What Is Cryptojacking and How to Avoid This Coin-Mining Malware

What Is Cryptojacking and How to Avoid This Coin-Mining Malware

Your computer or mobile device might be helping criminals crank out thousands of dollars in online currency, and you wouldn’t even know it. A new hacking tool known as cryptojacking is on the rise, and it threatens to secretly use your computer or mobile device to generate online money for …..

You’re Stuck With Batteries—But New Tech Will Make Them Last Longer

You’re Stuck With Batteries—But New Tech Will Make Them Last Longer

What’s the biggest complaint people have about their smartphone? Battery life. For some it is even worse: a battery that slows down their phone. You can blame our increased use of these gadgets or you can blame the lithium-ion batteries themselves, neither of which will see a change anytime soon. …..

Is It Smart to Own a Smart Lock?

Is It Smart to Own a Smart Lock?

Did I remember to lock the front door? It keeps bad people out, it lets good people in. It protects, it welcomes, but if you’ve ever been away from home and had to race back to unlock it for a needy guest, dog walker or handyman, you know that the …..

Are Phone Calls A Thing Of The Past?

Are Phone Calls A Thing Of The Past?

For decades, the best and often only way to reach someone out of earshot was to call them on the phone. Since then, the internet has brought chat, FaceTime, Instagram, Snapchat stories and a host of other ways to keep in touch that made phone calls seem wildly inefficient. For …..

Unique Relationship Between Rituals And Technology

Unique Relationship Between Rituals And Technology

Rituals are arguably a universal feature of human social existence: just as one cannot envision a society without language, one would be equally hard-pressed to imagine a society without rituals. From morning grooming routines like brushing your teeth and getting a shower to the ways in which we greet and …..

How Europe’s New Tough Data Collection Laws Affect Canadians

How Europe’s New Tough Data Collection Laws Affect Canadians

In the last few weeks, you may have found yourself inundated with emails from many of the apps and online services you use. They’ve been informing you of new terms and conditions, and asking you to “opt in” to continue using their service. Back on May 25th, the General Data …..

Emergency Alert Testing On Mobile Devices

Emergency Alert Testing On Mobile Devices

If you hear a strange alarm go off on your mobile device next week, not to worry, it’s just officials testing Canada’s emergency alert system.  Publicly branded as Alert Ready, the system is designed to deliver emergency alert messages that warn the public of threat to life situations. Test signals …..

Flip Phone Frenzy

Flip Phone Frenzy

The smartphone business is bigger than ever, and with the news of Apple’s new iPhone X, the company noted it sold more than 1.2 billion phones over the past decade. Smartphones are also more accessible, and with so many options on the market, consumers are able to pick and choose …..

Online Translation Privacy Risks

Online Translation Privacy Risks

Say you need a quick document translation. You choose an online tool like translate.com or Google Translate, pick the language you want, copy your text, drop the text in, and presto! In moments you can read a version in your desired tongue. Great, right? Not if your translating personal, private, …..

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