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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How Drones Are Saving Lives

How Drones Are Saving Lives

For most of their history, drones have been primarily associated with warfare, but now they’re actually being used for a very different task: saving lives.

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