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Most people do not stop to think about how well their mobile phones or the location apps they use on them reveal their locations or movement. They just want their phones and apps to work. Professor Derek McAuley explains how phone companies pinpoint your location and handle the high volume of phone traffic in today’s video.

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One thing Bing’s homepage has always stood out for are the gorgeous images featured every day as the background for the search engine. With this in mind, and in celebration of its fifth anniversary, Microsoft has put together a gallery featuring all five years worth of Bing homepage images for you to look through.

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Are you looking for the ‘hottest’ combination of Google Chrome and 64-bit Windows systems? Then you will definitely want to give the new 64-bit builds of Google Chrome in the Dev and Canary channels a try! The new builds just became available this week and are ready for all manner of testing fun.

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Math has helped us discover or predict many things over time, such as the existence of Neptune, radio waves, and much more. Could our universe be considered completely mathematical in nature even if it does not ‘appear’ or ‘seem’ that way? YouTube channel MinutePhysics debates the question in today’s video.

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No futuristic or sci-fi story is quite complete unless there are some robots added into the mix…some can be very helpful while others are not only unfriendly, but downright deadly. Gather up a robot army for your desktop with the first in our series of Robots Wallpaper collections.

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If you love playing tower defense games, then you will definitely want to give today’s offering a try. In ‘Install D’, you must defend your servers from all manner of problems such as glitches, bugs, and viruses that are ready to bring your systems to their knees! Can you succeed, or will the IT department be hanging out the ‘Help Wanted’ sign?

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The eternal debate…Macs or PCs. Both have loyal fan bases that love each for various reasons, but if you look past that, what is it that really makes them different from each other? Professor Tom Rodden explains the differences between PCs and Macs in today’s video from Computerphile.

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Do you like to keep up with how well the various anti-virus programs are doing, or just want to see how well your favorite one did? Then you will definitely want to have a look at the latest batch of test results from AVTest.org. The results for testing during March and April are now available for viewing at your leisure.

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We all seem to know someone who finds it hard to get up and get motivated, literally being what we refer to as lazy. But is it just a matter of lacking the proper mental focus and ability to feel motivated, or is there more to it? Today’s video looks at recent scientific studies that show there is a genetic connection involved as well!

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When you think of glass cleaner, you may not realize it has more uses than you are aware of. Today’s video from YouTube channel Household Hacker shows you six alternative uses for your favorite bottle of glass cleaner around the home.

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Lightning can be frightfully powerful and eerily beautiful at the same time, a force of nature that is not to be taken lightly. Harness the ‘power of nature’ by electrifying your Nexus 7′s screen with the first in our series of Lightning Wallpaper collections.

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The king is under attack and it is up to you to defend him! Using just the resources you have on hand, you must build up adequate defenses against relentless hordes as they march in. Will you succeed, or will the kingdom fall to the invaders?

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Are you tired of listening to the same old music and looking for something new to listen to? Then 22tracks from Microsoft is definitely worth a look! This online music service is available in your favorite browser, does not require an account to use, and lets you listen to music from multiple international sources!

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Are you tired of ‘chasing’ your garage door opener all over the interior of your car, or perhaps you have a need to keep it out of sight so it is not stolen? Today’s DIY video provides some nice inspiration for a ‘tied down’, hidden set up that is easy to manage and use!

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Are you ready to sail the high seas in search of treasure and adventure? All you need is a browser and the determination to be the ‘King of the Caribbean’ in ‘Assassin’s Creed: Pirates’, the latest in-browser game release from Microsoft!

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While most people likely focus more on the rockets and tech that take us beyond Earth’s atmosphere, the space suit is a vital piece of tech too. YouTube channel SciShow Space looks at the space suit’s early beginnings 100 years ago, where the technology is now, and where it may be headed in today’s video.

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Coral reefs are very colorful, full of beautiful wildlife, and are wonderful places to explore when diving. Journey beneath the waves and enjoy the view on your desktop with the second in our series of Life in the Coral Reefs Wallpaper collections.

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Are you looking for a beautiful, smooth looking set of fonts to use on to your favorite operating system? Then you should definitely take a look at the Source Pro family of fonts from Adobe! The fonts are available in Serif, Sans, and Code (monospace) varieties and are free to download.

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Things have certainly come a long way since the original Macintosh computers came out, but it is always fun to take a look inside at the original hardware. Dr. Steve Bagley with YouTube channel Computerphile opens up an old Mac to upgrade it and demonstrate how it works in today’s video.

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While people tend to use the two terms interchangeably, the Web and the Internet are two distinct ‘entities’. YouTube channel Vsauce looks at the differences that define each as a distinct ‘entity’ and takes a stroll down history lane for both in today’s video.

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Even though the universe as we ‘know it’ is not going to end for a very long time, it will continue to slowly but surely change as it ages. PBS Digital Studios looks at the changes that can be expected to happen with our solar system, the star constellations we are familiar with, and the universe itself in today’s video.

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Facebook continues to add a bit more to the UI every time you turn around, so what do you do to get control over your Facebook page back? Install the F.B. Purity extension! This wonderful extension will help you clear out the cruft, streamline the UI, and bring back a minimalist look that will make your Facebook page a joy to look at once again!

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Rock formations across the world have a unique beauty all their own, whether it is their shape, location, coloration, or a combination of factors. Add these rocky treasures to your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of Rock Formations Wallpaper collections.

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Most physics-based games provide you with ready made objects to use while playing, but today’s game provides a more fun challenge. In Magic Pen 2, you must literally draw the objects you need in order to succeed on each level! Are your thinking and artistic skills up to the challenge?

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There are deep holes, and then there are really deep holes like the Kola Superdeep Borehole in Russia! The Kola Superdeep Borehole holds the world’s record as the deepest hole ever made by humans and was twenty-four years in the making, but why was it dug? Learn the answers to this question and more in today’s video from YouTube channel SciShow!

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