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Normally drops of water are automatically ‘absorbed’ into a larger pool of water when contact is made, but there is one way to stop those water drops from coalescing with the rest: vibration. This awesome video sh...

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The European Southern Observatory has released an absolutely enormous picture of the center of the Milky Way captured by their VISTA telescope–the image is 9 gigapixels and captures over 84 million stars.

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Freshening up the scenery on your desktop every so often can help make the time spent in front of your computer more pleasant. Today’s featured theme will add a dramatic look to your desktop with a terrific set of Spect...

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Every time you want to open a new document of one kind or another in Google Drive you have to go through the whole ‘menu’ and ‘type selection’ process to do so. Now you can open the desired type direct...

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Pre-ordering just opened on the third-installment of the highly-acclaimed horror-survival game series BioShock, BioShock Infinite. As part of the pre-order promotions, you can pick up a bundled copy of BioShock and BioShock 2 for a song.

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Anyone old enough to remember playing cartridge-based games like those that came with the Nintendo Entertainment System or its successors certainly remembers how blowing across the cartridge opening always seemed to help a st...

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And that was the way it was…

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How many characters from the Lord of the Rings series can you name? 923? That’s the number of entries in the LOTR Project–a collection of data that links family trees, timelines, and statistical curiosities about Middle Earth.

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Earth, Autumn, Snow [Wallpaper Abyss]

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Google Naps [John Atkinson - Wrong Hands Blog]

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While many of the Halloween decorating tricks we’ve shared over the years involve lots of wire, LEDs, and electronic guts, this one is thoroughly analog (and easy to put together). A simple set of silhouettes can cheapl...

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You’ve got a dozen windows open, your media player is buried underneath somewhere, and the phone rings. Do you reach for the speaker power button, dig through the windows, or simply wave your hand to pause the music? Wi...

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We have featured some awesome life hacks, tips, and tricks here before on HTG ETC, but today we are back with a super compilation full of geeky ingenuity! Get ready to increase your problem solving repertoire with this terrif...

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LED matrix cubes are nothing new, but this 16x16x16 monster towers over the tiny 4x4x4 desktop variety. Check out the video to see it in action.

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Earlier this month we shared a clever 9-layer density column demonstration you’d most certainly not want to drink. This smaller demonstration, however, is a delicious column of fruit flavors.

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Last month we showed you a clever hack that converted an old Kindle into a weather station; this new hack uses a Kobo ebook reader (cheaper hardware) and ditches the external server (less overhead).

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In this edition of TableTop, Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and friends explore Last Night on Earth–a campy and cooperative game that pits teams of humans and zombies against each other in an infested small town.

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Want to know how time travel works? Then sit back and watch as your favorite movie characters explain how it is done.

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Note: Comic contains some language that may be considered inappropriate.

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If you’re having trouble keeping track of your game collection GamingUnity will help you get things on organizational lock down–add games from any console, view them with a nice bookshelf interface, and quickly sort them.

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On September 21, 2012 the Space Shuttle Endeavour was delivered to the Los Angeles International Airport and spent the next three days being slowly transported 12 miles to the California Science Center. One dedicated team of ...

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Earlier this week we shared an awesome retro ad for a 10 MB hard-drive with you and today we are back with more classic ad goodness. Travel into the past with these forty vintage computer ads from yesteryear!

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Given the social nature of most Wii games, modifying a toolbox to serve as a Wii briefcase to make toting it to a friend’s house easy is only fitting.

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Autumn, Rain, Water Drop [Wallpaper Abyss]

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Today is the official release date for Ubuntu’s latest version, so why not download the manual to go with it? This free manual is available to view online or download as a 145 page PDF file to best suits your needs.

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