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If you’re looking for a great wallpaper, look no further than this one—it’s called Flare, and it’s supposed to be the left side of a star.

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Got loads of old CDs sitting around? You can turn them into a decorative pendant of some type, perhaps to use as a gift for some humanoid relationship.

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If you’re a Twitter user that actually uses the web interface, you might not want to see the new “Who to Follow” box on the right-hand side. This user script will get rid of it.

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This is an old, old, old, post by security expert Bruce Schneier, but it’s interesting either way:

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Windows Live Essentials 2011 has a new beta release, and it’s got a lot of changes for Windows Live Messenger—the biggest of which might be Facebook chat support.

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A “Dislike” button is the latest in a string of cons circulating on the social-networking site. It purports to offer users a way to express their aversion to links, videos and other annoying content posted by friends on F...

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Google Calendar Sync now supports Outlook 2010 — our top feature request. Outlook 2010 comes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and currently only 32-bit is supported. To start syncing your calendar with Outlook 2010, download ...

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The brilliant Java programmer Charles Nutter, responsible for JRuby and loads of open-source goodness, goes into detail on his blog about the Oracle v Google lawsuit over Android and Java patents. It’s a huge article, a...

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With Ubuntu 10.10 (the Maverick Meerkat), users and developers will have an end-to-end touch-screen framework — from the kernel all the way through to applications. Our multi-touch team has worked closely with the Linux ker...

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If you spend loads of time at the command line on your Linux, Mac, or Cygwin terminal, here’s the simple trick to view stock quotes from the command line.

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Time tracking software maker RescueTime learned today that you should register your domain for at least 9 years at a time if you’re running a business—when GoDaddy disabled their domain for failure to renew.

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There’s really no need for words to describe this wallpaper. Hit the link to download.

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You’ll probably only get this one if you’ve seen the movie Inception and played Super Mario Bros 2, but it’s a comic strip with Mario in it, ’nuff said.

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This week we learned how to maximize the Android phone’s battery life, use Dropbox with an Android phone, share a folder from OS X to Windows, export Evernote notes in html or mht Format, create a Windows 7 theme pack from scratch, and more. So sit back and relax while enjoying this week’s batch of geeky goodness.

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On Friday, a news item started making the rounds claiming that Google responded to the Oracle lawsuit by banning them from their search engine. There’s just one problem: it never happened.

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We love silly retro-style gaming t-shirts, and here’s another one that made us smile.

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Ever needed to connect two machines directly together? All you need is a crossover cable—but if you don’t have one handy, the Tested blog has the quick instructions on how to make your own.

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Not sure how many of you know about the VB100 award but it’s a public test conducted by Virus Bulletin, a highly reputable testing organization in the industry, designed to measure the detection effectiveness and quality of...

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Download: In the golden field wallpaper [deviantART]

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Over at the Tweaking with Vishal site, he’s posted a guide to using a registry hack to rename Computer, Network, Libraries, and the rest of the items in the Windows 7 Explorer navigation pane.

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Growing up, I spent countless hours playing Tetris on my Game Boy—I still remember the music while playing B-type on level 9 heart, height 4. Here’s a t-shirt design for those who remember it fondly.

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Ever forgotten your Windows password? There’s lots of ways to reset a forgotten password, but here’s an interesting one that uses the Sticky Keys feature to reset the password with a simple hack.

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This Darth Vader drawing is created completely out of different fonts and characters. It’s really quite impressive.

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ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft is getting the Beta 2 should be coming out next week sometime—most likely the 18th. The new version should have a lot of bugfixes, new icons, and new features—though we’re not sure ...

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