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The first patented roller skates were introduced in 1760 by Belgian inventor John Joseph Merlin; his invention closely resembled modern in-line skates as he essentially took ice skates and put small wheels where the blades would go.

What Is a Universal Binary on Mac?

To ease the transition into Apple Silicon Macs, Apple allows developers to create a Universal Binary, which is an app file that can run on both older Intel and modern Apple Silicon Macs. We’ll explain what they are and how th…

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…

The Best Tripod Heads of 2022

Tripod heads may not seem like the most important piece of a photographer’s kit, but the best ones help you get the perfect shot. From ball heads to geared heads and everything in between, here are the five best….

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The oldest known portraiture of a woman is an approximately 26,000 year old ivory carving discovered in the Czech Republic. Archaeologists are confident the ivory carving is portraiture, as opposed to a carving of an indeterminate person or deity, because it has absolutely individual characteristics. Characteristics include one beautifully engraved eye while the lid comes over and leaves just a slit on the other eye along with a dimple on the chin.

The Best Lightning Cables of 2022

Not all Lightning cables are equal. They are available with several different USB connectors, for example, and only some support fast charging. We’ve rounded up the best Lightning cables to suit all needs and budgets….
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