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What does a year of cloud coverage across the world look like? Thanks to this animation, courtesy of designer Jonathan Corum, you can watch an entire year’s worth of weather patterns in about 15 seconds.

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If you’re a fan of real-time strategy games like Command & Conquer and StarCraft as well as first-person shooter type games like MechWarrior, AirMech is the free and fun game for you. Build up your squadrons of figh...

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We have all been guilty of this at one time or another with iTunes, Windows updates (plus the associated restarts), and more…

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In this collection, Artist Signe Emma combines a scientific overview of the role salt plays in airline food with electron microscope scans of salt crystals arranged to look like the views from an airplane–a rather cleve...

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The Ubuntu Software Center is a solid, user-friendly application, but sometimes you need more power. The Synaptic package manager – previously included with Ubuntu by default – can do many things the Ubuntu Software Center can’t.

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Almost everybody can figure out how to change their IP address using an interface, but did you know you can set your network card’s IP address using a simple command from the command line?

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New games with their fancy textures, 3D modeling, and immersive environments have their charm, sure, but what if you crave some old-school arcade gaming? Read on to see how you can turn your computer into an virtual arcade cabinet.

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Note: Original wallpaper size is 1440*900 pixels but it can be easily placed on a larger black background to fit your monitor’s resolution.

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Are you a serious ‘Game of Thrones’ fan? Then prepare for a visual feast with this gallery of images showing a recreation of the world of Westeros in Minecraft.

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If you’re a Dropbox Pro user (or have been contemplating getting a Dropbox Pro account) today is your lucky day. Dropbox has overhauled their pricing structure, effectively doubling the storage capacity of their Pro acc...

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Is there a finer way to immortalize your love for one geeky thing than building it with another geeky thing? Flickr user Geeky Tom lives up to his name with these well done 1:1 Star Trek props crafted from LEGO bricks.

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If you are into retro sci-fi movies, then you will definitely want to have a look at this French classic from 1902. This silent movie is only 10.5 minutes long, but is well worth watching and makes for a fun romp through the early days of sci-fi.

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While it seems like every summer people complain about the heat, this summer there’s a basis to their grievance. In the past month there have been 4,230 daily high-temperature records set across the continental United States.

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You’ve probably heard that you always need to use the Safely Remove Hardware icon before unplugging a USB device. However, there’s also a good chance that you’ve unplugged a USB device without using this option and everything worked fine.

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Have you ever been connected to a network, and plugged in a 3G card and wished you could make only a certain program use your 3G connection ? Well you can, read on to find out how.

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Our friends over at 7 Tutorials have organized a giveaway exclusively for How-To Geek readers, and you can enter to get your own copy of their book Step by Step: Network Your Computers and Devices, published by Microsoft Press.

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