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How to check the security of your Google Chrome extensions

The other day, a friend called me and said that his Google Chrome browser is acting weirdly and may need reinstalling. According to him, every time he searched for something on Google some unknown website appeared with suspicious results. I asked him to remove every Chrome extension and only add …

Google

Shopify pursues cannabis retailers as legalization looms

With Canada’s legal cannabis market on the verge of expanding, Shopify Inc. is making a push to grab a bigger piece of the action.<p>The Ottawa-based e-commerce firm is courting marijuana retailers to use its technology to run their websites, process transactions and manage inventory. Shopify has …

Cannabis Industry

Should I Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

Is investing in cryptocurrency safe? Legal? Financially sound?<p>As the financial world becomes more and more dependent on digitization and data …

Cryptocurrency

Why Governance is the Greatest Problem That Blockchains Must Solve

Blockchain<p><b>A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and in a blockchain that link lies in the form of its founders. Getting nodes to achieve</b> …

Blockchain

Tanker Follies

The KC-46 is in the news again. I can’t think of a better example of how not to buy an aircraft.<p>This mess goes back to 2002 when the Air Force …

Aviation

Are we living in ‘Westworld’? The rise of virtual influencers

Lil Miquela has 1.3 million Instagram followers. It figures. She is a beautiful model with a unique sense of style. But, she is fake. Literally unreal — a CGI “being.” This sounds a lot like the HBO series <i>Westworld</i>, in which guests interact with artificial people, scripted to act convincingly …

Business

Bargain buys: 5 horses and ponies for sale under £1,000

If you’re looking for a horse or pony on a limited budget, take a look at this selection of <b>horses and ponies</b> <b>for sale</b> for less than £1,000 on the <i>Horse</i> …

Horses

Electra

The KC-46 is in the news again. I can’t think of a better example of how not to buy an aircraft.<p>This mess goes back to 2002 when the Air Force …

Military

Future Tesla Buyers May Soon Lose $7,500 Tax Credit as Automaker Passes Threshold

Buyers thinking of pulling the trigger on a Tesla may have something else to think about now.<p>Tesla<p>It seems that Teslas have been selling well; in …

Electric Vehicles

Belmont Residences to take its place in an evolving Langford

At 79, Jean Maddocks has a pretty good idea what she wants. So when she saw the first phase of the Belmont Residences, a master-planned community in …

Real Estate

How to answer what's your biggest weakness in a job interview

How to tackle that common tricky job interview question: What is your biggest weakness (and strength)?<p><b>Many job interviews will contain a question</b> …

Employment

Music business is cashing in on cryptocurrency, but is it 'the next revolution'?

Cryptocurrency can buy you a dance at a Las Vegas gentlemen's club or tickets to see the Dallas Mavericks in their 2018-2019 season. But if you're …

Dallas

11 of the best outdoor speakers for your backyard or patio

Stop using your smartphone as a speaker. It sounds like crap.<p>The best way to listen to music outside is through a sound system with great speakers. …

Audiophile

Think Android phones are all the same? Here at 8 that do things differently

We have written a lot recently about the seeming uniformity of current smartphones and how this can lead to a lack of excitement for new models. However, it doesn’t take much to look beyond the mainstream and into a world of phones with interesting designs, niche features, and unique hardware. This …

Phones

Is Utley a Hall of Famer? The case in numbers

Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the 2018 season, signaling the close of an incredibly …

Baseball

Golden Tate bothered by people bringing up his age in regard to his next contract

Getty Images<p>Wide receiver Golden Tate has made no secret of his desire to sign a new contract with the Lions this offseason, but nothing has …

NFL

YouTube TV subscribers get a free week after World Cup meltdown

When one of the main selling points for your service is the ability to stream live sports, the last thing you want is a full-on service meltdown during a huge game.<p>Alas, that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday to YouTube TV. Just as the World Cup semi-finals game between Croatia and England …

YouTube TV

Smoky Southern Barbecue Meets Asian Flavors at Seven Beef’s Replacement

After closing for about a week, Eric and Sophie Banh’s upscale Vietnamese steakhouse Seven Beef (1305 E Jefferson St.) has transformed into <b>Central Smoke</b>, melding Asian flavors with slow-cooked meats and Southern dishes in the Central District.<p>Seven Beef, a sibling to Ba Bar and Monsoon, opened in …

Seattle

Why You Should Spend Your Cash on the 'Fallout 76' Power Armor Edition

Treat. Yo. Self.<p>When the <i>Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition</i> first opened up for preorder it sold out in less than 12 hours. Then, on July 13, Bethesda …

Cryptocurrency

Right Now Is the Best Time to Buy Fall Boots — This Over-the-Knee Pair Is Only $87!

If there's one Fall staple I can't live without, it would be over-the-knee boots. Every season, like clockwork I bust out a pair that I style with pretty much everything. From skirts and dresses to even leggings, they're the easiest way to get dressed on a cold morning. Just simply add a top to …

Clothing

What's in a name? In Uzbekistan, it signals a reform drive | Reuters

ALMATY (Reuters) - One evening last December, a crane lifted construction workers to the top of the ornate arched entrance to Uzbekistan’s biggest commercial market. Overnight, they replaced the huge letters spelling out its title.<p>A general view shows Abu Sahiy, a wholesale market near Tashkent, …

Asia

Travel

THE allure of lighthouses is both visceral and spiritual. Usually located in isolated places, outward-facing, on the edge; their presence serves as a …

Ireland

Ryze Tello

<b>Pros</b><p>Inexpensive. Easy to fly. Programmable via Scratch. Bluetooth remote control compatibility. Automated flight modes.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Pixelated, low-quality …

Drones

At CBD's new Pythian Market, hummus bar/deli and wood-oven pizza round out offerings

One of the selling points for food halls, the more stylish, next-generation kin to the food court, is the way they present different flavors next to …

Baton Rouge

Rotor 13-speed coming in 2019 - Mountain Bike Review

Count’em up. There are 13 cogs on that Rotor 13-speed cassette.<p>On the heels of Shimano’s release of a 12-speed mountain bike drivetrain to compete …

Atlanta Hawks: Checking In On Omari Spellman in Summer League

<b>With the 30th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks took national champion Omari Spellman out of Villanova.</b><p>He is an undersized center who can …

NBA

The OV-1 Mohawk Was One Of The U.S. Military's First Forgotten Light Attack Planes

Infighting within the US Army and with the US Air Force meant the plane never got to reach its full potential.<p>US Army via Ray Wilhite<p>As the U.S. Air …

Military

'White-boxing' is the hot new real estate strategy

Home-staging is often used to sell a home, but on the other end of the spectrum is "white-boxing." What is this selling strategy and does it actually work?<p>Home shoppers usually want to see a property at its best. This means that sellers truck in staged furniture, slap on fresh paint, and repair …

Real Estate

The Brava Smart Oven leverages lights for a faster, simpler cooking experience

Brava has introduced its new smart oven, designed to reimagine the way we make dinner thanks to what it calls <i>Pure Light Cooking</i>. The gas is gone, along with any other type of fuel, swapped out for proprietary heat lamps that Brava says will change the way we spend time in the kitchen.<p>The big claim …

Kitchens

Here’s why car repair firms could crash out in the near future

Rochelle Thielen knows quite a lot about the car repair industry, and she warns that its current form could be heading to the scrapyard with the …

Repairs