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Google Classroom: Great Ad-Hoc Resource
What if a learning management system (LMS) were less concerned with the management aspect of online learning and more focused on integrating tools that instructors already use? That’s the idea behind Google Classroom. It brings together some of Googl
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ProtonVPN: Best Free Version We’ve Tested
ProtonVPN isn’t the biggest, the flashiest, or even the cheapest VPN, and yet it’s one of the best services available. It places an enormous emphasis on security and user privacy, and has an excellent client that’s very easy to use. It also offers a
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (for Nintendo Switch): A Very Relaxing Game
If Nintendo games were board games, Mario Kart would be a run-around-the-board game like Sorry, Mario Party would be a control-the-board game like Monopoly, and Animal Crossing, the company’s adorable life sim, would be a bonsai tree. As a series, An
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Taking on Big Tech
The technology industry as we know it today would have been hard to imagine say, forty years ago, before personal computers became household items; when nobody had a Facebook page, and the World Wide Web was still science-fiction territory. The rise
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The Reckoning Is Coming: Regulating Big Tech
Cambridge Analytica. Russian hackers and election meddling. The Equifax data breach. Fake news. Twitter and Instagram harassment. Facebook mining our personal data and—best-case scenario—unabashedly using it to sell us stuff. What’s a society to do?
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Are Nvidia’s GeForce RTX Super Laptop Chips a Big Step Up?
In April, Nvidia announced it would be shipping mobile versions of its GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super GPUs on laptops. We did some early first-hand testing to see how they stack up against existing GeForce laptop GPUs. We were able to get
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Free Online Learning Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy
Whether or not you have a degree in education, if you have kids, you’re now a teacher. Fortunately there are many online resources to keep them entertained. Some have always been free; others are now gratis thanks to companies dropping paywalls while
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Gamer Builds His Own Nintendo Switch for $199
With the Nintendo Switch in very short supply due to the coronavirus pandemic and resellers price-gouging on auction sites, one gamer decided to build his own Switch instead. As Input reported, Reddit user Sarbaaz explained his anger at the $450 to $
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How to Protect Your Home With Alexa Guard
Amazon Echo owners, you can protect your home with a handy feature called Alexa Guard. With this option enabled, Alexa can send you notifications when your Echo detects certain sounds, such as smoke alarms or breaking glass: Alexa texts you a Smart A
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Match’s New Video Chat Feature: Find Love in the Time of COVID-19
Is social distancing killing your online dating game? Miss the flirty, awkward, often uncomfortable feeling that comes with an in-person rendezvous? Match has your back with Vibe Check, a new live video feature that lets users chat right from the app
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Virtual House Call: How to See a Doctor Online
With COVID-19 diverting medical resources and making in-person doctor visits a risk for patients and physicians alike, many healthcare providers are turning to telemedicine. Telemedicine lets doctors evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients through a v
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The New iPhone SE Is the Ideal Phone for the COVID-19 Year
Economies worldwide are crashing. Unemployment claims are at record highs. Retail sales are showing the “steepest drop on record,” according to The New York Times. Into this newly shaky economy comes the second-generation Apple iPhone SE, a $399 brea
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How Much Electricity Does Your PC Consume?
We all know we should put our computers to sleep when we’re not using them, but it’s easy to get lazy and leave them on all day long. How much money are you actually wasting in electricity, though, by doing that? I decided to find out. The cost of ru
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Working From Home? Don’t View Porn on Your Corporate VPN
Are you working from home because of COVID-19? I sure am. As I write this, I am sitting in my palatial Manhattan estate, dog at my feet, partner across the room (also working from home), and several computers running Folding@Home because I need to do
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Online Communication Platforms See Record Rise Since Quarantine Began
Since the world went into quarantine, many people are now relying on online communication tools to stay connected with friends, family, and coworkers. Many apps out there are being used to socialize and even to date, but have you wondered which platf
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Nintendo Switch’s Ring Fit and Animal Crossing Soothe My Quarantined Body and Soul
Most of us are stuck inside for the foreseeable future. Not only are we all figuring how to work from home but also to entertain ourselves at home. A Zoom call can be a chance to chat it up with friends, not just to get instructions from your boss. A
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Apple iPad Pro (2020): Mouse and Trackpad Support
The new Apple iPad Pro isn’t a major improvement over the 2018 model, but there’s been a big change in the iPad experience since then: mouse and trackpad support. That vaults the tablet into working a lot more like a computer than it previously did.
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Shure Aonic 50: Excellent Audio, Merely Good ANC
The Shure Aonic 50 headphones are priced to compete with the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market. Sonically, they deliver a wonderful audio experience that will appeal to those seeking an accurate sound signature. When it comes to active n
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Wyze Scale: Unbeatable Value
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or you want to put on muscle, a smart scale can help you track your progress and stay motivated. The Wyze Scale connects with your smartphone and does a lot more than just tell you how much you weigh: It tracks 12
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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: Excellent Gaming Laptop
Asus has teamed up with AMD to double down on the trend of increasingly compact gaming laptops with the ROG Zephyrus G14, a 14-inch near-ultraportable with full gaming capabilities. The main attraction here beyond the petite size is a brand-new AMD R
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Dell Precision 7920 Tower (2020): A Dual-CPU Monster
The Dell Precision 7920 Tower is one of the world’s most powerful desktop workstations. Dell sent it to us in a supercomputer-like configuration with not one but two Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 processors (24 cores and 48 threads each), 96GB of memory,
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Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard: Affordable Ergonomic
It’s tough to make an ergonomic keyboard feel approachable. The curved design and angled keys with a split down the middle can take a little time to get used to, and that is time most people don’t want to give up. Kensington’s latest ergonomic board,
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Stickers Are the Next Big Breakthrough in Secure Messaging
The encrypted messaging app Signal recently made an enormous upgrade to its apps that could change everything about encrypted services. It added stickers. Now, it would be easy to dismiss this innovation as pointless—even frivolous. But it’s exactly
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Samsung Develops 900Wh Solid-State Battery Prototype
The dominance of lithium-ion batteries may be coming to an end, if Samsung’s latest solid-state battery prototype makes it to market. Solid-state batteries are highly desirable, but someone needs to perfect their design and manufacture. They use a so
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20 Tips for Working From Home
The global spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is keeping people at home. Major conferences, including Mobile World Congress and Google I/O, have been canceled to decrease the risk of infection. And some employers are encouraging or requiring
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Give Your Money to Black Women
Listen to black women” is a frequent refrain on the internet. And if we listened, we’d live in a more just and equitable world. But on a daily basis, rejection and microaggressions damage black women and, in less visible ways, society as a whole. We
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98 Percent of Current Teleworkers Want to Work Remotely for Life
If you’re not familiar with being a remote worker (a.k.a. a telecommuter or teleworker) doing the work-from-home (WFH) thing, well, you’re probably going to be soon. The effort to stop the stampeding spread of COVID-19, before the pandemic becomes a
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Skyroam Solis Lite: A Solid International Hotspot
When you’re traveling abroad, an international hotspot lets you stay connected easily across multiple devices. The Skyroam Solis Lite offers unlimited LTE data in 130 countries and supports up to 10 connected phones, tablets, or any other electronics
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