Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3243049/artificial-intelligence/will-augmented-reality-make-lying-obsolete.html#tk.rss_all I’m putting the liars on notice. The most underappreciated application for the combination of augmented reality (A.R.) and artificial intelligence (A.I.) is persistent lie detection. Smartphones and smart glasses will soon support apps that show you in real time whether the person you’re talking … Read more

Patreon scraps plans to introduce new charges, and apologizes to users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/16/patreon-pricing-change/ Artists’ and creators’ platform Patreon has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a new pricing structure after a vocal backlash from users. The site — used by many artists and creators to raise money — had planned to add a service charge to pledges placed … Read more

Facebook adds Snooze button to silence irritating friends, pages and groups

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/16/facebook-snooze-button/ If you’re friends with someone on Facebook it should mean that you’re interested in hearing about what they have to say and see what they have to share. But at the same time, it’s likely you’ve been extremely annoyed by the incessant stream of … Read more

Amazon extends Christmas shopping free shipping deadline — no Prime needed

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/amazon-christmas-free-shipping/ Christmas is quickly approaching. If you haven’t finished shopping for gifts, what the heck are you waiting for? The longer you wait, the more anxiety you will feel about potentially not having presents ready to give on the big day. Thanks to the internet, … Read more

Google Maps for Android gets step-by-step directions for public transit navigation

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/google-maps-android-public-transit/ When some people — such as suburbanites — think of Google Maps, their minds likely go to motor vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, and trucks. People also use it for other types of transportation, however, such as walking, biking, and mass-transit. Google Maps works … Read more

How to Link Data Between Spreadsheets in Google Sheets

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/9hRQnQMzCpc/ Most of us are familiar with the basics of using a spreadsheet in Google Sheets; we freeze certain rows and columns, we set up calculations, we organize our data into pies and graphs and charts to help visualize it. But why stop … Read more

LXLE Review: A Hassle-free Linux for Older Hardware

Full Article : It’s FOSS – https://itsfoss.com/lxle-linux-review/ Brief: LXLE is a lightweight Linux distribution mainly focused on older systems. John takes it for a test drive and shares his experience in this LXLE review. If you visit It’s FOSS often, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Arch-based distros. … Read more

5 Awesome Video Games to Time Travel Back to the Future

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/wDL94jrMmgY/ Time travel video games explore something that you have wished or even tried at some point – to go back in time. You’ve probably had times you wished you could change something in the past: a bad word, a lame comeback or … Read more

Call on line 2! Eight ways to add a second line to your smartphone

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3071153/mobile-wireless/call-on-line-2-six-ways-to-add-a-second-line-to-your-smartphone.html#tk.rss_all Can you imagine someone crazy enough to carry around two smartphones? That’s two phones to keep charged, two phones to keep track of, two phones to stow in your pocket, purse or carry-on. Madness! To read this article in full, please click here (Insider … Read more

Better charts. Smarter lookups. Your Excel spreadsheets made better.

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242150/data-visualization/better-charts-smarter-lookups-your-excel-spreadsheets-made-better.html#tk.rss_all Become a spreadsheet master Image by Microsoft Are you the nerd at the holiday party sequestered at the kitchen table, surrounded by empties, trading tips with the other spreadsheet junkie in town? You grouse over VLOOKUP, high five each other’s complex formula strings, and … Read more

Master Web Design in 2018 with this Bundle

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/JDtOaCHsIfo/ Looking to start a WordPress blog or website or want to take your current one to the next level? The 2018 ultimate web design bundle has you covered. It includes great themes, plugins and even helps you with your first year of hosting. … Read more

Microsoft Gives Productivity Tools More AI Chops

Full Article : TechNewsWorld – http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85012.html?rss=1 Microsoft has announced new AI features and functionality for several of its flagship products and services. Harry Shum, EVP of Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, demonstrated some of the new capabilities at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday. Building on the progress the … Read more

The average US home is worth less than 20 Bitcoin

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/average-american-home-bitcoin-price/ It’s fair to say that, in its current state, Bitcoin does not work as a means of payment for basic things. The average transaction fee is over $20, which makes common purchases, like a cup of coffee, virtually impossible to justify. However, as I … Read more

What Is Happening with Net Neutrality (And How Does It Affects You)?

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/-nb7aZzn8Cw/ How things can change in under two years. On Make Tech Easier, we previously wrote about the US Court of Appeal’s landmark decision in favor of net neutrality, ensuring that all-powerful Internet service providers in the US continued to be regulated so … Read more

Blockchain jobs continue to explode, offer salary premiums

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3235972/it-careers/blockchain-jobs-continue-to-explode-offer-salary-premiums.html#tk.rss_all An uptick in job openings for technologists with blockchain development skills  continued through the last quarter of 2017. Blockchain developers rank second among the top 20 fastest-growing job skills, and job postings for workers with those skills have more than doubled this year. Next … Read more

Micro-fortresses everywhere: The cloud security model and the software-defined perimeter

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/micro-fortresses-everywhere-the-cloud-security-model-and-the-software-defined-perimeter/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Where we encounter the efforts of security practitioners to apply something that sounds like an old model to the new system of distributed computing, and find out to get it to work, they have to turn it inside out.

12 Slack alternatives worth a look

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3099654/collaboration/12-slack-alternatives-worth-a-look.html#tk.rss_all Once upon a time if you wanted employees to collaborate you’d probably encourage them to use Internet Relay Chat (IRC). But about four years ago Slack appeared on the scene, and since then it’s been eating IRC’s lunch. That’s because it’s much easier to … Read more

Getting Started in Bitcoin? Check Out These 5 Bitcoin Clients for Linux

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/3vLjDt2RkP0/ By now you have probably heard of Bitcoin or the Blockchain. The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed several times in the past months, and the trend continues almost daily. The demand for Bitcoin seems to grow astronomically by the minute. Accompanying the demand … Read more

Why the IoT needs wireless power

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/iot-wireless-power/ With a predicted 200 billion connected devices in use by 2020, the Internet of Things is leading to a massive growth in the number of powered devices. While this is a massive opportunity for manufacturers it’s also a problem as all of those devices … Read more

Apple and Cisco just improved security in the iOS enterprise

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3243011/apple-ios/apple-and-cisco-just-improved-security-in-the-ios-enterprise.html#tk.rss_all Apple and Cisco have struck yet another blow for enterprise IT. They know that iOS is the most secure mobile solution, but that’s not everything because mobile threats are incredibly complex these days. The enigma code Here’s a scenario: You work in an enterprise … Read more

Learn To Use Man Pages Efficiently

Full Article : OSTechNix – https://www.ostechnix.com/learn-use-man-pages-efficiently/ A while ago, we have published a brief guide that described how to easily recall forgotten Linux commands. That guide was really quite useful for those having trouble at remembering commands. Today, we are going… The post Learn To Use Man Pages Efficiently appeared … Read more

Linux Kernel Developer: Thomas Gleixner

Full Article : Linux.com – https://www.linux.com/news/linux-kernel-developer-thomas-gleixner Since the beginning of the Git era (that is, the 2.6.11 release in 2005), a total of 15,637 developers have contributed to the Linux kernel, according to the recent Linux Kernel Development Report, written by Jonathan Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman. One of the top 30 developers is … Read more