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IRS hacked, Moore’s Law Is Dead and Google shuts-down Picasa #yourlifeintech week 7

Twitter’s iconic little blue bird flew itself all over last week announcing a change to their timeline that has left everyones feathers a little ruffled. Twitter announced that will be displaying timeline content by relevancy, departing from its chronological roots, which as their active user base shrinks in Q4 may have not been the wisest decision.

Instagram FINALLY supports multiple user login, kickstarter reached their 100,000 project milestone, Runkeeper jogged into the arms of Asics, Google’s AI software can now be legally considered the “driver” of a car and plenty of new rumors about Apple’s iPhone 7 as well as the release date of Samsung’s S7 announced.

And, India banned Facebook Basics.

Here is a quick glance-summary of a few top headlines and our favorite reviews from Week 7 (Feb07-Feb14), 2016.

1 Obama’s new cybersecurity plan sticks to the basics
Keep your operating system and apps up to date, two-factor authentication and please, please use some common sense when surfing the Internet and opening e-mailed attachments from people you don’t know. And, maybe hire a professional.
Source: Wired

2 Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing
One of my favorite stories this week. Instead of tossing your old USB flash drives into that never-seen-again junk drawer, consider sending your chunk of cheap flash memory into North Korea, and it becomes a powerful, even subversive object—one that a new activist project wants use to help chip away at the intellectual control of the hermit kingdom’s fascist government.
Source: Wired

3 More signs Verizon is reportedly looking to buy Yahoo! and Time Warner buys MySpace
Back in the early days of the Internet these two dinosaurs ruled the territory, but maybe now it’s time to let evolution take its course.
Source: USA Today/Engadget

4 The RIAA now counts audio visual streaming numbers towards artists total album sales and still gets it all wrong, but are you really surprised?
Source: Wired

5 IRS website attack nets 101,000 e-filing taxpayers credentials.
Maybe they should have piloted President Obama’s Cybersecurity Plan? LOL
Source: Arstechnica

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6 GMail now warns you if your freinds aren’t using secure email
With more and more net-security stories taking shape these last fews weeks, with the IRS being hacked, Mac OS X Sparkle hijacking and hackers exploiting power-grids through air conditioning units, maybe using secure email isn’t that bad of an idea or inconvenience.
Source: Arstechnica

7 Thousands of Mac OS X apps vulnerable to hijacking
You don’t hear the words Mac, hijacking and vulnerability in one sentence all too often, but this exploit is actually a scary one for Mac users and fixes may be slow coming since it requires all developers using Sparkle to update their apps and there isn’t anything Sparkle can do universally.
Source: Arstechnica

8 Einstein theory of general relativity confirmed as LIGO detects gravitational wave from black hole merger
Yes, space, gravity, or something like that has waves just like the ocean, but I will let the die-hard Big Bang Theory fans explain it all.
Source: Forbes

9 Moore’s law is dead or nearing to very close to it’s end
Yep, another one of those brainy news stories that rippled through the tech world that I am going to let the brainy people explain; something about circuits doubling every year on computer chips.
Source: Arstechnica/Fast Company

10 Apple owned 2/3 of Smartwatch market in 2015
Source: TechCrunch

11 Google plans to shutdown Picasa Spring 2016
Source: The Verge

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Our favorite reviews for week 7
1 Killing the password with wearables
http://www.wareable.com/wearable-tech/kill-the-password-pin-2290

2 MiPow Playbulb Sphere Lights The Night…Anywhere
http://geardiary.com/2016/02/12/mipow-playbulb-sphere-lights-the-night-anywhere/

3 Double the storage of your macbook
http://the-gadgeteer.com/2016/02/13/tardisk-can-double-the-storage-of-your-macbook-in-5-minutes/

4 Booq Cobra Brief
http://geardiary.com/2016/02/14/booqs-cobra-brief-is-a-traveling-professionals-best-friend/

Our upcoming reviews &articles
1 Moov Now, your AI personal trainer
2 Lose It!
3 Making fitness wearables work for you