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Our Favorite Outdoor Security Cams For Your Home Or Business

We have tested several other outdoor security cameras. These are the ones we like that just missed out on a place above. Reolink Argus 3 Pro for $130: There’s a lot to like with this security camera, not least the affordable price. It offers 2K video, local or cloud...

Windows 11’s First Big(Ish) Update Is Now Available

Windows 11 was released last year, and now Microsoft has pushed out the first somewhat sizable update for the desktop operating system. The upgrades are helpful yet relatively small compared to some of the big OS changes Microsoft has made in the past. It seems Microsoft didn’t feel like...

Child Predators Mine Twitch To Prey On Kids

Some churches across the United States are using invasive phone-monitoring technology in efforts to discourage “sinful” behavior, a WIRED investigation revealed this week. The churches are using a series of apps, dubbed “shameware,” that track people’s activity and use their personal data as a way to control their lifestyle...

Slack And Teams’ Lax App Security Raises Alarms

Collaboration apps like Slack and Microsoft Teams have become the connective tissue of the modern workplace, tying together users with everything from messaging to scheduling to video conference tools. But as Slack and Teams become full-blown, app-enabled operating systems of corporate productivity, one group of researchers has pointed to...

Can We Learn From The Mistakes Of Futurism?

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Getty Images Steven Novella cohosts the popular podcast The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe together with his brothers Jay and Bob. As children growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, the brothers were obsessed with science fiction and futurism. “Our younger...

Twitch’s Crypto Casino Ban Ignores The Bigger Play

During a heavily watched Twitch stream on September 18, UK-based creator Sliker delivered a tearful admission to his audience. “It’s time for the truth,” he said between sobs. “I lied to many people … I borrowed money off people.” He’d pried, he confessed, at least $200,000 from fellow streamers...

The Ungodly Surveillance Of Anti-Porn ‘Shameware’ Apps

“It’s really not about pornography,” says Brit, a former user of Accountable2You who asked to only be identified by her first name, due to privacy concerns. “It’s about making you conform to what your pastor wants.” Brit says she was asked to install the app by her parents after...

US Lawmakers Push Tech Firms On Abortion Benefits For Gig Workers

When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, many technology companies assured employees that they would help those who needed to travel to another state to access abortion care. But at some companies, one major segment of their workforces remained shut out: gig workers. Today, a...

The Next Silicon Valley Will Be In The US Heartland

The Rise of the Rest investments you extoll certainly benefited from that exuberance—and now may suffer. Some Silicon Valley venture capitalists who were focused on rising cities might pull back. But most will realize it’s crazy that 75 percent of venture capital has gone to just three states over...

The Advantages of Implementing an Employee Intranet

The benefit to business for intranet solutions is in their capacity to connect employees, and facilitate communications across departments. The software allows employers communicate information with their employees, offer training , and connect employees without relying on social media and email. Its benefits are greater now that millions of...