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You likely use a credit or debit card on a daily basis; have you ever wondered how exactly your card number is generated? Check out this infographic breakdown to see.

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Are you ready for some stress relief after a long week at work? Then get ready to hit the road with this week’s game and help these animals dish out some well earned revenge for the death of their rabbit friend.

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While most people may be familiar with a PC’s BIOS, they may not know what it is or what it does. Since UEFI is poised to take its place, let’s take a geek retrospective on these two  technologies.

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If you’re a fan of the great American author H.P. Lovecraft, this is a must-download. And if you’ve never read his work, here’s your chance—there’s versions that should work on almost every e-reader device.

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The new UI in Firefox 4.0 is sleek looking and easy to use, but what if you want to customize it to a whole new degree? Using the Stratiform extension you can change how the UI looks and make it blend really well with your fa...

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Every week we bring you interesting trivia and milestones from the archives of Geekdom. Today we’re taking a peek at the birth of Twitter, ten years of Mac OS X, and the longest space stay in history.

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In the world of tomorrow every family can have the perfect robot helper for their household. For one family though things take a bad turn and Blinky is not so friendly anymore…

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If you’re trying to cut down on the power your home server is sucking down, this DIY power supply unit coupled with a low-power motherboard can bring your server power consumption down to netbook levels.

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It’s time to delve into the tips box and share from the wealth of reader knowledge. Today we’re looking at an easy way to change letter case in MS Word, solving compatibility issues under Windows 7 64-bit, and controlling your torrents from your smart phone.

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Moodagent, a cross-platform and mobile application, creates music playlists based on your mood. Tell it how you’re feeling and it picks songs that mirror your emotional state.

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Spring Morning [DesktopNexus]

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Nobody likes malware and everyone wants to avoid infection but why exactly? Take a look at this malware business flowchart to see exactly what you’re avoiding when you protect yourself from malware.

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Wireless is really convenient until you drop your connection or get really low speeds. Thanks to DD-WRT, it’s easier than ever to extend your home networks range with a few simple tweaks and a spare router.

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Have you ever wished you could make your computer start and stop playing music without reaching for the keyboard and mouse? If you have an Android device, you can do this with just two free applications!

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This How-To Geek School series will teach you how to use SysInternals tools like a pro, and even the most hard-core geeks will probably learn something new. Join us as we take a deep dive into SysInternals.

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Warranty voiding is a byproduct of the things geeks like to do most: tinker, tweak, and personalize. This week we want to hear about your warranty voiding adventures and the times you opted not to peel off the sticker and void that warranty.

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What happens when the ducks from Duck Hunt go on a revenge filled rampage and start hunting the humans? Watch as our unlikely band of heroes try to turn the tide in the war against the ducks! Wait, what is the dog doing in the middle of all this?

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Bruno Games shares a neat DIY project that combines paper craft, electronics, and nostalgia together into a functional Super Mario Bros. coin block. Build it, fill it with coins, and punch the bottom. You’ll be rewarded...

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Mozilla rolled out a massive upgrade to Firefox yesterday, bringing a slew of new features and a whole new look. Are you rushing to switch to Firefox or upgrade your current install?

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Slow Down is a terribly clever iOS application that links your driving speed to your music playback speed. The faster you drive the slower the music becomes, giving you an audio reminder to slow down.

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