How to Customize Captions & Subtitles on Your Phone

How to Customize Captions & Subtitles on Your Phone

Hardware
According to a study done by internet provider Tencent, a whopping 27.44% of Android users root their phones. With over 1.4 billion Android devices out there, that works out to somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 million rooted phones and tablets. In other words, there may very well be more rooted Android devices than there are Americans, so root nation is an important demographic that deserves being catered to.Superuser status isn't always easy to achieve, though. Many manufacturers lock their device bootloaders and add extra layers of security to prevent users from rooting and installing a custom recovery. Yet people still find ways around these hurdles, because rooting allows them to uninstall bloatware, block ads, and apply cool system-level mods and tweaks, among other things. For many folks, this level…
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How video games can help us hack the human brain

How video games can help us hack the human brain

Graphics, Hardware
Examining the brain in real-time Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new advances come out that allow us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase "The future is now." Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video series called Future First. Episode thirteen of Future First is titled "Brain Hacking With Video Games." In it, we take a look at how new technologies—including virtual reality—help us to track activity within the human brain in real time, how different experiences affect different parts of the brain, and how we can use that information to further our knowledge of the mind. Helping to lead the discussion is Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD., director of the…
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Expense spared – the cost of replacing legacy things

Expense spared – the cost of replacing legacy things

Business, Hardware, hiring, Tips & Tricks
A previous Quocirca blog post (The Internet of Everything – the need to manage external things) looked at how Internet of Things (IoT) deployments will mostly need to include access to at least some external devices. One of the problems this throws up, especially for network security teams, is the need to verify the safety of devices joining networks, over which they have little or no on-device control. This problem is not exclusive to external devices, internal ones are a challenge too; IoT-integrated legacy devices will not have been provisioned with network security in mind and the processing power of low cost new devices will often be too limited to do much beyond the task they are built for. Furthermore – new or old – low powered devices will often…
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Top 10 computer mistakes beginners make

Hardware, Software, Tips & Tricks
Below we've listed the top 10 mistakes we find beginner computer users making and how you can avoid falling into the same mistakes. Not backing up important files One of the biggest mistakes anyone can make is not backing up important information. Today, there are so many different methods of backing up your information that there is no longer any excuse for not backing up your information. Make sure to backup all important information before it is too late. Clicking Next or Ok without reading Everyone has become more impatient thanks to the instant gratification we all enjoy every day on the Internet. However, because of this impatience it is not uncommon for new users to click Ok or Next without reading what they are agreeing to and not making…
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