(BGR.com) One of the most important things to do before selling or giving away a used smartphone is to wipe the device clean. After all, the last thing anyone wants is for a complete stranger to have access to all of their personal data. Unfortunately for Android users, researchers from Cambridge University recently discovered that performing a data wipe on Android devices doesn’t clear the device as one would expect.
Even with full-disk encryption in play, researchers found that performing a factory reset on Android smartphones isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Continue reading →
*We knew it would only be a matter of time. After all, we were getting a little too comfortable with being able to access rides by just using an app on our cellphones. Instead of standing on a corner trying to hail a taxi.
Some see it as a little too convenient to be able to let a driver know exactly where to pick you up; and be able to hop into the front passenger seat as if the driver is a friend or relative.
Then, to top all of that off, being able to have the driver take us anywhere we need to go, for a fraction of the price we would’ve paid using a yellow cab.
That’s not only competition for the yellow cab companies, its outright slaughter.
So is it any surprise forces are working overtime behind the scenes to shut this service down…or at the very least, get more control of it?Continue reading →
*Now I know what some folks are thinking as they look at the photo of the lovely young couple above – after reading the headline. And yes, some people will and do age better than others.
But that’s not the point of this story.
Have you ever really thought about how you and your “forever love” will look as you move forward in years?
Imagine being given the gift of knowing this…right now.
Knowing exactly how you will look in your 50’s, 70’s, and 90’s.
Kristie and Tavis (shown above) are an engaged couple who was given such a gift–thanks to an experiment with Cut Video and Field Day (along with the magic of makeup and some old family photos). Continue reading →
*Yes Mayor Rachael Jonrowe, we’re not mad at you. It would be hard to compose myself too if I heard the man who was sitting next to me only seconds ago, in such a vulnerable position.
But as they say, stuff happens.
Apparently, during a Texas city council meeting, Mayor Dale Ross made a restroom run. Thing is, he forgot to turn his mic off and, well, let’s just put it this way…everyone knew it was him; where he was, and what he was doing.
We can see the response of the mayor (pro tem) in the photo above, but all we can do at this point is wonder about the response of The Honorable Ross, once he realized his mic was still on.
I mean no disrespect sir, but was it while you were washing your hands? Drying them? What?Continue reading →