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The fourth Platform Preview moves the new JavaScript engine, codenamed Chakra, inside IE9 and brings them together into one single, integrated system.

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Search engines are something that all of use to find information, images, and more while online. This week we want to know which search engine you use.

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The geeks over at Tom’s Hardware decided to find out whether they could get enough gold from motherboard connectors to actually make the process worthwhile, and posted up a picture guide to the process.

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Today’s games are way too centered around amazing graphics to focus on the core gameplay elements… like shooting stuff.

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If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ve been able to drag attachments from your desktop into Gmail for a while now, and now you can drag them the other way too.

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Have you noticed those “Our Family” window stickers… the ones that have a stick figure for each person in the family… popping up on every minivan everywhere? Instead of conforming, you can use fun Super Mario stickers instead.

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Does everything have to be really useful? Here’s a Google Chrome extension that tells you how much time you wasted today on the social networking site.

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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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