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Easy Location-Sharing App Jink Is Kind To Your Smartphone’s Battery

jink app Jink is an iOS and Android app with one goal: to answer the question “where the heck are you?”
The location sharing app, developed by Taipei and San Francisco-based Greenhouse Apps, is the latest entrant in a very busy space and is up against some formidable competition, including Glympse (which recently disclosed new funding of $12 million, bringing its total to $20 million)… Read More

‘I’m on Vacation’ Is Your New Anti-Work Summer Anthem



Please do not kill these two bros’ vacation vibe

YouTubers Rhett & Link have a new song called “I’m On Vacation,” and it’s the perfect summer anthem for anyone desperate to leave the 9 to 5 grind behind

Just make sure you have enough PTO before you do.

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Matter Lets You Add And Edit 3D Objects In Your Photographs

Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 4.05.31 PM Pixite, a company that creates high-quality photo editing apps on iOS, is increasing its creative suite today with the launch of Matter, an app that allows users to add 3D effects with shadows and reflections into their existing photographs. Read More

Winter Is Coming to Russia: Putin Abolishes ‘Daylight Saving’ Time Shift



Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken the first steps in claiming “Winterfell” as Russia’s nickname, after he signed a law on Tuesday that places the country under a permanent wintertime, starting October 26.

Under the new law, “seasonal changing of clocks is not being carried out,” the Kremlin announcement said, according to Agence France-Presse. “Russians will turn their clocks back one hour, and will not set them an hour ahead the following spring,” Russian news site RIA Novosti reported.

Putin’s “winter” will revert former president Dmitry Medvedev’s 2011 policy, which moved Russia to a permanent summer time, or GMT+4 (Greenwich Mean Time plus four hours). From October 26, Moscow will be permanently on GMT+3 (Greenwich Mean Time plus three hours). Read more…

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The Psychology of Phishing

An anonymous reader writes Phishing emails are without a doubt one of the biggest security issues consumers and businesses face today. Cybercriminals understand that we are a generation of clickers and they use this to their advantage. They will take the time to create sophisticated phishing emails because they understand that today users can tell-apart spam annoyances from useful email, however they still find it difficult identifying phishing emails, particularly when they are tailored to suit each recipient individually. Fake emails are so convincing and compelling that they fool 10% of recipients into clicking on the malicious link. To put that into context a legitimate marketing department at a FTSE 100 company typically expects less than a 2% click rate on their advertising campaigns. So, how are the cybercriminals out-marketing the marketing experts?

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Philips Hue Lights React to ‘Sharknado 2′ for Bloody Cool Effects



Ian Ziering looks serious. His character’s worrisome scowl appears permanent, a consequence of living through probably the most absurdly hellish scenario in B-movie history: a tornado that hoovers up thousands of hungry sharks from the ocean, only to rain them down onto Los Angeles to feast on hapless residents.

Sharknado was a social media sensation (as well as a ratings one) last summer, whipping Twitter into a feeding frenzy of shark-obsessed tweets, with notable influencers such as actor Wil Wheaton and writer Damon Lindelof leading the charge. Twitter even released analytics around the broadcast, showing how it went viral. Of course, a sequel was quickly green-lit. Read more…

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Lightning strike causes up to $100,000 damage to Farmington apartment

FARMINGTON — A lightning strike on Wednesday afternoon at the Blueberry Hill Apartments at 145 North St. caused an estimated $75,000 to $100,000 in damage to one building containing four apartments, Farmington fire Deputy Chief Clyde Ross said Wednesday evening. There were no injurie…

Man falls 30 feet after losing footing during photo op on Cadillac Mountain

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — A California man has been taken by helicopter to a Bangor hospital after losing his footing Wednesday while posing for a photo near the top of Cadillac Mountain, according to park rangers. It is the fifth rescue by Acadia rangers of an injured or lost hiker in …