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Pitmaster BBQ dashboard monitors your meat and veggies

Barbecue is all about temperature, about making sure that whatever is on the grill reaches the right temperature. At least, that is the part that makes sure you don’t poison people, because your food should get hot enough to kill any bacteria. [Chris Aquino] decided to take this a step further than simply sticking a thermometer into a hunk of meat by creating Pitmaster. This combination of hardware and software monitors the temperature of multiple chunks of food and alerts…

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The consequences of online vigilantism

Like some kind of dark comic book movie, the internet has a problem with vigilantes — specifically, online justice-seekers who attempt to take the identification and punishment of alleged wrong-doers into their own hands. Online vigilantes seem to come from the same place as fictional ones — no one else is filling what they see as a gap in the law, so why not step in? But the fallout from vigilante social media “justice” can frequently be ruinous — especially…

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Giphy Stickers Let You Deface Your Favorite Websites

Giphy wants you to plaster your favorite websites with stickers. Why? Because why not? Most websites are rather dull, dry places devoid of much razzmatazz. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Giphy is on hand to help, with Giphy Sticker Embed letting visitors post stickers all over the shop. Given that Giphy specializes in GIFs GIFs, The Language Of The Web: Their History, Culture, and Future GIFs, The Language Of The Web: Their History, Culture, and Future Read…

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​Samsung, SK Telecom succeed in 4G, 5G link

Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom have succeeded in linking 4G and 5G networks, the companies have announced. It is the first handover between 2.6GHz spectrum 4G LTE and 28GHz and 3.5GHz spectrum 5G networks, the companies said. The technology, Multi-RAT Interworking, will allow faster commercialisation of 5G networks. Users of 4G networks will be able to switch back and forth between them as soon as 5G begins deployment. The world’s largest electronics maker by revenue and South Korea’s largest mobile…

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Amazon’s new Fire TV fits behind your screen and plays 4K HDR at 60fps

The new Amazon Fire TV is here, and it’s smaller and cheaper than ever. In fact, it looks more like a Google Chromecast than it does previous editions of the set-top box. Amazon announced the new streaming device during a secretive press event at its Seattle, Washington headquarters at which TechRadar was in attendance. It’ll cost just $69 or £69 when it launches later this year. That price will get you 4K, HDR video playback at 60 frames per second…

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SmartBear AlertSite Review & Rating

Website monitoring services such as SmartBear AlertSite all provide the same core service for businesses: keeping track of the health, performance, and user satisfaction at the different levels of its Web presence. And the scale and versatility of that service is critically important. Some cheaper services with targeted focuses on key metrics may be unable to meet the demands of large enterprises while, conversely, the broadest, most expensive, or most heavy-duty services for enterprises could prove too much for small…

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Amazon Echo Plus, Echo Spot: Are there too many Alexa devices?

These are just some of Amazon’s Echo products. Ry Crist/CNET By midday Wednesday, the homepage of Amazon.com was scrubbed clean of nearly all its usual listings for clever coffee mugs, flamingo-shaped pool inflatables and audaciously patterned socks. Instead, the massive e-retailer transformed what is arguably the most valuable shopping real estate online into an electronics site that showcased its six new Alexa-enabled products. Yes, six. Amazon introduced a new Echo, the Echo Plus and the Echo Spot. Oh, and Echo…

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Mobile antivirus software: What you should consider | Apps & wearables

Earlier this year a reported 10 million smartphones were infected by malware, with an estimated $300,000 (c.£250,000) per month being made in fraudulent ad revenue from just one strain of malware.  With mobile banking apps, integrated emails and even Amazon-style ‘one-click’ buying, a lot of personal information is stored on your mobile phone. Some believe that an unprotected phone will leave people susceptible to an array of malicious campaigns, and while it’s hard to disagree, a lot of people argue that mobile antivirus…

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RancherOS: A tiny Linux for Docker lovers

Like the various Linux server and desktop distributions, the container-oriented Linux distributions mix and match various projects and components to construct a complete container infrastructure. These distros generally combine a minimal OS kernel, an orchestration framework, and an ecosystem of container services. RancherOS not only fits the mold, but takes the minimal kernel and the container paradigm to extremes. RancherOS is a container infrastructure platform that runs Docker directly on top of a reduced footprint (20MB) Linux kernel. Rancher’s take on…

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Hackers Lock Out iPhone And Mac Users, Demand Bitcoin Ransom: Here’s How To Stay Safe : TECH : Tech Times

New horizons flyover of Pluto Hackers have exploited Apple’s Find My iPhone and Find My Mac services to lock users from their devices and hold them ransom. Here are some ways to protect yourself before it’s too late.  ( Apple ) Hackers are locking out users from their iPhone and MacBook despite having two-factor authentication turned on by exploiting Apple’s “Find My” feature, holding the devices ransom. To return access to their rightful owners, the cybercriminals are demanding payment in Bitcoin,…

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