With used smart home devices, you never know who could be watching

Used smart home devices might be tempting because they're cheaper. But be careful: the original owner may be able to spy on you. According to Wirecutter,

Home Alone?

Connected devices company Nest, now owned by Google, has been lauded — mostly, it must be said, by the tech press — for turning its attention to the utilitarian devices in your home. The ones no-one loves. The no-frills, 

Six Lessons From Cybersecurity Superhero Training

One of my distinct grade-school memories is filing out of fourth grade class, nervous, but excited to miss a portion of math class. We were having our quarterly disaster-survival drill; instructing students on what to do in case disaster strikes.

Why Is My Smart Home So Fucking Dumb?

A few weeks ago, a couple friends and I were about to watch a surprisingly bad scifi movie in my crowded apartment. One of them asked if we could dim the lights, and started to head to the switch. "No, no, I've got it," I said, reaching into my pocket.

My week hands-on with the LG G Watch: The future of wearable tech or another dead duck?

The LG G Watch is one of the first and most affordable in Google’s Android Wear line. Is this the smart watch we’ve been waiting for? We take the watch for a test drive to find out. Read more: http://www.itproportal.

The Best New Android Feature Is a Smarter Lock Screen

Brand new design , better battery life , seamless device switching ! The newest version of Android brings a lot to the table. But its best feature is a little further under the surface: Smart lock screens that will let you be super secure without ever entering a PIN again.Read more...

Chicago And Big Data

As a civilization, we may not be getting smarter. However, the technologies we use certainly are. Since the introduction of the smartphone, we’ve witnessed the emergence of smart homes, smart power grids, and even smart football stadiums for helping fans find parking spaces. Lately,

How Nest Is Already Using All That Data From Its Army of Smoke Alarms

The big news from Nest today is that Protect is back on the shelves . But lost in the shuffle is a more interesting tidbit from the company: Its first report on data culled from the alarms of hundreds of thousands of users.

Why the iPad and Android tablets are unsuccessful in higher education

Traditional tablets are failing miserably when it comes to universities. We discuss the reasons why, and how they’re concerned with content consumption, not creation.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/24/why-the-ipad-and-android-tablets-are-unsuccessful-in-higher-education/

Amazon Fire TV Review: A Fast Ride That'll Cost You

Take your pick of streaming devices —there are already plenty out there. Amazon says its new Fire TV can best every Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV in the land on speed, ease of use, and a treasure box of extras. In most cases, Fire TV delivers on those promises. But it comes at a price.

At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 3 and 4 of 6)

Today's videos are parts three and four of our casual interview with Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and one of the most influential open source boosters around. (You supplied the questions. He supplied the answers.

The bar that airs the dramatic, live fat bear cams

While the sleepy 1960s Western ballad "Sin City" wafted through Brooklyn's B61 Bar, a salmon squirmed beneath a bear's claws as the hungry omnivore chomped on the fish's fatty brains. At B61 Bar, named for the city bus line that frequently travels back and forth past the brick tavern,

Ecovacs Deebot 711, LG 86-inch Smart HDTV, Bose speakers, and more deals for July 23

The average consumer changes their TV every seven years. If it's time for an upgrade, we recommend going all out, get a massive 55% off the 86-inch LG HDTV from Dell and get a bonus $300 Dell gift card. At least you know you won't be needing an upgrade anytime soon after this purchase. 

Trevor Noah mocks Trump's failed attempts to intervene in the A$AP Rocky situation

There are some stories that seem almost too bizarre to be true. Donald Trump's attempt to intervene in rapper A$AP Rocky's incarceration in a Swedish prison is one clear example of this."This is one of those moments where I genuinely cannot believe that we're living in real life,

Learn how to make money via ebay with this cheap online course

Tl;DR: The is online class about making money on ebay is on sale for $14.99 in the Mashable Shop.It's a different world than when Sophia Amoruso brought Nasty Gal to life via ebay in 2006. Today, you can buy or sell practically anything online through not just ebay, but also Etsy, Amazon,

Enter to win a Samsung smart TV, plus save on TV accessories

Summer does not only equate to trips to the beach and a string of backyard cookouts. Summer also signals an influx of insanely good television.With so many good shows and movies out right now, what better way to indulge than watching them on a massive smart TV?

