Will Windows 11 run on your PC? YES!!

Will Windows 11 run on your PC? YES!!

Microsoft can't seem to get Windows 10 right, and maybe now we know the reason: because they just announced Windows 11! Coming sometime around the end of this year, Windows 11 promises to be everything Win 10 is not. There's only one problem: Everyone is claiming...

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Two-Factor Authentication without SMS or a smartphone

Two-Factor Authentication without SMS or a smartphone

These days, 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) is all the rage. Instead of securing your account with only a password, you have to enter a password and a secret code... But where to get this code? The simple way is via an SMS to your phone, which means you also must...

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Get your Scottie’s Tech.Info vids on LBRY!

Get your Scottie’s Tech.Info vids on LBRY!

Due to popular demand, I finally imported all my vids to LBRY.tv. You can find me here: https://lbry.tv/@ScottiesTechInfo I will still be publishing new vids on YouTube, but for any "controversial" topics, LBRY may be the only place you'll be able to see that content...

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FAST Power Bank: No more 2-day recharge times!

FAST Power Bank: No more 2-day recharge times!

Power banks, portable USB chargers, battery banks... Whatever you want to call them, they're very handy for charging your gizmos on the go. The only trouble is that almost all of them take AGES to recharge themselves. Even though many models support Quick Charging of...

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Dark Welder 2: My DIY battery tab spot welder

Dark Welder 2: My DIY battery tab spot welder

After the failure of my $16 battery tab spot welder, I saw Kevin Dark's DIY version. But it wasn't exactly what I needed, so I decided to build a modified version. The Modified Dark Welder, or Dark Welder 2.0, has a foot switch that triggers a precise welding current...

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How to get more speed from your USB drives

How to get more speed from your USB drives

Just how fast is USB 3? There seems to be a bit of confusion out there about how fast USB 3.x devices can actually go - as well as how to actually obtain those blistering-fast transfer rates. That's not surprising since what should be a pretty simple topic is actually...

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5G loses steam, but what’s next?

5G loses steam, but what’s next?

The latest news about 5G isn't exactly flattering. After dealing with nothing but hyped-up descriptions of the Technological Wonderland that awaited us, now even mainstream techie news seems to be all about bashing 5G instead of promoting it. What happened?? In short,...

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Thunderbird 78: Change is in the air, but don’t panic!

Thunderbird 78: Change is in the air, but don’t panic!

So there I was, reading my e-mail the other day, when I received an upgrade notice from Thunderbird. Great! Maybe they'll fix things... So I upgraded. Welcome to Thunderbird 78, where everything has changed! Well, sort of... My add-ons no longer worked, the folder...

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The $16 battery tab spot welder

The $16 battery tab spot welder

I've been looking for a cheap battery tab spot welder for 18650 lithium-ion cells for awhile now. The usual ones just aren't worth the cost. For example, for half the cost of a welder, I could buy at least 2 brand new power tool battery packs. Enter the $16.99...

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Is Windows 10 2004 defragging your SSD to death?

Is Windows 10 2004 defragging your SSD to death?

The word on the street is that the latest version of Windows 10, version 2004, contains a bug that over-defrags SSDs. While common "wisdom" is that SSDs don't need to be defragged, the truth is that they sort of need it. Okay then! So, the question then is: Will Win...

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Are injectable tracking devices even possible?

Are injectable tracking devices even possible?

We often hear lately about nefarious plans involving injectable tracking devices... But is such a thing even possible? Given the current state of technology, would such a thing even work? Better yet, HOW would it work? After all, it's a long way from contactless...

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Why you don’t want a Wireless Charger

Why you don’t want a Wireless Charger

Wireless charging is all the rage these days. Unfortunately, it's not quite up to par. It turns out that most chargers are actually wasting tons of electricity - and they're not exactly easy to use, either. Join for me for a look at yet another wireless technology...

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Windows 10 2004 Update: More new stuff, and more of the same

Windows 10 2004 Update: More new stuff, and more of the same

Windows 10 2004, called the Windows 10 May Update, was released eons ago. Despite the fact that this version was tested for ages, it still managed to cause various headaches for many users. That's why you probably don't have it yet - but you will soon! So, what's...

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No more WiFi, Part 4: Wire and test your house network

No more WiFi, Part 4: Wire and test your house network

This video is a continuation of Part 3!! What happens if you want to set up a home network, but you already have existing Ethernet cabling and wall jacks? While it may seem simple, it turns out that you need to do some investigation first. In Part 1 of this video, I...

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No more WiFi, Part 3: All about existing house wiring

No more WiFi, Part 3: All about existing house wiring

What happens if you want to set up a home network, but you already have existing Ethernet cabling and wall jacks? While it may seem simple, it turns out that you need to do some investigation first. In this video, I describe the different types of patch panels you may...

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