How To Become An Expert At Using Google Alerts

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Google Alerts is one of the most powerful tools on the Internet, and it’s completely free. It’s one of those too-good-to-be-true things that actually is true. If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of a given industry – or if you’re a small business owner that wants to watch for mentions of […]

The 5 Best Free Online Browser Games To Kill Hours Of Time

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When you just can’t stand to look at that project for another minute and you need a break, where do you turn? What do you do when you’ve got downtime at work and nothing to devote your time to? The answer is simple – browser games. There are thousands of games on the Internet that […]

7 Great Firefox Extensions You Must Install Right Away

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Last year, Firefox received a much-needed and long-deserved makeover in the form of Firefox Quantum, a new and improved browser that brought faster loading times, better memory allocation, and stronger security. On the other hand, it changed how extensions work. Under the old Firefox, a security flaw in an extension opened the entire browser to […]

Mastodon – An Open-Source Twitter-Like Website You Should Try

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If you haven’t heard of Mastodon, don’t worry. There’s no need for FOMO just yet. The service quietly launched in 2016 and did not begin to catch on until around March of 2017. At the beginning of August 2017, Mastodon had just over 760,000 users. The service hit a million users in December and has […]

How To Set Up Steam Link to Stream Games

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If there is one area where consoles excel over PC gaming, it’s in the comfort of playing on the couch. Valve set out to change this when it debuted the Steam Link alongside the Steam Machine in November of 2015. However, the original release of the device was met with subpar reviews and relatively buggy […]

How to Build a Smart Kitchen

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A quick Google search will reveal dozens upon dozens of articles on “how to build the ultimate smart home.” Most all of these articles talk about smart lighting, smart locks, and sometimes even smart blinds—but few touch on the heart of the home: the kitchen! “Smart” kitchen appliances are everywhere, but most tend to come […]

What is Path Tracing and Ray Tracing? And Why do They Improve Graphics?

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If you’ve taken even the slightest glance towards gaming and graphics news lately, then you’ve heard the latest and greatest buzzword: ray tracing. You might also have heard a similar-sounding word called path tracing. And you could be totally forgiven for not fully understanding what either one of the processes is. A simple explanation is […]

How to Find the Best Deals Online and Save Money While Shopping

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Everyone wants to get more for less money. A quick Google search for the best coupon sites will yield hundreds of results, as well as curated “best” lists—but saving money goes much more beyond coupons. There has never before been a better time to be a digital consumer. Apps can automatically find coupon deals, yield […]

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 […]

The Best Investing Apps for Newbies

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It’s a dangerous business, Mr. Frodo, going into investing. You step into the market, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where your money might be swept off to. While Gandalf might have had great advice for an adventurous life, investing was not the most developed concept in Middle Earth. Lucky for […]