Tech Q&A: Hacked lightbulbs, secret sexts, malevolent Facebook quizzes and more

I am concerned my son is sexting. I looked on his phone and didn’t see anything. But maybe I did not look in the right place. Can you help?

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Fitbit’s leaked smartwatch: What’s new, what’s missing

The Fitbit Blaze didn’t set the world on fire, but its maker hopes that the sequel wins over more shoppers—and more people away from the Apple Watch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/03/fitbit-s-leaked-smartwatch-what-s-new-what-s-missing.html

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Silence the political rants on your Facebook feed

Facebook didn’t start out as a political pulpit, and there’s no reason it has to be one. If you turn to Facebook to relax and share recipes, photos and life updates with your closest friends, that is absolutely your right. But at the same time, you don’t necessarily want to unfriend people you care about because they happen to be blowhards.

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Intel rolls out the rest of the Kaby Lake CPU family

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Intel didn’t just unveil the Core i7-7700K Tuesday– it also launched a completely new lineup of chips for desktop and mobile. We breakdown the SKUs, discuss the improvements, and wonder where Intel goes from here.

The post Intel rolls out the rest of the Kaby Lake CPU family appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Put a stop to harassing calls and texts

A friend of mine just got out of a rough relationship. Unfortunately it didn’t go well as her ex was calling and texting her nonstop to both try and win her back and insult her (I did say it was a rough relationship). After a few days, she just couldn’t take it anymore and came to me for help in blocking this guy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/15/put-stop-to-harassing-calls-and-texts.html

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Apple plays catchup with — everyone

Apple didn’t make the first smartphone, the first smartwatch, or the first tablet computer. But there is an expectation that its products will be the best. Now the company is going after its competitors by brazenly imitating their successes.

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Facebook Trending story: The Wizard of Oz algorithm

Ed Finn says Facebook didn’t want to admit it, but the reality is that human judgment inevitably enters the picture when a product is used in real life

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Kalamazoo shooting suspect blames Uber app

Jason Dalton was reluctant to talk at first because, as he told police, he didn’t want to come across as a “crazy person.”


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How to use your PS4 as a media streamer with or without DLNA

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Back when the PS4 first launched, Sony didn’t include any way to easily watch videos or listen to music from your other devices. It took well over year for the problem to get solved properly, but there are now multiple ways for you to stream your local media to your PS4.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/185896-how-to-use-your-ps4-as-a-media-streamer-without-dlna

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Apple sneaks into several Super Bowl 50 commercials

Article Image Apple didn’t buy airtime during America’s National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials.

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Federal Budget Promises Stable IT Spending – Unless Politics Interferes


Just when the U.S. federal budget situation seemed about to settle down — it didn’t. With tens of billions of dollars at stake, federal acquisition managers and the IT vendors who support government agencies were breathing a sigh of relief when Congress and the White House agreed to a two-year government spending program last month. The agreement was a positive development in the frequently rocky federal financing and procurement process. Then the wheels started to come loose — although they haven’t fallen off just yet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82823.html?rss=1

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Review: Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display is great, but skip the slow HDD model

Article Image Apple’s marketing team didn’t need to dig deep to dream up a campaign for the new 21.5‑inch iMac with Retina 4K display — its best feature is in the name. The stellar ultra high-resolution screen mates well with Apple’s chosen internals, but it would have been best if the company didn’t cheap out with the slow base HDD model.

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Microsoft launches Surface Book, its first laptop, debuts Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 phone

Microsoft didn’t disappoint on Tuesday at its highly-anticipated hardware event, announcing its first ever laptop and also unveiled its next Surface tablet and new flagship phones.

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Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in wearable's first quarter

Although Apple didn’t provide official figures during Tuesday’s results call, an estimate published by research firm Canalys suggests the company shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the June quarter.

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Cook denies Apple Watch sales 'collapse,' says shipments peaked in June

Despite estimates to the contrary, Apple Watch sales didn’t fall off a cliff just months after launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday, adding the device actually posted its best-ever performance in June.

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