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It’s summer, and while we’re busy trying to stay cool, it’s important to remember that our laptops need climate control as well.

Keep these tips in mind for the long, hot days ahead:

Don’t leave your laptop in the car. Metal components can expand in the heat, and plastic ones can melt. If you must leave it, make sure it’s completely powered off (not just “sleeping”) and store it underneath a seat, out of direct sunlight.

Keep air circulating. Make sure there’s a way for heat to dissipate from the machine, particularly from the bottom. Don’t use your laptop while it’s sitting on a bed or a blanket; not only will this prevent air from flowing, but it will insulate the generated heat.

This week, the Washington Post reported that a computer had finally passed the Turing Test.

While many other publications quickly pointed out that this was probably not correct, it sparked a jump in searches on what the Turing Test is.

So… what is it?

In 1950, computer scientist Alan Turing proposed the question, “Can machines think?” As this question was deemed too difficult to answer (how do you define “think?”), a new, solvable problem was proposed: can a machine trick someone into thinking it’s a human?

Have you purchased a new computer, but don’t know what to do with the old one? There are a couple options, most of which are better than using it as an expensive footrest.

1. Don’t put it in the garbage

Chances are it can go to a better use, even if it’s fairly old. Plus, computers contain damaging chemicals which shouldn’t be disposed of in a landfill. If you’re set on throwing it away, try to locate a disposal facility equipped to handle it properly.