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    Shut Down vs. Sleep vs. Hibernate

    Shut Down: This is the power-off state most of us are familiar with. When you shut down your computer, all your open programs close and the computer shuts down your operating system. A computer that’s shut down uses almost no power. However, when you want to use your computer again, you’ll have to turn it on and go through the typical boot-up process, waiting for your hardware to initialize and startup programs to load.

    Sleep: Also known as Sleep or Standby. In sleep mode, the computer enters a low-power state. Power is used to keep the computer’s state in memory, but other parts of the computer are shut down and won’t use any power. When you turn on the computer, it will snap back to life within just a few seconds. You won’t have to wait for it to boot up – everything will be right where you left off. However, this uses more power than shutting down or hibernating your computer.

    Hibernate: Your computer saves its current state to your hard drive, essentially dumping the contents of its RAM into a file on its hard drive. When you boot up the computer, it will load the previous state from your hard drive into its RAM. This allows you to save your computer’s state, including all your open programs and data, and come back to it later. It takes longer to resume from hibernate than sleep, but hibernate uses much less power than sleep. A computer that’s hibernating uses about the same amount of power as a computer that’s shut down.

    If you put your computer to sleep and its battery becomes critically low, the computer will automatically go into hibernate mode to save your state.

    When To Shut Down, Sleep, and Hibernate

    Different people treat their computers differently. Some people always shut down their computers and never take advantage of the convenience of the sleep and hibernate states, while some people run their computers 24/7.

    When To Sleep: Sleep is particularly useful if you’re stepping away from your computer for a small amount of time. You can put your computer to sleep to save electricity and battery power. When you need to use your computer again, you can resume from where you left off in just a few seconds. Your computer will always be ready to use when you need it.

    When To Hibernate: Hibernate saves more power than sleep. If you won’t be using your computer for a while – say, if you’re going to sleep for the night – you may want to hibernate your computer to save electricity and battery power. However, hibernate is slower to resume from. If you’re hibernating or shutting down your computer every time you step away from it throughout the day, you may be wasting a lot of time waiting for it.

    When To Shut Down: Most computers will resume from hibernate faster than they will boot up from shut down, so most people will probably want to hibernate their laptops instead of shutting them down. However, some computers or software may not work properly when resuming from hibernate, in which case you’ll want to shut down your computer instead. It’s also a good idea to shut down (or at least restart) your computer occasionally – most Windows users have noticed that Windows needs an occasional reboot.

    Making Your Choice


    Once you’ve made your choice, you can control what happens when you press the power button on your computer or close the lid on your laptop. To do so, press the Windows key, type Power buttons, and press Enter. You’ll see the power button options in the Windows Control Panel. (On Windows 8, you’ll need to click the Settings option on the search screen after typing Power buttons.)



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  • Crack any WiFi password using simple steps

    It is very easy to find WiFi password using few cmd commands. This command works even when you are offline or you are connected to some other WiFi network. Using this command, we can further optimize our particular WiFi network like turning on some features such as mac randomization, changing the radio type of your WiFi etc.
    whenever we connect to a WiFi network and enter the password to connect to that network, we actually make a WLAN profile of that WiFi network. That profile is stored inside our computer along with the other required details of the WiFi profile.
    These steps work even when you are totally offline or you are not connected to the particular wifi you are looking the password for.
    How to know the WiFi password using cmd:
    1.Open the command prompt and run it as administrator.
    2. In the next step, we want to know about all the profiles that are stored in our computer. So, type the following command in the cmd:
    netsh wlan show profile
    This command will list out all the WiFi profiles that you have ever connected to.
    3. Type the following command to see the password of any WiFi network:
    netsh wlan show profile WiFi-name key=clear
    4. Under the security settings, in the ‘key content’, you see the WiFi password of that particular network.
    Besides knowing the password, you can also use this result to further optimize your WiFi. For example, Under the profile information, you can see mac randomization is disabled. You can turn on mac randomization feature to avoid your location tracking based on the device’s MAC address.

    Here is how to turn on mac randomization on Windows 10:

    1.Go to settings and click on ‘Network & internet’
    2.Choose the ‘WiFi’ in the left pane and click on the advanced option.
    3. Turn on the ‘Random Hardware Address’ feature under this settings. If your wireless hardware does not support this feature, the “ Random Hardware Addresses ” section will not show up at all in the settings app.
    Once you have turned this on, you are done.
    Also, under the connectivity settings, in radio type, you can see the whole list. Channel interference could be another reason for a slow WiFi. So, next time, you might also like to change the radio type settings for a better speed.
    As far as radio type is concerned, you can also change that in your router for a better connection or connectivity. 
    If you are also aware of some more tricks and tweaks like this, please put them in the comment below. We would be happy to feature some of those in our next articles

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  • Scientists found first independent space nation 'Asgardia' - and you can become a citizen

    A consortium of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and legal experts has announced plans to create the first ever nation in space.

