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Why Lithium AA Batteries “Fail” Out of the Blue

Here’s Why Lithium AA Batteries “Fail” Out of the Blue (And What to Do About It) – By Sydney Butler How-To Geek
If you’ve put a lithium AA battery into something like a gaming controller or any device with a battery meter meant for alkaline batteries, you may notice that the batteries seem to go dead suddenly, even if the meter still showing a full battery right up to the end. Why does this happen? The answer is surprisingly simple.

How to take pictures of the Northern Lights with Google Pixel and other Android phones

How to take pictures of the Northern Lights with Google Pixel and other Android phones – By Ben Schoon 9to5Google

The biggest geomagnetic storm in over 20 years is hitting the Earth this weekend, and it’s leading to the Northern Lights being visible in huge portions of the Northern hemisphere. Here’s how to take a picture of the Northern Lights using a Google Pixel smartphone or other Android devices.

How To Create Strong and Secure Passwords

How To Create Strong and Secure Passwords – By Heather Vale creditonebank.com
In today’s digital world, it’s hard to escape the need to create passwords. Every e-commerce website, every software platform, every technological device, and every account you own, or access needs a password to get in. But not just any old passwords will do. Since they help prevent fraud and identity theft by protecting our personal information from hackers and other cybercriminals, they need to be strong and secure.

Chromebooks finally receive custom mouse and keyboard shortcuts

Chromebooks finally receive custom mouse and keyboard shortcuts – By Michael Crider PCWorld
ChromeOS has been adding capabilities to bring it up to speed with other operating systems for…well, for as long as Google has been working on it, which is about 12 years now. The latest update might be of particular interest to anyone who switches between a Chromebook and other devices regularly. It lets you change the keyboard shortcuts and mouse buttons to your liking.

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