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Windows 8 allows third-party browser to replace Internet Explorer in the Metro environment — except on Windows RT. You can use Google Chrome in Metro today, and Firefox for Metro is on the way.

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Our latest edition of WIG is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as no Office 2013 support for XP and Vista, a new Chrome Dev Channel feature frees web apps from the browser, one in five hacked logins match Microsoft Accounts, and more.

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IPv4 addresses on the public Internet are running low. Microsoft paid $7.5 million for Nortel’s 666,624 IP addresses when Nortel went bankrupt in 2011 – that’s over $8 an IP address. IPv4 has technical problems, and IPv6 is the solution.

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We recently published a list of websites where you can download free eBooks, or purchase, borrow, or rent eBooks. However, if you would rather listen to your favorite books, here are some websites offering audiobooks you can download, rent, or purchase, some free, some not.

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Two years ago we shared a wonderful collection of Abstract Texture wallpapers with you and today we are back with more. Add unique textures, patterns, and more to your desktop with the second in our series of Abstract Textures Wallpaper collections.

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Install Ubuntu’s new web app feature – included by default in the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 – to see unread email in your messaging menu, control music playing on websites from the sound menu, and more.

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Note: The original size of the wallpaper is 1366*768 pixels, but it can be easily placed on a larger matching color background to fit your monitor’s resolution.

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It is no secret that our global population is continuing to grow, but does our planet actually have the room and resources needed for ‘seven billion plus’ people? Sci-Show takes a look at the issues surrounding po...

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This clever hack involves stripping the RFID antenna and chip out of a transit card and stashing it in the back of a cellphone case–effectively turning your phone into an on-the-go transit pass.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite geek movie; now we’re back to highlight the top ten HTG reader picks. Read on the check out the list of movies that range from funny to serious Sci-Fi and everything in between.

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What happens when you wrap a watermelon with 500 rubber bands? If you’re recording it with an ultra slow-motion camera, you get this sweet video of the resulting explosion.

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Grammar nazi friend left his phone unattended… [via Reddit]

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Courtesy of artist Gattadonna, these Star Wars themed recruitment posters blend the epic sci-fi universe with the style of 1940s era military recruitment posters.

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In this week’s game you need to redirect the flow of colored liquids into the appropriate circles and shapes, but it is not as simple as it appears to be. Do you have the patience and skills needed to succeed or will you scream in frustration?

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We’ve recently been hearing about tracking cookies and laws in the European Union forcing websites to explain their use of cookies to their visitors. If you’re wondering what cookies are and what all the fuss is about, you’re not alone.

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