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It’s such a common place activity that most of us have likely never stopped to even think about it: the automatic restart. Whether user or application-initiated, what exactly happens when your computer cycles its own power?

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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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There are a wide variety of Linux distributions, but there are also a wide variety of distributions based on other Linux distributions. The official Ubuntu release with the Unity desktop is only one of many possible ways to use Ubuntu.

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Windows 8 has a new feature that allows you to automatically run scheduled daily maintenance on your computer. These maintenance tasks run in the background and include security updating and scanning, Windows software updates, disk defragmentation, system diagnostics, among other tasks.

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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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File extensions can be faked – that file with an .mp3 extension may actually be an executable program. Hackers can fake file extensions by abusing a special Unicode character, forcing text to be displayed in reverse order.

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Our latest edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 12.10, the FTC’s offer of a $50,000 cash bounty for technology to help eliminate robocalls, the new malware variant spreading across Skype, and more.

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