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By Paul Gil

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    • The 30 Best Torrent Download Sites of 2014 Created: Sunday, February 06, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The world of P2P file sharing is changing. Bittorrent file sharing is progressively becoming more restricted by both governments and by civil litigation pressure of distributors seeking to protect their copyright interests. Good torrent sites are being torn down weekly, but a select few continue to survive and provide excellent service to their users. Here are several of those noteworthy sites.
    • Cyberstalking: What Is Cyberstalking? How Should I Deal with Cyberstalkers? Created: Sunday, April 10, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Cyberstalking is now more common than physical harassment. Using smartphones, text messages, sexting, Facebook, and online forums, cyberstalkers will find you, surveil you, harass you, and seek to victimize you criminally. About.com explains how cyberstalking works, and what you can do about it...
    • The 10 Best Search Engines of 2014 Created: Thursday, June 03, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      With hundreds of search engines available, 10 really stand out as providing the best overall service, speed, and relevant hits. Here they are: the 10 Most Useful Search Engines of 2014...
    • The Best Widescreen HD Wallpaper Sites, 2014 Created: Saturday, January 04, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      The Best Free High Definition Wallpaper, 2014: Widescreen and High-Definition Wallpapers for Your Widescreen Double- and Triple-Monitors!
    • What Is 'DRM'? Why Is DRM So Controversial with Music and Movie Artists? Created: Sunday, August 21, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      DRM, short for "Digital Rights Management", is any technology that helps copyright owners prevent the duplication of their digital files. This is particularly used for music and movies.
    • Bizarre Facts About the World Wide Web, 2014 Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Here are some of the bizarre facts that describe the Internet and the World Wide Web. Grab yourself a mug of root beer and join us for some truly incredible trivia...
    • The Best Memes of the Last 15 Years Created: Saturday, October 01, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Here they are: the Greatest Internet Memes, distinguished by popularity over the last 15 years on the Web...
    • The Thugs Who Torment Us on the World Wide Web Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Just like the communities of real life, the World Wide Web is troubled by bad apples and unsavory people. Driven by various dark motivations, there are online thugs who will embarrass you, con you, vandalize your computer, and even inflict emotional grief upon you and your loved ones. Here is your official warning list: Thugs of the Web, and what you need to know about them…
    • How to Make a Killer Password Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      There is no such thing as a perfect password. But it is possible to make a very good password that will force hackers to give up long before it is ever cracked. But how does one create such a complex thing while still remembering it for daily use? There are simple techniques that can really help, which About.com explains here...
    • How You Could Lose Out While Mining Cryptocoins Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      If you are interested in mining cryptocoins like Litecoins or Dogecoins, do know that there are risks involved. Hackers, dishonest mining pools, your wallet being lost, and coin value dropping: About.com explains those risks and how you can reduce them...
    • Cryptocoin Mining for Beginners - How to Mine Litecoins and Dogecoins Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      So, you want to try mining digital coins? While the Bitcoin ship may have sailed without you, it is still very possible to get into Scrypt coins like Litecoins, Dogecoins, and Feathercoins and make a small profit. About.com explains how Scrypt coin mining works, and how a beginner can get into the hobby for a few hundred dollars...
    • 5 Steps to a Good Password Created: Sunday, October 03, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Has no one ever explained to you the secrets to a strong password? These 5 steps will dramatically improve your password strength. It works like this...
    • Introducing: the Internet Memes that Have Captured Our Hearts Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Memes are viral culture. These are the bizarre, humorous, quirky and political images that travel like flu bugs across the Web. Some memes are urban legends, others are animal oddities. Some memes are comedic dances, while others are philosophical commentaries on human nature. About.com profiles the most influential memes of the last two decades here...
    • Why You Want to Cloak Yourself Online Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      In a time when computer hygiene and personal protection are that much more precious, definitely consider getting yourself the services of a Virtual Private Network connection. A VPN will encrypt your email, browser, streaming, and file sharing signals so that your identity and personal habits remain your own private choices...
