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Google Maps to drivers: Turn right at the Burger King

Picture this. You’re driving down the street and Google Maps tells you to turn right at the Burger King, instead of telling you to turn right on [insert street name you’ve never heard of]. Well, Google is starting to do this.<p>I noticed this while I was in a Lyft in Washington, D.C., but I failed to …

Burger King

Apple Watch code hints at future support for third-party faces

Ever since the original Apple Watch premiered in 2015, owners have been frustrated by the absence of third-party faces. And it's hard to blame them -- while Wear OS and Pebble devices have had them for years, Apple Watch owners couldn't do much more than customize existing faces. Thankfully, there</i> …

Apple Watch

The Skagen Falster is a high fashion Android wearable

Skagen is a well-know maker of thin and uniquely Danish watches. Founded in 1989, the company is now part of the Fossil group and, as such, has begin dabbling in both the analog with the Hagen and now Android Wear with the Falster. The Falster is unique in that it stuffs all of the power of a …

Wearable Tech

Google enables Android Auto wireless for Pixel, Nexus devices

It's a limited initial rollout, but a start. Google says Android Auto wireless support should come to more phones and car displays soon.<p>Google …

Android News

200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears, here's how to check your cartons

Here are the brands that were affected by the Rose Acre Farms recall, as well as how to check your cartons.<p>An Indiana-based farm is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs over fears of a potential Salmonella Braenderupcontamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<p>In an …

Environmental Health

'The most significant development since the safety belt'

<b>Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.</b><p>It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever …

Autonomous Cars

Hackers exploit casino's smart thermometer to steal database info

Having a whole bunch of smart objects like lights, appliances, and thermometers can make life a little more convenient for businesses, but buying …

Internet of Things

Best Scuba Diving Watches

With all of the dive gear in your kit, your dive watch is the only piece you can wear 24/7 - a badge of honor to remind you of diving even when …

Smartwatches

How To: Run Kali Linux as a Windows Subsystem

Kali Linux is known as being the de facto penetration-testing Linux distribution but can be a pain to use as an everyday OS — even more of a pain if …

Linux

Garmin Made a Great Smartwatch for People Who Hate Wearing a Smartwatch

There’s no better example of the war between form and function than smartwatch design. There are boxy, bulging, touchscreen wearables that do almost …

Wearable Tech

Hands-on with Android P on Wear OS: This smartwatch doesn't need a charger

After officially rebranding Android Wear to Wear OS a few weeks ago, Google has released a developer preview for the Huawei Watch 2 that gives us an …

Wear OS

10 Affordable Watches That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

It's all about keeping it simple.<p>You need to know what time it is. That's why, watches are one of the few truly universal accessories in menswear. And they alone can shift the feeling of any outfit. If you're in the market for something that looks sophisticated—but without the budget to support a …

Men's Fashion

Understanding Linux filesystems: ext4 and beyond

The majority of modern Linux distributions default to the ext4 filesystem, just as previous Linux distributions defaulted to ext3, ext2, and—if you …

Linux

How to stream Apple Music on Apple Watch Series 3 without iPhone

Apple’s strategy for Music control on watchOS has changed significantly over the years, and as of watchOS 4.3, the company has finally added support for the full Apple Music library back onto the Apple Watch’s Music app.<p>While it’s not completely obvious, it is now possible to stream your entire …

Apple Watch

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

Learning

Why People Should Learn About Cybersecurity In 2018

You might think of cybersecurity as a specialized, niche career–not a skill that the average person should learn about.<p>But that’s not the case. In an age where we manage more and more of our lives digitally, it means that anyone–in any career–should know simple things about keeping security up to …

Cybersecurity

Aukey’s portable $7 Apple Watch stand is perfect for home or on the road

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its Suction Cup Apple Watch Stand for <b>$6.89 Prime shipped</b> after promo code <b>AUKEYWS1</b> is applied during …

Apple Watch

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

Apple pushes modest, but handy updates for watchOS, tvOS and HomePod

Apple is updating nearly all of its operating systems today. Alongside the newest iOS 11.3, the company has released new versions for its tvOS, WatchOS and HomePod, which is getting its first post-launch update. Unfortunately, the hotly-anticipated AirPlay 2 is nowhere to be found.<p>For tvOS 11.3, …

Smartwatches

How to use Google Pay on your Wear OS smartwatch

The biggest perk about having access to parts of your smartphone from your watch is convenience. Whether that means checking the weather while you …

Android News

Most IT pros fear IoT cyber attacks. Few are doing anything about it.

A report from Ponemon Research and Shared Assessments suggests a major disconnect when it comes to IoT security<p>What is the IoT?<p>The Internet of Things …

Cyber-attacks

The $200 Fitbit Versa is the best smartwatch I've ever used — yes, even better than the Apple Watch

With the Fitbit Versa, Fitbit has created a near-perfect smartwatch.<p>The $200 Versa — available for preorder now and shipping in April — is Fitbit's second "true smartwatch." It has Fitbit's fitness tracking built in, along with a touchscreen that provides on-watch workouts, call, and text alerts, …

Wearable Tech

Why cybersecurity pros should pay attention to recent warnings about Russian attacks

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team recently issued warnings about attacks on businesses in energy, aviation, and other sectors. Here's why …

Cybersecurity

How do you lower your resting heart rate?

Heart rate refers to the number of heartbeats a person has per minute. It is also commonly called the pulse. Having a lower resting heart rate is …

Wellness

The three watches every man should own

Sure, a collection is a mighty thing, but when it comes down to it, there are only three types of watch every one of us needs to have<p>Everyone knows …

Watches

JASK and the future of autonomous cybersecurity

There is a familiar trope in Hollywood cyberwarfare movies. A lone whiz kid hacker (often with blue, pink, or platinum hair) fights an evil government. Despite combatting dozens of cyber defenders, each of whom appears to be working around the clock and has very little need to use the facilities, …

Machine Learning

How to Protect Your Personal Data and Privacy on Facebook

Over the weekend, it was revealed that a political research firm had harvested data from nearly 50 million Facebook profiles. It’s not entirely …

Apps

What About The Hackers? The Security Risks Of Autonomous And Connected Cars

Following the tragic death of a woman in Arizona who was struck by a self-driving Uber in autonomous mode, questions have arisen over the other risks …

Autonomous Cars

Tip: A quick way to create hyperlinks in Excel

You can use a menu command to create a hyperlink to a named range or you can use a simple drag-and-drop trick.<p>Adding a hyperlink to an Excel sheet is …

Software

Nest Temperature Sensor

Aesthetics aside, Ecobee's advantage over Nest has been its remote sensors, which let it monitor the temperature in multiple rooms to eliminate …

Home Automation