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Google Launches New Dataset Search Engine

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Google's newest search engine accesses datasets in thousands of data repositories around the web.

Dataset Search, Google's newest search engine, was created to help people find data. Find and access a variety of datasets, like daily weather maps, the NASA thesaurus, TechCrunch articles, IMDB movies, data.gov, ocean temperatures, ProPublica, and more.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Beaded Water Drops On Black Feather

This week's wallpaper is a dark and dramatic image of a black feather, beaded with drops of water, on a black background. Clear drops sparkle on a black feather that's split in a few places. This black background with highlights and texture will please anyone who likes the contrast of a background that's dark but has some interest.

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25 Google Docs Tips You Probably Didn't Know

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Whether you're new to Google Docs or an experienced user, you'll find some great tips to make using Google Docs faster and easier in this article.

Google Docs has some shortcuts that are extremely useful but aren't widely known. 25 of the best are here so you don't have to discover them on your own. Add a few to your routine and make using Google Docs easier.

The tips in this article let you:

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox

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Some websites don't allow copying and pasting into input fields. Use this add-on to enable copying and pasting at sites that don't allow it.

Some sites will block copying and pasting certain fields on their websites, most often signing in at a site, or signing up at a website. Don't F*** With Paste is an extension that works in Firefox and Chrome that allows copying and pasting into fields that are blocked.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Surface View of Planet TRAPPIST-1f

This weeks wallpaper is an artist's rendition of what the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f might look like if you were standing on the surface. The surface is liquid, with objects resembling icebergs visible on the surface. The viewpoint is from one of the floating objects, looking towards the setting sun and planets. In this view, the planets in the sky correspond to the planets in the system.

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How To Stop Google From Tracking Your Location (Really)

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Turning off Location History doesn't stop Google from tracking you. There's one more account setting you can change to prevent tracking.

Google is in the news recently. It seems turning off Location History in a Google account doesn't completely turn off tracking.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Identical Skyscrapers

This weeks wallpaper is a dramatic view of two identical glass skyscrapers from the ground up. Colors on the buildings shade from oranges and yellows on the bottom to light gray at the top, reflecting the sky. Framing around the rectangular glass panels supply geometric vertical and horizontal lines, ending at the top of the building where the sky is framed in a perfect wide geometric cross shape. Icons show up well in the darker areas of the image, not so much in the lighter areas.

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How To Get A Windows 10 Upgrade For Free

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When Windows 10 was released, most computers running a valid copy of Windows were eligible for a free upgrade. The upgrade offer officially ended in July 2016, but you can still get a copy of Windows 10 for free.

If you have a PC running a genuine version of Windows 7,8, or 8.1 and want to upgrade to Windows 10, follow the steps in this article by Ed Bott for a free upgrade.

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Netflix Secret Codes: How To Access Hidden Movie Categories

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Netflix has a lot of great stuff available, but looking for something to watch can be overwhelming. This Netflix master list has every category code sorted by genre, making it easier to find what you want to see.

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