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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite Windows customization tricks and now we’re back to highlight some of the tips, tricks, and tweaks you shared.

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Every morning when you go out and start your car, you’re pulling power from a lead-acid battery. But how exactly do they work? In this informative video we see how lead plates and sulfuric acid provide the power your car craves.

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Though the custom maps feature has been out for a bit, you may have forgotten about it or it may all be new for you. Either way this wonderful video shows you how to create your own custom maps and enjoy an awesome feature of...

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As part of their ongoing push to simplify their product lineups, Microsoft is discontinuing their popular small office/home server platform Windows Home Server. On to see the new alternative for small volume users.

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In this week’s game you will need a mix of patience, timing, and a touch of strategy in order to achieve victory in this physics puzzler. Can you successfully control all of the liquid while moving it towards a victorious finish or will it all ‘go down the drain’?

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AppArmor is an important security feature that’s been included by default with Ubuntu since Ubuntu 7.10. However, it runs silently in the background, so you may not be aware of what it is and what it’s doing.

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If you have been following How-To Geek for a while, you will probably have noticed that we are fans of the Win + R keyboard combo. You too can take advantage of it by adding your very own commands to it, here’s how.

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Once a week we round up some great reader tips from the tips box and reader comments, and share the with the rest of you. This week we’re looking at an alternate way to control Xbox controller in Windows, how to keep your computer cool in the summer heat, and how to build a power DIY book scanner.

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Sometimes the Grim Reaper’s job is quick and simple, but not this time as he comes to claim the soul of an avid gamer. Can they come to an amicable understanding or has this just evolved into Immortal Kombat?

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Sooner or later everything comes full-circle…

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In this video a tone generator is used to shoot specific frequencies through a large drop of mercury which results in a wide array of unique shapes and patterns created by standing waves–but really, you need to see it to appreciate it.

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While Settlers of Catan (a modular board game) and LEGO (a modular building system) seems destined to fit perfectly together, the execution of a functional Catan board out of LEGO bricks is tricky. Check out this polished build to see it done right.

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TimeScapes XII [deviantART]

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If loved the tornado-visualization we posted last month, this visualization of a century of earthquakes around the globe will be right up your alley.

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VPNs and SSH tunnels can both securely “tunnel” network traffic over an encrypted connection. They’re similar in some ways, but different in others – if you’re trying to decide which to use, it helps to understand how each works.

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Windows doesn’t really feel like your own until you’ve tweaked and prodded it a little. This week we’re interested in hearing about your favorite must-have customization trick that takes precedence over all others.

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A lot of people are unhappy with being forced to interact with the new Start Screen in Windows 8 first thing once they have logged into their system. But there is a quick and simple work-around to go directly to Desktop Mode ...

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