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Thunderbolt 4 is ready: here is what is new and changed

Intel unveiled Thunderbolt 4, the next-generation of the hardware interface designed to connect hardware devices to computer systems, on July 8, 2020. The company revealed that Thunderbolt 4 comes with expanded capabilities […]

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Why you may want to enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 10

Microsoft introduced a new graphics feature in Windows 10 version 2004; called Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling, it is designed to improve GPU scheduling and thus performance when running applications and games that […]

Nvidia GeForce 451.48 driver introduces full DirectX 12 Ultimate support

Nvidia released a new GeForce graphics driver today that introduces full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate and features other improvements. The new driver can be downloaded from Nvidia's official driver's downloads site; […]

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Microsoft shuts down Mixer, partners with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft's Mixer team revealed just a few hours ago that the end has come for the streaming service. Mixer, a game-focused streaming service similar to Twitch, will continue to run through July […]

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Dell and Lenovo publish list of tested devices compatible with Windows 10 version 2004

How do you find out if a particular device is compatible with Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004 or the May 2020 update? While you could give it […]

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How to jump to the last row with data in Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets

Tools like Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc, or Google Spreadsheets are widely used both in the business world and also at home. If you work with large tables regularly, you may wonder if […]

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YouTube app experiment adds Google Search results to YouTube searches

Do you use Google's YouTube application on your device (if available) to browse YouTube and watch videos? If you do, you may have noticed the insertion of Google Search results when you […]

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Google Play Music is dead - YouTube Music Transfer tool released

Google announced the release of a new transfer tool to move the Google Play Music library to YouTube Music on Tuesday. Google Play Music customers may use the online tool to transfer […]

How to import saves from DraStic to DeSmuME

How to import saves from DraStic to DeSmuME and vice-versa

DraStic is hands down the best Nintendo DS emulator for Android devices. It's a premium application that I've been using for years. Did you know that saves that you make in-game using […]

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Surface Go 2 announced: you need to have the right expectation

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Go 2 device yesterday. The ultra-portable Windows 10 device is the successor of the Surface Go, a laptop that I bought some time ago. Since I own and […]

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Latest Gog Galaxy Update brings subscription management

Gog's Galaxy 2.0 client is still in beta officially but that is not keeping the company from introducing more and more features in the gaming client. The April 2020 update, called Theia, […]

Intel Graphics Drivers for Windows 10 1909 info

Intel unlocks GPU drivers so that users may bypass OEM driver locks

Drivers may be locked on some OEM devices that use Intel hardware; the effect is that administrators may not install vanilla Intel GPU drivers on these devices but need to rely on […]

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Latest Steam Labs experiment improves Steam Search further

Valve improved search on the Steam gaming platform this year when it rolled out new search filters and functionality that it launched as one of Steam Labs experiments initially. The company added […]

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YouTube is rolling out chapters support

YouTube appears to be rolling out a new feature currently that brings chapters support to the video streaming platform. I use YouTube regularly to watch new videos published by some of the […]

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You can now Pin protect Netflix profiles

Netflix announced improvements to the service's parental controls yesterday that introduce new options for parents to control Netflix viewing. While Netflix did support a profile feature already that allowed parents to create […]

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Disney+ Review

Disney launched its streaming service Disney+ in 2019 in the United States and launched it in select regions and countries since then. A Disney+ subscription is cheaper than the cheapest Netflix subscription […]

Tox is a peer-to-peer instant messaging protocol with end-to-end encryption, voice calls, video calls and file transfers

Tox is a peer-to-peer instant messaging protocol with end-to-end encryption, voice calls, video calls and file transfers

Instant Messaging is one of the most popular forms of electronic communication. You don't have to pay extra fees (not counting data charges) for chatting with family members, friends or colleagues regardless […]

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GitHub Mobile for Android and iOS stable is now available

GitHub released a beta version of its mobile application for Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating system in November 2019. The company announced yesterday that the two applications are now available as […]

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Gog Spring Sale 2020 with more than 2500 discounted games until March 30

Gog unveiled the company's annual Spring Sale yesterday. The gaming platform holds several sales throughout the year and Spring Sale is just one of them. Customers and new users find more than […]

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NV Updater (Nvidia Driver Updater) 0.4.0.1 released to customize Nvidia driver installations

