Essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo
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Why you haven’t ever seen a picture of a black h
Think it isn’t true? Those pictures you think of when you see a black hole up close are actually illustrations and artist renderings of these cosmic wonders. In reality, the closest black hole is so far away and so small it has actually never been photographed in detail.
This extinct creature didn’t die, it was MURDERE
Over the course of history, animal species have come and gone, not being able to compete in the jungle of life. But before humans had full control of the survival of other species, those that went extinct probably all died from natural causes, right? Or did they?
Pipe apartments in Hong Kong
If you think living space is hard to find in New York (and expensive too), it isn’t even close to the livelihoods of many citizens in Hong Kong. Because there are so many people, and not much space, the average citizen has 150 feet of apartment space. To combat this problem, an architect is turning concrete pipes into temporary apartments.
This boiling river kills anything that enters
Hidden in the heart of the Peruvian jungle, there are tales of a mythical city of gold. While you might not believe that to be true, the legend of the lost city stuck with this one geothermal scientist into adulthood, when Andres Ruzo decided to search for it, and found something magical.
These sculptures disappear right in front of you!
If you‘re walking in the park and see one of these sculptures, don’t be surprised if it dissolves into the air right in front of your eyes. Created by 3-D German artist Julian Voss-Andreae, these sculptures are 3-D printed, and are mapped extensively beforehand. It may have taken him 3 years to finalize his technique, but now these sculptures can be seen, and not seen, in many places.
6 tricks to keep your packages from being stolen b
Have you ever been victimized by "porch thieves" AKA "porch pirates" AKA "porch robbers"? They roam neighborhood streets and steal delivered packages off a home's front door or porch. It's a growing epidemic and a real concern for online shoppers. To help combat such dastardly deeds, here are six options you can try to stop getting victimized and have that extra peace of mind when you shop online.
10 ways to get Amazon Prime for less
Amazon Prime's original annual price of $79 wasn't raised until 2014, when the company bumped up the cost to $99 each year. That price hike didn't seem to hurt them. With more than 100 million subscribers, Prime is a full-fledged powerhouse. Now, 4 years later, Amazon is again adding $20 onto the price of Prime membership. And it's piling on the perks in hopes you won't mind the new $119 annual price.
Some tips on controlling content your child sees f
Pat from Florida called in to my show wanting some tips on how to control what content her grandchild sees on the internet. There are so many ways that parents can block access to certain areas of the internet such as parental controls, filtering software and hardware, and others.. Here are a few tips on how to set up some controls on what your children have access to on their gadgets using a couple of different cool tools.
Brilliant things to do with that old cellphone you
Do you have a drawer full of old cellphones just lying around? Letting them simply pile up and collect dust isn't just a waste of money but also a missed opportunity. You'd be surprised by how many useful functions your old devices are capable of. That's why you need to know these clever ideas on how you can repurpose your old gadget.
Hunt down your lost pet with a GPS pet tracker
Losing your pet is a heart-wrenching experience. Ron from Florence, AZ lost his cat a while back (luckily, it was found!) and called in asking how he could keep track of his wayward cat to prevent this from happening again. Many people chip their animals but that only works if they are scanned by someone with the proper technology. That's why pet trackers are such a wise investment.
Ways to stop annoying robocalls and spam calls
Telemarketing calls are certainly nothing new, annoying us for decades now. Aside from trying to sell you stuff, robocalls can be downright deceptive and malicious. Robocall scams are actually trying to rip you off or steal your identity. So how do you protect yourself from these robocall and telemarketing scams?
Make money publishing your own eBooks!
People ask me all the time how they can make extra money, and there are plenty of ways to do it. However, writing a book is one that many overlook. I believe everyone has a book in them. Fortunately, no one said it had to be a novel. Whatever your subject, no matter how big or small, there's most likely an audience somewhere. The trick is getting your work in front of them.
How do I know that my devices are secure?
Hackers are relentless! They are lurking in every corner of the web, waiting for that inadvertent click, that hasty install, or that vulnerable gadget that can be exploited. Don't be shocked, but an unpatched and unprotected PC can get hacked in less than five minutes when connected to the internet! Knowing the signs that your gadget is hacked or compromised is critical.
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Insider tricks to keep hackers and scammers from s
Cybercriminals are out in full force looking for ways to steal your data. It’s worth money to them. That’s why we’ve seen a massive uptick in the number of data breaches over the past few years. Unfortunately, most folks don’t know they’ve been hacked until it’s too late. With cybercrime so rampant, you need to be proactive about protecting yourself.
Tips and apps for office administration
Terry from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, called in to the show to learn how to optimize their on site security reporting. Their community hires off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood and are looking to update how officers check in, how they report, and how they can communicate more effectively in the field.
Clever Alexa commands you can use again and again!
More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the device itself, Amazon Echo. For many owners, Alexa is more than a mere virtual assistant; she has become something like a domestic companion, a Rosie or R2-D2 that can also order takeout.
Incredible useful travel apps you didn’t know ab
Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you travel, and you can access your apps in seaports and souks around the globe. Many apps are designed to enhance the travel experience.
Tips to avoid vacation rental scams online
Before you commit to a vacation rental, you need to know how scammers are working to steal your money. The FTC warns of a variety of different rental scams. Sometimes criminals will hijack a real listing, change the contact information, and advertise it on a different website. Some create fake rentals that don’t really exist and aim to take your money before you discover it’s all a sham.
Genius new gadgets to make your home smarter
Maybe it’s time we updated the “your home is your castle” idea for the modern technology age. With new smart-home gadgets, your home can now be your futuristic sci-fi space station. We can talk to our home, control the environment, watch over our rooms, and hand the chores off to robots. The smart home is getting brainier all the time.
Useful ways to repurpose your old cellphone
A smartphone is really just a computer. It’s smaller, of course, and many things are less convenient than a regular desktop. But smartphones have powerful features, and once you’ve upgraded to a better model, you may wonder what to do with all that valuable hardware. After all, the phone may have been state-of-the-art when you bought it.
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Opt-out of online targeted advertising networks an
If you surf the web, you're going to see ads. That's a given, and there's not much you can do about it. What you can change is whether or not you see targeted ads. These are the ads that follow you from site to site and seem to know what you've been looking at online.
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