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    What Is Quantum Supremacy?

    Last week Google made a pretty stark announcement. Google reported that it had achieved something called “quantum supremacy”.  As menacing and totalitarian as that may seem, it’s not quite the sinister achievement it sounds like. In fact, IBM isn’t quite sure this achievement is even all too impressive. So what in the world is this […]

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    What’s the Deal With “eSports”?

    eSports. It’s the new billion-dollar sports industry that’s picking up steam. With its large auditoriums of colored lights, big screens, and headset-wearing gamers, it’s quite the phenomenon. Grand prizes are getting larger by the year, the audience is growing rapidly and so are the number of teams. If you’re wondering what eSports is exactly, well […]

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    What’s The Deal With Electric Scooters?

    If you live in a major US city, you’ve more than likely encountered an electric scooter on the streets. Even if you’ve visited one of those cities, you may have seen a scooter sharing service such as Lime, Bird, Jump, Spin, Bolt or any other. The list is constantly growing with new companies launching almost […]

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    What Is The Windows Registry?

    One of the original developers of Windows NT hated bees. So the developer who was responsible for the registry snuck in as many bee references as he could. A registry file is called a “hive”, and registry data are stored in “cells”, which is what honeycombs are made of. ~ Microsoft Dev Blogs Windows Registry […]

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    Why Browsers Exist, Why They Are Free

    Why Browsers Exist, Why They Are Free, Why You Need To Upgrade A browser’s main function is to provide you with a portal from your computer to the internet. That is its only purpose as far as you are concerned.  But, it is certainly not its only purpose as far as their creators are concerned. […]

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    Using File Attributes In Windows

    What Are File Attributes Windows files have several attributes, or properties. These attributes affect how your file can be manipulated. Below is a list of the available file attributes and their definitions: Read-only: The file cannot be accidentally edited and saved. Hidden: The file cannot be seen in Windows Explorer. System: The file is a […]

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    What Are Environment Variables

    Environment Variables Since its inception Windows has used environment variables. In fact, all modern operating systems use environment variables in one way or another. These variables are used by Windows and programs you have installed to basically know where everything is, and where to put processed data. In this article, we will be talking about […]

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    3. 2. 1. Backup Your Computer!

    Go grab a tissue and I’ll share a story with you, and this is one you should definitely read (at least to find out what 3-2-1 means)… A few weeks ago I was a party in a sad conversation, which had all the attributes of a blockbuster movie plot; money, suspense, and an evil villain […]

  • Learning Computers: Malware and Viruses

    Links to all articles included in this series: The Beginning: Opening introduction to the series Browsers: What are they? How to make them a safer door to Web. Search Engines: The Good, Bad and Ugly. Understanding search results. Malware and Virus: What is Malware? – What is a Virus? What is the difference in their types? How […]