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How do websites remember your preferences for them (or desire for none), and what about the touchy subject of cookies themselves? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post seeks to shed some light on how cookies work and the information they store for a confused reader.

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Nearly all of us have seen at least one or more movie adaptions of the classic Frankenstein story, but was there a real Doctor Frankenstein, or at least a real-life individual that the character was based on? Today’s video looks at real-life people and historical medical science that may have helped to shape Mary Shelley’s classic story!

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Google could be tracking and recording your every location on your Android device, and you may not even know it!

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Macs format drives with Apple’s HFS+ file system, which Windows won’t recognize or access without third-party software. Macs may also create a protected EFI partition on these drives that you can’t delete with the usual disk-partitioning tools.

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Most of us can appreciate a good cup of coffee and the glorious caffeine it contains, but how exactly does coffee affect our bodies and brains? Learn more about this wondrous drink and how it interacts with our bodies in today’s awesome video from YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE!

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Windows 8.1 invites you to “Get more features with a new edition of Windows.” You’ll get six more features if you upgrade to the Professional edition — plus a seventh if you pay extra.

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The Xposed Framework is a way to make system-level changes to your Android operating system without installing a custom ROM. All you need is root access. Here’s a look at what you can actually do with the Xposed Framework.

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It’s important to note that this will not actually conceal your data from somebody who knows what they are doing.

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Google Docs doesn’t have the cluttered ribbon full of features you’ll find in Microsoft Office, but it does have quite a few useful tricks up its sleeve. You may never find these features unless you go looking for them.

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You can upgrade to the Professional edition of Windows 8 to get advanced features like BitLocker encryption, but other features aren’t available to normal Windows users. They’re only in the Enterprise edition of Windows, which requires a volume-licensing agreement.

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Looking at nebulae with their colors and unique shapes is always a breathtaking experience, one that will take your imagination on an ethereal journey. Bring these beautiful galactic formations to your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of Nebula Wallpaper collections.

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Ubuntu 14.10 has just taken its next step toward a final release this week with the availability of the first round of betas. There are six regular UI flavors and an alternative Kubuntu desktop UI version available for download, so grab a stack of blank DVDS and get ready for a weekend of testing fun!

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If you’ve gotten a wee bit addicted to your Chromecast (and we hardly blame you, it’s a fantastic little device) you might want to take it on the road with you. If you’re headed to a friend’s house, you shouldn’t have any issues. If you’re headed to a hotel, however, there are plenty of pitfalls. Read on as we show you how to use the Chromecast in a hotel room.

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Using a password manager helps here, as it can create strong passwords and remember them for you. But, even if you use a password manager, you’ll at least need to create and a remember a password for your password manager.

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There are few things as frustrating as having a program update and suddenly break things that were working perfectly before. Case in point, website text size with the latest stable release of Google Chrome. Is there a simple solution to the text size problem? Today’s SuperUser post comes to the rescue to help an unhappy reader get things back to normal.

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If you ask someone to draw a star, chances are they will draw one with points on it, but why is that? And why do we see points on stars when we look at or take photos of them? YouTube channel MinutePhysics has the answers in today’s awesome video about stars!

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A whitelist should be a foolproof way to secure a relative’s PC. Select a handful of approved applications and only allow them to run. If someone using the PC downloads another .exe file, Windows will refuse to run it.

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Recently we started a firestorm by telling the world how the Windows 8 app store was completely full of scam applications, and Microsoft has officially responded by removing 1500 applications and pledging to keep it clean.

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The 64-bit builds of Chrome have slowly but surely been working their way through Google’s release channel system and this week they have finally landed in the stable channel!

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Once, people seemed to love netbooks and were buying them in droves. Today, people love to hate netbooks. Netbooks sit unused and gathering dust in drawers and closets. But the core ideas behind netbooks lives on today.

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Today at work, I wanted to know how to create in Windows 7 a simple icon/shortcut to play a sound on the background, without having any media player opening (in my case, I wanted to play a rimshot sound whenever a colleague would say a relatively bad joke).

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Most of the time you do not need to restart your computer after uninstalling a program, but there are times when Windows will ask you to do so for a particular program. Can shutting your computer down work just as well as a complete restart? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Which animal do you think is the deadliest one on our planet? Do you think of something big and ferocious, or something a bit smaller and unexpected? Learn the answer in today’s awesome video!

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It’s all too easy to stuff your Android phone or tablet to the gills with data and find yourself without room to install new apps or download new media. Today we’re taking a look at how to quickly assess what’s eating up all your disk space.

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Hybrid hard drives promise some of the performance of a solid-state drive with the capacity of a mechanical drive. They’re bigger than an SSD and faster than a plain-old mechanical drive.

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