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How to Clean Up Your Browser Extensions (The Easy Way)

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While there are many people who only use a limited amount of browser extensions, there are others who use, try, and check out numerous ones. If you fall into the latter category, then it is probably time to clean up those add-ons that you no longer want, like, or need. Reasons to Clean Up Your Extensions Just like when it is time to get rid of bookmarks you no longer need, think of extensions the same way. Removing those that you do not use anymore can reduce clutter in your toolbar, shorten your context menu, clean up your app screen,…

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Megaupload 2.0 secures financing

Megaupload, once the world’s largest file sharing site before it was taken down by the FBI, may make a comeback soon as the financing for Megaupload 2.0 has been secured recently.

The funding campaign managed to reach the the minimum investment goal of €918.611 before it ended on October 24, 2016 with a total investment volume of €1.060.354.

Pitched by and associated with the notorious Kim Dotcom, Megaupload 2.0 aims to revolutionize file sharing. Bitcache Limited, the company behind the project promises to provide the technology needed to “share files safely, securely, and away from prying eyes”.

Technically speaking, Bitcache is a micro-transaction service that utilizes Bitcoin and the Blockchain. Transactions will occur off the chain according to Bitcache due to limitations in regards to how many transactions the Blockchain can handle, but are re-introduced for instance when users want to withdraw funds.

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Another thing that is special about Megaupload 2.0 is that users get a Bitcoin Wallet automatically on sign-up, and that Bitcache is then used for the transactions.

It is unclear right now if users will have to pay for any transaction they make, and how much it would cost them to do so.

Ideas for future Bitcache services show however that the system could be expanded in the future to take into account video streaming, news posts, traffic or micro-payments.

The Bitcache team plans to release Megaupload 2.0 in January 2017.  Success may depend largely on how the system works, and whether it requires all users to add funds to their wallet first before they can do anything, or if there will be free options available as well.

If all transactions require funds, say file uploads or downloads, then it is likely that Megaupload 2.0 won’t come close to the popularity of Megaupload or Mega, another file sharing service that Kim Dotcom pushed and then moved away from.

One of the interesting questions that arises from the successful campaign is whether users will trust Kim Dotcom a third time with a file sharing service. While Mega is still in operation, Kim stated in 2015 that the service was not secure to use anymore. Considering that Mega was his project, it is only fair to assume that users may have a hard time believing that things will be different when Megaupload 2.0 launches.

Now You: What’s your take on Megaupload 2.0?

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AT&T investe 85.4 miliardi di dollari per acquisire Time Warner

L’articolo AT&T investe 85.4 miliardi di dollari per acquisire Time Warner è stato pubblicato da PC Professionale e scritto da Davide Micheli

La telco americana AT&T ha messo sul tavolo 85.4 miliardi di dollari per l’acquisizione della Time Warner, che molto probabilmente sarà la più onerosa operazione di questo tipo di tutto il 2016.

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SteelSeries Arctis headset range turns gaming audio stereotypes on its head

arctisWhen we mention the name SteelSeries, most of the time, we would figure out that it will have something to do with gaming accessories, and they have come up with some pretty gaming mice in the past. This time around, things are not so different either, as the SteelSeries Arctis headset range has been revamped as part of an effort to transform gaming audio stereotypes.

The new range of revolutionary headsets are touted to deliver flagship-level comfort, microphone and sound — and these will be standard features across the whole range, now how about that? The trio of gaming headsets will shatter preconceived notions of what a gaming headset should sound, feel and look like. The Arctis lineup will come with design-forward thinking and timeless style as opposed to having it resemble that of a bulky toy.

There is an integrated microphone which is able to deliver exceptionally clear and natural-sounding voice communication, and to sweeten the deal, all headsets in the Arctis family will boast of SteelSeries’ award-winning speakers, which can also be found in their headsets that cost $300. The powerful, low-distortion speakers merged with 7.1 surround sound ensure total immersion as you game.

Not only that, you can get your in-game commands across in a clear manner thanks to the ClearCast microphone used within each Arctis headset. It will make use of a new ski goggle suspension headband and ear cushions, accompanied by exclusive athletics-inspired AirWeave fabric.

The patented headband design is capable of distributing weight across the top of the head evenly, and this helps to prevent pressure points even after prolonged use for a far more comfortable gaming experience. The three Artis headsets would be the Arctis 3, Arctis 5 and lag-free, wireless Arctis 7, where they will retail for $79.99, $99.99 and $149.99, respectively. Any takers for these new devices that hail from SteelSeries?

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Arduino – AT24C32 / DS1307 real time clock 7 SEGment display

FDNVV2VIUKEMJA5.SMALL.jpgHello world! Today i made a real time clock on a 4 digit display. The display i used is not really for clocks but it works, only the 2 dots are not in the right place, but you do not have to change anything in the code. You need a Library for this project. Follow the next step for the Schematic, Cod…
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A Wrinkle in Time Adds Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Some Guy Named Chris Pine

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A Wrinkle in Time already gave you reason to watch when it was announced that Ava DuVernay had signed on to direct. Then, it was announced that Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling would be joining the cast as Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, respectively. Now, it looks like Beyond the Lights and Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw has hopped on board, making it that much more imperative that you see this film in theaters.

She is set to play Dr. Murray, scientist and mother of four children, including 13-year-old protagonist, Meg (to be played by Storm Reid). According to Deadline, Chris Pine will also star as her husband, Mr. Murray, another scientist.

The story follows outcast and math whiz Meg, as she embarks on a journey to find her father, who has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called the tesseract. The script was written by Jennifer Lee, who also co-wrote Frozen, and production is slated to begin this fall.

After hearing that DuVernay actively hired women to work behind the scenes and seeing this cast come together, I can’t tell you how excited I am for this. Do you share the same sentiments?

(via Deadline, image via screencap)

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