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Anyone can install a fresh copy of Windows via DVD and even using a flash drive is passé these days. If you're looking for a new way to get Windows up and running on your machine that doesn't involve these tried and true methods, you can always blow the dust off your forgotten Sony PSP and use it instead.

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While having a netbook slightly decreased the hassle of whipping out your laptop to check for wireless nodes, it's still a pain. If you keep your PSP in your gadget bag, put it to work as a Wi-Fi scanner.

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Windows only: If you're on the look out for a new trick to teach your PSP, using it as supplemental monitor for your Windows rig is pretty sweet trick indeed. Like many of the other awesome PSP based projects we have suggested here at Lifehacker, this requires a little bit of homebrew magic. The results are quite impressive however. Once you install PSPDisp and tether your PSP to your computer with a USB cable, you can use it as an independent display. Update: several readers have reported that they can tether over WiFi. Thanks guys! Check out the video.

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If you liked the idea of making VoIP calls on your iPod touch or iPhone, but all you've got in your go-bag is a Sony PSP, DIY web site Instructables steps through how to run the popular VoIP application Skype on your PSP. This PSP hack feature isn't new by any means, but the Instructable is detailed and easy to follow along with. We don't have a PSP to test this at Lifehacker HQ, so if you've setup Skype calling on your PSP, share your experience in the comments. How to use Skype to make PSP as PSP phone

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Convert any online video for your iPod, iPhone, cell phone, or pretty much any other mobile device with web site Movavi. We've seen similar conversion web sites in the past (perhaps most notably Zamzar), but Movavi is focused on video, its interface is cleaner and ad-free, and it offers cool options like merging several videos into one large movie and bookmarklets for converting new videos on-the-fly. If you've been looking for a way to get internet video (or even convert files from your desktop) on your mobile device, Movavi might be just the ticket.
Movavi

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So many video file formats, so many handheld video players, so many online video sites, and so little time. To have your favourite clips how you want them—whether that's on your DVR, iPod, PSP or desktop—you need the right utility to convert 'em into the format that works for you. Commercial video converter software's aplenty, but there are several solid free utilities that can convert your video files on every operating system, or if you've just got a web browser and a quick clip. Put DVDs on your iPod, YouTube videos on DVD, or convert any video file with today's top 10 free video rippers, encoders and converters.

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Ah the system tray. It's that little corner of screen real estate that holds all of your must-have, always-on utilities. They're generally not the sexiest apps you're running on your system, but to many of us, our favourites would be impossible to live without. Today we're looking at the system tray applications your fellow readers use every day to get things done.

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Thanks to the Lifehacker team in both hemispheres, the redirection issues which were making it hard for Australian readers to reach Lifehacker US are now fixed.
You should now have no trouble reaching the US site by hitting the "US edition" button at the top of the Lifehacker AU site, or by typing/bookmarking us.lifehacker.com. Hooray!

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Embedded PowerPoint images can be quickly extracted with a little trick from technology blogger Amit Agarwal: To extract pictures from the PPT slideshow, all you have to do is export the Powerpoint Presentation as an HTML web page (File -> Save As -> Select .html from the File Format drop down). PowerPoint will automatically extract every picture embedded in the PPT file and save it to the local folder. The same technique is also used to extract sound from presentations. A quick and easy way to get all those images at once.
Extract Pictures from PowerPoint Photo Slideshows

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Finally some Apple news about products we can buy here in Australia! You will have read about the new iPods already today - if not, our mates at Gizmodo AU did a great job rounding up all the product announcements. (See here for their "5 things we love and 5 things we hate about the new iPods" post)
The thing we're most excited about here at Lifehacker - apart from the pretty sexy iPod Touch ($419) itself - was the iTunes Wi-Fi music store for iPod Touch and iPhone. You can browse and buy songs for your iPod or iPhone directly, without using a PC. Nice. Now bring on the damn iPhone already. :)