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Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.<p>"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

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Objects I Use(d): The Suicide-Committing Jawbone Jambox

Yesterday I had to retire one of my well-used, much-appreciated, everyday objects and figured I'd give it a postmortem, covering what I liked and …

Gear & Gadgets

How to export your Skype contacts

Changing Skype accounts soon? Grab a copy of your contact list information from your current account before you switch.<p>Whether a swarm of spammers is attacking your Skype, or you just decide that you're tired of your current username, you may want to export your contact list and move it to another …

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Will Genetic Alterations Modify Human Society?

<i>“Keep in mind, this child is still you. Simply, the best, of you. You could conceive naturally a thousand times and never get such a result.”</i> – Fictional geneticist in the 1997 film Gattaca.<p>As a side effect of science fiction novels, many of us find ourselves with an outlook of the future that’s …

Simplicam review: the Dropcam killer has arrived

As go home security cameras, so goes the Dropcam. The very cool, Google-owned company put everyone on notice with their snazzy camera, meant for home …

Your data is for sale — and not just on Facebook

Nobody is gathering more information more quickly than the providers of digital services. But do you trust them?<p>This is how the tech P.R. wars of the future will be waged: "Trust <i>us,</i> because we will take care of your precious information better than the other guy."<p>On Aug. 21, Square, the …

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