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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.

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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Dark Nebula (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks image is a dark nebula. Dark and light cloud-like forms create fascinating shapes to form a monochrome nebula. Icons are easily visible in the darker parts of the image, less visible in the lighter areas.
Note: this wallpaper is labeled Dual Monitor. Dual Monitor sizes are listed towards the bottom, normal monitor and screen sizes are above them.

Dark and light cloud-like forms create fascinating shapes to form a monochrome nebula.

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Finds of the Week: Tuts+, Hextris (game), OSXDaily, Enable the F8 key to start Safe Mode in Windows 8

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

Tuts+

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NASA Image of the Day (Website of the Week)

NASA is a large site with much to see, and the Image of the Day Gallery is one area you won't want to miss.

I enjoy looking around the NASA site, there is so much to see. Similar to the popular Astronomy Picture of the Day website, the NASA site has a bit of everything that NASA does, on the ground and in space. You can download the full size image of the day, check out the Image Archives from 2003 to 2006, and the More of NASA's Image of the Day Feed has some great images.

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Soft Morning Light (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is a tranquil scene of a young evergreen tree in a dewy field with fog softening everything. The sun is a diffuse orange on the right while the rest of the area is colored with muted greens, blues and greys. This is a quiet wallpaper where icons show up nicely.

Wallpaper Field with Fog, evergreen tree and orange sun

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