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What is HTTPS and why does Google like it so much?

Google has announced it will give sites using encryption a higher rank in its search algorithms. Particularly, it singled out HTTPS, which it characterizes as “industry-leading security.”<p>It’s easy to tell if a site is using the system: A URL that starts https:// instead of http:// is using it. …

Information Security

Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Google Just Accidentally Revealed Another New Feature Coming To Your Android Phone

One such feature is the addition of multiple user profiles for Android phones, which means you'll be able to easily share your phone with others without having to worry about anyone noodling through your messages or apps.<p>Google inadvertently revealed this addition through its Android Issue Tracker, …

Android Phones

After Turning Down A Million In Funding, Over Brings Its Photo-Editing App To Android

Over, a popular image editing application for iOS users that has grown to over 9 million installs since its launch, is now available on Android – a move that founder Aaron Marshall claims has been a top request for some time. In the new version, Android users will be the first to receive a few …

Building an epic space game with $50 million in crowdfunded cash

Chris Roberts wants to be Han Solo. But since he can’t be an intergalactic smuggler in real life, he’s spent his career building video games that turn you into a space scoundrel.<p>That includes the 1990 space-combat sim <i>Wing Commander</i> and its galaxy-hopping spin-off <i>Privateer</i>. He got the closest to his …

Buffalo Bills coach has issues in first NFL game with Surface tablets

Last night's Hall of Fame game was the first NFL preseason matchup of the summer. It was also the first time that Microsoft's new plan to replace binders of printed photos with a fleet of Surface Pros on the sidelines was put into effect. As you might expect, implementing the tech hit a few snags. …

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts

One of the reasons that baked donuts have become so popular is that they are much easier to make than deep fried donuts are. They require less …

Chocolate Swirl Muffins

Chocolate isn’t usually a breakfast food, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little something special from time to time with your morning …

Lemon Strawberry Shortcake

<i>Lemon infused strawberry shortcake finished with whipped topping and fresh berries creates the perfect dessert for any summer party</i>.<p>My favorite …

Melty! Salted Caramel Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

June 1, 2014<p>Oh my gosh I couldn’t stop eating these cookies! I gave a few to my mom and I was going to give the rest away too, but then… I opened the …

Rhubarb-Wrapped Pineapple Mousse Cake

Last summer I received a beautiful dessert magazine in the mail. It was titled <i>Sweet Dreams,</i> and the cover had a big glossy image of a cake on it. It …

Herb-Crusted Lamb Skewers With Dijon Mustard Recipe

A coating of Dijon mustard and mixed herbs gives these flavorful leg of lamb skewers a crisp, intensely flavorful crust.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Leg of lamb provides a rich lamb flavor without as much fat and sinew as other cuts.<br>• A lemon-based marinade adds a bright citrus note to the lamb.<br>• To keep the …

Coconut Curry Shrimp

As I lamented on Saturday, I completely forgot to throw a bunch of shrimp on the grill during our party on the Fourth, so wound up stuck with …

Ginger Garlic Steak Tacos with Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Season the steak with the salt and pepper. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, garlic and ginger. …

Watermelon Mojitos

Mojitos are one of my favorite summertime cocktails. The basic mojito is made with lime juice, fresh mint and rum, and it is a drink that is always …

Crème Brûlée Filled Strawberries

Happy July, friends! This will be a month of celebrations and birthdays (including my own!) so I've been trying to think up new ideas for party food. …

5 Of The Best Beers You'll Ever Try

On Log On & Eat with Eden Grinshpan, Eden travels the country to meet the most outrageous and original food bloggers and social media stars who …

Take Your Bacon to the Next Level with Pink Peppercorns

A sprinkling of black and pink peppercorns is a great way to dress up your bacon for company.<p>We're the first ones to admit that bacon needs little help to be the star of your brunch spread. Whether it's accompanying fluffy waffles or scrambled eggs, that salty, meaty bite anchors any gut-busting …

Breakfast

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How to Relax: Calm Foods Battle the Effects of Stress

6 Healthy Foods That Relax, Calm, and De-Stress<p>Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Asparagus<p>It's true that side effects may …

Wellness

5 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Deficiency

<i>By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Imagine there were a nutrient that could protect your bones, brain and heart, and maybe even help you live longer. It's 100 percent free, and all you have to do to get it is go outside. Seems like something everyone would have plenty of, right? Well, that …

7 Ways to Use a Whole Watermelon

It’s National Watermelon Day! So go out, buy a whole watermelon and make a few of these juicy, refreshing watermelon recipes.<p>It’s National Watermelon …

Salad Upgrade: Just Add Lobster

Lobster is the ultimate upgrade for almost any salad.<p>Lobster is the ultimate upgrade for almost any salad. First, learn how to break down a lobster …

6 Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipes Worthy of a State Fair

Zucchini reaches its peak just as state fairs reach theirs. And what are fairs most known for? Fried food. Bring the two summertime institutions …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

Pebble Watch Gets Version 2.2 Update – Adds iBeacon Support, Music Volume Controls, More

Our favorite smartwatch – the Pebble – received an update this week. The new firmware adds iBeacon support, the ability to reorder the system’s …

MasterCard Brings iBeacons To Brooklyn’s Northside Festival

The brand used proximity-based mobile notifications to give attendees information, deals, and prizes.<p>The proliferation of smartphone and mobile technology has been a boon for advertisers who always wanted to find a way into your pocket. One challenge, as always, is relevance. How can marketers get …