    The new nation will be called Asgardia - after Asgard, one of the Nine Worlds of the ancient gods ruled over by Odin in Norse mythology - and will be independent of any current nation state on Earth.

    Asgardia will be built on a satellite, which will be launched into orbit in the Autumn of 2017 - 60 years after the launch of the first ever satellite, Sputnik.

    It will have its own legal framework, flag and other symbols of nationhood, representing a new era in the "Space Age".

    "Asgardia is a fully-fledged and independent nation, and a future member of the United Nations - with all the attributes this status entails," said Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, chairman of UNESCO’s Science of Space Committee and founder of the Aerospace International Research Centre in Vienna, who is leading the project.

    "The essence of Asgardia is peace in space, and the prevention of Earth’s conflicts being transferred into space."

    Under current international space law, including the widely adopted , states are required to authorise and supervise national space activities, including the activities of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

    Objects launched into space are subject to their nation of origin, and if a nation launches an object into space, that nation is responsible for any damage that occurs internationally and in outer space.

    The Asgardia project aims to create a new framework for ownership and nationhood in space, which will adapt current outer space laws so they are fit for purpose in the new era of space exploration.

    By creating a new space nation, the scientists hope to enable private enterprise, innovation and the further development of space technology to support humanity to flourish, free from the tight restrictions of state control that currently exist.


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  • How To Recover Deleted Files From Your Computer

    What happen when we delete our valuable files mistakenly, there are two ways or we can say two types of computer users, one – who use only delete button and others who delete files by pressing Shift+Delete, The simple delete button stores your deleted files on Recycle Bin but when we press Shift+Delete then our computer command to delete or wipe out the file entirely from the computer.

    So what are the possible ways that we can recover our deleted files? Using the simple delete button helps you to recover your deleted file from Recycle Bin but you unable to recover those files when you delete using Shift+Delete.

    Recycle Bin

    when you press Shift+Delete, there are only two ways to recover your deleted files, that is The backup plan and the other is recovery tools!

    The Backups:


    The most convenient way to get your files back is to start backing up all your hard drives, in future whenever you face any circumstances related to your lost files then this backup plan will help you to achieve that!

    When you have backup programs then you don’t have to worry about your lost data just look on the application and start recovery mode to get your files back.

    The Application For your Windows Computer That recover all your deleted files:

    Recover My Files

    Recover my files

    This windows program helps you to recover all your deleted files from Windows Recycle Bin, due to the system failure or unexpected system shutdown you may lose some of the important working files from your hard drive, but this software recover your files, just follow the below steps to start managing your computer to avoid any future files loss.

    How to use Recover My Files?

    #1 Download the software Recover My Files.

    #2 After download and installation open that application, you will be prompt to select any two optionRecover Files OrRecover a Drive. (Select as per your need)Recover files and Recover a Drive

    #3 If you select the option Recover Files then you will be asked for drive location to search on a particular drive for your deleted files.

    select the drive

    #4 Now just select Search for deleted files and click on Start. (Wait for the application to report you the result)

    Search for deleted files

    Search for deleted files

    #5 The search result will display you all the deleted files and you just have to unhide all your protected files to get thefiles restored as well as to locate the given path of all those particular deleted recovered files.

    wait for few second

    wait for few second

    #6 Once you given the path of the files then you can see all your files in the same folder and later you can transfer to your original folder.

    unhide the protected files in windows

    unhide the protected files in windows

    So the above solution is attempted because you have deleted all these files by only pressing the delete button but what else do we have in the alternative? let’s have a look!

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  • After Winning The Internet, Google Wants To Become Your Doctor


    Short Bytes: Over the course of its 17 years of operation, Google has become synonymous with the term web search. Now, going one step ahead, Dr. Google is rolling out a new feature called “Symptoms Search” that will give you self-treatment options and tell you about the situations when one needs to pay a visit to the doctor.
    With an increased dependence on the internet, we have developed a habit of searching the web to get an answer to even the slightest doubts. Similarly, we perform a Google search when we encounter some unknown medical issue before paying a visit to our doctor.

