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Why keeping your keys in the freezer can stop thieves breaking into your car

smh.com.au — Evidence is mounting that the remote keyless systems common to new cars are a security vulnerability. Photo: Gary Hallgren via The New York Times Last week, I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend.

Keeping Your Car Safe From Electronic Thieves

nytimes.com — Last week, I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend. Let me explain: In recent months, there has been a slew of mysterious car break-ins in my Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles.

For Some Teenagers, 16 Candles Mean It’s Time to Join Uber

nytimes.com — For generations of American teenagers, obtaining a driver's license was a rite of passage. But when Jonathan Golden, a scruffy-haired high schooler who lives in Santa Monica, Calif., turned 16 in November, he couldn't be bothered with the bureaucracy of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Instead, he wanted his own Uber account.

I Figured Out How to Tie a Bow Tie, No Thanks to YouTube

nytimes.com — My invitation to Vanity Fair's Oscar party called for an 11 p.m. arrival, so I gave myself plenty of time. Since I live about eight minutes from the party's Beverly Hills location, I would start dressing at 10 p.m. My new white shirt fit easily, followed by my tuxedo pants, socks and shiny shoes.

10%? 20%? Apps Are Changing How We Tip

nytimes.com — Apps like PayPal, Square, Breadcrumb, Apple Pay and Facebook's new payment feature are supposed to be making paying for things easier. Want to figure out a complicated dinner tab among five friends? Just tap a few buttons on your smartphone. But the advent of these exciting new payment technologies is actually creating its own challenge: tipping.

The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech

nytimes.com — EDITORS' NOTE APPENDED In 1946, a new advertising campaign appeared in magazines with a picture of a doctor in a lab coat holding a cigarette and the slogan, "More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette." No, this wasn't a spoof. Back then, doctors were not aware that smoking could cause cancer, heart disease and lung disease.

Strippers, Snapchat y la innovación tecnológica

nytimes.com — Se dice que el porno impulsa la tecnología. La pornografía motivó la adopción de la mayoría de las innovaciones tecnológicas de la generación anterior. Ayudó a acelerar el crecimiento de las cintas en VHS, los CD y DVD interactivos, y en gran medida la Internet en general.

Snapchat's peep show potential is being fulfilled

smh.com.au — No nudity, please: Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. Photo: AP Porn, it has been said, is a driver of technology. Pornography has spurred the adoption of most tech innovations of the last generation. It helped hasten the growth of VHS tapes, interactive CDs and DVDs, and pretty much the entire Internet.

Strippers Go Undercover on Snapchat

nytimes.com — Porn, it has been said, is a driver of technology. Pornography has spurred the adoption of most tech innovations of the last generation. It helped hasten the growth of VHS tapes, interactive CDs and DVDs, and pretty much the entire Internet.

Pebble Watch Goes Color on Kickstarter

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch last year, the company chose to do so in the same space it showed off the Macintosh computer 30 years earlier. It seems that Pebble, the maker of a popular smartwatch, has chosen to do the same thing.
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Apr 20, 2015

David Carr told me years ago that he always wanted to be a Pulitzer finalist. Proud to see he finally got that wish: pulitzer.org/citation/2015-…

Apr 20, 2015

Sent someone an email with my NYT signature at the bottom and they responded with this. Sounds about right actually. pic.twitter.com/bHFjptzIqS

Apr 19, 2015

Rats as heroes: @NickKristof goes to Angola to meet big rats that can sniff-out land mines. nytimes.com/2015/04/19/opi… (Watch the great video.)

Apr 17, 2015

Louis CK quits Twitter, saying: “It didn’t make me feel good... reading it depressed me.” esquire.com/entertainment/…

Apr 17, 2015

RT @fmanjoo: You really have to read @choire’s review of the Ronson book. IT IS SO GOOD! nytimes.com/2015/04/19/boo… pic.twitter.com/J3gMLV9QVn

Apr 16, 2015

@tedr @trammell @frankba SF: Silicon Valley. NYC: Silicon Alley. Venice: Silicon Beach. Los Feliz: Silicon Trammell.

Apr 16, 2015

RT @NickKristof: My column on 3 reasons we need humanities & liberal arts. My column: nyti.ms/1b5qwlE pic.twitter.com/gbt31GU9Hv http://…

Apr 16, 2015

Fascinating bit by @jennydeluxe on The Shade Room, a celebrity tabloid published on Instagram: nytimes.com/2015/04/19/mag… pic.twitter.com/XyjQ0GjMUq

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