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    • 7 Green Gadgets That Will Save You Money

      7 Green Gadgets That Will Save You Money

      Do you ever wish you could find even more, easy ways to go green and still save money? Thanks to modern technology, you can. We scouted around for some of the best new contraptions out there and found lots of nifty gadgets that will help both the planet and your wallet. Here’s a listing of

    • 15 Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

      15 Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

      Since the first commercial operating system (OS) was released featuring a GUI, computer owners have been searching for ways to improve their computer’s performance. Despite the continued and rapid improvement in computer hardware speed, end users continue to look for ways to improve performance. This is especially true for users of the popular Windows OS

    • Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      I am pleased to announce a new feature here at The Tech-FAQ: practice exams for IT certifications. We have released our first practice exam, 70-410 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012. This practice exam will help our site visitors achieve the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSM certifications from Microsoft. Each time you take the practice

    • How to Compare Online Schools

      How to Compare Online Schools

      Most institutions of higher learning only seriously compete with one or two other schools. Students often wish to attend a school near home, so the decision is often based on geography instead of educational quality. In addition, many public schools charge much higher rates of tuition to students from other states than they do to

    • In Defense of Technology Lock-In

      In Defense of Technology Lock-In

      I’m going to do the unthinkable. I am going to actually defend the practice that many consider “anti-competitive”, the practice of so called “vendor lock-in” often employed by technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft. In a nutshell the practice of lock-in involves building pieces of technology that work only in certain predefined circumstances and

    • 4 Amazing New Memory Technologies Coming This Decade

      4 Amazing New Memory Technologies Coming This Decade

      There’s a whole slew of new memory technologies coming up, all of which could be on the market within just three years, and all of which promise tremendous improvements in speed, capacity, and power efficiency. Those of us tech savvy enough to at least know we have DDR3 memory in our machines might expect DDR4

    • 5 Gadgets For Parents That Will Help You Stay Focused On The Workplace

      5 Gadgets For Parents That Will Help You Stay Focused On The Workplace

      Nobody told you that it’s impossible to be all things to all people, so you bungee-jumped into the richness of your life and committed to becoming a both a super-professional and a cool parent. Welcome to the world of leaning in, leaning out and doing what it takes to stay focused on workplace responsibilities while

    • Why Everyone Should Use a VPN

      Why Everyone Should Use a VPN

      VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, connects computers and other devices using an encrypted connection. This means that all data travelling through such a network is unreadable to anyone who might intercept the data stream, making it as private as it would be if all of the connected devices resided within the walls of a

    • 15 Tools That Make Encryption Easy to Use

      15 Tools That Make Encryption Easy to Use

      In addition to simply exercising common sense when posting things about yourself online encryption is the most powerful tool we have for protecting our privacy and security. It doesn’t rely on rules and regulations to protect your privacy, or any other form of trust in third parties to take up the cause for you. Instead

    • 7 Fun Yet Productive Ways to Kill Boredom on The Internet

      7 Fun Yet Productive Ways to Kill Boredom on The Internet

      Photo by Richard Eriksson It’s actually pretty strange how can anyone in this day and age be bored when there is an overwhelming number of ways to get entertained, and just as many ways to discover new things, and explore various interests. That some people still occasionally, or even often, profess to be “bored” probably

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