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Chrome Blocks Flash Ads, Minecraft Makes You Sad… [Tech News Digest]

Chrome battles Flash, Notch hates being rich, Netflix becomes less Epix, T-Mobile limits your data, and Star Stuff explores the early life of Carl Sagan. Chrome Pauses Unimportant Flash Content Flash is boned. More or less. And that's...Show More Summary

Samsung’s Smart Fridge Just Got Pwned. How About The Rest Of Your Smart Home?

$3599 is a lot of money. It could get you a decent second-hand car, or a relatively tricked out iMac. You could buy 3599 McChicken burgers, or 2589 McDoubles. Or it could get you the Samsung RF28HMELBSR. This (snappily-named) fridge has everything. Show More Summary

Where to Download the Best Linux Games Without Any Hassle

Not even a decade ago, native gaming on Linux was barely a conceivable reality save for a few open source cross-platform games. Today, it’s clear that the “no games on Linux” myth is dead. Sure, hardcore gamers will probably still choose...Show More Summary

5 Sites That Make Online Comments Awesome

Comments get a bad rap, and sometimes that’s fair: they can be unrelentingly awful. But sometimes online comments can make the web better — like when they prompt great conversations, point out great tools, or make something hilarious even better. Show More Summary

The Weakness of the Most Popular Superheroes and Villains

We all have weaknesses. For most people, a punch to the face will cause them to go down. Other people have more specific weaknesses. For example, I’m terrified of spiders, so if you start throwing spiders at me, I’ve been bested. For superheroes and villains, their weaknesses are a little bit different. Show More Summary

How to Play Games with SafeDisc or SecureRom DRM on Windows 10

Reaction to Windows 10 has been largely positive, but it introduces a few new problems into the lives of computer users. Gamers with a penchant for retro titles have been particularly hard hit with the news that titles that employed SafeDisc and some versions of the SecuROM Digital Rights Management system are not supported. Show More Summary

How to Search for a New Job Without Your Boss Knowing

So you’ve decided that you want to quit your job. Great! That’s a hard but necessary decision for a lot of folks. The problem is, how do you start looking for another job without your current boss finding out? Or what if you’re worried about identity theft scams? The answer: anonymous job searches. Show More Summary

12 Awesome Solar Powered Gadgets That Every Home Should Be Using

According to the EPA, the average electric bill for residences in the United States was $110.21 in 2013, which means households were spending over $1,300 a year on electricity. That really adds up. It also means there’s a huge demand for fossil-fuel-based power providers, who in turn add a significant amount of pollutants to the environment. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Way to Make Slack Work with Your Favorite Services

Slack is fast becoming one of the most popular chat platform for teams and communities. In addition to communication there are many ways to unify information inside Slack, but there are few integrations that let you control external services from within Slack — until now. Show More Summary

Upscaling: How Does It Work and Is It Worth It?

You’ve decided to upgrade your home entertainment system, or maybe your computer screen. Wandering through an electronics store, you’re bombarded with meaningless jargon. One of them is upscaling. What is upscaling? How does it work?...Show More Summary

Get a Job in Hollywood with These 10 Tech Skills

The digital age has opened up exciting pathways for people looking to work in creative capacities. One way to get a creative job is to look for companies in the business of selling high-end entertainment. Hollywood is a mecca for all things film but the increased access to affordable filmmaking has forced the industry to adapt. Show More Summary

Game? Book? Or Both? 4 Visual Novels You Should Play

Do you like video games, but find yourself more drawn to the narrative than the gameplay elements? Do you appreciate great characters over tricky or difficult puzzles? Are you content to have a game with minimal involvement if it means...Show More Summary

7 Apps to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Road Trips

When you’re a child, road trips are a nightmare. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the back of a hot car for hours on end, as you’re dragged across the country to see a long-forgotten auntie or visit an uninspiring “place of interest”. Show More Summary

Learn To Be IT Certified For 95% Off + Bonus Deal

Today, we’re going to take a look at a bundle of courses that will teach you the skills you need to know to get certified in the A+, Network+ & Security+ certification exams. Access to these courses would normally cost over $1000, but you can get them through MakeUseOf Deals for a limited time for just $49! That’s a savings of over 95%. Show More Summary

Five Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Linux

Anyone considering the switch from one operating system to another needs to spend some time thinking about what functionality they might gain or lose. With a switch from Windows to Linux, you might, for instance, feel that you don’tShow More Summary

iPod Touch 6G Review & Giveaway

Despite dropping the “Classic” line of iPods, Apple won’t let its iconic brand die. In fact, they’ve probably just designed the best iPod ever — but is it enough to get you to buy one? Now in its sixth generation, the iPod Touch hasShow More Summary

These Public Figures Have No Clue How Net Neutrality Works

For the majority of people, net neutrality is a no-brainer: ISPs should treat all traffic equally. There’s no good reason to allow Comcast or Verizon, for example, to intentionally make Netflix faster than, say, YouTube just because money changed hands. Show More Summary

Tesla Broke Consumer Report, Polite Phone Usage… [Tech News Digest]

How Tesla ruined the grading curve for other car companies, people aren’t quite sure when it’s rude to use their phones, a billion people used Facebook on Monday, Instagram discovers rectangles, and Jon Oliver teaches Americans geography. Show More Summary

The World’s Most Beloved Characters, Now With Day Jobs

Let’s say that your favorite movie characters were pressed for cash. What would they do? If fighting crime and Wayne Enterprises weren’t paying the bills for Bruce Wayne, what would he do? If record sales for “Let it Go” fell off, where would Elsa turn? Take a look at this from images below from Aspire-Doors (click the link for all of the images). Show More Summary

Make an Easy Switch to Chromebook Now (and Never Look Back)

I’ve always been a Windows guy, at least as long as I’ve been working for MakeUseOf. Windows 95, Windows ME, XP, Windows 7… like many of you I’ve adopted, studied the OS, adapted, and eventually learned to love each of them for different reasons. Show More Summary

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