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Is it Dangerous to Tether to a Cellphone for Internet Access?

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We’ve gone from the philosophical concept of everything being connected to the physical reality that almost everything is connected. But there are those times where you can’t be connected to your home or work network, or a public WiFi hotspot. That’s where mobile hotspot tethering comes into play. What is Mobile Hotspot Tethering? Most phones […]

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 […]

Should You Buy the New AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs or Stick with Intel?

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AMD just shocked the consumer PC space with a powerful lineup of new AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs, which I recently covered on HDG. Is it finally time to make the switch from Intel to AMD? In this article, I take a look at AMD’s new Ryzen processors and offer some tips on which processor brand […]

How to Build Your Own Budget Gaming PC in 2019

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If you were to take the shell off the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you’d find that the parts are comparable to a budget gaming PC. If you’re not interested in platform specific games like God of War or Halo, and you’re not sure you want to buy a gaming PC or a console, then […]

4K vs HDR vs Dolby Vision: What’s the Best for Your TV?

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Browsing through the TV aisle, you notice the wide variety of acronyms used in their descriptions. Ultra HD, UHD, 2160p, 4K x 2K, 4K Ultra High Definition, Quad High Definition, Quad Resolution, Quad Full High Definition, QFHD, UD, HDR…the list goes on. Is the extra money worth the hype? 4K/UHD has four times the number […]

What Are the F (Function) Keys For?

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Across the top of almost every keyboard lies a series of keys beginning with F. F1 through F12 and they are known as function keys. Can you believe that they’ve been around since 1965? They were introduced as keys that could be changed to do whatever you want. Keys that can be programmed are also […]

How To Add a Hidden Area Inside An Encrypted VeraCrypt Volume

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Last time, I showed you how to set up an encrypted volume on your computer using VeraCrypt. Today, we are going to go a step further and show you how to insert a hidden encrypted area inside an ordinary encrypted volume. Mind-bending, right? But Why Would I Want a Hidden Section? Apart from the fun […]

12 Ways to Get Past a Paywall

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Bypassing a paywall on WSJ, Business Inside, NYT, etc.is supposed to be something only a paid customer can do. A paywall is in place for that very purpose: to prevent anyone but paid users from accessing specific content. However, depending on how the paywall works, you might have luck using a paywall unblocker to see […]

6 Easy Ways to Find Out Who’s Looking for You Online

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If you’ve ever Googled your own name, you may have noticed that there are a lot of places where people can find information about you online. These sources include Google itself, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and more. How do you find out who’s looking for you online? Luckily, most of those resources have monitoring services you […]

Do You Really Need to Eject a USB Drive Before Removing?

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Short answer? Yes. Wait…but why? You’ve just yanked it out like a bad tooth so many times and nothing has ever gone wrong. Why should you start caring now? What’s the worst that could happen? There’s plenty of bad that could happen and it’s only a matter of time. Let’s see what’s in store for […]