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Love Good Content? Think Twice About Ad Blockers

It goes without saying that the Internet is a great tool for those seeking knowledge and entertainment. With a few clicks of the mouse or swipes of the finger, you…

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How Your Typing Style Betrays Your Online Anonymity

Tor seemed like the perfect anti-hacker tool. Shorthand for “the onion router”, the Tor network became popular among activists, law enforcement officers, and even ordinary citizens around the world for…

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The Long-Foretold Dark Side of Wearable Technology

The downsides of technological progress have been well documented in science fiction stories for more than a hundred years now. So why does it feel like we can’t recognize some…

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Digital Security Right Now

Target, Sony, Anthem, oh my. These days, it seems that every few weeks a new major corporation makes the news for all the wrong reasons. Their systems get hacked, sensitive…

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Disney’s Playmation: Wearables for Imaginative Children

Think back to when you were a child. I’m sure there’s one point where you wanted to be something imaginative or seemingly impossible, right? It was probably something like a…

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The Internet of Things Promises Tremendous Benefits—But at What Cost?

Many folks are already enthralled by the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT)—that is, the ecosystem of devices and gadgets that benefit from connectivity. Among many other advantages of…

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The Growing Privacy Concerns of Facial Recognition

Facial recognition has been a staple of science fiction movies for decades, but only recently has it become an everyday reality—especially for Facebook’s 1.3 billion users, who are likely already acquainted…

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Is Film Distribution About to Change for Good?

Imagine being able to see brand-new movies in the comfort of your own home without having to go to the movie theater. While you wouldn’t have the big screen, you’d…

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Is It Time the US Outlawed After-Hours Work Email?

Smartphones: convenient personal tools, or stress-inducers that handcuff us to our jobs? Some could argue for both sides, although the latter may not be long-lived. In the future, we may…

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We’re About to Witness the End of Misplaced Car Keys

I’ve never lost my car keys. I don’t say that to brag – actually, I mostly just want to acknowledge that I’m probably long overdue for this particular kind of…

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