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What Is Employee 'Ghosting'? How Companies Created Their Own Worst Nightmare

Employers have been 'ghosting' workers for years; now the tables have turned. Here's how to improve the situation.<p>Over the weekend, LinkedIn published a fascinating story on what has become many companies' newest nightmare: employee "ghosting."<p>"In fields ranging from food service to finance, …

Relationships

PGP encryption won't protect your data. But PURBs can.

You may think that encrypting your sensitive files with, say, PGP may protect your data - but you'd be wrong. Most encryption formats leak a lot of …

Information Systems

Disney’s Legal Department Killed Infinity War’s Best Easter Egg

In Avengers: Infinity War, you might have noticed Tony Stark had a burner phone specifically for calling Captain America, even though the two weren’t …

Don’t sweat a thing with the 8 best cooling pillows for hot-blooded sleepers

The warm-blooded among us know that kicking the covers off isn’t always enough to keep cool when you’re trying to sleep. Even with modern air …

Shopping

Robocalls Have Become an Epidemic. Do These 2 Things Now to Stop Them

It's easy.<p>How many times a day do you pick up the phone, only to have it be a recording? Or worse, a spam call pushing a sale?<p>Robocalls have become …

How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

You may be closer to getting rid of your wallet than you realize. Here are a series of tips on how we've managed to replace most of our everyday …

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and the new privacy settings.<p>Check for updates<p>Microsoft releases a …

The Best Antivirus Is Not Traditional Antivirus

We set out to do a standard Wirecutter guide to the best antivirus app, so we spent months researching products, reading reports from independent …

The internet’s core infrastructure was hacked to steal ethereum from a popular wallet service

About $150,000 worth of ether was stolen from users of MyEtherWallet yesterday. The attackers apparently used an elaborate scheme to reroute internet traffic to target the popular wallet service.<p>The attackers exploited vulnerabilities in two basic internet protocols that route traffic around the …

Information Security

VS Code Extensions for Happier JavaScript Coding

As a web developer, having a well calibrated editor is paramount to productivity. One of the best parts of Visual Studio Code as a general purpose …

There Are a Ton of Fascinating 2018 Movies Hiding on Netflix Right Now

Netflix is a fantastic place to find movies you've been eager to see, as well as original films. This year alone has brought dozens of new ones to add to our must-see list! From creepy thrillers to laugh-out-loud comedies, it's no wonder why we would rather spend our weekends bingeing on the couch. …

Entertainment

Philips' huge 4K monitor is the first with super-bright HDR

DisplayHDR certification assures consumers of an excellent standard of monitor performance, but none have received the top level -- until now. Philips' 43-inch Momentum (436M6) is the first to get HDR1000 approval, guaranteeing a superb 1,000 cd/m2 brightness, deep blacks, 10-bit color depth and an …

18 Underrated Netflix Movies That You Won’t Regret Watching

Netflix adds new content to its library every day, so it's easy to miss out on a lot of movies. But trust me, there's some great ones - you just …

Entertainment

This $20 Gadget Lets You Use PS4, Xbox Controllers on Switch

Don't feel like shelling out $70 for Nintendo's Pro Controller? Or maybe you just really wish you could play Splatoon 2 with the precision of your …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fires back at Tim Cook’s criticisms, calls them ‘glib’ and untruthful

Tim Cook has been extremely critical of Facebook allowing user data to be misused in the Cambridge Analytica controversy.<p>Cook described the situation as ‘dire’ and said the problem was so bad that ‘well-crafted regulation‘ might be the only way to ensure it couldn’t happen again …<p>“I think that this …

Tim Cook

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Linguistics

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

“Slingshot” router malware that went undetected for six years is one of the most advanced attacks ever seen

Kaspersky published a report about the malware, which enables the installation of other “malicious components”<p>A new report from Kaspersky has …

'Black Panther' hides a key to Marvel's future at the movies in Wakanda

<b>Excited for</b> <i>Black</i> <i>Panther</i><b>?</b> <b>So</b> <b>are</b> <b>we. Which is why</b> <b>we're rolling out obsessive coverage with</b> <b>Black</b> <b>Panther</b> <b>Week</b><b>.</b><p><i>Black Panther</i> <b>spoilers ahead. You have been</b> …

The Toolset of an Elite North Korean Hacker Group On the Rise

North Korea's most prolific hacking group, broadly known within the security community under the name Lazarus, has over the last half-decade proven …

Always Carry Your Google Account's Two-Step Verification Codes With You

Two-step verification is great. However, if you happen to lose your phone and don’t have a few backup codes on you then it can make finding your …

Is someone hijacking your Spotify? Here's what I did when it happened to me.

For years, I've had a bit of a digital pen pal.<p>His name is Kevin. He loves music, "Coffee Table Jazz" in particular. He owns an Amazon Echo, through …

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Sleep

The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

Do you need a VPN? Quite possibly. Here's why.

Even if you don't think you're being tracked online, you are.<p>Your internet service provider (ISP) can see everything you do. While there probably …

5 hidden MacOS High Sierra features you need to know

A revolutionary update, MacOS High Sierra was not. Instead of a massive design overhaul, it focused on a number of under-the-hood changes, namely Apple File System (APFS) for better performance and security, HVEC for improved video compression and Metal 2 for more powerful graphics.<p>High Sierra did, …

High Sierra

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

This phishing trick steals your email and then fools your friends into downloading malware

Researchers have noticed a sudden spike in a phishing attack that sends malware-ridden attachments as replies to real email conversations.<p><i>Video: No</i> …

The 8 best cheap Android smartphones, ranked

There’s never been a better time to get cheap Android phones.<p>Despite receiving only minor upgrades each year, flagship phones continue to grow in …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google