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    How to protect your router from Russian hackers

    File photo.  (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel ) A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated, and well-funded. They’re not a bunch of misanthropic nerds sitting in basements. They’re […] More

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    Emergency 911 technology struggles to keep up with the times

    In this photo taken March 15, 2018, a dispatcher in Roswell, Ga., works with a variety of screens while handling a 911 call. The Roswell call center is one of the few in the United States that accepts text messages. This year is the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call placed in the United […] More

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    Yanny or Laurel? Internet split on what name they hear in audio clip

    The internet was split Tuesday over an audio clip asking listeners to choose what name they heard.  (Twitter: CloeCouture) The internet was seemingly split Tuesday when a circulating audio clip asked listeners to choose: Do they hear “Yanny?” Or “Laurel?” Twitter user Cloe Feldman first posted the clip online Monday night. It’s a recording of a computerized […] More

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    Chili’s Grill & Bar hit in data breach, company says

    Chili’s Grill & Bar says that a “data incident” may have exposed customers’ credit card information and it is working with third-party forensic experts to determine the extent of the breach. Chili’s parent company, Brinker International, said Friday that “some Chili’s restaurants have been impacted by a data incident, which may have resulted in unauthorized access or […] More

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    iPhone battery dead again? 7 surprising ways you’re draining power

    It’s easy to blame Apple for your low iPhone battery — but before you draft that complaint to CEO Tim Cook, think about taking a second look at your settings. You may be draining your power without even realizing it. So, before you panic about finding available outlets or stocking up on portable power banks, take […] More

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    Now is a terrible time to buy a phone

    File photo – A man stands in the middle of Grand Central Terminal as he speaks on a cell phone, as passengers face limited train service on the New Haven Line between Stamford Station and Grand Central Terminal due to a Con Edison power problem in New York, Sept. 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Zoran Milich) Even in […] More

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    Google wants you to put down your phone (no, really)

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/ Stephen Lam  (STEPHEN LAM REUTERS) Are you addicted to your phone? Google is developing new controls, expected in Android P, intended to pry you away from your smartphone and YouTube. They include an […] More

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    Russian hackers posed as ISIS to threaten military wives

    PARIS –  Army wife Angela Ricketts was soaking in a bubble bath in her Colorado home, leafing through a memoir, when a message appeared on her iPhone: “Dear Angela!” it said. “Bloody Valentine’s Day!” “We know everything about you, your husband and your children,” the Facebook message continued, claiming that the hackers operating under the […] More

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    Injured bear fatally mauls man who attempted to take a selfie with it

    File photo – an Asiatic black bear walks inside its enclosure in Dachigam national park on the outskirts of Srinagar Nov. 12, 2009. (Reuters Life! KASHMIR-WILDLIFE/ REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli) A man in India was been mauled to death by an injured bear after attempting to take a selfie with the animal. Citing forest department officials, the […] More

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