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Security Risks On the Internet of Things: Will They Hack My Car?

Charlie Miller has been hacking computers and phones for over a decade. His ends aren't nefarious, however: he's a security researcher working to expose vulnerabilities that will ultimately make our systems safer. In order to raise public consciousness of the issues at stake, he's been hoping to hack something less techy … [Read More...]

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Best Tools to Visualize Text with a Word Cloud

Visualizing a chunk of text into a word cloud, which sizes and styles words based on their frequency, is a versatile technique. The idea likely first emerged on blogging and social networks in the mid-2000s as … [Read More...]

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Staring at Screens Too Long – Is It Bad for My Health?

These days, not many of us earn our paychecks by laboring out in the fields or at a factory. The transition to a knowledge economy has resulted in some great advantages, but it also means that more and more jobs now … [Read More...]

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Hacker stealing data from a laptop

Security Risks On the Internet of Things: Will They Hack My Car?

Charlie Miller has been hacking computers and phones for over a decade. His ends aren't nefarious, however: he's a security researcher working to expose vulnerabilities that will ultimately make our systems safer. In order to raise public consciousness of the issues at stake, he's been hoping to … [Read More...]

Is App Indexing the Future of Mobile Search?

Google kept people wondering: what was the second part of its mobile-friendly ranking algorithm that went live on April 21, 2015? The first part was obviously focused on SEOs and Webmasters to get their websites “mobile friendly” before the deadline. Now it’s clear what the other part was. … [Read More...]

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Gmail Advanced Search Tips: Cutting Through That Inbox Clutter

Google products are known for their usability and uncluttered interfaces. This is great for novices, but users who demand more precision can be left frustrated as their basic keyword searches yield masses of irrelevant results. Gmail is one service in particular where it can be difficult to sift … [Read More...]

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Continuous Partial Attention on the Social Web: Beneficial or Dangerous?

In today's environment of constant connectivity, we routinely slog through multiple tasks in a single session. Blinking notifications pull us away from whatever we had been doing to something more pressing. We surf the web by opening up multiple browser tabs and scrolling back and forth … [Read More...]

Why the Internet of Things Will Change Daily Life More Than You Realize

It might sound rather fancy, but The Internet of Things is an idea that promises to connect our devices directly to other devices. It will incorporate non-machines into the equation to create an amazing network that Intel estimates to have 200 billion "things" by the year 2020. This means that … [Read More...]

Will ‘Text-Neck’ Damage The Next Generation Of Smartphone Users?

Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. For many years, we have read horror stories about how mobile phones are damaging both our mental and physical health, yet we choose to ignore and feed our addictions. What Is Text Neck? Mobile phones have been said to cause … [Read More...]