How to Score the Hottest Concert Tickets

Tickets to the hottest concert in town can seem impossible to grab. Sell-outs happen in minutes. If you hesitate, you’ll find yourself out of luck and streaming an album at home instead of catching your favorite artist live. We’ll walk you through how to get tickets to the concerts you want to see — and save some cash while you’re at it.

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Now there’s an App that may help you out of a parking ticket

Nobody likes getting a parking ticket, but most people don’t bother to fight it because they don’t really know where to start — or don’t have the time. Not any more, says Joshua Browder, a 19-year-old Stanford student who whipped up a parking ticket bot in his spare time. Part chatbot, part lawyer, Browder’s anti-Robocop artificial intelligence app has successfully appealed more than $4 million in fines in less than 12 months.

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Now people can be counted using WiFi

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab are proving that wireless signals can do more than provide Internet access. They have demonstrated that a WiFi signal can be used to count the number of people in a given space, leading to diverse applications, from energy efficiency to search-and-rescue to crowd control. Here’s how.

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9 messaging apps with end-to-end encryption

In the race to keep your data secure, messaging app developers know that end-to-end encryption is the name of the game. Facebook Messenger is the latest messaging app to offer the security feature. As leaks become rampant, users are constantly looking for apps that don’t only get the message across but also keep it out of prying eyes.

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Whether or not Apple’s next overhaul of the iPhone meets your needs, you should still wait until September to commit to a new phone here are three things to remember when iPhone shopping: 1) The next iPhone will always be better than the current one. 2) No matter the season, Apple will always try to sell you an iPhone. 3) The next iPhones usually come out in September, at which point prices on at least some current iPhones will drop. In summary, do not buy an iPhone once June rolls around. Wait for the new one.

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Media use in America up a full hour over just last year

The typical American adult is using media for a full hour a day more than just last year, with smartphones accounting for most of the increase. People spent an average of 10 hours, 39 minutes each day with smartphones, tablets, TV, radio, computers and video games during the first three months of 2016, according to a Nielsen company study released this week. It was nine hours, 39 minutes during the same period in 2015. Even these numbers are probably underestimated, since while Nielsen measures the amount of time spent online on smartphones, it doesn’t count texting, taking selfies or talking on the phone. Most Americans can sense the increase anecdotally given the ubiquity of smartphones. People stare at screens while waiting in line for fast food, riding in elevators or walking down the street. Retail outlets post signs pleading that phones be turned […]

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How to turn off this creepy Facebook feature

Ever wondered how Facebook comes up with some of your random friend suggestions? Turns out, Facebook uses your phones location along with other data. Facebook’s Suggested Friends category is usually full of casual acquaintances, old friends from high school and other random people. Lately, however, you may have seen random suggestions of people you don’t know, yet somehow vaguely recognize. It turns out, Facebook is using your phone’s location to match you with fellow Facebook users who are nearby, as first reported by Fusion.

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How to make your phone number private

Whether you’re getting quotes from car dealers, setting up an online dating account or returning a work call from your personal phone, there are times when keeping your number private makes sense. Fortunately, there are options for short term “burner” numbers, virtual phone lines and caller ID blocking. Here are some recommendations.

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