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<!--smart_paging_filter-->This category is reserved for finds by our Editor Rhiannon Dent.

Items should consist of at least two paragraphs.

The first should be a "teaser" paragraph. This paragraph will be automatically published in our RSS feed. It should state the nature of the find and the benefits without mentioning the product name or providing a product link. For example:

"For months I've been looking for a good way of deleting 'undeletable' files. Finally I've discovered a free utility that does the job reliably and simply."

The second paragraph should at the very least, expand the benefits, name the product and provide a product link. For example:

"Unlocker is a tiny 230KB utility that works with Windows 2000 and XP. Vista users are out of luck. Just right click on the 'undeletable file', select 'Delete with Unlocker' from the context menu and next time you boot the file will be gone for good."

You can have a third paragraph if you wish; indeed as many as you like. However there must at least be a second paragraph after the opening "teaser" paragraph.

Finds of the Week (One Click Windows 8 Restore Point, Mars News, Magic Tricks, Futurism)

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Create a System Restore Point in 1-click with Quick Restore Point Maker
I don't need to create restore points very often but this little utility is sure handy when I do. Works fine with Windows 8.1.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Wild Winter: Snow and the Hawk Owl

This weeks wallpaper is a dramatic shot of a Northern Hawk Owl on the wing as its feet brush the snow - very monochrome with a palette of grey, black and white. Icons do very well with this wallpaper. If you're heading in to the winter months it's a chilly (but awesome) shot. Those headed for warmer months can cool off with this picture.
It took me some time to track down what kind of bird this is and I'm not positive of the ID, so if you have a firm identification that of a different bird let me know.

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Finds of the Week: Human Anatomy, Glacier Works, Chess Academy, Interviewly

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Human Anatomy: Learn All About the Human Body
InnerBody is your go-to resource for accurate and easy-to-use information about human anatomy, exploring all systems of the human body for free.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Lone Tree Island at Moonrise

Lone Tree Island at Moonrise (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is a single tree and its reflection on a small island, with a full moon rising behind it. The island and tree are dark, with the rest of the images in varying shades of blue. Icons do very well with this mostly blue wallpaper.

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Finds of the Week: Was Your Gmail Hacked?, Create & Publish eBooks For Free, Science Dictionary

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

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Wallpaper of the Week: Rusted Old Lock with Mystery Background

This weeks wallpaper is a rusted  old lock. It's attached to a bank of old looking, numbered metal objects. The overall tone of the image is rust, sepia brown and silver. I don't have any idea what those objects are (handles or ?) but I like the way they look. If you know what these are please let us know in the comments - I'm terribly curious about what they are. Icons do quite well with this wallpaper.

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