FixMeStick review: A one-stop clean up for infected PCs We all know that virus infections are a pain, not only do they disrupt your work they can also be hard to remove as they often prevent you from downloading or running cleanup tools or even from accessing Windows. SEE ALSO: Steve "the Woz" Wozniak trolls Samsung: Sells "worthless" Galaxy Gear smartwatch on eBay If you don’t have access to a friendly geek with the right tools you can be faced with hours of work or even having to wipe out and reload your machine. OpenBadges What is a Badge? badge [baj]: a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc. (Source: Dictionary.com)
15 social media collaboration platforms Social media is not just about conversations; it’s also about collaboration.With this in mind we thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the most well known collaboration tools on the market at the moment. Much like our list of social media management tools wiki, this is an ongoing project, so if you know of any others please let us know so we can add them to the list. Adobe Acrobat – Acrobat.com allows teams to work collaboratively on documents through their browsers. Options for web conferencing and screen-sharing provide additional communication channels.Atlassian Confluence – offers a powerful wiki-based solution to enterprise collaboration. Content can be simply dragged and dropped from the desktop to the platform, eliminating the need for keeping track of attachments sent via email.Basecamp – collaborative messaging and file sharing. Project management can be easily tracked with milestones and deadlines, and templates for saving time with common projects.
Many Thanx Dean Clifford & ESC For This Intel. Hi-Tech Police Surveillance: The “StingRay” Cell Phone Spying Device Blocked by a Supreme Court decision from using GPS tracking devices without a warrant, federal investigators and other law enforcement agencies are turning to a new, more powerful and more threatening technology in their bid to spy more freely on those they suspect of drug crimes. That’s leading civil libertarians, electronic privacy advocates, and even some federal judges to raise the alarm about a new surveillance technology whose use has yet to be taken up definitively by the federal courts. StingRay cell phone spying device (US Patent photo) The new surveillance technology is the StingRay (also marketed as Triggerfish, IMSI Catcher, Cell-site Simulator or Digital Analyzer), a sophisticated, portable spy device able to track cell phone signals inside vehicles, homes and insulated buildings.
Douglas fir - Wikipedia Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as Douglas fir or Douglas-fir, is an evergreen conifer species native to western North America. Naming One Coast Salish name for the tree, used in the Halkomelem language, is lá:yelhp. Distribution Further inland, coast Douglas fir is replaced by another variety, Rocky Mountain or interior Douglas fir (P. menziesii var. glauca). Open Badges Earning badges for learning new things is an entrenched idea. Legions of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have decorated their sashes with badges, demonstrating their mastery of various skills. A badge is a symbol of personal achievement that’s acknowledged by others. The Mozilla Foundation and Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU), among others, are working to create an alternative — and recognized — form of certification that combines merit-earned badges with an open framework.
FBI: Deal with your own Internet of Things security The FBI has a rather interesting opinion on how users should approach IoT devices and their security. The takeaway? If you want to use it, you'd better know what you're doing -- and keep it off the Internet. Last week, the law enforcement agency issued a public notice on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the opportunities therein for cybercrime. 12 Gamification Platforms A major sign of the explosive growth that lies ahead for gamification, or making a non-game application more engaging by adding game-like features, is the packaging of game mechanics as an off-the-shelf solution by several emerging gamification platform vendors. Gamification technology has just been democratized. As marketers and software developers rush to tap into the increased engagement, fun, and loyalty of gamification, M2 Research predicts that this emerging space will generate $1.6B in revenue by 2015.
Did GCHQ illegally spy on you? Now you can find out – from this page Ever wonder whether the UK's listening post, GCHQ – the Government Communications Headquarters – was tuning in to your life a little too closely? Well, now you may be able to find out, thanks to an online campaign launched by spy-botherers Privacy International (PI). There is a bit of a catch, as you'll see. Just a bit of a catch.