that determines hand dominance? Is it because of evolution, is it hereditary, or due to something else? SciShow takes a quick look at the topic in this terrific video.

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Visiting a desktop-only or misconfigured website on your mobile device can be a very frustrating experience. They are not easy to navigate or fail to work properly, leaving you with little to no satisfaction. To encourage websites to adopt good ‘mobile compliant’ practices, Google will be introducing new changes in how websites are ranked when users search on a mobile device.

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Did you miss seeing Apple’s WWDC Keynote this year, but still want to enjoy the experience for yourself? Then here is your opportunity! Apple has posted the 2013 keynote at their website for those who may have missed it or want to see it once again.

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When you touch an item and it feels hot, cold or in between to you, are you actually feeling the temperature of the item itself or is there more to it than that? You might be surprised by the answer as MinutePhysics discusses the topic in this informative video.

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Sunsets herald the end of long working days and turn our thoughts to sitting down for a bit to relax or perhaps taking a few minutes to reflect on our lives and loved ones. Add a late afternoon glow to your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of Sunsets Wallpaper collections.

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Imagine that the zombie apocalypse has finally happened and they think you are the choicest selection on the menu! What would you do? Where would you go to be safe? David Hunter discusses how good geographical skills might be one of the best survival tools that you can have at your disposal in this awesome video.

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Want to look like a mathematical genius in front of all your friends? Then you will love this awesome number trick from Numberphile! The best part will be the looks on their faces when you surprise them by having predicted the answer ahead of time…

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Screenshots of the Windows 8.1 Preview have been circulating on the internet for a bit now, but we have had to wait until this week to see any official video footage of the new system in action. Watch as Jensen Harris from the Windows Team shows some highlights of what we can expect in the Windows 8.1 Preview due to be released on June 26th.

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Depending on your point of view, being able to record one’s dreams could be a mixture of interesting, funny, embarrassing, or just strange. But that kind of technology does not exist, right? You might be surprised to know that the first successful steps have already been taken as shown in this fascinating video!

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Are you or someone you know using an older UI version of Yahoo! Mail or maybe even the Classic Edition? Then this news is going to be of specific interest to you. Starting June 3rd Yahoo! is pushing mandatory upgrades to the newest UI for all mail accounts and we have the information you need if you are affected by the changes.

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There is always a possibility that an unexpected journey or adventure lies ahead of you each time you pass through a doorway, so pack up your gear and prepare to step through. Explore the lands beyond these doorways on your desktop with the second in our series of Doorways Wallpaper collections.

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It is no secret that our planet has experienced many changes in climate throughout its history, but what about the changes we are experiencing now that mankind is having an impact? Can Earth’s climatological history provide any perspective on our current situation? SciShow looks at our planet’s climatological history and discusses these fascinating questions in this video.

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Most of the time, keeping your inbox sorted and clean is a fairly simple task, but what about when things get hectic and suddenly your inbox is out of control? Finding those important e-mails among the clutter can become frustrating and time consuming, so you need an easy way to find what you need fast! With this problem in mind, Google has introduced a new feature for Gmail that will help auto-sort those e-mails into distinct categories, letting you go directly to the mail you want without the hassle.

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