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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.

View Websites in Dark Mode With This Browser Add-on

Dark Reader for Chrome, Firefox and Safari

This browser add-on changes the color of websites from bright to dark mode.

Dark Reader enables night/dark mode by creating dark themes for websites on the fly in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Dark modes for sites can make viewing websites much easier on the eyes and more readable at night.

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Google’s Earth View Gallery Adds 1,000 Stunning Images

Google Earth View Gallery

Google has added 1,000 more stunning and high resolution images to its Earth View Gallery.

Earth View is a collection of the planet’s most spectacular landscapes from space found on Google Earth. The newest group of images are optimized for high resolution screens (up to 4K) and make striking wallpapers. The latest addition brings the amount of eye-catching images to 2,500.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Lava Flowing Into the Ocean

This weeks wallpaper shows thin streams of orange lava flowing into the ocean. The image captures the intense orange lava flowing off the dark ledges of solidified lava into the ocean waves, captured at what seems to be a slow shutter speed to make them appear almost smooth. Rising steam rises appears wind-blown. Icons show up well on this background.

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See Books from Your Local Library While Browsing the Internet

Library Extension for Chrome and Firefox

This add-on for Chrome and Firefox checks your local library for digital titles when you browse various sites. Just install, pick one or more libraries, and start to browse sites like Amazon and Goodreads.

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Wallpaper of the Week: The Valley Of The God, Baffin Island

This weeks wallpaper is a photo of the Valley of The God in Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Canada. The rocky valley winds down the center of the image while shark tooth shaped mountains rise on either side of the valley floor. Mount Thor is visible in the distance. Light illuminates the clouds with touches of gold against a blue sky. Overall tones are browns and greys with some ochre and white snow on higher elevations. The photo was taken by Will Christiansen (SKYFOLK).

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