Google Classroom Tutorial: An Introduction

Featured-Google-Classroom.jpg Are you a teacher? Then you have probably heard of Google Classroom, a free web service by Google to promote paperless learning in schools. Used properly, it can take off a lot of stress that comes with teaching and having to deal with students and their needs. Follow the easy, detailed steps in this tutorial to familiarize yourself with Google Classroom. With over 40 million students and educators worldwide, it might be your turn to learn this platform. Related: 13 Hidden Google Games You Need to Play Accessing Google Classroom Although you can… Read more

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The best 2-in-1 tablets for 2019

dims?crop=1600%2C950%2C0%2C0&quality=85&Two-in-1 tablets are far from perfect. But just because there isn’t a flawless laptop replacement today doesn’t mean you can’t get a tablet that’s good enough to get some work done on the road. Tech’s biggest players are falling over themselves to pu…

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How to Troubleshoot Your Router

how-to-troubleshoot-a-router-header.jpg Your router is the megabrain of all Internet activity in your house. Whether you want your devices communicating with each other across your local network or with the wider Internet, you want your router to be fully functioning when going about your daily life. Here we’re going to show you how to troubleshoot your router and indeed find out whether your router is to blame for your problems. The Obvious Stuff Before getting into the nitty-gritty, there are a few basic troubleshooting tips you should check and try: Switch off your router,… Read more

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Driving an electric car feels like a game — and that’s a good thing

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The rolling hills of Northern California appeared before me; the river where gold was first discovered in the 1800s rushed past. But all I wanted to do was gawk at the electronic dashboard behind the wheel.

I was in an all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, driving from the state capital of Sacramento to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, deeper into gold country. After putting the car into Chevy’s battery-saving “low mode” at the start of my trip, I hadn’t touched the brakes, even when slowing down or at a stop sign or traffic light. Simply letting up on the accelerator dragged me to enough of a stop. I was regenerating energy in the battery, and it was thrilling and addictive.  Read more…

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4 Easy Ways to Copy a Large Number of Files Quickly in Windows

ways-to-copy-files-faster-windows-featur Windows has come a long way as an operating system, but copying files from one location to another is one aspect about it that continues to disappoint. While copying/pasting files are generally fine, when you are dealing with a large number of files, the whole operation will get flimsy. Windows 10 may give you a constant graphical indication of the current copying speed; in fact, it starts off quickly but then gradually goes up and down in large increments. If you copy large files regularly, the built-in file transfer system in Windows is slow and takes a lot of time… Read more

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FDA warns thousands of wireless insulin pumps can be hacked

The Food and Drug Administration has alerted the public to a new recall from Medtronic concerning the maker’s MiniMed insulin pumps. According to the company, some of these MiniMed pumps have a critical cybersecurity issue that cannot be patched, leaving them permanently vulnerable to hackers who wirelessly access them. These recalled pumps were sold in the United States and internationally. … Continue reading

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How to Find the IP Address of a Network Printer

find-ip-address-network-printer-header.j Whether you have just one printer connected to your home network, or a whole bunch of them linked up to an office, there are plenty of good reasons why you may need to know the IP addresses of the printers on your network. Having the static IP address of a printer makes it easier to share with other devices on the network, and sometimes if a PC stops detecting a printer, then the IP address can be the best way to find it. Here we’re going to show you a few ways to find the IP address of a printer on… Read more

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Ask Engadget: Can the police make me unlock my smartphone?

dims?resize=2000%2C2000%2Cshrink___PURIMThe support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we’ve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…

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The very best apps of 2019 (so far)

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When was the last time you downloaded a new app? Like, actually new, not that 5-year-old note-taking app you only just got around to checking out. Chances are, it’s been awhile

But that doesn’t have to be the case. We’re halfway through 2019, and there are already a crop of inventive new apps that are well worth your time. 

So kick back, relax, and refresh your home screen. These are the app’s we’ve enjoyed the most in 2019… so far.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

The long awaited game is finally here.

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Yes, it’s only just launched, but it’s already clear the latest game from the Pokémon Go creator is going to be one of this summer’s more memorable games. And it’s easy to see why. It takes the same formula that made Pokémon Go one of the most successful games ever and brings it to one of the most beloved franchises of all time. No, it’s not perfect (what game is?). But Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has already captured our imaginations — what can be more magical than that. Read more…

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How to Speed Up Your PlayStation 4’s Downloads

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Sony’s PS4 is notorious for slow download speeds, particularly the original 2014 model. This isn’t always down to hardware—software running in the background, Wi-Fi problems, and other network issues all play their part.

Quick Speed Up Tips

Follow a few basic tips to improve your download speeds on any device—not just the PS4. Your internet connection shares its bandwidth among all your devices. Downloading a file on your laptop or streaming Netflix in 4K on another device can slow things down. For maximum speed, pause any other downloads and streams and let your PS4 consume all the bandwidth it wants.

Queuing up multiple downloads on your PS4 has a similar effect. The console has to share what bandwidth it has, so if you’re keen to get a particular download finished its best to pause your other transfers.

Finally, don’t play online games while downloading in the background. As you’ll see below, this will drastically limit your download speed. It’s also likely that the download itself will negatively impact your performance, introducing lag spikes and connection problems that can put you at a disadvantage.

Kill Any Running Apps

One of the quickest ways of increasing your download speed is to kill any running processes. We’ve seen this dramatically speed up downloads for ourselves, and all it takes are a few button presses:

  1. With the PS4 running, press and hold the PS button on the controller until you see a menu appear on-screen.
  2. Highlight “Close Application(s)” and tap X.

This tip has its roots in Juho Snellman’s blog post from 2017. The systems programmer discovered that the console’s “receive window” shrinks considerably whenever a game or other application is running.

Close PS4 App or Game

Sony likely engineered this behavior to give priority to games and other software, which is why you’re able to download items from PSN and still play online games. If you’re in a hurry for a download to complete you’re better off killing any running games or apps and doing something else for a bit.

Pause and Resume Your Download

Another tip that we’ve seen work for ourselves is pausing your download, then resuming it again. If it feels like your PS4 is dragging its heels over a large update or new game download, this tip might help move things along.

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