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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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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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Jeremiah Warren likes strapping cheap cameras to things to see what happens (arrows and chickens for example). In the above video he rigged up a lightweight camera to the stems of various bottle rockets and recorded their fli...

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Fireworks restrictions are pretty tight in New York City; when you have that many people in that small a space the risk of somebody burning down a block of apartments with drunken homegrown fireworks show is a serious one. Th...

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In the above video Michael, from Michael’s Photography School, details how you can capture better fireworks photos including how to scout a location, important settings like shutter, aperture, and ISO, and tricks for ca...

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This week we learned how to automatically clean a Linux PC with Cruftbuster, force a Mac to sort folders on top of files (Windows style), found out your thoughts on what the best order for installing apps on a new computer was, indulged in more great Geek Deals, enjoyed reviewing the best How-To Geek articles for June, and more.

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The ancient Mayan and Incan civilizations created architectural wonders that are still here for us to gaze upon with wonder today. Bring the beauty of these historic civilizations to your desktop with our Ancient Mayan and Incan Ruins Wallpaper collection.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your strategy for installing applications on a new (or rebuilt) computer. The responses piled up and now we’re back to highlight your tips.

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It has been eighteen months since the fall of Jacinto and the Gears are now living aboard a converted aircraft carrier, but not all is well. There is a new threat to humanity and the Locust, an enemy known as the Lambent. The...

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Ever wonder what the best methods for surviving an alien attack were? Then sit back and learn from the best when a group of your favorite actors and actresses share their expertise with you in this fun mashup video!

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Over at PukinDogPaintball Neild Bingham shares an impressive build. Dubbed the BECC (for Breach-Loaded Electro-Pneumatic Constant-Air Cannon), the modified potato cannon fires slugs of paint balls made from paper towel tubes ...

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In Vermont a Belgium draft horse named Fred, seen in the photo above being tended by his handler Claude, is a distinctly 19th century solution to a 21st century problem; how to run fiber optic cable through remote areas where...

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