It appears a privacy lawsuit that began five years ago is about to come to an end, and you might get some money out of it.
Do you know what your smartphone is made of? I've had smartphones for years, but if you asked me that question I'd probably respond with "Wi-Fi." For uninformed consumers like myself, it may shock you to know just how much goes into creating a smartphone.
We're all passionate about something. Maybe it's the environment. Stopping poverty. Finding the best taco joint ... Whatever your cause, the last thing we want is to support companies whose practices go against what we believe. After all, you can't trust someone who doesn't like tacos. So it can be difficult to know which companies to avoid; there are just too many doing too many shady things to keep track of. Until ...
I was a slap-happy T-Mobile customer before, but now, after hearing that the company sent out a box of rolling papers to certain media sites with memes bad mouthing #VerHIGHzon ... I love you even more, John Legere!
Apple first announced Business Chat, a new way for customers to communicate with companies, at WWDC 2017. While Business Chat did not arrive with the initial release of iOS 11, Apple pushed it out in iOS 11.3 so companies can offer customer service in a whole new way, and it works pretty much the same in iOS 12 and higher as it did back then.
Four augmented reality companies made deals this week to grow their businesses. Two companies, TechSee and Car360, completed funding rounds, while DAQRI signed with a production partner and Decalomania landed a prime spot with a top retailer.
A pair of organizations recognized companies working in augmented reality for their innovative technologies over the past week. Meanwhile, another company used augmented reality for a sector that is overdue for a technology makeover, while another company has developed new camera modules that could usher in the next evolution of mobile AR.
Getting on the phone for customer service can be extremely frustrating. First you've got to find the correct phone number for your region (good luck trying to get customer service from a sales department), then you have to listen to the annoying automated system to navigate your way to the department you want. More often than not, you'll be stuck with some elevator music while you wait to speak to an actual human.
While autonomous vehicles are almost assuredly the future of personal transportation, we are likely many years from seeing self-driving cars become as ubiquitous as manually-driven ones, as the auto industry has a myriad of government regulations and other constraints to contend with. Until then, augmented reality is looking like the next big thing in automotive technology.
Germany-based Augmented reality software maker Re'flekt has added a new tool to its enterprise app development platform that makes it simpler to link AR content to physical objects.
Market Reality: AR Display Companies Cash in as Apple Acquires Akonia & Avegant Closes $12M in Funding
For the augmented reality hardware industry to progress towards the consumer segment, display technology needs to get better. Investors recognize that, and they are showing AR display makers the money.
Analysis of photographs and social connections can be a huge component of social engineering. Understanding who a person is, as well as who they know, can establish links within a company. This information could be used by hackers to execute elaborate social engineering attacks.
For an easy way to lookup and connect with people and companies across the web (and all of its many social media outlets) check out the Firefox extension Tabble. Tabble provides you with access to all of an individual's relevant online information and can even show you relevant e-mails in your Gmail account if applicable.
This guy shows us how to stop annoying junk mail FOREVER and get rid of his own junk at the same time! Great trick for getting back at snail mail spammers. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Do you like to try out the latest electronics before they come out? Do you hate it when you have to send back test products you do get your hands on? Watch this video to learn how you can get companies to send you products to review and let you keep them afterwards.
Back in the eighties, I used to hate television commercials, but I eventually got used to them. Had to, in order to enjoy my favorite shows. Then, the increasing number of billboard ads annoyed me in the nineties. They followed me everywhere I went—no escape—persuading me to buy the newest whatever. It seemed like Big Brotherism—like They Live. But, I got used to it. When I finally entered the digital age and became a web addict, I was peeved at the constant sight of online ads everywhere I v...
Super Ventures has published "The AR Landscape," a chart encompassing the major players and startups that are shaping augmented reality. Launched in February as the first incubator and fund focused on augmented reality, Super Ventures outlines companies working augmented reality applications, tools, devices, input/output methods, and components. The AR Landscape lists 312 companies, representing $12.1 billion in funding and $69.6 billion valuation. It runs the gamut from startups and innovato...
The whole world is connected to the Internet, which means bank for advertising companies who track your every move online. Most of the content you see on the web is free, and that's because of advertisements. If there were no ads, none of us would be addicted to the Internet because none of us would be able to afford it.
Valero and Tesoro are known as the biggest oil companies in California. They have spent large amounts of money on the Proposition 23 campaign, Valero with $4,050,000 and Tesoro with $1,525,000, in hopes of passing the Proposition, which would suspend the Assemmbly Bill 32, the Global Warming Act of 2006, until unemployment drops to 5.5% for 4 consequtive quarters. Valero's stand is that the California's Global Warming Act will only cause more lost jobs for California and therefore should not ...
These are the best and worst clothing companies based on human rights, the environment, labor, etc. See for yourself. Can you spot your favorite clothing line amongst the list?
