How to create animated PDF presentations in Windows [Tip]

This previous article covered how to set up PDF image albums. However, they were static albums with no transition effects or audio that you would find in presentations. To set up a PDF presentation, add the PDFrizator to Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8.

Owls Vs. Crabs On The Moon: Things Get Even Weirder In ‘God Hates Astronauts’ #2 [Preview]

As the record will show, I’m a pretty big fan of Ryan Browne’s God Hates Astronauts, but every time I read a new issue, I’m always left with one question: How exactly is Browne going to top himself next time? I mean, the book’s major selling point is that it’s 20 pages of unrestrained id that just keeps getting weirder and weirder, but when your starting point is hillbilly rocketships being taken down by a superhero with the spectral head of a ghost cow, that’s a little harder to do than it might seem.

Fortunately, Browne is up for the challenge, which is why the second issue of the new ongoing series, out this week from Image, kicks off with astronauts (who are presumably hated by the Almighty) playing golf on the moon. Oh, and the astronauts are owls and there is also a swarm of evil space crabs on there too. Check it out below to see just how weird things can get in three short pages!

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HP’s Stream series of incredibly affordable Laptops and Tablets wins us over

on 30 September, 2014 at 11:13

 HP’s Stream series of incredibly affordable Laptops and Tablets wins us over

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Automatically Mute The Audio Playing In All Inactive Tabs In Chrome

One of the recent versions of Chrome added something absolutely wonderful to the browser; a sound indicator in the tab that tells you which tab is playing any sort of audio. This feature doesn’t just work for YouTube videos or other embedded media players but also for those annoying video ads that play on their own making it very easy to identify the guilty tab. Mute Inactive Tabs is a Chrome extension that does something equally helpful in this regard; it mutes a tab playing any sound if it is inactive.

You can toggle Mute Inactive Tabs On and Off from its button next to the URL bar. When the extension has been turned Off, the button has an ‘Off’ badge to indicate the inactive state. Any tab that is playing a video/sound is automatically muted as soon as you switch to a different tab.

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How to remove duplicate lines from a text file in Windows [Tip]

If you’re constantly working with text files, you will eventually encounter some that contains duplicate entries or lines. These lines may be encoded by mistake so you’ll definitely need to edit and clean up your files. The thing is removing duplicate lines from multiple text files can be quite tedious so you might want to consider learning how to automatically remove duplicate or redundant entries from your text files. How? Simply read on.

Boom! Studios New York Comic Con 2014 Exclusives Include Most Amazing ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Cover Possible

New York Comic Con is right around the corner, and if you’re planning on heading to Manhattan’s Javits Center next weekend, the good people at Boom! Studios want to give you as many chances to part with your money at Booth 1344 as they possibly can. To that end, they’re offering up a slate of pretty amazing looking variant covers, including a beautifully painted wrap-around cover for the Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake hardcover and an NYC-specific image where Jake Lawrence’s Teen Dog takes a ride on a cosmic subway.

My personal favorite, though, is the first issue of Sleepy Hollow, the tie-in to the amazingly bonkers Fox television show, which features Abbie and Ichabod charging through the forest with a hot pink lantern, as drawn by Lumberjanes co-creator Noelle Stevenson. It is basically amazing.

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Sortd Gives You A List Based Interface To Organize Emails [Chrome]

We will never stop looking for new and better ways to manage our email. We have everything from folders, tags, email rules, sophisticated desktop email clients, to color coded labels and yet email is still a formidable part of everyday life. Sortd Smart Skin for Gmail is a Chrome extension that takes a rather fresh approach to email management; the lists approach. It lets you sort emails into lists and  comes with pre-added lists for ‘To-Do’, ‘Follow Up’, and ‘List 1′. Of course users can add their own lists and duly sort their emails to them.

Sortd Smart Skin for Gmail will need to connect with your Gmail account in order to run and it will have access to your emails. Once installed, look for the Sortd tab along the right side of Gmail and click to open the extension’s panel. It may take a little time loading the first three or four times. In the panel, click the On switch and grant it permission to connect with your account. You can run Sortd Smart Skin for Gmail in a panel inside Gmail or you can click the full screen button to switch to a full screen mode.

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