Richard Spellman

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Twitter is wrong: facts are not enough to combat Alex Jones

Jack Dorsey thinks unfettered speech will save the world, but all the evidence says it won’t<p>In the early 18th century, satirist Jonathan Swift observed, “Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath …

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Legacy of Good

From stone tools and steam engines to spaceships and supercomputers, technology is the common thread in the history of human progress. We see it …

How environmentally friendly are electric cars?

We teamed up with the folks behind BBC World Service’s <i>CrowdScience</i> to answer your questions on one topic. You can tune in to <i>CrowdScience</i> every Friday …

Citizen Science

Miniot Wheel Turntable

Reducing the turntable to its most basic elements, the Miniot Wheel Turntable cleverly hides its components behind the record itself. An …

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

How to fix a Windows 10 laptop that's plugged in but not charging

After updating to Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update, my laptop's battery stopped charging. (This situation was neither one of the update's best new features nor its hidden gems.) My laptop would show it was plugged in, but then at the same time it would tell me it was also not charging.<p>Thankfully, I …

Google Assistant can now be used to control Nest Secure alarm systems

Security is really important in this day and age, and that’s true both in our online lives and in our homes. To make home security a breeze, Nest has become a hub for everything from security cameras to video doorbells. Last year, it also launched the Nest Secure alarm system, and now that’s …

Google Assistant

What Putin May Really Have on Trump

At the end of January, on orders from Congress, the U.S. Treasury will publish a list of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “close associates”—from …

FCC Commissioner Clyburn guts anti-net neutrality order in extended dissent

FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s passionate dissent at last month’s meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission’s plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wasn’t all she had to say. Yesterday, released alongside the final text of the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, is an …

The 9 biggest iPhone X annoyances and how to fix them

So, how are you liking that new iPhone X ($916 at Amazon Marketplace)? If you're anything like me, you're digging the big screen and fancy camera -- and not digging certain other things.<p>Indeed, after a couple weeks with Apple's latest, I'm finding myself irritated at times -- in part due to Face ID …

IPhone 7

Apple's iCloud Fully Explained

iCloud has been around for years now and it’s become essential to how many people store photos and documents, send emails, and sync and backup their …

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED bulbs either. The solution? Swap them for modern switches.<p>This guide will take …

How to turn your iPad into the best digital photo frame

You can easily spend between $100 and $200 on a Wi-Fi digital photo frame, but these often have clunky interfaces for syncing photos and the displays can be quite poor. A better solution may be repurposing an old iPad or putting your current iPad in photo frame mode for special occasions.<p>Apple used …

IPad Pro

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

How to navigate the Home button-less iPhone X using gestures [Video]

The iPhone X ushers in a major change to the way we interact with our devices due to the lack of a Home button. In order to accommodate an almost bezel-free display, Apple eschewed the Home button and replaced its functionality with several new Screen Edge Gestures.<p>The presence of these new …

Apps

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

The cloud wars explained: Amazon is dominating, but Microsoft and Google are striking back

Amazon's cloud service is its most profitable unit. Microsoft has pegged its future to its cloud computing businesses, leading to a very enthusiastic response from Wall Street. Google, too, is betting big on cloud computing as something that could be bigger than its advertising business.<p>What …

McIntosh MA9000 Integrated Amp

Some people like new audio equipment. Some like vintage. The McIntosh MA9000 Integrated Amp looks vintage, but ensures it'll stay relevant way after …

How to get started with an Alexa smart home

If you're a regular reader here at CNET, then you've probably noticed an awful lot of stories about Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa -- particularly the many ways in which she can take control of the connected home.<p>There's good reason for that. Voice control has become the smart home's gateway drug …

America, a user’s guide: The Constitution of the United States

A classic work of political compromise between different regions and competing interests, it remains our foundation<p>The Constitutional Convention<p>July 4, 2017 11:30am (UTC)<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>Especially in times of intense political division — such as right now — it can often seem that Americans don’t</i> …

United States

Netbeans vs. Eclipse: Comparing Two Java IDEs

Why would you use an IDE over a text editor when creating an application? While text editors like Sublime allow you to write and edit code easily, …

LastPass will store two-factor codes alongside your passwords

Hey, that's pretty handy.<p>Keeping track of a list of secure passwords across your myriad accounts and services is a nightmare, but it's necessary for the future we live in. LastPass, the password management app, wants to make it a little more convenient on mobile. With the latest update to its …

Information Systems

The world’s best mesh Wi-Fi system now boosts any router you already have

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about mesh Wi-Fi systems even if you don’t already own one. These next-generation wireless internet solutions use a …

Wi-Fi

IBM aims to undercut AWS and Azure with new ‘Flex’ cloud storage service

LAS VEGAS — IBM unveiled a raft of new products and services at its InterConnect conference here today, aimed at making it easier for large …

The Edge Will Eat The Cloud

Today, cloud computing is eating enterprise data centers, as more and more workloads are born in the cloud, and some are transforming and moving to …

Google Glass

Top 20 Most Popular Programming Languages in 2017

The software engineering craft has been steadily growing in popularity for the past couple of decades. The innovations in technological startups and …

Your WD networked drive is vulnerable to remote attacks

The My Cloud line has some conspicuous security holes.<p>If you have one of Western Digital's My Cloud nstorage drives, you might be particularly vulnerable to internet attacks. <i>Exploitee.rs</i> has discovered a number of unpatched security flaws in most My Cloud models that let remote intruders bypass the …

5 Wireless Home Audio Systems to Fill Your Home with Beautiful Music