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You probably know this. We’ve talked about it before. Sitting all day kills you. Slowly. Whether you’re in front of the tele or working with computers, staying sedentary has very serious health risks. That’s why we encouraged you to take a look at these exercise videos, and work at a ...

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Some of yesteryear’s greatest games are perfect fits for today’s mobile devices. DotEmu specialise in bringing these classics to our touchscreens, and they’re currently having a summer sale. Also reduced is starship simulator Star Trek Trexels, the best skating game on the App Store and a rather interesting looking replacement ...

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Your home could be smarter, and it needn’t break the bank. Here are six ways to add a little ambient intelligence to your daily routine. Most of the smart home projects I’ve listed here are based on lighting or home entertainment – the proliferation of cheap LEDs makes this affordable, ...

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HitchBOT – housed in a bucket and equipped mainly with the ability to ask nicely for a ride – managed to hitch-hike 6000 kilometers, across Canada, in under a month. Not bad, considering she doesn’t have any way to move without help from humans. This little robot brings to mind ...

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Linux is a great operating system that can support a massive amount of hardware. However, one thing that it doesn’t yet support quite as well as we’d like is HiDPI displays. If you run Linux on a system with a HiDPI display, you may have noticed that everything is either ...

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The Technophilia Podcast is here, right now, and we are coming with a beautiful new HD version. You’ve never seen our three fearless hosts in this much detail. Dave, James, and Justin almost shimmer under the glow of the HD cameras. But don’t take out word for it, check out ...

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The Internet is a wild frontier with no laws and everyone has a weapon: their words (or really nasty hacking skills, if you want to get technical, but this article isn’t about that…) At MakeUseOf, we’re all about polite discussions and bringing words worth saying to the table, so most ...

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Cryptolocker might be dead and buried, but there’s a new piece of malware looking to take the Ransomware crown. It’s called TorrentLocker, and it’s positively evil. TorrentLocker is said to borrow features from both the infamous CryptoLocker ransomware, as well as CryptoWall. Despite being a derivative of these malware programs, ...

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Want to use Android in your car, but aren’t able to afford the upgrade to a brand new vehicle with an Android carputer? Fear not: a car mode app brings voice control, sat nav integration and weather information to any car, however old it might be. All you need to ...

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Bloatware has been a problem on Windows PCs for years. Computer makers sell the hard drive space of new computers like ad space, which helps pad the manufacturer’s margins. Users don’t like it, of course, but by the time they see it they’ve already purchased the PC! Eventually, the problem ...

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The Cloud. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot these days – so much so that its definition seems to have been diluted over the years. What is the cloud, exactly? Why does it matter if we know about it? And what does it mean for us? Don’t ...

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Photography, as we all know, is more than just taking pretty pictures and carrying an oversized camera. There’s a huge aspect of photography that we don’t often talk about. It’s not glamorous. It’s not sexy. It’s called post production. But there’s a better way. It’s called BatchPhoto 4, a fast ...

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Also, there are too many Androids, Wikipedia bans politicians, new authors have their hopes dashed, Swing Copters is stupid, and the serendipity of Spotify is revealed. Microsoft Close To Revealing Windows 9 Microsoft is set to reveal Windows 9 (currently codenamed Threshold) at a glitzy press event on September 30th. ...

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10at10to10 – Capture and report on those three simple events. What you did yesterday (Done), what you’re going to do today (Doing) and what’s stopping you getting stuff done (Blocker). The service is very Twitter-friendly. Fire off a Twitter Direct Message to @10at10to10 with the hashtag of #done and you’ll ...

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If you’re a Scrabble fanatic, you’d be pleased to know that there are 5 ways to play scrabble online. Not to mention loads of unusual tools to help you be a better player. But this list is key — memorise them for the win! via WordplaysRead the full article: 25 ...

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