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Make ‘New Twitter’ Less Distracting With This Extension

Image: Pexels If you find “New Twitter” distracting, now there’s an extension that can help—Simplified Twitter. Just like how it sounds, the Chrome extension and Firefox add-on takes Twitter’s traditional desktop interface and simplifies it, making it easier to focus on the actual tweets and less on everything else. Essentially …

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This App is Kind of Like Having Free Cable

Image: Pexels Earlier this week I came home from dinner with friends to find my boyfriend up later that he typically is, mesmerized by our new Vizio television. “Our television came with free cable!” he excitedly declared, flipping through channel after channel. He was obviously wrong, but in a way …

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Your Wi-Fi and your smart home don't get along. Now what?

It’s not you, it’s your Wi-Fi router (maybe). (Web Hosting via Unsplash/) Having a smart home hasn’t been quite what The Jetsons promised me it would be. In between all the futuristic voice commands and smart automation, there’s a lot of fussing with devices that just won’t cooperate, which can …

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Always Pay for a Rental Car With a Credit Card

Even if you rarely rent a car, you probably know the usual restrictions for doing so: You need a valid driver’s license, you have to be at least 25, and you need a credit card. But that third rule is changing, at least in some locations. Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty …

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We were not almost killed by an asteroid this week

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What are algae blooms and why are they bad?

In July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a large bloom of harmful algae would coat western Lake Eerie this year. (NOAA/) In early July, a bloom of toxic blue-green algae forced Mississippi officials to close 25 beaches and warn any would-be swimmers from making contact with water along …

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Why You Should Wait to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold

I’m slightly more excited to see a Samsung Galaxy Fold, now that the manufacturer has fixed all the issues with the initial batch of review units the company sent out this spring. The biggest of these was the thin protective layer of polymer, which initially looked like the kind of …

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