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You Can Still Enjoy These World Video Game Hall of Fame Nominees

Forget baseball. That’s hasn’t been America’s great pastime since at least the early 1980s. Video games occupy more of our collective attention than any sport or game. Find that hard to believe? Worldwide we spend 3 billion hours a week playing video games. Show More Summary

Found a Suspicious File? Test It In A Virtual Machine!

It’s a dilemma we’ve all faced at some point. Your boss has emailed you a file. On one hand, you know you have to look at it. But on the other hand, you know what your boss is like. Their browser is covered by 25 different toolbars, and your boss has no idea how they got there. Show More Summary

Keep Your Landline, But Ditch The Phone Bill, With This Simple Device

Landlines cost too much; you should ditch yours. Here’s how to do that, save hundreds every year, and still get unlimited long distance calling from a familiar device: your current home phone. Monthly costs can add up to a lot over time, which is why it’s always a smart idea to see if tech knowledge can save you money. Show More Summary

It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Not On Facebook: They’re Still Tracking You

A new report claims the social networking service is tracking people without their permission. It doesn’t matter if you don’t even use Facebook: they’re still watching you. Here’s what that means to you, and what you can do about it....Show More Summary

Free Online Dating Games That Are Actually Fun

Video games are the biggest form of popular media to offer pure escapism. You want to be a rock god? There’s a game for you! You want to murder a bunch of people with no repercussions? Have a whole series of games! You want to fall in...Show More Summary

How The Apple Watch Won Me Over

I’ll be honest: I really didn’t want to like the Apple Watch. When Apple announced their latest gadget, I wasn’t entirely impressed and vowed not to spend my hard-earned money on yet another Apple product that I’d probably be bored with after a month or so. Show More Summary

Photoshop for Photographers: 8 Free Lectures to Get You Started

One brother tinkered on the Macintosh while the other dabbled in photography. Together, through a shared love for image processing, the Knoll brothers created the world’s most renowned image and photo editing software: Display. BornShow More Summary

10 Things That Were Harder Before The iPad

Are you reading this on your iPad? Perhaps this article was fed through a feed reader, or appeared as part of the MakeUseOf email. You might even have been sent it by a friend, who perhaps shared the link on Facebook or Twitter. Since its launch in 2010, the iPad has driven a revolution in personal computing. Show More Summary

Get a 2-Year NordVPN Subscription for $39 – Ends Friday

It’s the end of the line! That’s right, this deal is ending tomorrow (Friday, May 22), so we’re here to remind you not to miss it! What deal are we talking about? We’re talking about two years of access to one of the most respected VPN services on the Internet known as NordVPN. Show More Summary

How to Improve and Monitor Your Credit Score by Using Technology

People often say that you should try to stay away from credit as much as possible so that you don’t end up in lots of debt. But the fact is that it’s impossible to stay away from credit in the United States. If you stay away from credit forever, it’ll have other adverse effects that will hurt you down the road. Show More Summary

Don’t Sell Your CDs & DVDs! 5 Downsides to Going Digital

The world is shifting into digital gear at a rapid pace and everyone is racing to stay ahead. Video games, eBooks, music, movies, and TV shows. You name it, there’s probably a digital market for it. And while digital is awesome in many ways, it definitely isn’t perfect. Show More Summary

Trust No One on Privacy and Security, Spotify Streams Video, & More… [Tech News Digest]

Trust is eroding, Spotify ups entertainment value, NewsGIF sums up stories, Google Maps is racist, Seinfeld dates Hulu, and Germany advertises beer to women. Americans Don’t Really Trust Anyone Three words. Trust. No. One. — D-RailsShow More Summary

This Airline Safety Video is Positively Memetastic

When you think of the things you’ll find on the Internet that will make you laugh, airline safety videos are probably not very high the list. After all, you’ve probably gone on a trip and ignored them plenty of times as they play before your flight takes off. Show More Summary

What’s Your Favorite Geeky TV Show Of All Time? [We Ask You]

There’s a reason many of us spend more than our fair share of waking hours watching television. In fact, there are several reasons. It’s easy, it’s entertaining, and it’s addictive, to name just three of many. And our devotion to the gogglebox only gets worse when we find a show we really love. Show More Summary

iCloud Sync Problems? Resolving Common Cloud Storage Issues

Having problems getting iCloud to sync your data between two instances of the same app? You’re not alone, and many developers have expressed their frustration at the problems that have plagued iCloud since its introduction with iOS 5. Show More Summary

4 Ways You Can Save Money With Apps and Websites

When it comes to getting your finances in order, making sure you have enough money in savings accounts is absolutely crucial, especially if you’re closing in on retirement age or you’re planning on helping your kids through college.Show More Summary

Are We Getting Dumber? Or Is Stupidity Just More Visible Online?

If studies are correct, you may actually be too dumb to read this within another couple of decades. Or, you might actually be too smart to want to. I could craft a narrative with significant data to back up either point of view. Facts...Show More Summary

The Computer Misuse Act: The Law That Criminalizes Hacking In The UK

Hacking into computers is illegal pretty much worldwide. In the UK, the key legislation that deals with computer crimes is the Computer Misuse Act 1990, which has formed the basis of much of the computer crimes legislation in many of the Commonwealth nations. Show More Summary

Are You Responsible for the Death of Cinema?

Cinema is in its death throes. But whose fault is this? Do we blame the directors of crappy films? The alternative viewing options now available? Or are you personally responsible? Many of us love to go to movie theaters. Their demise would truly be a sad thing. Show More Summary

The Witcher 3 Shows Publishers How to Nail a Videogame Launch in 2015

Videogame launches are hard. You need look no further than the release of SimCity, which shipped with unplayably broken DRM. Similarly, Battlefield 4 and Grand Theft Auto had seriously broken multiplayer on release. Even when games actually...Show More Summary

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