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Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

Mobile Devices

How To Use FlexiKiller: New Tool Identifies, Removes Spying Software on Mac, Windows

A technologist and activist has released a tool for Mac and Windows computers that can identify and uninstall spyware from FlexiSpy, a piece of …

Why Enterprises Prefer App Development in Swift

The eye-catching surge in the smartphone users has encouraged entrepreneurs to take the ‘BIG’ step of shifting from desktop to mobile devices. …

Spooky First 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Teaser Reveals Halloween Premiere

"Stranger Things" Season 2 will turn the #WorldUpsideDown this Halloween.<p>The Netflix's show's first teaser debuted during the 2017 Super Bowl, starting with a replay of the old '80s ad for Eggo waffles. The second fans saw those Eggos, they knew Eleven would be close behind. But it's Will Byers …

Entertainment

MacTrast Deals: Wipe Away Your Online Footprint on All of Your Devices with VPN.asia

- Feb 2, 2017<p>VPN.asia allows you to browse anonymously with AES-256 data encryption and SHA-256 hash authentication.<p>VPN.asia: Wipe Away Your Online …

DuckDuckGo: what is it and how does it work?

Increased state surveillance, countless security breaches and widespread concern about data sharing have spooked many of us into wanting to protect …

How to choose a Linux distro for your old PC

Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you don't have to consign it to the junk heap. Instead, install a new operating system and put it back into the rotation.<p>Forget Windows, though: Linux is an open-source (and free) OS that's …

Linux

6 Apps to Secure Your Smartphone Better

For many of us, our smartphones carry our whole world—contacts, messages, payment information, eclectic music collection—so it’s hard to understate …

Digital Services Send Messages to Your Loved Ones After You Die

If you could use technology to receive messages from a loved one who has died, would you?<p>Thanks to a growing industry dedicated to managing death in a digital age, it’s no longer a hypothetical question. Smartphone apps and services like SafeBeyond have made it possible for users to upload video, …

CRISPR Gets Federal Approval For Human Testing

Still needs FDA approval to move forward<p>CRISPR has received federal approval for its first human trials, though the editing will not be at the embryonic level.<p>A federal panel gave the go ahead to the study, which will remove, edit, and replace T-cells in humans today, though it still needs approval …

The First Sighting of a Black Hole

The center of the galaxy doesn’t look like much, even if you’re lucky enough to live in a place where the night sky is sufficiently dark to see the …

12 Facebook Groups To Join Before Quitting Your Day Job To Work For Yourself

One entrepreneur says Facebook is a bottomless resource for first-time business owners. You just have to know where to look.<p>I now generate 95% of my consulting clients through Facebook groups. But even before I built up my business on the social network, I relied on a handful of Facebook groups to …

Entrepreneurship

How To Get Really Rich In Life

<i>“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” — Sholem Aleichem</i><p>There are 7.5 billion people on …

Researchers Discover How To Break Tor Anonymity

The Tor network has become the most widely used system for online anonymity.<p>It has been used by journalists, lawyers and other professionals and …

New community solar company lets everyone buy into renewable power

Arcadia Power lets renters nationwide rent their own panels<p>Buying into solar doesn’t require owning the roof above your head. With Arcadia Power, a company that launched a new nationwide community solar service earlier this month, renters across the country can now make direct investments in …

Google's DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream - ExtremeTech

Google’s DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream<p>By on November 28, 2016 at 10:05 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

You can now delete (almost) all trace of yourself from the web at the click of a button

The internet never forgets. What may have been an embarrassing Facebook photo eight years ago could be dredged up to affect future job prospects, or …

Privacy

MIT's new method of radio transmission could one day make wireless VR a reality

VR gets unplugged<p>If you want to use one of today's major VR headsets, whether the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, or the PS VR, you have to accept the fact that there will be an illusion-shattering cable that tethers you to the small supercomputer that's powering your virtual world.<p>But researchers from …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Physics

MIT Develops A.I. That Can Predict Seconds Into the Future

A superhero who was able to see two seconds into the future wouldn’t be invincible, but she’d have a leg up on mere mortals. On Monday, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …

Artificial Intelligence

Indian physicist Thanu Padmanabhan wins decade-long bet on dark energy

Pune-based theoretical physicist and Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) professor Thanu Padmanabhan has won the decade …

A Giant Galaxy is Growing 10 Billion Light-Years From Earth

In the heart of a cluster of embryonic galaxies lies a cosmic behemoth, and no, we don’t mean a supermassive black hole. An international team of …

Universe

The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days or million-dollar …

Raspberry Pi

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases

Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even …

This Floating, Solar-Powered Bike Path Could Give Chicagoans A Better Commute

SecondShore gets the city’s cyclists off the roads so they don’t have to ride around cars.<p>It’s getting easier to bike to work in Chicago. The city added 100 miles of new bike lanes over the last five years, and, by 2019, plans to add another 50 miles of “better” bike lanes, including lanes with …

Worried about the NSA under Trump? Here's how to protect yourself

We don’t yet know Trump’s surveillance plans, but follow these guidelines if you think it’s better to be safe than sorry<p>In January 2017, Donald Trump will become President of the United States of America, and the most technologically advanced surveillance infrastructure in the world will start …

Privacy

What to Say to the Women in Your Life Today

Millions of Americans voted for a misogynist. Now what?<p>Today, American women woke up in a country where the so-close possibility of a female president has been foreclosed upon (at least for now). We woke up in a country soon to be run by a man who has boasted about committing sexual assault, who …

How to encrypt your internet communication during a Trump presidency

Last night, the United States elected reality TV judge Donald Trump president. Trump has repeatedly made comments about wanting to surveil mosques and Muslims, about wanting to remove thousands of undocumented immigrants from the country, and and even about building literal walls to keep people out …

Privacy

Commercial drones are flying off the shelves and into the hands of armed groups

In the wrong hands, sometimes a toy can become a weapon.<p>Commercial drones are fast becoming a favorite gadget of armed non-state actors and terrorist …