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If you want to reminisce about the days when all your tech info came from monthly magazines, you have two options. One, you can track down a dusty collection of, say, CU Amiga mags, perhaps in your own (or a friend's) garage. Or two, just hit up the Internet Archive, which has a healthy collection of digitised periodicals, with a focus on computer and IT-related topics.

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If you still enjoy reading non-digital magazines, you probably know they can become a clutter nuisance if left unattended. The beautiful photos, glossy pages and book-like form makes it easier to get attached to them. These tips will help you prune your collection, while saving the stuff you love.

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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Digital newstand Zinio is offering users a $US50 credit, enough to get you 18 single issues or six mini-subscriptions for popular and niche magazines. The coupon code can only be used until January 31, but you can make your subscription choices up to three months from now.

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Browse any of a number of popular magazines for free—from Macworld and PC World to Cosmopolitan and Men's Health—at web site Mygazines. The site contains user-uploaded scans of these magazines, and flipping through magazines displayed in Mygazine's Flash interface is nearly as simple as browsing an actual magazine. It's sort of like the previously mentioned Zinio on iPhone hack except you don't need to pretend your browser is an iPhone to use it. You may not want to get too used to Mygazines, though, as Yahoo News reports that publishers are looking for ways to shut it down.

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Do too many of your magazines make a circular route from the mailbox to the recycling bin without being opened? New website Brijit aims to help you decide what's worth paging through all those ads to read. The site's paid staffers create 100-word abstracts from the articles inside more than 50 popular (and mostly high-minded) magazines and rate them on a 0-3 scale from "not a priority" to "exceptional, a must-read." Grabbing the magazine-specific RSS feeds could help you make the most out of those hardly-read holiday subscriptions, but I'm hoping feeds tied to specific searches show up in the future.

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