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It’s easy to sit way too long at your computer without a break. Breaker is a customizable break timer that lets you configure single loops or complex break patterns.

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From The National Academies Press announcement on the subject:

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Plug in your Twitter handle and WhenToTweet analyzes your 300 latest followers and their 200 previous tweets to determine when they’re active (if you feel like shelling out for a “Pro” analysis you can get u...

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We’ve featured a lot of nicely designed icons for Windows, but have you ever wondered how to customize your own? Load up a web browser and your favorite image editor, because here’s an easy way to do it.

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This week we learned how to cleanup a Windows 7 login screen and remove unwanted logon items, play SNES Games on an iPad with Wiimote support, “harmonize dual boot systems with Symbolic Links, upgrade a Canon Camera’s firmware, & use an easy method to clean a keyboard”, found out how you like to keep your notes, made out like bandits with some great Geek Deals, and more.

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The wonder and beauty of Africa’s wildlife has stirred the imaginations of countless people through the years. Now you can take a journey on the wild side with our African Safari Wallpaper collection.

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Steve Stockman, author of How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck, shares some great tips in a video that–to his credit!–doesn’t suck. Watch it above to score five great tips that will radically improve t...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your note-taking tips, tricks, and methods. Now we’re back to highlight the comments and trends that emerged.

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Peter Brands, a Dutch case modding hobbyist, decided to take things to the next level by ditching his old tower-style case and building a desk that houses his entire PC. The end result is pretty impressive. He had a neighbor ...

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What happens when Chell escapes the Aperture complex in the first game? Although the ending was revised to provide a segue from Portal 1 to Portal 2, this fan film envisions life for Chell outside the walls of Aperture Laboratories.

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Previously mentioned Tasker is an Android automation powerhouse. We’ll show you how to export and import profiles so you don’t have to create them from scratch. We also have some for you to download and tweak to your heart’s extent.

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Every week we dip into our tips bag to share some handy reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at tips to help you share folders between Linux and Windows installs, upgrading your Canon’s firmware, a simple way to clean your keyboard.

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A Joule Thief is a simple circuit designed to draw the last bit of power out of a battery using a low load device like a low-voltage LED. Instructables user 1Up got the idea from Make magazine and then tinkered with and refin...

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Doom has been ported to dozens of computer platforms, game consoles, mobile platforms, and now, finally, to the web. By leveraging the power of Emscrpten (and LLVM-to-JavaScript compiler) Asakai, a developer in the Mozilla De...

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Photosynth stands a part from most other panoramic tools thanks to a super simple interface and a set of algorithms that seamlessly match up your photos even if you didn’t put the camera on a smooth panning tripod head....

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Tasker is a powerful app for Android that lets you customize how your phone works and automate tasks. Unfortunately, it’s got a bit of a learning curve. We’re here to show you how to get started and turn your phone into a flashlight in the process.

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Long after we’re out of formal schooling most of us are still keeping notes. This week we’re curious to see how you keep and organize your personal, work, and project notes.

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After years of not caring, Google yanked all the console emulators from the Android Market. Never fear, however, you can find them many of them (for free even!) at the off-market Android store SlideMe.

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Thermite is simply a mix of a metal powder and a metal oxide that, when the metals and mixture composition is right, can be catalyzed from a pile of powder into an impressive high temperature pyrotechnic display. How impressive?

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