Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologises again as he faces Congress over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has begun a two-day congressional inquisition declaring his company is facing an “arms race” with Russia as foreign actors seek to interfere in elections. Key points:…

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6 Simple Tips to Shoot Better Video

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While many of the standard photography tips apply to moving images as well as still images, shooting video comes with its own set of rules. Understanding basic concepts like DSLR sensor crop and how to read a histogram are important. But there are settings, tools, and equipment unique to video that can take your footage to the next level. With that in mind, here are some simple tips to help budding videographers shoot better video. 1. Shutter Speed = Frame Rate x 2 Have you ever shot a video and noticed that the movement in your shot is a bit…

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15 Fun Websites for Instantly Beating Boredom Online

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Even Steve Jobs was a fan of boredom. He believed that boredom allowed room for creativity. We all know how that turned out. So, why don’t you take a page out of the latest from mind science and celebrate the doldrums of inactivity? You can do a lot of random things on the internet, but here are the best sites to visit if you need to kill some time. 1. The Secret Door It won’t open into a dark nook at Hogwarts, but it can take you to equally unexpected places around the world. The idea is simple — open…

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How to Add Hibernate to the Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows gives its users pretty robust controls over how laptop or computer handles its power options. But by default, the Windows Hibernate option is one that is not readily accessible. Hibernation vs. Sleep Mode There’s only a small difference between Hibernate and Sleep modes. In Sleep mode, the computer is in what is called a low-energy state, and power is cut from the display, hard drive, and ports. The only component that is still powered during sleep mode is RAM. In Hibernate mode, power is cut from all of the above, as well as the RAM. This means that if…

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The Worst Cryptocurrency Hacks Everyone Needs to Know About

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Concerned about the security of your Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, or altcoin? You should be, particularly if you’re not using cold storage for security. Not convinced? Here are seven of the largest and most significant cryptocurrency hacks in history. Why Hack Cryptocurrency? Since mid-2017, the total market capitalization (coin price x number of coins) of the crypto space has bounced between roughly $250 billion and $750 billion. That’s a lot of money. It makes all the different currencies extremely attractive to hackers and cyber-criminals. But hackers had already been interested in coins and tokens for a long time before 2017’s remarkable…

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The 7 Best Freelance Jobs and Which Websites to Search for Them

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Get to the office, punch in, count down the hours, punch out? No, I don’t do any of that, and neither do the 53 million other Americans [PDF] who have eschewed the idea of a traditional career—that’s more than 34 percent of the American workforce. This is the beauty of a freelance job, and there’s no reason why you can’t work this way too. It’s not an easy way to live. Tax complications and the difficulties of running a solo business can hobble you. But it has its perks: you are your own boss, you work your own hours, and…

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MacBook Running Slow on Battery? Here Are 3 Ways to Fix It

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Laptop batteries are notorious for their short shelf life. Of course, there are lots of steps you can take that will help to extend your MacBook battery’s lifespan, but eventually, you’ll be measuring its performance in minutes rather than hours. But while you might be able to deal with deteriorating battery life, what can you do when running on battery is actively impacting your machine’s speed? Many users have to deal with a slow MacBook on battery. The Apple forums are littered with people complaining about the issue. Alas, don’t worry. You don’t need to throw your $1,500 laptop in…

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