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Yesterday Evernote introduced a wonderful surprise addition to their popular note-taking service. They have taken the three most requested features from Evernote users and combined them into one awesome feature called Reminders. So if you are an avid Evernote user, then you will definitely want to learn all about the newest feature for the service!

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There is good news for those who have been wanting to add an extra layer of security to your Twitter accounts. As of yesterday Twitter has rolled out two-factor authentication to make accessing and using your account a more secure process.

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One problem that many new users have run into with Windows 8 is being able to navigate around or use the new system with ease. This new 36 page guide from Microsoft will be a welcome relief to new users and a helpful resource to share for those who are often asked for help by others with Windows 8.

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Loyal users have been waiting a long time to see some major updates at Flickr and as of yesterday their wait is over. Flickr now sports a new layout, the Android app for the service has been redesigned, and the amount of free storage has been increased to an outstanding 1 TB! If you have not tried Flickr before now, then it might be a good time to check things out.

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Did you know that Earth is constantly losing a portion of its atmosphere? Do you know what parts are being lost into space? MinuteEarth shows you the part of the atmosphere we are losing and how it happens in this awesome video.

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This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Microsoft has confirmed that ‘Blue’ will be free for existing Windows 8 users, Firefox 21 has added support for new services via its Social API, malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions that hijack Facebook profiles have been found, and more.

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Last year we shared a beautiful collection of Earth view wallpapers with you and today we are back with more. Send your desktop into near-Earth orbit with the second in our series of ‘Views of Earth’ Wallpaper collections.

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Did you know that there has been an ‘uninterrupted’ human presence in space ever since November of 2001? That is rather awesome when you think about it, but all of the people who have spent time in space were born and grew up on Earth. What would things be like for a person who was conceived and born in space though? Vsauce discusses the impact this would have on human physiology in this terrific video.

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If you are a Raspberry Pi enthusiast, then you are going to love this latest bit of news. Camera boards are now available to add to your favorite Raspberry Pi device and we have the links you need to learn more about the latest bit of hardware goodness as well as where to buy the new boards.

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Google’s once-a-year developer conference began just a short while ago and we have the links you need to watch the event live as well as watching recorded talks you may have missed. So grab your favorite refreshments, sit back, and enjoy all the Google goodness!

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Making the most efficient use of the free storage space provided by Google has been a quirky business at times. Perhaps you are a ‘heavy’ user of Google Drive and Google+ Photos, but have lots of space left in Gmail and wish you could trade that storage space out. Consider your wish granted! Google is in the process of merging all storage space across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ Photos into one unified and shared storage space that you can use as best suits your needs.

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Thanks to NASA’s Landsat satellites and Google’s new Earth Engine we are now able to view the long term impact humans are having on our planet. Whether it is the expansion and development of current cities, deforestation in the Amazon, or other human activities, you may be surprised or downright shocked at the difference 25+ years has made.

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Our latest edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Google Earth for Android gets Street View, Canonical plans to have dogfood-capable phones by the end of May, UEFI will make its way into mobile and non-PC markets, and more.

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Rainy days are great for taking a nap or settling in for some reading and gaming fun with your favorite tablet. Set the weather forecast for rain on your Nexus 7 with the first in our series of Rain Wallpaper collections.

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When you think of boiling water, it is just a matter of making the temperature reach 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit), right? While that may be true most of the time, there are circumstances where those standard temperatures may not exactly apply. Curious? Then watch as YouTube channel ‘Periodic Table of Videos’ conducts their own set of tests at Mt. Everest!

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We all knew this was coming and now it is finally here. As of today, May 9th, Ubuntu is no longer offering support for their 8.04 LTS Server (Hardy Heron), 10.04 LTS Desktop (Lucid Lynx), and 11.10 Desktop (Oneiric Ocelot) editions. So grab some blank DVDs, fire up your favorite disc burning software, and get ready to update your systems.

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Mark your calendars because Dropbox will be having its first developer conference later this year on July 9th. The conference will give attendees an opportunity to meet engineers and designers, get a first look at new products for developing on Dropbox, and more as the online storage service continues to expand its influence in the cloud storage arena.

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Another day, another vulnerability waiting to be widely exploited by malware authors. The latest is a newly discovered vulnerability that affects Internet Explorer 8 whether it is in use on Windows XP, Vista, or 7. The exploit has already been rolled into a module and added to the Metasploit Framework, a free penetration testing tool. Information on how to use the vulnerability is also now in widespread circulation.

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After several centuries mankind has finally started to master the science of ornithopters. What are ornithopters you may ask? They are mechanical winged machines that work with the same kind of wing-flapping motion as birds, bats, and insects. SciShow takes a look at the first of this new breed of machines in their latest video.

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Our first edition of WIG for May is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Adobe has confirmed a ‘leaky PDF’ flaw, Lotus Notes is suffering from a huge Java security hole, iOS 7 will possibly have a visually different (flat) look, and more.

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Last year we shared an awesome collection of ocean waves wallpapers with you and today we are back with more. Relax and enjoy the view as the waves roll across your desktop with the second in our series of Ocean Waves Wallpaper collections.

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On July 19, 2012 a power solar flare provided scientists a rare opportunity to record an awe-inspiring sight…coronal rain from the coronal mass ejection that occurred that day. So sit back and enjoy the view in this UHD video as you watch liquid fire reaching into the darkness of space only to rain back down upon the Sun’s surface.

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This week Google has officially unveiled its latest iteration in apps for Google Chrome and Chrome OS users…packaged apps. Now you can install this new brand of apps that provide native app goodness, will work offline, and can communicate with additional hardware that is hooked up to your computers.

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Creating password protected accounts is part-and-parcel for operating on the web these days, but no two sites approach password creation in the same way. One site might allow you nearly unlimited freedom in the characters you choose and the length of your password, but another may limit you to as few as eight characters with no special characters allowed. Needless to say the ‘creation process’ can be frustrating much less managing the ever growing number of passwords we need on hand to access all our accounts. With this in mind Casey Johnston from Ars Technica decided to ask some companies about their password policies and received some interesting responses…

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The term ‘DDoS attack’ is one that is well known to geeks everywhere and unfortunately they are becoming more common-place with each passing day. Now it is one thing to hear about a ‘DDoS attack’ and understand the sheer power that one can wield against a target, but what would one look like if you could visualize it? Enter Ludovic Fauvet and the video visualization that he made using Logstalgia for the recent attack against VideoLAN’s infrastructure.

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