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Being The Product Isn’t Necessarily Bad

It’s an internet cliche: “if you’re not paying for something you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.” And it’s true, but doesn’t explain why internet companies watch you constantly.

How the New Confidential Mode Works In Gmail

After you send an email, it’s pretty much outside your control. Gmail’s new Confidential Mode tries to give you a bit of control back by offering message expiration dates and making it trickier for email to be forwarded on….

Why the Facebook Microphone Myth Persists

Multiple people I know are convinced that Facebook is listening to their phone calls and in-person conversations. Call it the Microphone Myth. But why do these myths continue to persist despite there being no hard evidence?…

Why Are Video Game Emulators So Important?

Super Mario Bros will never die. Nintendo always gets around to re-releasing the 1985 classic on every new console it makes, and people always buy millions of copies. But what about games that aren’t beloved? Will they survi…

How to Watch YouTube Videos on Plex

You’ve added all your media to a Plex server and it’s great, but now you want to watch your favorite YouTube videos in the same interface. Is that possible? Yep!

How to Install Any Chrome Extension in Firefox

Firefox is a great browser, but if you’ve ever eyed all those great Chrome extensions, you may have been tempted to switch. You don’t have to. Chrome Store Foxified is a Firefox extension that lets you install extensions fro…

How to Turn Off Annoying Mac Notifications

Notifications are great when you need them, and terrible when you don’t. Here’s how to turn off all notifications temporarily, and configure which apps and websites can show them otherwise.
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