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This week’s game will put your puzzle solving skills to the test as you work to successfully create an exit by rearranging gold blocks on each level. Do you have what it takes to defeat this wicked brain teaser or will it defeat you?

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The Swype keyboard for Android replaces pecking at letters with gliding your fingers over them. Swype automatically interprets your gesture and figures out the word you meant to type.

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Viewing the permissions of each installed Android app requires digging through the Manage Applications screen and examining each app one by one — or does it? aSpotCat takes an inventory of the apps on your system and the permissions they require.

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Once a week we round up some of the great reader tips that flood into our inbox and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at muting individual apps in Windows 7, controlling the flow of personal data in iOS applications, and clutter free YouTube and Amazon browsing.

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Those portals are just so useful and fun to have around…

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As of Ubuntu 11.04, the bottom panel was removed from when the Unity desktop was added. When you minimize a program, it goes to the launcher, and you must scroll to access it, or press Alt + Tab.

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Landscape, Night [The Paper Wall]

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Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right!

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High-gain projector screen are quite pricey; this DIY hack uses glass sand blasting beads to mimic the highly reflective surface of commercial high-gain screens.

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Wolfram Research co-founder Theo Gray has a curious collection–for the last ten years he’s been building a literally Periodic Table.

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Starting March 1st Google’s new privacy policy takes effect, so you may want to do a quick bit of web history cleanup work ahead of time. This tutorial from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will show you how to do it ...

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Although you’ve been able to open Google Docs with an Android app for ages, it wasn’t the full experience of seeing collaborative and on-the-fly edits–until now.

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When you learned photography the hard way, it’s hard not to see the new generation as simpletons spoiled by the advance of tech. Today, we’re learning about the history of photography, and how hard it really was.

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With TeamViewer for Android or iOS, remote desktop connections to Windows, Mac or Linux are a snap. It’s free for non-commercial use and easy to set up — no fussing with firewall rules, ports or IP addresses required.

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Although caffeinated drinks are enjoyed by all manner of folks, there is a deep affection for caffeine in the geek community. This week we want to hear about your caffeine workflow–how do you get the caffeine from the bean to your brain?

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Mario needs to destroy the castle before he can continue his quest, but it is an extremely tough castle! Can he succeed once he unleashes all that awesome mega cannon power or will his quest fail in the end?

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As of Ubuntu 11.04, a new feature was added, called the Global Menu, which is a common menu bar shared by all applications (shown above). Most of us have been used to each application window having its own menu bar.

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Tokyo, Night, Buildings, River, Bridge [The Paper Wall]

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