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Q4OS Is a Windows-Lookalike OS That Now Comes with LXDE and Xfce as Wellview story

http://spd.rss.ac – Q4OS, a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP, is now featuring a couple of extra desktop environments that should provide some more options for users who want a different look. Q4OS is probably the only Linux distro out there that intentionally looks like a Windows variant. (IT news)

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Calibre eBook Reader and Converter Gets Final Fix Release in 2014view story

http://spd.rss.ac – Calibre, a complete application to edit, view, and convert eBook files, has received its last update this year and the developer chose to add a number of fixes and other various improvements. Most of the Calibre releases usually bring some sort of features or support for new devices, but it looks like the 2.14 version is not the typical release. (IT news)

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Thumb Typing Is Changing Our Brainsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Smartphones are changing us, at least according to researchers at the Institute of Neuroinformatics of the University of Zurich. (IT news)

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OnePlus’ 7 Days Of Giveawaysview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – In the lead-up to the new year, OnePlus is doing a week’s worth of giveaways. Click on “Read more” below for the source link which will direct you to the OnePlus forums so you can check out the thread for the giveaway yourself! From the original post of the thread, Staff Member David S. (IT news)

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Mouthguards, Magnets And Smart Helmets Are Putting The Brakes On Traumatic Brain Injuriesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  On beautiful green fields around the U.S., college and professional football players are facing up to 100Gs of rapid deceleration from helmet-to-helmet collisions each week. The result? Concussions and, sometimes, permanent brain injury. Read More (IT news)

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Apparently The Bitcoin Bowl Is A Real Thing That’s Happening Right Nowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  When I first heard about the Bitcoin Bowl, I assumed it was a joke, or maybe a weird startup publicity stunt. (IT news)

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Build Your Own DIY Raspberry Pi Minecraft Serverview story

http://techcrunch.com –  As we approach the doldrums of winter what could be more cheerful than hours of incessant Minecrafting with you and your loved ones? While you can easily run a server on any computer (the program requires a server app to run in conjunction with a client “game” app), why not use your newly acquired Raspberry Pi? I don’t know! (IT news)

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TC GameCast Episode 3: Open Worlds And Picking A Gaming PCview story

http://techcrunch.com –  This week we’ve got a very special, very delayed episode of the TechCrunch GameCast. Darrell Etherington, Ed Zitron, and myself chatted about open-world games, noting the best of side quests, getting around, and keeping things from getting too stale. Read More (IT news)

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Dolphin Browser gets Flash, Android Lollipop supportview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The developers behind the Dolphin Browser have released a significant update for users interested in a browser experience outside of Chrome or the stock browser on their Android device. (IT news)

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Google Play offering Frozen soundtrack for freeview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – For fans of Frozen, there is no better offer right now. The film’s entire soundtrack is available for free from Google Play. Both Apple and Amazon have the same package for $6.99, but Google’s does not cost a penny. (IT news)

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Android Wishes you a Happy New Yearview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Android and Google would like to wish you a happy New Year, and they would like to do it with another fun and silly Android video. This one shows some of the hit occurrences of 2014, rehashes some viral vids, and shows some more Android characters just taking part in all kinds of craziness. (IT news)

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Motorola has most versions of Nexus 6 availableview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It is not unusual for Google’s Nexus devices to be in short supply and high demand and that has been the case with the Nexus 6. Availability has been spotty at best since the big smartphone’s release. (IT news)