Entertainment &Hardware by Wes Novack on 10 Feb 2018

Get free over the air HDTV with an HD Antenna

Fire your pay TV provider! Yes, I’m referring to your unfriendly local cable TV company, your satellite dish TV provider, and the like. Most of these companies have atrocious customer service, they gouge you with ridiculous or hidden fees, and they continue to hike the price of TV subscription packages year after year with no end in sight.

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If you can’t break your TV addiction and you don’t want to continue shelling out your hard-earned loot, it’s time to consider installing an HDTV antenna! Most people aren’t even aware that you can get absolutely free, high definition broadcast television channels over the air (OTA) with a modern HDTV antenna.

To dive into this brave new world of free HDTV, you’ll need proximity to a major metropolitan area that has broadcast television towers and you’ll need to be in the receiving path of the signals. I’ve used my HDTV antenna in the Phoenix Arizona area and the Salt Lake City Utah area, at 3 separate homes.

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Software &the web by Wes Novack on 07 Jan 2018

How to become a verified Brave publisher with your WordPress site

How to become a verified Brave publisher with your WordPress site

Website owners & vloggers: Take note that becoming a Brave verified publisher is a quick, easy process, that can score you some BAT cryptocurrency from your readers/viewers. If you haven’t heard of Brave yet, check out my previous post – Brave browser review: privacy focused with a crypto twist.

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To start the Brave publisher verification process, visit https://publishers.basicattentiontoken.org , enter your email address and click “Get started”.

On the Brave Payments platform, there are verified and non-verified publishers. It behooves publishers to become Brave verified as the Brave Payments configuration inside the Brave browser has an option to exclude non-verified publishers.

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Software &the web by Wes Novack on 06 Jan 2018

Brave browser review: privacy focused with a crypto twist

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Brave browser is a new-comer to the browser wars that hopes to disrupt the industry by blocking all ads & trackers by default and by focusing on user privacy. Brave intends to connect publishers, advertisers and consumers directly to one another by cutting out the middle-men in the advertising industry (Google, Facebook, etc) via the use of their BAT (Basic Attention Token) crypto.

Founded by Brandon Eich, the creator of JavaScript and founder of Mozilla/Firefox, Brave is an interesting new browser concept, worthy of consideration. Brave is built on top of Chromium (the open source browser that Google Chrome is also built on top of).

Brave Shields

Brave uses its “Shields” system to block ads/trackers, block 3rd party cookies, enforce HTTPS Everywhere, and block phishing/malware, all by default.

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the web by Guest Contributor on 05 Jan 2018

Google, the Answer to Everything

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Derived from the word Googol which means a very large number, the word Google has now come represent the best the internet has to offer. The company that was built on the revolutionary search engine now also owns a googol amount of money. Google, the firm, is using its mega resources to stay on top of the market. The result of this is better user experience for the public.

Everyone’s Tool

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Entertainment by Guest Contributor on 05 Jan 2018

Can Real Money Gambling Pay for Your Wedding?

The answer to this question is very simple and straightforward. Yes, real money gambling can fund your dream wedding. There are a lot of ways that this can happen. The obvious ways would involve winning a dream wedding package as part of a casino promotion or winning a huge jackpot. However, these things only happen to a few individuals per year. Therefore it is not prudent to focus on such things. Instead, we shall focus on how to make your real money gambling hobby more profitable.

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Entertainment &Hardware &Software by Staff Writer on 05 Jan 2018

Is Virtual Reality a Fad or the Future?

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Virtual reality, a.k.a. VR, is one of the hottest new innovations in the tech arena. Despite its widespread applications in the medical, military, and aerospace arenas, there is still a smidgen of scepticism about its ability to go mainstream. Before we answer this question about VR, it’s important to elaborate a little more on this cutting-edge technology. Back in the 1990s, The Matrix popularized a virtual reality where the mind was plugged into a computer mainframe and people interacted with one another in an alternate virtual universe. This virtual arena breached the divide between the real world and the virtual-reality arena, with real-life consequences.

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Hardware &Mobile Phones &Software by Wes Novack on 18 Dec 2016

LG G4 bootloop of death

LG G4 bootloop of death

This past August, out of the blue and quite unexpectedly, my LG G4 (VS986) smartphone became entangled in a never ending reboot cycle. I experienced long pauses on both the LG branded boot screen and the Verizon branded boot screen, followed by a quick black screen. The cycle would then repeat, continuing in a dreadful, never-ending infinite loop. I had owned the LG G4 for approximately 11 months before this incident occurred.

Below is a video of the LG G4 bootloop in action.

Twas a good old chap and I really did enjoy using the ol fella. I had a mostly trouble free relationship with the device. All was well until the nefarious BootLoop of Death (BLOD?) cycle reared its ugly head.

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