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Hey there, hope you’re having a great Thursday so far!

Engineers from Intel and Apple are working on a new proposal that could make improve background blur in web browser video calls. Meanwhile, Microsoft is testing a new settings panel in Windows 11 that tells you when your apps access sensitive information, like cameras and microphones. Plenty of cool stuff in the pipeline, no matter which devices you use.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY 4 Ways You’re Damaging Your Laptop’s Battery


Are you taking proper care of the battery in your laptop? While chips are getting more efficient and battery life is increasing, avoiding a few mistakes can help extend your laptop battery health in the long term. Read More »

 
How to Find the Cheapest Gas With Google Maps


High gas prices can be a real bummer when traveling or even just on your daily commute. Finding a fuel-efficient route is great, but eventually you will need gas. You can use Google Maps to find the cheapest gas near you. Read More »

 
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Setting up a smart home doesn’t have to be limited to the inside of the house. However, if you’re looking to set up smart plugs, you’ll need to be sure that they can survive the elements without shorting out.

Kasa’s Outdoor Smart Plug is just that. This plug has an IP64 weather-resistance rating and it can survive some rough conditions. Throw in compatibility with Alexa and Google Home, and you have an outdoor smart plug that’s perfect for most households.

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Get Ready For Better Background Blur in Web Video Calls


Video calls, especially for work, are more common than ever. Intel, Google, Apple, and others are now working on a proposal to improve a much-used feature in web video calls: background blur. Read More »

 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 10 Samsung Galaxy Features You Should Be Using


Samsung Galaxy phones are notorious for having tons of features—whether you like it or not. That means there’s a very good chance there are some nifty things you don’t know about. Let’s fix that. Read More »

 
How to Count Cells With Text in Google Sheets


Using Google Sheets’ COUNTA and COUNTIF functions, you can count cells that contain any text, specific text, or partially matching text. This is a great way to find the non-blank cells in your spreadsheets, and we’ll show you how to use these functions. Read More »

 
The Best iPhones of 2022


The iPhone range now includes more sizes and price points than ever before. This might make it challenging to know which model to pick and what exactly the differences are. Let’s take a look at which iPhone is the best in 2022. Read More »

 
How to Get the Best Deals During Steam Sales


Big Steam sales can be a great way to save on games, but it’s not always a guarantee you’re getting the best deal on a given game during a given sale. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting the most for your money. Read More »

 
Play ‘Genshin Impact’ on Mac, PC, and Mobile With GeForce NOW


Welcome to the first GFN Thursday of summer! This week, the long-awaited Genshin Impact finally makes its way to the rest of us on NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW, plus seven more games from Steam and the Epic Games Store are available to buy and stream today on your computer, phone, tablet, and TV. Read More »

 
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Here’s How India Is Cracking Down on VPNs


In April, India passed a law that will severely curtail VPN activity in the country starting from June 27th, 2022. Why has the world’s largest democracy decided to follow the path set out by some of the world’s most repressive regimes, like Russia or China? More important still, will the new measures even work? Read More »

 
OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 AI Is Only Bad News for Some Artists


OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 has come as a shock to those who thought that artificial intelligence would never (or at least not quickly) start to infiltrate the realm of creativity. But is DALL-E 2 here to take artists’ jobs? Read More »

 
The 5 Best Free Cloud Storage Services


There’s no shortage of great options if you’re looking for free cloud storage. Plenty of companies will let you store several gigabytes in the cloud, and all you need to do is create an account. We’ve put together our five favorites. Read More »

 
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Apple 35W Dual USB-C Compact Power Adapter Review: Overpriced Convenience


Before June 2022, none of Apple’s chargers had more than a single USB port. That changed with the introduction of the 35W Dual USB-C Charger and the 35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter. Unfortunately, as with many Apple products, you’ll pay a premium over more-powerful third-party chargers. Read More »

 
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The Best Video Converter Software of 2022


If you’ve ever tried to play a video and discovered that it’s incompatible with your device or player, you need a video format converter. These programs give your videos the correct file extension and let you tailor them to fit your needs. Find out which converter is right for you below. Read More »

 
How to Disable Bing in the Windows 10 Start Menu


Windows 10, by default, sends everything you search for in the Start Menu to their servers to give you results from Bing search — so you better make sure that you don’t type anything private into your own PC’s Start Menu. Or, you could just disable the Bing integration in the Start Menu. Read More »

 

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Amazon Fire TV Hides Developer Options, But There’s a Fix


Amazon Fire TV Sticks are popular streaming devices, and many TVs come with Fire TV OS as the main interface. Amazon just rolled out an update that hides an important feature, but you can get it back. Read More »

 

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How to Unfollow Someone on Facebook


If you’d like to stop seeing someone’s posts in your news feed, unfollow them in your Facebook account. You can continue to be friends with them while still unfollowing them. We’ll show you how to do that using your desktop and your mobile phone. Read More »

 

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Amazon Is Giving Away $10 Store Credit: Here’s How to Get It


Amazon Prime Day is coming up, and if you’re planning on buying anything, the $10 store credit that Amazon is offering to customers might come in handy. Here’s how to get it. Read More »

 
How to Add a Page on Google Docs


To add a new page anywhere in your Google Docs document, select an option from the Docs’ menu bar or use a keyboard shortcut. We’ll show you how to use both of these options in Docs on desktop and mobile. Read More »

 
How to Strikethrough in Microsoft Outlook


Microsoft Outlook makes it easy to draw a line through your email text. On Outlook’s desktop app, you can use simple strikethrough as well as double strikethrough. On the web version, you only have the simple strikethrough option. Read More »

 

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Omni 20 Portable Charger

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HTG Deals: Save Big on Razer Mechanical Keyboards, Mice, and More


Summer is officially here, and that means it’s time for some summer savings on the gadgets you know and love. This week, Amazon’s getting a jumpstart on its own Prime Day deals, plus you’ll find huge discounts on Razer peripherals and accessories, Sony wireless earbuds, and more. Let’s get to it! Read More »

 
 

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