Oroeco Tracks Spending To Help Reduce Users’ Carbon Footprint

I’m the kind of person who cares about their environmental impact … but aside from basics like recycling, my ideas about how to do better get kind of fuzzy. That’s why a new service called Oroeco is pretty appealing. Since its successful Indiegogo campaign in 2012, Oroeco tested out an invite-only version of the service and […]

Bing Home Page Gets Some Of Cortana’s Smarts

Two weeks ago, Microsoft debuted its Cortana personal digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, which uses the Bing platform to learn about your preferences and interests. Starting today, the Bing home page, too, will get some of Cortana’s smarts. On the home page, you can now find a set of personalized cards that help you keep […]

Long Handle Shoe Horn

You can get a long bamboo shoe horn at any Asian market for $3, or the previously reviewed one from IKEA, but I have one I really like that is sturdy and long-lasting and expensive. But it is SO worth it. Because of the spring at the bottom it is more maneuverable than regular long […]

City to get ultra-fast broadband

15 April 2014 Last updated at 13:14 A one gigabit (1,000 Mbps) fibre optic network will be installed across the whole city of York A new fibre optic network is to be created in York to provide ultra-fast broadband speeds throughout the city. The one gigabit (1,000 Mbps) network will be delivered directly to homes […]

Privacy fears over FBI database

15 April 2014 Last updated at 15:33 The database already had 16m images by 2013 Campaigners have raised privacy concerns over a facial recognition database being developed by the FBI that could contain 52m images by 2015. The civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) obtained information about the project through a freedom of information […]

Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall

15 April 2014 Last updated at 21:59 Marissa Mayer has now been at the helm of Yahoo for just under two years Shares in struggling internet search giant Yahoo jumped 9% despite a 20% fall in first-quarter earnings. The company’s profits of $312m (£187m) still beat expectations. Yahoo also said revenue from display advertising increased […]

Heartbleed may ‘slow’ web speeds

15 April 2014 Last updated at 14:13 Browsing speeds could slow as websites update security systems to defeat Heartbleed attacks, warn researchers The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug may slow browsing speeds, warns analysis firm Netcraft. The sheer number of sites refreshing key credentials may trigger delays, reported the Washington Post. […]

Hard-disk firm warns of data breach

16 April 2014 Last updated at 11:43 By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor Hard-disk maker LaCie was acquired by US company Seagate in 2012 French computer storage specialist LaCie has said credit card details and passwords of shoppers who used its site may have been stolen. The hard-disk maker said the FBI had alerted it […]

Why the IRS wants to be your Facebook friend

If the fear of an audit wasn’t enough to scare you into being honest on your taxes, try this on for size: the IRS might be checking out your Facebook page. The good ol’ Internal Revenue Service is reportedly using robots to scope out public social media accounts to catch potential tax dodgers. That means […]

This is how Samsung thinks about design

Samsung said it would launch a website that showed off its design chops, and it’s delivering as promised. The newly launched Make it Meaningful page dives into the inspirations behind the Korean company’s products, complete with an abundance of giant artwork, marketing speak and promo videos. It’s not just breathless prose about “timeless” TVs (the […]

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