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10 Idiotic Smart Gadgets That Nobody Asked For

There’s no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed our daily lives in ways we didn’t think possible. And while some of these smart devices have improved our quality of life and work, others are banal gadgets trying to solve problems we don’t even have. If you’re looking to buy some IoT devices…

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8 Times People Thought the Status Box was Google

We all know someone who has accidentally uploaded the wrong photo or set a private message as a public post on Facebook. When this happens to you it can be mortifying, but for the rest of us, it’s pretty hilarious. Below are 8 epic Facebook fails, when people misunderstood where they were “searching” and revealed…

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Why Mobile Voting is the Best Way Forward for Democracy

The way we vote is changing – and not for the better. Voting practices in the United States are outdated and account for low numbers of voters turning out for elections. Incidents in the last few years involving tampering with elections and voting – the U.K.’s 2016 Brexit referendum, the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, and…

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10 Tech Innovations That Made Everything Worse

Technology is meant to make our lives better. And yet, some technological advancements have actually made the world worse. It could be the environmental toll, a shift in the industry or economy, or a plain old epic fail. Some technology can forever change how we see the world. But what are developments in technology that…

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Why You Should Take the National Privacy Test

How does your cybersecurity knowledge compare to other people in the world? Are you practicing proper online safety? Are you aware of the risks you face daily and how to avoid them? These are all questions you’ll answer when you take the National Privacy Test. Created by NordVPN, the National Privacy Test measures your knowledge…

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The Best Open Source Alternatives to Your Favorite Software and Apps

If you’re tired of using products from Microsoft, Google, or other big names in tech because you’re worried about privacy and security, then it may be time for you to switch to open-source. The most popular proprietary software and applications usually have open-source alternatives.  Why open source? Why should you consider using open-source software if…

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Likeness Theft: What To Do If It Happens to You

What is likeness theft? Likeness theft is taking another person’s name and image and pretending to be them, usually online. It happens on the Internet all the time, as you may know from news stories. “Catfishing” is a common term for scamming someone online by representing yourself as someone else. It’s easy to scrape a…

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What Can You Use a Virtual Machine For?

It’s possible you’ve heard of virtualization or using virtual machines (VMs) before, but have you ever tried to use a VM yourself? Isn’t virtualization some sophisticated process that only enterprise businesses need, and only IT experts know how to do? Not necessarily. Virtual machines have several practical applications for individuals. They’re especially useful for people…

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