People are throwing away millions of working computers because internal parts are clogged with dust

Nov 02, 2017 @ 8:45 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

What’s lurking inside your desktop or laptop? Could it be a rat, carcinogenic dust, allergens, spiders, or just several inches of nicotine? If you’re not keeping the inside of your computer clean, you’re reducing its lifespan. Millions of computers, many of which work perfectly fine, are thrown out each year. Not only does this cost ….read more

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Cell phone while driving bans are unscientific, not effective, and fatality data is misunderstood, scientists say

Oct 28, 2017 @ 8:17 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

Beware, there are people that want you fined and put in jail for texting while walking, not just for touching your phone while driving. New technology is the modern scapegoat for lobbyists looking to cash in on the latest consumer trends. Nearly 95% of Americans use phones and most do so safely while driving. Scientists ….read more

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Simple tips for defending against keylogger attacks

Oct 22, 2017 @ 1:54 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

It took the University of Kansas (KU) over a year to notify staff that a student had been using a keylogger to record faculty login credentials to change his grades in the faculty grading system. Although deceit is nothing new, the tools to cheat are easy to access and they’re cheap. Keyloggers that are directly ….read more

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