Category: Tech

Google Home sure gets defensive when you ask it about the CIA

Google Home sure gets defensive when you ask it about the CIA

For once, that voice in your head isn’t a chip in your brain.

Paranoid? Who’s being paranoid?

Following the Wikileaks March 7 Vault 7 data dump, which allegedly details a host of CIA hacking tools, people have started looking at …

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Ethereum: The not-Bitcoin cryptocurrency that could help replace Uber

Ethereum: The not-Bitcoin cryptocurrency that could help replace Uber

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2017 has been a big year for Bitcoin: its highest price ever, a major disappointment from the SEC for No. 1 Bitcoin fans the Winkelvoss twins, and, for a moment, a value higher than gold.

But another …

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The Army is using quack “battlefield acupuncture” based on junk science

The Army is using quack “battlefield acupuncture” based on junk science

The exciting field of "battlefield acupuncture" involves training soldiers and medics to perform what amounts to a "theatrical placebo" involving jamming glorified thumbtacks into fellow soldiers’ ears and leaving them there until they fall out.

The practice, which just keeps …

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15 years after becoming blind, ‘Street Fighter’ player competes in his first tournament

15 years after becoming blind, ‘Street Fighter’ player competes in his first tournament

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Sven is a Street Fighter V player who made his official tournament debut this weekend, grabbing two wins in the group stage of Sonic Boom IV in Madrid. Sven is also blind.

Sven defeated his first-ever on-stream …

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter takes down Pepsi in a powerful way

Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter takes down Pepsi in a powerful way

Bernice Albertine King, daughter of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Bernice King isn’t having it with that terrible Pepsi commercial either.

With one powerful image of her father, the 54-year-old daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and …

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Popular Pays raises $3.1M in new funding to connect marketers and creators

Popular Pays raises $3.1M in new funding to connect marketers and creators

How can Popular Pays stand out in the influencer marketing crowd ? The key, according to co-founder Corbett Drummey, is to focus in content.

The approach seems to have convinced investors, with Popular Pays announcing that it has raised an …

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NASA’s airborne survey shows how global warming is transforming the Arctic

NASA’s airborne survey shows how global warming is transforming the Arctic

Nothing about the Arctic is normal right now. Rapid climate change is transforming the vast region by warming air and sea temperatures, shifting weather patterns, and melting sea and land ice at faster rates than were ever anticipated by even …

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Gametime is the app for last minute fun

Gametime is the app for last minute fun

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Last Thursday, a friend from out of town asked if I had a connection to get us and four friends tickets to the Knicks versus the Wizards basketball game for that night.

There’s options for that. I could …

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The NYT brings its news – and a mini crossword – to Snapchat Discover

The NYT brings its news – and a mini crossword – to Snapchat Discover

The New York Times announced today it’s joining Snapchat Discover – the feature in Snapchat which includes updates and news from a variety of media publications. The paper’s “daily edition” on Snapchat will include a handful of The NYT’s stories, …

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With Dialpad-Amazon Echo integration, Alexa can make phone calls for you

With Dialpad-Amazon Echo integration, Alexa can make phone calls for you

Dialpad, a cloud-based business communications platform announced a new Amazon Echo integration this week that enables you to perform a number of business phone tasks by asking Alexa.

So for example you could ask, “Alexa, do I have any messages …

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