    • What Is Bitcoin? How Does Bitcoin Work? Created: Saturday, May 03, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Bitcoin digital currency has been around since late 2008. In 2014, this currency is getting more and more respect from the masses as it has proven itself as a viable form of personal wealth. About.com explains more on bitcoins and how they work...
    • What Is a 'Meme'? What Are Examples of Modern Internet Memes? Created: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      You have undoubtedly experienced modern internet memes, but may not be aware of it. Perhaps you have been
    • Visual Guide: The Top 30 Torrent Download Sites, 2014 Created: Monday, November 12, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      October, 2013: several torrent sites have managed to stay on the legal side of the P2P war for now. Here is your visual guide to The Top Torrent Download Sites of 2013...
    • Emoticons and Smileys 101 Created: Saturday, February 07, 2004 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Emoticons are modern day hieroglyphs. These 'emotional icons' are used as creative shorthand in email and text message conversations to convey emotion and style. Here is a list of both the common and the creative emoticons used today.
    • Litecoin Beginners: Sample CGminer.conf and Bat Files Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Litecoin miner beginners: here are some CGminer.conf. and .bat files to help get you started! Geared towards R9 290 and 290X GPU's, try using these sample settings to maximize your hash rate and c...
    • What Are Litecoins? How Are Litecoins Different from Bitcoins? Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Litecoin digital currency has been around since late 2011. In 2014, this currency is getting more and more respect from the masses as it has proven itself as a viable form of personal wealth, and its big brother Bitcoins has seen tremendous market capitalization. About.com explains more on Litecoins and how they work...
    • Bitcoin and Its Alternatives: a List of Cryptocurrencies Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      After Bitcoin launched in 2009, dozens of other cryptocurrencies have spawned, building on the code and the success of Bitcoin currency. About.com lists these other cryptocurrencies/altcoins, and ...
    • Internet 101: Beginners Quick Reference Guide Created: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      Welcome to the exciting world of the Internet and World Wide Web! While there's no owner's manual available for Internet beginners, there is this Quick Reference 'Cheat Sheet' for learning the Net ...
    • 10 Reasons to Use a VPN for Private Web Browsing Created: Saturday, March 09, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      Reasons to Use a VPN for Private Web Browsing
    • The Best VPN Service Providers, 2014 Created: Saturday, February 09, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      The Best VPN Service Providers, 2013
    • Text Talk: the World of Texting Abbreviations, 2014 Created: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      Mobile internet and 'bite-sized' messaging are the new normal. Since smartphones now travel with people more than their computers do, people now prefer to send texts instead of leaving voicemail or...
    • How Proper Online Research Works Created: Sunday, January 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      10 seconds with Google is NOT proper research. Nor is quoting wikipedia when you claim that oil spills cause cancer. True Internet research involves research techniques and a critical thinking mind...
    • The Top 30 Internet Terms for Beginners, 2014 Created: Friday, July 09, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      Whether you are brand new to using the Web and the Internet, or you've been using both for years: here are 30 important terms that are absolutely worth learning.
    • The Best Torrent Downloading Software, 2014 Created: Sunday, April 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Here they are: the most popular 'music pirate' downloading software products for torrent file sharing. This list is compiled from hundreds of user comments and reader suggestions.
    • The Stickiest, Clickiest, Most Addictive Sites on the Web Created: Friday, February 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2014. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for e...
    • The Most Addictive Sites on the Web, 2014 Created: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for e...
    • What Is 'TPTB'? What Does TPTB Mean? Created: Saturday, October 09, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      You see the expression 'TPTB' in online conversations. But what exactly does TPTB mean? About.com explains...
    • What Is 'Bump'? Is Bump the Same as 'To The Top'? Created: Friday, April 15, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      You saw this odd expression in a discussion forum today: 'bump'. What exactly is bump and what is it used for? About.com explains this peculiar acronym here...

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