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Monthly Archives: March 2017

4-year-old boy uses Siri to call ambulance, saves mom’s life

Written on March 23, 2017

A 4-year-old boy in the U.K. saved his mom’s life after he used Siri to call an ambulance, telling emergency services that “she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing.” The boy used his unconscious mother’s iPhone to contact police, according to a statement released this week by London’s Metropolitan Police. The 4-year-old unlocked the Read more »

Crossing the border? Here’s how to safeguard your data from searches

Written on March 23, 2017

Travelers, beware: When you take your gadgets abroad, maintaining the security of the data on your devices is just as important as protecting yourself from muggers. For whatever reason, foreign and domestic governments may have an interest in your personal data, including your social media accounts. This is not just theoretical. Several travelers, including American Read more »

Master & Dynamic MW50 review: superlative wireless headphones that sound as great as they look

Written on March 23, 2017

So you’re in the market for great-sounding headphones, but you don’t want them to weigh you down? New York-based brand Master & Dynamic wants to prove that function, style and high-end performance can indeed come together in a portable package, with its recently released MW50 wireless supra-aural (on-ear) headphones. At $450, they’re certainly not cheap, Read more »

Control your Roomba with just your voice thanks to a new Alexa integration

Written on March 23, 2017

If autonomy in and of itself doesn’t make your Roomba the best vacuum cleaner of all time, perhaps voice activation will do the trick. Get excited, friends. Everyone’s favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with naught but your voice. Moreover, the Roomba’s associated Read more »

How hackers can break into your accounts without your password

Written on March 23, 2017

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, a host of prominent Twitter accounts were compromised and, as a result, began spouting swastika-laden propaganda in support of Turkey’s president Recep Erdoğan ahead of a referendum next month which could consolidate his power. So yeah: Now’s a good time to check your own accounts and make sure Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 the world’s most powerful Android tablet

Written on March 22, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (32GB), the world’s most powerful Android slate, is a perfect example of the “pro tablet” dilemma. Much like Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro, this is a tablet that’s priced like a laptop, but its mobile operating system holds it back when it comes to productivity. Its saving grace is the S Read more »

Cinemood, the pint-sized projector for your pint-sized kids, coming to the US

Written on March 22, 2017

It may seem like retro technology, but there’s nothing antiquated about this pint-sized projector. After a successful Indiegogo campaign last year, the Cinemood, a mini-projector designed specifically with families in mind, is coming to brick and mortar stores in the U.S. Beginning in April, parents who want to give their children an “alternative interface for Read more »

The best free alternative to uTorrent 2017

Written on March 22, 2017

uTorrent was once a lightweight alternative to BitTorrent’s official client, but since its takeover by the company it’s become less appealing, with an interface burdened by ads. If you’re starting to feel disenchanted, it’s time to find an alternative. In fact, if you start looking for free alternatives to uTorrent, you’re likely to find yourself Read more »

3 tools that easily unsubscribe you from emails

Written on March 22, 2017

We are often our own worst enemies when it comes to cluttering our inboxes with unwanted email, thanks to our zeal for email subscriptions. And in this time of heightened civil activity, many of us have added political emails to our already unwieldy collection of daily deals, newsletters, and alerts. The bulk of these messages Read more »

Google Maps already tracks you, now other people can too

Written on March 22, 2017

Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family—the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most Read more »

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