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6 Unsolved Mysteries Solved On Wikipedia

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6 Unsolved Mysteries Solved On Wikipedia

Wikipedia is often mocked for its perceived lack of truth. Because it’s an encyclopedia built entirely on the contributions of random people, it has a reputation for not always being accurate and truthful. In some ways this assertion is fair… little-known entries (such as those for people you’ve likely never heard of) can be manipulated by pranksters or editors with an agenda, but it’s far from the norm, especially on popular, oft-visited entries.

09-05-2013
6 Unsolved Mysteries Solved On Wikipedia
The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far

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The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far

Short films can be truly amazing. Like the best short stories, short films often pack more meaning into their brief running times than full-length movies (or novels) do. There’s something about the genre that compels those who revel in it to make one really strong, overarching point, and to do so in a very short space of time. Short films can be anything up to 40 minutes long, but most are considerably shorter than that.

08-05-2013
The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far
Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?

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Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?

This is by no means a legal document and don’t think that this substitutes for the opinions of an officer of the court. Let me be clear – I’m going to present to you the research that I’ve done and what it means to me. It is NOT legal advice. Now that is out of the way, lets get to the heart of the matter on whether buying second-hand software legal or illegal.

03-05-2013
Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?
Wacky Wiki: 6 Fascinating People on Wikipedia

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Wacky Wiki: 6 Fascinating People on Wikipedia

Most people approach Wikipedia as they approach Google: they head there with a search term already in mind. But that approach may mean you miss out on much of what Wikipedia has to offer. It boasts entries that are obscure, odd, offbeat, and unlikely to be seen by more than a handful of people. Welcome to the world of weird Wikipedia.

02-05-2013
Wacky Wiki: 6 Fascinating People on Wikipedia
Making Your Own Smartphone Speakers – MakeUseOf Tests

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Making Your Own Smartphone Speakers – MakeUseOf Tests

The average smartphone speaker is an insult to an audiophile’s ears. Poor quality, low volume, and a lack of bass can ruin the sound. Since those speakers are in-built, there isn’t an easy way to fix them. However, before you invest in external speakers, try some quick & easy DIY solutions to significantly improve the sound your mobile produces. These super simple hacks make do with basic household items.

25-04-2013
Making Your Own Smartphone Speakers – MakeUseOf Tests
15 Free MP3 Albums & EPs: Hip Hop for the Masses [Sound Sunday]

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15 Free MP3 Albums & EPs: Hip Hop for the Masses [Sound Sunday]

Each week, Sound Sunday introduces you to awesome music by talented artists from around the world. In this edition, we return to one of the most controversial genres in music: Hip Hop. Often misunderstood by those who need to listen most closely, Hip Hop is far more than what you expect. Come on in, discover new facets, and educate your ears.

21-04-2013
15 Free MP3 Albums & EPs: Hip Hop for the Masses [Sound Sunday]
The Future Is Here: 5 Predictions From The Past – Did These Come True?

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The Future Is Here: 5 Predictions From The Past – Did These Come True?

We’ve come a long way since those first baby steps were taken in computing, and sometimes it really helps to just put things in perspective and look at the amazing technology that surrounds us today. Yet the technological reality we face doesn’t always match what we thought it was going to be all those years ago.

12-04-2013
The Future Is Here: 5 Predictions From The Past – Did These Come True?
Disposing Of An Old Laptop – What To Recycle, What To Keep

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Disposing Of An Old Laptop – What To Recycle, What To Keep

Laptops are a treasure trove of parts that can live more than one life. Whether they continue a life as spare part or become the subject of a DIY tech project, you can get a lot of extra value out of your old hardware. And at the very least you can give a broken laptop to a recycling facility that will recover valuable materials like gold, copper, aluminum, and many more. Curious to see which parts you can easily extract yourself and re-use in one way or the other?

03-04-2013
Disposing Of An Old Laptop – What To Recycle, What To Keep
8 April Fools’ Day Pranks You May Have Missed

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8 April Fools’ Day Pranks You May Have Missed

April Fools’ Day is, depending on your individual point of view, either a pathetic waste of everyone’s time and energy that you try to avoid as much as possible or 24 hours of fun that marks a welcome break from the doom and gloom which dominates the rest of the year. The Web was once virtually free of April Fools’ Day pranks, but now it’s awash with them each time the calendar clicks over to the fourth month.

03-04-2013
8 April Fools’ Day Pranks You May Have Missed
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