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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.

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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Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old

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

What Is My Screen Resolution?
This is such a simple web app, I just love it. Go the site and you'll see your screen resolution. No buttons to push, nothing to click on. :)

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Waterfalls Flowing Through Green Moss Covered Rocks (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper has small waterfalls spilling amongst soothing green moss covered rocks. If it's summer where you are on the planet, you may wish you were there. This image manages to catch that delicate balance between a slow enough shutter speed to bring the moss in to focus and the faster speed of the water. Nicely done. Icons are visible but not high contrast.

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It?

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across that are fun, interesting, or useful, tech related or not. I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

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Fireworks Over Sydney Harbor (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is an amazing shot of fireworks over the harbor in Sydney, Australia. The great colors and sharp focus make me wish I was there. :) Icons do quite well with this wallpaper except in the very brightest areas.

Available Resolutions:
Numerous, see site for sizes.

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Easily Delete Your Online Accounts With Account Killer (Website of the Week)

Account Killer provides instructions to remove your account or public profile on most popular websites, including Skype, Facebook, Windows Live, Hotmail / Live, Twitter, MSN / Messenger, Google and many more.

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