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One of the great things about most system utilities is their portability. Many simply are distributed directly as an exe or in a zip file and are ready to use with no install required. Because of the simplicity of use, these types of applications are easily updated, however many lack any form of auto-update capability. Our UpdateFromWeb script solves this problem as it makes installing updates to portable applications, or any file available via the web for that matter, an automated process.

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Use Internet Explorer 9? It may be sending your entire browsing history to Microsoft. Or, it may be automatically blocking tracking websites. It’s all in how you tweak Internet Explorer’s privacy settings.

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When installing an application on a Terminal Server, because multiple people will be using the application at once, there is actually a special method that you should use to install the applications. Here’s two methods to do it the right way.

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Despite the advances in wireless technology the cable-free future we’ve all been waiting for hasn’t arrived yet. Whether you’re wrangling network cables, peripheral cables, or a nest of charging cables, we want to hear your cable clutter busting tips and tricks.

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Have you ever wondered what snowflakes look like as they form and grow? Ever wished that you could watch one form in front of your eyes? Then sit back and enjoy these two videos that show snowflakes forming right in the lab.

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Rather than simply rely on total downloads as a measure of worth, Quality Index compiles a meta rank by combining critical reviews from across the web into a weighted score. Read on to check out the top 10 games and apps from 2011.

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You’ve laid the last foot of wire, tested all the inputs, and ran your sound checks. Now it’s time to impress guests with a proper demonstration–check out these 10 movie scenes to find the perfect clip for your demo.

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Giant Robotic Dog [DesktopNexus]

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Over at Hard-H20, a modding and hardware wiki, they share a well documented tutorial for taking a 2-wire fan (which is just power + ground) and upgrading it to a 3-wire fan (power + ground + tachometer). By following along wi...

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Vi is a powerful text editor included with most Linux systems, even embedded ones. Sometimes you’ll have to edit a text file on a system that doesn’t include a friendlier text editor, so knowing Vi is essential.

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You have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, you have a printer, and you want to print things—the only problem is your printer isn’t AirPrint compatible. No problem, read on as we show you how to print to older printers.

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Note: You can download these wallpapers for your iPhone by visiting the blog post linked below.

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Whether you are trying to keep track of which cords go to specific electronic items or looking for a better way to store leftover wrapping paper, the right idea can make it all a lot easier to deal with. The Daily Buzz blog h...

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Whether you’re looking for an interface for your new DIY arcade cabinet or want to build a custom keypad for an application, this detailed tutorial will show you how to frankenmod an old keyboard into a new interface.

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Android: BT Controller links Android devices together so one Android device can serve as the gamepad for another Android device.

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