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You May No Longer Need a New Computer: there’s a Good Chance yours is Perfectly Fine!

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This story is intended to help the average consumer make a better and more informed decision prior to purchasing a new computer- ultimately saving them hundreds if not thousands of dollars over time. The Easy “1-Click Trick” detailed in this article is designed to improve the performance of your PC and make it run like new again!

Best deals for Thursday: Save on Apple iPads, Roomba vacuums, AncestryDNA test kits, Google Home Minis, and more

Save on the products you want for your home or dorm room.

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: Mashable Photo COmposite By Rudie ObiasMashable Deals2018-08-16 14:18:10 UTC Today, retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target have really good deals on the products you want for the home, like electronics, video games, and smart devices. It’s never […]

Inside the Vegas nightclub that launched its own cryptocurrency

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Distributed celebration. Image: Andrew Dang/more las vegas By Jack Morse2018-08-16 00:55:26 UTC It’s 11:15 p.m. on a Friday night and a man in a white button-down shirt named Joey just ordered me a shot of Fireball. It’s a little hard to hear him over the music blasting from the other side of the velvet ropes, […]

#DeactiDay: The growing Twitter movement urging users to delete their accounts over Alex Jones

A growing movement urges Twitter users to deactivate their account, at least until Twitter takes action against Alex Jones. By Matt Binder2018-08-15 14:32:10 UTC Some prominent Twitter users are giving the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey an ultimatum: it’s either us or Alex Jones. There is a growing movement in various circles on Twitter to make […]

Instagram is investigating hacked accounts, promises new 2FA features

Instagram has acknowledged a wave of reports that people have lost access to their accounts. Image: mashable/lili sams By Karissa Bell2018-08-15 01:57:08 UTC Instagram says it is “aware that some people are having difficulty accessing their Instagram accounts” and that it is investigating the “issue” that’s caused hundreds of users to lose access to their […]

Amazon has this all-in-one desktop computer from Lenovo on sale for $95 off

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: Lenovo / Mashable photo composite By Rudie ObiasMashable Deals2018-08-14 14:33:01 UTC All-in-one computers are great because you don’t need a separate monitor, speakers, or gigantic tower to start working. You just have to connect a keyboard and […]

Instagram users are reporting the same bizarre hack

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Instagram users are getting locked out of their accounts as a result of a bizarre hack. Image: LightRocket via Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-08-14 01:54:43 UTC Krista, an Instagram user with more than 4,500 followers on her fitness account, noticed something strange on Saturday evening: she had been logged out of her account.  When she […]

How a lightweight, prefabricated concrete roof is just a taste of the coming revolution in architecture

Researchers at the technical school ETH Zurich have constructed a unique lightweight concrete ceiling by mixing computational design, 3D printing, and prefabrication.  The design makes it cheaper and more efficient so that structures only use concrete where needed. In the future, that will make buildings more sustainable and better optimized.  Let’s block ads! (Why?) Tech

Farmers are now using literal lasers to scare birds away from their crops

Scarecrows are so last year. Image: Tim Boyle/Newsmakers By Jess Joho2018-08-12 22:33:21 UTC Scarecrows might make for a nice aesthetic, but the latest trend in keeping pests away from crops sounds like something straight out of Star Wars.  Lasers are now the newest trend helping blueberry and raspberry growers in the Pacific Northwest protect their […]

The Truth campaign took down teen smoking. Now it's going after JUUL.

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Don't try this at home, kids. Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE By Keith Wagstaff2018-08-12 11:00:00 UTC JUUL is the vape giant that went from zero to $ 16 billion in three years. Truth Initiative is the largest anti-smoking organization in the United States. Both the company and the non-profit claim to have the same goal: helping smokers […]

Hacker convention in Vegas is full of tin-foil hats. Literally.

Reading your thoughts.

That stylish paranoia. Image: Jack Morse/mashable By Jack Morse2018-08-11 22:34:51 UTC What if they really are out to get you.  If you spend enough time walking the Las Vegas casino floors, you’re sure to come across some unique sights. But scores of people sporting all shapes and sizes of literal tin-foil hats? Welcome to DEF […]