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Uber is testing an on-demand staffing service

36842010-d316-11e8-8adf-6a62e4310f22Uber is seemingly on a quest to become the Amazon of services, having expanded beyond ride-hailing to freight hauling, food delivery and electric scooters. Now, it is testing an on-demand staffing service. Uber Works will let companies recruit short-…


Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies

dims?crop=1600%2C754%2C0%2C0&quality=85&Electric cars typically need larger, denser batteries if they’re going to meet the range expectations of people used to gas-powered vehicles, but available space and weight limit the size of that battery. Researchers might have a solution: turn the…


Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies

dims?crop=1600%2C754%2C0%2C0&quality=85&Electric cars typically need larger, denser batteries if they’re going to meet the range expectations of people used to gas-powered vehicles, but available space and weight limit the size of that battery. Researchers might have a solution: turn the…


How to Disable Video Auto Play in Microsoft Edge

block-autoplay-video-edge-featured.jpgOne of the annoying things that can happen while browsing the Internet is auto-playing videos – mainly because the autoplay videos can consume a fair amount of data and startle you with sudden audio from time to time. If you don’t like this behavior, then you can disable autoplay videos in Edge with ease. There are two ways you can disable videos from autoplaying in Edge. The first method allows you to block autoplay media globally, meaning once you enable this option, no website in the Edge browser can autoplay. You have to manually click on the video to start playing. The second method gives you… Read more

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What is WiGig, and How Is It Different From Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 is on the way, but it isn’t the fastest wireless technology you can get. WiGig is designed for super-fast speeds over short distances, and an improved version is coming in 2019.

WiGig Basics

HTC’s Vive Wireless Adapter connects a Vive headset to a PC wirelessly, using WiGig.

WiGig transmits data wirelessly on the 60 GHz frequency, unlike Wi-Fi 6 and other “normal” versions of Wi-Fi that use the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies.

The 60GHz frequency is less congested than 2.4GHz or 5GHz, which means it can transfer more data at once. That translates into faster wireless data transfer speeds—in other words, faster Wi-Fi when using WiGig.

Specifically, the current version of WiGig is promising speeds of around 5 Gbps in the real world, while Wi-Fi 6’s real-world speeds will probably be more around 2 Gbps. And there’s a newer, better version of WiGig the way, which should be even faster at around 10 Gbps.

That sounds great, but there’s a downside. Those shorter wavelengths mean that WiGig has a much smaller range. The Wi-Fi Alliance says the current version WiGig can support distances of up to 10 meters thanks to beamforming. However, a WiGig signal will have trouble getting through walls or other obstacles.

WiGig devices can drop to the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies when necessary. But, while on those frequencies, they aren’t getting WiGig’s super-fast speeds.

RELATED: Wi-Fi 6: What’s Different, and Why it Matters

WiGig Is 802.11ad and 802.11ay

The ASUS ROG Phone wirelessly connects to displays using a WiGig-enabled dock.

WiGig was first announced in 2009 by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, a trade association pushing this technology. In 2013, the Wireless Gigabit Alliance closed and the Wi-Fi Alliance—the same body that oversees Wi-Fi standards like Wi-Fi 6—took over. “Wi-FI CERTIFIED WiGig” is now a Wi-Fi Alliance standard, just like WPA3 security is.

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How to Use Your Existing Phone Overseas

dims?resize=2000%2C2000%2Cshrink___PURIMBy Geoffrey Morrison

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here.


How to Search Instagram

This wikiHow teaches you how to use Instagram’s search feature. Instagram allows you to search for anything from specific topics and hashtags to users on both the mobile app and the desktop site.


EditOn Mobile

  1. Open Instagram. Tap the Instagram app icon, which resembles a multicolored, square camera. This will open your Instagram home page if you’re logged into your account.
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    • If you aren’t logged into Instagram, enter your email address (or phone number, or username) and password before proceeding.
  2. Tap the “Search” icon. It’s the magnifying glass-shaped icon in the lower-left side of the screen.
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  3. Tap the search bar. It’s at the top of the screen. This will both bring up your on-screen keyboard and cause the filter tabs to appear near the top of the screen.
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  4. Select a filter. Near the top of the “Search” page, tap one of the following tabs:[1]
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    • Top — Displays a list of the most popular (or relevant) people, tags, and places matching your search query.
    • People — Limits search results to people whose usernames match your search query.
    • Tags — Limits search results to hashtags matching your search query.
    • Places — Limits search results to locations matching your search query.
  5. Enter your search term(s). Type in whatever you want to search for, then tap Search in the keyboard.
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    • On Android, you might tap Enter or a magnifying glass icon instead of Search.
    • When searching for tags, you don’t need to include the pound sign (#) in your search.
    • You may have to tap the search bar again after selecting a filter before the keyboard re-appears.
  6. Review the results. Scroll through the list of search results to do so.
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    • You can open a result (e.g., a hashtag’s list or a user’s profile) by tapping it.

EditOn Desktop

  1. Open Instagram. Go to in your computer’s web browser. This will open your Instagram home page if you’re logged in.
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    • If you aren’t logged into Instagram, click the Log in link and enter your account credentials before you continue.
  2. Click the search bar. It’s at the top of the page, just right of the “Instagram” heading.
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  3. Enter your search term(s). Type in the name, word, or location for which you want to search.
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  4. Review the search results. As you type, you’ll see a drop-down menu appear below the search bar; this is where your search results will display. You can scroll down through the search results to browse through them as needed.
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    • Clicking a search result will open it.


  • The search results Instagram shows to you are impacted by your current location, friends list, the content you like, and more.[2]


  • Make sure you’re using the correct filter when searching for a specific item (e.g., a person). Looking up a person’s username while on the Tags tab, for example, will prevent you from finding the person for whom you’re looking.

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Tesla’s future ‘dog mode’ would prevent humans from panicking

dims?crop=1400%2C799%2C0%2C0&quality=85&Tesla already has a feature to prevent its electric car interiors from overheating. Not everyone knows that, though, and that’s a problem when people may call the cops or break into your ride to rescue a pet that’s actually quite safe. You might no…


5 Reasons Why You Should Use Incognito Mode for Browsing

incognito-mode-featured.jpgIncognito mode is synonymous with Internet activity that might be a tad bit embarrassing. We won’t spell it out for you, but we’re sure you can imagine what we’re talking about. While the central concept of Incognito mode suits these private activities very well, there are many other instances in which it comes in handy. Related: Is Incognito Mode the Answer to Your Privacy Concerns? What Is Incognito Mode and What Does It Do? Incognito or Private mode is a feature built in to virtually all modern Internet browsers. Basically, it allows users to browse the Web anonymously, sort of. Unfortunately, Incognito mode doesn’t hide… Read more

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The Pocophone F1 is the best smartphone for the buck right now

Pocophone F1
The Good

Great specs • Tons of features • Attractive design • Amazing price considering the hardware

The Bad

Camera lacks OIS • Some bugs • No water resistance or wireless charging

The Bottom Line

The Pocophone F1 is the best deal in smartphones right now, bar none.

Mashable Score4.25
Cool Factor4.0
Learning Curve4.0
Bang for the Buck5.0

Say you want a smartphone with top specs. Say you’re absolutely disgusted with the prices of flagship smartphones these days. Amazingly, this is not a problem without a solution. Read more…

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