Best Posts of the Week (Oct. 26, 2009)

Last Updated Oct 26, 2009 1:33 PM EDT


October certainly had its share of surprises this year. Balloon Boy. The Yankees. Barnes & Noble's Nook. Oh, and you might have heard something about a new operating system. (Perhaps the biggest surprise of all was that the non-stop fawning over Windows 7 continued even after its launch!)

What wasn't surprising was that we just wrapped up another week of killer hacks. Among them:

Enjoy!
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