• COMPUTERS
    When Video Game Consoles Wanted (and Failed) to Be Computers

    Image: Scan of Intelivision owner manual. A lot of early video game consoles secretly wanted to be home computers, too. Their makers either sold keyboard add-ons or failed miserably in the process. A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Of all […]

  • Left on clothing tags lead Barrie police to alleged shoplifter

    BARRIE, Ont. — Police in Barrie, Ont., say tags still hanging from a man’s clothes led to his arrest on theft-related charges. They say a store security guard noticed a man allegedly putting on socks and then slipping his feet back into his shoes on Tuesday afternoon. After making the man remove the socks and […]

  • COUPONS
    7 Ways to Use Digital Coupons to Grow Your Retail Sales

    Do you use coupons to attract customers to your retail store? Today’s deal-hungry consumers have come to expect coupons as a part of doing business, and if you want to keep up with your competitors, you’d better be offering deals on a regular basis. Digital coupons are becoming a popular marketing tactic—especially for smaller stores. […]

  • COUPONS
    How to avoid bogus coupons shared across social media

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – We’re smack in the middle of gift giving season with proms, graduations and — of course — Mother’s Day. Buying all those gifts can put a strain on your wallet, so it’s natural you might want to look for some deals to stretch your dollar. But there are some deals that […]

  • NEWS
    How to get the best support with leading Safe team

    You have started your career a scrum developer and worked in small teams. From there you learned a lot of things, like dealing with the sprints, getting regular sprint communication and even handling the product backlogs. The next step of your career is to get promoted to the higher position as a scrum master. While […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    US ‘likely’ to expand electronics ban to UK flights

    The ban would frustrate both business travellers and holidaymakers / Getty The US is considering expanding its electronics ban to all flights departing UK and European airports, according to a new report. Passengers travelling to the US would not be able to board a US-bound plane carrying any electronics larger than a mobile phone. Laptops, […]

  • COMPUTERS
    ‘Crazy bad’ Windows bug used antivirus to infect computers

    The bug allowed cyber criminals to view, change, or delete data and create new accounts / REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton A recently discovered vulnerability in Windows has been described by security experts as “the worst Windows remote code execution in recent memory.” It allowed cyber criminals to remotely gain control of a computer running Microsoft’s desktop operating […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Nanofridge could keep quantum computers cool enough to calculate

    Even quantum computers need to keep their cool. Now, researchers have built a tiny nanoscale refrigerator to keep qubits cold enough to function. Classical computers require built-in fans and other ways to dissipate heat, and quantum computers are no different. Instead of working with bits of information that can be either 0 or 1, as […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    New device can harvest indoor light to power electronics

    Enlarge / This probably isn’t the first lightbulb you’ve ever seen. We spend a fair bit of energy creating stray electromagnetic fields in order to make sure our cellular and WiFi devices are constantly fed with data. Every now and again, someone suggests that there must be a way to harvest these fields in order […]

  • COUPONS
    Drug makers use co-pay coupons to help mask their rising drug prices

    Drug maker-funded coupons and patient assistance programs are proving to be an uncertain and often questionable way for patients to afford what a new report shows are increasingly expensive specialty and other brand name drugs. Growth in drug spending by commercial and government insurance plans slowed last year to 5.8% — less than half the growth […]