How to Create Separate Netflix Profiles for More Accurate Suggestions

Netflix recommends content based on what you’ve watched, but if it thinks everyone in your household is the same person then its recommendations will be terrible. Here’s how to improve recommendations for everyone with user profiles. Setting up multiple user profiles benefits everyone. In a family setting, it allows you to separate the viewing habits of the adults and the kids, allows ... Read More »

What Are the Little Gray-Capped Things on RAM Modules?

If you are performing your first ever RAM upgrade, then watching a small piece suddenly “chip off” of a RAM module can be a very worrisome event. But is it as bad as it looks or is the RAM module still usable? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes ... Read More »

How to Use Local Artwork with Your Plex Media Server

Plex can automatically label your media and apply artwork to it, but sometimes there’s no substitute for your hand-picked movie and TV show artwork. Thankfully, you can easily use your own media assets with your Plex collection. By default, Plex uses a tool known as a scraper to “scrape” the metadata for your media files from online databases like TheTVDB and The ... Read More »

Should I Keep My Tech’s Serial Numbers Private?

Every electronic device you own—your phone, laptop, mouse, keyboard, and every other piece of tech—has a unique serial number. But are those numbers best kept private, like passwords, or is it alright if someone else sees them? What Is a Serial Number? A serial number is a unique identifier assigned to a device during the manufacturing process. It’s not necessarily a number—serial ... Read More »

What Is NVIDIA SHIELD?

Way back in 2013, NVIDIA released an Android-powered portable gaming console called “SHIELD.” Since that day, though, NVIDIA has released a number of different products under the same name, which got a little confusing. So what exactly is NVIDIA SHIELD? The short answer is that SHIELD is now a family of products, designed for playing video games and doing other things ... Read More »

How to Disable Screenshots On Your Apple Watch

If you find yourself accidentally taking screenshots of your Apple Watch and filling up your iPhone’s camera roll, it’s possible to disable the function altogether. When it was released, a significant number of Apple Watch users had issues with accidental screenshots. If you want to take screenshots, the method of pressing and holding the crown and side button at the same time ... Read More »

A closer look at Trump’s immigration policies

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Trump was propelled to victory based on his immigration policy promises. But how are his deeds stacking up to those promises? Seth Meyers takes a closer look. The post A closer look at Trump’s immigration policies appeared first on Holy Kaw!. Read More »

When Is a CPU’s Cache Flushed Back to Main Memory?

If you are just starting to learn how multi-core CPUs, caching, cache coherency, and memory works, it may seem a little bit confusing at first. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has answers to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A ... Read More »

Which Chromecast Should I Buy (and Should I Upgrade My Old One)?

The Chromecast has been out long enough to have several generations of hardware. But what’s the difference between them, and should you upgrade to the newer versions? Originally released in 2013, the original $35 Chromecast flew off the shelves thanks to its ease of use, excellent app support, and the dead simple way it allowed people to sling YouTube, Netflix, ... Read More »

Is It Safe to Use a Hard Drive While rsync Is Running?

If you are just getting started with rsync for the first time and have multiple large hard drives to make backups of, is it safe to actually use one or more of them during the long process? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a ... Read More »