5 insider tricks for a better Facebook experience

In many ways, Facebook has become a parallel universe. Millions of people use the app on their phones. Millions of others never think to log out. Entire businesses are run through Facebook, and some institutions use a Facebook page instead of an actual website. Though there are many methods of instant communication, Facebook users routinely use Messenger to write or call friends all over the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/22/5-insider-tricks-for-better-facebook-experience.html

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Consumers Are Ready to Embrace 'Futuristic' Payment Tech

As many as 80 percent of U.S. residents support frictionless payment methods and technologies, suggests a survey of 1,000 consumers Viewpost published this week. Among its other findings:
Nearly 51 percent of survey participants were paid electronically through direct deposit;
Eighty-three percent of respondents believed paper checks would be eliminated completely within the next 20 years, and one-third expected their demise in just five years; and only 11 percent thought companies would continue to use paper-based billing.

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Can robots create jobs for humans?

As President Donald Trump seeks to reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing, many industry leaders are looking to robots as the most efficient way for American factories to compete with cheap labor overseas.

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NASA reschedules plan to create artificial clouds on East Coast, will do it tonight

If you were one of the many who diligently tuned in to watch NASA’s fancy cloud-building canisters deploy from its rocket and create a bunch of colorful wisps in the atmosphere, you were undoubtedly disappointed to learn that nature’s own clouds had ruined the party.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/nasa-reschedules-plan-to-create-artificial-clouds-on-east-coast-will-do-it-tonight.html

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New strain of malware can take power stations offline

Crash Override disabled part of the electrical grid in Ukraine last year, and many more power stations could be susceptible, according to security experts.

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Best Tools for Spyware Removal and Protection


While dedicated anti-spyware apps enjoyed popularity for many years, it’s become abundantly clear that malicious actors will use any and all techniques to gain access to your data. Protect it with any six of our favorite security suites.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/248570-best-security-tools-protect-spyware-threats?source=Computing

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Amazon is killing every category it touches, including batteries

Amazon is so big that it now sells more batteries than Duracell and almost as many diapers as Pampers, according to a new report.

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Tech Q&A: Checking in on hackers, meshing your networks

We often talk about cybersecurity and how many threats are looming out there on the web, but isn’t it possible that we’ve already been compromised? How could we know? Hackers might wait for weeks or even years to use that information against us. It’s unlikely they’re going to get in touch and tell us how much personal data they’ve stolen. Luckily, there’s a website that gives you a pretty good idea of which accounts may have been hacked. You may be surprised.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/21/tech-q-checking-in-on-hackers-meshing-your-networks.html

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What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

Microsoft's Mars demo is one of the most compelling MR demos

In a quest to stand out from the crowded field of VR and AR vendors, many companies are hyping what they call Mixed Reality, a mashup of the best of both. We take a look at how they are doing and where they need to go from here.

The post What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Beekeeper's surprise find may help our plastic problem

Many scientific discoveries can be attributed to a happy accident—the discovery of penicillin thanks to moldy petri dishes, for instance.

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Google air conditioner design could let you see straight through the machine

Looking to fix many of the problems associated with traditional window aid conditioner designs, Google’s newly filed patent would go fanless and even provide an interior window to let you receive more natural light.

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Your next Android phone — Samsung Galaxy S8 or Google Pixel?

The Samsung S8 is here but it is only the first of many new phones coming in 2017. And one of the biggest Android challengers is Google’s Pixel smartphone.

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Large parts of the Amazon were originally planted by natives

It’s no happy accident the Amazon rain forest has so many fruit and nut trees. According to a new study, 20 different species of fruit and nut trees originally cultivated by green–thumbed Amazon inhabitants over 8,000 years ago make up large parts of the region today.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/large-parts-amazon-were-originally-planted-by-natives.html

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Why Are Health Records So Valuable to Cybercriminals?

Protecting the data in electronic health records did not start with the advent of HIPAA, as many people think. Protecting health records has been a critical requirement in the healthcare space since the computers became a fixture in hospitals. However, HIPAA added public reports of fines issued for covered entities’ failure to properly protect data contained within EHRs. Many people assume that EHR data has limited value to unauthorized users. Who cares about my blood test results, or that I just visited my dermatologist?

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84417.html?rss=1

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Facebook is using AI to identify suicidal thoughts — but it's not enough, experts say

For many of its nearly 2 billion users, Facebook is the primary channel of communication, a place where they can share their thoughts, post pictures and discuss every imaginable topic of interest.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/facebook-is-using-ai-to-identify-suicidal-thoughts-but-its-not-enough-experts-say.html

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Output vs. Outcomes

How many times have we been lulled into complacency over getting a project or a product done but not necessarily well received, because it was someone else’s gig? This is a great reminder that the job isn’t done simply because we produce something and shove it out the door. It’s also a cue to pay close attention to what our CRM systems tell us. If you look at this idea a certain way, it’s telling us that our concept of a product has changed — it actually changed a long time ago, but old rationales persist.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84303.html?rss=1

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FTC's Lawsuit Should Make You Feel Very Insecure About the IoT

Even though D-Link expressly promised that many of its wireless devices had the highest level of security available, the Federal Trade Commission last month filed a lawsuit that alleges otherwise. The FTC filing includes copies of online marketing materials and technical specifications for D-Link’s products, and flatly declares that “thousands of Defendants’ routers and cameras have been vulnerable to attacks that subject consumers’ sensitive personal information and local networks to a significant risk of unauthorized access.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84302.html?rss=1

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Scientists invented a battery that could work for a decade without degrading

Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/13/scientists-invented-battery-that-could-work-for-decade-without-degrading.html

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