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How a trivial cell phone hack is ruining lives

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On a Tuesday night in May, Sean Coonce was reading the news in bed when his phone dropped service. He chalked it up to tech being tech and went to sleep. When he woke up, his Gmail account had been stolen and by Wednesday evening he was out $100,000.

"This is still very raw (I haven't even told....

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2019/06/28 3749

The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits

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By Kevin Purdy

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here.

After interviewing information security experts and experienced....

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2018/10/14 868

The best video-editing apps

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Whether you're a YouTuber, filmmaker or hobbyist, there's an embarrassment of video apps available nowadays. On top of incredible free products like Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve, pros can get more power than ever with Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Final Cut Pro X. Choosing the right one, however, is....

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2018/11/06 763

The US is warning other countries against using Huawei's 5G tech

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Back in October, American politicians asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reconsider Huawei's involvement in his country's 5G plans. Turns out Canada isn't the only US ally the government has warned against using the Chinese tech giant's products. According to The Wall Street Journal....

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2018/11/24 754

The surprising story behind the Apple Watch's ECG ability

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Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of....

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2019/07/06 705

Brain implant lets paralyzed people turn thoughts into text

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Three people paralyzed from the neck down have been able to use unmodified computer tablets to text friends, browse the internet and stream music, thanks to an electrode array system called BrainGate2. The findings could have a major impact on the lives of those affected by neurologic disease,....

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2018/11/24 647

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review: Goodbye, Bose

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Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the sort of dream gadget I can review succinctly in one sentence: They're incredibly comfortable, and they sound amazing. That's it. End review. When the first 1000XM pair debuted in 2016, they weren't just another set of premium cans -- they were a sign that....

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2018/09/18 599

Hitting the Books: Gravity's mystery may prove our multiverse exists

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Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of....

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2019/07/13 567

Your online activity is now effectively a social ‘credit score’

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Kaylen Ward's Twitter fundraiser for the Australian bushfire relief has ended. The Los Angeles-based model said she raised $1 million (by comparison Jeff Bezos donated $690,000). At the start of Ms. Ward's successful donation drive she had three Instagram accounts — none of which were part of....

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01/17 523

The internet war on sex is here

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During the Great Internet Sex War, that began in the United States during its Facebook Era, people were forced to stockpile their porn. Lube was bought by the drum and hidden in bunkers, alongside vibrators and air-gapped computers holding valuable troves of accurate, non judgemental sex....

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2018/12/07 498