Justin Pot

Joined November 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. He loves technology, people and nature and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. Check out chat with Justin on Twitter.

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Feel free to contact at justinpot@makeuseof.com

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7 Gaming Accessories You Won’t Believe Cost Under $10

20th March, 2015

Who says gaming has to be expensive? You can get great deals for games, if you’re paying attention, and you can find some great affordable accessories if you know where to look.

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People Apparently Still Buy CDs, Larry King Tweets by Dictation, and More…[Tech News Digest]

20th March, 2015

Also: the amazing safety feature in new table saws, Google and Intel join Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer, the feature no one noticed is missing from Apple Watch, and Slack finally releases a Windows version.

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11 More Widgets For Yosemite’s Notification Center

19th March, 2015

Looking for more widgets for Yosemite’s Notification Center? There are quick ways to monitor your system’s status, find out what’s on TV, control your thermostat, and much more.

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6 Useful Timers and Clocks For Your Computer or Phone

19th March, 2015

That’s right: while Apple’s putting computing power into a watch, we’re going to offer you a list of ways to put watch functionality into your oversized digital devices.

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9 NES Homebrew Carts You Won’t Believe Exist

18th March, 2015

Angry Birds, Final Fantasy VII and Tecmo Bowl with up-to-date NFL rosters – all on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

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Mac User With Ransomware? How To Easily Remove This “Malware” Threat

17th March, 2015

The FBI Ransomware didn’t only affect Windows users; Mac owners were conned into paying up. Ironically, however, the OSX version wasn’t really malware, but merely a browser popup that is easily removed.

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See What Google Might Shut Down Next With These 5 Sites

17th March, 2015

Today we’re going to look at five websites you can check to find out what Google has already shut down – and what they might shut down next.

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How to Avoid Malware When Viewing Videos on YouTube

16th March, 2015

300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so it is no surprise that malicious links can be found. Here are a few ways you might end up with malware watching YouTube videos.

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Online Channel Surfing: 5 Never Ending Video Sites

14th March, 2015

These services all bring the channel surfing experience to the web in different ways, meaning you don’t have to decide what to watch.

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Can We Really Trust Linux?

13th March, 2015

Who makes Linux? Why are they giving it away? Can these people be trusted?

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Get Lost in these Free Adventure Games

12th March, 2015

Adventure games are back in style! Okay, not really: the point-and-click genre peaked in the early ’90s, and is today mostly a niche. But it’s a pretty great niche!

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Can A Cyberattack Cause Physical Damage To Your Hardware?

11th March, 2015

Hackers and malware shut down nuclear centrifuges in Iran and severely damaged a German steel mill. Could software cause physical damage to your computer? Probably not, but anything connected to it is a different story.

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7 Warning Signs That You’re Meant to Switch to Linux

10th March, 2015

I was a Windows user for years, but was doing things that have taught me I’m a Linux user at heart. Wondering if you’re a secret Linux user? Here are the warning signs.

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9 Quirky Linux Commands You Need to Know (And Will Love)

9th March, 2015

Make ASCII art, talk to your computer and play text adventures. Your Linux command line isn’t just for work: it can be weirdly entertaining, if you know the right commands.

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Work Better by Understanding Your Relationship with Time

6th March, 2015

If you’re feeling constantly busy but never moving forward, it helps to take a few steps back and change the way you relate to time. It will help to define your life.