One common thing you’ll hear when trying to make money online through blogging is how it’s a good idea to have a thoughtful plan for maintaining a monetization strategy. That way, if one method dries up, your cash-generating efforts won’t grind to a devastating halt. As a blogger, you need to figure out how to make your site profitable. Doing that isn’t as hard as it…
Believe it or not, there was a time — not too long ago — when cell phones were used primarily to call others, and that’s it. There was no texting, no browsing the web or social networks, no Snapchat. Crazy, right? The first text message was sent from a computer to a phone more than 20 years ago in 1992, but the medium didn’t actually become…
Traveling has always been fun, but the rise of the smartphones and other devices has made it even better. They allow you to always have a camera on hand, and they help with things such as language translation or currency conversion. One often-overlooked pitfall of travel, particularly on longer trips, is how hard it can be to keep your body in top condition. That's not surprising,…
Last Wednesday several prominent European Twitter accounts were hacked by utilizing a flaw in the popular third-party Twitter app, Twitter Counter. BBC North America, the European Parliament, Amnesty International and UNICEF USA were just some of the Twitter accounts hacked into — and the result was tweeting Nazi-related messages in Turkish regarding the German and Danish governments. The posts have left many wondering how vulnerable their…
A setup using only a laser and a laptop or tablet could be used to stop self-driving cars in their tracks, according to security researcher Jonathan Petit. By firing the laser in pulses using a pulse generator or computer, Petit is able to fool the lidar self-driving cars use to detect obstacles. He can create a false image of a vehicle, pedestrian or wall. How It…
We’ve all been there: Needing to use your phone at a crucial moment and noticing the battery’s depleted and there’s no outlet in sight. Phone chargers have gotten increasingly streamlined, so it’s becoming easier to take them wherever you go, but finding a free outlet can be challenging, especially in a very crowded place such as an airport. However, a company called AMPY is getting close…
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