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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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I’ll follow you [deviantART]

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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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memories and thoughts [via Geekosystem]

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The good people over at nmap.org created a gigantic map of the internet world, using almost 300,000 favicons from web sites to create an image depicting the relative size of each site. Here’s where we found the HTG icon.

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We’re big fans of the Rubik’s Cube around here, and this one is especially interesting—it’s a cube that can be solved in the dark because each side has symbols you can actually feel with your fingers.

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City In The Sky [deviantART]

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Firefox users have long had access to many useful context menu search extensions that allow you to select text on the page, and then search using any number of search engines via the context menu—and now you can do the same in Google Chrome.

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If you’re the type of person that keeps Google Calendar open all day long, you might be interested in this script, which customizes the favicon—that little icon that shows up on the tab—to show the current day of the month.

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We all love to listen to music on our computers whether at work or at home. This week we want to know which desktop music player you use for listening to music.

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