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Maybe It’s Time To Regulate Gadgets And Apps Like Cigarettes

Tech companies put a lot of work into designing their products to be “sticky.” That’s investor deck speak, but everyone knows what sticky really means: addictive. While that may be good for the companies and their funders, a growing body of research is showing that it’s not so

Why Angels Like Software Startups

Since 2002, when the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire first reported the results of its annual survey of angel investment activity, software has been the number one industry sector for angel investments in every year. And our friends in the Granite State

This Chrome Extension Is Like X-Ray Vision For Web Design

[Photo: Markus Spiske/Unsplash] What powers the sites you use every day? What language was it programmed in? What fonts does it use? How does it track people who visit? Those details usually take some digging to uncover–but a new browser extension for Chrome called WhatRuns instantly surfaces the tools and

Do You Know What it Feels Like to Get Hacked?

Hopefully your answers is “no”, and the intention of this blog is to keep you cyber safe in 2017. Remember the hack of the Ashley Madison site? The top 3 passwords used on that site were “123456”, “12345” and “password”. While there are no guarantees that malicious actors won’t get to your

Amazon Echo Is Finally Contextually Aware Like Google Home, Users Report

Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo smart home speakers have reportedly received the ability to have contextual conversations, with the latest update to the Alexa virtual assistant, seemingly on the lines of its rival Google Home speakers. Even though some users have said that the contextual conversation with Amazon’s voice-activated

Opinion: When Chrome, YouTube and Firefox drop it like it’s hot, Flash is a dead plugin walking

But we wanted more: interactivity, responsiveness, perhaps even a little bit of bling. Flash made this happen, and animators and designers could create all the interactivity they wanted and wrap it up in a file that was inserted into the web page and downloaded on request. The

Sleep like a pro with Fitbit’s new night-time-targeted application

For you to enhance its sleep and nighttime features, Fitbit has introduced a raft of recent tweaks and updates across its variety of wearables – consisting of the reachable new Sleep time table function. The today’s addition to the Fitbit app, which fits in tandem along with