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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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Are you looking for a free and unique calendar that you can print out and share with family and friends? The 2011 International Space Station calendar is a 14 page printout with a beautiful front cover, an inner page with an ...

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Keshen8′s LEGO soldiers are at it once again in this round of ultimate elimination combat. The question is will any of them survive?

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If you’re looking for dead simple and secure file synchronization for your Android phone, BotSync links your phone to a remote FTP directory. Stop worrying about filling up your Dropbox quota and start syncing from your own server.

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Are gorgeous views of cities your favorite way to spice up and decorate your desktop? Then you will definitely want to add the Cityscape Theme to your personal desktop collection. The theme comes with 40 Hi-Res wallpapers sho...

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Luigi is a firmware toolkit for custom flashing of the Google Cr-48 notebook; if you’ve got one to play with you can customize it to run any OS.

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Most iPad styluses are blunt-tipped and over-priced. Make your own custom stylus with parts from around your workshop for free.

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EgFox Ubuntu Simple Blue 2010 [deviantART]

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Are you up for a bit of old school style video game fun with a twist? Then step up and prepare to defend the Earth from the galactic chicken invasion force in Chicken Invaders!

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Are you tired of looking at all of the litter in Twitter’s sidebar such as “who to follow suggestions, trending topics, and those useless definitions”? Now you can hide all or just part of them as desired wi...

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The first of the year is Public Domain Day, a day intended to call attention to copyright issues and the public domain. At the Center for the Study of the Public Domain they have an interesting (and sobering) review of works ...

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If you’re a fan of the runaway mobile gaming hit Angry Birds you’ll be excited to hear it’s coming to your PlayStation and PlayStation Portable this week.

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This week we learned how to tweak the low battery action on a Windows 7 laptop, access an eBook collection anywhere in the world, “extend iPad battery life, batch resize photos, & sync massive music collections”, went on a reign of destruction with Snow Crusher, and had fun decorating our desktops with abstract icon collections.

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As 2010 draws to a close, we have gathered together another great batch of article goodness for your reading enjoyment. Here are our ten hottest articles for December.

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If you frequently use your Android device as a music player you may have noticed how lack luster the song notifications are. If your media player of choice offers them at all, they are buried in the notification bar. Tune Pop...

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gotham city at night [DesktopNexus]

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Every week we bring you interesting trivia from the annuals of geekdom. This week in Geek History witnessed the birth of Linux creator Linus Torvalds, the patent for FM radio, and the release of wildly popular 80s arcade game Q*Bert. Read on to learn more about each event.

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Do you need a good Chrome-Iron theme to make your Mario Brothers themed desktop complete? Whether you have a desktop maxed out with custom Mario Brothers theming or just want something fun, this theme will add a perfect touch...

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Firefox 4.0 was supposed to be feature complete at this point while Mozilla worked towards the final version release, but that may have changed. Developer Bill Gianopoulos has been working on experimental builds that bring th...

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An advanced Trojan has appeared in the wild on Android devices. If you frequently load 3rd party off-market apps from less than sunny sources, it might be a good time to armor up your Android.

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Note: The original size for this wallpaper is 1450*1050 pixels, but it can be easily placed on a larger white background to best fit your monitor’s resolution.

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Did Christmas seem to pass you by too quickly? Well it is not too late to have some extra Christmas fun! In Christmas Eve Crisis you get to help Santa recover all of the lost gifts and deliver them in time for Christmas morning.

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Are you tired of only being able to view a few select services in the new Previews Pane at Twitter? Now you can access up to 165 different services in the Previews Pane using the Parrotfish extension.

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Winter Sunset [DesktopNexus]

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