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Review: Slicetige-G takes the pain out of designing your Google profile

Slicetige-G is a simple and lightweight program that can help you design an attractive cover image for your Google profile, complete with a sliced out profile picture, and other customizable extras.

Review: Customize and tweak your Windows 7 experience with Sunrise Seven

Sunrise Seven provides an easy way for both beginners and serious geeks to customize many aspects of the Windows 7 system.

Review: Ashisoft Duplicate Finder can get rid of duplicate files, if you help it

Ashisoft Duplicate Finder is an easy-to-use program for finding duplicate files on your hard drive, but it might not be worth its $30 price tag.

Review: Slicetige-T can help you create a slick Twitter profile

Slicetige-T is a basic graphics tool made specifically for the new Twitter cover images. With a bit of patience, it can help anyone create a beautiful cover for Twitter.

The year in social media

Social networks grew up big time in 2012. Take a look back at some of the biggest goings-on in social media from the past year.

Review: Nimble is a powerful CRM system for business users

Nimble is a centralized dashboard for social networks. With a wide range of supported networks and third-party integration, Nimble makes it easy for businesses to stay in touch with users and customers.

Fish slime could be the future of fabric (and other things we didn't cover)

The world of nature can be quite surprising. From slime-producing fish to gas-producing cows, get a load of today's GeekBytes.

Did you know you can't really touch anything? (and other things we didn't cover)

Are you into physics? Not so much? Regardless of your views on physics, you're going to find something interesting in today's installment of GeekBytes.

Northwestern University uses nanotech to develop a potential treatment method for MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a rather common autoimmune disease that affects between 2 and 150 people out of every 100,000. Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago used nanotechnology to develop a potential future treatment method that could stop the disease's progression.

These sunglasses can help colorblind people experience a more colorful world

The EnChroma sunglasses are designed to enhance color vision for both the color-vision deficient and for people with normal color vision.

Miss playing Hopscotch? Play the Hopscotch of the future

Remember Hopscotch? If you were born in the right generation, Hopscotch was probably one of the big things you got to play during recess at school. But what if you could combine the old schoolyard game with a computer game that also involves the physical activity of Hopscotch?

Thinking of math is proven to hurt (and other things we didn't cover)

Seemingly, there is no connection between Cylons, water, the Kinect, and math. But in fact, there is! They're all connected to very cool things that happened recently, but we didn't get a chance to cover.

A real-life linking book from Myst will transport you out of this world

Had anyone told me back a real-life linking book from Myst will ever exist, I probably would've gone all glassy eyed. And indeed, I have—because there is. And it's on sale for $15,625.

Paintballs could stop an Earth-bound asteroid (and other things we didn't cover)

Wednesday is almost over, so it's time to get a glimpse of some cool and geeky things we didn't have the chance to cover. From a record you can draw yourself to a full-blast paintball assault on an asteroid, here is today's GeekBytes.

New disease screening test uses nanotech to give clear and colorful results

A research group from Imperial College London may have found a way to make screening for HIV easier and less expensive by using nanotech.