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When we think of computers we tend to think of the present (and perhaps of the slow computers of decades past) but the history of calculation devices goes back significantly further and includes an array of interesting innovations.

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Looking to decorate your house with some cool artwork? Grab some of your favorite Sci-Fi pics and some surprisingly simple tools, and create a Pop Art style poster in minutes.

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This year, How-To Geek’s own Justin was on-site at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where every gadget manufacturer shows off their latest creations, and he was able to sit down and get hands-on with most of them. Here’s the best of the bunch.

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This year, How-To Geek’s own Justin was on-site at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where every gadget manufacturer shows off their latest creations, and he was able to sit down and get hands-on with most of them. Here’s the ones that just didn’t make the cut.

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This week we learned how to “back up photos to Flickr, automate repetitive tasks, & normalize MP3 volume”, enable “stereo mix” in Windows 7 to record audio, create custom papercraft toys, read up on three alternatives to Apple’s flaky iOS alarm clock, decorated our desktops & app docks with Google icon packs, and more.

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Trees can become beautiful works of natural art when snow accumulates on them and make you feel as if you have stepped into another world when walking through them. So grab your jacket, gloves, and snowboots for a journey through this frosty scenery with the first in our series of Snow Covered Trees Wallpaper Collections.

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The Arctic has a cold beauty all its’ own and Microsoft helps bring the wonders of the North straight to your desktop with this theme. The theme comes with 15 beautiful images of Arctic animals and icescapes that will h...

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Do you need a file server on the cheap that is easy to setup, “rock solid” reliable with Email Alerting? will show you how to use Ubuntu, software RAID and SaMBa to accomplish just that.

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Have you been looking forward to installing LibreOffice but getting it set up before now was a total pain? Say goodbye to the hassle and enjoy easy updating using the new Launchpad PPA for LibreOffice.

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Mads Peitersen, an artist from Denmark, has a set of painted portraits that re-imagine the guts of modern electronics as, quite literally, organic guts and bones. It’s a clever mash up and more than a few of them would ...

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Are you tired of having to open a new tab every time you want to access those shiny new web apps? Now you can skip the new tab and directly access your web apps from the Context Menu using the Apps List From Context Menu extension for Google Chrome.

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Are you ready for some fun and adventure after a long week back at work? This week’s game combines jewel-matching style game play with an RPG story for an awesome mix of fun and fiction. Your goal is to help a young wizard reach the magic academy in Raven as the forces of darkness are building.

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Graphics programs aren’t simply for just editing your photos—they can have whatever fun application you can think of. For a fun, geeky project, here’s a simple papercraft toy you can make with a printer and simple household tools.

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Every week we bring you interesting facts from the history of Geekdom. This week in Geek History witnessed the first successful demonstration of the electric telegraph, the safe landing of the Spirit rover on the surface of Mars, and the birth of famed fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien.

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This awesome video makes use of old tools, hardware parts, skeleton keys, and miscellaneous metal objects to portray all manner of deep sea life, giving it a very steampunkish feel.

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Have you ever received a file from someone only to find that it will not open with the software you currently have installed? It can be extremely frustrating to deal with and that is where Zoho’s new online conversion a...

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What can two computer fans, a battery, three scrub brushes, and a Frisbee do for you? They can scrub your floor and wash your tables. Turn a handful of parts into a Scrub Bot for cheap and sweat-free cleaning.

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Earlier this week we featured a beautiful Serene Blue Ubuntu wallpaper for you to download. HTG ETC reader Grant was inspired by it and created the equally awesome Windows version that we are sharing with you today.

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