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For the 30th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, they’ve decided to officially take it digital, with a new iPhone app that lets you play on the phone, or even use the camera to solve your real cube.

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There’s lots of icon packs out there, many of them great, and many of them lousy, so when we run across one with nice icons, it’s worth a mention.

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You can waste your time arguing whether Twitter is useful for anybody, but one things for sure… there’s a lot of people tweeting, and it’s mostly nonsense.

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The new Windows Phone 7 interface is simple, clean, and attractive… and now you can have the same style for your Firefox browser right now.

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Do you remember how those retro video games used to have backgrounds with animated water or fire? They used a technique called color cycling, which is now possible on the web thanks to HTML 5.

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This week we learned how to watch Netflix instant streaming content through Zinc TV, test drive webOS without buying a phone, make iTunes for Windows run faster, import OneNote 2010 notebooks into Evernote, get started with GeekTool for OS X, and more. Time to pull up your favorite comfy chair and enjoy this week’s batch of geeky goodness.

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It has been a busy month here at How-To Geek and now it is time to take a look back at the ten hottest articles for July.

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There’s loads of add-ons that can help you duplicate tabs in Firefox, even copying all of the history to the new tab. What you might not realize, however, is that you can do the same thing without any add-ons.

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If you’re installing Windows Live Essentials on more than one PC at a time, it’s silly to use the default installer, which downloads all the components on every single machine. Here’s how to get the full installer.

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You’re reading that title correctly—this is an emulator implemented in Javascript, and other than killing your CPU a bit when you use it, it actually seems to work.

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This is the kind of technology mash-up that makes geeks squeal like little girls… mounting an Android phone to a Wii Wheel to control retro NES games in an emulator. Oh yeah!

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Cracking wireless keys with a brute force attack can take forever on a regular desktop PC, requiring days or weeks to run through millions of combinations. With cloud computing, that time becomes minutes.

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This concept is clearly not meant to be realistic, but it looks really cool… the interface seems like it would be useful even on a regular phone these days.

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Most of Microsoft’s knowledge base articles have boring names, and read like the dictionary… incredibly boring. So when we came across this one, we couldn’t help but laugh at the name that’s so out of character.

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If you’ve got an Android phone and you’ve downloaded a wallpaper app by Jackeey Wallpaper, you should probably uninstall it right away.

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Have you ever noticed that middle-clicking your bookmarks bar in Google Chrome sends them into a new tab… in the background? It’s rather annoying, but there’s a quick extension that can solve the problem.

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Over at one of the many MSDN developer blogs, they’ve posted a comparison of all the major browsers when rendering a complicated image with vectors and drawing text to the canvas directly.

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Having good anti-malware software as a supplement to your anti-virus software is important for your PC security strategy. This week we would like to know which anti-malware software that you use.

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Normally when you’re playing video games in a browser, they are Flash-based or require some other type of browser plugin, but the power of HTML5 and Javascript means that more and more games will be implemented without ...

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Just as the name implies, the Slideshow extension for Google Chrome turns photo galleries from sites like Facebook, Picasa, or Flickr into a slideshow for easy image browsing.

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The latest Firefox beta steals a feature from Google Chrome, and moves the tabs up to the top of the window… though if you look closely, it actually looks an awful lot like Opera as well.

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Want to make your Windows 7 theme look more like Mac OS X? Here’s a theme that can do just that, as long as you’ve got a hacked uxtheme already.

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Fantastic Contraption 2 is an amazing physics-based game that you really need to check out.

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This week we learned how to how to play retro video games on a Windows PC, remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04, run Android on a Netbook or Desktop, install, manage, and delete fonts on a PC, import e-mail from Outlook to Apple Mail.app using Thunderbird, and more. Now you can relax while enjoying our latest batch of geeky goodness.

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The debate on who is or what makes one starship captain better than the other is pure classic geekness at its best. This week we want to know who you think is the better starship captain…Kirk or Picard.

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