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Geek Trivia: In The 1980s A Nuclear Safety Task Force Proposed The Creation Of What, To Protect Future Civilizations?

<!– The Explanation –> Answer: Color Changing Cats In 1981, a task force known as the Human Interference Task Force was created through a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Bechtel Corp. (the largest construction and civil engineering company in the United States). The goal of …

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Why Your Photos Don’t Always Appear Correctly Rotated

Ever wonder why some photos look correct in some programs, but appear sideways or upside down in others? That’s because there are two different ways a photo can be rotated, and not every program is on the same page. The Two Ways an Image Can Be Rotated Traditionally, computers have always …

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How to Re-Enable Hibernation in Windows 8 and 10

If you’re a fan of hibernating your computer, you’ve likely noticed that neither Windows 8 or Windows 10 offer hibernate as a default power menu option. Don’t worry, it’s really simple to bring the hibernate option back. Readers unfamiliar with hibernation mode may be curious why so many people miss …

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How to Switch Your Nest Thermostat from Heating to Cooling (and Vice Versa)

With the warmer weather finally arriving, many households are switching their thermostats from heating to cooling. Here’s how to do it on the Nest Thermostat. The Nest Thermostat allows you to control and manage the device remotely from your smartphone, and it even comes with learning capabilities that can learn …

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Is It Safe to Unplug a Laptop While It’s Running, Then Plug It Back In?

Our laptops allow us to be more mobile than ever before, but still always in search of convenient outlets to charge them. If you are in the middle of charging a laptop and need to move to a different outlet while it is still running, will it damage it? Today’s …

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How to Listen to Audiobooks on the Amazon Echo

If you enjoy reading, you likely also enjoy audiobooks, since they allow you to “read” a book while you do other things. Here’s how to listen to audiobooks on the Amazon Echo using just your voice. Using an audiobook service called Audible, you can play your audiobooks through your Amazon …

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How to Play Video and Music Files on Your Xbox One

The Xbox One has integrated TV features and support for streaming media apps like Netflix and Hulu, but that isn’t where it ends. You can play video and music files you’ve ripped or downloaded by plugging in a USB drive or streaming them over your local network. This is made possible by …

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How to Turn Your Belkin WeMo Switch On and Off Automatically

While you can control your Belkin WeMo Switch from your phone, you can also turn it on and off automatically using the smart outlet’s automation features. Both the regular WeMo Switch and the WeMo Insight Switch come with automation features that allow you to turn them on and off automatically at …

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Can Data on Hard Drives Degrade Without a Warning About the Damage?

Yes, there is a thing called bit rot. But no, it will not affect a user unnoticed. When a hard drive writes a sector to the platters, it does not just write the bits in the same way that they are stored in RAM, it uses an encoding to make …

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How to Turn Off Your Nest Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat is pretty easy to use, but it isn’t so apparent how to turn off the thermostat when you don’t need heating or air conditioning on. Sure, you could just set the Nest to “Away” to stop it from heating and cooling, but that won’t work very well if …

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