Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

August 23, 2019

Phishing: These are the companies that hackers impersonate when they try to steal your data

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Just got an email warning that you are locked out of an important account? It might be cyber criminals trying to trick you.

August 23, 2019 07:09 PM

Thanks, Intel. Buying a new laptop just got more confusing

Tech -- Digital Trends - Y and U, except when G? Intel's new processor names make buying the best laptop a hassle.

August 23, 2019 05:46 PM

Phone companies say they finally have a way to block robocalls for good

Tech -- Digital Trends - Twelve of the biggest American phone companies, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, took a pledge on Thursday to...

August 23, 2019 05:38 PM

US cell carriers team up to combat robocalls - but no deadline set

Tech -- TechCrunch - Twelve cell carriers, including the four largest - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon - have promised to make efforts to prevent...

August 23, 2019 05:21 PM

Apple rumors: Details about new iPhones, MacBook Pro, and iPads

Tech -- Mashable - September is around the corner, and it's traditionally the time when Apple revamps its iPhone lineup, often accompanied with other...

August 23, 2019 05:16 PM

Build the ultimate natural disaster survival kit

Tech -- Popular Science - Because wouldn't you prefer to be ready when this happens?

August 23, 2019 05:15 PM

August 22, 2019

The next iPhone may have a mini Apple Pencil stylus accessory

Tech -- Digital Trends - A case designed for the upcoming 2019 iPhone model has a section on the back apparently made to store a small Apple Pencil,...

August 22, 2019 05:04 PM

Experts say wisdom teeth removal is leading to opioid addition

Tech -- BGR - If you've ever had your wisdom teeth removed you know how painful the days immediately following the surgery can be. Over-the-counter painkillers...

August 22, 2019 04:57 PM

A huge asteroid hurtling toward Earth will fly by us next month

Tech -- BGR - Some astronomers have suggested that Earth is overdue for a large asteroid impact, and that we're living on borrowed time until we can...

August 22, 2019 04:23 PM

Second docking adapter for commercial crew vehicles installed on International Space Station

Tech -- TechCrunch - The International Space Station is now more than ready for crew-carrying spacecraft flown by commercial companies to pay it a visit:...

August 22, 2019 04:18 PM

Trump just looked up to the sky and told reporters 'I am the chosen one'

Tech -- Mashable - Donald Trump apparently thinks even more highly of himself than we thought.

On Wednesday, he told a group of reporters outside the...

August 22, 2019 04:09 PM

10 easy tips to take better photos on your smartphone

Tech -- Mashable - The next time you're on vacation, out with friends, or at a fancy restaurant without a DSLR, use these tips to take your phone pics...

August 22, 2019 03:53 PM

5 waffle makers that will make you the Ruler of Breakfast

Tech -- Popular Science - Make killer waffles at home.

Whether you like them traditional or thick and Belgian, the homemade...

August 22, 2019 03:52 PM

The best backyard games for when the weather is nice

Tech -- Popular Science - They don't call it The Halfway-Decent Outdoors.

Considering many of us spend half the year enduring...

August 22, 2019 03:51 PM

SiriusXM undercuts rivals with $4 per month student subscription

Tech -- TechCrunch - SiriusXM is making its streaming service more affordable for younger consumers with the launch of a new subscription package for...

August 22, 2019 03:47 PM

Report: Google Phone Sales Up Dramatically Thanks to Pixel 3a

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Reports earlier this year painted a bleak picture for Google's smartphone efforts. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL arguably had the best version...

August 22, 2019 03:33 PM

Man slices an arrow in half with a sword in glorious slow-motion

Tech -- Mashable - Another Slow Mo Guys episode, another activity to definitely avoid trying at home.

Last time we had Dan submerged inside a giant...

August 22, 2019 03:19 PM

DoorDash takes another step toward automated food delivery

Tech -- The Verge - Food delivery company DoorDash has acquired Scotty Labs, a startup focused on developing...

August 22, 2019 03:18 PM

August 21, 2019

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

ABC - Health -- New US guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer

August 21, 2019 09:28 PM

7 Best Balanced Funds to Pick Right Now

U.S. News -- Balanced funds can provide income for portfolios, especially for those nearing retirement.

August 21, 2019 09:03 PM

Implant Approved to Improve Symptoms in Advanced Heart Failure

U.S. News -- Barostim Neo System indicated for patients not suited for cardiac resynchronization therapy

August 21, 2019 09:03 PM

These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first

Media -- Fast Company - Since its debut in 2004, Gmail has had the most popular email service on the planet, with a staggering 1.5 billion users worldwide....

August 21, 2019 08:48 PM

Mastercard Lauds Apple Card Security

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple, is being applauded by Mastercard for its enhanced security, simplicity,...

August 21, 2019 08:47 PM

Kohl's Aims To Bring In Foot Traffic With Amazon Returns

Media -- PYMNTS.com - With the acceptance of Amazon returns rolled out in its stores and a pipeline of digital initiatives ahead, Kohl's reported its...

August 21, 2019 08:46 PM

Apple Card Officially Released In US

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The Apple Card, a credit card created in partnership by the technology company, was officially released in the U.S. on Tuesday (Aug....

