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AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.<p>AT&T aims to eventually deliver speeds …

Internet of Things

MRI Scans Reveal Differences in Brains of People With Anxiety and Depression

These debilitating conditions have a physical basis.<p>In the United States, approximately 16 million adults are diagnosed with major depression …

The Brain

Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask

The value of cryptocurrencies is rising fast. But is it sustainable? And how does it work, anyway? These questions, and many more, answered…<p>The money has become too much to ignore and so bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are back in the news. You may have heard about Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that has …

Bitcoin

Albert Einstein's note on happiness sells for $1.3 million at Jerusalem auction

The famous physicist wrote the sentence on a bit of stationary after finding out he had won the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics. His words were as …

Happiness

How Facebook plans to get 1 billion people into virtual reality, according to the VP tasked with doing it

Despite tepid interest from consumers so far, Facebook still believes it can turn virtual reality into the next big thing.<p>"We want to get a billion people in virtual reality," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said onstage at the company's annual Oculus VR conference for developers this week in California.<p>The …

Virtual Reality

Troops in Europe are jumping in lakes and wrapping their phones in condoms to thwart Russian hackers

Russia has been hacking the cellphones of NATO soldiers stationed near its border "to gain operational information, gauge troop strength and intimidate soldiers," according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited US and Western officials.<p>Moscow has denied the accusations, but Western officials told …

Russia

20 Underground Free Project Management Tools

<i>Update 9/25/2017: This piece has been updated to include 20 project management tools, and now includes screenshots of each tool.</i>I live in Washington, …

Project Management
Electronics Industry

She thought she was Irish — until a DNA test opened a 100-year-old mystery

Five years ago, Alice Collins Plebuch made a decision that would alter her future — or really, her past.<p>She sent away for a "just-for-fun DNA test." When the tube arrived, she spit and spit until she filled it up to the line, and then sent it off in the mail. She wanted to know what she was made of.<p>…

Genealogy

Trump Is a Bad Negotiator

Forget the myth. Look at the man’s record so far: He’s making bad deals for America.<p>Six months on, the gap between President Donald Trump’s grandiose promises on foreign policy and what he’s actually achieved seem galactic in scale. Not only are his headlines bad, but the trend lines for wins on …

Donald Trump

Waze joins Google Maps on Android Auto

Google Maps has become the de facto way to get from point A to point B. But for commuters and Uber/Lyft drivers, Waze -- with Google's transit information overlaid and crowdsourced data -- has become invaluable. The only problem is that while Google Maps is part of Android Auto, Waze still requires …

Android Auto

This Filipina Freelancer Shares 9 Steps To A Powerful Personal Brand On LinkedIn

So you have a LinkedIn profile. You’ve added your recent company and job title. Now what?<p>Time to make your LinkedIn profile work for you, by building a personal brand that will supercharge your career and boost your income.<p>In this piece, freelance content strategist Virginia Bautista, who makes …

Employment

Destabilizing the Middle East (yet more)

The Saudi regime is playing Donald Trump with potentially disastrous consequences<p>At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more …

Middle East

Garmin Vivosmart 3

<b>Pros</b><p>Comprehensive fitness tracking, including heart rate. Good battery life. Safe for swimming. Comfortable.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Cloudy screen. Hard to read in direct …

Wearable Tech

With No Charging or Smartphone Required, This May Be the Most Non-Invasive Activity Tracker Around

Details & Requirements<p>316L stainless steel case<br>• Chrome hands<br>• Double-domed glass<br>• Soft silicone sport strap<br>• Battery life: up to 8 months<p>Compatibility<p>Health …

Wearable Tech

Get the most from Google Chrome with these tips and tricks

Do you want to become a Google Chrome power user? Read on!<p><i>Simple hacks to make Google Chrome better and faster</i><p>Do you use Google Chrome? Do you want …

Google

They say they killed for Duterte: The twisted tale of the two hitmen taking on the Philippine president

Manila, Philippines<p>The black nylon computer bag Edgar Matobato has slept with since going on the run is nondescript. There are no markings, no tags to differentiate it. Matobato says he’s always made sure to be just as inconspicuous—it’s how, he alleges, he was able to successfully carry out …

Asia

Ford Pulls Ahead of Uber and Waymo When It Comes to Self-Driving Cars

Ford is leading the race when it comes to self-driving cars.<p>A new research report from Navigant concluded that the auto giant is ahead of 17 other …

Autonomous Cars

Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight

Noam Chomsky discussed Trump, Russia, history and the<p><i>The following is an</i> <i>transcript of a recent public interview at the University of Arizona with linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky by Dr. David N. Gibbs.</i><p><b>David Gibbs:</b> The main issue on everyone’s minds is the inauguration of Donald Trump …

Geopolitics

There was a horrifying gang rape on Facebook Live. Here's how you can stop the next one.

At least 40 people witnessed the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl that was broadcast on Facebook Live, the social network's livestream service. No one …

Social Media

Suspended – Medium

Sure you're not a robot? Solve this chess puzzle and prove it.

Check out the chess board above—looks wrong, right?<p>If you’ve ever played chess, you know something's amiss, here. For one thing, someone chose to …

Playing Snake on the Nokia 3310

A funny thing is happening at this year’s Mobile World Congress: a show defined by its future-facing announcements and innovations essentially ground to a halt to gawk at Nokia rewinding the clock a decade and a half with its launch of the Nokia 3310. The 2017 edition of that true classic of a …

Mobile Technology

Gallery: the weird and wonderful gadgets unveiled at CES 2017

Read the WIRED Recommends guide to the best gadgets and gear for our no.1 picks in different categories, including the best tablets, best smartwatch …

Gear & Gadgets

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

Oracle executive publicly resigns after CEO joins Trump's transition team

George Polisner penned an open letter of resignation to Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz that he calls ‘a credible action as opposed to an expression of frustration’<p>A senior executive at Oracle has publicly resigned after the technology company’s co-CEO Safra Catz joined the Trump transition team and …

Donald Trump

Apple, Facebook, Google and Uber say they won’t help Trump build a registry of Muslim-Americans

Trump has promised to be heavy on surveillance, which has long required the cooperation of technology companies.<p>Twitter was the first big tech company to say it would refuse to hand over data to help the United States government build a registry President-elect Donald Trump has described that would …

Donald Trump

These Are The Must-Download Apps Of 2016

I'm usually a proponent of the fewer apps on your homescreen, the better. Otherwise, you're dealing with a cluttered screen or tons of folders trying …

Apps

Funny Google Search Tricks and Secrets(Best Collections-2016)

Unless you’re living a life without technology, <b>Google</b> is used by almost everyone. Last month around 12 billion searches was made through Google by …

This Optical Illusion Tells You How Dirty Your Mind Is

We're guessing very.<p>Take a look at this picture of an old bottle. What image do you see in it?<p>If it's a couple getting frisky, then congratulations - the likelihood is that you're a fully-grown adult.<p>If it's nine dolphins frolicking around, then you're either very young, or you need to get out more.<p>…

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