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Tech Q&A: Camera hackers, blocking phone contacts, erasing data and more

<b>Hackers watch through cameras</b><p><b>Q.</b> My son gave me a wireless indoor security camera so I can keep an eye on my dogs while at work. I heard you talking on your national radio show about hackers who spy using these cameras. How can I make sure no one sees my cameras?<p><b>A.</b> It’s not very difficult to spy on …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …

Apps

Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven’t yet been …

PocketQube kits make it easier for amateurs to build their own satellites

The PocketQube team wants to give even more people access to its relatively affordable 5cm x 5cm x 5cm microsatellites, so it now has ready-to-use kits up for sale on its online store. These kits contain (almost) everything one needs to assemble cube satellites, making it easier for first-timers or …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

Robotic hand uses the power of static electricity to pick up apples and iPads

A cheap robotic hand developed by a company called Grabit offers something most of the other mechanical limbs we've seen before don't: the ability to pick up objects using electrostatic attraction. Even if you're not familiar with term, you've likely encountered the phenomenon at least once. Ever …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

What The Top 1% Of Software Engineers Do That The Other 99% Do Not

<i>Answer by Michael O. Church, functional programmer and machine learning engineer, on Quora</i><p>My first inclination was to disclaim, “I’m not top 1%, maybe top <i>N</i>%” where N is some slightly higher integer, because false precision makes great humble-brags. In reality, I have a hard time identifying “top …

Keeping your digital life safe in the age of surveillance

Like it or not, people are after your data. Whether it's for advertising, national security or other nefarious purposes, you're leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs for anyone to follow. But there's a growing arsenal of affordable tools to help protect your privacy both digitally and physically. …

Harvard Wants To Help You Make Your Own Squishy Robot

Modern robotics has gone soft.<p>Ever sit alone in your room and think to yourself, “If only I had a soft robot to call my own.” All right, so that scenario is pretty unlikely, but for those who might have wondered how to create a squishy automaton, Harvard has the blueprints you’ll need.<p>In …

Robotics

5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity - something that Malcom Frank, EVP of strategy and …

Innovation

10 best college apps for Android

College can be an important time in one’s life. You’ll be learning all kinds of new things. Or at least you’re supposed to. Most sites that do lists for college apps will tell you to do obvious things like join Twitter or subscribe to Spotify because of their college discount. However, we think you …

Apps

3D Printed Hands Just Got Better Thanks To These DIY Wolverine Claws

What could be better than giving disabled kids a new pair of hands? How about slapping a set of claws on those hands!<p>Aaron Brown, a maker and volunteer for the group Enabling The Future, has been building 3D printed prosthetic hands for kids who are missing fingers. These hands are given away for …

So You've Validated Your Startup Idea. What Next?

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to provide instant technical support and shopping advice from reliable and vetted experts.</i><p>Working on startups for the last 10 years, I had some successes and some failures. Six months ago, I pulled the curtains on a startup I had …

Flaw lets hackers break your WiFi router's security with one guess

Typically, attacks against your WiFi router require a lengthy attempt to guess any codes and passwords. Not if you use 0xcite's new technique, however; the research firm has detailed a flaw in some router chipsets that lets hackers bypass the push-button security of WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) …

The One User Virality Test Every Mobile App Should Run

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Is your app good enough to go viral? This was the question haunting founder Aaron Patzer when he …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

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Become a pro web developer with a lifetime of guidance from OSTraining. With instruction from experts in their fields and unlimited access to an enormous library of trainings, you'll learn to build and launch amazing websites using open source platforms like WordPress with languages like …

Biotech, nuclear fusion, and bitcoin: Highlights of Y Combinator’s summer 2014 class

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Paul Miller/Flickr<p>If startups are the future of technology and Y Combinator is the future of the startup industry, …

Everdwell Gives Real Estate Agents A More Beautiful Online Home

Real estate is a business where tech is only slowly starting to make a dent into the traditional way of doing things. But even the most technophobic agent now knows that an online presence besides just being listed in an MLS is a necessity. Everdwell wants to give those agents — many of whom aren’t …

Make Your Own Lonely Electric Zoo Of One Using Wavepot

Knob-twiddlers take note: Wavepot is a cool new way to program some hot EDM beats in the privacy of your bedroom/techno cave. Designed to be a live, programmable digital audio workstation (at this point it’s more of a digital signal processor), the website lets you program music and sound the way …

How the design firm behind the Xbox built the bike of the future

You can't ride a bike in Seattle without thinking about the seven hills. (No one can agree on which ones make up "the seven," but they're not a friendly ride.) And you better think about the city's famously unpredictable weather patterns. And who knows? You might finish work and want to head …

Language Learning App Lingua.ly Lands for iPhone

Lingua.ly‘s language learning mobile app is now available to download for the iPhone, following its release on Android back in April this year and its launch on the Web just a few weeks back.<p>The company said that in the month following its Android launch, the app attracted more than 100,000 …

The Most Hyped Digital Currency Since Bitcoin Has Officially Launched

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, investors had already bought $2.6 million worth.<p>We're living in a time when an app that just says Yo is worth $10 million, so this shouldn't be too surprising.<p>But the digital currency world has been anticipating the first ether sale for more than a year and regards …

Cryptocurrency

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Send Your Creations to Space with the Global Space Balloon Challenge

Have you ever wished that you could build something and send it to space? While access to space for the average person has increased through the growth of platforms such as CubeSats, the cost and complexity are still prohibitive factors for many. But of course, as makers, we know there’s always an …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Motivation

3 Big Money To-Dos For Your 20s, 30s, 40s And 50s

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You know the saying, “Life is a marathon, not a sprint”? Well, it’s actually a good money mantra too.<p>Translation: All too often, we race through the nitty-gritty details of our finances and neglect to focus on crucial to-dos in the process—like saving for …