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Concerned about cybercrime? Chances are, you’re not doing much to protect yourself

Why it matters to you If you're concerned about cybercrime or ransomware, a few simple precautions can set your mind at ease. Many people are sitting ducks for ransomware. Two security firms recently published the results of surveys that showed people may worry about cybercrime, but they don’t do much to for protection, leaving themselves vulnerable. A study by U.K.-based Sophos, and another survey by Radware asked diff......
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Experience the Aurora Borealis as it was meant to be seen — in a luxury treehouse cabin

Why it matters to you The 7th room at Sweden's luxury Treehotel provides guests with a stunning view of the aurora borealis they won't find anywhere else. Of the world’s extensive collection of mesmerizing natural wonders, the Northern Hemisphere’s aurora borealis is perhaps its crown jewel. While it’s certainly an utter spectacle in its own right, a luxury treehouse-themed hotel in Sweden — aptly named Treehotel — just......
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Why let Pixar have all the fun? Mindshow lets anybody make 3D movies in VR

Mindshow isn’t just a VR storytelling platform — it’s basically Final Cut Pro for VR Imagine that you have a great idea for a short animated film. You have all the details figured out in your head — the plot, the characters, the setting, and even all the witty dialogue. All that stands between you and making your masterpiece is the animation part. That’s a huge hurdle. There’s 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, physics, sound design — not t......
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From silver screen to tablet: The best movies on HBO Go and HBO Now

This list is continually updated to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on HBO’s premium services, HBO Go and HBO Now. True to its name, HBO has always aimed to bring the box office into people’s homes. That is easier than ever thanks to their streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now. There are many movies on HBO’s platform; however, not all of them necessarily qualify as “great.” If you feel like streaming a ......
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Rumor: Could iOS 11 bring with it group FaceTime calls?

Why it matters to you If it's true, it would go a long way in helping Apple and its software compete with Microsoft's Skype, which already lets you do group video chats. Before we tell you this, we want to warn you not to get too excited. Sometimes the rumor mill churns out nothing more than, well, rumors. And the latest one to emerge regarding iOS 11 is about group FaceTime calls. And while it would be exciting, it’s a......
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Net neutrality critic Ajit Pai elevated to FCC chairman, reports say

Why it matters to you Pai's ascension to FCC's top spot may not be good news for net neutrality and an open internet. President Donald Trump is expected to name current Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai to the agency’s top job, sources told Politico on Friday. Pai would be able to assume the role of chairman immediately after appointment as he was already confirmed by the senate as a Barack Obama appointee in May 201......
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California utility companies pulling out all stops to promote electric vehicles

Why it matters to you The CalETC programs could benefit you directly if you live in California or stimulate EV adoption in other states so we can all breathe cleaner air. If you live in California, it will be increasingly hard to avoid at least considering choosing an electric vehicle (EV) for your next car purchase or lease. Three major California utility companies are following the lead of the state’s clean transporta......
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Best Google Pixel screen protectors to safeguard that gorgeous display

The Google Pixel has a beautiful 5-inch HD display and its bigger brother, the Pixel XL, sports a 5.5-inch display with an even higher resolution. Everything on screen appears in perfect clarify, and you’ll want it to stay that way. The displays are made using Gorilla Glass 4, meaning they’re pretty durable and will probably survive most minor falls just fine. However, you can never be too protective of your smartphone. Applying Google Pixe......
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Here’s 8 of the juiciest portable solar chargers that money can buy

Dead phones and tablets are no fun, and it’s even worse when you don’t have a power outlet nearby to juice back up right away. But all of us have a great natural source of power that is always on, and that’s the sun (well, during the daytime at least). So why not harness the power of solar energy to keep your devices running even when you’re in the middle of nowhere? More: Light up the night! Here’s the 7 best headlamps for your outdoor adv......
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