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After You Learn These 21 Google Tricks, The Internet Will Never Be The Same.

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Even if you work online, it’s doubtful you know everything there is to know about the Internet… or even just one search engine. The majority of Internet users visit Google.com every day, but they probably don’t know all of the amazing things they can do with it (even I didn’t know half of these).

Google isn’t just for hypochondriacs looking up their symptoms or for trying to find a cool new restaurant. By just entering a few simple search terms, you can use Google to help plan and organize your life. It is amazing.

Continue reading After You Learn These 21 Google Tricks, The Internet Will Never Be The Same.

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Intel guarantees its next-gen Broadwell chips will be in PCs this holiday season

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Delays may have pushed back the launch of Broadwell, Intel’s energy-efficient follow-up to today’s Haswell processors, but CEO Brian Krzanich has no plans to play the Grinch this Christmas. Broadwell-powered computers are guaranteed to be on store shelves in time for the holiday season—but don’t hold your breath for Broadwell to be shipping in time for the other PC-buying bonanza of the year. Continue reading Intel guarantees its next-gen Broadwell chips will be in PCs this holiday season

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Twitch as we know it will die if it’s bought by Google, and that’s a good thing

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Over the weekend, news broke that Google is in talks to snap up Twitch.tv, the popular games streaming service, possibly for as much as a billion dollars. The Internet, with its characteristic Zen calm and tempered “wait-and-see” reaction to all things news, immediately coined the hashtag #RIPTwitch to complain about the deal. Continue reading Twitch as we know it will die if it’s bought by Google, and that’s a good thing

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Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

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Deleted files can often be recovered, and that’s a problem when you’re passing your PC or PC-related tech along to someone else. Whether it’s sensitive financial data, business documents, or scandalous photos that could be used to blackmail you, you probably don’t want people getting their hands on your private stuff.

Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your data, whether you’re getting rid of a PC, external hard drive, or USB stick. Here’s how! (And here’s how to wipe mobile devices clean.) Continue reading Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

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What is a QR Code?

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So you may have heard that QR Codes are set to become the ‘next big thing’ but thinking to yourself, what is a QR Code!? QR or Quick Response Codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones and dedicated QR reading devices, that link directly to text, emails, websites, phone numbers and more! You may have even got to this site by scanning a QR code!

QR codes are huge in Japan and across the East, and are slowly beginning to become commonplace in the West. Soon enough you will see QR codes on product packaging, shop displays, printed and billboard advertisements as well as in emails and on websites. The scope of use for QR codes really is huge, particularly for the marketing and advertising of products, brands, services and anything else you can think of. Continue reading What is a QR Code?

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