Childhood Obesity is Michelle Obama's signature issue in this administration. A new report from The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity calls on food companies to stop marketing unhealthy food to kids. This recommendation comes from a 120 page report, released on Tuesday, which focuses on ways we can combat the childhood obesity epidemic in our nation.
Now, I've already had the experience where I go to a Renaissance Faire and can identify the patterns used by various fairegoers to make their costumes. But I had an experience last week that I'm still wondering about.
Tim and Kevin meet up/hang out & talk their talk. They discuss buying domain names, choosing business names, starting companies, and selling books by their color. These two entrepreneurs have lots to teach us about selling ideas and making profitable businesses.
Spammers are the bane of every email user. No matter what you do, junk mail always breaks through the spam filters. And some of the best ones seem to come from legit companies, and that's because they aren't legit companies— they're spammers masquerading as legit companies.
With all the little gadgets people carry around these days, those little cigarette lighter outlets just don't cut it for in-car power sources anymore. Unfortunately, that's often the only option our cars and trucks come with.
With thousands of beauty companies out there, we can generally find at least one lipstick shade that makes us look more dazzling than New Year's Eve. But sometimes, whether you need to match your lipstick to your dress or just can't seem to find The One, you need a specific color that no brand carries.
Identity theft is a huge problem and one of he fastest growing crimes in America. A number of credit card companies now issue credit cards with embedded RFIDs (radio frequency ID tags), with promises of enhanced security and speedy transactions.
Okay, just because the new Verizon Wireless Droid X comes with an HDMI-out port doesn't mean you're limited to just that. Motorola has made it possible for you to play video, music, and pictures to your television without any wires at all. With the Droid X's DLNA media sharing application, you can easily stream to an PS3 or Xbox, send pics to your PC, and stream videos to your TV. Check out this video walkthrough to learn how to use the DLNA services to connect your Droid X to the PlayStation 3!
In this clip from Kitty the Coupon Diva, learn how to find and use rebates in any store: supermarkets, drug stores.. anywhere! Get tons of freebies from product companies simply by shopping smarter. Kitty will also show you how to find these offers online after you have made your purchases for increased savings.
In this clip, learn how to get amazing amounts of goodies in the mail for free! Kitty, the coupon diva, will show you how to request things like free samples and manufacturer coupons from companies so you can stock pile them and save. Get extra freebies every time you open up your mailbox with these awesome tips.
Thanks to modern technology, we don't have to visit our nearest Target or Rite Aid to get our pictures professionally retouched and printed. With many printers offering photo-quality ink and paper companies that offer photo-quality paper, you can use your home printer to create professional-grade photos.
Many video camera companies are beginning to manufacture tapeless camcorders, which record footage as files on hard disks, solid state drives, or optical disks. It's easy to transfer file-based footage to your Mac using Final Cut Express. Just connect your camcorder to the USB port.
Lots of designer purse companies, especially Coach and Kate Spade, LOVE attaching beaded charms to their purses and clutches. Sparkly little bits and pieces add extra pizazz to anything they're attached to.
Let's face it ladies: All of us come with some baggage. While some of us have emotional baggage, we all have the physical kind: undereye baggage. This sagging and drooping of your undereye area is further aggravated by fine lines, wrinkles, and purple or blue circles. Ah, the loveliness of getting older.
We all love primping products, but what girl doesn't want to save a few bucks when she can? While lots of beauty companies will advertise that they have the best curling iron for you to achieve those Kate Hudson beachy waves, the truth is that you really don't need a curling iron at all. In fact, to get your hair bouncy and curly, all you really need is a flat iron.
Have you ever been in a situation when you needed to remember something real important, but you didn't have you didn't have your trusty cell phone or other electronic savior with you?
Maya and Photoshop CS4 may be made by different companies, but that doesn't mean they can't work together. This video will teach you how to take a 3D model from Maya, import it into Photoshop, and then use Photoshop CS4's new 3D editing tools to overpaint the rough texture seams in the model. The end result will be much prettier than the model that you could have created with Maya alone.
This helpful video explains how to use letters when dialing on a Blackberry. Many companies have words in their phone numbers so Darci Larocque shows us how to dial those letters. All you have to do is go to the call log, and hold the key in, and type in whatever word you are trying to dial. She also shows us another tip: if you are calling an office and you need to enter in someone's last name, you can do that the same way. Blackberry users should definitely view this video.
Foundstone Hacme Shipping is a web-based shipping application developed by Foundstone to demonstrate common web application hacking techniques such as SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting and Escalation of Privileges as well as Authentication and Authorization flaws and how they are manifested in the code. Written in ColdFusion MX 7 using the Model-Glue framework and a MySQL database, the application emulates the on-line services provided by major shipping companies. This video will get you st...
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episodes from this Revision3 show.