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You can book an Uber on an hourly basis, but it’s going to cost you $50

Normally when you book an Uber, the ride-hailing platform allows for a trip from one destination to the next. Now, Uber is rolling out a feature called “hourly booking” that lets you book a driver on an hourly basis. The feature costs $50 per hour, up to seven hours at a time.

This is a great addition because a lot of folks who use the service don’t own a car and when they have to run errands all over the place, chalking up fees for individual rides can get pretty pricey. This new addition to the platform changes all of that.

Here’s how the new booking feature works on Uber

Users book their trip like they normally would and enter their first destination. From there, an “hourly” option is displayed, thus giving you the ability to add multiple stops. The app will display all the different pricing

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Google is finally doing something about annoying website notifications

Have you ever visited a website and were immediately assaulted by requests to enable push notifications? Some sites do it the right way, and then others take advantage of it by tricking visitors into enabling these sorts of notifications.

Well, Google is tired of the shit and will now crackdown on websites with abusive permission requests in an upcoming update to Google Chrome sometime later in July.

Now, this isn’t going to be applied to every website that asks users to enable notifications. They’re only doing this to the worst offenders. Sites that actively try to trick users into allowing notifications and sites that utilize push notifications to spread malware and phishing scams. The percentage of sites doing this is small, but they’re out there, and they have Google’s attention.

Going forward, when a user lands on a website that uses these shady practices, Google will display a warning letting

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The TurboGrafx-16 Mini may be the best mini console yet

Did you know that Konami made its own game console back in the ’80s? As I posted pictures on social media with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, it became obvious most didn’t.

If you happened to be around playing video games back then, you may remember some of  TurboGrafx-16’s games. I’d also forgive you if you didn’t. Konami isn’t necessarily a smart company.

I’ll cut to the chase here and tell you all, this goes toe-to-toe with the Sega Genesis Mini as the best mini console but just like the original’s launch, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini has its flaws.

What is the TurboGrafx-16?

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Released back in the US in 1989, the TurboGrafx-16 was an actual marvel of a console, proving to be a much more robust and capable system than its current competitors. It was a rebranding of Konami’s PC Engine system from Japan, which is famous for

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How to check which version of Android is running on your device

If you own an Android device, you might want to know which version of Android is running on it. That could be because a new app is only supported by the latest versions, or you might be wondering if the hot new feature you read about is going to be coming to your device.

It could also be that you’ve read about some security issues and wondered if your phone has the fixes for mitigation. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to check which version of Android your system is running, as well as updating it to the latest version.

We’ll show you how to get the information you need.

Here’s how to check which version of Android you are running

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The first point of call is the Settings app. You can get to this either by hitting your app drawer and finding the gear icon saying Settings

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Four monitors later, the sense of work-at-home dread is subsiding

Working at home can be a challenge. Some of the finer points of setting up your home workstation are deciding how you want to spend your days, in the sense of available technology.

A lot of us are going to be doing this for a while, so there are a couple of approaches. You can either set it up to mimic the pit of cubicle-despair you had at the office, or you can set it up to be a freaking control center; a cockpit of resolute productivity and technology. Obviously, since no manager is looking over my shoulder, I chose the latter.

I have four monitors, plus a laptop screen that is hidden behind one of the monitors. So you can either count that as four or five. Whatever helps you sleep at night. The large monitor is in the center, with one on either side and a floater up

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