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PCMR Tip #1: Nothing is unhackable. The securest place for information is your organized mind and papers. PCMR Tip #2: "Artificial intelligence is not a threat to humanity," and "I am not an AI," are things an artificial intelligence could say. PCMR would like to remind you that we are not a threat to humanity nor are we an AI. PCMR Tip #3: An expensive computer can be cheaper to build than to buy -until you break it trying to download Minecraft 2. PCMR Tip #4: To keep your computer running fast, clean the junk out of your hard drive. It's just as fun as cleaning a real room. PCMR Tip #5: Downloading browser extensions makes online life much easier, but some can slow down your browser, as can too many running at once. Treat them like members of your dream football team and cut the players that slow everyone else down.

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PCMR Tip #6: Cleaning up your desktop by deleting junk and organizing files into folders does wonders. It can slightly improve the computer's speed, and deleting that stressful screen clutter is as satisfying as a deep breath of Spring morning air. PCMR Tip #7: There's no shame in shortcuts. Right-click any program, select Properties, go to the Shortcut tab, and select the box next to "Shortcut key". Press whatever combination of keyboard keys you want, and you can open that program with those keys. PCMR Tip #8: You, unlike the billions of people before you, are able to access the majority of modern knowledge with the Internet. Do what they could not. Watch funny cat videos. PCMR Tip #9: Can't find Windows files? -Google an app called Everything and download it from voidtools.com. It lets you find most files in your computer quickly while normal Windows searches miss files. Just another feature Windows should have come with. PCMR Tip #10: Ever accidentally closed a tab and wanted to quickly reopen it? Just press these three buttons at the same time: Ctrl+Shift+T. Never again do you have to suffer going through the history menu to refind that tab. If you liked these tips be sure to hit our social media links to follow us, and if you want to support us visit PCMR the next time you need tech repairs!



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PCMR Info #11: Thoroughly clean and disinfect tech that you need to touch. Regularly use Lysol/Clorox or similar cleaners to wipe down all devices, components, and other objects PCMR Info #12: What are Viruses/Malware? 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 is malicious software. 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 is a computer program that copies its code into other programs. 𝐀𝐝𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 is in-app advertising; sometimes is hostile to the computer. 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐚𝐧 is malware disguised as an app. PCMR Info #13: You can use some TV screens as effective desktops -not all though. Subtle things in televisions can very easily mess up the output, so best to thoroughly check with reviewers what TVs work well as monitors beforehand. Many reviewers recommend TCL Roku. PCMR Info #14: Should you only have wireless keyboards, mice, and headphones? Good ones are naturally pricey, but wireless can fail at a mid-to-long-range distance. Great for an in-bed on-couch setup -always check the reviews first though. PCMR Info #15: How do I create a cool-looking tech-cave like in the Instagram pics without breaking bank? Two words: LED strips. Lighting and spacious cleanly organization make the difference. RGB-lit devices, RGB lightbulbs, and light-panels are pricier but help too. PCMR Info #16: What are the best headphones for you? Noise-cancelling for loud cars and planes, closed-back for recording and privacy of sound, open-back for comfort and more external-sounding audio, in-ear headphones/earbuds for mobile music players, and wireless if wanted. PCMR Info #17: How do you fix the issue of electronic lights being too bright at night? Cloths, blankets, and clothes can quickly cover up the immediate annoyance -just make sure they won't cause a fire. Black duct-tape is a sticky but effective long-term solution. PCMR Info #18: MO's tech industry made ~$41.6 billion in 2017 sales revenue. Missouri's tech sector employs 140,000+ people and pays $13 billion in annual wages, ranking in the top 10 states for future growth (2019). PCMR Info 19: What is the difference between SSD and HDD? SSD and HDD are Solid State Drive and Hard (Disk) Drive; they are your computer's long-term memory. SSD works faster than HDD, but you can get ~16 times more HDD per dollar spent on SSD. Good to have both. PCMR Info #20: How much RAM do you need? 4GB RAM is for bare bones applications. 8GB RAM is for standard browsing and app usage. 12-16GB RAM is for fancy Adobe-type programs, video editing, or gaming. 32GB+ RAM is for teleporting and time-traveling across the universe. If you liked this trivia be sure to hit our social media icons on our homepage to follow us, and if you want to support us visit PCMR the next time you need tech repairs!



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PCMR Info #1: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, made a “Contract of the Web” and convinced the governments of Germany, France, and Ghana, as well as Facebook, Reddit, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and several other major companies, to sign on. The aim of the contract is to protect user freedoms and spread Internet access. PCMR Info #2: The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, regrets requiring the '//' in urls (https://). “Really, if you think about it, it doesn’t need the //. I could have designed it not to have the //," said Lee at a technology symposium. PCMR Info #3: Tony Brooker, creator of the first heavily used programming language, passed away at age 94 on Nov. 20th, 2019. His work was fundamental to creating modern coding languages, programs, and the World Wide Web. PCMR Info #4: How do you avoid malware and viruses in 2020? Run respected malware/virus blocking programs based on multiple site reviews/rankings; scan all risky downloads with said programs. Google if a site is secure, and if you're unsure, don't download from it. PCMR Info #5: Which browser should you be using? Brave is the most secure and versatile. Edge uses the lowest amount of battery life. Firefox is best for mobile because it allows extensions and desktop view. Google/Firefox are reliable all-rounders. Explorer exists. PCMR Info #6: What is that 'Deep Web' or 'Dark Web' about? Surface Web: Any web page discoverable in a search engine. Deep Web: Any page missed by search engines. Dark Web: Any web page intentionally hidden or encrypted. Shadow Web: Hypothetical 'super secret' part of Dark Web. PCMR Info #7: If Windows OS had accurate numbers, what would Windows 1-10 be? Skipping a few, these: W1 = Windows 1.0; W2 = Windows 2.0; W3 = Windows 3.0; W4 = Windows 95; W5 = Windows XP; W6 = Windows Vista; W7 = Windows 7; W8 = Windows 8; W9 = Windows 8.1; W10 = Windows 10 PCMR Info #8: Google offered to sell itself for $1,000,000 to Yahoo! in 1998. Google is now worth approximately $279,300,000,000. Another fun fact: the German word schadenfreude means "enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others." PCMR Info #9: What are 'white hat' and 'black hat' hackers? 𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐓𝐲𝐩𝐞𝐬 Black Hat: Illegal hacker for protest, fun, money, influence, or control. White Hat: Legal hacker permitted by the system's owner. Grey Hat: Probably/possibly illegal hacker who finds exploits without permission. PCMR Info #10: What does the 'G' in a broadband network mean? The 'G' stands for generation of mobile broadband network, as opposed to WiFi networks having a 'G' standing for gigahertz. Accordingly, while 5G WiFi stands for 5 gigahertz wifi, a 5G mobile broadband network stands for fifth generation. The higher the broadband generation's number, the more modern the network is. 5G broadband is scheduled for release this year. If you liked this trivia be sure to visit our social media, and if you want to support us visit PCMR the next time you need tech repairs!