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Imagine: you walk into your room, sit in front of your computer, and it unlocks itself. You finish what you’re doing, walk away, and it locks itself. No, it’s not magic – it’s Bluetooth and it’s easy to set up!

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This week we want to hear all about how you monitor your network usage. How do you keep tabs on your home network? How do you keep tabs on your mobile phone or other cellular devices? If you don’t monitor one but monitor the other, we want to hear about that too. What apps, tools, and tricks do you use?

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When his Metal Gear career finally comes to an end, Solid Snake has to find new work. Can he make the adjustment to an office environment? Watch to find out!

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Have you ever wondered what your rights were or what you should do if the police want to search your server, personal computer, or mobile phone? The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together an extremely useful guide th...

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It’s still no plug and play set up, but Jay Collett’s Wi-Fi radio build saves you time and effort by using the IDE output on the Arduino board to control the display (among other changes that make the project more...

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If you enjoy reading long-form essay style articles, Delivereads is a free service that pushes bundles of handpicked articles to your Kindle on a semi-weekly basis.

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Perfect for those days when nothing seems to go right…

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JailbreakMe.com has faced legal battles over the last few years, appearing and vanishing as quickly as Apple could lawyer up and attack them. Now that jailbreaking is considered legal under the DMCA the site is back up and he...

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Hypervisors are what make virtual machines possible, and they aren’t just for servers anymore. You probably use one every day and don’t even know it. If you don’t use one now, you will in the near future.

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XBMC is an awesome open-source media center application that can be customized, thanks to an easy-to-skin interface,  to give you the best looking media center on the block (and possibly in the county). Read on to see how.

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Take your desktop back in time to the 1940-50s era city of Empire Bay where Vito Scaletta begins his quest to become a “made man”. This gritty theme comes with a great set of wallpapers and sounds from the game to...

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A young filmmaker decides to purchase an item called the Plot Device to help his budding film career. The question is did he get a good deal or more than he bargained for? Watch to find out!

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Install the app, launch it, and SemiSilent pulls up your contact list. From there you can whitelist/blacklist callers so that the phone rings when they call (or doesn’t). You can also adjust the ring volume through Semi...

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Back in May we shared a video of the Quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP lab. The video showed the Quadrotors executing moves in perfect formation and at break neck speeds. It turns out that when they...

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Keep watching the Skies [deviantART]

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In the above video Matt Richardson from Make Magazine shows us how to make our own homemade photo developer using simple household materials (like coffee, washing soda, and Vitamin C) combined with cheap development supplies ...

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Spider-Man never seems to catch a break whether it is fighting the bad guys or dealing with J. Jonah Jameson’s negative publicity campaign against him. Fortunately he never gives up! Now you can have your favorite friendly neighborhood web-slinger swing by your desktop with our Spider-Man Customization set.

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The term “shell scripting” gets mentioned often in Linux forums but many users aren’t familiar with it. Learning this easy and powerful programming method can help you save time, learn the command-line better, and banish tedious file management tasks.

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Most people these days use some type of online backup like Dropbox, but what if you just want the same feature, but backing up to an external hard drive instead? Here’s how to do it the easy way.

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer three of your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at how to keep windows always on top, adding custom libraries to the Start Menu, and how to fix a corrupt IE User Agent entry.

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