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8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

Before you decide to sell your unwanted iPhone, consider finding other ways to put it to good use.<p>The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old …

Apps

Start A Fire

How banks are using Watson

Despite banks’ simultaneous excitement and fear of artificial intelligence as perhaps one of the most transformative technologies for their business, …

Banking

Real Estate Blockchain: houses on the ledger

The <b>real estate blockchain</b> is one of the most imporant use case for the distributed ledger as it is a secure and efficient data management system that …

Blockchain Properties: bitcoin tech to verify property transactions

One of the major use cases for the distributed ledger can be identified as “<b>blockchain properties</b>“, or the way to register and verify property …

How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

“Only the paranoid survive.” — Andy Grove<p>Andy Grove was a Hungarian refugee who escaped communism, studied engineering, and ultimately led the …

This creepy tool reveals how Facebook tracks and studies your activity

Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more? Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions.<p>Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you …

Data breaches becoming more complex, pervasive and damaging

Data breaches are becoming more complex and are no longer confined to just the IT department, but are now affecting every department within an …

Cybersecurity

This creepy Facebook tool is revealing a LOT about you [updated]

If we knew how much data we willingly handed out each day, would it matter? If ignorance truly is bliss, as they say, we’re a society of happy internet users that are blissed out of our goddamn minds.<p>A new tool called Stalkscan gives users a peek at just how sweet ignorance can be.<p>Created by …

This App Can Tell If Your iPhone Has Ever Been Hacked

A new app can detect if something wrong (and dangerous) is going on with your iDevice.<p>It's not paranoia if they're really after you.<p>If you have an iPhone there was no way to figure out if you were really being paranoid or not, until now. Thanks to a new $1 app, you can finally figure out if someone …

Security

Universities around the world should share notes as they face the same challenges

In 2016 I had the privilege of visiting four leading universities abroad. At KU Leuven in Belgium, Oxford in the UK and two US institutions – Harvard …

Higher Education

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end …

Artificial Intelligence

A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You

A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information the company might have on you.<p>If you could measure all the information you consume online, what would you learn about yourself?<p>That’s the question behind the new Chrome extension Data Selfie. Created by developers Hang Do Thi Duc …

Hillary Clinton

The Most Important Money Lesson You Should Teach Your Kids

My son tells me I eavesdrop on random parent conversations too much. I just can’t help myself. It’s endlessly fascinating. Take this one.<p>Recently, a dad and his daughter entered a small shop where I was browsing. The girl, who looked maybe nine, immediately grabbed a bracelet from a display and …

Parenting

5 shocking new threats to your personal data

I'm not paranoid. Tinfoil hats aren't my scene.But watch out! In just the past month, the internet and smartphones have come up with five new and …

Personal Data

Google Is Quietly Rebuilding Itself Offline

The omniscient service is now designing around its greatest limitation: those times when the cloud is out of reach.<p>Google is never down. It’s the most resilient, expansive cloud infrastructure ever built, with layers of redundant servers to promise that when you ask Google to look up some inane …

Google

A small town’s sudden power surge fried tech gear in hundreds of homes

Residents in the small Pennsylvania town of Brookville must’ve wondered what on earth was going on earlier this month when a sudden power surge …

Weather

Cybersecurity For Lawyers: The Nitty Gritty

Here are a few steps you can take today to improve your law firm's cybersecurity practices.

Cybersecurity

Big law is having its Uber moment

It’s no longer just factory workers and long-haul truck drivers at risk of being replaced by robots. Now lawyers could be automated out of work, …

Turn off Windows 10's pushy Edge notifications

Tired of Microsoft trying to cajole you into switching browsers? Here's how to make it stop.<p>Sometimes I can't figure Microsoft out. There I am, working peacefully in Windows 10 ($92.99 at Amazon.com), when all of a sudden there's a pop-up notification ripping my browser of choice (Google …

Software

This Startup Is Delivering Luxury Holidays To The Masses

There’s something nice about luxury holidays. Maybe it’s the five-star accommodation. Or the four course dinners. Or the proximity to globally iconic landmarks. Likely, it’s a combination of all three. And the countless other glamorous amenities that are offered on these types of holidays. But the …

Luxury Lifestyle

This French startup is trying to take away one of Amazon's crucial advantages over small businesses

And this huge size helps reinforce its dominance, allowing it to offer a huge selection of items at cheap prices. Even if smaller businesses can compete with its product range in narrow fields, it's hard to keep up with it in other areas — like delivery, where the Seattle company offers relatively …

eCommerce

Here's why we're not downloading Meitu, the red-hot anime photo app (update)

Why does a cute photo app need all these permissions?<p>Meitu is a viral sensation. Who <i>wouldn't</i> want to instantly give themselves or their favorite politicians and celebs a Japanese-anime inspired makeover, and share the hilarious results with the world? That's why the face-recognizing photo app is …

Apps

How to delete your Facebook account once and for all

This is the tough love you were looking for.<p>You have a gambling addiction. A pretty serious one, actually.<p>You rise each day and take a trip to Mark Zuckerberg's bustling casino. You arrive, hoping you might see familiar faces, but all the other gamblers are people you don't give a crap about. You …

Apps

11 hidden WhatsApp features

Popular chat app WhatsApp is full of hidden features. We uncover 11 of them to help you out.<p>Whether you're just starting to use WhatsApp or are a years-long addict, you're probably missing out on a few of these helpful, hidden features.<p>1. Format message text on demand<p>WhatsApp lets you bold, …

Apps

This AI scheduler is perfect for people who hate arranging meetings

Singapore-based Mimetic.ai's Evie is an AI that understands natural language and helps you with the thankless chore of setting up meetings.<p>If arranging meetings have become a bothersome chore, Mimetic.ai's Evie could be just the thing.<p>Evie, a virtual personal assistant, is capable of talking to the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked (Out of Date)

These are the basic steps you should take to keep yourself, and your data, safe online.<p>Update 11/14/2017: This guide is now out of date. Please see our new, comprehensive guide.<p>The internet can sometimes be a scary place, where hackers steal hundreds of millions of passwords in one swoop, or cause …

Information Systems

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

With a few minutes and a few free tools, you can resurrect nearly any aging PC with a fresh, fast, Chrome-like interface.<p>Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist …

Linux

How to free up iPhone & iPad storage

Getting started<p>To begin, get acquainted with how your device is using its available space. In iOS 10, visit Settings > General > Storage & iCloud …

Cubetto Can Teach Your 3-Year-Old To Code -- Here's What Inspired Its Creator

In just a few years Filippo Yacob went from plumber to founder of multi-million dollar company, Primo Toys. How did he get there? This 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur explains how the birth of his son inspired him to invent Cubetto, a toy that teaches children the rudiments of coding without …

Programming