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Acer’s New Classroom Chromebooks May Help Prevent The Spread Of Germs In Schools
Kids being walking germ-spreaders is enough of a problem at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Classrooms have become major sticking points for governments aiming to limit the spread of Covid-19, but Acer has done its best to alle
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Google Makes 1.6-trillion-parameter Language Model
Large language models are the bedrock of a huge range of Google services and a new 1.6-trillion-paramter model is about to supersede the current 400-billion-parameter T5-XXL. Studies have shown that there’s a strong correlation between the number of
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Give Your Scene A Brand-new Sky
Last October Adobe released the latest version of Photoshop. One of Photoshop CC 2021’s headline features is the new Sky Replacement Tool, which uses machine learning to automatically recognise the sky in your outdoor photos, isolate it and drop in a
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IOS System Maintenance
Apple likes to keep your iOS device firmly locked down, and for the most part that’s fine. After all, most of us aren’t interested in jailbreaking our devices and the risks that come with that. But gaining more control doesn’t have to entail risks –
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Microsoft Powerpoint
PowerPoint creates slide shows containing text, images and videos, useful for many purposes. Businesses present products and services to customers, teachers present course materials, and families show slides of loved ones on anniversaries and birthda
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Games News
Bloomberg reports that a number of current and former CDPR staff “depict a development process marred by unchecked ambition, poor planning, and technical shortcomings”, alleging the team was aware of the issues ahead of release. It further alleges th
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Get More From Autofocus
Focusing in fast-paced conditions is always a challenge for lovers of action photography. When a subject is moving erratically and at high speed, it draws on all of your camera skill and subject knowledge to correctly cover the main zones of the scen
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Loophole Still Works – Will Microsoft Ever Close It?
It looks like you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free, despite Microsoft ending that offer several years ago. However, while the offer for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade for free to Windows 10 is officially over, a loophole remains t
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Ridiculous Tech
US$30 | retropatents.com There will come a day where the black turtlenecks, round spectacles and entirely void living spaces surrounding you just won’t be enough to remind you that you are an undiscovered genius that is just about to break through in
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Turn A PC Into A Router
To most people, a router is a mysterious box that makes the internet work. In reality, the routers you buy are just low powered PCs with a built-in switch and some fancy antennas. The routing stuff is actually all in the software, and it’s entirely p
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HP Reverb G2
$1,099, www8.hp.com The HP Reverb G2 is quite possibly the most exciting virtual reality headset on the market right now. That may come as a surprise to people expecting the likes of HTC, Oculus or Valve to be the ones to push VR forward, but the HP
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Stay Motivated And Accountable At The Gym
“New year, new me”… it’s one of the reasons why gym memberships sky rocket early in the year, with gym-goers looking to make a positive change towards better health. But joining the gym is only half of the way there. Having a program that you can hol
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Buyer’s Guide
From $1,199, apple.com/au Apple has outdone itself. 5G has been added, the CPU has more power than you’re ever going to need, and the dual-lens rear camera system can take spectacular photos in any kind of light. From $949, oneplus.com A simp
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Omori
US$19.99, Switch, PS4, 3DS, Xbox, www.omori-game.com There’s a weird reputation surrounding games made in RPGmaker. The game engine is known for spawning a mix of your basic clunky demakes of classic RPGs and cult horror hits like Yume Nikki, Lisa:
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Arlo Video Doorbell
$299, www.arlo.com Dollar for dollar, the Arlo Video Doorbell is probably the best video doorbell out there. While it is pricier than the standard Ring Video Doorbell, it offers a higher resolution and smarter features, and it’s significantly cheape
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US Finally Forms AI Strategy And Oversight Division
If you read the PR-styled White House press release about the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office (NAIIO), you might be inclined to think that the Trump Administration actually did something good by creating a unified AI oversight offi
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Learn How To Sign In To Multiple PCs
Anyone can do it Windows 10 A quick and easy sign-in option which uses your email address and password to give you access to a range of Microsoft services from Windows 10 and Skype, to OneDrive and Office. Also known as an offline account, a local ac
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Override 2: Super Mech League
US$29.99, Switch, PS, Xbox, PC www.modusgames.com To understand what Override 2 is, it helps to understand what it isn’t. It’s a beat ‘em up and, sure, that immediately tells you a lot about the experience. Given the clear influence certain Japanese
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Best New Apps
Android/iOS, Free This messaging app has been a staple for many who are concerned with privacy but it recently exploded in popularity. This came in part thanks to a confusing update to WhatsApp which implied more sharing of user data. But Signal is p
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Sandisk Extreme Pro V2 1TB
$339, Shop.westerndigital.com Sandisk has rolled out a third version of its award-winning Extreme portable rugged solid state drive, one that sports a distinct orange carabiner loop. Confusingly, it looks exactly the same as the other Extreme produc
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Microsoft Word
Starting a new document is easy. Click File at the top and select New on the left. To start with a clean page, click the Blank document thumbnail (Fig 1). Now just start typing your letter, report, CV, book or whatever you want. Although you can crea
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Hidden Bacteria And Fungi Discovered On Da Vinci’s Drawings
But recent research has revealed another level of complexity to his drawings: a hidden world of tiny life forms. The findings could help build a microbiome ‘catalogue’ for artwork. Each of the pieces had a unique-enough collection of microbes that re
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
From $3,799, www.lenovo.com When we first looked at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold at CES 2020, we definitely saw it as the direction mobile computing was going to take in the coming years, and that is still very much the case – the Lenovo ThinkPad X1
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The Best Free Personal Backup Solution
Backup is the OG security solution, the cure to most of what ails you even today. And yet, so many of us neglect this simple process and just trust that nothing will happen. After all, it just doesn’t seem worth the effort… until it does. Both Window
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2020’S HOTTEST SCI & TECH TO WATCH OUT FOR
Discover how to turn water into green power. Electricity is generated by renewable energy sources – such as solar or wind – to power the electrolyser, needed to strip hydrogen from water molecules. When an electric current is passed through the pos
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Run Windows Apps On Mac
There are several ways to run Windows-only apps on your Mac, but only one allows you to run them directly from your Mac desktop, and that’s Wine (winehq. org). Its command-line nature makes it fiddly, but thankfully more user-friendly variants exist.
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Microsoft OneDrive
Since the release of Windows 10, the role and presence of Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service has changed considerably. It is no longer an app, as such, and it is more intricately woven into the very fabric of the operating system, working behind the
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Lenovo Yoga 9i
$TBC, www.lenovo.com/au/en/pc The Lenovo Yoga 9i comes in strong at the tail end of 2020 as one of the best laptops of the year, giving us an early look at what Intel Evo is capable of while keeping things stylish and functional. Though it’s a bit o
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Common Mac Problems Solved
Are you experiencing problems with your Mac? If so, don’t be scared and freak out because there may be a quick and easy way to solve the problem. Over the following pages, we cover the most common problems that people experience with their Macs and o
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Google Guest Mode Stops Friends Ruining Your Smart Speaker Suggestions
Google smart speakers and displays will now offer a Guest Mode that doesn’t save interactions between you and Google’s voice assistant. The new feature still allows Google to answer questions, play music, set timers and control your smart home gadget
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