Hitman Scam: What It Is and How to Deal with It

Hitman Scam: What It Is and How to Deal with It

The “hitman” scam involves an alleged attempt on the life of the victim. Find out what hitman scams look like, why they’re so effective, and what you can do about it.

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Using a Raspberry Pi to Build a Mini DIY Laptop

Using a Raspberry Pi to Build a Mini DIY Laptop

While you can’t build a high-end laptop just like a home-built desktop system, you could make use of a Raspbery Pi board to build a mini laptop. Here’s how.

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12 Things You Must Do When Running an SSD in Windows 10

12 Things You Must Do When Running an SSD in Windows 10

Windows 10 has plenty of features that helps SSDs operate to their full potential, but it doesn’t always enable them by default. This will show how to unlock the full potential of your SSD!

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HostGator Review 2018: Performance and Speed Tests

HostGator Review 2018: Performance and Speed Tests

Hostgator is one of the biggest and most popular web-hosting providers. In this Hostgator review we tested its server performance and speed to see if it is worth recommending.

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The Dark Side of AI and Video Editing

The Dark Side of AI and Video Editing

The way we are mixing artificial intelligence with video editing and rendering software could have some pretty sinister implications if the technology is abused.

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Why Is Windows Taking So Long to Shut Down?

Why Is Windows Taking So Long to Shut Down?

It often takes a long time for your Windows computer to shut down. Why is this so? Let’s take a look at its shutdown processes, and you’ll understand why.

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Would a Phone With a Keyboard Be Feasible Anymore?

Would a Phone With a Keyboard Be Feasible Anymore?

With the touchscreen keyboards of smartphones today. that doesn’t stop other initiatives from trying to bring phones with a keyboard back. But will it fly with the public?

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Beware of Fake Ad-Blocking Chrome Extensions!

Beware of Fake Ad-Blocking Chrome Extensions!

While Chrome extensions have allowed us to have a great deal of flexibility to customize the browser, beware, as you might have installed a fake ad-blocker extension you thought would protect you!

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Would a Facebook Subscription Model Work?

Would a Facebook Subscription Model Work?

Facebook is now discussing a new subscription model that might help it avoid future privacy problems, but would a subscription model work? Let’s explore this option.

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The Showdown Between Bug Bounty Programs and Penetration Testing

The Showdown Between Bug Bounty Programs and Penetration Testing

Netflix started a “bug bounty” program that compensates hackers who report vulnerabilities to the company. The question, however, is whether bug bounty programs are really more effective than having an in-house penetration testing team.

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Just How Secure Are Blockchain Elections?

Just How Secure Are Blockchain Elections?

Sierra Leone participated in the first ever blockchain election in March 2018. Does simply using a blockchain to power the voting process really provide such a secure environment? Let’s find out.

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What Is “Right to Repair” Legislation? [MTE Explains]

What Is “Right to Repair” Legislation? [MTE Explains]

The latest “Right to Repair” legislation has several implications for customers but also for the market as a whole, all of which warrants a significant amount of discussion regarding all these effects.

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Why Are Smartphone Sales Declining?

Why Are Smartphone Sales Declining?

While the smartphone era has led to an explosion of innovation, the amount of “new” seems to be running out, as manufacturers in 2018 are having trouble attracting new buyers.

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What Makes Two-Factor Authentication Flawed?

What Makes Two-Factor Authentication Flawed?

Two-factor authentication has been a very powerful way to make sure that you’re the correct person to log in to your data and access data, but there’s some bad news: it’s flawed.

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What Is the Ultimate Performance Feature in Windows 10?

What Is the Ultimate Performance Feature in Windows 10?

Windows 10’s various power options won’t let you squeeze every bit of performance out of the system you have. A new Ultimate Performance feature introduced by Microsoft in Windows 10 can change all of this.

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Why Is YouTube Labeling State-Funded News Sources

Why Is YouTube Labeling State-Funded News Sources

If there’s one frustration people often have, it’s that they don’t know what news sources they can trust. YouTube took this into account when it planned a new feature that will label state-funded news sources.

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Should Facebook Let Users Define Fake News?

Should Facebook Let Users Define Fake News?

Facebook is considering letting its users define what exactly is or isn’t fake news, through a series of surveys. It’s time to explore the idea in depth and consider the potential pitfalls in this strategy.

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802.11ax WiFi: The Next Big Thing in WiFi Standards

802.11ax WiFi: The Next Big Thing in WiFi Standards

The 802.11ac WiFi standard was not enough for massive stadiums and large auditoriums with many users. This is where 802.11ax WiFi standard comes in. Find out how it works and what it has to offer.

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How Blockchain Works and How It Affects You

How Blockchain Works and How It Affects You

Blockchain technology has always been associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but it is so much more than that. Find out how blockchain works and how it’s helping many industries operate more efficiently.

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The Untold Story of Facial Recognition Authentication

The Untold Story of Facial Recognition Authentication

Facial recognition was touted as a secure authentication method by Apple, but the fact is that it is not as secure as you think. Here are some of its downsides that you should know about.

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