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Perhaps surprisingly, ebook sales have been in decline for the last couple of years; traditional paper books are enjoying something of a renaissance. But that doesn’t mean you should dismiss ebooks. Sure, there are times when a physical book makes more sense—for example, if you’re giving it as a gift or you need to make
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Kodi Exodus is one of the most popular Kodi add-ons around. It provides users with access to thousands of movies, TV series, kids’ shows, and documentaries, all of which can be watched at the push of a button. But is Kodi Exodus legal? Does the legal status of Kodi Exodus change depending on which country
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Ethereum mining rigs can cost a fortune, particularly in power costs. Fortunately, it’s possible to create a DIY mining rig that uses very little power. This article explains how to build your own cheap Ethereum mining rig. DIY Ethereum Mining Rig Efficiencies The most efficient GPU miner of Ethereum at present is the Nvidia GTX
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If you want to stream video content on different screens around your home, one of the best (and cheapest) solutions is the Google Chromecast. But if you’re new to the technology you may be wondering how to use Chromecast. In this article we’ll explain how to use Chromecast on your TV, PC, Mac, iPhone, and
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Code signing is the practice of cryptographically signing a piece of software so that the operating system and its users can verify that it is safe. Code signing works well, by and large. The majority of the time, only the correct software uses its corresponding cryptographic signature. Users can download and install safely, and developers
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Huawei is a constant headline maker. In the UK, the Defence Secretary was sacked for allegedly leaking details of Huawei’s involvement with the rollout of 5G. In the United States, government officials are cracking down on Huawei over the same technology; federal agencies and subcontractors must not use Huawei products and services. It raises the
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What is a podcast? It’s a question you asked yourself every time someone mentions the latest thing they’re listening to. But you still don’t know what a podcast actually is. Fortunately, it’s very straightforward. In this article we explain what a podcast is, where you can find podcasts worth listening to, and, crucially, how to
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How do you suppose your PC, smartphone, or tablet knows where to go when you type in a domain name like makeuseof.com? It’s not by magic—all internet connected devices make use of the domain name system, with DNS servers at its core. But what is a DNS server, and how does it work to get
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The next time you watch something on Netflix you may notice it sounds better. This is thanks to Netflix’s new “high-quality audio”, which is designed to bring studio-quality sound to Netflix streams. Appeasing audiophiles everywhere. Netflix Introduces High-Quality Audio On The Netflix Blog, the company explains how high-quality audio was born. While reviewing Stranger Things
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Grab an Android phone, iPhone, iPad, or even a Windows 10 PC, and you’ll see an airplane mode toggle in the shortcut menu. But what is airplane mode and what does it actually mean? How can you use it to your advantage on your phone or PC? We’ll answer all your questions about airplane mode
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The struggle with SIM cards can be an annoyance when upgrading to a new cell phone or reverting to a backup. Haven’t we come far enough with technology that such a thing shouldn’t matter anymore? What is a SIM card and what does it do? Is there a way to use a mobile phone without
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When you’re shopping around for a new GPU, you’ll probably come across something called “CUDA cores” on a GPU’s list of specifications. You’ll hear people rave about these mysterious cores, but you still have no idea how they improve a GPU. To you, they’re just something that makes you think of a sea creature. That’s
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Every day, people use proxy servers to enhance their privacy as they surf the internet. But what is a proxy server, and how do people use it with their web browsing? Let’s take a look into what proxy servers are, why people use them, and how you might be able to use them yourself. What
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You’re watching a movie on Netflix when suddenly the internet comes screeching to a halt. The buffering screen seems to take forever. So, what’s causing your sudden internet slow-down? Well, if you have kids with mobile devices, laptops, consoles, or computers in their bedroom, then chances are, you’re facing a bandwidth crisis. What’s the solution?
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Your premium gaming laptop will never reach the performance of a similarly-priced gaming desktop. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t play the latest games. Rather, it puts extra pressure on you to ensure that your laptop is optimized for gaming. With desktop computers, you can upgrade the hardware. Laptop users will probably know that
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