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How many countries in the world do not use the metric system? What are the most common surnames in Europe – by country? Which country’s population consumes the most alcohol? Or the most coffee? What are the highest paid public sector professions in the US? The answers to all these questions and many more are Read more

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Thanks to Ashampoo’s ongoing generosity we have 10 one-year licenses for Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 to giveaway to our subscribers… competition ends 6th October A one-year license for this brand new, recently released anti-virus software from Ashampoo would normally sell for $39.99us but you now have chance to win a license absolutely free simply by submitting Read more

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First off I want to make it clear that I am not much into social media and sharing, I’m far too old and cranky for all that malarkey. Consequently, most of the technology/requirements involved with that part of the internet world are quite foreign to me. However, that shouldn’t, and doesn’t, prevent me from presenting Read more

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Glass half empty or glass half full… it’s all a matter of attitude. While purveyors of doom continue to predict the impending demise of the desktop PC, I prefer to believe there will always be a healthy demand for the full-blown capabilities of desktop PCs. In terms of consummate technological audaciousness nothing can beat the Read more

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Who would have predicted, even a decade ago, that the internet and associated technology would advance to what we know today. There is no doubt that the internet has become a massive source for gleaning useful information pertaining to just about every facet of life – whether it be nature, entertainment, sports, news, hobbies – Read more

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Ashampoo is preparing to launch a new contender in the competitive commercial anti-virus market with its Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014, scheduled for official release on 25th September 2013. Now I wouldn’t normally get excited over a new anti-virus product but when such a reputable company is involved, with an established track record for producing quality software, Read more

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We first mentioned the excellent 3Defy Modeler online service way back in November 2011, you can catch up with that original article here: 3Defy – Add 3D effects to photos (online) We have recently received notification from Chris Wallace at 3Defy that they have now added an exciting new capability – full-color 3D printing! Our Read more

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MP3 Quality Modifier is a useful no-nonsense tool suitable for all music lovers, regardless of levels of computer proficiency. What’s more, it’s free and portable! “MP3 Quality Modifier is a straightforward program that is able to easily change the quality of your MP3′s in order to save disk space and/or to fit more music on Read more

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Warning; rant follows! You’ve no doubt heard the saying… “bad things always happen in threes”. I recently experienced such an episode (or maybe tripisode?) regarding my home entertainment equipment. Three of my electronic components went kaput, one after another, with barely a week between each.   #1 – Where have all the ‘basic’ TVs gone? Read more

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The latest batch of security updates for Microsoft Office, released just last week, has apparently been causing widespread problems. If you’ve been receiving repeated requests to install the same updates over and over, then you are definitely not alone. The issue is restricted to Office updates, but appears to be pretty universal. So much so Read more

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A specialist team at the University of Minnesota is developing a non-evasive system to control robotics via the human brain…. a brain/computer interface. The team is anticipating that this emerging technology will eventually be of great assistance for the severely disabled, helping them regain mobility and independence  Awesome!!  

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