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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.

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.

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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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Finds of the Week: JPG vs. PNG?, Discover the Difference Between Similar Terms & Objects, Learn to Tie Knots Easily, Everything eBook

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

Know when to use a JPG and when to use a PNG and always Squish them both
A quick review from Scott Hanselman on JPG's and PNG's and when to use them.

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Bing Homepage Gallery (Wallpaper of the Week)

One of the things I love about Bing are the background images that change daily. Last week Bing unveiled the Bing Homepage Gallery, showcasing images featured on the U.S Bing homepage over the last 5 years. You can scroll through the gallery (the page loads as you scroll, good for slower connections) or you can use the sidebar to search for images by category, tags, colors, holidays, places, and country or regions. 

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Colorful Koi Fish (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper shows a few koi fish and in a pool with water lilies. Some of the leaves of the water lilies look gilded in gold, adding an appealing shimmer to the pool. Icons are visible against this background but aren't high contrast.

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Numerous sizes and formats, see site for complete list.

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