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7 Classic Free Charlie Chaplin Films [Stuff To Watch]

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7 Classic Free Charlie Chaplin Films [Stuff To Watch]

Charlie Chaplin is by far one of the most recognizable faces of cinema, and this is surely due to the sheer volume of well-received films he was involved in during his lifetime. Chaplin starred in more than 80 films, most of which were silent and 40 of which were filmed in 1914. Nearly all of Chaplin’s work involved very visual comedy routines, so it’s silent films and slapstick comedy we’ll be focusing on today!

09-01-2012
7 Classic Free Charlie Chaplin Films [Stuff To Watch]
Is Adobe Actively Encouraging International Software Piracy? [Opinion]

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Is Adobe Actively Encouraging International Software Piracy? [Opinion]

Does Adobe have an intentionally discriminatory international pricing policy? It certainly seems so because if you are outside of the US, you will often have to pay much more for the same exact bits and bytes a US customer gets. Their inventive regional pricing and bizarre practices leaves users with little choices. Read on and leave a comment.

06-01-2012
Is Adobe Actively Encouraging International Software Piracy? [Opinion]
The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2011

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The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2011

Last year was a successful year for a number of companies. Apple successfully launched a new iPad and iPhone, both of which sold like hot cakes. Google launched Google+, a social network we’re all glad to be a part of and Skyrim lived up to the hype (and at times surpassed it). Not everyone had a great 2011 though, and for some companies the sun never seemed to shine.

05-01-2012
The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2011
6 Computer Viruses That Changed The World

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6 Computer Viruses That Changed The World

Yesterday we took a look at some of the most damaging high-profile computer viruses in history, and today we’ll be exploring some of the more obscure ones instead. The term “virus” wasn’t attached to malware until 1983, but viruses as we know them date back to the early 70’s. But these viruses didn’t necessarily make front page news.

30-12-2011
6 Computer Viruses That Changed The World
Education vs Experience In The Startup Community [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Education vs Experience In The Startup Community [INFOGRAPHIC]

When it comes to starting up a tech company, what matters more to investors? A degree from an actual university or a degree from the University of Life? The popular myth is that you can build a huge Internet empire from your parents garage after school in the evenings and by the time you’re in your teens, you’re ready to match Mark Zuckerberg’s bank balance.

30-12-2011
Education vs Experience In The Startup Community [INFOGRAPHIC]
A Brief History Of The 5 Worst Computer Viruses Of All Time

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A Brief History Of The 5 Worst Computer Viruses Of All Time

The word “virus” and its association with computers was affixed by American computer scientist Frederick Cohen who used it to describe “a program that can ‘infect’ other programs by modifying them to include a possibly evolved copy of itself” way back in 1983. They come in all flavours, from problematic worms that spread like wildfire to backdoor entrances caused by trojan horse imposters.

29-12-2011
A Brief History Of The 5 Worst Computer Viruses Of All Time
4 Ways the Mobile Phone Culture Has Ruined the World

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4 Ways the Mobile Phone Culture Has Ruined the World

Sometimes even the coolest inventions in the world bring negative impacts, and although it doesn’t take away from how great these inventions are, it is our irresponsibility that puts a bad mark on them. So let’s take a look at how mobile phone culture has ruined the world.

19-12-2011
4 Ways the Mobile Phone Culture Has Ruined the World
What Is Telnet & What Are Its Uses? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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What Is Telnet & What Are Its Uses? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Telnet is one of those tech terms you may occasionally hear, but not in an ad or a feature laundry list of any product you may buy. That’s because it’s a protocol, or a language used to talk to computers and other machines; not only that, but Telnet is actually ancient in Internet terms, dating back from 1973. So what is Telnet, and what is it good for, anyway?

