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17 'Internet Of Things' Facts Everyone Should Read

The Internet of Things is here and it’s growing rapidly. Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Everything (IoE) refers to devices or objects that are connected to the Internet, like your smartwatch, Fitbit, or even your refrigerator. These devices are able to collect and transmit data via the …

Internet of Things

A new job-search site aims to solve the elusive 'culture fit' problem

But until recently there was no one-stop shop for filtering job searches through this lens.<p>It was for that reason CEO and cofounder Anthony van Horne began developing CareerLabs, which launched last week.<p>"People deserve to know the real scoop on a company before they work there," van Horne tells …

Employment

How Apple Pay helped me catch a fraudulent credit-card charge

After setting up the service weeks ago, I promptly forgot about it. Then this happened.<p>When my iPhone 6 arrive last month, one of the first things I did was set up Apple Pay. Or try to, anyway, as only my American Express card was "compatible" at the time. I don't use that card often, but I figured …

Hello, Apple Pay, good-bye credit cards? All bets are off

Apple wants to replace plastic credit cards with the Apple Pay mobile wallet and the new iPhone 6. It's not the first to attempt such a feat. Will it finally be the one to succeed?<p>The new Apple Pay service is not much different from other mobile wallets already on the market, but it's likely to …

Apple Pay now works with Kohl’s Charge, the first store credit card to add support

Clothing retailer Kohl’s has become the first business to offer support for using store credit cards with Apple Pay. Kohl’s, which is the second largest U.S. department store behind Macy’s, has long been a participating store for accepting the mobile payment service, and now Kohl’s Charge card …

Apple Pay

The 7 best deals of Halloween 2015

The average American celebrating Halloween in 2015 will spend $74.34 on the spooktacular holiday, the National Retail Federation forecasts.<p>But you don't have to carve that much out of your budget. Be the best dressed yet spend the least with our picks for the top Halloween sales and deals happening …

Shopping
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Nexus 6P review: Google tempts away this iPhone owner

I gave up on Android some time ago, after a six month stint with the Nexus 5. I was a long time user of Google’s devices, but Apple was consistently beating even the best flagship Nexus phones on performance, camera and phone build every year.<p>Now, two years on, I’m revisiting Android for the first …

Phones

It's OK to hack your own car, US copyright authorities rule

Owners can alter software without breaching carmakers’ intellectual property rights, says Library of Congress, though any changes must not break law<p>Car owners and security experts can tinker with automobile software without incurring US copyright liability, according to newly issued guidelines that …

Rosetta detects molecular oxygen on Comet 67P for first time - Science News - ABC News

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected significant levels of molecular oxygen coming from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in a discovery that has taken …

Space Exploration

Nintendo is about to make a huge announcement

Nintendo is set to lift the covers off its eagerly-awaited debut into the smartphone gaming world, a move that could open a new revenue stream for …

Policeman haunted by PTSD helped by loyal Labrador, calls for trauma counselling culture change

A Victoria Police Sergeant who has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) believes mandatory counselling would have prevented him from heading down a …

Microsoft wants to make you feel good about dumping your MacBook

Technically Incorrect: As it tries to sell the new Surface Book, Microsoft creates a site to help you transition from Apple.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Attention, MacBook users: Microsoft wants you. Really wants you.<p>And Microsoft …

This $5,900 workstation lets you work lying down

If you thought standing desks were extreme, you are in for a treat, my friend.<p>Sonoma Valley, Calif. based startup Altwork has announced its first …

IT

Australia committed crime in paying smugglers for boat turnbacks, Amnesty claims

Amnesty International has slammed Australia's secretive Operation Sovereign Borders as a "lawless venture" that should be fully exposed through a …

Tony Abbott

Apple predicting record holiday quarter earnings after quarter trillion dollar year

Despite analyst fears that Apple couldn’t match last year’s record holiday quarter sales of $74.6B, the guidance issued by the company indicates that it expects to do so. Analysts had been concerned that last year’s record sales had been driven by pent-up demand for larger-screened iPhones, demand …

Markets

Oklahoma City, Jacksonville And Tampa Invited To Explore Google Fiber

Forget that Google Fiber went down in Kansas City during the World Series last night, the service is speedy as all hell.<p>Today, the Fiber team announced the exploration of 3 new locations: Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa:<p>We’re inviting Oklahoma City, OK, Jacksonville, FL and Tampa, FL, to …

You'll soon be able to jailbreak your tablet, smart TV and cars

The Librarian of Congress has issued new rules (PDF) on Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions, which will allow people to examine, modify and install third-party software in their tablets, smart TVs and vehicles.<p>Set to become law about a year from now, the exemptions enable people to …

Library of Congress

Microsoft's Outlook Mobile Apps Get More Polish—And Just A Dash Of Sunrise

New versions of the email/calendar app for iOS and Android do the same things as before, with more panache.<p>When Microsoft introduced the first version of Outlook for iOS and Android last January, it was a very, very late entrant to the mobile email and calendaring race. Instead of building …

Russia just announced that it's sending humans to the moon

They're a little late for the great space race of the 1960s, but the mission is an admirable push for the reignited interest in manned deep-space travel.<p>On Tuesday, at a space and technology conference in Moscow, the head of Roscosmos Energia — Russia's version of NASA — announced: "A manned flight …

Space Exploration

Developers use 3D Touch pressure sensitivity to make real digital scale apps, but Apple rejects it

Yet another developer has tapped into Apple’s new pressure sensitive 3D Touch display technology on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to create a real digital scale app, but this time Apple has given word that it won’t allow the apps on the App Store.<p>As demonstrated by another developer earlier this month, …

Apps

Apple and Huawei Close Gap on Samsung in Global Smartphone Market

The latest numbers from research firm IDC show that Samsung and Apple continue to lead the worldwide smartphone market, but Chinese handset maker Huawei is placing increasing pressure on the industry giants after experiencing strong 60.9% growth compared to the year-ago quarter.<p>IDC's Worldwide …

Mobile

Youtube Red Could Be The New Hulu Plus

Learn from Hulu’s shortcomings, Google<p>This week Youtube announced plans for a paid subscription service. After years of ad-supported free streaming, the video site is offering Youtube Red. The $9.99-per-month subscription will eliminate ads and unlock access to specific Youtube content unavailable …

Computing at the Speed of Light

Scientists are one step closer to creating a computer that uses pure light, rather than electrons, to transmit information.<p>Today’s computers use …

Nanotech

Saturn moon 'plume dive' searches for signs of life

Only a drop of water will be collected during the 30,600 kph flyby.<p>Scientists say that will be enough to answer some key questions about Enceladus, …

British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 miniature speakers to generate high-amplitude, ultrasonic sound waves. These waves create an "acoustic …

In time for Halloween: 12 of history's greatest epitaphs

Your epitaph — the text written on a headstone — is the last thing you can say to the world.<p>Sometimes it's a matter of getting your own account of your life out there. Richard Nixon, disgraced by Watergate, wanted to be remembered as a peacemaker.<p>Others highlight a favorite line from their major …

Markets

Is Australia as egalitarian as we think it is?

<b>We might tell ourselves that Australia doesn't have a class system, but when you look at our financial situations, our cultural habits, and our</b> …

On the Red Couch with UNICEF U.S. CEO & President Caryl Stern

<i>Caryl Stern has spent nearly 30 years advocating for children around the world, currently as head of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, she and her brother were raised to “be anything we wanted to be.” That is the message she brought to her own family and takes to</i> …