August 21, 2019 08:25 PM

BoA Looks To Create Multi-Currency Digital Wallet

Media -- PYMNTS.com - To provide users with different levels of access to funds that are stored, Bank of America is reportedly aiming to patent a security...

August 21, 2019 05:14 PM

Breast cancer guidelines say more women may need gene test

Media -- Fox - Health - More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer...

August 21, 2019 04:48 PM

The Pentagon's cruise missile test will open up new strike possibilities for the US military

Media -- Fox - Tech - The Pentagon has shot off a developing land-fired cruise missile in a successful test of an emerging weapons system able to hit...

August 21, 2019 04:26 PM

Use This Privacy Tool to View and Clear Your 'Off-Facebook Activity' Data

Infosec -- The Hacker News - Well, here we have great news for Facebook users, which is otherwise terrible for marketers and publishers whose businesses...

August 21, 2019 04:03 PM

Chrome users ignoring warnings to change breached passwords

Infosec -- Naked Security - If you were told that the password you had just entered was known to have been compromised in a data breach, what would you...

August 21, 2019 04:01 PM

This Company Is Working to Stop Those Annoying Robocalls for Good

Life -- Reader's Digest - A few years ago, everyone was talking about the Nigerian email scam. Then it was costly millennial-targeted scams. Then "Find...

August 21, 2019 03:54 PM

Online Grocery Shopping Still Rare in U.S.

Life -- Gallup Headlines - About 1 in 10 U.S. adults order groceries online monthly while 81% never do this. In-store grocery shopping and dining out...

August 21, 2019 03:53 PM

Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Recommendations

Life -- WebMD - New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may help clarify who can benefit most from a risk assessment...

August 21, 2019 03:53 PM

It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

Life -- WebMD - Experts have long thought that an ex-smoker's risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death from heart disease returns to normal...

August 21, 2019 03:53 PM

Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage from adolescent alcohol exposure

Life -- Neuroscience News - Donepezil, a drug routinely administered to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease, shows promise in treating damage...

August 21, 2019 03:52 PM

Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases

Life -- Phys.org - The term "PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation.' Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from...

August 21, 2019 03:51 PM

Prepping for Retirement: Relationship and Financial Planning

Life -- Psychology Today - Beyond finances, research shows that positive social relationships, are important predictors of retiree health.

August 21, 2019 03:50 PM

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Offers Tips for Managing Stress

PR Newswire -- This time of year can clock in among the most stressful with millions of families about to send kids back to school. For those heads of households...

August 21, 2019 03:49 PM

Bluetooth is bad and you should stop using it

Tech -- Mashable - Everyone uses Bluetooth. Perhaps they shouldn't.

The technology that we've come to rely on to connect our phones, smart speakers,...

August 21, 2019 03:30 PM

Scientists found stardust in the most unlikely of places

Tech -- BGR - Earth has managed to avoid any truly catastrophic impacts from objects in space for quite some time, but that doesn't mean material from...

August 21, 2019 03:27 PM

This is the world's first iPhone-ready security key for 2FA authentication

Tech -- BGR - If you've been looking for a way to further improve security when it comes to managing all of your online accounts, and you happen to be...

August 21, 2019 03:26 PM

Upcoming Chromebooks to get adaptive screen color and brightness like True Tone on iPad

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Chromebook development continues at a frenetic pace as we roll into the latter portions of 2019. With the 'Hatch' family of...

August 21, 2019 03:50 AM

Galaxy Note 10 vs. iPhone XS: We expected more from Samsung

Tech -- Digital Trends - Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is the smaller sibling to the Note 10 Plus, as the iPhone XS is to the XS Max. Unlike Samsung, Apple...

August 21, 2019 03:49 AM

Waxed canvas bags from Waterfield, Manhattan Portage, Saddleback and more

Tech -- TechCrunch - It's finally Bag Week again! the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we're bringing...

August 21, 2019 03:47 AM

The best web browsers for 2019

Tech -- Digital Trends - Choosing a web browser for surfing the web can be tough with all the great options available. Here we pit the latest versions...

August 21, 2019 03:46 AM

Make sure your lost devices can always be found

Tech -- Popular Science - It's likely you'll forget at least one of these items. Better not to take the chance.

August 21, 2019 03:44 AM

After all these years, iPhone owners are still more loyal to the brand than Android users

Tech -- BGR - Over the past few years, one of the hallmarks of Apple's strategy to boost iPhone sales has been to actively convince Android users to...

August 21, 2019 03:42 AM

Cut down on mobile data usage with these easy steps

Tech -- Mashable - We can access the wealth of the world's information from the palm of our hands ... or just stream Netflix.

But if you do it away from...

August 21, 2019 03:28 AM

Here's a guide for downloading web pages, articles to read offline

Tech -- Mashable - Whether it's that "NYT" article or the latest blind item from "BlindGossip," you may find yourself wanting to do some reading in a...

August 21, 2019 03:10 AM

August 20, 2019

Hackers Target Denmark's Tivoli Park, Steal Information of Up to 1,000 Guests

Infosec -- Office of Inadequate Security - IANS reports: The Copenhagen-based Tivoli, one of the oldest and most popular amusement parks in Europe, has...

August 20, 2019 07:54 PM