What is Spotify?

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Spotify is a music streaming services where you can find millions of songs from artists of any genre. What makes it different from other streaming services is you can often find an artist’s complete discography. You can browse artists, create playlists, and discover new music. Another cool feature of Spotify is that when you browse for an artist that you …

Bluetooth Upgrade: More Speed, Greater Range

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Article written by Steven Musil the night news editor of CNET.com Get ready for your Bluetooth connection to get a big boost. Bluetooth 5, the next iteration of the widely used wireless standard, will quadruple the range and double the speed of links among devices such as mobile phones, fitness trackers, stereo receivers and cars, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group …

Volvo’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit UK Roads

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Article written by Richard Trenholm of CNET Self-driving cars are hitting the public roads of Britain as Volvo brings semi-autonomous vehicles to London’s streets next year. In early 2017 a small number of semi-autonomous Volvo XC90 vehicles, with people behind the wheel in case of emergency, will be part of the first phase of a trial labelled Drive Me London. …

App News: WhatsApp

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WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is …

Apple Devices Battery Life

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Written By: Dave Calpito of the Tech Times The following are Apple’s suggestions on how to extend your battery life. Update Your iDevice To The Latest Software Whether you own an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, iPod Touch, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, updating your device to the latest version of OS X, iOS or watchOS will do the trick. The …

How Not Sitting Still Can Charge Your Gadgets

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written by: Bonnie Burton If you’re the type of person who simply can’t sit still, this imaginative chair may be perfect for you. The Moov Chair, a prototype, converts your movements into electricity by way of 288 piezoelectric crystals located under the seat cushion. Piezoelectricity is an electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials, in this case crystals, in …

Using A Wireless Mouse…Potential Threat?

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written by Daniel Howley It turns out that even something as seemingly benign as your mouse can put your personal information at risk. That’s according to a report by security firm Bastille, which says that hackers could in theory take control of your computer through its wireless peripherals. The hack, which the company calls MouseJack, effects nearly every wireless mouse …

What Web Browser Should You Be Using?

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The top 5 used web browsers in the world are: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari Many people ask what is the best web browser to use. It honestly depends on the individual user. However, Internet Explorer would definitely come in last place when it comes to performance. It is much slower than other web browsers, poses greater …

App News: Snapchat

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Snapchat is a messaging app for sharing moments in your life. You can take a photo or video (what the app calls “snaps”), next add a caption or doodle, then send it to a friend or add it to your story to share with the world/your followers. You can post your snaps freely without any restrictions or you can send …

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

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The answer is: not necessarily. There are some good things about Windows 10 such as a more user friendly interface, compared to Windows 10. It also has a personal assistant built in called Cortana. However there several cons also. Below I have put the top 3 cons to upgrading to Windows 10. 1. Ongoing privacy concerns If you are a …