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Slow Connection? Here’s How To Check Your Internet Speed

Internet users around the world have been duped with Internet speeds well below those advertised. Internet service providers (ISPs) have been throttling Internet speeds and users often do notice (for example: When you pay top dollar for your Internet connection but it’s still slow). You can (and should) check your Internet speeds every now and…

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Easy Ways To Enhance Your Privacy On Android

Your mobile phone is a gold mine of information for app developers, marketers, and unfortunately hackers, but not everyone wants to be tracked. Android does provide permissions to control access to your camera, microphone, photos, contacts, precise (GPS) location among other things. However it is difficult to give up the features offered by apps. Some…

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Audi R8 Refreshed With Greater Agility And Modernized Shape

The Audi R8, a 2-door Audi performance car initially released in 2006 has been redesigned (somewhat) with improved handling (especially in the braking area). The R8 LMS GT3 has shorter braking distances and an improved suspension. It can decelerate from 62.1 MPH to a stop 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) shorter than the previous model, and…

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Nissan Leaf Approved To Supply Energy To Germany’s Power Grid

The Nissan Leaf electric car has been approved for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) connections by German regulators, making it the first electric car to get such an approval. This is positive step forward for the concept of distributed energy storage, discussed below. V2G is a concept that enables electric vehicle batteries to supply power to the electric…

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Light Bulb Market Update: LED Efficiency Has Doubled, And Prices Have Fallen

Several years ago, I was hard pressed to find an LED light bulb offering reasonable efficiency without an exorbitant price. We’re talking about $10-$20 for a dim bulb (40-Watt equivalent/450 lumens and less in some cases) achieving 45 lumens per Watt (lm/W). An efficiency of 45 lumens per Watt (usually up to 55) was common…

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