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We've all seen it — someone hands you their phone and you notice that it's called "Bob". Or you see a list of possible devices you can connect to and every single one has a weird name. Or you're the one scrambling to explain why you've renamed your work computer "Big Bad Caesar".

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There are three constants in the universe: death, taxes, and computer hard drive failure. When your computer inevitably bites the dust, it will take your valuable data with it, which includes your priceless photos and much more. You can prevent the loss of your data though, with a lifetime subscription to SkyHub Cloud 2TB Backup, priced at more than 90% off MSRP for Gizmodo Australia readers.

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Tabbed browsing has changed the way we surf the web, making it ridiculously easy to load sites in the background and switch between a bunch of pages in seconds. Now, you can get the same interface for browsing through your files on Windows. Here's the tool you're going to need and how to use it.

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Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realising you've deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there's still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help you recover your deleted data no matter what platform you're using. Here's what you need to know.

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The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these ten are the most significant.

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Increasing exposure to outdoor light is the key to reducing the myopia (short-sightedness) epidemic in children, according to ground-breaking new research by Australian optometrists.

Optometrist and lead researcher on the project, Associate Professor Scott Read, who is the director of research at QUT's School of Optometry and Vision Science, said that children need to spend more than an hour and preferably at least two hours a day outside to help prevent myopia from developing and progressing.

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When I bought my Macbook Pro a year ago, I was feeling so internally guilty about spending $US1500 ($2,011) on a laptop that I only paid for 128GB of storage, a decision I've regretted about three times per day ever since. This solution isn't cheap, but at least it will stop me whining.

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Back in 1999 President Bill Clinton held an "internet town hall" hosted by a company called [email protected] Clinton answered questions submitted from the 50,000 people watching along. And despite the fact that Clinton admitted he was "technologically impaired," it was essentially the first presidential Ask Me Anything (AMA).