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Newer Cybersecurity Advice Shuns Complicated Passwords

Newer Cybersecurity Advice Shuns Complicated Passwords | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Experts no longer recommend adding random characters to passwords to make them stronger. Here’s what you should do instead.
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thank you!  seems the complex password may be reevaluated finally!

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NASA Will Test Beautiful Spaceship That Looks Like Space Shuttle

NASA Will Test Beautiful Spaceship That Looks Like Space Shuttle | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A private orbital systems company is developing the "Dream Chaser," a sleek reusable spacecraft, which NASA will test to shuttle cargo to the Space Station.
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all I want for Christmas is a ride on this....

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Apple Becomes Latest Company To Pledge Money For Housing Crisis

Apple Becomes Latest Company To Pledge Money For Housing Crisis | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The company announced Monday a $2.5B plan, highlighted by an affordable housing investment fund and a first-time homebuyer assistance program
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way to go Apple - the biggest tech company helping housing!

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The 50th anniversary of ARPANET, the internet’s predecessor

The 50th anniversary of ARPANET, the internet’s predecessor | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Here’s the story of the creation of ARPANET, the groundbreaking precursor to the internet—as told by the people who were there.
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and the internet was born....

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It’s Official: Google Claims to Have Achieved Quantum Supremacy

It’s Official: Google Claims to Have Achieved Quantum Supremacy | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
And that brings us to today, when Google officially published the paper in the prestigious journal Nature. In it, Google claims its Sycamore quantum computer has completed a random number generation-related calculation in just 200 seconds — a task that would take the world’s most powerful supercomputer 10,000 years, according to the tech giant.
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10,000 years in 200 seconds....    It's official now says Google....

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and I still want Quantum on my desktop

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How to get dark mode on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows

How to get dark mode on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Go easy on your eyes and your nighttime neighbors by enabling dark mode on your computer, phone, tablet, and any apps and websites you visit.
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living on the dark side...

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.
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how many of us "live" on Chrome?

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Andy Rubin teases new Essential phone with 'radically different' form factor

Andy Rubin teases new Essential phone with 'radically different' form factor | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Essential CEO Andy Rubin has shown off a long and narrow new phone in a variety of striking colors.
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a phone that does not look like a tablet - YEAH!

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A new food made from carbon dioxide could be a game changer for our planet — and beyond

A new food made from carbon dioxide could be a game changer for our planet — and beyond | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Solar Foods is set to unveil a fully sustainable, carbon-neutral food that can be produced anywhere.
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You have seen it on the big screen, then on the little screen, soon food may materialize in front of you – and then you will eat it…..  perhaps it is not as far off as we think….

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Forget Qubits — Scientists Just Built a Quantum Gate With Qudits

Forget Qubits — Scientists Just Built a Quantum Gate With Qudits | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Researchers have built a quantum gate incorporating qudits as opposed to qubits — and it could help usher in the era of quantum computing.
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Of Bits And Qudits...

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I’m not your girl boss. I’m your boss

I’m not your girl boss. I’m your boss | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Death. Taxes. Facebook. The first two you can’t avoid. And the third isn’t that much easier to escape. A long history of privacy backtracking and goofs—like a longstanding vulnerability that allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest user’s data—has fueled plenty of “Quit Facebook!” chatter. But you’ll miss a lot if you do.
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dare you take control back from Facebook?

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Top 100 Most Visited Websites by Search Traffic (as of 2019)

Top 100 Most Visited Websites by Search Traffic (as of 2019) | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Here are the top 100 websites by search traffic in the US and worldwide. In total, they get almost 31 billion visits per month.
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#1 may not be who you think it is.....

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Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem

Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google has insisted that it is committed to earning the trust of users, but this latest privacy intrusion revelation might have made that commitment even harder to realize. Here's what you need t
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if Google confirms creepy privacy problem - we should be listening  (they are)....

