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Rare is the person, besides eccentric super villains, that rely on hourglasses for any true measurement of time. Regardless, there is still a small demand for them; read on to see how they are artfully created.

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While buying bulk cable might not be for everybody, the ability to repair and split long cables is an essential geek skill. Keep reading to see the tools and techniques you’ll need to know to customize the cables for your home network.

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Protected View can stop viruses from installing onto your computer but comes at the price of clicking a button every time you want to edit a document. Here’s how to permanently disable Protected View for all documents in Microsoft Office.

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Here’s a little-known fact: There are applications that let you annotate and modify PDF files for free, with no watermarks. This way you can review a document and make your comments without wasting any paper in the process.

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This week we learned how to set Firefox up to use Google Apps for opening everything, use Virtual PC to install Windows 7 into a virtual machine, what an equalizer is and how it works, had fun adding an artist’s touch to our desktops with a special customization set, where to score sweet geeky deals on laptops, HDTVs, & free apps, and more.

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Are you a passionate Minecraft fan who misses those beautiful scenic views when away from the game? Then we have just what you need to construct the perfect desktop with the first in our series of Minecraft Wallpaper collections.

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Are you looking for an easier way to search through your browsing history? Then you may want to have a look at the History Calendar extension. History Calendar allows you to search and display entries by date using the floati...

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Sometimes beauty can be found in the most unexpected of places such as water drops on the petals of a flower. If you love the look of peaceful, beautiful backgrounds then you will definitely want to give this theme a try. The...

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Jerry, over in the forums for the Home Shop Machinist, shares his crash course in converting an old Pentax DSLR into an infrared unit. He had an old DSLR laying around and decided, upon purchasing a new one, that the old one ...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your multi-monitor workspace tips and tricks. Now we’re back with a roundup of helpful reader comments and awesome photos.

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We highlighted a video by Bill Hammack earlier this year–How and LED-lit Monitor Works–and now we’re back to highlight another, how smoke detectors work. Watch the video above to see how radioactive material...

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Field Of Sunflowers [DesktopNexus]

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One element of lie detection, as carried out by lie detecting machines, is the measurement of galvanic skin response–how sweaty the questioned person becomes. This simple electronics project recreates that measure right in your workshop.

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The weekend is almost here, but until then how about a bit of fun to brighten up your day? In this week’s game you get to play with grenades and test your throwing skills as you battle enemy soldiers.

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Minecraft creations can be huge and intricate, so you may want to back up your saved games, just in case. With a Dropbox account, however, you can take it one step further and access your save files from any computer.

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If you love new gear but not high prices then we’ve got some deals for you; grab some deeply discounted laptops, monitors and HDTVs, and free mobile apps in this week’s Geek Deals roundup.

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Are you looking for a free supplemental scanner to work with your current Windows anti-virus software? Then the Microsoft Safety Scanner is the right app for the job.

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Are you looking for a screenshot utility for Firefox that will tie in with your Diigo account? Then you may want to have a look at the Awesome Screenshot – Capture and Annotate extension.

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Xerox’s first commercially successful copy machine was introduced in 1959 and came with a feature you won’t find on many modern pieces of office equipment: a fire extinguisher to put it out when it–frequently–lit on fire.

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