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Facebook Insists You’re Not The Product

49 min 6 sec ago
You’ve heard the old adage: “if you’re not paying for something you’re the product being sold.” Facebook has a compelling counterpoint: “Nuh-uh.”
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Should You Build Your Own DIY Security System?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:00
There are plenty of security systems out on the market that come with professional installation and support, but what about DIY setups that offer many of the same features and are often much cheaper? Here are the pros and cons of doing it yourself.
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Geek Trivia: The Original “Snake Oil” Was Effective At Treating?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:37
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The Best Smart Toothbrushes for Everyone

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:00

It’s easy to brush your teeth ineffectively by brushing too hard, too little, or not giving each area of your mouth the attention it dese…

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Facebook’s ‘Download Your Data’ Feature Leaves Out a Lot

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:49
Facebook lets you download a ZIP file with all of your data—in theory. Turns out a lot of information isn’t included.
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Is Bossing Around Alexa Teaching Your Kid To Be Rude?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:22
Voice assistants don’t deal well long sentences: you have to get to the point, with no niceties whatsoever, or there’s a good chance you won’t be understood.
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Your T-Mobile Service Probably Got Better Last Week

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:56

If you’re on T-Mobile—or a smaller network that uses it, like MetroPCS or Google’s Project Fi—your cell service might’ve gotte…

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How To Automatically Add Citations And Bibliographies To Microsoft Word

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:24
Properly formatting bibliographies has always driven students crazy. With modern versions of Microsoft Word, though, the process is streamlined to the point of almost being automatic, and today we’re going to show you how to add citations and bibliographies to your Word documents.
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The Best Podcast Clients for Android

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:00
There’s no shortage of podcast apps in the Play Store, so finding a good one can be a challenge—especially if you’re shelling out a few bucks for it. Here are a few deserving of your attention. And dollars.
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YouTube TV Review: Finally, Live Television Is Tolerable In the 21st Century

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:00

While Netflix creates a new way to watch TV online, regular live TV languished for years in an old distribution model.

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How to Stop Ubuntu From Collecting Data About Your PC

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:00
Ubuntu 18.04 collects data about your PC’s hardware and software, which packages you have installed, and application crash reports, sending them all to Ubuntu’s servers. You can opt out of this data collection—but you have to do it in three separate places.
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The Best Free Screenshot Apps for Windows

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:40
There are many ways to take screenshots on Windows. Windows 10 itself has quite a few built-in screenshot tools, and there are some excellent free options out there if you want more features. Here are all the best ones screen capture utilities.
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Geek Trivia: Which Game Company Produced, But Never Released, A VR Headset In The 1990s?

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 19:37
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Organize Your Entire Video Game Collection in One Place with LaunchBox

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:40
Your various ROM collections, Steam games, and various other Windows games are, at the end of the day, all just games. Wouldn’t it make sense to launch them all from the same place?
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Geek Trivia: Coca Cola Almost Created A Vending Machine That Would Adjust Its Prices Based On?

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 19:37
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Android Easter Eggs from Gingerbread to Oreo: A History Lesson

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:40
Android is fun. Its versions are named after desserts, and Google often sprinkles little Easter eggs throughout. None are more popular than the Easter egg associated with each Android version, however, so here’s a bit of history.
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Which Synology NAS Should I Buy?

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:00
Synology offers a plethora of NAS models to choose from, but the selection can be a bit dizzying if you’re not sure what all the differences are. Here are some things you should know to help you narrow down your ideal choice.
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The Best Pet Cams for Cats, Dogs, and Their Doting Owners

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:00

Pet cams are a convenient way to make sure your fur babies are safe (and staying out of mischi…

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Geek Trivia: The First Television Remotes Communicated With The TV Set By?

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:37
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Google and Carriers Plan to Replace SMS With a New Protocol Called ‘Chat’

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:20
Google tried, and failed, to dominate messaging with Hangouts, Voice, Allo, Duo, and even Wave at one point. The next strategy: replacing SMS with the RCS protocol, and calling it “Chat.”
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