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Pay Tribute To The Geekiest Moms You Know With This Gift Guide

What would the holidays be without celebrating with your favorite geeky mom? But what do you give a geeky mom who has to juggle so much: kids, work, family time, raiding in WoW? […] The post Pay Tribute To The

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How To Optimize An SSD On Linux

SSDs are getting more and more support for Linux these days, and more and more users are getting their hands on them. Despite this, not many Linux users know what the correct file system is that they should use, how

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Celebrate Girl Power With This Wonder Woman Gift Guide

Wonder Woman is a veritable feminist icon, and one of the greatest heroes out there. So it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that there’s a whole gaggle of merchandise out there you […] The post Celebrate Girl Power With

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How To Set Up Docker On Linux

One of the main advantages of using Linux as a platform for your server is containers. Containers are a technology that allows a user to contain a micro-operating system, and a specialized piece of software and run it isolated on

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Samsung Washing Machine Makes Acting Debut in Feature-Length Film

The piano—and Samsung’s new ad campaign—ain’t got no wrong notes.* Britain’s arm of the tech titan recently enlisted composer Michael Nyman to score a feature-length film about a washing machine. A “big-screen addition […] The post Samsung Washing Machine Makes

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How To Install Adobe Creative Cloud Apps On Linux

Linux has a lot of great software, both mainstream and open-source. Though more and more software has come to Linux over the years, there’s one software developer that remains elusive: Adobe. For years, Linux users have wanted to use tools

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How To Create, Mount, And Burn An ISO File In Linux

ISO files are how users commonly install an operating system that doesn’t come in disc form. They’re a format that can be read easily on both Windows and Linux though most users only know how to work with an ISO

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Apple to Boost Music Services With Shazam Acquisition

Apple will acquire music and image recognition app Shazam. Cupertino this week confirmed the news to TechCrunch via the following (unusually verbose) statement: “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will […] The post Apple to Boost Music

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How To Install Intel Video Drivers In Ubuntu

The Linux kernel is a wonderful thing. Unlike a lot of other operating systems, many different things are supported directly by the kernel. This means that it’s very easy to just install Linux on any PC and have it automatically

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John Cho Terrifies and Traumatizes While Tomas is Tempted on The Exorcist

After last night, there’s only one episode left in this season of The Exoricst and things are at their darkest. Remember this time last season? Angela Rance/Regan MacNeil had fully integrated with the demon. Marcus […] The post John Cho Terrifies and

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Capaldi Retrospective to Follow ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special

Save room after the ham and pie: BBC America is doling out a double (triple?) helping of Doctor Who this Christmas. As expected, holiday special “Twice Upon a Time” is scheduled to air […] The post Capaldi Retrospective to Follow

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How To Play Playstation Games On Linux

Linux has a great selection of emulators, including many different ones for the Sony PlayStation. There are a lot to choose from, but by far the most advanced and useful emulator for playing Playstation games on Linux is the PCSXR

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Ryan Reynolds Will Play Pikachu in Live-Action Pokémon Movie (Seriously)

Ryan Reynolds is a huge star these days thanks to starring in the wildly popular Deadpool movie. He’s now going to play another iconic nerd culture character, but it’s not someone (or something) […] The post Ryan Reynolds Will Play

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How To Set Up A DLNA Server On Linux

Linux offers a ton of different ways to deliver media over the network. For those with fancy server hardware, there is Plex and Emby. It’s also possible to share media files over NFS shares or a Samba server. However, if

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Why DC’s Darkseid is Better Than Marvel’s Thanos

We’re all still recovering from the epic first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. The first part of the final phase of this first era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings together Iron Man, […] The post Why DC’s Darkseid is

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How To Convert OpenSUSE Leap To Tumbleweed

OpenSUSE Leap is a rock-solid Linux distribution that offers a solid platform for serious people. Trouble is, being that it is focused on stability, the latest software updates tend to take awhile to show up. Instead of getting a newer

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How To Install Fedora 27

Fedora Linux is one of the most solid Linux operating systems if you’re trying to find a no-nonsense, open source workstation operating system. With it, users get a taste of the latest new software from Redhat, including features that will

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Sailor Moon Is Getting A New Stage Show Next Year in Paris

Sailor Moon is going to be coming back to the stage as a new show set in Paris next year. If you’re familiar with Sailor Moon, you likely already know this isn’t the […] The post Sailor Moon Is Getting

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How To Create Snapshots With BtrFS On Linux

Wish you create snapshots of data on your Linux PC just in case anything gets deleted? With the BtrFS file system, you can. Before you can create a BtrFS snapshot, you must first have a block device on Linux that

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Advent of Code Features Daily Programming Puzzles

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a series of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill levels. Every day through Dec. 25, Advent of Code invites […] The post Advent of Code Features

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