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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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Do you need to quickly find out what the local time is in another part of the world compared to your current location? Then ‘Every Time Zone’ is the perfect site to visit!

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If you love watching a good Domino construction come crashing down but you just don’t have the time for a long video, you can watch 60,000 come crashing down in seconds here.

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Assigning shortcut keys to launch programs in Windows is probably one of the oldest geek tricks in the book, but in true geek fashion we are going to show you how to do it in Windows 8.

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Everything you do online can be traced back to your IP address. Even if you’re accessing encrypted websites, networks can see the websites you’re accessing – and the websites themselves know your IP address. Use the Tor network to browse with anonymity.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader emails we’ve answered and share the solutions with everyone; this week we’re looking at how to format and install onto a disk the Windows installer doesn’t see, changing the default for an Android app, and some getting-started tips for the Kindle Fire.

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Shutting down and restarting your computer should both be easy tasks, right? Well, in Windows 8, these tasks are not straightforward. However, there are easier ways of shutting down and restarting your Windows 8 computer.

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This beautiful video was created using 121 megapixel images of the Earth’s surface–to date, the highest resolution images available.

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