Photos: 26 weird and useful things to 3D print for your desk – Page 26 – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-15-weird-and-useful-things-to-3d-print-for-your-desk/26/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472If you have a 3D printer, you have the means to produce all the functional (and maybe not so functional) office supplies you want.
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Facebook’s New Download Tool: Better, But Still Incomplete – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-new-download-tool-better-but-still-incomplete-1525112291In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Mark Zuckerberg’s Capitol Hill testimony, Facebook has made it easier for users to receive a copy of things they have posted and interacted with on the social network. In other words, all the mysteries that weren’t answered when CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent about 10 hours testifying on Capitol Hill still aren’t answered here.
6 things to know about your Facebook account – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/how-to/things-to-know-about-your-facebook-account/?ftag=CAD3c77551&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756There’s a lot of confusion regarding your Facebook account and data — we try to help clear things up. To Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s credit, users do opt in to a lot of Facebook’s services, many of which share your data either directly with the company, third-party developers or advertisers. What’s done is done, but you still have control over every app’s access to your data going forward.
Edible glitter is suddenly everywhere, from pizza and bagels to gravy – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2018/04/03/sparkly-pizza-bagels-and-gravy-nothing-is-safe-from-edible-glitters-reach/?utm_term=.fba14d6cf56eFirst things first: There is a difference between “edible” and “nontoxic” glitter. This is an important distinction you will need to remember if you want to participate in what is shaping up to be one of 2018’s biggest and most controversial trends: decorating everything from cookies to pizza with a sprinkling of shiny sparkles. And no, it’s not the kind you buy in the craft aisle.
Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/instagram-is-turning-into-facebook-and-thats-bad-1517422670Facebook Inc. has owned Instagram since 2012 but the two have felt totally different—until recently, when Instagram started using many of the same digital tricks Facebook pioneered to keep you scrolling longer. Part of what made Instagram great was that your main feed was a stream of things you wanted to see: pictures and videos from friends and accounts whose posts you enjoy. The Facebook-type noise—stuff your friends had commented on, public chatter—remained in other tabs you could click over to if you felt like it.
Netflix hid a fake biotech booth in the middle of CEShttps://www.engadget.com/2018/01/10/netflix-fake-ces-2018-altered-carbon/Venture beyond tech whales like Samsung and Sony, beyond the rows of smart speakers and giant TVs and you’ll discover that there are weirder things to be found at CES.
https://www.wired.com/story/encrypt-all-of-the-things/?CNDID=49046367&mbid=nl_122517_daily_list3_p5Want to keep outsiders from listening in on your chats, phone calls, and more? Encrypt them. All of them. – Signal, the smartphone and now-desktop encryption app, has become the darling of the privacy community, for good reason. It’s as easy to use as the default messaging app on your phone; it’s been open source from the start, and carefully audited and probed by security researchers; and it has received glowing recommendations from Edward Snowden, academic cryptographers, and beyond.
A fast and open replacement for Windows and macOS ⋅ elementary OShttps://elementary.ioA fast and open replacement for Windows and macOS. There are myriad Linux distros, from Red Hat and CentOS and Ubuntu to Google Android. Most are typically used on computer servers that run things like websites and other big online applications, and most of the headlines go Android, which has reinvented the world of smartphones and tablets. But Elementary OS is different: It’s intended for desktop PCs, which are still very much the domain of Apple and Microsoft.
Future Apple Watch models could get EKG heart monitoringhttps://www.engadget.com/2017/12/21/apple-watch-ekg-heart-tracking/We’ve already seen an EKG band for the Apple Watch, but now Apple is reportedly working on bringing the feature directly into its smartwatch, Bloomberg reports. With EKG monitoring, the Apple Watch would be able to track electrical signals from your heart, allowing it to detect things like irregular heartbeats. Think of it as a major upgrade over the device’s current heart tracking, which is more focused on fitness.