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The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard's class of 1980 - with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

Happiness

Google lets you hide unwanted web notifications

When you launch a Google service like YouTube or Gmail on the web, there's always a little bell icon in the corner hiding a bundle of notifications. For many people, this feed is a complete mess and full of alerts for services they rarely use. Well, now Google is making it a little easier to focus …

A Facebook trick to prevent embarrassment

How long have you been using Facebook? A year? Five years? Ten years? Even if it's been only a few months, you might have some embarrassing information lurking in your history that you don't even remember posting. Do you want your new squeeze, a co-worker, a family member or a potential employer …

Online Privacy

Samsung Galaxy phones may have a massive security flaw - here's how to protect your phone

Security company NowSecure has discovered a potential breach related to the Swift keyboard installed on Samsung's Android devices<p>More than 600 million Samsung Galaxy phones could be at risk of a major security breach that could see malicious hackers take control of parts of the phones.<p>If security …

Fifa scandal: Jack Warner fears for his life and will reveal 'avalanche' of secrets

Former Fifa vice president makes dramatic TV appearance in which he claims he will prove a link between soccer’s governing body and Trinidad and Tobago elections<p>Follow the latest developments in our Fifa live blog<p>The former Fifa vice president Jack Warner has made an extraordinary television …

Corruption

Insider Hacks for Your Next Trip to McDonald's

<i>What are some favorite McDonald's hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Chuck Chan, Worked at McDonald's 4.5 years,</i> …

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Social Media

Former Kickstarter success story Ouya is up for sale

From crowdfunding darling to horribly in debt.<p>Ouya, the company behind the Android-based microconsole of the same name, tripped a debt covenant (which means they violated the terms of a loan agreement) and is now on an auction block, according to Fortune. We do no know what the asking price is, but …

Meet The Company Secretly Running All Your Favourite Social Media Accounts

A group of twentysomethings in Manchester are taking over Twitter in Britain, and making hundreds of thousands of pounds in the process. But there are questions they need to answer about possible large-scale plagiarism and less than savoury advertising practices.<p>It only takes 26 minutes for the …

How to find your Android phone just Googling its location

Google can help you find almost anything, but it’s no good if you’ve lost your smartphone – until today. The search engine now has the ability to check where your phone is directly from its homepage.<p>Just type in “Find my phone,” and Google will show where your phone is on a map. You can then set it …

The Best Superman Stories by Decade

<i>Action Comics</i> vol 1 #1, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster<p>It might seem like a bit of a cop-out to list Superman's first appearance from 1938 as the …

How a Gamergate target is fighting online harassment

There's a wariness to the way that Alex Lifschitz and <i>Depression Quest</i> creator Zoe Quinn comport themselves over Skype, as though they've grown accustomed to expecting assault. Their voices are clipped, their laughter strained. They're careful about everything, vigilant against even the slightest …

Facebook's 'Year In Review' shows tragic side of software's shortcomings

Facebook's automated 'year in review' slideshows are meant to surface highlights from the year that was, but for some the virtual scrapbook simply brings back bad memories. In the case of web designer Eric Meyer, a photo of his recently deceased daughter appeared, surrounded by confetti, …

Sony threatens to sue Twitter to hide tweets

Sony has just threatened to sue Twitter if it doesn't ban the accounts that keep posting internal emails that have been leaked by its hackers. The company's lawyer, David Boies, also asked the microblogging site to share the warning letter with user Val Broeksmit, who tweets screenshots of those …

Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos

Many would argue that cops cross the line when they impersonate people on social networks to catch suspects, but that doesn't mean that fake accounts are always off the table. In a recent opinion, New Jersey district judge William Martini contends that police don't need search warrants to create …

Ex-Skypers unveil Wire app, offering voice, messaging and more

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Wire<p>Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications network called Wire, which is based out of Zug, …

Sony Pictures hackers release list of stolen files

On Monday, employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment -- the television and movie subsidiary of Sony Corp -- discovered that their internal corporate …

US government is using planes to spy on cell phones, suck up data

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Mark Harky via Flickr CC<p>It’s the sort of thing that makes you want to hide in a cave with a tin foil hat: a new report …

The end is nigh: Google has developed a robot that crane stands

Wax on, wax off never sounded so terrifying.<p>In a move that humanity will surely regret, the engineers at a Google (GOOG) division have developed a …

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

Is your phone or tablet battery constantly reduced to a sliver of red on the screen? New research has found the worst performance-draining apps on Android devices, and Facebook is the biggest culprit.<p>It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social …

Apps

Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Sancho McCann<p>Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with …

9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

Apps

The Best Browser Privacy Tools (That Don’t Make Life More Difficult)

In a year when social media giants and governments alike have made headlines for tracking users online without their consent, battening down the …

Adobe Flash

Gmail for Android could become a hub for all your email accounts

A leaked video spotted by <i>Android Police</i> appears to show sweeping changes for Gmail 5.0 on Android, including integration with Yahoo, Microsoft and other email services. We say "appears," because the strangely formatted video came from an anonymous user on a little-known upload site. Still, it looks …

Rogue Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Call

It seems rather far fetched at first glance. There is news that came out last week that rogue cell phone towers around the US are forcing mobile devices to disable their encryption making it possible that someone might be able to listen in to your call. “That could never happen to me,” you think …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …