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Ryan Dube

Senior Writer / Joined 13 December, 2008

Ryan has a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering. He's worked 13 years in automation engineering, 5 years in IT, and now is an Apps Engineer. A former Managing Editor of MakeUseOf, he's spoken at national conferences on Data Visualization and has been featured on national TV and radio.

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5 Dangerous Gaming Injuries And How To Avoid Them

Gaming

5 Dangerous Gaming Injuries And How To Avoid Them

Imagine that you can no longer grasp a can of soda without your wrist feeling like it wants to explode. That, my friend, is what that innocent-looking game console can do to you. I’m not speaking about this as a medical expert, or as a concerned parent hoping to sway kids from playing video games, but as a witness to the pain and suffering that extreme gaming can cause to the human body.

18-09-2013
5 Dangerous Gaming Injuries And How To Avoid Them
5 Unusual IFTTT Recipes You May Not Have Thought Of

Internet

5 Unusual IFTTT Recipes You May Not Have Thought Of

You’ve got the folks at IFTTT who make web automation look like childs play. It’s quite impressive. I decided to finally start digging through IFTTT to see if I could come up with a few more creative ways to mix and match services in unique ways. In this article, I’m going to offer you 5 creative ways to build IFTTT recipes that you’re going to find so useful, you’ll keep using them every day.

09-09-2013
5 Unusual IFTTT Recipes You May Not Have Thought Of
Collaborate And Edit Meeting Notes In Realtime Using Sync.in

Internet

Collaborate And Edit Meeting Notes In Realtime Using Sync.in

Whenever you need to work with a team online, or even if you just have to collaborate with other colleagues that may work at other remote locations, the ability to have something visual to look at and work on collectively is invaluable. Sync.in is true realtime document conferencing. It is an online collaborative notepad tool that I believe stands out above the rest.

04-09-2013
Collaborate And Edit Meeting Notes In Realtime Using Sync.in
How To Prolong Laptop Power When Running Off A Car Battery

DIY

How To Prolong Laptop Power When Running Off A Car Battery

Have you ever found yourself hovering on the edge of an online catastrophe, trying to resolve some issue at work via your VPN link, while your laptop’s battery level continues to sink down to 0%? This is a situation that a lot hard-working mobile users often find themselves in, and the options available to keep that laptop battery charged are not as well-known as you might think.

03-09-2013
How To Prolong Laptop Power When Running Off A Car Battery
4 Tools to Display RSS Feed Updates Directly on Your Windows Desktop

Windows

4 Tools to Display RSS Feed Updates Directly on Your Windows Desktop

You used to be on top of your readings. Then you got busy. What you’re suffering from is called “aging”. You have kids, your responsibilities grow, and it seems like the days grow shorter. Thankfully, RSS feeds are a way to sort of auto-browse all of those headlines without the need to click and read each one. This articles covers four of the best tools to deliver RSS feed updates directly to your desktop, either through RSS tickers, or from alert boxes that display feed information and scroll automatically.

28-08-2013
4 Tools to Display RSS Feed Updates Directly on Your Windows Desktop