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On a more serious note, if you’re looking to increase your password strength and variety, make sure to check out our roundup of password best practices.

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Throw some LEDs in helium balloons, string them together in a pixel-style grid, and you’ve got yourself a massive and glowing 8-bit sprite (in this case, a giant Super Mario). Read on to watch the video and see how you can build your own.

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We’ve all been there: frustrated and trying free a new purchase from it’s plastic clamshell jail. You’re not alone, the packaging design has been voted the worst in history.

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We have all been there…finding ourselves needing to reset a password and suffering through the process of creating a password that the online service will accept. You will certainly feel some sympathy watching this youn...

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If you’re looking for a DIY way to hook up your classic Nintendo controllers for use in modern emulation programs, this hack allows you to use them without modifying the original casing or cables.

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In this week’s game a huge ghost is on the loose and chasing after your group of humans. Can you successfully beat the Match-3 challenge on each level or will your group become this ghost’s newest friends for eternity?

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Ubuntu offers to encrypt your home folder during installation. If you decline the encryption and change your mind later, you don’t have to reinstall Ubuntu. You can activate the encryption with a few terminal commands.

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Windows 8 does away with the Start Menu we all know and love, and introduces a more “immersive” Start Screen. Since there’s no context menu on the Start Screen you may be wondering how to run applications as administrator–here’s how.

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Once a week we round up some of the great reader tips that come pouring in and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at Bing’s absorbtion of Babelfish, hidden features in iOS apps, and how to find a clean beach with your smartphone.

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Are you a fan of fractal art? Then you may want to have a look at the Futuristic Fractals Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with fourteen images featuring fractal art goodness by artist Duncan Lawler.

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RocketDock is a lightweight, highly customizable application launcher, or dock, for Windows. You can install it on your computer or use a portable version on a USB flash drive to provide quick access to your portable programs.

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Taking your car to the car wash in Liberty City may sound like a fine idea, but this is definitely one car wash that you want to avoid!

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While we’re no strangers to spreading the news that expensive HDMI cables are a ripoff, we’re happy to share yet another study that shows there’s zero difference between a $5 cable and a $95 one.

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If you’re looking for a way to build a battery-to-wall-power adapter for one of your portable devices, this tutorial can serve as a template for your DIY adventures.

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Things are getting serious!! [9GAG]

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When you type in a URL and the web page loads, everything seems so simple. Peel back the layers, however, and you see a complex delivery system built around data packets. Watch this informative video to see how your web requests actually work.

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Today we are going to show you how to use one of our favorite tools, Proc Mon, to see which registry keys are edited when you change a Group Policy setting on your PC.

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Ubuntu can quickly encrypt USB flash drives and external hard drives. You’ll be prompted for your passphrase each time you connect the drive to your computer – your private data will be secure, even if you misplace the drive.

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