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Why Is It Called Roku?

Roku is a name that has become so common to see that you probably don’t think much about where it came from. Roku devices can be found in millions of households, but what does “Roku” actually mean? Is it anything?…

5 Great Programming Languages for Kids

If you’re a teacher or you have a kid interested in programming, it can be confusing to sort out the dozens of options available. We’ve picked five great programming languages (and environments) that will give kids a head sta…

The Best TV Shows on Netflix in 2022

With so much great content available, finding the best shows on Netflix can be a daunting prospect. Here are 10 great TV shows, including Netflix originals and acquired series, that are worth your time and attention to stream…

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7 Ways to Curb Laptop Fan Noise

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Did You Know?

Mathematically, it’s possible for each area code in the United States to support a maximum of 8,000,000 telephone numbers. Practically, however, the number is slightly less than that (approximately 7,919,900 potential numbers) because of considerations like not assigning numbers that are similar to emergency and service numbers (i.e. there are no “(XXX) 911-XXXX” numbers).

The Best Capture Cards of 2022

Streaming on services like Twitch is a popular way for gamers to share their hobby, but you need the right capture card to make the most of it. Don’t worry, we have the perfect recommendations for everyone’s setup….

How to Make an HDMI Cable Even Longer

Standard HDMI cables, also known as passive HDMI cables, have length limitations. They can only be a certain number of feet long before risking performance issues. So what can you do to extend the length of your HDMI connecti…
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