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How can I speed up a Windows 10 laptop?

I am trying to resurrect an old but good-in-its-day laptop for my son to use for his A-levels. I have bought a cheap 256GB SSD to improve the read/write speeds, but it seems I am stuck with the current 4GB of memory. Its two memory slots could support 8GB but 4GB DDR2 memory modules are…
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Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything). About The Talos Principle Philosophical Puzzler As if awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange, contradictory world…
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An iPhone with USB-C might finally happen, thanks to the EU

In the next few years, you may find your future iPhone uses the same charging cable as most Android phones after a ruling today from the European Parliament. The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for, in its own words, ‘the mandatory introduction of common chargers for all mobile devices’. This means the body…
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What Is the Difference Between a Cornish and Devon Cream Tea?

The cream tea is a British institution that is loved everywhere in the UK, but perhaps no two counties love it more than Devon (or Devonshire) and Cornwall. Arguments abound as to which location is the real home of the cream tea, with minor differences in each tea service. Regardless of which side you’re on,…
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Met police to begin using live facial recognition cameras in London

The Metropolitan police is to start using live facial recognition (LFR) cameras linked to powerful computers on London’s streets despite scepticism from experts over how efficient the system is and widespread concerns over civil liberties. The Met rejected claims the scheme was “a breathtaking assault on rights” and claimed that 80% of people surveyed backed…
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UZI Tactical Pen with DNA Catcher Black

The Tactical Defender Writing Pen with built-in Black Cuff Key . Law enforcement professionals know That they always need to expect the unexpected. That a routine traffic stop Could become un-routine at any moment. The UZI Tactical Pen takes something as trivial as a pen and turns it into a potential life saving tool .…
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Clearview AI sued over facial recognition privacy

Spot the odd one out A lawsuit is taking aim at Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition app being used by US law enforcement to identify suspects and other people. The app is under fire after a New York Times investigation into the software company earlier this week. The app identifies people by comparing photos…
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NEW Sony Xperia

Last year’s flagship Sony smartphone, the Xperia 1, was rated “the best phone in the world for watching movies” with its elongated 6.5″ screen, 21:9 aspect ratio, 4K capability and its Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.  Ever since the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 dropped we’ve been wondering what’s coming next, and it looks like Sony…
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Clandestine actions of Thatchers mercenaries

A British mercenary company established by former SAS veterans conducted clandestine and highly controversial operations around the world, with successive British governments either unwilling or unable to rein it in, a new book reveals. Keenie Meenie Services (KMS) was one of Britain’s first mercenary companies, believed to have taken its name from Arabic slang for…
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