This App will make Black Friday Shopping a Breeze

Consider it the ultimate flyer and coupon app. With Flipp, you can “flip” through the flyers of all your local stores to find the latest deals.  Electronics retailers, clothing stores, home improvement centers, department stores, toy stores and supermarkets –  Flipp will help you create a shopping list, digitally clip coupons to show the cashier, or tap and hold a product to get more information on it.

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Spray-on conductive concrete will shield us from EMP attacks

An electromagnetic pulse (commonly abbreviated as EMP) is a burst of electromagnetic radiation. Nuclear explosions create a characteristic pulse of electromagnetic radiation called a nuclear EMP or NEMP. In real life, however, EMPs are a potential threat to national security.  First imagined as a troubling after effect in the wake a nuclear attack, EMPs have recently reemerged as non-nuclear e-bombs that silently attack precious electricity. A burst of energy that fries electronic circuits within a blast radius, an EMP could theoretically knock out a power grid if it were large enough. That in turn could send a major city back to the Stone Age, or knock out a strategically significant military installation in an instant. While the threat of an EMP attack knocking out electronics and sending the world into an apocalyptic spiral might seem far off, it’s good to know that someone […]

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How Scared We Should Be of an EMP Attack

A military expert explains the threat and its likelihood Electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs, usually show up in pop culture as a temporary way to disable electronics. In Ocean’s Eleven, one knocks out a casino’s power supply during a heist. In the Matrix movies, an EMP is a CGI energy blast that Morpheus uses to stop the Sentinels from attacking Zion. In real life, however, EMPs are a potential threat to national security.

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Google’s new PhotoScan app makes it easy to digitize old prints

On the surface, Google Photos has a simple mission: to store your pictures. Specifically, Google says it wants the service to be a home for all of your photos, and today that mission expanded to encompass the old photos you took on a point-and-shoot back in the ’90s. The company just released a new app called PhotoScan for iOS and Android, and it promises to make preserving the memories in your old printed photos much easier. PhotoScan improves on the old “photo of a photo” technique that many now use to quickly get a digital copy of old prints. It’s also a lot cheaper than sending pictures out to be scanned by a professional, not to mention faster and more convenient than using a flatbed scanner.

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Holiday Season is Primetime for Phishing

The number of financial phishing attacks is expected to rise during the holiday season which starts unofficially on Black Friday and continues through Christmas. Kaspersky Lab data shows that over the last few years the holiday period has had an increase in phishing and other types of attacks, which will likely recur this year. Upticks in sales foreshadow upticks in in cybercriminal activities.

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iPhone & iPad Users: Beware of Fake Shopping Apps

If you’re doing your holiday shopping via app, use caution. A growing number of fraudulent shopping apps are showing up in Apple’s App Store. Like many online scams, these apps attempt to mimic the real thing in an attempt to get you to enter your credit card data or other information to make a purchase. Your financial information could be compromised, but it’s possible the fake apps could do even more, including stealing data from your phone.

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Ten Obnoxious Company Rules To Kill In 2017

Getting rid of pointless and insulting HR practices will make it easier for your company to hire and hang onto tremendous employees. Every policy you “shove” down your employees’ throats is another reason for a talented person to leave and work for a more deserving organization. Here are ten policies that every employer should get off its books before the champagne corks fly on January 1, 2017.  These policies should have disappeared long ago — so if your company is still following them, now is the perfect time to step into the modern age by killing them off!

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How to thwart “porch pirates” this holiday season

Thanks to modern technology, we can buy just about anything online and get it delivered to our doorstep in a snap. Not only has that been insanely convenient for us, but it’s also created a giant window of opportunity for so-called “porch pirates” too. According to a recent report, at least 23 million Americans have had packages stolen from their porches, mailboxes, and stoops. Lucky for us though, there’s a there’s a slew of new high-tech sheriffs in town to put a stop to these pesky poachers.

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