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Tech disorder? Smartphones linked to bizarre horn-like skull bumps

Tech disorder? Smartphones linked to bizarre horn-like skull bumps | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Two Australian researchers made the bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths.
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pink skins on the way to blue Andorians?

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Newer Cybersecurity Advice Shuns Complicated Passwords

Newer Cybersecurity Advice Shuns Complicated Passwords | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Experts no longer recommend adding random characters to passwords to make them stronger. Here’s what you should do instead.
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thank you!  seems the complex password may be reevaluated finally!

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Apple lays groundwork for iPhone or Apple Prime subscription

Apple lays groundwork for iPhone or Apple Prime subscription | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
iPhone subscription
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iPhone subscription?

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This “Quantum Battery” Never Loses Its Charge

This “Quantum Battery” Never Loses Its Charge | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it

To be clear, this battery doesn’t exist yet — but if they figure out how to build it, it could be a revolutionary breakthrough in energy storage.

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I hope they invent this one soon - for my phone!

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Roku and Fire TV streaming devices are privacy minefields

Roku and Fire TV streaming devices are privacy minefields | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The decentralization of TV has led to more choices and better content, but it also invites unchecked levels of data collection.
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back in the day....   there is something to be said for growing up in the days of Lassie....   nobody but your family or close friends knew if you watched the latest episode - and nobody cared - it was all up to you....  privately....

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Quantum supremacy might be here, upending conventional encryption

Quantum supremacy might be here, upending conventional encryption | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Last week Google posted and quickly took down a report announcing a stunning quantum computing milestone. Regardless of whether the report was premature, conventional encryption’s days are numbered.
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i hope my next desktop is Quantum technology....

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Researcher Warns That 5G Might Actually Cause Cancer After All

Researcher Warns That 5G Might Actually Cause Cancer After All | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
studies that suggest that the existing standards 2G and 3G are more dangerous than generally believed.
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"studies that suggest that the existing standards 2G and 3G are more dangerous than generally believed."  and now there is 5...

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Astronauts Just Grew Meat in Space for the First Time

Astronauts Just Grew Meat in Space for the First Time | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station grew meat from bovine cells — and the experiment could help feed people in space and on Earth.
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the question is - which of the fast food restaurants will be the first to offer a Mars Burger? - or Lunar Burger? 

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Seattle-area AT&T employees were bribed to install phone unlocking malware on company network, authorities say –

Seattle-area AT&T employees were bribed to install phone unlocking malware on company network, authorities say – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A 34-year-old citizen of Pakistan is charged with paying more than $1 million in bribes to employees at AT&T’s Seattle-area offices and call centers to install malware on the company’s network to unlock millions of smartphones. According to an indictment unsealed today by the U.S. Department of…
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30 pieces of silver, a million bucks, 'eh.....

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Robot Umpires Make Professional Baseball Debut

Robot Umpires Make Professional Baseball Debut | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Robot umpires are making their way into professional baseball, calling strikes and balls at the Atlantic League's all-star game Wednesday night.
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YOU'RE OUT! - ugh! robot umpires? even baseball will not be the same in the future......  blah!

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Where jumbo jets go to die - The great aeroplane graveyard | 60 Minutes Australia - YouTube

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a time - and a place - to die.....

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to rest among friends....

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with hope to be saved one day

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You should cover your phone's selfie camera, too

You should cover your phone's selfie camera, too | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Your laptop webcam isn't the only camera you should be worried about. Cover that selfie camera.
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Well, this makes for an interesting early morning post – ii think the point is you might want to cover your selfie camera lens

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How to Back Up Your Pictures After Google Ends Photos and Drive Sync

How to Back Up Your Pictures After Google Ends Photos and Drive Sync | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Starting July 10th Google will no longer sync your pics and vids from Google Photos to Google Drive. Here is a look at what's happening and how to back up content from your phone or computer.
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changes in the wind...  does the Google change affect you?

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