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Phishing: These are the companies that hackers impersonate when they try to steal your data

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Just got an email warning that you are locked out of an important account? It might be cyber criminals trying to trick you.
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:13:28 - #phishing #newstidbits

Thanks, Intel. Buying a new laptop just got more confusing

Tech - Digital Trends - Y and U, except when G? Intel's new processor names make buying the best laptop a hassle.
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:13:10 - #newstidbits

Phone companies say they finally have a way to block robocalls for good

Tech - Digital Trends - Twelve of the biggest American phone companies, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, took a pledge on Thursday to...
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:13:08 - #newstidbits

US cell carriers team up to combat robocalls - but no deadline set

Tech - TechCrunch - Twelve cell carriers, including the four largest - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon - have promised to make efforts to prevent...
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:37:33 - #newstidbits

Apple rumors: Details about new iPhones, MacBook Pro, and iPads

Tech - Mashable - September is around the corner, and it's traditionally the time when Apple revamps its iPhone lineup, often accompanied with other...
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:37:30 - #samsung #newstidbits

Build the ultimate natural disaster survival kit

Tech - Popular Science - Because wouldn't you prefer to be ready when this happens?
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:37:29 - #newstidbits

The next iPhone may have a mini Apple Pencil stylus accessory

Tech - Digital Trends - A case designed for the upcoming 2019 iPhone model has a section on the back apparently made to store a small Apple Pencil,...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:13:04 - #smartphone #newstidbits

Experts say wisdom teeth removal is leading to opioid addition

Tech - BGR - If you've ever had your wisdom teeth removed you know how painful the days immediately following the surgery can be. Over-the-counter painkillers...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:13:03 - #samsung #newstidbits

A huge asteroid hurtling toward Earth will fly by us next month

Tech - BGR - Some astronomers have suggested that Earth is overdue for a large asteroid impact, and that we're living on borrowed time until we can...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:37:28 - #samsung #newstidbits

Second docking adapter for commercial crew vehicles installed on International Space Station

Tech - TechCrunch - The International Space Station is now more than ready for crew-carrying spacecraft flown by commercial companies to pay it a visit:...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:37:27 - #nasa #boeing #spacex #robotics #newstidbits

Trump just looked up to the sky and told reporters 'I am the chosen one'

Tech - Mashable - Donald Trump apparently thinks even more highly of himself than we thought.
On Wednesday, he told a group of reporters outside the...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:13:16 - #tradewar #newstidbits

10 easy tips to take better photos on your smartphone

Tech - Mashable - The next time you're on vacation, out with friends, or at a fancy restaurant without a DSLR, use these tips to take your phone pics...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:13:14 - #smartphone #newstidbits

5 waffle makers that will make you the Ruler of Breakfast

Tech - Popular Science - Make killer waffles at home.
Whether you like them traditional or thick and Belgian, the homemade...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:13:13 - #maker #newstidbits

The best backyard games for when the weather is nice

Tech - Popular Science - They don't call it The Halfway-Decent Outdoors.
Considering many of us spend half the year enduring...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:13:12 - #newstidbits

SiriusXM undercuts rivals with $4 per month student subscription

Tech - TechCrunch - SiriusXM is making its streaming service more affordable for younger consumers with the launch of a new subscription package for...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:13:11 - #sonos #acquisition #newstidbits

Report: Google Phone Sales Up Dramatically Thanks to Pixel 3a

Tech - ExtremeTech - Reports earlier this year painted a bleak picture for Google's smartphone efforts. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL arguably had the best version...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:36:57 - #samsung #android #pixel3 #smartphone #newstidbits

Man slices an arrow in half with a sword in glorious slow-motion

Tech - Mashable - Another Slow Mo Guys episode, another activity to definitely avoid trying at home.
Last time we had Dan submerged inside a giant...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:36:52 - #newstidbits

DoorDash takes another step toward automated food delivery

Tech - The Verge - Food delivery company DoorDash has acquired Scotty Labs, a startup focused on developing...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:36:50 - #robotics #acquisition #newstidbits

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

ABC - Health - New US guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:37:44 - #cancer #newstidbits

7 Best Balanced Funds to Pick Right Now

U.S. News - Balanced funds can provide income for portfolios, especially for those nearing retirement.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:13:29 - #retirement #newstidbits

Implant Approved to Improve Symptoms in Advanced Heart Failure

U.S. News - Barostim Neo System indicated for patients not suited for cardiac resynchronization therapy
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:13:28 - #heart #newstidbits

These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first

Media - Fast Company - Since its debut in 2004, Gmail has had the most popular email service on the planet, with a staggering 1.5 billion users worldwide....
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:13:21 - #android #datacenter #ai #newstidbits

Mastercard Lauds Apple Card Security

Media - - Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple, is being applauded by Mastercard for its enhanced security, simplicity,...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:13:19 - #android #newstidbits

Kohl's Aims To Bring In Foot Traffic With Amazon Returns

Media - - With the acceptance of Amazon returns rolled out in its stores and a pipeline of digital initiatives ahead, Kohl's reported its...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:13:17 - #ecommerce #acquisition #newstidbits

