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This USB cable works with iPhones and everything else, too

March 3, 2016 - 11:15 pm in Gadgets, Uncategorized

One of the great things about Lightning and USB type-C cables is that they’re reversible, but you still need multiple cables to charge your gadgets. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one […] Source: News – Geek.com

Top tech predictions 2016 – what will be big this year?

January 17, 2016 - 3:16 pm in Software

Technology, as you don't have to be reminded, moves at a scary pace, with every year bringing around huge changes. But, what are the technologies and…


Nano Carbon promises to fix your game cartridges so you don’t blow on them

December 15, 2015 - 12:37 am in Gadgets

  Remember how you used to blow on your game cartridges as a kid to get them to work? Well, we know now that doing so was not the best idea in the…


This tool tells you the install size of every Xbox One and PS4 game

December 6, 2015 - 5:57 am in Gadgets, News

  The holiday season is here and hard drives are filling up with games. Nothing kills the mood more than nearing the end of a game install only to find there’s insufficient space on the system’s hard drive. Before you install a fresh game, there’s…


U2F Explained: How Google and Other Huge Companies Are Creating a Universal Security Token

November 11, 2015 - 1:43 pm in Articles

U2F is a new standard for universal two-factor authentication tokens. These tokens can use USB, NFC, or Bluetooth to provide two-factor authentication across a variety of services. It’s already supported in Chrome for Google, Dropbox, and GitHub accounts.…


How to Secure Your Google, Dropbox, and GitHub Accounts With a U2F Key

November 7, 2015 - 1:05 pm in Gadgets

U2F is an emerging standard for physical authentication tokens. Current U2F keys are all small USB devices. To log in, you won’t need to enter an authentication code provided from an app or SMS — just insert the USB security key and press a button.…


Xbox One Keyboard and mouse support ‘aren’t far away’

July 24, 2015 - 3:41 am in Games

There’s been something missing from the Xbox One since launch that a lot of players have eagerly hoped and waited for, and a vague tweet from Xbox chief Phil Spencer hints at a critical update in the works: native support for a mouse and keyboard. This…


How to the Monitor the Bandwidth and Data Usage of Individual Devices on Your Network

July 23, 2015 - 3:39 am in Gadgets

How much bandwidth and data are the devices on your network using? Bandwidth hogs can slow down your entire network, and per-device data usage is important if your Internet service provider imposes a bandwidth cap. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get a complete…


You’re Not Backing Up Properly Unless You Have Offsite Backups

June 22, 2015 - 12:24 am in Articles

Backups are critical. But, if you’re just performing regular backups to a nearby external hard drive or USB drive, you’re missing an important part of your backup strategy. You need your files stored in separate physical locations. So-called “offsite…

How to Pair Third Party Controllers with Your Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

December 7, 2014 - 12:29 am in Articles

Amazon offers a Bluetooth controller to pair with their Fire TV and Fire TV Stick media units but if you’re not a fan of shelling out $40 for a controller (especially if you already have some game controllers laying around) you don’t have to. Read on…