Worried about the new security problem called “Heartbleed”?
Here is a way to check if a site is vulnerable. Go to http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/
Source: Daily Infographic
- Can’t Find A Coupon Code For Online Stores? Just Ask
When you’re shopping online, you probably perform a cursory search online to find out whether the e-retailer you’re about to buy from has any coupons available online. Sites for sharing coupon codes like RetailMeNot are great to check quickly. What should you do if your search comes up empty? Don’t despair. Like brick-and-mortar retailers, online stores might have your back when you don’t bring your own coupons.—The Consumerist
- Smartphones, the Disappointing Miracle
Smartphone users are frustrated and deprived by bad service, including slow application load times and frequent service crashes—At the New York Times Bits Blog, Quentin Hardy looks at a report criticizing smartphone service
- Why voice is the next big internet wave
We’re about to see a major shift in voice technology. Think wearables, encryption, Facebook-like streams and customized acoustic profiles—Martin Geddes at GigaOm
- How advertising cookies let observers follow you across the web
Back in December, documents revealed the NSA had been using Google’s ad-tracking cookies to follow browsers across the web, effectively coopting ad networks into surveillance networks. A new paper from computer scientists at Princeton breaks down exactly how easy it is, even without the resources and access of the NSA. The researchers were able to reconstuct as much as 90% of a user’s web activity just from monitoring traffic to ad-trackers like Google’s DoubleClick. Crucially, the researchers didn’t need any special access to the ad data. They just sat back and watched public traffic across the network—The Verge
- Welcome to the 21st century, Microsoft — took you long enough
Perennially late to the party, Microsoft at last makes moves to get its mobile, open source, and cloud efforts on track—At InfoWorld, Caroline Craig comments on recent developments from Microsoft
- 4 reasons Microsoft is a new company
Today’s Microsoft is a new company. While it’s true that many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer, it’s still clear that this isn’t the same old company: It’s barbecuing sacred cows and embracing smart new directions.—Mike Elgan at ComputerWorld
You just got burned in an argument because, once again, you quoted something you saw on social media. While we all know it, it’s sometimes hard to remember that facts are not the foundation on which social media is built.
—George Root at MakeUseOf
Source: Wall Street Journal
Below is my first computer. It’s the Univac I that I used in graduate school at Harvard in 1956-57. Below that is a recent Intel wearable computer device. Its computing power is far greater than that of the Univac. We’ve come a long way.
Source of Intel picture: Techspot