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Cover Your Android's Lockscreen in Just the Apps You Really Need

Your phone is probably full of apps. And that's great! Apps are fun! But having a million of 'em is less fun when you need to get to a specific one, and right quick. A new Android app called Cover's got your back though, and can turn your lockscreen into a simple menu of only what you need right now. Read More >>

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Microsoft Surface Touch Cover 'Making Of' Video Posted by Proud Dads at MS

Microsoft has uploaded a half promotional, half educational video about the Microsoft Surface's clever (but expensive) new Touch Cover keyboard, letting us see some of the thinking behind the QWERTY hard-cover combo. Read More >>

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Watch a Bunch of Computer Parts Somehow Sing That Gotye Song

I don't know if I'm more sick of this Gotye song or that Call Me Maybe song (though Gangnam Style is quickly catching up to both of them) but this is actually pretty freaking cool: a bunch of old computer parts—hardrives, scanners, etc—combine to sing the song, 'Somebody That I Used to Know' by Gotye. Read More >>

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Archos 101 XS Tablet Review: One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back

Think Microsoft Surface is the only one that gets to have fun with a keyboard hidden in the tablet's cover? Hell naw, quoth Archos. The 101 XS Tablet is bringing some old-style clickity-clack to the tablet game. If only they'd made it, you know, work. Read More >>

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The Future of Book Cover Design in the Digital Age

Ereaders are literally changing the way we read. But for all the efficiency and portability they offer, they lack the curious romance of reading a book in its hard, physical form — not least the charms that lie on the cover. Read More >>

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