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Understanding multi-core CPUs

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I’m sure you’ve heard about multi-core processors but you might have a few questions about how it works and why there’s so much brouhaha concerning them. In this guide, I’ll break down the confusion and arm you with the knowledge

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Are you being tracked by your MAC address?

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Every network connected device has a MAC address which is used to uniquely identify that device on the network.  By itself, a MAC address doesn’t pose any tracking concerns; MAC addresses are a fundamental necessity for device communications. The problem

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3 hip security features coming to Windows 10

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Microphone check one, two… Windows 10 is here to stay and I’m here to say, that before you blame, Microsoft for being lame, you should check out this new thing, that they’re doing today. C’mon! You didn’t know I could rap?

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Why are 32-bit programs still running on my 64-bit version of Windows?

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Most PC’s shipping these days are rocking 64-bit versions of Windows 8.0 or 8.1.  If you’re not sure how to check which bit architecture you have (32-bit or 64-bit) in Windows, there’s a quick command line trick for that. Today I

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What’s the proper way to clean my dusty laptop?

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I have a co-worker who is a little bit messy.  Everyone know’s someone like that right? She’s the girl with the sticky mouse buttons, smudgy display and greasy keys.  I can almost see my reflection in her keyboard! Can someone say

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