15-12-2011
What Is Telnet & What Are Its Uses? [MakeUseOf Explains]
10 Of The Most Awesome Novelty Geek Mugs Ever Created

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10 Of The Most Awesome Novelty Geek Mugs Ever Created

If you haven’t noticed, our mission these days definitely includes providing as many holiday shopping tips as we can, with the holiday season upon us and all. Is your mind sprinting in the wild, scouring for gift ideas? Here’s an item to consider – mugs. Why mugs? Well, why not? They can be fun gifts that won’t cost you a house, and can be for anyone.

14-12-2011
10 Of The Most Awesome Novelty Geek Mugs Ever Created
5 Funky Tablet/Smartphone Stands You Just Have To Check Out

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5 Funky Tablet/Smartphone Stands You Just Have To Check Out

Stands are definitely an area where products designers have come up with some very curious concepts. Don’t believe me? Just read on and find out some great, offbeat designs that will surely make a good impression on whoever you decide to buy it for, whether it’s loved one or just yourself.

12-12-2011
5 Funky Tablet/Smartphone Stands You Just Have To Check Out
8 Hilariously Bad Movie Trailers [Stuff to Watch]

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8 Hilariously Bad Movie Trailers [Stuff to Watch]

Movie trailers are designed to tantalize an audience into wanting to spend their hard earned cash in the cinema. Now there are a few terrible movie trailers of bad films, but generally speaking many are entertaining enough to endure. The following trailers though, will probably not have the desired effect of making you want to part with your cash or your spare time.

12-12-2011
8 Hilariously Bad Movie Trailers [Stuff to Watch]
6 Holiday Gifts That Are Perfect For The Amateur Spy

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6 Holiday Gifts That Are Perfect For The Amateur Spy

During my day job, I work a lot with all sorts of technology. During the evening, I write about technology, as well as about espionage and spy stories. When you combine the two together, you get the obvious topic of spy gear. What I’ve found during my time blogging about spy news and cutting edge technologies is that there are a lot of people out there that really love spy technologies.

09-12-2011
6 Holiday Gifts That Are Perfect For The Amateur Spy
4 Things That Really Annoy Me In Tech Today [Opinion]

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4 Things That Really Annoy Me In Tech Today [Opinion]

I’ll admit, I get a little cranky sometimes. I guess we all can, and sometimes it’s a good thing to vent. So here’s a list of the top 5 things in tech that are really getting on my nerves today – see how many you agree with. And whatever you do, please don’t take this 100% seriously, because I’m not really half as cranky as I sound.

04-12-2011
4 Things That Really Annoy Me In Tech Today [Opinion]
5 Websites To Tell You Where The Next ”Flash Mob” Is Going To Take Place Or To Organize One Yourself

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5 Websites To Tell You Where The Next ”Flash Mob” Is Going To Take Place Or To Organize One Yourself

When it comes to a social trend, most of don’t like to left out. Flash mobs are the latest hysterical rage. Though they appear to be unplanned, they are in fact orchestrated with the help of mobile and social media. Facebook and Twitter help to spread the word to the world.

02-12-2011
5 Websites To Tell You Where The Next ”Flash Mob” Is Going To Take Place Or To Organize One Yourself
5 DIY Angry Birds-Inspired Crafts For The Upcoming Holidays

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5 DIY Angry Birds-Inspired Crafts For The Upcoming Holidays

Surpassing half a billion downloads, Angry Birds has become the most downloaded game in the history of gaming. Though there are games with the same play concepts, it’s perhaps the only one that has expanded well beyond games for mobile phones, tablets, PC and web browsers. It’s taken the world by storm and its global appeal is certainly undeniable.

28-11-2011
5 DIY Angry Birds-Inspired Crafts For The Upcoming Holidays
5 Alternative Options To Satiate Black Friday Consumer Desires

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5 Alternative Options To Satiate Black Friday Consumer Desires

It’s always struck me as rather odd that immediately after a day of giving thanks for the richness we have in our lives (a holiday that even a Brit like I can appreciate), why do we need to go out and buy more? Unlike most holidays, Black Friday doesn’t have a rich history – it was invented by retailers to take advantage of consumers.

23-11-2011
5 Alternative Options To Satiate Black Friday Consumer Desires