Apple Card Officially Released In US

Media - - The Apple Card, a credit card created in partnership by the technology company, was officially released in the U.S. on Tuesday (Aug....
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:38:45 - #machinelearning #newstidbits

BoA Looks To Create Multi-Currency Digital Wallet

Media - - To provide users with different levels of access to funds that are stored, Bank of America is reportedly aiming to patent a security...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:38:12 - #blockchain #newstidbits

Breast cancer guidelines say more women may need gene test

Media - Fox - Health - More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:13:19 - #cancer #newstidbits

The Pentagon's cruise missile test will open up new strike possibilities for the US military

Media - Fox - Tech - The Pentagon has shot off a developing land-fired cruise missile in a successful test of an emerging weapons system able to hit...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:39:14 - #newstidbits

Use This Privacy Tool to View and Clear Your 'Off-Facebook Activity' Data

Infosec - The Hacker News - Well, here we have great news for Facebook users, which is otherwise terrible for marketers and publishers whose businesses...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:14:06 - #newstidbits

Chrome users ignoring warnings to change breached passwords

Infosec - Naked Security - If you were told that the password you had just entered was known to have been compromised in a data breach, what would you...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:14:05 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

This Company Is Working to Stop Those Annoying Robocalls for Good

Life - Reader's Digest - A few years ago, everyone was talking about the Nigerian email scam. Then it was costly millennial-targeted scams. Then "Find...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:13:59 - #robotics #newstidbits

Online Grocery Shopping Still Rare in U.S.

Life - Gallup Headlines - About 1 in 10 U.S. adults order groceries online monthly while 81% never do this. In-store grocery shopping and dining out...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:13:58 - #newstidbits

Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Recommendations

Life - WebMD - New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may help clarify who can benefit most from a risk assessment...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:13:57 - #cancer #newstidbits

It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

Life - WebMD - Experts have long thought that an ex-smoker's risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death from heart disease returns to normal...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:13:56 - #heart #newstidbits

Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage from adolescent alcohol exposure

Life - Neuroscience News - Donepezil, a drug routinely administered to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease, shows promise in treating damage...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:13:55 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases

Life - - The term "PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation.' Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:13:53 - #cancer #newstidbits

Prepping for Retirement: Relationship and Financial Planning

Life - Psychology Today - Beyond finances, research shows that positive social relationships, are important predictors of retiree health.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:13:51 - #retirement #newstidbits

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Offers Tips for Managing Stress

PR Newswire - This time of year can clock in among the most stressful with millions of families about to send kids back to school. For those heads of households...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:13:50 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Bluetooth is bad and you should stop using it

Tech - Mashable - Everyone uses Bluetooth. Perhaps they shouldn't.
The technology that we've come to rely on to connect our phones, smart speakers,...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:37:40 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Scientists found stardust in the most unlikely of places

Tech - BGR - Earth has managed to avoid any truly catastrophic impacts from objects in space for quite some time, but that doesn't mean material from...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:37:39 - #newstidbits

This is the world's first iPhone-ready security key for 2FA authentication

Tech - BGR - If you've been looking for a way to further improve security when it comes to managing all of your online accounts, and you happen to be...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:37:38 - #android #maker #newstidbits

Upcoming Chromebooks to get adaptive screen color and brightness like True Tone on iPad

Tech - Chrome Unboxed - Chromebook development continues at a frenetic pace as we roll into the latter portions of 2019. With the 'Hatch' family of...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:13:28 - #chromebook #ai #newstidbits

Galaxy Note 10 vs. iPhone XS: We expected more from Samsung

Tech - Digital Trends - Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is the smaller sibling to the Note 10 Plus, as the iPhone XS is to the XS Max. Unlike Samsung, Apple...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:13:27 - #samsung #newstidbits

Waxed canvas bags from Waterfield, Manhattan Portage, Saddleback and more

Tech - TechCrunch - It's finally Bag Week again! the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we're bringing...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:13:26 - #ces #newstidbits

The best web browsers for 2019

Tech - Digital Trends - Choosing a web browser for surfing the web can be tough with all the great options available. Here we pit the latest versions...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:13:25 - #vivaldi #newstidbits

Make sure your lost devices can always be found

Tech - Popular Science - It's likely you'll forget at least one of these items. Better not to take the chance.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:13:21 - #newstidbits

After all these years, iPhone owners are still more loyal to the brand than Android users

Tech - BGR - Over the past few years, one of the hallmarks of Apple's strategy to boost iPhone sales has been to actively convince Android users to...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:13:20 - #android #smartphone #newstidbits

Cut down on mobile data usage with these easy steps

Tech - Mashable - We can access the wealth of the world's information from the palm of our hands ... or just stream Netflix.
But if you do it away from...
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:38:57 - #android #newstidbits

Here's a guide for downloading web pages, articles to read offline

Tech - Mashable - Whether it's that "NYT" article or the latest blind item from "BlindGossip," you may find yourself wanting to do some reading in a...
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:13:47 - #newstidbits

Hackers Target Denmark's Tivoli Park, Steal Information of Up to 1,000 Guests

Infosec - Office of Inadequate Security - IANS reports: The Copenhagen-based Tivoli, one of the oldest and most popular amusement parks in Europe, has...
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:13:02 - #newstidbits