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How to Create a Visual Place for All the Stuff You Find Online
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Is the internet a place or a thing? Do you use the internet, or go to (on?) it? This cool new tool called myWebRoom aims to make the web feel much more like a place you go visit, rather than just a thing you use. Basically, it allows you to create a digital room that […]

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Microsoft Cortana Fridge Will Tell You When You’re Out of Milk
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Imagine if your fridge could shoot you a text message telling you that you’ve ran out of milk, or that you need to stock up on Tabasco sauce. Seem far fetched? Microsoft has teamed up with the appliance division of Liebherr to build a Cortana fridge device that does just that. Both companies are working on […]

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Why Self-Discipline Is the Best Productivity Hack You Need
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In the 25 years that the internet has been around, the connected among us have had the superficial, disorganized part of our brain treated to a feast. Simultaneously, the remaining hard working, focused part of the brain wastes away. When the New York Times asked Alessandro Acquisti, professor of IT at Carnegie Mellon, to design […]

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Why Did Windows Crash? A Troubleshooting Guide
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You were minding your business — going through expense reports or browsing the internet — when the worst struck. Your PC crashed, and you don’t know what to do. Confusion is typical when your otherwise normal day gets interrupted. Yet, there’s no reason to worry. With this simple guide, you’ll be able to diagnose the […]

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Saturday Deals: Fitness Trackers, Photoshop Elements, and More! [UK]
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What better way to kick off the weekend than with the MakeUseOf roundup of Amazon UK’s best deals? TomTom Spark GPS Multi-Sport Fitness Watch (Black) [22% Off] TomTom took the jump into fitness tracking and have made a fairly well received splash. Their Spark fitness watch features all day activity tracking, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, […]

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Mirrorless to Impress: Sony A6300 16-50mm Kit Review & Giveaway
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Few camera manufacturers have done as much as Sony has to establish the mirrorless camera as a serious alternative to the digital SLR over the past decade. The company is often accused of having too many competing models on the market at any given time, with only the price and a confused marketing department to try and tell […]

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7 Best Fitness Trackers 2016
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If you’re an active person, the data provided by activity trackers (AKA fitness trackers) is incredibly valuable for logging, improving, and understanding your fitness. But among the many devices out there, finding the right activity tracker can be difficult. That’s why we’ve put together this breakdown of the top activity trackers available in 2016 to […]

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A Better Method for Embedding YouTube Videos on your Website
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It is easy to embed a YouTube video but you’ll be surprised to know how much extra weight that embedded YouTube video can add to your web pages. The browser has to download about half a Mb of extra JavaScript files (see screenshot) for rendering the YouTube video player alone. And these files are downloaded […]

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Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $25 and up to $300 in 2016
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You can’t beat the convenience of going wire-free. Sure, for the best audio quality, you’ll still need to use wired speakers and input. But since you’re more likely to stream music on your phone, Bluetooth speakers are a must-have accessory nowadays. Broadly, you can break down Bluetooth speakers into three categories: Portable speakers that travel […]

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