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How to Disable the Pathlight on a Nest Detect

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:00
The Nest Secure system comes with two Nest Detect devices, which are open/close sensors that can also act as motion detectors. They even have a small, motion-activated LED light (named Pathlight) that can light your way in a dark hallway. However, if that’s not something you need, you can disable Pathlight in the Nest app.
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Geek Trivia: Which Of These Weather Phenomena Are Known As “St. Elmo’s Fire”?

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:37
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Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Have Formed the Perfect Streaming Trifecta

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:27

Netflix doesn’t seem to have any good movies anymore.

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How to Watch or Stream the 2018 Super Bowl (Without Cable)

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:24
We’re at T-minus three weeks to Super Bowl, the biggest event in American sports (sorry-not-sorry, “World” Series). What’s that? You don’t have a cable or satellite subscription? Don’t worry, you still have ways to watch.
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How to Hide Your Activity Status on Instagram

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:00
Instagram recently added a new option that allows other users to see when you were last active on the service in their direct messages. If you’re not into letting everyone on the planet know what you’re up to every minute of the day, you can disable it pretty easily.
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The Best Podcast Apps For Your Smartphone

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:00

If you’re not enjoying the wealth of podcasts out there, you’re really missing out. Podcasts provide you with the experience of a ra…

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How to Share Your Work Under a Creative Commons License

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:00
Creative Commons licenses make it easy for people to share their creative works so that other people can use them for their own projects. Here’s how to release your work under a CC license.
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What Is WPA3, and When Will I Get It On My Wi-Fi?

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:40
The Wi-Fi Alliance just announced WPA3, a Wi-Fi security standard that will replace WPA2. It was one of the most covertly interesting things announced at CES 2018. In a few years, when the laundry folding robots and smart fridges are forgotten, WPA3 will be everywhere making it harder for people to hack your Wi-Fi.
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Ditch Your PC’s Calculator App and Use a Real One Instead

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:00
Handheld calculators don’t get as much love as they once did. That’s a damn shame, because they can be way more convenient than the calculator app on your computer.
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Geek Trivia: The First Metal Group To Reach The Top Of The Billboard Charts Was?

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:37
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How to Enable Fast User Switching in macOS

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:13
If you share a Mac with family or roommates, you’re going to want to set up multiple macOS user accounts. Each account has its own documents, browser history, and saved passwords.
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Low Profile Switches Are Coming to Shrink Your Mechanical Keyboards

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:24
Mechanical keyboards are neat! But no one would say they’re sleek or compact. Even the smallest mainstream models, the “60%” boards, are about the size and weight of a paperback book. But that might be changing very soon.
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How to See Your Most Used Apps on Android

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
Have you ever wondered which apps consume most of your time? Sure, you can assume what you use the most, but seeing exactly what you use (and how often) can be pretty telling. The best part is that finding this info is as simple as installing an app from the Play Store.
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Add Instant Backseat Entertainment to Your Car with a Tablet Mount

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:00

Whether you want to mount a tablet, a large phone, or even a Nintendo Switch in your car to keep your kids entertained on the road, these sturd…

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Should You Repair Your Own Phone or Laptop?

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:40
While it can be tempting to take a crack at repairing your own laptop, phone, or tablet, there are times to do it…and times to leave it to the pros.
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:00
For some people, a normal router works fine for their wireless needs. But if you have dead spots all around your house, you might benefit from a mesh Wi-Fi system, like the Eero. And even if you’re familiar with the Eero system, here are all the nifty things you can do with it that you may not have known about.
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Geek Trivia: The Highest Grossing World War II Film Of All Time Is?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:37
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What Is UserEventAgent, and Why Is It Running on My Mac?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:13
You’re looking through Activity Monitor when you notice a process you’re unfamilar with: UserEventAgent. Should you be worried? No: this is a core part of macOS.
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To Combat High-Profile Abuse of Its Platform, YouTube Punishes Small Timers

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:46

YouTube isn’t just for cat videos and unboxings anymore.

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