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4 of the Best Wedding Proposals on the Web

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4 of the Best Wedding Proposals on the Web

Fact: I’m a romantic. I’m one of those guys who loves love, believes in strong, lasting relationships, and… well… watches chick flicks. I watch them quite often (don’t judge me, okay?). Now, I’ll be honest in that I’m not always the most romantic person in the world. You won’t see me delivering flowers any time soon (however, I once gave my girlfriend beef jerky in lieu of a bouquet once).

18-07-2012
4 of the Best Wedding Proposals on the Web
You Are The Product, Not The Client: The Personal Data Economy Explained

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You Are The Product, Not The Client: The Personal Data Economy Explained

As Andrew Lewis once said “If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold”. Think about the implications of that quote for a moment – how many free services do we use online every day? When we use Facebook, make a search on Google, or check our Gmail, we like to think that we’re the customer. But we’re rarely the customer online – instead, we’re the product being sold to advertisers and tracking networks.

16-07-2012
You Are The Product, Not The Client: The Personal Data Economy Explained
The Transportation Of Tomorrow: Awesome Inventions That May Transform How We Commute

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The Transportation Of Tomorrow: Awesome Inventions That May Transform How We Commute

The course of human civilization has always been shaped by transportation. The transportation of tomorrow may not solve all these problems, but it may solve some – and it’s important to give the matter thought now so we can plan for the future.

13-07-2012
The Transportation Of Tomorrow: Awesome Inventions That May Transform How We Commute
10 Tech Terms That Sound Like Euphemisms

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10 Tech Terms That Sound Like Euphemisms

If you pay attention to current affairs, you’ve probably heard the term “fracking” more than once. Did it ever occur to you that it sounded a little like a euphemism for something else? Yeah, sure it didn’t. Even the least corrupted adult mind would draw the connection. In the IT world, there are also a number of words you probably say every day that could be seen as a euphemism.

10-07-2012
10 Tech Terms That Sound Like Euphemisms
6 Interesting & Exciting Workstations From All Over The World

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6 Interesting & Exciting Workstations From All Over The World

Suppose you have a long thesis paper that you need to write for school, or you have a number of reports that need to be finished for work, or you just have a lot of computer-related activities to do. Would you rather do all of that in a ragged room of splintering walls, chipped paint, and moldy ceilings? Or would you prefer a clean, well-maintained room with proper furniture?

10-07-2012
6 Interesting & Exciting Workstations From All Over The World
4 Web Domains That Were Bought Before the Owner Could Take Action

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4 Web Domains That Were Bought Before the Owner Could Take Action

Domain names – they’re the real estate of the Internet. Without them, we’d have nowhere to go, and our lives would be spent staring at an empty computer screen (or maybe filled with time spent outside and connecting with real, live, actual people). However, they work a little bit like rental homes and apartments, don’t they? You can never “own” a domain. Eventually, they expire. Sometimes, they just aren’t available.

10-07-2012
4 Web Domains That Were Bought Before the Owner Could Take Action
From The Web To Jail: 6 Types of Computer Crimes You Can Get Arrested For

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From The Web To Jail: 6 Types of Computer Crimes You Can Get Arrested For

Governments across the world have tried to tame the Internet as a tempest of new technology threatens everything from strict government censorship and control over the media to entrenched media conglomerates and old concepts of acceptable speech. Like King Canute commanding the tide to turn back and not disturb him, governments have put up laws against everything from forwarding emails and commenting online in an attempt to stop the inevitable.

09-07-2012
From The Web To Jail: 6 Types of Computer Crimes You Can Get Arrested For
IPv6 vs. IPv4 : Should You Care (Or Do Anything) As A User? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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IPv6 vs. IPv4 : Should You Care (Or Do Anything) As A User? [MakeUseOf Explains]

More recently, there’s been a lot of talk about switching to IPv6 and how it will bring a lot of benefits to the Internet. But, this “news” keeps repeating itself, as there’s always an occasional post which tries to push the Internet to the IPv6 protocol. Why is this theme recurring, you ask? Primarily because the transition to the new protocol is very slow. However, does it really matter to you whether the transition is going slowly or not? Should you even care?

07-07-2012
IPv6 vs. IPv4 : Should You Care (Or Do Anything) As A User? [MakeUseOf Explains]
Some Great Pinhole Camera Projects You Can Try At Home

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Some Great Pinhole Camera Projects You Can Try At Home

Can you imagine life without cameras, with no way to record memories of faces and places? Modern photography has been with us since 1839, and in that time has become increasingly sophisticated, moving away from special chemicals and paper in favour of digital technology. We no longer need to carry around Polaroid instant cameras, yet we still try to recreate the look and feel of these images using filter tools for desktop and mobile apps.

06-07-2012
Some Great Pinhole Camera Projects You Can Try At Home
The Young Strike It Big: 5+ Amazing Discoveries Made By Kids & Teenagers

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The Young Strike It Big: 5+ Amazing Discoveries Made By Kids & Teenagers

You don’t have to be a grown up to be amazing. As kids, we all know we’re capable of much more than some adults expect, but when we become adults ourselves, we sometime forget that truly innovative thinking sometime comes from people half our age. That said, in today’s technology-filled world, we’re almost getting used to whiz kids developing apps, building startups and making enormous exits.

03-07-2012
The Young Strike It Big: 5+ Amazing Discoveries Made By Kids & Teenagers
How To Conceal Your Computer Clutter: Same Cables, More Space

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How To Conceal Your Computer Clutter: Same Cables, More Space

Despite decades of technological advancement the average home computer is still plagued by one obvious yet complex issue – cable clutter. Many home PCs are still plagued with more grasping tentacles than a low budget horror film. They reduce space and create an eye sore. There are ways to reduce clutter, of course, but some are expensive. What can you do if you want to spend less?

