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If you’ve spent time on Facebook, you’ve probably seen one of your friends fall victim to a scam or three. The worst of these scams use security holes to automatically force people to Like a page—and one blogger...

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Are you looking for a set of icons to help make your Starcraft II themed desktop complete? Then you will definitely want to take a closer look at this wonderful set of icons.

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Watch a tour of Jay Shafer’s tiny 100 square foot home. It is compact, well thought out, portable, and his third in a little over 10 years. What are your thoughts about it?

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Note: Original resolution size for this wallpaper is 2400*1600.

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Sometimes the simple white background in Google Reader gets to be a little monotonous. Now you can add colored borders or completely color in the entries to make them stand out better.

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Note: This wallpaper can be made to easily fit your screen’s resolution if placed on a larger black background (original size is 1280*800).

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A new exploit discovered in the iPhone hardware, or more specifically, the A4 processor, makes the iPhone, iPod touch 4G and the iPad jailbreakable for life. The exploit is found in the A4 hardware, so Apple can’t patch...

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The great VLC media player is being released for the iPad, hopefully next week, and on Sunday they will be giving out a pre-release version to a few of their Twitter followers.

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Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I mailed anybody a letter, but I’m sure somebody, somewhere is still using snail mail. If you are, here’s how to create an envelope with a Google Maps view of a speci...

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Over at ZDNet, Windows expert Ed Bott has written up a guide to installing iTunes without all the extra bloat that comes with it. If you’re an iTunes user, it’s a very interesting read, even if you don’t fee...

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The Quick Tabs extension for Google Chrome lets you hit a single hotkey to pop up a list of all your tabs, and you can use the keyboard to quickly narrow down to the tab you’re looking for. If you frequently use loads o...

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cold world [DesktopNexus]

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While most people are familiar with thunderstorm-related tornadoes, fire tornadoes are more common than people know. National Geographic has posted a set of fire tornado images that will get your attention.

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Desktop war Wallpaper [Wallpaperist]

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If you love dark themes then SmallringFX DARKBlue is definitely one to look at. The theme gives Firefox’s UI a smooth, polished look and the menus (main and context) have a slight transparency to enhance the effect.

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Microsoft has released a new book aimed at helping teenagers to stay safe while on the Internet. This free 266 page PDF book deals with issues such as malware, hackers, spam, cyberbullies, privacy, online predators, and more.

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STRANGE WORLD [DesktopNexus]

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You don’t need to build your next web site with Ruby on Rails, .NET, PHP, or any of those fancy web frameworks—instead, you can just pull out your command prompt and write yourself a batch file.

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Are you a blogger? Want to get more out of your WordPress install? Our own writer Matthew is giving away two copies of this ebook at his personal blog.

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ubuntu glass logo [DesktopNexus]

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Fringe [via Geeks are Sexy]

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Do you love the auto-complete feature on Google’s search page? Now you can take that auto-completion power with you wherever you type on the web.

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Based on the Firefox 4.0 mockups, the Foxy Theme for Chrome provides a perfect color balance between the classic blue and the new silver-grey themes.

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Have you ever wondered why everybody uses #2 pencils? Here’s a humorous look at the subject.

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