Tech Treats


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.

Download over 59,000 Professional Sound Effects for Free

Download Free Sound Effects

Download thousands of free sound effects for commercial and non-commercial use from this website.

Zapsplat offers free sounds that can be used by anyone in videos, podcasts, apps, games, animations, cartoons and other projects. The sound effects are sorted in these categories:

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Get Free Public Domain Images from Museums Around the World

Public Domain Images from Museums

If you're looking for good quality images that are free to use and in the public domain, this is a good round-up of museums and archives that have released images with no restrictions on use.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Dark Phoenix Nebula

This week’s wallpaper is an image of a flowing red, orange and yellow nebula. Clouds billow, stars shine, the central part of the image has fiery oranges and yellows. Cooler dark areas balance out the reds and oranges. It’s another space themed creation by popular artist Starkiteckt. Icons show up well in most areas.

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Get Pixel8 Seagate Premium Data Recovery Software Free

Seagate Premium Data Recovery Software Free

UPDATE: The software is no longer available. The URL gives a security error and then resolves to a Contact Us site at Seagate.
I don't see the software offered anywhere on the site right now.

Get the same software that data recovery company Pixel18 uses professionally for a limited time.

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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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