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Will a Bluetooth 5.0 gaming controller work with a Bluetooth 1.1 computer (old Bluetooth adapter)

Plan on buying a Coolermaster Storm to replace my near decade old controller. I can run it wired if I have to and plan on using the Bluetooth easily with my laptop but wondering if I can run it with my adapter.

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2024/02/12
15:22 UTC

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How to get Google name search results moved further down the results page?

I've read the rules but Im not sure if this post is breaking them, apologies if it is.
In very short, my dad died 2 years ago, and i had been his primary carer for 2 years. I was 29 at the time of his death. Shortly after his death, I was depressed did something incredibly stupid and although I didn't hurt anyone or do anything dangerous, the act itself could have been dangerous and I was held overnight in a cell. ( I was not in danger of harming anyone, just myself)
I have no idea how, but I ended up in a tabloid newspaper online.
I was my dads primary carer so was not working for two years, now I am desperate to find a new job but I am too afraid to apply for any because as soon as you search for my name, this tabloid news article pops up.
Its totally fabricated and exaggerated, but it makes me look like Im a bad person. What I did was wrong, but I was grieving and in a very bad place.
would love some advice on how I can push these results further down the page, or even on to the second or third?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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2024/02/12
14:30 UTC

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Help with .File extension files

My coworker who shoots her videos on iphone and uploads it on company's google drive which i then download from drive to edit. But many times, the videos are in .File format and I have no idea how to convert it to something which I could use in my editor. If i use vlc to play the file it works fine so the file itself is completely fine. I ask my coworker for that video on whatsapp and when she sends them, its in .Mov format. Is there a way to fix this? Not a very technology master here so solution could be something very simple and I wouldnt know it, so any help is appreciated. Thanks

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2024/02/12
11:16 UTC

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how can i retrieve an expired qr code for a digital copy of a photo booth photos?

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2024/02/12
10:46 UTC

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Cloud Vision Pro

If you could offload the processing to a cloud server, and there is near to zero lag between the communication. Does that mean theoretically all you would need is just bunch of cameras? Theoretically?

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2024/02/12
09:12 UTC

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Does the Insta360 X3 track GPS coordinates when recording in 360?

Hi, I have a specific requirement for what I need out of the X3 otherwise I need to look elsewhere - If I stand still, hold the X3 above my head and record a 360 video; will i be able to retrieve the coordinates of the location where i captured the shot from after (and possibly see where north is?)
For context, I'm doing a site visit and want to capture the view from different locations that are approx. 50-100m apart from each other in 360, then use the coordinates of where i captured those shots with the X3 and highlight them on a site map.
Would this be possible to do with the X3?

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2024/02/12
08:23 UTC

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App for burner/alternate phone numbers

Is there an app where I can get multiple burner phone numbers (must be able to receive texts and activation codes) for free, for a one time payment, or a payment for each new number (basically just NOT a subscription or recurring payment)? I plan on using these numbers to sign up for rewards accounts, and I don't want them to be linked to my regular phone number.

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2024/02/12
04:36 UTC

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Technologically stunted: How do I screen record a video on my macbook and record the audio?

This is probably ridiculously simple but how do I screen record a video from a website on my macbook and also record the audio?

I have a video of a class I want to save and can only access it for a limited time and want to have it for awhile. Its two hours long.

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2024/02/12
01:47 UTC

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Cell phone weirdness

What does “dial it, xx” mean in regards to cell phone calls?

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2024/02/12
00:21 UTC

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input director for iPad?

I'm trying to use my iPad for graphic design on my laptop(s) and I'm stuck on trying to find a software that will help me relay the inputs on my apple pencil to my computer. any help would be much appreciated

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2024/02/11
22:37 UTC

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What phone should I take?

Recently I figured out I am about 8 hours a day on my phone and decided to try and quit my addiction.
I've been thinking about getting a phone with a keyboard and preferably no apps can be downloaded (bc Ik I'll give up eventually and go down the same rabbit hole.)
Only thing I wish for the phone to have, is a good quality camera with a good (good resolution and big enough) screen. I like to record and edit videos, with quitting tiktok, instagram and such I'd have more time for that, but a camera is a need than.
Do you know which phone would be the best for my case, if one even exist?

Edit: Forgot to add, my old phone is bugging anyways, also I'm on a budget, so a regular keyboard phone and a nice camera isn't an option unfortunetally.

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2024/02/11
21:04 UTC

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cheap and proper laptops 2024

ive had a lenovo legion for 7 years and its nearing its end. im looking for a new laptop but im not sure on what to get. im graduating next year and im gonna study comp sci (ik it might be a shit decision). what laptop should i get thats around 1000 USD

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2024/02/11
20:46 UTC

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how to move a gif from a copy/ clipboard or powerpoint slide to google slides?

currently im creating a portfolio for my art uni and i want to add some digital work/ gifs ive made.

However, i never saved the gifs, but left it on a ppt slide.

ive tried to copy and paste the gif onto google slides, the gif was frozen and saving it as a picture, then gif file from powerpoint just froze the gif.

how can i move the gif from Microsoft ppt to a google slide, asap please.

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2024/02/11
20:41 UTC

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Does this take up Bandwidth?

My cousin who lives in the same house as me lets his computer run 24/7 with 20+ tabs open and lets it just go into sleep mode. Does this take up WiFi? My WiFi is very inconsistent and bad to begin with so I’d like to at least get to the bottom of this issue if it is one. Thank you and much appreciated to anybody who can offer a helping answer.

