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Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Google explains new Private DNS setting in Android P

Domain Name System, or 'DNS' for short, can best be described as a phone book for the internet. When you type in a domain, like google.com, the DNS …

Android News

Gmail might add self-destructing emails in future update

• A new report says Google is adding new self-destructing email features in Gmail.<br>• The new “confidential mode” will reportedly let users set their emails to expire after one week, one month, or other time periods.<br>• Gmail users can also make recipients type in a passcode to open emails.<p>A few days ago, …

Apps

Exclusive: Here's The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google [Updated]

<i>Update 8/5/17 7:25pm ET: Google’s new Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance Danielle Brown has issued her own memo to Google employees</i> …

Critical Thinking

Ask Alexa to play your favorite shows on a Dish Hopper DVR

If you're a Dish subscriber, it just got ridiculously easy to control your TV. The satellite provider has introduced an Alexa skill that lets control any Hopper DVR or Wally using an Amazon Echo. You can ask the set-top box to tune into a specific channel, search for shows (including on Netflix) or …

Gang robs Russian banks with over 1M hacked Android phones

Hackers stole thousands from bank customers in a heist across Russia using fake apps, pornography and insecure phones.<p>Fake banking, GPS and porn apps led to a massive bank heist across Russia for more than a year.<p>On Monday, Russian officials announced a successful series of raids against a hacking …

Google Play

At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

Building a better battery is the holy grail for people who want better technology. Now researchers at the University of Texas, Austin say they may have found that battery — or something close. But their claims have sparked controversy.<p>At the center of this debate is a towering figure in the world …

Energy

Scientists can see through walls with Wi-Fi to create 3D holograms

Wi-Fi is everywhere — and as the electromagnetic waves are beamed out from routers to connect our devices to the internet, they also travel through …

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will answer to voice commands starting this summer. The company announced in a Swedish-language press release that its smart lighting product line, called Trådfri, will work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri and HomeKit.<p>Right now, Trådfri can only be …

Smart Homes

How to Get a Decent Night's Sleep After a Night of Drinking

Heavy drinking can give you a hangover, sure, but part of the reason you feel so sluggish and worn out after a night of drinking is because you get …

Here Is a Look at the New Agent Expenses to Expect in Real Estate

New Agent Expenses to Expect in Real Estate<p>Updated February 27, 2018<p>Any discussion of expenses for real estate agents must take into account the many …

Real Estate

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

7 Costs to Consider When Starting a Real Estate Career

When you launch your real estate career, as with any small business, you’ll need to budget for startup costs. You’ll have to cover some of these …

When Trump Voters Say They “Suffered For 8 Years Under Obama,” Here’s The Perfect Response.

One of many, many infuriating parts of having Trump as the President is the insufferable smugness of conservatives. When they're not telling you to …

UPS successfully delivered a package with a drone

When it comes to innovation in the delivery space, nobody comes even remotely close to UPS. The iconic courier company has figured out several different ways to increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicles, while simultaneously lowering delivery times. For example, did you know that UPS routes …

‘Font isn’t found’ malware for Chrome is easy to fall for, possibly affecting Windows & Mac

The internet is full of scams and false advertisements that target unsuspecting users and attempt to get them to download malicious software. Unfortunately, this problem looks like it will only get worse. Now, a new piece of malware is making the rounds and is affecting Chrome users on Windows and …

Indoor farming startup Bowery raises $7.5 million from investors including ‘Top Chef’ Tom Colicchio

As pollution, extreme weather, and over-population threaten the viability of large, outdoor farms, a startup called Bowery Farming Inc. has raised $7.5 million in total venture funding to grow food indoors, even in the middle of a city. The startup’s high-tech approach uses robotics, LED lighting, …

Aquaponics

Serious Cloudflare bug exposed a potpourri of secret customer data | Ars Technica

Service used by 5.5 million websites may have leaked passwords and authentication tokens.<p>Cloudflare, a service that helps optimize the security and …

Information Security

RankScience wants to replace your SEO staff

The dark art of search engine optimization could be next in line for software-powered automation — potentially putting hundreds of thousands of ‘SEO consultants’ out of a job.<p>At least that’s the scenario sketched by RankScience, a YC-backed startup just graduating from accelerator’s winter 2017 …

Customers

Android VPN app developers are using malware to track your data

When you download an app, you give it access to your smartphone and its data. Only last week Meitu's selfie app was criticised for sharing users' …

Apps

There’s Something Very Weird Happening Inside Russia’s Cybersecurity World

The arrest of several of Russia’s top cybersecurity figures has led to speculation that there’s a shake-up inside the country’s national security service related to hacks surrounding the US election.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A series of surprising arrests of some of Russia’s top cybersecurity figures has …

Beware This New Gmail Scam That Is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users | Inc.com

Hackers have launched a new phishing attack that is tricking even tech-savvy users. Here is what you need to know in order to protect yourself.<p>The attack works like this: Hackers who have breached someone's email account look through the emails in it for correspondence containing attachments. They …

Identity Theft

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won’t get hacked

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a set of recommendations for securing medical devices that could jeopardize the safety and privacy of their users. The report, titled “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices,” focuses on security throughout the lifecycle of a …

FDA

Yahoo flaw, now fixed, allowed hackers to access any user’s email

Malicious code could have been used to compromise an account, forward messages to an external account, or even spread a Yahoo Mail-infecting …

Yahoo

CERT warns Netgear routers can be easily exploited

It has not been a good year for the internet of things, security-wise.The latest IoT devices found vulnerable to trivial exploitation? Netgear …

Routers

IT HAPPENED AGAIN: Yahoo says 1 billion user accounts stolen in what could be biggest hack ever

The announcement of what could represent the largest hack of all time is a separate incident than the one Yahoo disclosed back in September. In that hack, Yahoo said that at least 500 million user accounts were compromised.<p>"The company has not been able to identify the intrusion associated with …

Personal Information

App integration software company SnapLogic raises $40 million

Cloud-based integration software company SnapLogic today announced a funding round of $40 million.<p>The San Mateo, Calif.-based company helps integrate and transfer data between different cloud applications.<p>“A lot of the software as a service (SaaS) buyers don’t want to get into hiring dozens of Java …

Malware uses Facebook and LinkedIn images to hijack your PC (updated)

Malware doesn't always have to attack your computer through browser- or OS-based exploits. Sometimes, it's the social networks themselves that can be the problem. Researchers at Check Point have discovered that a variant of known ransomware, Locky, is taking advantage of flaws in the way Facebook …

40 fun Google Home Easter eggs to try

Google Assistant, the brains of Google Home, is packed full of humor (just like Amazon's Alexa assistant). Here are 40 fun Easter eggs to try with Google Home.<p>When compared with Amazon's Echo, Dot and Tap speakers, Google Home ($129.00 at Walmart) is missing some of the flair. It doesn't have …

Google Home