Fernando Rivera

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NOAA To Launch a Navy of Sailboat Drones to Monitor the Pacific Ocean

The drones will replace NOAA's aging network of buoys to monitor ocean currents and weather patterns.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration maintains a network of sensors across the world to monitor weather patterns, temperatures, ocean currents, and more. Part of this network is a …

People Are Attacking Driverless Cars

Both incidents happened in San Francisco.<p>One problem with self-driving cars is people.<p>The Los Angeles Times reports that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car.<p>Both incidents happened in San Francisco, according to Department of Motor …

Facebook data of 50M users exploited by Trump data firm, say reports; firm suspended

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica as it investigates whether the Donald Trump-connected data analysis firm failed to delete personal data that the social network says it improperly obtained from users — as many as 50 million, according to an explosive new report.<p>Facebook …

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Make Voice Calls on Google Home

For now, calls will show up on the recipient's phone as "Unknown" or "No Caller ID" unless you have Google Voice or Project Fi.<p>PCMag reviews products …

FrontRow is a livestreaming smart necklace with two cameras

Now Ubiquiti, makers of the excellent Amplifi mesh Wi-Fi router, has announced the FrontRow (via <i>Android Police</i>), a necklace wearable that looks …

How to Save Files From a PC to a VHS Tape

In ancient times, this was a cheap way to store data.<p>In a detailed unboxing and demo of data backup to tape, YouTuber Lazy Game Reviews shows us how to move files from a Windows PC to a VHS tape just because he can.<p>Like the $20,000 monster-computer he showed off recently, this is an example of 90s …

Legal Hacking Tools Can Be Useful for Journalists, Too

Open source research tools used by security professionals can help journalists connect the dots.<p><i>Motherboard does not condone illegal hacking. If journalists are unsure of what they can and cannot do legally, they should ask their publication's legal counsel.</i><p>Journalists are increasingly using nifty …

Ghost, the open source blogging system, is ready for prime time

Four long years ago John O’Nolan released a content management system for bloggers that was as elegant as it was spooky. Called Ghost, the original app was a promising Kickstarter product with little pizzazz. Now the app is ready to take on your toughest blogs.<p>O’Nolan just released version 1.0 of …

Instagram's 'Girl With No Job' Actually Works 24/7 to Build Her Brand

The brains behind the hit meme Instagram, @girlwithnojob, shares how she reached social media success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of</i> …

13 Expert Tips to Help You Build Your Instagram Following

Instagram influencers give their best advice on how you can follow in their footsteps.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Instagram has recently undergone dramatic changes in the way it operates recently. On the positive side, you can now post pictures that aren’t square, …

Google Docs adds a ton of new editing features, including suggestions from your phone

Google is updating Docs, Sheets, and Slides today with a bunch of really handy new editing features — some of which are overdue, and others that are smart new improvements.<p>On the overdue side, we have the ability to add suggestions to a document from a phone or tablet. Until now, the suggestion …

Sling TV Debuts Desktop In-Browser Player for Google Chrome

Sling TV announced its first in-browser desktop content player on Tuesday. Using the latest version of Google Chrome, subscribers to the streaming television platform can log in at sling.com to access their favorite content and start playback right from within the browser.<p>It's not yet clear at what …

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This app improves the presentation of PDFs [Deals]

If you work with a computer, you probably work with PDFs. The familiar file format graces everyone’s computer desktop. But you can do a lot more with PDFs than you might think.<p>Flip PDF converts standard PDF files into dynamic, mobile-friendly digital flipbooks. The result is a new range of ways for …

Is Samsung Internet your new web browser?