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2024/02/11
20:27 UTC

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Where are the flying cars?

Are any companies or countries working on it seriously to become "a thing"?

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2024/02/11
19:46 UTC

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Should I get 16 or 32 GB of RAM?

I have a thinkpad with 8GB of RAM right now. I want to upgrade it for better performance. Considering I have a processor with 1.6 GHz base frequency and 3.4 GHz max frequency and the GPU is integrated so it will use the RAM as it has no own VRAM, would 32GB be an overkill? I am afraid if I install 32GB, it will not be used fully as other specs will limit it.

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2024/02/11
18:44 UTC

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How to share my Android app on F-Droid?

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2024/02/11
17:59 UTC

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Looking for an InfoCentre for a TV

We'd like to show upcoming events, Center hours, weather, pictures from the Center, that sort of thing. Idea is a rotating system on a wall mounted TV.

Does something like that exist? That's within the very small budget of a Community Centre?

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2024/02/11
16:39 UTC

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Laptop Advice

Hi, next year I'm starting high school and I need a laptop. I was thinking something with 16gb of ram and at least 512gb of storage, my budget is 1500€. Would you choose macbook or windows?
Any advice would be very helpful.

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2024/02/11
14:55 UTC

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can you help me to decide?

Hello, I don't know if anyone is going to see me but I need some advice Well, I have been undecided about whether to buy a new cell phone or a laptop, they cost more or less the same but the truth is that I personally feel that I need each of them in different contexts. The laptop can be useful for school and it is also a gamer laptop. so from time to time I will be able to play and such, and the cell phone can come in handy since the phone I have is starting to fail me, and I feel that it is much better in every aspect than the phone I have and I really want to know what Would you choose or if you could advise me so I can make a decision

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2024/02/11
08:34 UTC

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Can I get a virus/spyware just from going to a corrupt site or do I have to click or download something on said site (on my phone)

I went to a site for a restaurant I like and it looks like it got hijacked or something because a bunch of irrelevant popups came up trying to scare me into clicking them. Or I dunno if they are necessarily popups or just the site its self. I’m paranoid I have a virus now. Should I be? I didn’t click anything once the sketchy looking site came up. I just closed the window. (This is on iPhone)

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2024/02/11
03:53 UTC

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Anyone ever tried turning off all mobile notifications?

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2024/02/11
02:26 UTC

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LF a tech thing I saw but cant remember the name, similar to Apple Vision.

Hey, so I remember seeing these (pretty sure) glasses (maybe goggles but dont THINK so) that were similar to Apple Vision, though Im pretty sure they WEREN'T Apple Vision. They were mainly used to watch movies or tv without bothering others, like if yourr in bed or on a plane. So they are basically AR projector glasses. For the life of me I cant remember what theyre called, or find them via random google fu. Any help would be great, and maybe some personal experience with said items?

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2024/02/10
21:32 UTC

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Is it possible to extend RAM in HP ENVY x360 13-ay0008ca? Please help me

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2024/02/10
18:46 UTC

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One click "hide" button for Youtube videos

So I very often use this "hide" button on videos in my YT subscription box to keep everything clean & organized after watching videos.

I was curious if it would somehow be possible to move that button next to the video, so I don't have to click into the sub-menu every time I want to hide a video, since that does get a bit tedious. Basically making it into a one-click action, like this example.

I was wondering if this would be possible whether it be via a Tampermonkey script or anything else coding-wise.

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2024/02/10
17:00 UTC

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How can I ONLY watch videos of YouTube channels that I have subscribed to. There are just so many recommendations and distractions when you open YouTube on your phone.

Is there something that automatically downloads your subscribed channels videos on android or something because I just get distracted by the other videos on YouTube for hours. Pls help 🙏

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2024/02/10
14:31 UTC

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Deleting WhatsApp messages

I have deleted many messages on WhatsApp by pressing “delete for me.” My question is can these messages be retrieved from my phone???? And if yes how can I delete them so that they can never be found again? I have an iPhone btw.

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2024/02/10
12:41 UTC

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Why tf did my computer earrape me with a random high pitched xylophone twice at 4 am(as far as im aware i havent installed anything and the browser is open with many tabs)

It ruined my sleep and gave me A D R E N I L I N E

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2024/02/10
11:39 UTC

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I have a portable induction stove that requires 240V to run. How do I use it in America?

The user manual says the required voltage range is 160-270V. When plugged in indoors, it gives an error code “E1” that indicates “Low Voltage Protection. <160V” which I assume is because most outlets in the U.S. are 110-120V. What kind of adapter/converter can I get to use it properly?

I’m honestly pretty confused because it has an American plug (I think it’s called Type A?) so why would it require more than 120V?

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2024/02/10
04:43 UTC

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Please help me 🥺

I bought a new pc and new GPU for my work and it almost worked fine until yesterday. Now it turning on but pc doesn't give any signal to display, my keyboard and mouse lights are not working. And also at the startup gpu and cpu 's fans are spinning very high speed and make very high noise. I replaced my power supply, cleaned the ram, rested the bios but nothing work so far. Also checked the monitor it worked fine. 🥺

Can anyone help me plz 🥺

Specs are -

Intel i5 6th gen 16gb ddr4 ram Amd rx 580 8gb Raptor 500w psu H110 motherboard

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2024/02/10
03:33 UTC

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