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Many companies abstain from participating in April Fools’ day jokes online while others try to outdo themselves. Check out this infographic to see the history of internet pranks.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your experiences with Windows registry cleaning applications. You responded with hundreds of replies and now we’re back with a roundup of the key ideas and reader experiences.

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Speakers with cones and drivers? That’s not mad scientist enough for you. The only kind of tunes you want to listen to are those generated by high voltage electrical arcs. This weekend build a set of plasma speakers and...

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ALIEN CITY [DesktopNexus]

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Even if you were never a Dungeons & Dragons fan–but especially if you were–you’ll appreciate these clever alignment charts mapping popular TV show characters over the spectrum from Lawful Good to Chaotic Evil.

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Friday has finally arrived again, so why not take a break and have fun with something different? In this week’s game you engage in a battle to reclaim your notebook from the fleet of enemy planes and support forces that have invaded it.

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Got a bunch of files that need to be edited the same way? You can automate the process to save time and effort using Audacity’s Chain feature and modify tons of files at the same time.

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March has flown by and it is time once again for our monthly round-up of the best articles from the great authors here at How-To Geek. So pull up a comfortable chair, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy the reading.

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The upcoming version of OS X, also known as “Lion”, has a new feature that many people hate—scrolling on the trackpad is reversed, just like an iPad or iPhone. If you want this feature in Windows, it’s as simple as can be.

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LibreOffice does not natively support the Global Menu feature in Ubuntu 11.04 yet, but you can start enjoying that Global Menu goodness using the lo-menubar extension.

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It’s time to delve into the tips box and share this week’s top reader tips. Today we’re looking at tips and tricks to help you recover your lost flash drive, turn C batteries into D batteries in a pinch, and silencing your HDD with elastic bands.

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Do you want a quick way to conduct searches in Firefox’s Address Bar using your favorite search engines? Then see just how easy it can be to search using this terrific set of shortcuts with the Instantfox extension.

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Twelve years ago The Matrix made cinematic and geek-culture history with a fusion of epic story telling, ample special effects, and a compelling look at the life of men and machines in a dystopian future. Grab some computer s...

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Everybody always tells you to make sure that you are backing up your PC, but what does that really mean? And what files do you actually need to backup? Today we’ll walk you through the basics of backing up your PC, what you should back up, and why.

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If you’re doing some shopping at your local Barnes & Noble, these coupons will save you 50% on your brick and mortar purchase.

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Celestial Objects [DesktopNexus]

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Beer brewing is an old art steeped in science; check out this infographic and companion guide to see the process behind it and learn how to brew beer in your kitchen.

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There’s little worse than an amazing set of in-ear monitors that constantly fall out, and without that seal they’re not doing their job right. With some silicone putty, however, you can get a fit that seals right and locks tight.

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March 31st, 2011 is “World Backup Day”—celebrate it by using free software Clonezilla to clone an exact copy of your OS system disk, regardless if you use Windows, Mac OS, or Linux!

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If you go searching online for ways to speed up your computer you’ll immediately run into a variety of registry cleaning applications. Is registry cleaning effective? Weigh in with your experiences.

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