Beware that internet-enabled devices can stop working anytime

Eye-Fi makes clever wifi hotspots in the shape of SD cards; your camera sees them as SD cards but you can mount them on your network and automatically feed the images captured by your camera to a nearby laptop. But to make all this work with some models, you need an account on "Eye-Fi Center,"…
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Installing a credit card skimmer takes much less time than I’d have guessed

The page I'm linking to includes a video where two scammers distract the checkout clerk and the third takes *maybe* one second to install a credit card skimmer on top of the existing transaction device.  He then double checks it, taking another second or two. Incredible...and incredibly scary. http://gizmodo.com/it-takes-these-brazen-thieves-just-seconds-to-install-a-1765447063
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IE 8 to 10 reaching “end of life”

There's a Windows Update coming next week that will alert users to the "end of life" of IE8,9,10 which means anyone still using XP or Vista. Win7 users should already have done all their updates and have been running IE11 for quite some time.  Win8 & 10 users started off with IE11 and are unaffected.…
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Get your laptop’s F1-F12 keys behaving like function keys.

This is, I'll admit, one of those things I just never got around to looking up but came across this today.  Laptops usually double-up the jobs of the Function keys (that top row of F1-F12) to do things like toggle the Wireless adapter on/off, or change the screen brightness and so on.  Usually, you hold…
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