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DIY Privacy Monitor

Hate people peering over your shoulder or glancing across the room to see what you're doing on the computer? This nifty life hack will solve that. You'll need a standard LCD monitor, a polarizing filter sheet, 3D glasses and some tools. Crack open the monitor, strip out the polarizing filter on the screen, pop out the 3D filters from your glasses, trace the size of your spectacles onto the polarizing filter, cut it and then fix the polarizing filters into your glasses. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you shouldn't play mousetrap Jenga.

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Silicon Power A80

Silicon Power's A80 Hard Drive is not only waterproof, dust-proof, can withstand serious drops, but take some serious fire power as well. The Armor A80 is compliant with IPX7 waterproof standards, meaning it can be under a meter of water for 30 minutes and still function fully. It's also dust- and pressure-proof. That means your data is safe from unexpected spills, rain, dustier spaces, or most any other environmental concern. Product page. Continue reading to see the fire test video, for more pictures and additional information.

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Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive

Toshiba's Encrypted USB Flash Drive doesn't just protect data with AES encryption, but rather a real passcode on the device itself as well. It utilizes a mini-keyboard to authenticate access and also incorporates a rechargeable battery allowing the user to authenticate access before plugging into a USB port. Simply enter in the secure PIN and plug the drive into any USB 2.0 port to access the data. If a brute force attack is detected - 10 or more unsuccessful attempts - all data from the drive becomes irrecoverable. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Printer Prank

If you just can't wait for April Fools' Day and want to kick off the festivities early this year, just print out this sheet (HP / Xerox / Epson / Kyocera / Brother). Next, place this on the copy machine and watch the hilarity ensue, that is unless...someone has already beaten you to it. To possibly make a few dollars off this prank, you could always hide around the corner and record this madness for YouTube to see, in hopes that it will go viral. Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a weather map gone crazy on live television.

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External Portable SSD

MyDigitalSSD's OTG is an ultra portable 64GB (priced at just $64.99) plug and play drive that offers full USB 3.0 5Gbps performance with any USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) compliant system, resulting in real SSD speeds up to 460MB/s. This pocket-sized wonder reduces wait times and maximizes bandwidth utilization, enabling faster and more efficient transfers while helping lower CPU utilization for extended battery life for on-the-go users. With 4 times the speed of a traditional hard drive, users can run operating systems, play games, stream media, and utilize programs directly from your OTG mSSD! Comparatively, with this power, the OTG would be rated 3000x if it were a flash drive. Product page.

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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

Logitech's Wireless Performance Mouse MX boasts Darkfield Laser Tracking, which lets you track on more surfaces than ever - including glass, where other mice flat-out fail. This technology tracks mouse movements by producing a detailed micro-roadmap of the work surface. So now you can confidently use your mouse on surfaces you never could before like clear glass, lacquered wood and marble. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Multi Display Setups

We understand why stock traders and some gamers may need two, or even three, displays, but when you're sporting a computer setup with more than 5, it may be time to kick things down a notch. However, if your home is solar-powered and you're actually selling electricity back to the power company, then we suppose it's not all a waste. For those still interested, this gadget might help you out. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Dell Inspiron 20 3000

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Dell's Inspiron i3043-5000BLK is essentially a massive tablet that also doubles as a desktop computer. It packs a 19.5-inch display, 2.16-GHz Intel Pentium quad-core processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD graphics, and a built-in lithium-ion battery pack. Aesthetically it's sleek as well as stylish. Waves MaxxAudio speakers and built in sub-woofer ensure a immersive multimedia experience whether if it's gaming or just watching internet videos. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview, more pictures and additional information.

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Dual Sided USB

Let's face it, plugging in a USB device can be a real pain, but this innovative design aims to solve that issue by including two connector plates inside the head. Simply insert the device and one side will be pushed down, with the other securely locked into the computer. This would be perfect for the USB-C port on the new 12-inch Macbook Air. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of twins who have mastered the game of peek-a-boo.

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Troll Windows Users

April Fools Day' is just around the corner, and it's never too early to start planning. If you have easy access to someone's Windows computer, here's one prank you can attempt to pull off, as long as the computer isn't password-protected. Simply take a screenshot of their desktop, set it as wallpaper, hide the icons / toolbar, reverse the desktop / keyboard layout, and you're ready to watch the madness ensue. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of people who only had one job, but couldn't even do it right.

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