Rolando Suriel

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How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Information Systems

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

New stacked solar cell absorbs energy from almost the entire solar spectrum

Most traditional solar cells aren’t able to convert long-wavelength photons into electricity. A team of researchers led by Matthew Lumb at The George …

Tulsa shooting stirs memories of bloody race riot

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> When the police shooting of unarmed father Terence Crutcher happened on September 16 in Tulsa, the city's reaction was furious -- but peaceful.<p>There were prayer vigils at black churches and, within a week, first-degree manslaughter charges filed against the officer who shot …

Wall Street

Tells for Cognitive Dissonance (with some Trump flavoring)

When a skilled persuader exerts influence on a large group, people will generally react in one of three ways.<p>20% Will be heavily influenced right …

The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.<p>Wireless spectrum -- the radio signals designated to carry data over the air from your smartphone to the Internet -- isn't the sexiest topic in the …

Telecoms

Back to Basics: Short Walkthrough Covers the Exposure Triangle for Beginners

When you’re first learning the basics of photography, one of the first things you find out about after dropping out of ‘auto’ is the exposure …

Moto E review: the people's smartphone

The first cellphone I ever owned was the cute and compact Nokia 6510. My heart was actually set on the more expensive and slider-protected 8850, but a teenager’s budget could only stretch so far. The funny thing is that over the course of its lifetime, the handset I got served me exactly as well as …

Quiet Facebook

Installation<p><b>Chrome and Firefox:</b> Install the stylesheet via Userstyles.org, using the Stylish extension.• <b><br>Safari:</b> Clone this repository or download the …

Learn XCode 5 + Objective-C in Over 36 Hours of Training + Build 14 iOS 7 Apps

WHY WE LOVE IT<p>With the proliferation of mobile, internet-connected devices, iOS development is rapidly expanding in popularity. Take this course and …

SanDisk microSD can now hold 128GB of your music, videos and photos

SanDisk is best known to Android users for providing the microSD memory cards that faithfully hold all of our photos, videos and music on our devices. Smartphones that support MicroSD usually only do so up to 64GB, so phone manufacturers will now have to design anew to support the new 128GB SanDisk …

SanDisk

How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

Bill Gates

PureTalk USA debuts 150MB rollover data plans for prepaid market

Rollover minutes were a great idea last decade when capped minute plans were all the rage, but unfortunately rollover data never caught on when smartphones began getting popular. PureTalk USA, an AT&T MVNO, doesn't think it's too late to implement such a concept for its budget-minded customers who …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

Breakfast

Sylvia's WaterColorBot takes to Kickstarter for the usual reason (video)

Fresh from impressing President Obama, Bill Nye and LeVar Burton, WaterColorBot -- sorry, Super Awesome Sylvia's WaterColorBot -- is ready for prime time. The makers are taking to Kickstarter in order to sell the robot, which transfers vector art and trackpad daubs to paper without the mess of …

Paintings by Joseph Zbukvic

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Apple’s E-Book Market Share Is Bigger Than You Think

Apple’s portion of the U.S. e-book market may be far larger than previously thought — double, actually.<p>On the stand this week in the U.S. Department …

eBooks