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Friday, April 20, 2012

How to Benchmark Your Windows PC: 5 Free Benchmarking Tools

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Whether you're overclocking your computer, comparing different systems, or just bragging about your hardware, a benchmark can help you quantify your computer's performance. Windows has a large ecosystem of useful benchmarking applications, and many of them are free.

Before performing any benchmark, ensure that nothing else is running on your computer – if something is crunching away in the background, it will slow down the benchmark and skew the results.

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Clear Your Browser History Automatically When Firefox Closes

Do you share a computer with other family members or friends, or with co-workers at a workplace? When surfing the web in Firefox, you may not want the next person to use the computer to know what sites you have visited.

Firefox allows you to automatically clear different types of history when you close the browser. The settings are quick and easy to change. To begin, select Options from the Firefox menu.

NOTE: You can select Options either on the main Firefox menu or on the Options submenu.

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Friday Fun: Slipe

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In this week’s game your puzzle solving skills will be put to the test with this classic slider-style set of puzzles. Do you have what it takes to think ahead and preserve the sections you have already completed while moving the remaining game pieces into their proper places?

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Soldering Is Easy: A Free Comic-Style Guide to Soldering and Beginning Electronics

If you’ve been meaning to learn how to solder in order to start tackling some fun and interesting projects, Soldering Is Easy will get you started.

Courtesy of Mitch Altman, Andie Nordgren, and Jeff Keyzer, the creative-commons licensed comic guide covers the basics of soldering in an accessible way. Hit up the link below to grab a copy in a variety of print sizes, as a PDF or MOBI, or the original 300DPI page images.

Soldering Is Easy [via Geek Dad]

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