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Last year we showed you how to tether your Android phone to your computer, no rooting required. The only catch was that it cost $16—now we’re back with a just as simple but free-as-in-beer solution.

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How well do you know calendar history and the changes that led to the modern version that we use? Put your knowledge to the test with this awesome video put together by YouTube user jeremiahjw.

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Think you have seen some odd or unusual altered images before now? Then you may want to have a look at the interesting collection that the PS Disasters blog has put together. In it you will see a good mix of obvious and not s...

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If you develop websites, you need to use multiple versions of different browsers for testing your sites. There are ways to run multiple versions of IE on the same computer, but some versions cannot be run at the same time.

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If you’re looking for a simple way to increase the security of PIN passcodes on devices with touch screens you can do so by repeating a digit in the sequence.

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It’s one of the lesser known and briefest meteor showers of the year but it makes up for it with a stunning display that peaks at 200+ meteors per hour; catch it tonight.

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Battery meters [via MakeUseOf]

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The Commodore 64, that little computing powerhouse from the 1980s, turns 30 this week–check out an early Commodore ad for your daily dose of nostalgia.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader letters we’ve answered and share them with the greater audience. This week we’re looking at how to find great airline seats, whether or not you should turn your monitors off, and extending your network with a wireless repeater.

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What would classic Atari games of yesteryear look like if the titles were a bit more realistic? One garage sale haul and some Photoshop work later, we can take a peek at some updated box art.

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This 13 minute video compares, frame for frame, Raiders of the Lost Ark against a mashup of 30 adventure films from 1919 to 1973–it’s a visual feast of adventure action.

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iPad: While you’ll find no shortage of visual-effect apps in the App Store that take advantage of the iPad touch screen, Thicket is polished, fun, and best of all, free.

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Today, we’ll take a look at how to quickly add complex watermarks to hundreds of images at once—and some devious ways to remove these watermarks from other people’s images. Is it wrong do this? Keep reading and decide for yourself.

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Even though computer printers are relatively ubiquitous, you can’t just go pull one off the shelf and be guaranteed a good fit for your needs. Read on as we detail the ins and outs of buying a home printer.

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Ubuntu’s Grub boot loader lets anyone edit boot entries or use its command-line mode by default. Secure Grub with a password and no one can edit them — you can even require a password before booting operating systems.

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Our first edition of WIG for the new year is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as phishing attacks targeting new Apple users, HTC’s discontinuation of locked bootloaders, Verizon’s surrender to public pressure over the extra $2 fee, and more.

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