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This well documented build guide showcases the process of turning a rack-mounted UPS battery device intended for a server bank, into a super-charged whole-house UPS system with a massive 14 hours of backup juice.

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The blocky wire frames, solitary puzzle solving, notebooks filled with scribbled maps and passwords–so much has come and gone in the last 30 years of video gaming.

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There’s no time like the present to start charting out your zombie apocalypse escape route. Map of the Dead highlights key locations–like gun stores, gas stations, and pharmacies–in your immediate area.

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By default there is no way to easily access the old Control Panel in Windows 8, in order to get to it you have to go through the new Metro Control Panel or switch to Explorer. Here’s how to create your own tile for it.

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The DMG image format is by far the most popular file container format used to distribute software on Mac OS X. Here’s how to convert a DMG file into an ISO file that can be mounted on a Windows PC.

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Send to Kindle for PC makes it easy to put content on your Kindle, whether it’s a free ebook or a Word document. You can also email files to @Kindle.com or transfer them over USB, the old-fashioned way.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader letters we’ve answered and share the advice with everyone. This week we’re looking at how to search within web sites, downloading apps from places other than Google Play, and getting started with dual booting operating systems.

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If you’re interested in the history of microprocessors, the CPU DB at Stanford is a massive database of microprocessors that covers everything from code names to speed to processor families. Play with their visuals or d...

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Arthur C. Clarke–futurist and Sci-Fi writer–talks to a reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Network about the future of computing and the internet in this 1974 interview.

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In this informative video, veteran photographer Joe Edelman demonstrates the basics of photography lighting with a humble egg.

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The lock screen feature of Windows 8 and 10 is interesting, but it seems like something that makes more sense on a tablet PC. Thankfully it’s easy enough to disable if you’re using a desktop or laptop instead.

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Originally launched as an April Fools prank by the Microsoft SkyDrive team, SkyCMD turned out to be a really geeky way to manage files and folders on your SkyDrive from the command line. Lets take a quick look.

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Large capacity, small-sized, affordable USB flash drives provide us with the ability to easily carry around gigs of data in our pockets. Why not take our favorite programs with us as well so we can work on any computer?

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