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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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Sometimes classic movie themes work even better than themes that focus on new releases and the Matrix Theme for Windows 7 is a perfect example. The theme comes with 32 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom sounds from the movie, and Matr...

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A series of studies over the last century have proven time and time again: if people can’t see where they are going they can’t walk straight. Check out this video from NPR demonstrating the phenomenon and pick up ...

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Today we have a LOTR parody double feature for your viewing enjoyment. Each takes a humorous look at how the one true ring could have been destroyed so much easier.

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Do you want to add a bit of fun to your daily browsing? Then get ready to alleviate the stress and boredom by turning webpages into Asteroids-styled shooting galleries with this awesome extension for Opera.

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Speedy and lightweight browser Dolphin Browser Mini is out of beta and sporting on-demand Flash, data backup and restore, better bookmarking, and an upgraded GUI.

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Google Goggles, the popular scan-the-real-world mobile app, has updated to include some great improvements and a novel trick–the ability to solve Sudoku puzzles at a lightning pace.

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SNOWY CASTLE [DesktopNexus]

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If you’ve populated your iOS device with televisions shows from sources outside of iTunes you may have noticed that many shows get sorted incorrectly. Fix the sort issue by amending the show’s metadata.

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If you have enjoyed the recent Windows 7 car themes we have featured, then get ready to rev up your Chrome and Iron browsers. This group of themes feature the Audi R8 in different settings and provides a nice variety to choose from.

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After nine long years Metapad has returned from the great beyond with a new version. Developer Alexander Davidson has started work on this classic Notepad replacement once again.

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Is Spybot Search & Destroy an integral part of your anti-malware arsenal? Up until now you have always needed to install it locally on a machine to use it, but no longer. The good folks at portableapps.com have made a por...

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If you can remember the time when computer generated graphics were limited to blocky bitmaps, you likely find yourself as hypnotized by slick CGI montages as we do. Today we have a beautiful video from design house CHRLX to share.

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When we think of computers we tend to think of the present (and perhaps of the slow computers of decades past) but the history of calculation devices goes back significantly further and includes an array of interesting innovations.

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This week we learned how to “back up photos to Flickr, automate repetitive tasks, & normalize MP3 volume”, enable “stereo mix” in Windows 7 to record audio, create custom papercraft toys, read up on three alternatives to Apple’s flaky iOS alarm clock, decorated our desktops & app docks with Google icon packs, and more.

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The Arctic has a cold beauty all its’ own and Microsoft helps bring the wonders of the North straight to your desktop with this theme. The theme comes with 15 beautiful images of Arctic animals and icescapes that will h...

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Have you been looking forward to installing LibreOffice but getting it set up before now was a total pain? Say goodbye to the hassle and enjoy easy updating using the new Launchpad PPA for LibreOffice.

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Mads Peitersen, an artist from Denmark, has a set of painted portraits that re-imagine the guts of modern electronics as, quite literally, organic guts and bones. It’s a clever mash up and more than a few of them would ...

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Winter [DesktopNexus]

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Are you tired of having to open a new tab every time you want to access those shiny new web apps? Now you can skip the new tab and directly access your web apps from the Context Menu using the Apps List From Context Menu extension for Google Chrome.

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This awesome video makes use of old tools, hardware parts, skeleton keys, and miscellaneous metal objects to portray all manner of deep sea life, giving it a very steampunkish feel.

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Have you ever received a file from someone only to find that it will not open with the software you currently have installed? It can be extremely frustrating to deal with and that is where Zoho’s new online conversion a...

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What can two computer fans, a battery, three scrub brushes, and a Frisbee do for you? They can scrub your floor and wash your tables. Turn a handful of parts into a Scrub Bot for cheap and sweat-free cleaning.

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