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Can Putting Your Phone In The Fridge Keep It Safe From Eavesdroppers?

Fact-checking Edward Snowden's anti-spy technique<p>Being legal counsel for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden probably comes with its fair share of paranoia. To combat eavesdropping techniques that can activate a cell phone's microphone and transmit data even when the device is ostensibly off, even his …

Cheap Handheld Device Lets You See Through Walls

It's an experimental "x-ray vision" device that's designed with everyday users in mind.<p>Ever wished for X-ray vision? In the future, you could get something like it from a handheld device.<p>Engineers at MIT have made a prototype of a portable device that users can point at walls to get data on …

10 Facts About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

In 1947, the seemingly everyday, innocent thoughts of a teen girl were published. But they weren’t so everyday: they were the thoughts of Anne Frank, …

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Gigaom | Why the startup Wibbitz could wipe out some publishers’ video businesses

Advertisement<p>Every so often you stumble upon a concept or service that makes it clear that major change is afoot. In this case, if you’re a …