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Updates have begun appearing on Twitter urging people to download an update to TweetDeck. The problem is the update is a fake.

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What better use for your “magical” iPad than to go back in time? This designer transformed a fruit crate into a retro iPad charging doc.

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Zoho’s online spreadsheet app has been updated to version 2.0 and now packs some serious “cell count” punch.

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The Bing homepage always has a beautiful image as a background when you visit. Now you can have Bing images (wallpaper) delivered automatically to your desktop.

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Are you tired of the large sidebar ad in Windows Live Hotmail taking up too much screen real-estate? Firefox users rejoice because a solution is now available.

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Anyone who appreciates a good LEGO setup will definitely want to have a look at Bill Ward’s enormous Ghostbusters diorama.

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NASA added three new sets of images to Flickr today that span the U.S. space agency’s 50+ year history.

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What could possibly be more geeky than building your own super computer? Here’s how somebody made their own mini-sized Cray supercomputer.

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We’ve shown you how to add automatically generated text in Microsoft Word, but they changed the text in recent versions of Word from “Quick Brown Fox” to something else. Here’s how to get it back.

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Feeling frustrated with the size of Firefox 4’s menu button? You are just a step away from converting it into an icon that is pleasing to look at and takes up very little room.

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If you are looking for something to freshen up your desktop then Ubuntu 10.10 has seventeen beautiful new wallpapers to choose from.

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Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VII are, without question, two of the best console role playing games of all time. Here’s a bunch of videos of an orchestra playing modern versions of the music from these retro video games.

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This week we learned how to customize shortcut keys for any Linux application, build a personal wiki that is accessible from any PC, make Winamp look like iTunes, change the default save folder for Windows 7 Libraries, use the word completion tool eType for writing, and more.

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Have a sweet multiple monitor setup going? Here’s a wallpaper designed for up to three screens, though it would work fine on just one or two.

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Why settle for an ordinary cube when you can have one made out of wood? Or if nothing else, you can add it to your collection.

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Ever wanted to customize your Windows 7 logon screen? Here’s a simple utility that can do that, and it also has a bunch of other tweaks built in.

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Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a new technology that can make pixels 8 times smaller than the pixels on the iPhone 4. Impressive!

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Over at the Paperkraft site, they’ve put together a downloadable guide to creating an awesome Mario figure out of paper. Sweet!

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Over at the Chromium blog, they’ve posted some details about the ongoing efforts to overhaul the graphics system to take advantage of your graphics card’s processing power—which means these features will be land...

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Over at the Technet Magazine blog, they’ve posted a very useful article that explains how to search for special characters like line breaks, tabs, or even white space. All you have to do is use a special modifier in the search box.

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We’ve always been fans of the anti-malware utility Spybot, and now it looks like they are under attack from competing software vendors, which are forcing you to uninstall Spybot during their installation.

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Making the most of your battery life is always an important task, and the Tested blog has a few tips for keeping your Android battery in tip-top shape.

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If you’re a Paint.NET user, you might be wondering where on earth the Drop Shadow effect is—and we’ve got the answer here.

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One of the labs over at MIT is working on a new solar-powered water robot that can clean up an oil spill. These things are 7 feet wide and 16 feet long, and they absorb the oil and then evaporate it into a container. Watch the video for more.

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