Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Your Vizio smart TV is spying on you unless you manually turn it off.
About a year ago, Vizio was fined $2.2 million dollars for collecting and selling customer viewing habits without their consent. Their TVs do this by periodically capturing screenshots to figure out what viewers were watching and sold that information to third-parties, which was called “Automated Content Recognition” (ACR).
Practically all of their newer models are shipped with this enabled by default and they even remotely turned on ACR on older models, but it can be disabled through a somewhat hidden menu setting.
Vizio’s guide on disabling ACR.
How to disable it on Samsung, LG, Sony brand TVs.
2. Instead of spending an insane amount of money for printer ink you can buy refillable ink cartridges online for most printers that are both cheaper and better for the environment.
3. Some countries refuse entry to people if their passport is expiring within six months of their intended stay. So if you are traveling overseas, either ensure that your passport is not expiring within six months, or the country you are traveling to will accept passports until expiry.
4. Changing your car battery right before an inspection can cause you to fail it. You need to drive at least 100 miles on the new battery to populate the data in your sensors.
5. There’s a webpage that documents various ways to access academic papers behind paywalls.
Here’s the site: https://hubrishubrishubris.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/the-price-of-knowledge/
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#4 is not true. It depends on the year, make, and model of the vehicle. Also, the things that need to set are called “Monitors”. States have different requirements for how many can be unset.