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We cover a lot of articles that feature accessing files and features from inside and outside of your network. This usually entails forwarding ports, something that may seem daunting for beginners, but it’s actually pretty simple to do.

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Every week we dig into our reader mailbag and share the tips and tricks you email in. This week we’re highlighting a how to extract audio from any video file with VLC, sneaking around news site paywalls, and how to delay Windows Live Mesh from loading right away.

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Being asked to verify your age at different websites is nothing new, but the MyCrysis website decided to take a different approach…

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Just when you think you have seen some of the most interesting things created in Minecraft so far here is something all new for you to look at. Various individuals have worked together to create a fleet of World War II era ba...

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Andy Baio, over at Waxy.org, hunted down the anonymous creator of Telehack and interview him via the Telehack network–which is perfectly fitting. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

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If a digital picture frame seems too dull this interesting DIY frame actively sniffs Wi-Fi traffic and displays the pictures it finds.

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Fantasy [deviantART]

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In the above TED Talk Ann Marie Thomas demonstrates how you can use a cheap battery pack and simple homemade play dough to create electrical circuits that are easy to build and much more kid-friendly that prototype boards and...

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The idea of “geek dads” has taken off in popular of late and as such you can easily find books oriented towards dad that are more about soldering and software than baseball and draft picks. Two great books specifically oriented towards geeky dads are, aptly titled, Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share and The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family, both available for around $12 each and packed full of fun projects ranging from robots and electronic toy hacking to Ethernet cufflinks and ultimate Slip ‘n Slides.

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While most people fix wires by just wrapping them together, you can lose quality and strength that way. When joining cables – audio or not – soldering will make a huge difference, and here’s how to do it properly.

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The proliferation of personal devices makes it increasingly probable that you’ll have a device in your hand that doesn’t have the file on it you want. How do you keep everything synced between your devices?

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Poor Skeletor! He just wants to belong and be friends, so he decides to “visit” everyone’s favorite cartoon characters. If you need a good laugh, then make sure to take a look through these images to see whe...

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Does the idea of a hoverbike sound exciting? Then you will definitely want to have a look at this. Australian Chris Malloy is currently testing out a prototype he constructed using motorbike and other types of parts.

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The above image is a map of the Eastern Telegraph company’s worldwide network of telegraph cables circa 1901. Here’s a historical snapshot of the company courtesy of Wikipedia:

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If you’re in South America, Europe, Africa, or Australia you can watch today’s 100-minute total lunar eclipse in person; everywhere else you can enjoy a live stream and narration by astronomers.

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Geek For Hire – Wallpaper [deviantART]

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Dropbox is great for syncing files if you have the rights to install Dropbox on the machine you’re using. If you don’t, URL Droplet can fill a gap by allowing you to easily save web-based downloads to your Dropbox account.

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Read a lot of webcomics? No need to stay tied to a browser to catch up on the episodes you’ve missed. With this easy trick, read them on the go on your phone, PC or iPad, with or without internet.

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Your friends are reporting spam and pleas for money originating from your email account and some of your logins aren’t working; you’ve been compromised. Read on to see what to do right now and how to protect yourself in the future.

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Are you looking for a movie trailer mashup that is unique and nicely done? Then you should watch Ponymen. BronyVids has done an excellent job of editing the video and audio together in this humorous “Watchmen – My...

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