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The two small holes found on the prongs of most U.S. electrical plugs are a safety feature—the holes make contact with small tension points inside the outlet to help hold the plug in place.

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Happy Wednesday! Yesterday was the first day of the Microsoft Build conference, so there’s a lot to talk about in the world of Windows and Office.

Windows 11 will soon allow third-party widgets, and its Android app layer is rolling out to more countries this year. Speaking of apps, the Microsoft Store is adding the same types of ads that became a common complaint on the iPhone’s App Store.

There are also a few updates in the pipeline for Office products. The redesigned OneNote for Windows is coming along nicely, and Word is adding a button for quickly switching between editing/viewing modes.

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Enjoy Retro Gaming With a Modern Twist

Retro gaming is great, and there are many ways to enjoy the classics nowadays. You can use modern controllers with the Raspberry Pi or your PC, but it doesn’t really capture the feeling of playing the older games. At the same time, not having all the buttons of a modern available for navigating menus can be frustrating.

Thankfully, there is a middle ground with 8bitdo’s Sn30 Controller. It’s shaped just like a classic Super Nintendo controller, but also packs in the analog sticks and dual bumpers you need for modern titles. That makes it great for the Switch, too!

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This Mac App Is Great for People With Short Attention Spans

Working from home has become wildly popular over the past few years, but it has also introduced us to challenges we hadn’t considered. Pets, projects around the house, random distractions on the internet — all serve to deter focus and hamper productivity. Can a suite of work-focused apps help you get back on track? We’ll discuss how to stay productive while working from home with Setapp, a popular subscription service with more than 200 incredible apps for Mac. Read More »

This Microsoft Word Update Will Prevent Accidental Changes

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Do I Need a New USB Cable for Fast Charging?

Fast charging minimizes downtime away from your phone or tablet, but it can be tricky with so many various standards. So if you’ve got a new phone or charger, do you need a new cable too? Well, it depends. Read More »

How to Make Windows 10’s Taskbar Clock Display Seconds

Windows 10’s taskbar clock can display the precise time down to the second. This feature requires a registry hack to enable, and only works on Windows 10. Windows 7 users will instead need a third-party utility like T-Clock Redux to do this instead. Read More »

Microsoft’s New OneNote for Windows Looks Great

Microsoft confirmed last year that it was merging the modern (“OneNote for Windows 10”) and classic (Win32) OneNote applications on Windows into one combined application, and now the company has detailed its recent and upcoming changes. Read More »

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Modern laptops continue to become thinner, lighter, and more portable than ever, but perhaps the only downside is that slimmer models tend to feature fewer ports overall. The Satechi USB-4 Multiport Adapter with 8K HDMI is a must-have tool for connecting essential tech to your new computer. Read More »

The FDA Says No to This Avocado Storage Hack

Everyone loves a good hack—after all, they can make life easier. One that recently went viral, though, has gotten the no-go from the Food and Drug Administration. Read More »

Yeedi Vac Review: A Budget-Friendly Modular Robovac

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How to Set Up Multiple User Profiles on Android

If you share an Android device with other people, it can be tough to keep your account separate from theirs. Fortunately, Android supports multiple user profiles, allowing users to share devices without fear of encroaching on each other. Read More »


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The app store on Windows, known as the Microsoft Store, received a much-needed overhaul just in time for Windows 11. Soon, it will become even more like the app stores on iPhone and Android — to a fault. Read More »




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