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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Maconly: Since AirPlay's release, everyone's been looking for ways to add functionality to Apple's feature-limited video streaming technology. Rounding out what may be the last of the missing features, AirFlick streams video from your Mac to your Apple TV.

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Windows/Mac: DivX, the well-established maker of video codecs, offers a free web plug-in that decodes Flash video with graphics hardware acceleration. In some cases, especially on netbooks or slower machines, it may do the job better than Adobe's own tools.

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High-powered hardware and slick looks are nice, but computers should actually make things. Apple and Microsoft both offer software to organise photos, make movies and enjoy your computer. We compared iLife and Windows Live Essentials head to head from a first-time home user's perspective.

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If you use iTunes to organise your media, you've probably run into the roadblock of adding files it doesn't support (like MKVs). Here's how to trick iTunes into support the files you want.

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VLC has come to the iPad, allowing many more media formats that before were unplayable on Apple devices. Without hardware acceleration, however, you're going to run into playback issues. Here are your best bets for optimal playback.