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Every major third party Twitter client basically broke today, with key features like realtime updates, push notifications, and stats no longer working. Twitter caused the change themselves by shutting down some key APIs.
If the Wi-Fi goes out and your smarthome devices lose connectivity, it’s mostly just an inconvenience. However, what about devices that are potential lifesavers, like the Nest Protect?

It’s important to be organized when you live with a roommate.

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The SNES only had 64 kilobytes of audio RAM, yet composers used it to create some of the most memorable soundtracks in history. How is that possible?

When we talk about VR headsets, we namedrop Oc…

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Bias lighting is a great way to subtly enhance the viewing experience of your living room TV or desktop computer.

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Web Security, a Firefox extension with over 200,000 current users, tracks every website users visit and stores that information on a German web server.
Video formats can be confusing, and some might not work in your video player of choice, especially more obscure formats like MKV. It’s often easier or even necessary to convert them to something more usable, like MP4. Luckily, that conversion is easy to do.
Word has a powerful search feature that lets you search for text, numbers, formats, paragraphs, page breaks, wildcards, field codes, and more. By using wildcards, you can search for just about everything in your document. Let’s take a look.
Once upon a time, Chromebooks had built-in parental controls. Google removed them but added support for Family Link—its parental control software for Android phones and tablets. Here’s how it works on Chromebooks.

How many of your devices can you charge with just a USB cable? And how many outlets in your house have USB ports?

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Your camera uses a light meter to figure out the correct exposure settings for any scene. Like most “automatic” camera features, you do have some control over how it works. Let’s look at the different metering modes and when to use them.
Foreshadow, also known as L1 Terminal Fault, is another problem with speculative execution in Intel’s processors. It lets malicious software break into secure areas that even the Spectre and Meltdown flaws couldn’t crack.
Facebook banned all ads for Kodi boxes this week, the latest in a long run of similar crackdowns.

You could set your TV on a stand in your living room, but if you want a really clean look with minimal clutter, a wall mount will be even bett…

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A tar file, often called a tarball, is a collection of files wrapped up in one single file for easy storage. Rather than keep track of a whole folder of files, you only need to keep track of one. Tar files are often compressed after being created, giving it the .tar.gz file extension. Technically these are TGZ files, but nearly everyone calls both .tar and .tar.gz files simple “tar files.”
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Laptop trackpads have improved drastically over the years, but they still ca…

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