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Google Made It Easier to Hide Yourself from Google Search

Computer April 27, 2022 0 Comments

If you’re looking to get back some of your privacy, Google recently introduced new policies that’ll let users protect themselves from Google Search. By that, we mean giving people control over what personally-identifiable information shows up in search results. For those unaware, removing personal information from Google is nothing new, but this week the search giant added some much-needed changes.…

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Apple’s Repair Program Will Help The Company Double Down On Its Worst Practices

Computer April 27, 2022 0 Comments

After half a year of silence, Apple has finally launched its Self Service Repair program. It’s a huge step for the company—customers can now buy authentic Apple parts and access official repair manuals. But Self Service Repair isn’t ideal for customers, and it gives Apple an excuse to double down on its worst practices. Let’s start with the good stuff;…

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Samsung Debuts Its Most Durable Portable SSD to Date

Computer April 26, 2022 0 Comments

Samsung’s best and fastest portable SSD is now available in an ultra-rugged form factor. Available now for $160, the Samsung T7 Shield is a durable beast, with a proper IPX rating, improved drop protection, and a durable rubberized finish. While it’s one of our favorite portable SSDs, the original Samsung T7 is disappointingly fragile. It doesn’t have an IPX rating…

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Dell’s New Laptop Will Help You Avoid The Awkward Zoom Hang Up

Computer April 26, 2022 0 Comments

This week Dell announced a trio of new laptops, all with varying screen sizes up to 17-inches. In addition, the release includes one with the world’s first collaboration touchpad built with shortcuts to make meetings easier than ever. Out of all three laptops, the new Dell Latitude 9330 caught my attention. This model is the first 13-inch laptop in the…

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Twitter Gets a New Crypto Bro CEO

Computer April 25, 2022 0 Comments

One crypto bro steps down; another comes to take his place. Just a few weeks after announcing his bid for Twitter, Elon Musk has entered a “definitive agreement” to purchase full ownership of the company. The deal is valued at around $44 billion, and upon its completion, Twitter will exit the stock market and become a private company. Tesla CEO…

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Animated QR Codes Go Viral, Here’s How to Make One

Computer April 25, 2022 0 Comments

Quick Response (QR) codes are everywhere these days. You’ll find these two-dimensional barcodes in restaurants for the menu, and everyone probably remembers that Coinbase QR code Super Bowl commercial. Most people have used a QR code at some point, but have you ever seen an animated QR code? We’re all familiar with flat, printed QR codes, but they can still…

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Build a “Super Raspberry Pi” With Framework’s Mainboard

Computer April 22, 2022 0 Comments

Framework has quickly made a name for itself by creating a genuinely repairable Laptop for nearly anyone. Now the company is expanding that offering a little by pulling back. Instead of buying the whole kit, you can now purchase just the Mainboard and make a powerful “Raspberry Pi.” At its heart, a Raspberry Pi is a low-power single single-board computer.…

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Everything You Need to Know About NFTs

Computer April 22, 2022 0 Comments

We’ve reached a point where NFTs are unavoidable. They line the bowels of social media, turn franchises like Star Trek into “investments,” and hog advertising space during football games. Still, despite the over-saturation of NFTs, you probably have zero experience with the technology. NFTs are the crux of a $40 billion market, yet they’re still quite niche. And that’s not a big…

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Surface Laptop Studio Looks Surprisingly Repairable In This Official Teardown

Computer April 21, 2022 0 Comments

One of the big reasons I’ve avoided the Surface Laptop Studio, aside from its price, is that it looks completely unrepairable. But Microsoft’s topsy-turvy laptop is surprisingly easy to take apart, as seen in the company’s new teardown video. It even has modular parts! Getting into the Surface Laptop Studio requires very little effort, especially when compared to previous Surface…

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