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Cygwin’s great for getting some Linux command-line goodness in Windows, but using the Windows Shell to access it kills some of that magic. Using Mintty and a few other methods, you can make the experience much more luxurious.

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Post-it notes stuck around your monitor are functional, paper todo lists are fine, but for quick searching and electronic management todo list apps are where it’s at. Do you use one to manage your tasks?

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Sir Arthur arrives at the blacksmith shop to pick up his new armor before beginning a quest to save the princess and all seems well. But is Arthur’s new armor as good as the blacksmith claims it is or not? Watch to find out!

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If you’re looking for some extra space in your Dropbox account you can double your past and future referral space bonuses by simply activating an .EDU email address on your Dropbox account.

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If you’re a comic book fan thinking about making the jump to reading digital comics, this handy guide will help get you started.

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The wallpaper comes in a zip file with the following resolutions: 2135*1601, 2498*1332, 2500*1406, and 2500*1600.

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NASA didn’t just train the Apollo Astronauts to get to the moon; they trained them for every possible eventuality including landing in a jungle upon their return to Earth.

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You’ve probably seen lots of vintage photo effects, or maybe even made some of your own using software like Instagram. Today we’ll look at a few “vintage effects” and see how they can be replicated in either GIMP or Photoshop.

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Insecure Wi-Fi is the easiest way for people to access your home network, leech your internet, and cause you serious headaches with more malicious behavior. Read on as we show you how to secure your home Wi-Fi network.

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Now that you have your shiny new Google+ account up and running chances are you would love to know some awesome cheats and tips. Well today we have two awesome cheat sheets full of tips for formatting, adding images or videos...

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Batman hasn’t been online for a week [9GAG]

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Modifying blue lasers to light matches and pop balloons is pretty neat. Modifying blue lasers to fit in a palm-mounted brace for Iron Man style laser blasting is pretty awesome. In the above video Patrick Priebe demonstrates ...

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Now a days we talk about computer registers, DMAs, and IRQs as abstract things buried deep inside the microprocessor of our modern computers. This computer showcases all these aspects of modern computing in a very hands on wa...

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These two beautiful matching wallpapers will add a nice tech/sci-fi look to your desktop. Each is 1920*1200 pixels in size and the download links are listed beneath each of the images below.

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At Mashable they share a well executed product family tree that starts in 1976 with the Apple I and finishes in 2011 with the iPad 2. Hit up the link below for the full infographic. Can you name all the products?

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Are you a fan of classic aliens and UFOs? Then get ready to add out of this world attitude to your desktop and prepare it for imminent invasion with our Alien Customization set.

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One of the most convenient tools browsers offer is the ability to save and automatically prefill your passwords on login forms. Because so many sites require accounts and it is well known (or should be at least) that using a shared password is a big no-no, a password manager is almost essential.

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at how to create a VPN, whether you should run your PC 24/7 or not, and how to read comics on your computer.

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