Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

iOS 12, Apple’s  latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about. Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device. 1. Turn on USB Restricted Mode to make hacking more difficult […]

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A Lime scooter rider died this morning in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month

Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S., launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny victory might have felt short-lived. The reason: on the opposite side of the country, a Lime  rider was killed today by an SUV while tooling around Washington D.C.’s DuPont neighborhood. […]

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be On stage at Disrupt SF, investors agreed you no longer have to be in the Bay Area to win the startup game

In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than ever before. High-profile entrepreneurs and investors, Peter Thiel, for example, have left. Rising rents are making it […]

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Apple’s Upcoming Streaming Service Is Reportedly So Bland Staff Are Calling It ‘Expensive NBC’

Apple’s new streaming service reportedly has a $1 billion budget, but apparently it can’t buy some nerve. The company has long censored its walled-garden offerings on platforms like the App Store, and per a report in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, Apple is still aiming to keep its content offerings squeaky clean, with little “gratuitous sex, profanity or […]

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The Creator of Chucky the Doll Is Not Impressed With His Creation’s New Look

Chucky is back. Right? That is Chucky, isn’t it? Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly gave us our first look at Chucky’s redesign in the upcoming remake of Child’s Play, starring Aubrey Plaza and Gabriel Bateman as a family beleagured by the manic evil of Chucky, the serial killer stuck in the body of an adorable li’l doll. Well, your mileage may vary […]

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Do ‘Stoned’ Lobsters Really Feel Less Pain When Cooked Alive?

A seafood restaurant in Maine claims to have a more compassionate method when serving up its lobsters: get them stoned first. Charlotte’s Legendary Lobsters Pound now offers patrons the option of having their tasty crustaceans “sedated” with weed before being steamed to death. According to owner Charlotte Gill, Roscoe was the first shellfish she got […]

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Report: Trump May Order Antitrust Probe of Tech Companies Over BS Claims of Bias

For months, our Twitter-addicted and conspiracy-addled president has become increasingly convinced that just like the media, Silicon Valley tech companies he barely understands are out to get him. Claims that the largely West Coast-based tech world is secretly undermining the conservative movement have long been a right-wing bogeyman, but with Donald Trump leading the charge it’s […]

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The World’s Deadliest Animal Lives Right Inside Your Home…Protect Yourself INSTANTLY With This Device!

Contrary to popular belief, the world’s deadliest animal doesn’t live isn’t some exotic invertebrate that lives in some remote location. Neither are they your usual phobia-inducing roster of animals like snakes, sharks, spiders, bats, or alligators. The world’s deadliest animal is literally everywhere – in fact, thousands of them are living right with you in your […]

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Google still lets third-party apps scan your Gmail data

Google is defending its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts, according to a letter made public Thursday. Gmail, which has over 1.4 billion users globally, lets third-party developers integrate services into its email platform, such as trip planners and custom relationship management systems. “Developers may share data with […]

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Cyber Scams: A Multi Million Dollar Business Al Jazeera speaks to cybercrime expert Ken Gamble to find out when an offer is too good to be true.

Crime syndicates based in the Philippines are stealing millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors around the globe, as this 101 Eastdocumentary reveals. They use tried and tested methods to convince people to hand over their life savings. They promise they’ll make their clients a fortune on the stock market, but instead steal their hard-earned cash. Ken Gamble, an Australian […]

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