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How Much Viking Lore Is True?

Archaeologists have confirmed key details in Norse oral histories (but not the dragons, elves, and trolls).<p>In TV series from <i>Vikings</i> to <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the icy wastes of the north provide the backdrop to dramatic, often violent, stories of kings and warriors, dragons and trolls. The source for many …

Archaeology

Here are some of the biggest Android/Chrome announcements we’re expecting at CES 2017

Believe it or not, CES 2017 is just two days away. As we prepare to hit the show floor and bring you coverage of all the latest products, it’s also a good time to take a look at what we can probably expect to see related to Android and Chrome OS products we’ll probably be seeing at the show.<p>The …

Five Signs You're Ready To Start Your Own Business

Let’s get started.<p>It’s that simple. If you want to launch your own business, the first thing you need is to start that process. In the words of one of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs: “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” And Walt Disney knew a thing or two about …

Entrepreneurship

How a Five-Person Team Exposed VW

<i>The staff of Fortune recently assembled the best business moments of 2015. Here’s one of our picks.</i><p>Surely Volkswagen (vlkay) feared the competition. …

Autos

200+ Actionable SEO Tips In One ‘Noob Friendly’ Guide

We’ve created a list of over 200 SEO tips and best practices and split them into logical sections to cover various aspects of search engine …

Edmonton Oilers Scouts Keeping Eye on Patrick Marleau

Mandatory Credit: Chris LaFrance-USA TODAY Sports<p>The San Jose Sharks are supposedly shopping around Patrick Marleau. Tonight, scouts from all …

Ice Hockey

Police to be granted powers to view your internet history

Home Secretary Theresa May expected to announce plans to give security services powers to view web browsing history of everyone in the country<p>Police are to get the power to view the web browsing history of everyone in the country.<p>Home Secretary Theresa May will announce the plans when she …

7 Brilliant Gadgets You Need To Get Your Hands On

The 7 coolest gadgets in the world right now...<p>01 Hoverboard Electric Skateboard<p>Though it doesn't strictly <i>hover</i>, the Hoverboard Electric Skateboard …

6 next-gen electric vehicles taking on Tesla

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Tesla tears up the headlines like nobody's business. The California-based company makes the most widely coveted luxury electric vehicle in existence, and it just officially launched its next car, the Model X, last night. The automaker has garnered attention from car enthusiasts, …

Facebook enables web encryption for Internet.org

When Facebook opened its Internet.org platform to developers back in May, it came with a big caveat: every service running on the platform had to transmit its data in the clear, without encryption. But five months later, the platform is changing that, enabling millions in the developing world to …

Facebook

Young people think it's OK to track your lover, survey says

Technically Incorrect: An Australian survey of people from 16 to 24 years old suggests the world can't end too soon. Almost half said tracking their partners using technology is just fine.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You've done this, …

Millennials

British 'Karma Police' program carries out mass surveillance of the web

The British government has been running a web surveillance program far more intrusive than anything attempted by the NSA, according to Snowden documents published this morning at <i>The Intercept</i>. Dubbed "Karma Police," the GCHQ program pulls web data from intercontinental data cables landing at …

Surveillance

Hilton Hotels Looking Into Possible Data Breach

Hilton Worldwide is looking into reports that credit card information may have been exposed in hacks at Hilton Hotel properties across the U.S.<p>Cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, citing several banking sources, reported on his blog on Friday that a pattern of fraud has been detected involving …

Identity Theft

Why Your Credit Card Is Going ‘Chip-and-PIN’

Many Americans have received a new credit or debit card in the mail in with a computer chip on the front. If you’re not sure what the chip is all about, you’re not alone: One survey showed that about 75 percent of respondents didn’t understand why they were being sent the new chip-embedded …

Banking
Google

iPhone 6S has twice as much RAM as iPhone 6, teardown confirms

Spend less time watching tabs reload<p>Whenever Apple announces a new iPhone, there are certain things the company keeps secret for one reason or another. RAM is one of those things — year after year, Apple simply refuses to officially comment on how much memory its phones have to work with. …

Apple

10 Everyday Things Successful Entrepreneurs Say ‘No’ To That Skyrocket Success

Saying no can actually make you more successful. Here are 10 things successful entrepreneurs always say no to.

This Productivity Hack Completely Changed My Life, and It Can Improve Yours

During your day, you have a lot going on. Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as "work."<p>Interruptions abound and productivity drops. Your day is …

Time Management

MARK CUBAN: I want to be a Republican, but the party has one big problem

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Tuesday weighed in on the status of the Republican Party.<p>In a post on his Cyber Dust social-media app, the outspoken billionaire investor wrote that he would prefer to join the GOP but had an issue with the party's push for conformity.<p>"I would prefer to be a …

Elections

'Star Wars' fans just got floored with a colossal surprise video

It’s the moment everyone who attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was waiting for — The “Star Wars” panel.<p>And it didn’t disappoint.<p>“The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams came with a lot of surprises up his sleeve. From bringing out cast members ranging from the new breed like John Boyega, …

Star Wars

Galaxy Note 5 Images Leak, Will Anger Users

I thought the bets were off. No phone would prove more controversial in 2015 than the Galaxy S6. It seems I was wrong…<p>If leaked images obtained by the ever reliable French tech site Nowhereelse.fr prove correct (and it nailed both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 designs prior to launch) then Samsung is …

Samsung

Facebook Says There Are Now 40M Active Small Business Pages

Facebook is announcing some new programs today for small businesses, particularly ones that advertise. At the same time, the company’s also arguing that plenty of businesses find out value on the social network without buying ads.<p>Specifically, Facebook says the number of active small business Pages …

Small Business

Tech Companies Line Up Behind Surveillance Reform Bill

A wide range of companies today released their support for a surveillance reform bill that would effectively end the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.<p>Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Reform Government Surveillance, a lobbying group representing many tech companies including …

National Security Agency (NSA)

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61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like something you need to be wearing a suit in front of a …

Social Media Marketing

Data and Goliath: Four Ways You Can Protect Yourself From Digital Surveillance

If a policeman sits down within earshot, it's within your rights to move your conversation someplace else. If the FBI parks a van bristling with cameras outside your house, you are perfectly justified in closing your blinds.<p>Likewise, there are many ways we can protect our personal data and defend …

Privacy

Will Smith And Jimmy Fallon Re-Made A Hip-Hop Classic On An iPad App

The Fresh Prince has still got it.<p>Will Smith stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> last night and, using an iPad app, teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to create an awesome rendition of “It Takes Two” by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock.<p>“We have a lot in common,” Fallon said. “We both love music. We like rap music. You’re …

Oil rallies on industry spending cuts and declining US drilling

Brent crude prices jump over 6% for the week.<p>Crude oil futures rallied on 13 February and settled higher for the week, on the back of spending cuts …

Oil

That's not Miami Vice, it's Straight Outta Compton

The trailer for director F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. biopic drops, and it looks incredible.<p>Our friends over at Esquire say that <i>Straight Outta Compton</i>, the new N.W.A. biopic directed by F. Gary Gray, may be the next great music movie. Based on the very R-rated theatrical trailer that hit the Internet …

Rap & Hip-Hop