    To make itself more helpful, Google is rolling out a new feature called “Symptom Search”. This will show you better search results in your iOS and Android Google apps.

    In the coming days, if you’ll search Google with phrases like “headache in one side”, Google app will show you a list of different medical conditions like “headache,” “migraine,” “tension headache,” and “cluster headache”.

    Even if you simply type “headache”, you’ll get an overview of the self-treatment options and situations when you need to visit a doctor.

    Google curates this list of symptoms and disease descriptions on the basis of search results and comparing it with the medical information collected from eminent doctors.

    You might be surprised to know that Google has teamed up with experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic to create a Knowledge Graph that is continuously improved and updated

    This update will be coming to your smartphones in the upcoming days, starting in English in the U.S.

    Did you find this article helpful? Don’t forget to drop your feedback in the comments section below.






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  • Apple is accused by CHINA of stealing their smartphone designs as Beijing orders tech giant to halt sales of iPhone 6


    Apple has been ordered to halt the sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing by a Chinese authority who deemed the American tech giant has copied the designs of a Chinese smartphone.

    The Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau recently ruled the California-based company had infringed the patent right of 100C, a handset produced by a company called Baili based in Shenzhen, southern China.

    Apple and its distribution partner in Beijing, Zhongfu Telecom Equipment, have appealed against the ruling to the Beijing Intellectual Property Court, reported the People's Daily Online.

    According to the report, Shenzhen Baili Marketing Service Company claimed that Apple had based the designs of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on their smartphone product, 100 Plus.

    They requested the Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau to demand Apple and its distribution partner to stop selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

    Baili submitted a patent application to the Chinese authority for its 100 Plus smartphone on January 13, 2014, according to The Paper, nine months before Apple released its iPhone 6.

    The application was approved in July 2014.

     On May 10, the Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau concluded that Apple had infringed Baili's patent. 

    A statement from the bureau said: 'Although iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have minor differences from Baili's 100 Plus, they are so subtle that average customers would not notice. 

    'So, this case falls into the patent rights protection category.'

    The bureau also ordered Apple and Zhongfu Telecom Equipment to stop selling the two models in its ruling area Beijing, the Chinese capital, according to Article 60 in Chinese Patent Law.

    Baili is a little-known company, without an official website.

    Unlike other Chinese smartphone brands, such as Xiaomi and Meizu, Baili's products are hard to find on the mainstream market. 

    In particular, the 100 Plus smartphone is not available on the country's major e-commerce sites, and

    On the other hand, Apple's products are hugely popular in China. 

    The opening of Apple stores in different Chinese city usually attracts an entourage of cult Apple fans who would queue for hours or even days in order to be the first one to step into the shops.


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  • Scientists Confirm Mugabe Can’t Die: Has Superhero DNA & Will Live Forever


    Respected scientists from the Science Institute based in the UK have been secretly investigating why Robert Mugabe does not DIE! This came after it was made known to the public back in 1999 that Mugabe does not dye or cut his hair.

    Mugabe, the famed political guru brought to Earth to wear black suits and rule with an iron fist has been the president of Zimbabwe since 1980. Many came and passed on, but Mugabe is still reigning with energy and might.

    It was said in 1999 that the now 92 year old Zimbabwean president does not need to go to the gym or eat veggies to stay healthy. He was born to live forever.

    People started believing this as pictures of him from the eighties and the seventies were brought forward to prove that he basically still looks the same after decades.

    Billions of dollars were then invested into researching Mugabe’s condition and scientists recently came out to say that they have concluded that they could not find any sign of decay in his DNA.

    They have taken DNA samples from his clothes, facecloth, toothbrush and hairbrush, and they have for years run tests but could not find any sign of mortality in the man.

    People have also said that he uses his walking stick as a disguise, He does not really need it.

    While we could not get a comment from the Zimbabwean government at the time of writing this satiricalpiece, Morgan Tsvangirai, Leader of the MDC however rubbished these findings, stating that Mugabe is just a man like everyone else. He also stated that Mugabe is a mortal person, not an ageless creature of smoke, silk, and sweet, sweet funk. Adding to the revelations that the 92-year-old’s body is just a collection of bones and tissues like any other.

    “We have never seen anything like this. At first we could not believe it, but after running a series of tests, we then realized that Mugabe is really immortal” said Dr. Irvin Koch, the lead scientist in this research.

    The research will go on until 2018 or until the program runs out of funds.

    This makes it clear now that Mugabe will rule forever. We are just not sure if this is good or bad news to the people of Zimbabwe.



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