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Spotted Ubuntu on a computer at CERN on a BBC2 documentary about Dark Matter called "Dancing in the Dark - The End of Physics?" which can currently be viewed on BBC iPlayer right now and this screenshot was taken at 24 mins i...
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I don't use the Facebook mobile app for many of the reasons enumerated in this article. I also don't trust their freewheeling attitude towards user privacy.

If you're an Android user, open Facebook's mobile site in the Chrome browser, click on the menu, and add the site to your desktop. You'll get a nice little icon on your home screen, just like you would for an app, and it won't eat your battery or kill performance.
Even if you're someone who's addicted to Facebook, you really ought to consider just accessing it through your mobile browser. Business Insider directs our attention to antivirus software firm AVG'...
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Just a quick update on my rescued Sony VAIO (see part 1 here and part 2 here) that I bought awhile back for just £2. I had been switching desktops quite a bit, trying them out, and that meant a lot of cruft and debris in the ...
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If you're an owner of an ARM-based Chromebook you'll be pleased to hear you can finally upload music to Google Play from your Chromebook.
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Microsoft was left alone as the last manufacturer of Windows RT-based tablets, and now the software giant is no longer producing any RT devices. A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge...
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Google designed Android to be a simple experience, but if you were new to the platform, you probably wouldn’t know that.
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Nexus 5: No Longer Available from Google Play But Still A Great Phone
Image from Google Play Well, after such utter frustration with my Samsung Galaxy S3, I decided to sell it, and trade in my Moto G (1013) too for something better. The S3 was often rebooting itself because of overheating and I was getting tired of Cyanogenmo...
Image from Google Play Well, after such utter frustration with my Samsung Galaxy S3, I decided to sell it, and trade in my Moto G (1013) too for something better. The S3 was often rebooting itself because of overheating and I...
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Two years and ten months in development, this weekend saw the release of Xfce 4.12.
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Revitalizing a Sony VAIO VAIO VGN-N31S/W - Update 3
Just a quick update on my rescued Sony VAIO (see part 1 here and part 2 here ) that I bought awhile back for just £2. I had been switching desktops quite a bit, trying them out, and that meant a lot of cruft and debris in the Home folder, so I decided to in...
Just a quick update on my rescued Sony VAIO (see part 1 here and part 2 here) that I bought awhile back for just £2. I had been switching desktops quite a bit, trying them out, and that meant a lot of cruft and debris in the ...
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If you still want to get your hands on the older, but still solid, Nexus 5 smartphone from Google, you now have yet another chance. The Google Play Store has re-listed the phone once again at its $349 starting price, but only in the black color. Google is selling the 16GB version for $349.99, while the 32GB version will set you back $399.99. We honestly didn't expect the phone to...
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Summary:Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.
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