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10 Essential Tools For The Digital Nomad

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The world of work is changing and it’s changing fast! Thanks to technology and work that’s more knowledge-oriented, there’s no reason for you to be tied to a specific place of work. You could be traveling the world, lounging on the beach or simply chilling on a couch. Sounds good right? Well it’s eminently possible […]

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 […]

4 Email Newsletters Every Internet Activist Should Be Subscribed To

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Our internet is increasingly at risk of censorship and regulation. Now more than ever, it’s important to get involved and look into what you can do to contribute to online activism and digital campaigning. The fight for net neutrality has been just one of the issues important in this area, but there have been so […]

How To Add Ultra Widescreen Support To Older PC Games

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Computer screen aspect ratios have been in some interesting places. CRT PC monitors have generally used the 4:3 aspect ratio. This means that for every four units of width, the screen is three units tall. In terms of pixel resolutions, common 4:3 resolutions would be 320×240, 640×480,, 800×600 and 1024×768. With the rise of LCD […]

Why It’s Worth Still Using Bing For Your Web Searches

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When the internet first gained widespread popularity, there was no shortage of search engines. Whether it was Lycos, Yahoo!, AltaVista, or Ask Jeeves, everyone seemed to have a favorite. But in the late 90s, one search engine came along to wipe everyone else off the map. Only a few Google competitors remain, and even today, […]

3 Best Websites To Help You Create a Fake Identity

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Creating a fake online identity isn’t always a nefarious act and, in fact, can sometimes save you from major inconveniences such as identity theft and spam. With the overwhelming amount of leaks and security breaches that have occurred lately, you put yourself at risk every time you provide a website or mobile app with your […]

Mozilla’s ‘Common Voice’ – a Crowdsourced Database For Voice Recognition Improvement

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I get lots of compliments about my deep Scottish accent but when it comes to voice apps such as Siri and Alexa, my voice is a liability more than an asset. When Apple and Amazon were making their voice assistants, they didn’t seem to have a Scottish accent consultant on speed-dial. If voice recognition is […]

How To Build a Basic Web Presence If You Have No Coding Skills

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Many people would like to have their own website, but not everyone has the skills required to launch a new domain and build a website from scratch. As there are so many people who want a website but lack coding skills, a lot of services have cropped up over the years for non-technical people to […]

The 12 Best Bookmarklets Every Browser Should Have

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Bookmarklets are small pieces of JavaScript that run in your web browser. They appear to be bookmarks/favorites, and are just as clickable, but instead of opening a webpage when selected, they execute the JavaScript code they’re programmed to run. JavaScript snippets like you’ll see below expand the functionality of your browser without requiring any additional […]

The 3 Best Sites To Use For Archiving Webpages

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Internet archiving services are a very important part of preserving an open and transparent internet. Webpages and social media posts aren’t guaranteed to remain online forever. But using an archiving service provides peace of mind in knowing that each important document, tweet, or any other piece of web media will be around when you need […]