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Encryption tools exist to protect your privacy… and also to make you feel like you’re an awesome spy. Today we’ll use a portable USB drive to hold all of your passwords encrypted in a virtual disk hidden inside a file.

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Web browsers include predefined lists of search engines, but you can easily add your own favorites. Even search engines that don’t offer search plugins can be added with a few tricks, whether you’re using Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer.

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Whether you keep it handcuffed to your wrist to avoid losing it in the first place, etch your phone number on it, or load it with tracking software, we’re interested in hearing about how you ensure your lost gear finds its way back to you.

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Slowly drifting through space on a journey to a new galaxy…

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Ever wonder how the planets in our solar system maintain their balanced orbits around the Sun? This quick physics lesson video shows you just how the balance is maintained.

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The direct line of sight, the smell of burning popcorn, we too have seen the horrors of a terrible office.

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Redundant backups are important for everyone; this entertaining animated short highlights how an accidental backup saved the Toy Story 2.

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Amazing what you can find to use and make do with when you really need to…

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Dedicated film scanners are pricey and farming out the scanning of a bunch of negatives is also a chunk of change (and you lose control over the process). This cheap but effective setup turns your camera into a negative scanner.

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The default view in Outlook 2010 can be overwhelming if you receive a lot of mail. One option which most modern mail clients have adopted, is conversation view, where we group all mail that is related so it reads like a conversation.

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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn’t ship with any screen savers, just a black screen that appears when your system is idle. If you’d rather have screensavers, you can swap gnome-screensaver for XScreenSaver.

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Trying to remember, based on the titles alone, what order a series of books goes in can be quite frustrating. Read on as we show you how to annotate and sort your book titles as they’re transferred to your ebook reader for frustration-free reading.

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The guys are really close to capturing the enemy flag when a serious problem arises. Do they go with the crazy suicidal plan their leader proposes or an alternate plan? What was the real reason their leader offered up such a crazy plan?

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There is a right way and a wrong way to deal with a water soaked laptop…and an oven is definitely not the right way…

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What’s the perfect final project for an Advanced Mechatronics class? A functioning and armed Portal turrent, of course.

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You know the old bit about putting tin-foil on your head to keep the government signals out of your brain? It turns out cladding your head in tin-foil has the opposite effect.

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