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Are Stores You Shop at Secretly Using Face Recognition on You?

We asked some of America’s biggest retailers and, with a few exceptions, they refused to tell us.Are American retail stores using face recognition on …

Surveillance

3D Metal Printing - How it Works

By Liji Thomas<p><i>Image Credits: sspopov/shutterstock.com</i><p><b>3D printing has been around for longer than most people think - the first 3D print was made in</b> …

Darth Vader

A smarter smart city - MIT Technology Review

On Toronto’s waterfront, where the eastern part of the city meets Lake Ontario, is a patchwork of cement and dirt. It’s home to plumbing and …

Smart Cities

A Concise History of the Smartwatch

<i>Originally published by Joe Thompson on Hodinkee.</i><p>In November 1997, I wrote a column called “Calling Dick Tracy: Your Watch is Nearly Ready.” (It …

TAG Heuer

Paying With Your Face

Shortly after walking through the door at Face++, a Chinese startup valued at roughly a billion dollars, I see my face, unshaven and looking a bit …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Questions to Ask When Using Google Analytics

6 min read<p>In a lot of ways, Google Analytics is like the eyes and ears of your website. The popular free tool automatically collects helpful data for you, so you can better understand, serve and build your online audience -- and your customers.<p>Having a website but not knowing how people use it is …

Analytics

Algorithms are one reason a conspiracy theory goes viral. Another reason might be you.

The false belief that a 17-year-old who survived the Parkland massacre is actually a paid actor, or perhaps being nefariously coached by liberals to promote gun control, began on the fringe. It didn’t stay there.<p>The idea became content — Gateway Pundit published a piece with a photograph of …

Social Media

Anti-anti-virus service provider tied to huge hacks cops plea

Jurijs Martisevs pled guilty to running a clearinghouse for criminal developers to see if anti-virus programs would detect their malware.

Chrome’s anti-virus tool now scans private files on your computer 

Privacy outrage after Google users discover Chrome's built-in anti-virus tool is scanning private files on their computers without telling them<p><b>The</b> …

Best GPUs for Crypto Mining

Cryptocurrency (and we're not talking Bitcoin here) mining is growing in popularity and is a big part of why graphics cards (GPUs) are so expensive …

The end of net neutrality: What it all means

The fight for the future of the internet just came to a head.<p>The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections. The repeal passed along a party-line vote.<p>Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman appointed by President Trump, has framed the repeal …

Net Neutrality

7 Popular Business Uses for Microsoft Excel

To the average person Excel is a number crunching program, used to track household expenses or calculate complex formulas for school homework. …

5 Key Uses of Excel in the Work Place

Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in the workplace today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are …

The psychology behind why your résumé hardly stands a chance to make it past the rejection pile

Sending out your résumé is a rough business.<p>A simple formatting error or a typo could mean the difference between landing your dream job and getting rejected right off the bat.<p>Even worse, hiring managers are pretty much hardwired to reject your thoughtfully-put-together résumé<p>As Art Markman, a …

12 job interview tricks you can't afford to ignore

Some people are naturals at selling themselves during job interviews.<p>Others aren't.<p>Either way, there are certain tips and tricks that can instantly boost your performance during a job interview.<p>Here are 12 tricks that might be hard to master, but will take your interviewing experience to the next …

We need to seriously rethink how we communicate at work

Google engineer James Damore recently found this out to his cost after colleagues leaked a Google Doc he shared about the company's approach to diversity, leading to his eventual dismissal.<p>Of course, misjudged workplace missives are hardly new. Even your out-of-office message can go viral if you're …

The Ten Qualities Of Outstanding Employees

Back in the day it was easy to be a great employee. You only had to show up at work on time, work hard all day, be nice to everyone and avoid breaking the rules.<p>The working world has changed dramatically since then. Now we have to bend and flex at work to do our jobs. We have to keep lots of …

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish …

Who Invented Google: The Story of the Search Giant

Google apps on an Android smartphone | iStock.com/ymgerman<p>You know you’ve made it when your brand name becomes an official dictionary term for what …

Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA's Earth Science Data

On Saturday morning, the white stone buildings on UC Berkeley’s campus radiated with unfiltered sunshine. The sky was blue, the campanile was …

What if the internet stopped working for a day?

For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you'd expect.<p>Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. …

Net Neutrality

15 simple, yet powerful Excel functions you need to know

Power users love to talk about how powerful and awesome Excel is, what with its Pivot Tables, nested formulas, and Boolean logic. But many of us barely know how to find the Autosum feature, let alone use Excel’s functions to create powerful formulas.If that’s you, here are 15 handy Excel functions …

The one question you should never ask at the end of a job interview

At some point toward the end of your job interview, the hiring manager will likely turn the tables and ask: “Now do you have any questions for …

60 Mac and PC Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know

There are plenty of smart ways to get the most out of your computer, whether you’re trying to figure out how to make your laptop battery last longer, …

18 Tech Terms That Everyone Should Know in 2016: Do You?

Do you know these popular tech terms? | iStock.com<p>There are some tech terms that everybody knows how to use. (Who doesn’t know how to Google …