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What is a VPN and Why You Should Be Using One

It seems that a day doesn’t go by without some news being released about a cyber attack or breaches of online privacy.
It’s a major concern for many people and if you’re not yet using a VPN, otherwise known as a virtual private network, hopefully this short article will give you the background you need to know how using a VPN could benefit you.

A VPN encrypts your online activity
The technology is simply specialist software that encrypts your online activity, including your traffic and IP address. By doing this, your actions remain private, whether it’s your email, your browsing history or your location.
When you access the internet, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can see everything you do online. Many track your activity and sell your behaviour patterns to third parties who use this information to market their own products.

By using a VPN service, your activity is automatically re-directed through a VPN server, which applies the software and encrypts all your actions. The only thing that your ISP will know is that you are using a VPN service. This means that nobody can steal your precious files and communications, nor can they monitor your browsing routines.

Ensure you use a VPN with multiple security protocols

At this point, you may be wondering how secure VPNs are and so this is where details become technical. By using a service with multiple security protocols such as NovaVPN service, you can be sure that AES-256 standards are being met together with DNS leak protection facilities.

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The Deep Freeze Makes Chilling 6 Beverages A Breeze

You know what’s worse than going for a soda and realizing it’s warm? Probably a lot of things, but offering warm cans of soda should be considered a class 2 social felony. Well, now you can cross having warm soda off your list this summer with the Deep Freeze.

It’s an ice mold that makes a single large block of ice with spaces that perfectly fit 6 cans, allowing them to quickly cool down. The cans are recessed into the ice block allowing it to make much more contact with the ice. The ice tray itself can even be used as a stand so you don’t wind up with a puddle of water on your picnic table.

For $25, it’s not a bad deal for something that makes cooling and presenting cans easier at your next BBQ. Or, you know, you could just buy a $3 bag of ice, dealer’s choice.

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I Hate Everything About This Pimple-Popping Toy

Ok, so toys that you can mindlessly play with have become incredibly popular over the past year (e.g. fidget spinners), but that doesn’t mean every two-bit idea has to become a disturbing reality. Enter the Pop It Pal. It’s a silicone bar-of-soap shaped atrocity which you squeeze to replicate the feeling of popping a zit.

I hate everything about this thing; I hate the idea, I hate the images and numerous GIF’s of it in action, I even hate the creator just for good measure. It’s an unholy creation that serves only a testament to man’s hubris. Besides, if I wanted to relive the countless hours standing in-front of the mirror squeezing my face as a teen, I’d just start eating greasy food again. At least it’s more appetizing.

Each Pop It Pal kit will set you back $20, and if I catch wind that any of you bought one, I’m calling your mom’s.

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Wood You Care For A Wooden Turntable?

This is the Barky Turntable, it’s not your ordinary turntable as this one is made from a solid ash round. That’ll show the boys down at the YMCA that you have tons of class.

Each turntable features high-quality (and pricey) components that individually cost more than turntable, such as  a high-quality tonearm, cartridge and even power supply. Seems like a pretty fun way to play your favorite songs like Norwegian Wood, Out of the Woods, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, and other non-tree based songs I suppose.

Now, being of a high-quality nature, the turntable will set you back $2,500, but if that’s a little high for your budget there’s also a version made out of concrete for $1,600. Rock on.

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Papers, Please Has Now Been Turned Into A Short Film

Papers, Please is a hit indie game that turns players into border checkpoint inspectors for the faraway land of Arstotzka, the fictional country based on the Soviet Union. It’s a surprisingly fun game with themes surrounding the enforcement of cold, bureaucratic police states.

Well now, there’s a short-film based on the game. At 10 minutes, it’s rather short, but include all of the major details and emotions of the actual game. I don’t want to spoil anything more, so just check it out.

Hit the jump for the video and be sure to turn on English subtitles.

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Harber London Mens Leather Weekender Bag

Go exploring in style while keeping your kit in order with the Harber London Mens Leather Weekender Bag. Made from veg-Go exploring in style while keeping your kit in order with the Harber London Mens Leather Weekender Bag. Made from veg-tanned cowhide leather and German microsuede, this bag screams luxury. Every perfect stitch is plain to see, thanks to the work of some expert craftsmen in Spain. But this bag isn’t just a work of art — it’s practical, too.

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Watch: Bill Gates Hilariously Guess Prices Of Grocery Store Items

Bill Gates is a pretty wealthy dude, last time I checked people are still using Microsoft after all. And all that money kind of clouds one’s ability to understand money.

Well here’s Bill Gates on Ellen trying to guess the prices of 5 common grocery store items. Spoiler alert: the billionaire doesn’t quite know the price of rice.

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Rick Sanchez Hoodie Probably Won’t Make You As Cool

Just in case you wanted to look like an alcoholic scientist, without all the years binge drinking and mad experiments, I’ve got just the thing. You can now buy an officially licensed Rick Sanchez hoodie from Merchoid.

It comes in all sizes and would make for the perfect easy cosplay, but is it really that hard to buy a lab coat and an Etsy wig? Now Merchoid also claims that the hoodie adds +10 to your intelligence, but I really think its more like adding +10 to your ego.

But let’s be honest, now you’ll be able to show off to all your friends and brag about your superior intelligence, because at the end of the day, Rick and Morty really is a show for intellectuals. You probably wouldn’t understand, but there are many subtle references to classic works of art.

It’s available for pre-order now for $60 through Merchoid.

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HP OMEN Gaming Laptops

Move past your limits with the HP OMEN Gaming Laptops. With high-performance in mind, the OMEN laptops offer a whole new world of gaming. These laptops provide high-performance cooling from the vents underneath. Additionally, heat moves away from the CPU and GPU thanks to the four 3.5mm heat pipes and the built-in vapor chamber. Likewise, the heat transfers to four huge radiators. These features combine to enable you to drive hardware past factory settings.

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