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Tired of Twitter’s constant service errors? You can use the Twitter Fail Whale as your desktop wallpaper to make your point.

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Security experts and privacy advocates have recently begun warning about the potential dangers of geotags, which are embedded in photos and videos taken with GPS-equipped smartphones and digital cameras. Because the location ...

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Ever imagined controlling your PC with your mind?

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The tire pressure monitors built into modern cars have been shown to be insecure by researchers from Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina. The wireless sensors, compulsory in new automobiles in the US since...

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Love playing pranks and practical jokes on other people? You can give somebody a few seconds of panic by setting their wallpaper image to this broken monitor image.

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If you’re a fan of the Rainmeter customization utility and you’re also a Winamp user, there’s a pretty impressive looking skin that you can use to control your media player from your desktop.

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Microsoft Research has a new tablet prototype that puts the keys on the back of the device, so when you’re holding it with two hands you can be typing on the back side.

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Awesome. There’s an alternate version too.

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This one hardly requires an explanation. If you’re really addicted to Facebook and coffee, this is the mug for you.

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deviantART is, without doubt, one of the best sources for amazing artwork on the web, and now they’ve added a web-based drawing application that’s impressive, works in any HTML5 browser, and even the iPad.

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How to make ice cream in 30 seconds [YouTube via Make]

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With about 35 CPU-years of idle computer time donated by Google, a team of researchers has essentially solved every position of the Rubik’s Cube™, and shown that no position requires more than twenty moves.

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The things that can be accomplished with javascript these days are mind-bendingly awesome. This one animates you through some sort of solar system or something.

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As an American Express cardholder, I use it for just about everything, but sadly their website has only allowed 8 character passwords—until now.

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We’ve always been fans of great desktop customization setups, and this one is really simple but looks great—especially the customized Windows 7 taskbar icons.

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We’d post the whole thing here, but we like to respect copyright and not steal images. Click the link.

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One of the quickest ways that malware can spread is by tricking people through ads in the web browser, or trying to exploit security holes in Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and other plugins.

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This week we learned how to record screen activity in Ubuntu, sync any folder to Dropbox with SyncToy, jailbreak an iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 4, find the 3G or Wi-Fi speeds on Android phones, get rid of the annoying YouTube bottom bar, and more. Now you can get comfortable and relax while looking through our latest batch of geeky goodness.

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We’ve long been fans of system cleaning application CCleaner, even if you do have to uncheck the Yahoo toolbar during the installation process. And now, there’s a way to add 270 more applications to the supported list.

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Microsoft Research created a new site that lets you apply your coding skills by creating programming puzzles that you can then give to other people to try and solve.

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If you’ve ever wanted to keep a journal but had a hard time remembering to do so, web app OhLife can help—if you are willing to trust a third-party web site with your personal thoughts and feelings and such.

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Last year, Microsoft stopped making new versions of Microsoft Money, their personal money management software package—and now they’ve made it available for everybody for free… well, sorta.

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Long Zheng figures out what Microsoft Hardware has been tweeting about—a new touch mouse.

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Microsoft’s new Zoom.it web app takes large images on the web and converts them into an easily scrollable, zoomable format—and it can also take a screenshot of a web page and share either one with a shortened URL.

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Do you have a cork board in your office? You probably don’t have a Pac-man one, though. Here’s how to make your own easily.

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