Show Notes – January 12th, 2015

Lorrie Faith Cranor: What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd?

Sally Kohn: Don’t like clickbait? Don’t click

Nikey auto matic tying sneakers coming –
Defining what ‘broadband’ menas
WiMAX is being turned of this November

Enable Android’s Secret Right-to-Left Layout If You’re Left Handed Android: Your phone’s default layout caters to the right-handed user. If you’re left-handed, switch your layout to right-to-left with just a tap to be more comfortable using your device. First you need to get into your developer options, then you can enable the layout change. Here’s how:Go into Settings > About Phone.Scroll down until you see “Build Number” and tap it seven times in qui

Chromebooks Can Now Run Linux in Its Own Window Chrome: You’ve been able to install and run Linux on Chromebooks for a while, but a new Chrome extension allows you to run it inside a window, without switching back and forth.The extension, Crouton Integration, still requires you to enable developer mode and install Crouton, but allows you to run Linux right in a window instead of as a full desktop. If you’ve already installed Crouton, the proces
In-Store Pickup Isn’t Always Faster than Shopping In the Store At a glance, it seems like the order online and pickup at the store option offered by many retailers should be faster than just going in and grabbing the item off the shelf for yourself. However, in an admittedly small study, StellaService found that many retails stores have about the same checkout time. StellaService tested out in-store pickup at 11 retailers, including Best Buy, Home Depot, Macy
How DDoS Attacks Work, And Why They’re So Hard To Stop Last week, eager Christmas celebrators across the world hooked up their brand new Xboxes and PlayStations only to find that both online networks were down, leaving countless new games totally unplayable. It was a particularly large piece of coal in gamers’ stockings, and while Microsoft’s service recovered after 24 hours, the PlayStation Network suffered a prolonged outage that lasted two full da
Running Linux In A Chromebook Window, Xbox Hackers Offer DDoS Attacks [Tech News Digest] Also, the Xbox One SDK leaks online, the most pirated movies of 2014, Nuclear Throne freebies, and a look back at 2014 in GIFs. Run Linux In A Window On A Chromebook It’s now possible to run Linux in a window on a Chromebook. Google evangelist François Beaufort revealed how to do so in a Google+ post, detailing the various steps Chromebook owners must take in order to run their favorite Linux dist
3 Ways JavaScript Can Breach Your Privacy & Security You’ve probably heard that JavaScript is dangerous. Well, that’s partly correct. JavaScript can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken. It can be used to view or steal personal data without you even realizing that it’s happening. And since JavaScript is so ubiquitous across the web, we’re all vulnerable. It all comes down to how JavaScript actually works. JavaScript is a good thing fo
Find Out If AT&T or T-Mobile Owe You Money In the last several years, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon have been sneaking bogus monthly charges on our cell phone bills (a trick called mobile “cramming”). You can find out if you’re entitled to money back from this, at least from AT&T and T-Mobile. Verizon settled with the FCC back in 2012, but more recently AT&T settled for $105 million, T-Mobile settled for $90 mil
The Quantified Self: How To Track Your Life With Your iPhone The first step to change is knowing what you are dealing with. If you track your actions, you will be able to do them better. There is plenty of science to support this. However, tracking can be tiresome if you don’t have the right tools. That is not an excuse iPhone users can dole out any more, now that Loggr is here. Why Should You Quantify Yourself? The quantified self movement is gaining more

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