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Web News for July, 2016


Trends:  ★★ Apple’s 13-year growth declines  ★★  Google smart car to hit the roads soon  ★★  3D printing goes to war  ★★ 5G is coming  ★★ Detox teas contain laxatives  ★★  The most influential gadgets of all time



Great ideas:  ★★ Inexpensive 3D-printed lens gives terahertz imaging a boost  ★★  Premi lambs kept alive in artificial placenta  ★★  Microsoft-suggested tips for party planning  ★★  Solve laptop overheating by stacking pennies, thanks Steve &  Helen


Security/Privacy  issues:  ★★ Facebook scam targets business pages to launch additional attacks  ★★  What’s the difference between wiping, shredding, deleting, erasing, and resetting?  ★★  Waze can help hackers stalk you  ★★  GM Bot overlay malware  ★★ How to spot hidden cameras  ★★ Chrome browser patched  ★★ Security company InfoArmor’s PwnedList breached  ★★ Slack hacked  ★★  Lansing Water & Light hit by ransomware


Legal issues:  ★★ Is court-ordered Touch ID testifying against yourself?  ★★  Having an accident w/o marchamo can cost millions


Philosophical issues:  ★★ Interesting travel gadgets  ★★  Craig Wright says he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of bitcoin  ★★  How to sharpen a knife


Local Issues:  ★★ New cycle of Turrialba eruptions  ★★  Release of prisoners in CR angers politicians, tourism industry  ★★  CR lacks a freedom-of-information law, but ranks high in press freedom


Interplanetary issues & beyond:  ★★ Flipboard NASA articles  ★★  Mars rover tested on Earth fm ISS  ★★  SpaceX rockets get payload capacity boost  ★★  European Mars mission postponed for 2 years  ★★  3 newly discovered exoplanets


Geek humor & interests:  ★★ Solar Impulse 2 is Phoenix bound


Galleries:  ★★ See all 59 US national parks in 1 minute  ★★ Do you remember Phil Collins?


Hardware, General:  ★★ 4K multitouch coffee table senses objects on its surface  ★★  LG’s fingerprint sensor hides beneath the screen


Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT):  ★★ Amazon Tap is a portable voice-controlled assistant


Hardware, Smartphones: ★★ Camera chassis converts iPhones into mobile journalism rigs   ★★  iPhone 6 & 6+ review & buyer’s guide


Hardware, Smart Cameras: ★★ Great cameras for long-range use  ★★  High-res cameras for under $100


Hardware, Peripherals:  ★★ Luma router, thanks Connie


Software, In the Cloud:  ★★ Top sites for free and legal movies


Software, General Tools:  ★★ WiFi signal strength mappers


Software, Browsers:  ★★ Chrome browser patched


Software, Apple, Apps:  ★★ How to tell if someone blocks your iPhone #  ★★  MS makes a keyboard app for iPhones


Software, Microsoft, General News & Trivia:  ★★ MS drops Google from Cortana searches


Software, Google, Operating Systems - Android:  ★★ Android security bugs


Software, Google, Apps:  ★★ PieMessage app is iMessage for Android


Software, Open-source, General News & Trivia:  ★★ Linux documentation library  ★★  Linux news

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