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By Akemi Iwaya on February 27th, 2011


This week we learned how to make hundreds of complex photo edits in seconds with Photoshop actions, use an Android Phone as a modem with no rooting required, install a wireless card in Linux using Windows drivers, change Ubuntu’s window borders with Emerald, how noise reducing headphones work, and more.

Photo by Julian Fong.

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    An infographic depicting Crude Oil’s effect on U.S. consumers.
  • The Oscars (iOS)
    The Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, February 27th. Make your predictions, share with friends and even scan the entire database of past Oscar winners. A truly handy app, free for iPods, iPads and iPhones.

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/27/11
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