7 steps for crafting the perfect password

Your password can ruin your life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. If someone figures out your email password, you’re in trouble. Social media? Even worse. Once hackers access your online bank account, they can wreck your finances, and you may feel the repercussions of that break-in for years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/28/7-steps-for-crafting-perfect-password.html

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Microsoft: ARM-Based Windows Laptops Will Have Amazing Battery Life

Qualcomm Windows 10

Microsoft is crowing that its upcoming ARM laptops will offer multi-day battery life. And while they well may do that, there’s reason to withhold judgment until we know how they compare with existing x86 products.

The post Microsoft: ARM-Based Windows Laptops Will Have Amazing Battery Life appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257661-microsoft-claims-arm-based-windows-laptops-will-amazing-battery-life?source=Computing

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Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy

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Life became too painful for one of a handful of Knightscope K5 security robots today. It tragically took its own life in a DC water fountain, possibly thwarted from rescuing itself by its inability to navigate stairs or lift its own body.

The post Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/252600-security-robot-takes-life-dc-fountain-tragedy?source=Computing

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Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

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Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/251600-independent-analysis-throws-doubt-microsofts-edge-battery-life-claims?source=Computing

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Iron Man is real: British inventor builds flight suit

Richard Browning may not be the real life Tony Stark, but he has taken inspiration from the comic book character, building his own Iron Man-style suit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/iron-man-is-real-british-inventor-builds-flight-suit.html

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A Kickstarter campaign wants you to help find aliens

Astronomers at the Planet Foundation want your help observing nearby exoplanets for life, seeking support via a Kickstarter campaign launched this week. They’re building a series of telescopes on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/24/kickstarter-campaign-wants-to-help-find-aliens.html

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Alien life looms? Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate, experts say

An exoplanet 40 light-years from Earth may be the best place to look for signs of life outside our Solar System, scientists say.

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Twitter is trying to do something to boost its business, but is it too little too late?

In life, the saying goes “better late than never.” When it applies to a publicly traded company though, the phrase becomes “where was this years ago?”

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4-year-old boy uses Siri to call ambulance, saves mom's life

A 4-year-old boy in the U.K. saved his mom’s life after he used Siri to call an ambulance, telling emergency services that “she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/4-year-old-boy-uses-siri-to-call-ambulance-saves-moms-life.html

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New uses for your old phone, tablet, or laptop

How to breathe new life into an outdated device

Just because one of the gadgets you own has become outdated doesn’t mean you have to trash it. There are lots of ways to give your hardware a second life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/new-uses-for-old-phone-laptop-tablet-device?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Apple ‘fixed’ the MacBook Pro’s battery life issue by removing the ‘time remaining’ clock

MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Apple has dealt with the problems related to battery life in macOS Sierra by removing the “time remaining” estimation that tells you how much battery life your system has left. If you think this seems like an odd way to address the problem, you’re not alone.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/241020-apple-fixed-macbook-pros-battery-life-issue-removing-time-remaining-clock?source=Computing

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Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some serious battery life problems

Apple MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Apple’s latest laptops are suffering some significant battery life problems, and there’s no known common issue to tie them all together. Some systems have AMD GPUs, but not all of them, and the problem appears to be cropping up on both 13-inch and 15-inch hardware.

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'Less creepier than Google Glass': Snapchat Spectacles as social media's hottest 'sexcessory'

Snapchat is a known showcase for tidbits from life, but for some users of the the new Snapchat Spectacles, it presents a whole new opportunity: the chance to shoot and share one’s sex life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/06/less-creepier-than-google-glass-snapchat-spectacles-as-social-medias-hottest-sexcessory.html

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