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Superstar Swedish pop band ABBA’s breakthrough moment that put their music in front of more than just Swedish audiences came when they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974—as a result of their contest success, they were able to tour Europe and appear on major television shows.

 
āœØšŸ’» Windows 11’s 2022 Update Is Finally Here

Microsoft released Windows 11’s 2022 Update (aka 22H2) yesterday. It’s the first big release after Microsoft shifted to a once-per-year release schedule (instead of Windows 10’s original twice-per-year schedule.)

This update is packed with new features and improvements, including a snazzy new Task Manager with dark mode, drag and drop restored to the taskbar, live captions for any audio (U.S. English only for now), and tabs in File Explorer. (However, those File Explorer tabs won’t appear until October.)

Interested? Here’s how to install Windows 11’s 2022 Update today.

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How to Run Stable Diffusion Locally With a GUI on Windows


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The Smart Fridge’s Best Feature Remains Keeping Food Cold


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FlexiSpot Pro Plus Standing Desk (E7) Review: The Last Desk You’ll Ever Buy


It may seem more natural to sit while we work, but researchers have been going back and forth on whether standing is a better alternative. FlexiSpot’s Pro Plus Standing DeskĀ (E7) lets you decide what works best for you with a simple design, thick leg columns, and a 25.6-inch height adjustment. Read More »

 

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NVIDIA’s RTX 4000 Series GPUs Are the Upgrade We All Wanted


Graphics card releases always generate a lot of hype, and the rumor mill usually begins churning out content a year before they’re released. Well, the official word on NVIDIA’s RTX 4000-series is finally available — here are some important takeaways if you’re looking to upgrade.Ā  Read More »

 
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