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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 .

We all suffer from boredom at some point, but there is not that much to it, right? When you are bored, you are bored! But there may be more going on ‘behind the scenes’ than you know, or where it could lead when you feel bored. Michael from Vsauce discusses interesting facts about boredom in his latest video.

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If your Chrome browser reaches a point where it no longer works well, then that usually means uninstalling and reinstalling it in order to get back the fresh optimal performance you love. But things just got a lot simpler this week! The latest stable build of Chrome comes with a new ‘Reset to Default’ option that lets you return your browser to its original ‘shiny new condition’ with just a click of a button.

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People love to play games on their mobile phones, but on occasion there will be one that does more than just serve as a source of fun, it makes you think. While parts of the science in Plague Inc. are not accurate, there are parts that will give you an idea of how scientists might learn more about and deal with an emerging threat, and how a disease might manage to spread in our increasingly inter-connected world.

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Are you a huge fan of Google Chrome, but looking for a way to lock things down or supervise what your children access when browsing the internet with Chrome? Then you will definitely be pleased with the latest feature to be introduced in the Chrome Canary Channel! The new supervised accounts feature lets you add accounts with built-in restrictions and fewer privileges to help keep your little ones safer on the web.

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Using backgrounds that are bright and colorful make for a pleasing visual experience most of the time, but then there are times when you may prefer something a bit more subtle and natural to look at. Add a classy, natural look to your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of Wood Texture Wallpaper collections.

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Have you been thinking about starting a new blog? If you have, then you know there are quite a few blogging services available these days. So which one do you choose? The answer to that will depend on the type of blogging you intend to do, whether you are looking for a free service, the options available for each platform, and more. To help you choose the best one for your needs, The Next Web has put together a terrific list of fifteen blogging platforms with pros, cons, and a verdict for each one.

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If you love thinking or talking about numbers, then you will definitely enjoy today’s video covering PNT, a prime generating formula. Dr James Grime from Numberphile discusses how the Prime Number Theorem (PNT) shows that primes are like weeds.

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Now that NASA’s Curiosity Rover has been on Mars for a year, you may be wondering what the biggest discoveries have been so far. SciShow looks at the three biggest discoveries by Curiosity during its first year of operation in this informative video.

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So there you are, right in the middle of your favorite video game, but you are so busy with missions and quests that you may be missing one of the best parts. What part is that you may ask? All the locations you travel through that are full of wonderful scenery you may have never taken the time to notice! With that in mind, YouTube user Ultrabrilliant decided to put together a series of videos featuring these awesome video worlds for your viewing pleasure.

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Windows 8.1 RTM is nearly here and Microsoft is continuing to work hard adding polish and improvements to the operating system. The Verge has obtained a copy of the latest leaked build and taken it for a test spin, so if you are curious about the latest round of changes, then here is your opportunity to see what is new!

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Minecraft is an awesome game that just keeps getting better with time and serves as an excellent showcase of people’s artistic talents and creativity. Build the perfect desktop on your computer this weekend with the second in our series of Minecraft Wallpaper collections.

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Whether it is a reliable favorite or a shiny new Android device, you may be considering adding anti-virus software to help protect your phone and/or tablet. The question though, is which anti-virus software do you choose? AV-TEST.org’s latest batch of test results for the July-August time period are now available for viewing and can help you make a better, more informed decision.

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Our favorite super heroes have awesome and unique powers to help them fight villains, but you might be surprised to know that many animals have natural and amazing super powers of their own! PBS Digital Studios looks at some of Nature’s most fascinating super-powered animals in this terrific video.

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All browsers will offer to save passwords for you if you like, but that may not be the best of ideas. A fire storm of debate erupted online yesterday concerning the ease in which saved passwords can be accessed in Google Chrome, the only major browser on the market without a master password option at this time.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if ice did not float? Perhaps you have never really thought about it, but you might be surprised at the impact such a change would have on our world’s climate. The Periodic Table of Videos channel discusses how ice’s ability to float has a positive effect on our climate in this terrific video.

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DDoS attacks can definitely be irritating when they affect your favorite websites or have an impact on overall internet performance, but could they or would they ever be classified as weapons? Mike Rugnetta from The Idea Channel discusses the topic in this video.

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No matter the foes or crises he has faced, Iron Man has always been tough enough to live up to his heroic name and persevere. Toughen up your Nexus 7’s screen with a visual ‘iron supplement’ from the first in our series of Iron Man Wallpaper collections.

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It has been one Earth year since NASA’s Curiosity Rover touched down on Mars, so NASA has put together an awesome video with 500+ images from the mission to celebrate this milestone. The photos are from a ‘rover’s eye point of view’ showing Curiosity driving around, scooping, and drilling during its first year of work.

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Do you ever have those moments when curiosity for the sake of fun gets a hold of you? Perhaps that curiosity gets focused on computer-related “what ifs”, such as how well a very old operating system would do if used with today’s modern apps and web? Nazmus Shakib Khandaker decided to find out how well Windows 98 could and would do in 2013.

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The moon Titan holds a unique distinction…it is the only other known ‘object’ in our solar system with a dense atmosphere and stable bodies of surface liquid. Unlike Earth though, there are no waves on Titan. This mystery has planetary scientists baffled and on a quest to understand this incredible phenomenon.

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Are you just getting started with learning PowerShell or tired of looking up less frequently used commands? Then this terrific set of PowerShell quick reference guides from Microsoft is just what you need!

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While we all realize that our solar system is large, we may not have a good idea of just how huge it actually is. Enter the folks from ‘It’s Okay to be Smart’ with the outdoor solar system model they put together for this video. It will give you a whole new appreciation for the distances involved should we ever start traveling to our neighboring planets.

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Two years ago we shared a wonderful collection of beautiful fractal art wallpapers with you and today we are back with a whole new set. Bring a unique visual experience to your desktop with the second in our series of Fractal Art Wallpaper collections.

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Shouting ‘Fus Ro Dah’ at your opponents in Skyrim and watching them fly backwards through the air is pretty awesome, but what would the power of such a shout be like in real life? Vsauce3 looks at the effect an actual ‘Fus Ro Dah’ shout would have on a person’s body as well as what a stronger version would be capable of doing.

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If you were one of the people worried that Windows 7 would be left behind with regard to Internet Explorer 11, then you will definitely feel better after today’s news. Microsoft has just released a developer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 32 and 64 bit operating systems.

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