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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.

12 Great Sites to Stream Movies and Television Shows for Free

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These free and legal sites offer live TV, movies, and video on demand. It is not easy to sort through hundreds of videos uploaded every day, so we've found the best free and legal streaming sites for you.

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How to Opt Out of Data Broker Sites

Faces in the center of data stream

Finding out how where and how to remove yourself from the big data broker sites can be tedious. This list of opt-out guides has directions and links to opt-out of most major data broker sites.

Data brokers collect an astonishing amount of information about people. If you're in the USA and visited My Life or Pipl you might be surprised by how much data they've collected about you, even if you aren't on the internet and never have been.

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Search for PDF Files With These 5 Search Engines

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PDF search engines make it easier to find free PDF eBooks, PDF files and other document files that might be overlooked by search engines with a wider focus. Looking for document files using a dedicated search engine lets you view results in specific formats, filtering out formats so documents are easier to find.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Last Rays of a Red Sunset

This weeks wallpaper is an image of an intensely colored sunset over a large body of water. Shades of burnt orange and mauve form the main color palette with lighter shades to the right and darker shades to the left. The water has low shallow swells that are echoed in the shapes of the clouds. Icons show up very well on this background.

Sunset over water

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NoScript Extension Is Now Available for Google Chrome

NoScript screenshot

Firefox users have long enjoyed having a strong layer of  added security with the NoScript add-on. Now there's a version for Google Chrome.

NoScript adds an extra layer of security to your browser because JavsScript, Flash, Java are blocked from all but the site you choose, preventing security exploits and vulnerabilities.

If you want extremely safe browsing NoScript has it - it's good enough to be included as part of the Tor browser. 

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Seven Great Google Maps Alternatives You May Not Have Heard Of

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Google Maps may be the most well known mapping system, but it isn't perfect. If you're looking for different features, more accurate data, live in a country where Google is blocked or don't want to be part of Google's data collecting algorithms, these alternatives can get you where you want to go.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Antelope Canyon Colors

This week's wallpaper is an image of Antelope Canyon, a stunning slot canyon in Arizona in the Southwestern USA. The curves and striations of the sandstone create fantastic waves and forms, most softly rounded, some sharp. The view is from the interior looking out an opening toward a lighter area. Antelope Canyon has some wonderful colors in this image, which shows off the purples, terra cotta, oranges and golds of the textured sandstone. Icons show up quite well in most areas of this background.

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