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On this day in Geek History the first laser was fired in a move that would lead to the development of new tools and the desire of evil villains everywhere to attach lasers to the ocean’s alpha-predators.

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Confused by that digital SLR you have, and all the photography jargon that goes along with it? Take a look at some photography basics, learn how your camera works, and how that can help you take better pictures.

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Cloud storage is a must have for any geek, and Dropbox is leading the way with its simplicity and affordable prices. With SecretSync you can take full advantage of Dropbox without giving up your privacy by encrypting sensitive documents easily.

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If you use the password manager built into your browser for remembering all your web logins, or are considering it in light of the recent events with LastPass, you have (or will) inevitably come across certain sites which simply will not allow you to save your password. However, with a simple click or two of your mouse, you can work around this limitation and force your browser to remember the password on these uncooperative sites.

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This week we learned how to optimize Manga and Comic collections for Kindles, make use of more tools & techniques to remove image backgrounds in Photoshop, asked and found out what your geek hobbies are, made out like bandits with this week’s Geek Deals, and more.

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The valiant crew of Voyager encountered many wonders and dangers along the way as they struggled to make it back home to the Alpha Quadrant. Now you can return to the Delta Quadrant and explore the mysteries that await with our Star Trek Voyager Wallpaper collection.

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During the past few months the fate of Delicious has been uncertain, but now that the founders of YouTube have bought the bookmarking service things are definitely looking up. In the build up to the official transition in Jul...

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Are you ready to indulge in all of that Angry Birds goodness with your favorite browser? Then we have just what you need with information about the web app for Chromium-based browsers, accessing the game via website using you...

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Are you into rare and exotic sports cars? Then get ready to park a classy set of cars on your desktop with the Bugatti Veyron Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 28 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom icons, and car sounds for your system.

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TechCrunch shares a technique for getting Netflix on your unsupported Android device. You’ll need a rooted device, a copy of the Netflix APK, and a willingness to monkey in the guts of your device and trick applications...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your geeky hobby; you responded in force and shared some really interesting and definitely geeky hobbies and interests. Read on to see what your fellow geeks are up to.

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You can definitely file this trick in your “awesome DIY science” folder. Make magazine shares a technique for creating detailed wood burns without actually applying fire or a hot iron to the wood surface.

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Farming Down Under (HDR) [DesktopNexus]

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Commercial meter readers are expensive; this DIY hack allows you to cheaply monitor your power consumption for a greener tomorrow (and, realistically, a much lower bill).

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Friday is here once again and that means time for fun and games! In this week’s game you are a weapons smuggler who has been captured and sentenced to 30 years in prison. But fate smiles on you when aliens attack the ship you are being transported on. Can you make the most of this unexpected opportunity to escape or are you doomed?

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You can use Audacity to recreate a few really common and popular effects, such as “rewinding” and that creepy ghostly pre-echo. All you need to do is start with reversed tracks.

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If you have images or PDF files with text in them that can’t be selected, you can use the OneNote printer and the built-in OCR functionality to extract the text from them. Here’s how to do it.

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