I just fell for a Twitter phishing scam — it took the form of a direct message from one of my contacts, with the message "This you????" and a link to a site that prompted me for my Twitter password (which, like an idiot, I entered before noticing that the URL was twitter.scammysite.com; blame it on browsing with a tiny mobile-phone screen while in line at the coffee shop). You have been warned — stay away from anything that reads "This you????" or "This you in this video????" Hell, I think that a good rule of thumb is to ignore anything that uses multiple question marks for emphasis. Even if it's not a scam, it's probably too dumb to read.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and former Apple engineer Alex Fielding launching a new private space company. Privateer Space posted this teaser to YouTube but not other details are available. The company's Website suggests they'll share more information at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference later this week. From Engadget: Wozniak and… READ THE REST
We've become accustomed to wireless chargers that harness a phenomenon called electromagnetic induction to power up nearby mobile devices. The range is very low though, usually requiring the device to be placed right on top of the charging coil. Now though, University of Tokyo researchers and their colleagues have built a model living room that… READ THE REST
Is earth's inbox full? Thanks in Advance guides viewers through the carbon consequences of digital files. "Over a year, one inbox consumes enough energy to illuminate 40 lightbulbs for an hour." The site offers a few easy ways to reduce energy usage. Cleanfox deletes old newsletters and unsubscribes from the ones you don't open. And it's… READ THE REST
Got a stroke of genius and nowhere to make your mark? Sounds like you could use some help in the art department. You could go back to art school and get in-person lessons, but people are full of germs these days, and it's still a safe bet to just stay home. Try the Watercolor Painting… READ THE REST
Between the pictures from your vacation you need to send to your mother-in-law to the files you need to upload for the meeting tomorrow, your digital tasks are on overload, to say the very least. And with these, comes the need for various apps, cords, chargers, and then some. Quite frankly, it's hard to keep… READ THE REST
We probably all have a dozen apps right now that share and save pictures and videos. Between Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and a handful of others, there's just so much visual data floating around on our iPhones and iPads. Wouldn't it be nice to clean up some unwanted or repetitive data so our devices move… READ THE REST