FBI can secretly activate a laptop’s webcam without the indicator light turning on

How far  will the FBI will go with its use of malware to spy on people?

The FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now, according to a Washington Post report.

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Five signs coworking is a good idea for you

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The traditional office has become less important as more people work via mobile phone and a laptop computer, and coworking is becoming a popular alternative.  Members get many of the benefits of office life — a community, a work environment, and meeting spaces — without giving up the freedom of working on their own schedules.

 

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College students are addicted to technology: study

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Students love technology.

It’s a fact that college students are obsessed with technology.  Key surveys were performed recently to gauge students’ tech use scientifically.  And OnlineEducation.net has made an infographic based on results from the student/technology study. (Infographic)

 

 

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Simple Fixes for Annoying Tech Problems

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There are simple solutions to problems with your tech gadgets.

Does the battery life on you phone only last a few hours? Do you really need a computer password logon? Do you have Wi-Fi dead spots in your house? Or maybe the screen on your smartphone is cracked! Tech gadgets are only fun until they annoy the heck out of you. Here are some solutions to make your annoying gadgets behave.

 

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Teens Deprived of Media Gadgets Experience Withdrawal Comparable to Drug Addicts Going Cold Turkey

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Teenagers report overwhelming cravings when deprived of their laptops and cell phones.

Researchers found 79 per cent of students subjected to a complete media blackout for just one day reported adverse reactions ranging from distress to confusion and isolation.

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The Future of Gaming is in Sixty Year Old Technology

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Intel SSD technology

The future of gaming is more than 60 years old.

Back in the 1950s, researchers started playing around with a technology that would allow them to store data in a form of memory that had no moving parts. While the new tech was destined to be faster and more reliable than the giant discs used in today’s popular hard drives, it was also more expensive.

 

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Laptop With Eye Tracking Technology

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Barbara Barclay of Tobii Technology, Inc. demonstrates a prototype laptop that tracks and can be controlled by the eye movements.

Ever wish your eyes were lasers? A laptop prototype brings that wish closer to reality.  It tracks your gaze and figures out where you’re looking on the screen. That means, among other things, that you can play a game where you burn up incoming asteroids with a laser that hits where you look.

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Higher Income Households Online More Often

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Americans who live in higher income households on the internet more than those with lower income.

People in higher-income households are different from other Americans in their tech ownership and use.  Analysis of several recent surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Projects finds key differences between those who live in households making $75,000 or more relative to those in lower-income households.

 

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Could Your Laptop Be Cooking Your Testicles?

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Even with a lap pad under the computer, men’stesticles overheat quickly.

Whoever invented the ‘laptop’ probably didn’t worry too much about male reproductive health.  Turns out, unsurprisingly, that sitting with a computer on your lap will crank up the temperature of your nether regions, which could affect sperm quality.

 

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