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Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

VPNFilter can survive reboots and contains destructive "kill" function.<p>Hackers possibly working for an advanced nation have infected more than …

Information Security

Apple iCloud targeted by new blockchain technology

Apple might be in trouble if the creator of a decentralized personal cloud that uses blockchain technology is correct.<p>Keda Che, the founder of Universal Labs, created the Ubbey Box, which he describes as a more secure, easy-to-understand product that can be used as a private dropbox or to upload …

Blockchain

I’m a Car Salesman—Here’s How to Outsmart Me

The smell of a new car is great. The process of buying a new car? Not so great. Here are some expert tactics to give you a leg up on fast-talking …

Personal Finance

Onkyo’s receivers will work with Sonos, thanks to upcoming June firmware update

The number of Sonos devices will nearly double<p>Thanks to a firmware update coming to a plethora of receivers from Onkyo and its brands — Integra, Pioneer, and Pioneer Elite — they will all work with the Sonos app. The official list of supported network AV, stereo receivers, and processors will be …

Smart Homes

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

Stack Overflow

Exclusive: Android P is Google’s most ambitious update in years

How the new update could help you use your phone less<p>This year, Google is doing something different with Android. Instead of showing you all the ways you can use its phone operating system to do more, it’s creating features to help you use it <i>less</i>.<p>Android P, due out later this year, will have a new …

Android News

10 Golden Rules to Keep Your Sex Life Steamy

It’s easy to say there are “golden rules” to keep your sex life going strong, but the truth is—it actually <i>is</i> that simple. Who knew?<p>If you keep track of your relationship and make a conscious effort to keep things smokin’, you’ll have an advantage. Couples who give weight to their sex lives have …

Laundry Rooms

The Billion-Dollar Bank Job

In 2016, a mysterious syndicate tried to steal $951 million from Bangladesh’s central bank - and laid bare a profound weakness in the system by which money moves around the world.

Central Banks

Amazon’s big one-day Roku sale drops 3 models to their lowest prices of 2018

Roku’s lineup of streaming media boxes and dongles make up the most popular product line in this category, which is why Amazon’s big one-day Roku …

Download this: Google's Grasshopper aims to make coding as easy as a game

Ever wanted to learn to code, but didn't know where to start? Google's new app wants to help.<p>This week the company launched Grasshopper, an app that …

Google kills tool used to bypass strong internet censorship

An update to the Google App Engine, the platform developers use to create web applications, puts an end to “domain fronting.” The tool, which gave …

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Gmail Update Will Let You Send Emails That Self-Destruct

It’s a little hard to believe, but Gmail has been around for 14 years. While Google is constantly introducing improvements and fixing annoyances, major redesigns are few and far between. But there’s one headed your way next month.<p>The early glimpses that have leaked out show a cleaner, more modern …

Apps

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

Dell’s new XPS 13 laptop is a tiny beautiful workhorse

Dell’s XPS 13 has been the darling of the Windows laptop world for a while now, thanks to sleek design, commendable performance and top-notch battery life – at a premium, of course. This year, Dell has updated the machine with several modern touches that will delight fans of the series – and …

ShutterGrip makes your smartphone photos sharper and your videos smoother

popsci shop<p>Save 25 percent on this brilliant photo accessory.<p>Smartphones are capable of taking some amazing images nowadays. But the photos could be even better if you didn’t have to hold your device in a weird pincer grip. The ShutterGrip Smartphone Camera Controller is a simple attachment that …

Mobile Photography

How Chromebooks became the go-to laptops for security experts

Chrome OS has provided one of the most robust cases of “usable security” available. Here’s the design philosophy from Google that led to that.<p>When the team behind Google's Chrome OS software and Chromebooks set out to reinvent the laptop, it quickly zeroed in on security as an area where it could …

MacBook Pro

Cordyceps: The Adaptogen That Makes It Easier to Work Out

From your local juice bar to your Insta feed, adaptogens seem to be popping up everywhere—but what the heck are they (and which one should you try)? …

Move over, lithium! Researchers create world’s first rechargeable proton battery

A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The current battery is …

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

The company known for Soundblaster finally has a new killer product, and you'll probably want one too.<p>When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the …

Audiophile

Having sex every day for a month saved my marriage

My husband Damien and I have been together for 10 years and married for seven when I noticed I was bored.<p>Was it the famous seven-year itch setting …

Title insurance is a scam and it’s time for a government takeover

Iowa’s state-run system is by far the cheapest in the nation—and the most effective<p>Of all the paperwork and hassle that goes into closing on a new home purchase, one of the most overlooked is also one of the most costly—title insurance.<p>A lot of homebuyers don’t even know they need title insurance …

A frequent flier reveals the 2 words that will always get you an upgrade to first class

British expat and New York Times best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe knows a thing or two about flying.<p>She told Bloomberg that she typically flies about 100,000 miles a year and has often managed to get herself bumped up from economy class without paying by deploying a two-word strategy.<p>Even when …

Profit

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

7 Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview

“Do you have any questions for us?”<p>You’ll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this …

6 Ways Truly Effective Leaders Deliver Feedback

Stay focused. Listen carefully. Be compassionate.<p>I'll never forget one of the first courses I took at Wharton, where I was studying for my MBA many years ago. It was a course on leadership taught by Professor Stewart Friedman, founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, and author of …