Wesley's episode is 'Queer Eye' at its most complex

Watching Queer Eye on Netflix has been a recipe for a good, hard cry since its very first episode. There’s something about seeing those five hot, friendly gay men throw buckets of money and labor at deserving people that makes anyone with a heart turn on the waterworks. Beyond its makeover format,

Seth Meyers says Trump news stories are like zombies: “This is how he wears us down”

Seth Meyers wants you to remember just how weird things are.Donald Trump has been distracting himself in the week leading up to Robert Mueller’s Senate testimony by ramping up the racist rhetoric in one breath and then trying to walk it back in the next.In the clip above from Late Night,

Apple recalls MacBook Pro batteries over 'fire safety risk'

If you have an older MacBook Pro, you might need to get its battery replaced. Apple is recalling 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold between between September 2015 and February 2017 over a battery issue it says poses a "fire safety risk.""Apple has determined that,

GoPro HERO5 Black on sale: Save $141 when you shop on Amazon

TL;DR: This waterproof GoPro camera makes sharing footage easy, and it's on sale for just $258.The Fourth of July weekend is a veritable gold mine for Instagram content, but let's be real for a sec: Everyone and their brother is going to post an ~aRtSy~ picture of some pyrotechnics,

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis cleverly mock a tabloid cover about themselves

Isn't it the best when celebrities break the fourth wall and acknowledge the wild rumors about themselves?Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who are married with two kids, took to Kutcher's Instagram to hilariously mock an InTouch Weekly cover filled with made-up facts about themselves. 

阿里巴巴(应该)收购 Snapchat的十个理由

从拒绝了 Facebook 30 亿美元收购邀约的表面来看,Snapchat 对收购并不感冒。分析师认为,这家初创公司并非不想被收购,而是正在等待那个「对的人」。这个人,可能就是阿里巴巴。

Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

Tom Hanks’ name can do more than sell a movie, it seems. His recently launched, hipster-ish typewriter app for iPad, Hanx Writer, has now shot up to the top of the iTunes App Store, ranking number one in both the Productivity section, as well as Overall. Launched last week,

DBA_Oracle PFile and SPFile文件的管理和使用(案例)(数据启动时引用参数Pfile/SPfile中设定) - 东方瀚海

2014-08-25 BaoXinjian一、摘要ORACLE中的参数文件是一个包含一系列参数以及参数对应值的操作系统文件,可以分为两种类型PFile and SPFile。

The lights that led Lewis Hamilton to victory at the Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore made history back in 2008 by hosting Formula One's first ever night race and the lights certainly haven't gone out on this spectacular venue. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/22/the-lights-that-led-lewis-hamilton-to-victory-at-the-singapore-grand-prix/

Timetraveler:利用增强现实技术为你讲述柏林墙的故事

Metaio和Timetraveler增强现实技术公司今天发布了一款名叫Timetraveler(时间旅行者)的应用。

分析称HBO Now与苹果合作是为赢未来自断手脚

曾经担任路透社和《商业周刊》洛杉矶站主编的罗纳德·葛罗弗(Ronald Grover)在TheStreet网站撰文称,对于时代华纳(Time Warner)公司来说,向苹果提供独立的HBO流媒体视频服务将是一次具有风险的赌注。

手机没电时 撸一撸还是摇一摇好使?

在没带移动电源又没带充电器的时候,手机突然没电肿么办?没关系,我们有可以自己发电的手机壳。  碰巧的是,今天我们要介绍的这款手机壳也叫“CrankCase”,但和之前的“Crank Case”还有点不一样。

Crown & Caliber Unveils A New Marketplace For Watch Lovers

For those of you who still like something ticking on your wrist Crown & Caliber has rebuilt itself from the ground up in an effort to sell some of the watches they’ve bought.

OG Microsoft Band now only $79.00 at the Microsoft Store

If you want a nice fitness tracker and smartwatch hybrid, and don’t need the latest and greatest, then the Microsoft Store might have just the deal for you. They’ve put the original Microsoft Band...The post OG Microsoft Band now only $79.00 at the Microsoft Store appeared first on WinBeta.

比尔·盖茨:童年曾因太叛逆被送去看心理医生

据外媒报道,上周日微软联合创始人比尔盖茨现身BBC电台节目《荒岛大碟(Desert Island Discs)》,向听众推荐自己身处荒岛时最想听的一些唱片。然而在节目中盖茨也承认,自己童年时是一个任性的小孩,甚至在12岁时被父 ... ...

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