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Amazon is selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement

If you're nervous about the privacy implications of Amazon's camera technology, there might be a good reason for it. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights groups are calling on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to stop offering Rekognition facial detection system to government customers after learning …

Microsoft: Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer Ends Dec. 31

Those using Windows' assistive technologies have until the end of the year to score a free upgrade to Windows 10.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Learn to Make Boring Night Photos Look Spectacular with This 5-Minute Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

Dramatic photographic opportunities abound once the sun drops below the horizon and a whole realm of colors, lights, and moods begin to appear. If …

Microsoft’s Cortana is now available on the Android lock screen

Microsoft has been tweaking Cortana on Android and iOS recently, and the latest addition is a new lock screen option for Android today. While the feature has been in beta since January, it’s rolling out to everyone today. Microsoft isn’t replacing existing lock screens with Cortana, but you’ll be …

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Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

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Malware uses Facebook and LinkedIn images to hijack your PC (updated)

Malware doesn't always have to attack your computer through browser- or OS-based exploits. Sometimes, it's the social networks themselves that can be the problem. Researchers at Check Point have discovered that a variant of known ransomware, Locky, is taking advantage of flaws in the way Facebook …

L0phtCrack's back! Crack hack app whacks Windows 10 trash hashes

Get ready to crack passwords up to 500x times fasterAncient famed Windows cracker L0phtCrack has been updated after seven years, with the release of …

All the Coolest Features of Windows 10's Anniversary Update

Microsoft’s first big feature update for Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, is out today. With it comes a smarter Cortana, better multiple desktop …

Tinctures Are the (Totally Legal) Frontier of Herbal Healing

Forget pills: The future of medicine is plant-based, bottled in tiny jars, and sold at natural grocers for upwards of $12. Here's everything you need to know about tinctures.<p>Boil down all of the acupuncture, herbs, reiki, meditation, yoga, and general talk about "well-being," and you've found the …

Microsoft Upgrades Windows 10 Powers Of Control [Updated]

<i>Update 15/02/2016: following discussions with Microsoft and 3 Monkeys Zino (3MZ), Microsoft’s official press agency in the UK, 3MZ has confirmed it was at fault for the supply a misleading quote from Microsoft and that no Windows 10 updates have been announced for 2016 which will offer increased</i> …

Microsoft has listened to angry customers and will now say exactly what's in Windows 10 updates

"After listening to feedback regarding the level of disclosure for Windows 10 updates, we decided to implement a new system for communicating updates to the operating system," Microsoft told Thurrott, one of the most respected watchers of the company.<p>"Today we are rolling out the Windows 10 update …

5 Kitchen Gadgets We’re Eyeing for 2016

We all know preparing great food is about technique and practice, but a few nifty gadgets can’t hurt.<p>Committing to a kitchen gadget can be tough, …

60 of the best Android apps from 2015

This year was full of excellent app releases for Android and we found tons of tools to trick out your device for work and play.<p>If you’re looking for some quality apps for your new phone or want to breathe new life into your old one, our list of the best apps from this year has you covered.<p><i>Prefer</i> …

Still Don't Have Windows 10? Here's A Christmas Install Guide With Everything You Need To Know

According to the website Netmarketshare, a massive 56% of computers still run Windows 7, with only 10.5% using Windows 10 and 11% still using Windows 8.1. This means that if you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you haven’t upgraded yet.<p>Initial problems such as privacy have largely been …

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Microsoft: "you can have your 15 GB of OneDrive storage back"

While most of us around here are all about Google Drive, some of you still like to take advantage of what other cloud storage services have to offer. Namely, we all love having all that free storage these services, and it sure doesn’t feel good to have it taken from you.<p>This is what happened in …

100 Windows 10 tips and tricks

87. Bypass the sign-in screen in Windows 10<p>Speed up boot by logging straight into Windows 10 by typing 'netplwiz' in the search bar to bring up the …

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Best Android Tablets in 2018

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 offers the best overall Android tablet experience, with a big screen, high-end specs, a stylus and support for a full …

The fingerprint company that Samsung never bought is now everywhere

Fingerprint Cards has gone from a weird non-acquisition to making the Nexus Imprint sensors<p>Two years ago, a press release was posted to the website of Fingerprint Cards AB, announcing that the Swedish fingerprint sensor maker would be acquired by Samsung in a $650 million deal. That announcement …

Could ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ really happen?

In the 2004 film <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i> climate warming causes an abrupt collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), which in …

Climate Change

Sunday's Lunar Eclipse Has Got It All

Maybe you've become inured to all the superlatives that get attached to sky-watching events. But the one on Sunday really is worth a look — it's the first total eclipse that's also a supermoon and a blood moon in more than three decades.<p>As Space.com explains: "Supermoons occur when the moon reaches …

‘Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs of People’

Photographer and writer Henry Carroll has a great little book coming out simply titled “Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs of People,” …

People are freaking out over a feature in Windows 10's family accounts

The feature is detailed in Microsoft's Windows 10 online documentation and allows a parent to "monitor [their] child's device use with activity reports." The weekly emails, entitled "Weekly activity report for [child's name]," detail the websites they visit, which apps they use (and for how long) …

Here's how you stream Xbox One games on Windows 10

Microsoft has made much ado about Windows 10's support for streaming Xbox One games to your PC, but how do you actually do it? There's a good chance that you can figure it out if you're reading this, but Microsoft has helpfully posted a full walkthrough in case you or your friends need some help. …

Why You'll Actually Want to Use Microsoft's New Web Browser

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A Very Sensible (Genius) Lentil Soup, Until the Sherry

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Make a richly flavored lentil soup from nothing (and then tip in some sherry, for kicks).</i><p>Until the very end, this recipe seems to be an exercise in austerity.<p>It's …

Modeling Suspects' Faces Using DNA From Crime Scenes

But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?<p>This winter, a biotechnology company began offering a whole new service to police departments. Virginia-based Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot service allows police to send Parabon NanoLabs DNA samples taken from crime scenes. From that DNA, the …