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Seems like every guide to securing your wireless network tells you to keep your SSID from broadcasting to make your network more secure, but is that really worthwhile? Let’s take a look at one of the silliest myths out there.

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When you think of Mercury, one of the first things you likely imagine is how hot it must be there, but what other unique qualities does this pint-sized planet hold? Learn more about the mysteries of Mercury in today’s awesome video from YouTube channel SciShow Space!

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Linux, Mac, and other Unix-like systems display “load average” numbers. These numbers tell you how busy your system’s CPU, disk, and other resources are. They’re not self-explanatory at first, but it’s easy to become familiar with them.

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Most of us fall into the general category of being able to see about one million colors, but based on our genetic make up, we may see far fewer colors or, in the case of a rare few, even more. Learn more about the colors we can see in today’s video from YouTube channel SciShow.

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If a program isn’t working right, just reinstalling it won’t necessarily fix it. You may need to reset the program to its default settings, and some programs don’t offer an easy way to do this.

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Optical illusions are a lot of fun to look at and seem to be so much more than what they truly are, but how do they manage to trick our brains like they do? Today’s video shows how our eyes and brain interact with the optical illusions we see and how those illusions are able to trick us.

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Computers don’t come with operating system installation CDs anymore. If your operating system won’t boot, you’ll need a bootable recovery drive to fix it. All operating systems allow you to create these.

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When you are in the process of setting up remote file transfer capabilities for your employees, you want things to be as simple and secure as possible. With that in mind, which is better, FTPS or SFTP? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers for a curious reader’s question.

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Are you looking for some fresh tricks to amaze your friends with? Then you will definitely want to watch and learn from today’s video featuring ten awesome tricks you can perform with ordinary paper!

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If you’ve had your laptop for a year or two, it may be full of dust. Dust clogs fans, vents, and heat sinks, preventing your PC from cooling down properly. You can remove a good amount of this dust, even if you can’t open your laptop.

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Do you enjoy trying to figure out how awesome physics tricks work? Then you will definitely have fun with today’s challenge! YouTube channel Veritasium presents five awesome physics tricks for you to figure out in today’s video.

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Airplane mode disables a device’s cellular radio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth — the wireless transmission functions. But many airplanes now offer in-flight Wi-Fi, and cellular access may be coming to planes soon — so where does that leave airplane mode?

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The big cloud storage services — Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and others — all have the same problem. They can only synchronize folders inside your cloud storage folder. But there’s a way around this limitation: symbolic links.

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Use the drivers Windows provides and you won’t have to worry about bloatware. If you do have to install the drivers provided by your manufacturer, here’s how to avoid all the heavy control panels and startup applications they include.

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