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Internet Defends Woman Refusing to Give House She Inherited to Brother

The internet has backed a woman who said no when her brother asked to give the house she inherited to him. Posted to Reddit’s popular “AmITheA**hole” forum, a woman under the username u/aIt_throwthrow shared her story. The viral post has 10,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments. The original poster (OP) explained that she was raised by […]

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Laptop

Your old laptop could last longer if you give these tips a try

Pro tip: If people refuse to touch your laptop without PPE, that’s probably a sign it needs to be cleaned. When you need to touch someone else’s grody laptop and don’t want to waste disposable protective gloves, you might try putting a sheet of cling wrap between your fingers and the keyboard. Lori Grunin/CNET Before […]

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Smartphone

Give yourself a digital detox: smartphone apps to delete

While we can’t predict what 2022 will have in store, you can get your year off to a slightly better start by performing a digital detox on your smartphone by deleting apps that are no longer working for you. Everybody’s wants and needs are different, so it’s possible that you’ll decide to keep some of […]

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Smartphone

Poll: What’s the right time to give your kid a smartphone? Results are in!

UPDATE: As some of you have pointed out, it really depends on the circumstances. Generally speaking, though – middle school seems like a good and safe time for a kid (a teenager-to-be) to get a smartphone. Most online platforms have a 13+ age restriction anyway (teenagers, try to keep a teenager away from a smartphone… […]

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Business Tech

Plan to give everyone in South Africa access to the internet in 2 years, says minister

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is looking at a mass internet rollout plan for South Africa, says Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. Addressing a BRICS meeting on Thursday (11 November), Ntshavheni said South Africa was moving towards a predominately digital economy. “Where we are to date, we are considering a program to fast track […]

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Laptop

Best laptops and tablets to give as holiday gifts for 2021

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2021, our list of ideas, by topic, by recipient and by price, to help you discover the perfect gift. Giving someone a computer gift can be challenging unless you know how they’re most likely to use it. For example, a student who is using their device for […]

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Laptop

A tweaked display cable might give your next laptop slightly better battery life

Don’t you love standards? I do, for the most part, particularly when they’re fixing things, and the new VESA Embedded DisplayPort 1.5 (or eDP 1.5 for short) looks likely to do that in future fancy-screened laptops. It’s promising more power savings with adaptive-sync screens, OLED panels, and displays that come with their own embedded memory […]

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Does your laptop feel sluggish? Try these 9 things before you give up

Does your laptop feel sluggish? Do you have to wait five minutes after rebooting the laptop before it responds? Does it struggle to switch between browser tabs even when you have less than half a dozen open? A slow, frustrating laptop may have you shopping for a new model, but you should try these tips […]

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