A Beginner’s Guide To Bitcoin & Bitcoin Wallets

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Any hallmark of a developed society can be measured by its currency. Throughout history, we started off with simple bartering. Then we progressed to banknotes and coins. As the Internet advanced its rapid pace, it was inevitable that the next stage of currency evolution was just around the corner. Of course I am talking about […]

What is a Deepfake and How Are They Made?

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You may have seen a video of Nicholas Cage’s face transposed onto another character doing the rounds on the internet recently. No, we don’t mean a clip from the movie Face/Off. These are scenes from various movies in which Nicholas Cage did definitely not play, yet they look very convincing indeed. How did they pull […]

Navigate Easier with Android’s Smart Text Selection and Selected Text Magnification

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For some, especially those of us in the approaching-the-over-the-hill gang, working with text on our phones can be cumbersome. Because smartphone text itself, context menu entries, and all the other tools for working with text are so small that they render simple tasks, such as selecting an address or phone number, copying it, and then […]

The Best Affordable Smartphones in 2019

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The greatest thing we’ve noticed about the best affordable smartphones in 2019 is that they offer a surprisingly great experience. You can often find a smartphone with a good display, some reasonable specs and even a myriad of camera sensors in some cases. If you’re a mid range buyer, there’s never been a better time […]

The Best Password Managers You Should Be Using

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Password security has improved in recent years. Corporations require new passwords on a rotating basis, and you aren’t allowed to get by with just a simple eight-character phrase. Upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols have become the norm, but even that isn’t enough. You can’t use the same password for more than one account […]

How to Calibrate the Battery of Android Phones for Accurate Power Readings

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Your phone battery degrades over time. And when it does, you’ll find your phone shutting off even if the battery indicator says you still have plenty of juice left. If it ever comes to that, you need to recalibrate the battery of your Android phone. In this post, you’ll learn how to properly calibrate the […]

5 Reddit Subreddits You Wouldn’t Believe Exist (Which Are Not Porn)

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Reddit bills itself as “the front page of the Internet” with communities (subreddits) on every conceivable subject. Reddit is the natural evolution of the old-style forums which dominated Web 1.0 and the voting buttons democratizes what gets seen and what doesn’t. The fact that you can start a subreddit on any legal topic means there […]

5 Best Ways to Find Someone’s Email Address

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Finding somebody’s email address can be difficult because unlike phone numbers and physical addresses, there’s not a phonebook-like database of email addresses. However, there are a few tips you can employ that will make your email-finding process easier. Find an Email Address With a Search Engine Google or another search engine is a great place […]

What Are Tracking Cookies and Are They Bad?

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Have you ever been in the middle of a virus or malware scan on your PC and been surprised at the climbing number of “threats” detected? Your laptop surely doesn’t have 220 trojans festering on it, right? Assuming you use a bit of discretion while browsing the Web and downloading files, this is highly unlikely. […]

How to Retrieve Windows Files Using a Linux Live CD

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Sometimes Windows just won’t start. That’s alright, you’ve been making regular backups or syncing your hard drive with a cloud service like Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive. You haven’t been making backups? You don’t have a cloud storage service? Oh. That’s okay, we’ve got this. Let’s use a Linux Live CD to get in to […]