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Just when you thought things might have settled down, Facebook has once again taken a step that could put more of your personal information at risk. Going forward third party app developers will now have the opportunity to ac...

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Dial Zero is a handy Android application that shows you the quickest route from the start of your customer service call to a real human.

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If you’re a fan of Dropbox, the cloud-based storage service, and puzzles then Dropquest 2011 is a perfect challenge for you. Solve all the puzzles and receive free Dropbox storage.

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Note: The original image size is 1200*840 pixels, so it will most likely need to placed on a larger solid color background in order to best fit your screen’s resolution.

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If you’d like to start your Monday off feeling old, check out this video of school children trying to figure out what to do with the technology of yesteryear.

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If you want to make the switch from Outlook Notes over to Evernote, there’s now a tool to help ease the process. It does run on the command line, but since you only need to use it once, that shouldn’t be a problem.

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This week we learned how to “clone a disk, resize static windows, and create system function shortcuts”, use 45 different services, sites, and apps to help read favorite sites, add MP3 support to Audacity (for saving in MP3 format), install a Wii game loader for easy backups and fast load times, create a Blue Screen of Death in any color, and more.

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Here is some great news for anyone who loves Firefox! The latest beta version for the 4.0 releases is now available for download. So make certain to get your own copy and start enjoying all of that fresh Firefox goodness.

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Guy Collins has put together a fun video based on the original Reddit comic showing a computer literate person watching a newbie at work on the computer.

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If you have the newest Apple TV and you can’t wait to get it jailbroken, Seas0nPass jailbreaks both old and new Apple TVs.

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Earlier this week IBM’s took their Jeopardy playing supercomputer Watson to play a practice round with two human (and accomplished) jeopardy players. Watson tears out of the gate and barely lets up on the beatings.

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Juice Drop [DesktopNexus]

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If you’re looking for a newsreader with a big eye-candy and wow factor rolled with high usability, Pulse is one of the sexiest readers around.

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What do you get when you mix Calvin and Hobbes with Fight Club? Watch to find out!

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Are you looking for some awesome HTML5 games to play on your computer? Then we have the perfect resource for you. Mozilla Labs Gaming has just set up a game gallery with 124 of the best submissions that they received for their Game On competition.

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Google Translate for Android has updated and includes some nifty features like a Conversation Mode–on the fly translation of SMS messages.

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You can quickly and easily improve Photoshop’s performance by moving the scratch disk from your primary OS disk to a secondary drive. Watch this video demonstration to see how.

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Winter [DesktopNexus]

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Angry Birds, the insanely popular smartphone game, involves the sling-shotting of birds at fortified castles–an arrangement most of us haven’t spent much time questioning. It turns out the birds and their mortal e...

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Panoramic photos, at first glance, might seem to be exclusively in the realm of professional photographers. Armed with some tips and tricks, however, anybody can take stunning panoramic photos with little more than a point and shoot camera.

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One of the terrific built-in features of Firefox 4.0 is the ability to create app tabs for your favorite websites. The only downside is the extra steps required to do so by going through the Context Menu. With the Easy App Ta...

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Peach and Zelda meet up for some personal girl time and discuss the benefits and perks of kidnapped. Being kidnapped works out so well that it “saves” them from their less than stellar relationships with Mario and Link.

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The Washington Post shares an interesting set of infographics charting the rise and fall of popular electronics–like analog cellphones starting at $4,000 a pop and falling to under $100.

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Nearly everyone who has access to a computer will play games on it at some point, but many people also use a separate game platform as well. What we would like to know this week is if you prefer using a computer, game consoles, or other devices for your gaming needs.

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Apture Highlights is a Firefox extension that turns your cursor into a powerful search tool. Highlight any text in your browser window and see search results from Google, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Wikipedia.

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