Samsung is generally considered the measuring stick in the Android space, so the tides have turned.<p>Samsung made some waves in the web space recently by rolling out its beta mobile browser to all Android phones, rather than just Samsung, and a select few other phones. Believe it or not, “non-Samsung …

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How to make a $7 cellphone sniffer

Please don’t use it for anything creepy<p>Tracking cellphone signals is much, much easier than you think. This demo from Danish IT pro Keld Normal uses a $7 USB device to snoop in on cell signals, essentially sniffing out any cellphones connected to a tower nearby.<p>There’s a lot of Ubuntu and Python …

Cyxflix Stops Your Precious Netflix Stream If You Stop Pedaling

A cliffhanger that only you can control.<p>Who among us doesn't love a Netflix binge? With a decent show on, sprawled on a couch, food delivery on its way, the binge watch is the closest we can get to heaven on Earth. But sitting for hours on end does have its downsides, particularly for our health. …

Best bluetooth trackers to ensure you never lose your keys again

Keys are still an invaluable part of most people’s lives. We rely on keys to gain access to our cars, houses, apartments, backyard sheds, and maybe …

WhatsApp is beating Snapchat at its own game, reports 1 billion daily users

WhatsApp is beating Snapchat at its own game. The company announced that it has hit a milestone of 1 billion daily active users — but perhaps more …

Amazon’s earnings miss means Jeff Bezos is no longer world’s richest person

That was fast<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is once again the world’s second richest person, after a brief stint earlier today as the wealthiest individual on Earth. Amazon reported its second quarter earnings today, showing a profit of just $197 million on strong sales of $38 billion. The dip in profit, a …

5 great tech brands you’ve probably never heard of

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>At Insider Picks we try to write about a mix of big and small companies — whether they're the titans you've heard of or up-and-coming …

Instagram down: App and website inaccessible according to hundreds of user reports

Instagram went down on Thursday evening, according to hundreds of reports from users.<p>The image-sharing website returned a 5xx server error and its …

'It's digital colonialism': how Facebook's free internet service has failed its users

Free Basics, built for developing markets, focuses on ‘western corporate content’ and violates net neutrality principles, researchers say<p>Free Basics, Facebook’s free, limited internet service for developing markets, is neither serving local needs nor achieving its objective of bringing people …

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FCC Chair Ajit Pai Can't Come Up With a Single Plausible Reason Not to Screw Up the Entire US Internet

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, ISP-endorsed frontman and villain of a theoretical future <i>Revenge of the Nerds</i> reboot, is trying to dupe everyone into …

The End of the Early Adopter

<b>Being first used to mean being special, with all the attendant risk. Now, everybody’s screwed.</b><p>A couple of things triggered my inner consumer advocate …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult | Inc.com

We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, even those we care about may use them when they feel slighted or threatened.<p>Of course, we shouldn't discount all critical …

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The Windows Phone failure was easily preventable, but Microsoft’s culture made it unavoidable

<i>How could Microsoft’s Windows Phone licensing business model stand a chance against Google’s free and open Android? None of the Redmond giant’s complicated countermeasures worked—its smartphone platform is dead. And yet, inexplicably, Microsoft failed to use a very simple move, one we’ll explore</i> …

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California Woman Livestreamed Dying Teen Sister on Instagram After Car Crash

A California woman is in custody after allegedly livestreaming a fatal car crash on Instagram that killed her 14-year-old sister and injured another teen.<p>Obdulia Sánchez, 18, was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated after Friday's …

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What If We Stopped Going On Twitter?

A radical idea, I know.Image: freestocks.org via Unsplash (art by Silvia)All good things must come to an end. Like classic restaurants, old New York …

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Man flaunted cash on Facebook hours before he and his mother were killed, police say

NASHVILLE — Osmani Munongerwa fanned out a stack of cash, waving it around as he danced in his Facebook profile video Saturday night.<p>It was similar to the photo Munongerwa posted earlier that morning — as well as another video the day before — also showing the 20-year-old Nashville man flaunting …

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The one thing on your LinkedIn profile that might be stopping you getting a job

A new study has revealed that having a selfie on your LinkedIn profile could actually be putting future employers off from saying those all-important …

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