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IBM's Plan To Encrypt Unthinkable Amounts of Sensitive Data

Data breaches and exposures all invite the same lament: if only the compromised data had been encrypted. Bad guys can only do so much with …

Amazon Fire can help you finally cut the cord

If you wanted to watch TV, you used to have only two options, cable or the channels you could pick up with an antenna. In the last decade, however, …

Smart TV

New eCourse: Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Tabatha Farney …

Analytics

Cybersecurity Faces 1.8 Million Worker Shortfall By 2022

(ISC)2 report shows the skills shortage is getting worse.

Information Security

How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide

“Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you,” the Oxford philosophy professor John Alexander Smith told his students, in 1914, “save only this: if you work hard and intelligently, you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot.” …

University of Washington

Dive into the world of developing Android apps for just $24

Ever wanted to develop your own apps for the world’s most popular operating system? The <b>Android Development eBook Bundle</b> could be for you.<p>I bet you’ve thought at one time or another <b>‘there should be an app for that’</b>. Maybe you’ve mentioned it to a friend over a beer. Maybe you even toyed with the …

Apps

The Best Fidget Spinners and Fidget Cubes

What idiot called them fidget spinners and not fidget widgets?<p>If you can't seem to keep yourself still and need something, anything, to occupy your …

Shopping

How Amazon's Echo went from a smart speaker to the center of your home

But then, the Alexa virtual agent that powers the Echo got more and more capable — evolving from a novelty into the de facto standard for controlling smart home appliances with your voice. Thermostats, humidifiers, Ikea lightbulbs, and even salt shakers are all controllable with Alexa.<p>"Alexa …

Smart Homes

Motion activated under-bed LED lighting is the latest craze on Amazon

Fads come and go on Amazon, but sometimes you come across a craze that really is worth the hype. It might not seem like it, but under-bed lighting is …

Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi's smart hub

Some of you may recall that back in October 2014, Hong Kong startup Ambi Labs unveiled its Ambi Climate as a gateway between your smartphone and your dumb air conditioner at home. But it isn't just about replacing your infrared remote control; what makes Ambi Climate unique is its machine learning …

Home Automation

IKEA's affordable smart lights will dim with your voice

Last month, IKEA launched its own line of low-cost smart lighting, called TRÅDFRI, and up until now, users have had to rely on a remote control or a proprietary app to use the product. But no longer.<p>Today, the Swedish retailer announced that their IKEA Home Smart products will respond to voice …

IKEA's super cheap smart bulbs will soon work with all your favorite assistants

IKEA is pushing to make your home smarter — so it just teamed up with some of the biggest players in the connected home space.<p>The Swedish home design …

Smart Homes

50 Marketing Tools to Help Your Business Crush the Competition

With the right tools in place, marketers can move ahead of the competition with minimal effort.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Knowledge is power in today’s marketing efforts. It is crucial that businesses have the latest solutions to track, analyze and personalize …

Infographics

Spotlight on Sisense - BI without the Bandwidth

Ever since I first heard of Hadoop and researched it, it seemed like a poor solution. Way too much work, detached data, not real time, reliant on IT …

Big Data

This $22 under-bed LED lighting system is our new favorite thing in the world

Remember when we first introduced you to LED backlighting for your TV? Remember how it blew your mind and completely changed your TV viewing …

iDevices Wall Outlet review: Here's the best smart outlet, but it's ahead of its time - CNET

Here's the best smart outlet, but it's ahead of its time<p><b>The Good</b> The iDevices Wall Outlet works well with both Siri and Alexa, letting you turn whatever's plugged into each outlet on and off using your voice. Installation is straightforward, and you don't need to connect it with a hub.<p><b>The Bad</b> $100 …

Home Automation

How to update Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Because Kodi isn't available to download through the Amazon Appstore, getting the latest version requires a little more effort on your part than it …

Here's why so many of your Windows drivers are from 2006

If you’re a long time Windows user reading a tech blog, chances are you’ve had to mess around with drivers in the Device Manager at some point. You might’ve noticed something peculiar – Microsoft’s drivers are from 2006. Specifically, June 21, 2006.<p>Surely Microsoft has updated drivers since then, …

Delight or Horrify Your Friends By Cramming a DIY Alexa Into a Teddy Ruxpin

It’s easy enough to build your own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi, but if you really want to step things up, Tinkernut shows you how to hook one of …

The $4 Cleaning Gadget Real Simple Editors Are Obsessed With

We're always on the lookout for cleaning tools that make life easier without making our chores harder, and when our editors discovered the Lil …

Consumer Tech

Tech Q&A: Skipping airport lines, upgrading your iPhone

<b>App to skip the line at airports</b><p><b>Q:</b> I learn so much listening to your show. While speaking with a caller about how to get the lowest airfare online, you mentioned an app that makes it easier to navigate through security lines. Can you tell me more about it?<p><b>A:</b> International travelers can skip the …

Smart TV

Leverage OneNote in your company by using it to manage projects: an intro

Keeping projects under control and on track is critical to the successful business. Although all businesses have projects, not every business has …

Project Management