Why Internet Speed Tests Don't Really Matter (and What Does)

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March 24, 2023

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The surname of iconic Nintendo character Mario is also Mario, making his full name Mario Mario.

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Happy Friday! ChatGPT is adding support for plugins, allowing ChatGPT to surf the web (like Bing) and perform other tasks.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is working on more widget updates for Windows 11, ASUS now sells an upgraded RTX 4080 graphics card, and the Surface Laptop Go 2 with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM is now on sale for $550 ($250 off).

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ASUS’s Super Silent RTX 4080 is Now on Sale

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When to See the Planetary Alignment This Month

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