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What To Do About Meltdown and Spectre

By now you've learned that virtually every single computer you own has two major design flaws that send shivers down your spine. The two bugs were discovered by researchers from Google's Project Zero team whose job is to test security and flaws. The two issues have names. Meltdown, which breaks...
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Tools To Help You Permanently Delete Old Social Media Updates

While Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are fun ways to keep in touch with friends and family, watch cat videos and even catch up on news, more employers are doing background checks on current and future employees. So an embarrassing tweet from 2010, Facebook rant from 2014 or the drunk Instagram...
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Why You Should Shop Online Using A Private Web Browser Window

All web browsers have it. Apple's Safari calls it a "private" , Google's Chrome refers to it as "incognito." They allow you to surf the web with more privacy as websites aren't saved in the browser history and web sites cannot load tracking software, known as cookies, in your web browser. This is a...
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City Fines Walkers For Texting While Crossing The Street

Starting Wednesday (10/25/2017), walkers in Honolulu, Hawaii can be fined for walking across the street while texting, gaming or looking at your phone. The "Distracted WAlking" law is the firs of it's kind aims to curb teh highest rate of pedestrians hit by cars in the country as being distracted...
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Web Browsers To Mute Videos That Automatically Play Online

One of the most annoying things about the Internet are those web site that automatically start to play audio and video. While you are trying to be discreet, the damage has already been done. Some good news though, it appears are planning to launch updates that will mute most videos and audios...
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The Reason Airline Tickets Prices Appear To Be Gouged Ahead Of Irma

There is no question that Florida will experience the wrath of hurricane Irma as forecast models show the storm remaining a category 4 storm with winds from 130-156mph up to 50 miles from the eye. That has prompted many people to purchase one way airplane tickets out of the Sunshine State before...
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Skills That Companies Droll Over

A while back we shared with you some insider information from employers on how certain words backfire on your resume . For the most part, it was the use of buzz words no defined meaning and with no facts to back them up. But what catches their eyes would also be helpful. So we did some digging to...
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Password Security Advice Is Now Viewed As Incorrect

It happens about every 90 days, you have to come up with a new computer password. It must contain at least a number and a character (such as a !). It's been a standard practice for all government and most business computer terminals. But it appears that is not the most secure way to keep hackers...
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Computer Programmer Develops Software To Give Phone Scammers A Taste of Their Own MEdicine

It appears that scammers are getting a taste of their own medicine, thanks to a hacking genius. By now you've probably received a phone call about back taxes, credit card refinance, your electric bill, winning the lottery or other financial situation where you are transferred to an Indian call...
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Ease Your Eye Strain On Computer Screens

On average, we spend 10-14 hours a day staring into a lighted screen. Whether it’s the TV, a computer monitor or a smart phone, it's almost impossible to avoid them and all that staring can stress out your eyes. Although there is no current data that suggest long term damage to our eyes from...
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