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Fake locksmiths manipulate Google search results in bait-and-switch scam

If you need a locksmith, you may want to call a friend for a recommendation instead of using Google to find a qualified service. According to a recent New York Times article, Google search results are being gamed by fake locksmiths out to…
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Hackers could throw off our power grid by manipulating our AC units

In a rather terrifying discovery, researchers have found an alarming vulnerability in our security system, and it's one that can be found in most American homes and offices -- the air conditioner.
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ScopeAround camera turns smartphones into tool for science, health, repairs

The ScopeAround is a multipurpose camera that converts into a microscope and endoscope. Using interchangeable lens heads, the camera is useful for checking your skin and teeth, examining tiny things, or seeing places that are hard…
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With Cora, each tampon you order is a good deed for a woman in need

A new tampon startup seems to pop up every season, but how many of them are actually interesting enough to warrant investment? Answer: Cora, the company that may make you feel better by donating to a great cause every time you order…
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Your Valentine’s Day date could be a dog, and we mean that literally

Valentine's Day is around the corner and you just realized that you don't have a date. How about giving man's best friend a shot? The Bark 'N' Borrow app can help you find just what you're looking for.
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US intelligence director says spies could use smart devices to monitor you

Today U.S director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence how IoT and smart home devices could be used to gain information about their owners.
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Amazon just launched its sommelier service in Japan

There may only be 229 grand sommeliers in the world, but Amazon may be giving them all a run for their money. Amazon's newest virtual service in Japan is a free phone consultation with certified sommeliers.
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Withings’ new Health Mate add-on makes sense of your in-home blood pressure tests

February is American Heart Month so take control of your health with blood pressure readings that actually make sense. Withings' new Hy-Result algorithm is almost as good as a visit to the doctor.
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Neit debuts world’s first collapsible, hard case suitcase

Premium quality luggage brand Néit developed a line of suitcases that can be collapsed to nearly 70 percent its original size, making it convenient to store away when it's not in use.
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President Obama’s daughters hate how bad the White House’s Wi-Fi is

Poor Wi-Fi is just the beginning of a long list of tech problems the Obamas don't intend to leave behind for the incoming U.S. President.
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Fed up with Lean Cuisine? Power Supply delivers healthy, chef-prepared meals to your door

There are lots of meal- and ingredient-delivery services right now, but Power Supply is a little different. It offers food made by chefs that's ultra-healthy. You can even specify a calorie range for your meals.
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Dominate winter with this fully automatic snowball machine gun 6:29

Mark Rober, a former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, recently took to YouTube to show off how he fashioned a snowball machine gun out of a leaf blower. Better yet, the plans are available online for anyone to build.