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Local gun-carrying restrictions may be wiped out under Trump, advocates say

If Congress passes a federal right-to-carry law, New York tourists could find themselves able to carry concealed weapons around the city<p>With Donald Trump in the White House, tourists from other states may soon be able to bring their guns to shops of Fifth Avenue, the plaza at Rockefeller Center and …

Philippine president links 150 judges, politicians to drugs | The Star

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers, police and military personnel to …

Here Are the Deadliest Attacks on Cops in the Last 100 Years

Most of the incidents were shootings.<p><i>This post originally appeared on the Trace.</i><p>In the United States, deliberate killing of police officers is relatively rare. Since 2000, according to FBI statistics, 791 police officers have been murdered on the job—an average of 55 killings each year. The ambush …

Spector captures printed fonts and sends the details to InDesign

When a designer sees typography they like or a color that might be useful for a project, the first move is usually to snap a picture with their phone. I can say that because I'm a designer myself, frequently capturing textures, hues and letterforms for reference later. Royal College of Art MA …

Five ways to secure your Gmail account

With more than a billion monthly active users – yes, billion with a “b” – Google's Gmail is by far the most popular webmail app on the planet.<p>And for good reason: it’s an easy-to-use and reliable cloud service that lets you log in to read your messages from anywhere, and on virtually any device …

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Encryption on 'tens of millions' of phones could easily be broken

As Neowin reports, security researcher Gal Beniamini detailed the attack in a blog post this week. A flaw in the way Qualcomm implements full disk …

Information Systems

Smallest national park? Kosciuszko, forgotten son of liberty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the hip-hop Broadway smash "Hamilton" can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in another forgotten hero from America's fight for independence?<p>That question has stumped National Park Service employees who oversee the …

Japan's top court has approved blanket surveillance of the country's Muslims

The court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive as an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and …

Gun owners to have special place in FBI biometric database

Gun owners will soon have a special place in the FBI’s new biometric database, known as the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, which is …

How to make sure your data is really deleted before selling your Android phone

You would think when you do a "factory reset" and agree to erase everything on your Android device that all of your data would be wiped out for good. …

7 Ways the Cops Will Bust You on the Dark Web

The dark web isn’t as dark as some criminals would like.<p>Because users are protected by a veil of technological anonymity, the dark web is often portrayed as a space beyond the reach of law enforcement, where criminals can run amok without fear of prosecution.<p>That couldn't be more wrong.<p>In fact, …

Here's Why Your Scanner Freaks Out If You Try To Copy Money

Can you spot the secret symbol hiding in your currency?<p>Ever wondered what would happen if you tried to copy money on your printer or copier? Here's your answer.<p>Nothing.<p>Nothing happens because most modern scanners recognize money and won't copy or print it, according to a clip posted online by …

This fingerprint scanner fits into a USB port and will make your old PC more secure

We know conventional passwords aren't the most secure, especially if they're re-used across multiple sites. Biometrics are often a quicker and more effective approach, but most older devices don't come with fingerprint sensors or iris scanners. Still, we don't want anyone to be able to guess our PC …

Transform your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

22 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous

Some of the most innovative Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple simply wouldn't allow.<p>These apps let you hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom notifications, record your screen, and even earn free credit to buy more apps.<p>Just remember not to brag too much to …

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Moxi bendable phone could beat Samsung to market but in black & white

Samsung might finally make good its boast a couple of years ago to revolutionize the mobile device industry with flexible, bendable screens. It has …

How to add a second number to your Android phone

Carrying two phones is a major pain. You’re essentially managing two separate computers and their incessant neediness: they have to be charged, …

Hello Moto? Motorola hints at return of iconic Razr flip phone

Before the iPhone, we had the Motorola Razr. Released in 2004, the skinny flip phone was a fashion icon, a revolutionary design compared to the stubby Nokias that ruled the world.<p>Promoted by the likes of David Beckham, the Razr became the world’s bestselling flip phone and one of the 10 most …

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Why your phone may never get Android's latest features

NEW YORK (AP) — Better graphics and the ability to run two apps side by side are coming to Google's latest version of Android, dubbed N.But chances …

Open sesame: Law enforcement can compel you to unlock your smartphones by fingerprint, and it’s totally legal

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from self-incriminating themselves. Indeed the phrase “Pleading the Fifth” is a staple in any given crime-drama TV show. Essentially, as long as one invokes their right and does, in fact, remain silent throughout the entire legal …

New rule expands overtime pay to millions of workers

Starting later this year, millions more workers will become eligible for overtime pay.<p>Under a new rule announced by the White House Tuesday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.<p>That's roughly …

Employment

The Lenovo Vibe C is your next burner

Or your new backup phone<p>The newest edition to Lenovo's Vibe lineup of phones, the Vibe C, is the latest ultra low-cost smartphone with enough power to be a decent backup device for some users (or at least a great burner). The Lenovo Vibe C comes with a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core processor, 4G …

Here's why I gave up my beloved Galaxy S7 for a boring old iPhone

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best smartphone I've ever used.<p>Not only is it powerful, with its VR capabilities and the best smartphone camera ever made, but it's also a gorgeous device. That slender, low-bezel frame. That metallic finish. That ultra-high-contrast milky-smooth screen.<p>Plus, you can …

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