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In 1997, Crayola released a line of crayons that cashed in on the whole Internet craze with color names like “on-line orange,” “web surfin’ blue,” and “circuit board green.”

TODAY'S TOP STORY How Long Do SD Cards Last?

SD cards are everywhere, and you probably have photos, saved games, or other documents on them that exist nowhere else. So how long do they last? Can you trust them to keep your data safe, or are you playing with fire? Read More »

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Never replace another battery again with these stylish solar powered watches from Solios. Crafted from recycled stainless steel and eco-friendly vegan leather, these watches are made with highly durable materials that are meant to last you a life-time. If you're still looking for a unique, long lasting watch for someone special in your life, be sure to check out the men's and women's collections at Solios!

Why Do Removable Drives Still Use FAT32 or exFAT Instead of NTFS?

Microsoft’s Windows XP started using the NTFS file system by default for its internal drives back in 2001. It’s now 23 years later, so why are USB flash drives, SD cards, and other removable drives still using FAT32 or something called exFAT? Read More »

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Can ChatGPT Write Essays: Is Using AI to Write Essays a Good Idea?

Navigating the digital landscape of education is no small task, especially when you bring AI tools like ChatGPT into the mix. If the thought of using ChatGPT to pen your essays has crossed your mind, here’s some food for thought. Read More »

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Pick up a Great Portable Speaker for $40

Looking for a great speaker at a great price? The Tribit StormBox Micro is portable, has good audio, and is currently on sale for $40.

This speaker is a great all-rounder, and the price point makes this an easy purchase. You might need two of them to have true stereo audio, but other than that, you really can’t go wrong with this portable speaker.

The Best DDR4 RAM of 2023

Looking to build a new PC or upgrade the RAM in your rig? DDR4 RAM is still a great option, even after being on the market for nearly a decade. The best DDR4 RAM will be able to process and load everything you need, from video games to editing software to a hundred Chrome tabs. Read More »

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Is a VPN Worth Paying For?

A virtual private network, or VPN for short, allows you to protect your browsing activity by encrypting internet traffic. Unfortunately, VPNs aren’t free nor are they foolproof. So is it worth paying for one? Read More »

What It’s Like Using a Gaming Laptop as Your ONLY Gaming PC

I avoided gaming laptops for most of my long PC gamer life, but after getting a taste of what modern gaming laptops are actually like to live with long-term, it’s hard to imagine going back to honking-big desktop gaming PCs. Read More »

10 Google Translate Features You Should Be Using

Google has a large catalog of products, but one of the most practical tools is Google Translate. Using an app to communicate between different languages feels like the future, and there’s more to Translate that you might not know about. Read More »

Plex’s Lifetime Pass is Cheaper Than Ever Today

Plex touts itself as a streaming app for everyone, and it’s easy to see why. Contrary to services like Netflix, Plex is completely free, with a subscription¬†geared not towards unlocking more content, but giving you actual features. Now, it’s cheaper than ever to get in on the action. Read More »

PrivadoVPN Review: A Solid, Cheap VPN

PrivadoVPN is a provider that offers decent performance for cheap. It banks hard on being based in Switzerland and the country’s famous reputation for privacy, as well as a solid free plan that offers up to 12 servers and 10GB of bandwidth per month. I tested PrivadoVPN to see if it was worth using. Read More »

What’s the Best Way to Store Data for Decades or Centuries?

While certain people had the luxury of writing important stuff on stone tablets, unfortunately most of us have preservation needs that go beyond ten lines of text. So what’s the next best thing to keep your bits crisp for centuries? Read More »

How to Turn Off Notifications on Android

Android’s notification system is easily one of its most powerful features. But with great power comes great responsibility, and some apps choose to abuse this. If you’re sick of constant notifications from specific apps, here’s how to completely disable them. Read More »

Why I Let My 549-Day Apple Watch Streak Die

I have a confession: I was in an unhealthy relationship with my Apple Watch. Once I jumped on the Apple Watch bandwagon, I had a casual relationship with it. However, I soon started interacting with my watch in a way that was less than healthy, so I decided to break up with it – at least temporarily. Read More »

Chipolo One Review: It's Awesome On Paper

The Chipolo One delivers awesome out-of-range tracking features for locating some of your most important items with the help of a clean and simple companion app. But rather subpar Bluetooth performance and spotty notifications are roadblocks you may find yourself hindered by when using the device. Read More »

Here's Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of May 29, 2023

June arrives this week, and with it, Netflix viewers are getting a plethora of new content. From originals like a new LEGO animated adventure to the final episodes of a revamped series, this week there’s a lot going on in your Netflix account. Read More »


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