Satnam Narang

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How to Turn Your iPhone into an Eagle-Eyed Fantasy Football Scout

When the first iPhone was launched in 2007, it had more computing heft than all of NASA had in 1969. So, if a bunch of giant, whirring supercomputers …

Meet the Incredible Musicians on Vine

Eric Nakassa was lying in bed when the notification came through. Ahead of everyone else, the team at Vine had chosen his clip as an Editor’s Pick. The decision meant his loop was suddenly visible to almost every user of the app, triggering an explosion in views.<p>“I couldn’t believe it,” he says …

Cybersecurity Insurance Still Requires Cybersecurity

OpenSSL vulnerabilities are sticking around for a while. In fact, recently two new ones were announced: One allows criminals to run an arbitrary code on a vulnerable computer/device, and the other allows man-in-the-middle attacks. A more famous openSSL vulnerability that made headlines earlier this …

15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.<p>How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above …

A genie of jest

ROBIN WILLIAMS was used to audiences of millions. But three years ago he performed for a few hundred people a day in a Broadway play, “Bengal Tiger …

Meet the anonymous app police fighting bullies and porn on Whisper, Yik Yak, and potentially Secret

In an open-floor office in the Philippines, an army of people stare at computers full of Whispers. There are 130 people to be exact, each skimming …

Web App WikiWand Raises $600,000 To Give Wikipedia A New Interface

WikiWand has raised $600,000 from angel investor Saar Wilf to give users of Wikipedia an attractive new interface for the popular site. Though Wikipedia is one of the 10 most-visited sites in the world and an important online repository of information, it still looks much the same as it did when it …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Timeful, The Khosla And Kleiner Backed Time Management App, Launches On iOS

For months now, there’s been a stealthy buzz around a startup called Timeful. Attracting a nearly $7 million pre-launch Series A round from the likes of Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, and Kleiner Perkins certainly seemed to indicate that the company was onto something interesting, but thus far …

Researcher Details USB-Based Attack That Circumvents All Known Protective Security Measures

Security research Karsten Nohl of Berlin's SR Labs has revealed a flaw in USB devices that potentially allows hackers to evade all known security measures used by a computer. In a report by <i>Wired</i>, Nohl says his BadUSB exploit is "almost like a magic trick" because "you cannot tell where the virus …

Canada National Research Council 'hacked by Chinese spies'

<b>A top Canadian government research organisation has been struck by Chinese hackers, the government has said.</b><p>The computer infrastructure of the National Research Council was breached by a "Chinese state-sponsored actor", the Canadian Treasury Board said.<p>The board said the "highly-sophisticated" …

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in the Clouds of Amazon and Others

Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why …

Apple reportedly working on 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K display for release this year

Apple's OS X Yosemite is coming this fall, so it should be no surprise that the company is readying new hardware to go along with it. <i>9to5Mac</i> reports Apple's current projects include a 12-inch MacBook featuring a pixel-dense Retina display and "a much thinner and slightly lighter aluminum body." The …

Easy Location-Sharing App Jink Is Kind To Your Smartphone’s Battery

Jink is an iOS and Android app with one goal: to answer the question “where the heck are you?”<p>The location sharing app, developed by Taipei and San Francisco-based Greenhouse Apps, is the latest entrant in a very busy space and is up against some formidable competition, including Glympse (which …

Lorde - Tennis Court (Diplo's Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Remix)

Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.<p>It’s simple enough: Set …

Google Tops LinkedIn's List of Most Desirable Companies to Work For

For the second straight year, Google claimed the top spot on LinkedIn's annual list of most InDemand Employers, a ranking of the companies LinkedIn …

More than half of U.S. teens are sexting, & 1 in 4 is sexting with pics

More than 50 percent of surveyed teens send sexual texts to each other, and 28 percent of them are photos, according to a new study from Drexel University.<p>“Under most existing laws, if our findings were extrapolated nationally, several million teens could be prosecuted for child pornography,” …

How to Get All World Cup Matches in Your Google Calendar

The FIFA World Cup is only days away and, if you’re just as excited as we are, you’ll want to know when all of the matches kick-off.<p>So here’s a super-quick guide for adding all of the legendary tournament’s fixtures to your Google Calendar account:<p>1) Open up the web version and hit the arrow icon …

What NATO Is Doing To Improve Cyber Defence

Cyberspace is increasingly becoming a battlefield where hackers from different nations fight in order to gain geopolitical advantages. The kind of menace might vary, from direct attacks on critical infrastructures, to more subtle operations to steal industrial and military secrets, but there’s no …

Report claims to have the 'gun, bullet, and body' proving new Chinese military cyberattacks

"Putter Panda" attacks target American, European, and Japanese interests<p>A new Shanghai-based hacker unit with ties to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in China has been identified, according to a report from security company CrowdStrike. <i>The New York Times</i> writes that the group is codenamed …

Google Apps gets a bit more secure, all the better to woo your boss' boss' boss

Google has yet again gussied up its email, calendar, document collaboration, and file-sharing services to appeal to the fattest of fat cats: The enterprise — including schools and government agencies.<p>As Google campaigns to sell businesses on its cloud-based email, file storage, and calendar …

Nest's Incentive Programs Significantly Cut Peak Energy Use

The Google division's Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings seem to pay off.<p>Last spring, Nest Labs rolled out “Rush Hour Rewards,” offering owners of its smart thermostat rebates of $20 to $60 for cutting back their air conditioning use. And it turns out it worked.<p>On Thursday, the Palo Alto, …

Stores Launch Cybercrime Info Sharing Center

<b>NEW YORK (AP) –</b> Some of the nation’s largest retailers are banding together in hopes of protecting consumers’ personal and financial information from …

NSA reportedly installing spyware on US-made hardware

The National Security Agency has been allegedly accessing routers, servers, and other computer network devices to plant backdoors and other spyware before they're shipped overseas, according to the Guardian.<p>The news about the NSA's alleged interception of hardware comes via journalist Glenn …

Twitter’s New Mute Button Doesn't Solve the Noise Problem

If you spent time on Twitter today, you probably heard talk of Twitter’s new muting feature. Muting a fellow Twitter user will scrub their tweets and retweets from your home timeline, but replies and mentions from them will still appear in your notifications pane.<p>Functionally speaking, Mute has its …

Three Apps To Help You Evaluate Your Mental Health

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans wake up to face each day living with a mental health condition—myself included. Two years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have good days and bad days, but for the most part I am managing my illness.<p>I have …

Gaming art for your new Twitter header: The ’10s

Twitter’s new look resembles Facebook’s, but this not a bad thing. Now you can display bigger, more interesting header images. We have a vast selection of neat video game pictures that cover 50 years of our favorite pastime. We’re releasing seven days’ worth of artwork, each with a different theme, …