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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: Matterhorn Super Moon

This weeks wallpaper is an image of the Matterhorn during the super moon. The super moon is seen in incremental shots arcing over the Matterhorn. The moons and Matterhorn are reflected in the lake below the mountain. The top of the Matterhorn is tinted a very soft, very light orange. Deep blue water, white snows and dark grays make up the palette for this unique shot. Icons show up very well on this background.

Super Moon over the Matterhorn

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How to Bypass Paywalls at Popular News Sites

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Here's how to quickly bypass paywalls at popular news and magazine websites.

If you've tried to read an article at sites like Washington Post, Medium, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Vanity Fair or the Wall Street Journal, you've probably run into a paywall. A paywall restricts access to content by requiring a paid subscription, but there are a few ways around them.

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Watch NASA Build The Next Mars Rover Live

NASA's Spacecraft Assembly Facility

You can watch the next Mars Rover being built in NASA's Spacecraft Assembly Facility (SAF). View continuous live coverage from the SAF clean room webcam or tune in to the YouTube channel for live coverage and moderated chats.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Lava Flow

This week's wallpaper is a flow of orange lava among previously cooled lava that has formed into fascinating shapes with variations on black and gray. The cooled lava forms a variety of textures and shapes. Smoke or steam softens the textures of the cooled lava. Glimmers of orange in the lower right shows active lava flow under the surface. Icons show up well on this background.

Oange lava flow over cooled flow

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Create Custom Ringtones From Most Audio or Video Files With This Easy to Use Program

AVCWare Ringtone Maker screenshot

Make custom ringtones for your mobile phone or audio projects with this free program.

This free ringtone maker for Windows has a simple interface that supports most mobile phones and audio and video formats.

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How to Remove Pinterest and Other Sites From Google Search

Google Search page open on tablet

Google Search results can often be top heavy with sites that aren't related to what you're looking for or that require an account or subscription to view.  Here's how to permanently block or exclude any website from appearing in Google Search without manually adding operators.

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