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Whether your computer is brand new or feels brand new after an OS refresh, we’re curious to see what order you install applications in. What goes on first? What goes on last? What is forgotten until you need it?

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Our intrepid group of adventurers show up at the blacksmith shop to pick up their new armor, but not all is well. The two gentlemen in the group “provided” the design for their companion’s armor and she is l...

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Over at Hacker Friendly they took ten Canon A470s, hacked the firmware with the Canon CHDK firmware, and wired them all together into an arc to capture a Tesla coil in action. Watch the video below to see the results:

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Google Books Downloader takes what you can see in Google Books and downloads it either as a PDF file or as a series of JPGs. The key to using Google Books Downloader successfully is to understand that it can only download wha...

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In the above video the owners of Base2 Electronics are watching a PCB testing machine at the factory where they purchase their boards for resale. The machine is first scanning the board to identify it in the board database an...

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Even die-hard Mac converts have their issues with Mac OS, and one of those problems is that OS X lists folders mixed in with all other files. Here’s how to fix that in under five minutes with a clever hack.

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The security debacle at Dropbox last week opened a lot of peoples’ eyes to the need for user-managed encryption for cloud-based storage. Read on to learn how to secure your Dropbox (and other cloud-based files) with Boxcryptor.

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Calling all Green Lantern fans! Here is your chance to bring the excitement of the new movie straight to your desktop in a ready to go theme. The theme comes with 31 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom icons, and sounds from the movie ...

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Can Sherlock Holmes solve the mystery of who the man behind Batman’s mask is? Read to find out!

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Achim Sack, a fan of hardware hacking and time lapse photography, created a super tiny interval timer that works with Nikon, Canon, and Pentax DSLRs. Plug it in, snap a shot between 0.4 seconds and 18 minutes to set the inter...

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Gavin, a hardware hacker from Sydney, built an open-source POV (persistence of vision) staff after the Wi-Fi visualizer inspired him to begin playing with large POV builds. He built his POV staff using LED strips, wireless co...

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Note: The wallpaper comes in the following sizes (zip file): 1920*1200, 1680*1050, 1440*900, and 1280*800.

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Michael Hartl is a mathematician on a mission, a mission to get people away from using Pi and to start using Tau. His manifesto opens:

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Do you have a sci-fi related project such as artwork, wallpapers, or other items that you are working on and need some awesome fonts to add the perfect touch? Then get ready to launch your work into outer space with our Space Age Fonts collection.

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Whether you’re setting up a new home network or overhauling the one you’ve got, planning and mapping out your devices and intended uses can save you a lot of headaches.

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Bringing up Windows Task Manager is not much of a task itself, but when a virus disables Ctrl+Alt+Del and takes it hostage, how else are you going to open task manager? Or maybe you’re just looking for some diversity in your life, so here are 6 different ways to open Windows Task Manager.

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Each week we dip into the reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at how to customize icons, scan for viruses from a Live CD, and exporting and editing the XBMC library.

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