Build a Chatbot with IBM Watson Assistant

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If you’ve used Siri, Alexa or the Google Assistant you’re already familiar with how a chatbot works. It’s a piece of software that lets you interact with your computer by having a conversation with it. At least, it tries to have a conversation with you. Historically chatbots have been rather clunky and not all that […]

Play Retro DOS Games Perfectly with DOSBox

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Did you know that your brand new 2018 computer CPU still has the same fundamental insides as the first Intel 8086 CPU released in 1978? That means, in theory, that software written to run on that 1978 processor should execute with no real issue on a modern CPU. These chips are all part of the […]

OTT Guide to Backups, System Images and Recovery in Windows 10

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Just about all new versions of Windows have many components that are taken from previous versions of the OS. Most of the time, it’s a better version of the old software. Sometimes, like in Windows 8, multiple versions of the same feature are included and it can make things worse. Lastly, some features from older […]

10 Awesome Windows 10 Registry Hacks You Might Not Know

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As Windows 10 gains a bigger market share over the next few years, you can be sure there are going to be a lot of ways to customize or tweak the registry! A lot of visual and under-the-hood changes can only be done via the registry. In this article, I’ll show you 10 cool registry […]

Fastest Way to Scan Large Number of Photos at Home

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My father recently decided to start scanning all of our baby and childhood photos using his HP flatbed scanner at home and quickly realized that it would take years to scan all the photos into the computer if he did it one by one. He then looked into buying some more expensive equipment that could […]

How to Store All Your Photos and Videos in the Cloud

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Recently, I had some friends over and they were telling me about how they store all of their photos and videos on their computer or phone and don’t even make regular local backups to USB disks or external hard drives. This is definitely risky, which is why I consider it essential to keep a set […]

Sync Any Windows Folder with Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox

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As of today, I have a cloud storage account on Amazon Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, iCloud Drive and Dropbox. I mostly use Dropbox overall, but I also use Amazon Drive on my Kindle Fire, OneDrive on Windows 10 and Google Drive for my photos and videos. One issue that I always had is that […]

5 Ways to Automate Your Computer When It’s Idle

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If you’re like most people, your home computer probably sits idle most of the day. Maybe you’re at work or watching the kids or grocery shopping or watching TV. Whatever the case, 80% of the time my computer at home is either off or sleeping. This is good for saving power and money, but most […]

How to Create a GIF from a Video using Photoshop CC

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Ever wonder how those long GIFs you see on sites like Imgur are created? A lot of times, the creators take a video, convert the whole thing into an animated GIF, and then superimpose text to make it entertaining. Now this post isn’t going to teach you how to create those fancy GIFs from start […]

Fix Black or Blank Screen and Flash Videos Not Playing

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Are you getting a blank or black screen when trying to play YouTube videos or flash content in Mac OS X? Upon searching for a solution online, I’ve run across quite a few troubleshooting steps, but no one solution seemed to fix the blank video player errors. However, upon doing a bit of additional troubleshooting, […]