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Do You Know About These 20 Popular Gaming Memes?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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The internet is a vast place (our roundup of the best websites) that’s full of pop culture references. And more and more of these references come in the form of memes; especially gaming memes. What is a meme? Usually, it’s an activity, concept, catchphrase, or even a piece of media that spreads virally from person-to-person across the internet. While memes can be as simple as a word or phrase, many are associated with an image or video. Memes can reference anything: books, movies, television shows, public figures, the news, and more are fair game. But gaming memes will always live...

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7 Christmas Gifts for Your Security-Conscious Family and Friends

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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This Christmas, you shouldn’t plump for socks, chocolates, or DVDs. Don’t wait around for Black Friday bargains either. Get something that will prove useful! Maybe you know someone you’d like to encourage to be more security-conscious. Or perhaps a friend or family member is already concerned about their own privacy. They’ve already got tin foil (albeit for the turkey, not to use as a hat), so what else should you get for them? We have a few suggestions. 1. No Place to Hide Who doesn’t love unwrapping a weighty tome on Christmas morning? No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the...

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Populele Review: Learn to Play the Ukulele in 15 Minutes

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:47 +0000

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Our verdict of the Populele:Buy it if you're a complete ukulele novice. Otherwise, there are better alternatives for those who are familiar with stringed instruments.710Learning to play the ukulele doesn’t have to be hard. And with the Populele, the world’s first smart ukulele, it’s now easier than ever. Imagine learning to play the ukulele without paying for classes, scouring YouTube for tutorial videos, or deciphering utterly confusing chord sheets. Instead, picture a ukulele that will show you exactly where to place your fingers on the fretboard and actually playing songs in your first attempt. That’s Populele. Background Populele originally came...

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How to Filter Fake Amazon Reviews When Shopping Online

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:30:32 +0000

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It’s that time of the year when your interest veers towards Amazon, but it’s also that time of year where you can get befuddled by fake Amazon reviews. Have you learned to spot them yet? The Review Index (in beta as of this writing) can help you buy that perfect electronic gadget without wondering whether all those positive reviews are disingenuous, thus making online shopping less tedious in the process. The web app is a multi-role fighter among all Amazon shopping tools. Copy-paste the product URL into the search box and the app goes to work. It does three things: It aggressively filters...

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How to Freeze and Unfreeze Columns and Rows in Excel

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:30:42 +0000

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You can fit a lot of data into an Excel sheet. With thousands upon thousands of rows and columns, it can get pretty unwieldy. One small feature that makes it easier to manage all of that data is the ability to freeze rows and columns so that no matter where you scroll in the spreadsheet, those rows or columns always stay visible. How to Freeze the First Column or Top Row in Excel With this method, you’re going to have to choose to freeze either the row or column. Unfortunately, you can’t do both. Open your Excel spreadsheet and go to the View tab. Click...

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What Is an APK File and What Does It Do?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:30:05 +0000

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If you have an Android device, you might have heard the term APK and wondered what it means. Let’s quickly discuss what an APK is and why it’s important to Android. What Is an APK File? APK stands for Android Package Kit (also Android Application Package) and is the file format that Android uses to distribute and install apps. It contains all the elements that an app needs to install correctly on your device. Just like EXE files on Windows, you can place an APK file on your Android device to install an app. Manually installing apps using APKs is called...

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How to Change Languages in Google Chrome

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:30:50 +0000

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Are you bilingual? Or do you perhaps dream of becoming bilingual? Luckily, the internet is awash with fantastic resources for helping you learn a foreign language. But using traditional language-learning methods is only half the battle. To truly master a foreign language, you need to undertake in what experts call “immersion.” Ideally, that means going and living in a place where the language you’re learning is the native tongue. However, for most people, that’s not possible. Instead, why not change the language on your computer, phone, and web browser? Here’s how to change the language in Google Chrome. How to Change Languages...

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Goodbye 1Password? 5 Alternative Free Password Managers to Check Out

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:30:31 +0000

You can stay safe online and get all the benefits of a password manager without paying a dime. Try these free password managers.

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10+ Gift Ideas for iPhone & iPad Owners

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:21:00 +0000

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It’s been a busy year for Apple fans, with two new iPhones, a Watch refresh, and a perfectly-sized iPad Pro arriving in the space of a few months. With so many new gadgets, it can be hard deciding on a suitable gift for the iOS nerds in your life. That’s why we’ve thrown together our 2017 gift guide for the iPhone and iPad addicts in your life — or maybe you just fancy treating yourself for the holidays? Apple Watch 3 LTE (from $399) So it might be the most expensive wearable Apple produces, but the LTE-compliant version of Apple’s...

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Facebook Kills the Ticker Showing Friends’ Activities

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:58:25 +0000

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Facebook appears to have killed the Ticker, which previously showed you what your friends were doing on the social network in real time. Facebook is well known for changing things up on a regular basis, but the killing of the Ticker is odd in that there’s been no official announcement. The Algorithmic Timeline Ticks Off Users Until 2011 your Facebook timeline showed you what your friends were doing in chronological order. The same way Twitter still works. Then Facebook controversially changed the timeline so that it surfaced the most relevant content instead, which has been both a blessing and a...

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Internet Pioneers Beg the FCC to Save Net Neutrality

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:09:16 +0000

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) looks set to repeal net neutrality. However, a host of internet pioneers have made a last-ditch attempt to prevent this from happening. These pioneers include people who literally helped create and develop the internet we all use every day. The FCC, headed by Chairman Ajit Pai, is holding a vote on Thursday (December 14) to repeal net neutrality. We have documented the ways in which repealing net neutrality is bad for ordinary internet users, but it looks as though the FCC is determined to follow through on its dumb plan. These Internet Pioneers Have Our...

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10 DIY Star Wars Crafts and Projects to Release Your Inner Jedi

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

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With The Last Jedi almost upon us, we couldn’t be more excited. With so many cool DIY Star Wars props and high tech Star Wars gadgetry you can make with your Arduino, there’s plenty to keep you busy for now. In this article, we will look at some of the cooler Star Wars crafts and projects that fit under the wider DIY mantle. From wood carved space ships to life size papercraft R2-D2s, and small home builds to epic snow sculptures, there are projects here to give anyone with the DIY itch some ideas! 1. Disco Death Star Complexity: Simple The original...

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