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February, 2016

 

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How to avoid common travel and vacation scams

How to avoid common travel and vacation scams As usual, winter’s been bleak. You’re ready to go … anywhere else. Somewhere warmer, brighter, more fun. And someone else is there waiting and ready to steal your information — and your money — in the process. Travel scams are ripe and ripening as the days grow longer, in some high and very low tech ways. “The really staggering message that came through in 2015 was that it was the year attackers spent a lot less time and energy on really sophisticatedRead More


Siri for Mac reportedly coming this fall, at long last

Siri for Mac reportedly coming this fall, at long last Apple put Siri, its voice-activated personal assistant, in the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, but not the Mac. I assumed the company realized that people talking to their computers would be rage-inducing to those around them, but OS X has had dictation features for a while, and Apple has actually been testing Siri on the Mac for the last four years. The feature is almost ready to go, 9to5Mac reported on Wednesday, and will be announced at theRead More


TV newsreader gives us the naked truth

TV newsreader gives us the naked truth Albanian news reader Greta Hoxha makes some headlines of her own, by presenting her bulletin bra-less with only a nude coloured blazer protecting her modesty. Hoxha, 24, is a presenter for TV station Fire TV, which caused a media storm when it took the decision to have near topless women host its news output. Hoxha replaced original open-topped presenter Enki Bracaj, 21, who was fired after agreeing to pose for Playboy . Despite treading on very thin ice by screening nearly naked womenRead More


Chinese Companies Are Mass Producing Plastic Rice (and It Could Cause Serious Health Problems)

Chinese Companies Are Mass Producing Plastic Rice (and It Could Cause Serious Health Problems) Could your rice contain plastic pieces? As you can probably imagine it’s incredibly hard to tell. China has been producing fake rice for at least four years, and it is still on the market. Singapore media reported that this “rice” is produced with potatoes, sweet potatoes and – believe it or not – poisonous plastic. It is shaped like regular rice grains but remains hard after cooking and can cause serious health issues. The rice inRead More