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Beautiful [DesktopNexus]

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If you’re a fan of Pandora’s uncannily good music stations you’ll be pleased to hear they’ve rolled out a matching comedy stations. Search for a comedian to seed your station and enjoy the 10,000+ comedy routines.

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Twitter has become an addicting, fun distraction for many of us. But since it’s mostly a text only media, why not tweet while you’re working in the Linux terminal? Score some geek points, and tweet the Linux geek’s way.

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A media center isn’t nearly as fun if all your media is mislabeled poorly organized. Read on to learn how to use Ember Media Manager to whip your media into shape and make your collection sparkle.

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In the continuing search for smaller materials to create hard disks from, researchers at the University of Nottingham are working with a Uranium compound that brings magnetic storage to the molecular level.

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Jello has that certain jiggle to it but it’s a jiggle you’ve never seen quite like this. Check out the video to see Jello shot in ultra slow-motion.

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This day in Geek History saw the first example of a “geocache”, a container hidden at specific coordinates and left for others to find as part of a global game.

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Autumn Leaves [DesktopNexus]

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When nearing the end of a great book it’s natural to want more books like the one that is about to come to an end. YourNextRead takes the book you’re reading and suggests follow up books to match it.

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The original Star Trek series has inspired the hearts and imaginations of countless people and grown into a cultural phenomenon. Now you can take your desktop where it has never gone before with our Star Trek Original Crew Customization set.

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The traditional way of turning your monitor off via a hotkey has been broken for a few versions now. A pretty simple Python script can bring that functionality back reliably and efficiently.

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Just about any self respecting geek always has a flash drive handy. Whether it is on your key ring on in your purse, having the ability to access certain files and utilities anywhere can really come in handy at times. However, if you were to lose or have this flash drive stolen, depending on what is stored on the drive, you could be setting yourself up for a completely preventable disaster.

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Each week we dip into the Ask How-To Geek mailbox and answer your pressing questions. This week we’re looking at installing PDF printers, hiding accounts at the Windows Login Screen, and sharing a USB HDD between computers.

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For a fresh, free, and geeky source of ring tones, it’s tough to beat WolframTones, a musical mashup of Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica that generates unique ringtones based on algorithms.

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If you’re looking for a superbly camouflaged spot to stash valuables, flash drives, or other small objects, this clever DIY fake junction box as stash spot setup is ideal.

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If you want to share a cool game on your iOS device but not let everyone read your email, Locktopus offers a simple app-by-app lockdown solution.

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Last week we said there were hundreds of ways to remove backgrounds in Photoshop, and now we’re diving deeper into that claim. Keep reading for the next huge installment of ways to remove backgrounds in Photoshop!

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With Ubuntu’s latest release out the door, we thought we’d celebrate by showing you how to make it centrally available on your network by using network boot (PXE).

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This week we learned how to use over 50 tools & techniques to remove image backgrounds in Photoshop, save paper by highlighting and commenting on PDFs, “halt automatic IE updates, change the background image on Windows 7 folders, & customize the Ubuntu bootloader screen”, upgrade an Ubuntu ISO without re-downloading, found out how you keep track of your passwords, and more.

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April has been chock-full of great articles covering topics like removing spyware, getting started with Minecraft, awesome computer pranks, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.

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