03-07-2012
How To Conceal Your Computer Clutter: Same Cables, More Space
10 Famous Geeks Who Changed The World (Not Who You Think)

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10 Famous Geeks Who Changed The World (Not Who You Think)

If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants. So, said the genius called Isaac Newton. What was true of one of the most brilliant minds of history should be true of every one of the esteemed people on this list. The number ten is just a minuscule figure for a lineup that is supposed to be of famous geeks who changed the world.

02-07-2012
10 Famous Geeks Who Changed The World (Not Who You Think)
11 Free MP3 Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]

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11 Free MP3 Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. Every edition invites you to explore various genres and artists from around the world. This week takes you on a varied acoustic ride with audio challenges for both sides of your brain. Note that name your price albums can be downloaded for free by entering 0 in the price field. That said, we strongly recommend you to donate a few dollars for music you enjoy!

01-07-2012
11 Free MP3 Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]
Printing The Human Body [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Printing The Human Body [INFOGRAPHIC]

We are heading into an era of huge technological advances and achievements, especially in the field of medicine. Problems and conditions that may have literally been the death of you a hundred years ago may now be cured, simply by taking advantage of the latest medical technological breakthroughs. And 3D printing may have a huge part in that.

30-06-2012
Printing The Human Body [INFOGRAPHIC]
From Sitting To Standing While Typing: Why You Need To Change Your Working Habit

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From Sitting To Standing While Typing: Why You Need To Change Your Working Habit

Writing full-time keeps me sitting at a desk nearly eight hours a day. My office chair is not one of those Lexus ergonomic models designed to take away the pain of sitting, and though I’ve tried using “take a break” apps like Time Out, I often sit way too long for my health. So after reading articles and studies about standing while typing, I decided to try it for myself. This article is about my experiment with changing a habit we take for granted.

23-06-2012
From Sitting To Standing While Typing: Why You Need To Change Your Working Habit
8 Robot Quadrotor Videos Suggest A Scary Future

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8 Robot Quadrotor Videos Suggest A Scary Future

Many technological advances have a scary side to them, pointing towards a future where humanity is in danger of being overrun by intelligent machines which no longer need us. If they ever decide they don’t want us around then we’re done for, quite frankly. In that nightmare scenario, explored in countless movies and TV shows over the years, I wouldn’t bet against quadrotors being the primary attack force.

20-06-2012
8 Robot Quadrotor Videos Suggest A Scary Future
HP TouchPad Update: More Things To Do With Your WebOS Tablet

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HP TouchPad Update: More Things To Do With Your WebOS Tablet

It’s true that WebOS is stagnating, less and less apps appear on the official HP App Catalog and there are fewer patches, tweaks and third-party apps turning up on Preware too. While you should not expect too much from the aging tablet, the old girl still has life in her yet.
Let’s take another look at some of the recent developments for WebOS and a few TouchPad apps that have eluded us in the past.

15-06-2012
HP TouchPad Update: More Things To Do With Your WebOS Tablet
Top 10 Most Entertaining Guitar Hero & Rock Band Videos Of All Time

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Top 10 Most Entertaining Guitar Hero & Rock Band Videos Of All Time

The Guitar Hero and Rock Band games aren’t the force they once were. The last Guitar Hero game released was Warriors Of Rock while the last Rock Band game was Rock Band 3, both released in 2010. However, thousands of songs can be downloaded for the games so the lack of new standalone titles doesn’t mean everybody has stopped playing and sent their arsenal of plastic instruments to the local thrift store.

13-06-2012
Top 10 Most Entertaining Guitar Hero & Rock Band Videos Of All Time
How To Achieve The Film Effect In Video With Color Correction

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How To Achieve The Film Effect In Video With Color Correction

However, there’s a current trend today with video in which shadows tend to have deep blue look and highlights have a warmer, yellowish-red hue added. For those of you who are video hobbyists with a decent editor this will be a piece of cake. Below, we’re going to give you an idea of how to make all this work.

12-06-2012
How To Achieve The Film Effect In Video With Color Correction
How I Quickly Mastered A Superior Keyboard Layout Without Losing Productivity

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How I Quickly Mastered A Superior Keyboard Layout Without Losing Productivity

If you’re reading this on a computer, look at your keyboard. Chances are it’s a QWERTY keyboard, or something closely modeled after QWERTY, like AZERTY for French or QWERTZ for Germany. Is that really the best keyboard for modern needs? I say, definitely not. Try out an alternative layout called Colemak.

08-06-2012
How I Quickly Mastered A Superior Keyboard Layout Without Losing Productivity
8 YouTube Videos Of People Testing Windows 8

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8 YouTube Videos Of People Testing Windows 8

At the time of writing Windows 8 is almost ready for public consumption, with an expected release date of October 2012. The Windows 8 Release Preview is now available to download for those in need of an early fix (and tech-savvy enough to handle it), while the Consumer Preview of the operating system was released in February 2012.

06-06-2012
8 YouTube Videos Of People Testing Windows 8
8 of the Best Monty Python’s Flying Circus Sketches [Stuff to Watch]

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8 of the Best Monty Python’s Flying Circus Sketches [Stuff to Watch]

Very few other comedy troupes have broken as much new ground as Monty Python did when they were first broadcast on the BBC in 1969. Not only was the humour fresh, well-delivered and very, very silly; but they also attracted a great deal of negative attention for their outrageous jokes and foul language. Today we’ll be looking at some of the more memorable moments from this original outing.

04-06-2012
8 of the Best Monty Python’s Flying Circus Sketches [Stuff to Watch]