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Last week, it looked like Xmarks, the popular cross-browser bookmark syncing tool, was going to shut down.  We wrote up several alternatives to Xmarks so you can still keep your bookmarks synced, but now it looks like you ma...

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While most geeks rely on DSL to get a quick Linux fix from a flash drive or Live CD, we’ve come across an even lighter distro.  Tiny Core Linux is a very lightweight distro based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, a...

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Are you tired of the default Safari Browser icon? This set contains seven classy and stylish icons that you can use to replace the boring default icon.

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This fake movie trailer presents an interesting look at what things might be like if Batman and Superman were enemies instead of allies.

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Maverick Metro [via OMG! Ubuntu!]

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If you’ve ever wanted to be able to download Google Maps data for offline use, you should check out gmapcatcher, a cross-platform application that caches map segments locally.

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Why is iTunes sync so slow? So painfully and horribly slow? The worst part is when it tells you that it’s backing up your iPod, which seems to hang half the time.

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Watch as our hero fights to save the “8 Bit Queen” from the Boss. Will he succeed?

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With multiple versions of Chrome and Chromium derivatives available there are quite a few good choices to select from. This week we would like to know which version(s) you use on your computer.

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By the time you finish reading this sentence, somebody will have found a new security hole in an Adobe product.

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dark city [DesktopNexus]

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I’ve been planning on upgrading my home desktop setup with some new, bigger monitors, and I came across this deal over on Newegg which seems like a really great deal—and I figured I’d share it with you, the readers, to get your opinion.

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Looks like the latest Android phone from T-Mobile includes some pretty awful technology—it is hard-wired to prevent you from doing any real customization with your phone, and will reinstall the locked-down OS if you decide to jailbreak it.

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It’s taken forever, but it looks like Internet Explorer has finally fallen below 50% market share in the worldwide browser market—and Google Chrome is growing at a very fast clip.

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Formatting a document in WORD is like creating a sculpture with Jell-O and chisel.

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If you enjoy seeing just how creative people can get with LEGO, then you will definitely want to see the work artist Mike Doyle had done. The image you see here represents the first in a series that will focus on abandoned homes.

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His identity erased. His past stolen. His whereabouts unknown. Waldo sets out on a personal quest for justice as agents attempt to track him down.

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RR [DesktopNexus]

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Looks like Skype has released a full version of their VoIP client for Android phones, but sadly it’s WiFi only if you’re in the US—but at least it is now widely available.

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First it was a pixelated bust of Steve Jobs, and now there’s another one of Steve Wozniak. Apple fans are more than slightly mental, eh?

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Since the software wasn’t already released, you can’t get a copy now, but with Google’s speed of Android development hopefully we’ll see it included in a new Android update pretty soon.

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Have you ever wondered if an image was altered with Photoshop? This tool can show you whether an image is Photoshopped through error level analysis.

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If you’ve got multiple PCs in your home that are still running Windows Vista, you can upgrade them all in one batch and save some money in the process.

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