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7 common security mistakes you're probably making

I get it, staying safe online is inconvenient. The alternative, however, is worse. Here are seven common mistakes you might be making online. Better to correct these mistakes now then wait until after you get hacked or otherwise compromised.<p>1. Using weak passwords<p>Sure, a simple password is quick to …

Information Systems

Trump fulfills all the stereotypes that global citizens have about ugly Americans

If non-Americans could vote for what is often called “leader of the free world,” Hillary Clinton would easily be the next US president. WIN/Gallup has surveyed world opinion, and Donald Trump’s support is extremely weak (apart from in Russia). Trump support was polled at 15% in Australia, 8% in …

Donald Trump

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Aliens

Xiaomi will let Uber users in Asia buy the new Mi Note smartphone directly through the Uber app

China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a partnership with Uber that will see the alternative taxi company take on a dual role of ecommerce company and on-demand delivery.<p>The tie-up is timed to coincide with the launch of Xiaomi’s latest flagship device: the Mi Note, a 5.7-inch “phablet.” …

Xiaomi

15 interesting points from Apple’s Q3 2015 earnings call

Apple announced its financial results for its fiscal third quarter of 2015 this afternoon, and the numbers are solid. The company sold 47.5 million …

2016 Ford EcoSport Without External Spare Wheel Caught In India

<i>The 2015 Ford EcoSport facelift is expected to hit the Indian market around the festive season and will lose the tailgate mounted spare wheel while</i> …

Confusing cabin crew jargon explained

Have you ever been bemused by the lingo used by cabin crew at 30,000 feet? Want to know what "doors to manual" really means? Telegraph Travel asked Charlotte Southcott, a flight attendant at Monarch Airlines, and Patrick Smith, a US pilot, to explain some of the more commonly used phrases.<p>Charlotte …

Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 2

Above video by Sinelab<p><b>A cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees and terrified corporate America. The story of what really happened—and why</b> …

This video screen grab shows a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop plane clipping an elevated motorway and hitting a taxi before crashing into the Keelung river outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei on Feb. 4, 2015. At least 23 people were killed and many more injured. Image provided by TVBS Taiwan/AFP/@gettyimages. See more on time.com/photography

The Next Episode: Apple’s plans for Beats-based music service revealed

Six months after buying the subscription music service Beats Music, Apple is actively working to launch a completely new paid streaming music service that will compete with Spotify and Rdio. Yet to be named, the new service is entirely Apple-designed, yet leverages Beats’ technologies and music …

Attractive Undercover Cop Poses As Student And Entraps Teens To "Sell" Her Marijuana

Seducing 18-year-olds to fall in love or pretending to be friends and then tricking them into procuring small amounts of marijuana so they can charge them with felonies is beyond slimy and diametrically opposed to the officers' charge to "serve and protect."<p>Working at the Drug Policy Alliance for …

Selling

HoloLens: The hands on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

Augmented Reality

BlackBerry deleted a tweet that it accidentally sent from an iPhone

Someone on BlackBerry's social media team just made an embarrassing mistake.<p>A tweet from the company's Twitter account on Tuesday included a small …

Social Media

New Avengers Trailer Arrives - Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2

Marvel Universe

Reduce the odds of being snooped on with this hack and $129 phone

Is $629 for a secure Blackphone too much for your budget? Perhaps the $129 Moto E handset is a good second choice, provided you do a little hardware …

Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

Google today launched its Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS, some nine months after releasing the tool on its own mobile platform. Like its Android counterpart, the iOS version lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet. You can download the new app from Apple’s App …

Mobile Devices

Why Samsung’s phones will always run someone else’s software

This past weekend, reports out of Korea suggested that Samsung is thinking about Windows Phone on its handsets, particularly at the low end. I can …

How I quit my job to travel: The blogger

Liz Carlson traded a stable office job in the US for the uncertainty of full-time writing at the end of the world.<p>It was sunny and the trees had just started to sprout leaves the day I quit my job to travel. As a contract administrator for a shipping company, I’d spent 2012 working in a windowless …

Don't Ignore the Simple Cyber Attacks, Says Security Blogger Brian Krebs (Q&A)

"The more we ignore this problem, the worse it’s going to get."<p>On Christmas Day, a group of anonymous mischief-makers who call themselves Lizard Squad crippled Microsoft’s and Sony’s online gaming networks with simple, but effective, “denial of service” attacks. The attacks stopped gamers from …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

Police: As many as 6 Paris terror suspects may be at large

PARIS (AP) — As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a car registered to the widow of one of the gunmen, French police said Monday.<p>The disclosure came as France deployed 10,000 troops to protect sensitive …

The Apple Watch Shows Up In The iOS 8.2 Beta Bluetooth Menu

Apple has a new beta for iOS 8.2 out today, and the software contains a hint that suggests it could launch publicly alongside the Apple Watch. The mention of the Apple Watch is found in the Bluetooth menu, according to 9to5Mac, where a message at the bottom of the devices list directs users to head …

Apple Watch

Sir Mashalot: Mind-Blowing SIX Song Country Mashup

Mashups