How Do Fingerprint Scanners Work?

How Do Fingerprint Scanners Work?

Fingerprint unlock is now a standard feature in smartphones, but what’s actually going on when you put your finger on the scanner? Here’s how fingerprint scanners work.

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6 Fun Games to Help You Learn CSS Easily

6 Fun Games to Help You Learn CSS Easily

Learning CSS can be a frustrating experience, but at least it doesn’t have to be boring! Here are some games that allow you to master CSS in no time.

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How Does the Apple Credit Card Work?

How Does the Apple Credit Card Work?

If you’ve used Apple Pay before, you already have a good idea of how the Apple Credit Card works, since it’s just a card optimized for use with iPhones.

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What’s Up With Facebook’s New Libra Cryptocurrency?

What’s Up With Facebook’s New Libra Cryptocurrency?

Facebook will be launching a new cryptocurrency – Libra – in 2020. Aside from being based on blockchain, it is different from other cryptocurrencies. Here is what you need to know about Libra.

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Are Browser Extensions Slowing You Down?

Are Browser Extensions Slowing You Down?

There are many reasons why your browser is slow, and browser extensions is one of them. Find out which of your browser extensions is causing you trouble.

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How to Scan for Devices on Your Wi-Fi Network

How to Scan for Devices on Your Wi-Fi Network

If you think someone is using your Wi-Fi network without permission, you can confirm by scanning for connected devices on your Wi-Fi network. Follow these directions.

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Why Do Some Sites Start with WWW2?

Why Do Some Sites Start with WWW2?

You have probably seen the “www” in front of the domain name for many sites. What about “www2”? Why do some sites start with “www2” or “www3”? Let’s find out.

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How to Buy Bitcoin

How to Buy Bitcoin

While the inner mechanisms of cryptocurrency are complex, buying and using it is actually very easy. Here is how you can buy bitcoin and start using it.

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Where Does Your Phone Come From?

Where Does Your Phone Come From?

As small as your phone can be, it can contain parts from several different parts of the world. Here is where your phone comes from.

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Countries that Run Their Own National Intranets

Countries that Run Their Own National Intranets

Motivated by the desire to control information and increase national security, some countries have constructed national intranets. Here are some of the more prominent countries on the list.

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The Pros and Cons of Your Technology’s Short Lifespan

The Pros and Cons of Your Technology’s Short Lifespan

Technology products are designed to have a short lifespan, whether you like it or not. There is some rationale behind them, though a little outrage over planned obsolescence is certainly justified.

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How to Visualize Your Google Location History

How to Visualize Your Google Location History

While you can download your data from Google, the raw data is hard to read. Here is how you can visualize your Google location history and find out how much Google knows about you.

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Why Are So Many Browsers Based on Chromium?

Why Are So Many Browsers Based on Chromium?

More than 65% of Internet users browse the Web with a Chromium-based browser. Why are varous browsers moving towards Chromium, and what does it mean for the future?

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What Does an Algorithm Look Like?

What Does an Algorithm Look Like?

We know that Google and Amazon have algorithms that give us updates, search results, and product recommendations, but what does that actually mean? What qualifies as an algorithm?

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