We reviewed NV Updater, a tool to customize installations of Nvidia drivers by blocking certain unwanted components from being installed with the driver, in February 2020. The developer of the application released […]

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Steam News Hub offers personalized game news

Valve Software, the company behind the gaming platform Steam, launched a new experiment on the platform recently called Steam News Hub. Steam News Hub informs Steam customers about news, events, and activities […]

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How to reduce YouTube's Bias for Mainstream Media

De-Mainstream YouTube is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers based on Firefox or Chromium code, that reduces the bias of the YouTube algorithm in regards to mainstream […]

Play your favorite Gameboy Advance games on your computer with the VBA-M emulator

Play your favorite Gameboy Advance games on your computer with the VBA-M emulator

The best way to experience a game is to play it on the hardware it was made for. But not everyone may have the luxury of obtaining older consoles, as they can […]

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How to set up a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 7 or above without any software

I came across a router which had an issue with the Wi-Fi; the LAN connection was working fine but the wireless functionality appeared to be busted. My friend wanted a temporary fix, […]

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Steam Search update improves search a lot

Valve Software, the company behind the gaming platform Steam, launched support for experimental features back in 2019. One of these experiments was designed to improve search on the platform. We reviewed Steam […]

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What are Firefox Containers?

You may have heard of Firefox Containers. But do you know what they are? How do they help us? To understand the purpose of this feature, you need to understand how web […]

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You may save up to 20% of data when watching Netflix on Android now

If you like to watch Netflix on your Android devices, you may have noticed that streaming has become more efficient recently. The company started to use a new video codec on Android […]

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Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming service now available (in Europe and United States)

Nvidia has launched the company's GeForce Now game streaming service (it was revealed initially in 2017). It is available in Europe and the United States at the time of writing and available […]

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Google accidentally includes videos of other users in data exports

If you need another reason why it is wise not to put too much trust in "the cloud", this may be it. Google is mailing users of the company's Google Photos service […]

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Create, verify and visualize regular expressions with iHateRegex

Regular expressions, or regex, can be very powerful when it comes to find operations provided that programs or online services support them. Programs like TextConverter, PowerRename, or nnn support regular expressions, but […]

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200 Gigabytes of development and design tutorials from 3D Buzz released

3D Buzz was a community website for game developers and designers, and users interested in becoming developers or designers. Apart from the community aspect, it was home to a huge number of […]

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Mp3tag 3.0 released with improvements

The developer of Mp3tag has released version 3.00 of the application for all supported versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. Mp3tag is a long-standing music tagger for Windows; our first review of […]

Qmmp is a freeware music player that looks like Winamp

Qmmp is a freeware music player that looks like Winamp

If you like Winamp and want something that resembles it and don't want to use AIMP, Qmmp may be right up your alley.  It is a freeware music player for Windows and […]

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A look at MovieMaker 2.0

MovieMaker is a video editing program by MiniTool for Microsoft Windows devices. It should not be confused with the retired Windows Movie Maker that Microsoft offered a decade ago to Windows users […]

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How to disable autoplay videos in Telegram Desktop

Autoplaying videos are one of the biggest annoyances on the Internet. Nobody likes a loud, blaring, noisy video to play unexpectedly. Sadly, many websites think it's cool to have them. I have […]

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Media Player Classic MPC-HC 1.9.0 update brings dark theme support

The developers of the Media Player Classic application MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema) have released version 1.9.0 of the media player for all supported operating systems. Downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit […]

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Zak McKracken goes looking for hot coffee free game released

I have to admit that I prefer classic adventure games over current ones for the most part. I grew up with LucasArts adventures such as Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, the Indiana Jones […]

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The Steam Winter Sale of 2019 has started

The official Steam Winter Sale of 2019 has started and gamers from all over the world may browse the selection of discounted games. It is the last Steam Sale of the year […]

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Gog Winter Sale 2019: Grab a free Wasteland 2 copy

The Gog Winter Sale 2019 has started. The annual event runs from December 11, 2019 to January 2, 2020 this year. Gog promises more than 2500 deals with discounts up to 95%. […]

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USB Condoms are a thing now

If you connect your devices to anything public, be it wireless or wired Internet, or USB power charging stations, it is best to assume that these are not safe. While you can […]