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Ric Manning
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Roaming the world of personal technology since 1983
Roaming the world of personal technology since 1983

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New book tells how to safely explore the Dark Web
For the past year, I’ve been working with author and consultant Stephen E Arnold on his new book Dark Web Notebook. The book is a practical guide to the digital underworld used by criminals and terrorists, written specifically for law enforcement, intellige...

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Smart lightbulb is key to Notifi's video doorbell
I like the idea behind the video doorbells that will send an alert to your mobile phone when someone arrives at your front door. They also activate a webcam to give you an instant live view of your visitor. But there are two things about the brands I’ve tes...

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Plugging into online book clubs
Reading a good book? People are talking about it over at Goodreads. While the book chatter can be lively at Barnes & Noble's website and a few others, none of them can match the action at Goodreads . It's a book-lover's playground that boasts 25 million mem...

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Baby races!


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Reviews focus on PC software
Anyone who wants to get more than a basic performance from their Windows PC can take advantage of thousands of programs available that will add an extra layer of security or a shot of digital adrenalin. But I would not advise installing any software without...

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App builds dating community for people with herpes.
According to government reports, about one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes. And while herpes can be easily managed and often presents no visible symptoms, it can be a worrisome issue for single people who are looking for dati...

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Website focuses on remote IT jobs
A report issued last summer by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor put a number to the growing trend of working at home. The report said that in 2015, 24 percent of employed people did some or all of their work at home. With high-...

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Service offers a VPN for BitTorrent users
My work takes me to a wide variety of Internet web sites and services and my view is that what I read or do online is nobody’s business but mine. That’s why I often use a cloaking browser like Tor and a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN hides your IP add...

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LED bulbs give good light but prone to flicker
I started buying these bulbs about a year ago when we decided to replace the standard ceiling can lights with LEDs. I wanted bulbs that were more efficient and cooler than conventional bulbs and I was attracted to Hyperikon's prices, which are lower than th...
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