Technology

Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That

Headlines about mass data breaches have become ominously routine, and yet password convenience still trumps security for most people. That’s why, year after year, the world’s most popular log-on remains…

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Microsoft Outlines Plans for Windows 10 Update

Microsoft is trying to make its personal computer-bound operating system useful on the smartphone. The company announced Thursday at its Build developer conference in Seattle a set of coming updates…

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Microsoft Speaker Gets a Name: Invoke

Microsoft’s would-be rival to Amazon’s Echo home speaker has a name: Invoke. The cylindrical tower, built by speaker and electronics firm Harman International, was teased by the Samsung subsidiary and…

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Why Bees Sting (Hint: It’s About You)

I did something stupid last spring. After I returned from a long walk, I noticed a few bees flying around a small hole in the ground. I knew about ground…

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I Almost Killed My Mom With an Anti-Itch Pill

Nobody wants to kill her own mother by accident. Luckily, mine pulled through. As teachable moments go, this one was huge. I learned that once you or someone you know…

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