Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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After an initial flub in December, Apple got the coveted recommended rating from Consumer Reports it had been seeking for its latest Macbook Pro. Apple got a surprise non-recommended rating from the independent consumer watchdog at the start of...
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Department of Labor files lawsuit against Google for compensation data

Earlier this month the US Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against Google because of their failure to submit information as part of a...
Satellite scanning the sky

Source of mystery radio burst found in space

Scientists have long scratched their heads over a mysterious explosion of radio energy coming from somewhere in the vast night sky and lasting only...
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Ransomware is now a felony in California

California just turned ransomware into a felony as of January 1st. The new law officially lays out that utilizing the cyber-extortion tactic is illegal...
Beijing China Air Polution

China rings in the new year under a thick shroud of air pollution

China’s no stranger to problems with air pollution. But even by their own measure, they’ve clearly outdone themselves for the new year. After two...

New breathalyzer finds the “breathprint” of 17 diseases

Soon doctors could be using a newly developed breathalyzer to check patients for 17 diseases using only your breath. Researchers have discovered a way to detect...

WWF reports that global wildlife populations are dropping

From elephants to frogs to freshwater fish, a new report by the World Wildlife Fund says animals around the globe are in danger of...

Netflix’s Black Mirror ads target users of ad blockers

Netflix's recent ad campaign has jumped in the middle of a seemingly never-ending cat and mouse game between online advertisers and ad blockers. The targeted ads...

Comcast will soon bring data caps to most of the US

Heavy internet users with Comcast subscriptions take heed because your days of unlimited data are numbered. Starting November 1st, Comcast will start imposing a...