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Denial of Service Attacks are nothing new, but lately a new ‘breed’ of DDoS has emerged…one that has the potential to disrupt the whole internet. Tom Scott from Computerphile explains what Amplified Denial of Service Attacks are in today’s video.

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OneNote is a wonderful app for taking notes, maintaining lists, and more, but had to be purchased before adding it to your favorite computer, and was not available for Mac. But no longer! As of yesterday, Microsoft has made OneNote free for all Windows 7 and 8.x systems plus offered up a new version just for Mac OSX systems!

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The recent HUVrTech hoax left quite a few people disappointed since some ‘big names’ lent themselves to the ‘prank’. But is hover technology just a dream, or is there yet hope for the future? YouTube channel SciShow looks at the current hover technology options that are available and how they work.

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Going out for a walk on a rainy day can be a very pleasant and relaxing experience, leaving you refreshed and ready to take life on once again. Soak up the relaxing beauty of rainfall on your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of Let it Rain Wallpaper collections.

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The Australis UI is working its way closer to the stable builds channel of Firefox, but one of the useful features from the regular UI is now missing…the Add-on Bar at the bottom of the browser. If you are one of the individuals who found this the perfect place to tuck toolbar icons out of the way, then you will definitely want to install ‘The Addon Bar (restored)’ extension for Firefox!

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Are you one of the individuals who has been patiently waiting for a Modern UI version of VLC Media Player? Then your wait is finally over! A beta version has become available this week and is ready to install on your favorite Windows 8.x system.

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Would you love to learn a game that you can impress your family and friends with while looking like a wicked strategist? Then Brussels Sprouts will make the perfect addition to your geeky games repertoire! Dr. Teena Gerhardt shows you how to play the game and the mathematics involved in today’s video from Numberphile.

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Do you have an interest in learning more about Linux for personal enjoyment and/or with an eye towards the job market? Then you will definitely be excited to learn that the Linux Foundation is now offering a free ‘Introduction to Linux’ MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) program for anyone who is interested in increasing their Linux knowledge.

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Would you like to make a custom pair of mini speakers for your favorite device? Then sit back and enjoy today’s DIY video as it shows you what you need and how to put it all together for some awesome mini speaker goodness!

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The somewhat spontaneous appearance of rainbows make for a wonderful surprise on the occasions when we get to see them. Add some all-natural color to your desktop with the second in our series of Rainbows Wallpaper collections.

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Scientists recently captured an image of ESO-137001 that showed a ‘strange’ feature on one side of the galaxy, a feature that looks very much like tendrils trailing behind it similar to a jellyfish. But what is causing it? YouTube channel SpaceRip discusses what scientists have discovered in today’s awesome video.

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There is nothing quite like a classic arcade game for having fun, but what happens when you add Doctor Who to the mix? Double the gaming fun! Today we have two awesome fan-made arcade classics to share with you, so get ready to test your gaming skills with ‘Doctor Pacman’ and ‘Dalek Invaders’!

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When we think of ourselves, the things around us, and the universe as a whole, we think of it all as being 3D. But some physicists are starting to suggest otherwise. Michael Moyer from Scientific American explains how we may be living in a projection of a reality written in 2D.

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When you look at the names on the Periodic Table of Elements, you will no doubt wonder how some of those elements got their names. It turns out the names come from a wondrous variety of sources such as people, places, mythical beings, and more. So sit back and enjoy as PBS Digital Studios takes you on an etymological journey through the Periodic Table!

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Are you looking for some truly inspiring imagery to use on your desktop? Have you seen the movie Gravity and loved it? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you will absolutely love the set of breathtaking ‘Gravity-style’ images that NASA has released as a set!

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For those who have been experiencing a long winter in the Northern hemisphere, a nice vacation at the beach likely sounds good right about now. So keep those thoughts and your Nexus 7’s screen sunny with the first in our series of Beachside Vacation Wallpaper collections.

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The latest Ubuntu LTS release is getting closer to a final version with every passing week. And this week brings some extra good news! The first set of Ubuntu 14.04 beta builds are now available for download in eight different ‘flavors’, just in time for a bit of system testing fun over the weekend.

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Images and photos can convey emotion, information, and even a good bit of inspiration at times. But a select group stand out above the rest, having a long lasting and extremely influential impact on humanity. Sit back and enjoy PBS Digital Studio’s selection of important scientific images and photos from history in today’s video.

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Friday still feels like it is a long way off yet, and perhaps you have already had a ‘long’ week, so why not take a quick break for a bit of fun and stress-relief? Today’s offering is a remake of the classic Duck Hunt with a nice twist…you get to shoot at the pesky feathered ‘fiend’ from Flappy Bird!

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Have you ever wondered why Saturn and other gas giants in our solar system have rings, but other planets do not? Learn the answer in today’s great ‘explainer’ video from SciShow.

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Are you a Minecraft fan who wants to add a bit of ‘blocky’ goodness to your home or geek den? Then today’s DIY project video is a great place to start as you learn how to make your own personal glowstone cube!

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Many of us love to think about what humanity might find among the stars if we had the ability to travel and explore beyond our own solar system. Take your desktop and imagination on a journey to beautiful alien worlds with the second in our series of Awesome Planetary Orbits Wallpaper collections.

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We currently enjoy many wonderful bits of technology such as the internet, mobile phones, radar, and more, but how much of it was ‘predicted’ ahead of its time by science fiction authors? You just might be surprised! PBS Digital Studios looks at the predictions that came to pass, and which author was the most accurate of all.

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Ultra-quiet anechoic chambers have a ‘reputation’ for getting to people after spending time in them for just a short while, sometimes even inducing panic in some individuals. But is it actually as bad as people say it is, or does it depend more on the person in the chamber? Veritasium decided to test the theory and presents their results in today’s video.

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Microsoft recently announced their intention to change SkyDrive’s name to OneDrive and add new features in the process. Well, today is the day when it has all gone live. Now you can tuck into all the new OneDrive goodness and even earn extra storage for free!

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