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We have already shown you how to use the Refresh and Reset features in Windows 8, now we are back to show you how you can create a custom refresh image. This means next time you refresh your Windows 8 PC, you can use a custom image instead of the one that shipped with your PC.

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The advent of economical consumer grade multi-core processors raises the question for many users: how do you effectively calculate the real speed of a multi-core system? Is a 4-core 3Ghz system really 12Ghz? Read on as we investigate.

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Space Gate, Future, Planet, Starlight [The Paper Wall]

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Are you tired of using the same old types of wallpapers on your desktop? Then add something fresh and unique to your desktop with custom-created map wallpapers from ‘Map –> Image’.

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How precisely did Luke Skywalker come to be secreted away on Tatooine? In this clip we see Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen is entirely uncertain about Obi Wan’s plan for leaving Luke in his care.

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One space enthusiast couldn’t wait for NASA to release an official on-Mars portrait of the rover Curiosity, so he took 55 partial self-portraits sent back by the rover and stitched them all together into the first compl...

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A geek’s home office is a haven to relax in along with being an extension of personal interests and hobbies. But occasionally other people will criticize your setup as being messy, unorganized, or worse…and that i...

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Many Sci-Fi fans and certainly most Isaac Asimov fans are familiar with the Three Laws of Robotics–but how many of us have heard the man himself explain them?

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Windows 8’s Modern interface includes support for running two Windows 8 apps side-by-side. This feature, named “Snap,” isn’t explained in the tutorial – you’ll have to know it exists to make use of it.

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If you have files that are encrypted with the Encrypting File System, you will probably have noticed that they don’t get indexed by Windows, and therefore don’t show up in search results. Here’s how to fix that.

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This past month we covered topics such as how to troubleshoot internet connection problems, whether or not dust can actually damage your computer, 7 ways to free up hard disk space on Windows, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for October.

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Thanks to the rise of free and numerous webmail providers, there’s an entire generation of email users who have never used a desktop email client. None the less there are still many dedicated desktop client users (and reasons to be one)–are you among them?

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There is plenty of room for that new computer you were wanting, but you had better hope that you do not need an item from the bottom of the stack moments from now…

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It Only Took 20 Years [Doghouse Diaries] [via Fail Desk]

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If pre-flight safety briefings routinely involved Hobbits and wizards, we can only imagine more people would pay attention.

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When it comes to buying a USB charger one is just as good as another so you might as well buy the cheapest one, right? This interesting and detailed analysis of name brand, off-brand, and counterfeit chargers will have you rethinking that stance.

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A young woman riding the train at night becomes involved in an interesting conversation with a young man about vampires. She thinks vampires are mysterious and misunderstood, but will she still feel the same way by the time the train ride is over?

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