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The Amazon Echo Look Gives You Fashion Advice
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Amazon has launched another piece of hardware, but this one does something different than the Echo, Tap, and Dot smart speakers. The Amazon Echo Look is an Alexa-powered camera designed to dole out fashion advice to those who need it. Useful? Probably. Narcissistic? Definitely. It may have started life as an online bookseller, but these […]

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How to Make Your Music Streaming App Sound Better
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Why do CDs sound better than MP3s? Why are vinyl records still a thing? The answer to both of these questions is audio quality. Even though we now stream most of our music, we instinctively know it doesn’t sound as good as what we heard on our old CDs. Thankfully there are ways to make […]

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The 6 Best Parental Control Apps for Windows
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As the world continues its relentless charge into the digital age, it’s more important than ever to ensure your children are protected from some of the web’s more mature content. It’s impossible to know just how much of the internet is devoted to adult material, but estimates suggest pornography alone accounts for anywhere from 5–35 […]

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Google Play Music Is Better on Samsung Phones
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Google Play Music will be the default music app on all new Samsung phones and tablets starting with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This is thanks to Samsung and Google doing a deal which benefits both companies. Thankfully, you benefit too, that is if you own a new Samsung device. All new Samsung phones […]

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You Can Now Use Instagram for Android Offline
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Instagram is going offline, but don’t worry, this is a feature, not a flaw. As announced at Facebook’s F8 conference earlier this week, Instagram is gaining offline functionality. Which means you’ll still be able to feed your Instagram addiction even when your internet connection craps out. More and more tech companies are realizing there’s a […]

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Fall Asleep Fast: 10 Drowsy Android Apps
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According to NPR, approximately 30 million Americans (about 10 percent) suffered from insomnia in 2008. The CDC then reported that roughly 1-in-3 American adults weren’t getting enough sleep in 2016. Cited causes include unhealthy lifestyles and too much time spent in front of screens. That’s right: if you have trouble falling asleep at night, it might […]

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7 Creative Projects to Repurpose or Recycle Old Speakers
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You probably have an old set of speakers lying in some corner. Dust them off, it’s time to breathe new life into those trusty woofers. It doesn’t matter whether they still work or not, there’s a perfect weekend DIY project waiting for you. It’s not only about those gigantic old analog speakers in wooden cases, which […]

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Apple Drops Air From iPad Line: What Does It Mean for Consumers?
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Last month Apple quietly dropped the word “Air” from its iPad line, leaving just a regular iPad, the iPad Mini 4, and two iPad Pro models left to choose from. If you’ve seen Apple’s recent iPad Pro adverts, the change should come as no surprise. The company is pushing the Pro models as full-fledged laptop replacements, while sales of […]

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Don’t Trust Free VPNs! Why You Should Buy a Paid VPN
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I used to be a “free VPNs only” guy. Why pay when free alternatives exist, right? But after I did some research, I concluded that paid VPNs are well worth the money. Some even cost less than the price of one coffee per month yet provide way more value than that. I’m currently on a two-year […]

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