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Friday Is Amazon's Free Shipping Christmas Deadline

The perils of shopping for holiday gifts online or sending packages too close to an impending birthday or holiday are well known. It’s all too easy …

eCommerce

REPORT: US Spy Program Uses Airplanes To Collect American Cell Phone Data

The surveillance program, which is run by the US Marshals Service under the DOJ, has reportedly been in effect since 2007.<p>Officials have been using portable cell towers, known as "dirtboxes," on small planes to collect identity and location information on cell phone users.<p>Those Cessna aircrafts fly …

Surveillance

Review: BACtrack Vio keyfob-sized Bluetooth breathalyzer

People don’t always appreciate the degree of dedication and devotion to duty that can be required to carry out a review. In order to test the BACtrack Vio keyfob breathalyzer, I was forced to drink wine on a number of different occasions, the most recent of which – last night – a friend and I …

Amazon Echo Is A $199 Connected Speaker Packing An Always-On Siri-Style Assistant

Amazon has a new product that doesn’t really have any current equivalent form any other tech company – a connected speaker called Echo that’s always-on, listening for commands that its virtual assistant can then respond to with information or by triggering a task.<p>The cylindrical device has …

55% Off the Code Black Drone with HD Camera

Whether you’re looking to gift or buy your own first drone for some outdoor R/C action, there’s never been a better looking choice than the sleek Code Black Drone.<p>Finished in stunning matte black, the Code Black Drone features beginner and expert flight modes so you can execute simple flight …

Odysee Automatically Saves Your Mobile Photos And Videos To Your Home PC

A new application launching today called Odysee offers a different way for consumers to back up photos and videos from their smartphones. Instead of backing up to the cloud, which can be both pricey and sometimes even insecure, with Odysee, content is backed up to your home computer. For free! …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

Wearables Are Totally Failing the People Who Need Them Most

Author: J.C. Herz. J.C. Herz Gear<p>Date of Publication: 11.06.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>As the Internet of Things becomes an actual …

Wearable Tech

Women In Tech: 10 Steps To Ensure Your Career And Salary Growth

There are 10 important steps women can take to ensure they succeed and develop their career, according to JJ DiGeronimo, a successful entrepreneur who advises many women on their growth in business.<p>The advice, for women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries, is issued …

10 crazy questions tech companies ask job candidates

What would you say if — right this second — you had to “describe Google as a person.”<p>What about if you had to answer this — on the spot — in a job …

Employment

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

You have a right to record the police

Film the truth<p><b>Update 11/21/14:</b> It's been more than three months since Michael Brown was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson, and tension with police still presents a troubling reality for the residents of Ferguson, Missouri. As officer Wilson is widely expected to dodge a grand jury indictment …

Ask An Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Ebola

From Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University and the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium.UPDATE 10/24: New York Doctor Just Back From Africa Has Ebola<p><b>The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus</b> has captured headlines, culminating in a potentially infected person in New York being placed under quarantine at …

Disease

A Microchip That Mimics the Human Brain

IBM researchers build a chip that simulates a million neurons and more than 250 million synapses. Related: Origami Robot Folds and Crawls by Itself<p><b>A new brain-like microchip has 1 million</b> electronic neurons and more than 256 million artificial synapses connecting. IBM researchers and their …

Quantum Computing

5 Things You Don't Need to Know How to Make

Sometimes, too much knowledge is a bad thing. So let's close out How to Make Anything Week with a few things you needn't bother with. Look, you've only go so much time on this Earth, people. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all on Twitter with …

Katy Perry

How spies can eavesdrop using your phone's gyroscope

In the age of surveillance paranoia, most smartphone users know better than to give a random app or website permission to use their device's …

Comcast's PR Nightmare Can Befall Midsized Companies: Your Company Could Be Next

The CEOs of midsized companies which are enjoying growth should be warned by Comcast’s PR nightmare over its horrendous customer service. They could be next. Midsized companies are particularly vulnerable to such operational meltdowns since they often lack resources and operational experience. …

Satya Nadella's job-cuts memo to Microsoft employees

Microsoft plans to slash 18,000 jobs in the coming year, as "the first step to building the right organization for our ambitions."<p><b>Starting to Evolve Our Organization and Culture</b>From: Satya NadellaTo: All EmployeesDate: July 17, 2014 at 5:00 a.m. PTSubject: Starting to Evolve Our Organization and …

Psst! Your phone is snooping on you. What you need to know and how to stop it – video

Revelations about the detailed location records stored on smartphones indicates just how much information companies including Apple and Google are able to gather. But it's not just the phone-makers – apps on your phone are hungry for your personal info too. So is your phone snooping on you? Here, …

What you really agree to when you click 'accept'

You can spot the words "privacy policy" at the bottom of nearly every website. Don't be fooled. Those policies are more about data collection than privacy.<p>Companies use these policies to alert you to how they track your location, read your emails, spy on your Web browsing -- and sell some of that …

Chili’s replaces its menus with tablets

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Ziosk<p>The items on the menu at Chili’s may not have changed much in the last decade – baby back ribs and quesadillas, …

Sony to Challenge Apple TV With $99 PlayStation TV – Debuts This Fall

It looks as if another Apple TV competitor will be joining the battle for king of set-top streamers this fall, as Sony is preparing to release their …

Don't be stupid - How not to get hacked - CNNMoney

Cybercriminals are experts at duping people into downloading malicious software that can give them access to your personal information and passwords.<p>But there are commonsense steps you can take to avoid getting hacked:<p>• <b>Avoid bad links:</b> Check where a link is taking you before you click it. Rest your …

Inside FBI's massive cybercrime bust

Computer hacker forums lit up last week as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and police in 17 countries began knocking on doors, seizing computers and making arrests.<p>On the popular websites where cyber criminals buy and sell software kits and help each other solve problems, hackers issued …

Google testing super-secure email

Google is working on the ultimate security and privacy feature.<p>It's called "End-to-End" encryption, and it's the best way to stop anyone from snooping on your emails. Google would turn your emails into jumbled code, and the only person who can see the email in plain text is the trusted person on …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

11 Things to Love About Williamsburg

Destinations often call to mind other locales. Quebec City has a whiff of Paris to it, Laguna Beach can feel vaguely Italian, and the horse farms of New York’s Hudson Valley offer whispers of the English countryside.<p><b>Williamsburg</b>–founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation–is so completely American, with …

Cheese

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>I never cooked …

US tech companies will start warning customers about government data requests

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Marina99<p>In a case of bad PR trumping legalities, big U.S. tech providers will alert customers when their records have …