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7 Password Experts on How to Lock Down Your Online Security

wired.com — As far as made-up holidays go, "World Password Day" doesn't quite have the same cachet as, say, Father's Day, or even National Pancake Day (March 8th). Still, it's as good an excuse as any to fix your bad passwords. Or better yet, to finally realize that the password you thought was good still needs some work.

Garmin Vívomove Isn't a Smartwatch. It's a Smarter Watch

Garmin Vívomove Isn't a Smartwatch. It's a Smarter Watch
wired.com — Fitting an activity tracker and a watch on your wrist can be an awkward exercise; you've only got so much wrist to go around. Smartwatches come with headaches of their own. Stashing sensors inside a watch that looks otherwise normal? Now we're talking. Specifically, in this case, we're talking about the Garmin Vívomove.

The Future of Encryption Is in These Politicians’ Hands

The Future of Encryption Is in These Politicians’ Hands
wired.com — Encryption is complicated. Legislating for it, even more so. But after years of shrugging off the issue, Congress finally seems motivated to create a legal framework for one of our most critical digital security features. Here's a quick rundown at some of the politicians who are shaping the encryption debate-and the laws that will come of them.

Invisible Fingerprint Sensors Will Help Save Smartphone Design

Invisible Fingerprint Sensors Will Help Save Smartphone Design
wired.com — A few years ago, smartphones began sprouting odd, circular growths. Sometimes these growths would appear on the front, other times on the back, but they pretty uniformly conquered high-end handsets with all the speed and subtlety of a virus. These are fingerprint sensors, and as much as they've increased smartphone security, they've been a pain on smartphone design.

How Domino’s Put Automagic Pizza on Every Device. Like, Every Device

How Domino’s Put Automagic Pizza on Every Device. Like, Every Device
wired.com — "Alexa," I said, "order a Domino's pizza." Alexa wasn't having it. Amazon's electronic assistant foiled my first attempt at ordering a Domino's pie through one of the company's many platform plays. I also could have tweeted or texted or even turned on the TV.

Comcast Is Buying DreamWorks to Challenge Disney Head On

Comcast Is Buying DreamWorks to Challenge Disney Head On
wired.com — After a stretch of speculation, Comcast Thursday made official its $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. It's a clear play to take Disney head-on, but more than that, it's a reminder that family content is one of the last sure bets a content company can place.

You Can Finally Control Your Android TV With Your iPhone

You Can Finally Control Your Android TV With Your iPhone
wired.com — If you bought a Sony or Sharp TV from the past couple of years and you have an iPhone, you've got yourself a new way to navigate your smartwares. At long last, Google's Android TV Remote app is now available in the iOS App Store.

The App You Need To Wrangle Your Millions of Messengers

The App You Need To Wrangle Your Millions of Messengers
wired.com — Way back in the Mesozoic Era of the Internet, which was approximately 2009, maintaining your status as an Internet Socialite required a deft understanding of a multi-faceted messaging ecosystem. You obviously had to be logged into AIM, with just the right away message that told your real friends you were still nearby (and you better not skimp on your buddy profile).

It’s Official: The Smartphone Market Has Gone Flat

It’s Official: The Smartphone Market Has Gone Flat
wired.com — The smartphone market has gone flat. Worldwide, smartphone makers shipped 334.9 million handsets in the first quarter of 2016, according to market research firm IDC. That marks a measly 0.2 percent increase over the same period last year, the smallest year-over-year growth ever recorded. This means the era of insane smartphone growth is all but over.

First Snowden Trailer: Digital Whistleblowing Goes Hollywood

First Snowden Trailer: Digital Whistleblowing Goes Hollywood
wired.com — If you want a journalistic recounting of Edward Snowden's paradigm-altering PRISM leak, you should definitely check out last year's documentary, Citizenfour . If you want Oliver Stone's more, er, colorful version, here is a trailer for Snowden. Sound the Nic Cage siren!
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May 03, 2016

"Who, me? No, I'll be sticking around... just in Kasich." pic.twitter.com/A7ErRfsCAV

May 03, 2016

Remember, there's still time to open a successful Facebook Live consultancy before Facebook changes its mind about Live.

Apr 28, 2016

It's not a straightforward comp but it's still crazy to me that Apple takes in more money from iPhones than Amazon does from... everything.

Apr 27, 2016

Taking my kids out of preschool and getting them a Vine tutor buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz…


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