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World Password Day: How does your password measure up?

Another World Password Day has come and gone, without most of us even noticing. World Password Day is an effort to promote better password behavior, and it occurs on the first Thursday in May. The idea for the observance came from Mark Burnett, whose 2005 book “Perfect Passwords” encouraged people to have a “password day.” […]

Smartphones and the Environment

As Earth Day comes and goes this week, many of us will think about how our choices affect the planet. We might think about our home energy usage, our consumption of goods, our automobile’s fuel economy or even our food choices. From the impacts of industrial farming to the amount of garbage we generate, many […]

2019’s Tech IPOs: High Stakes, Mixed Reception

In 2019, a number of high-profile tech companies have decided to leave the private sector and transition to publicly owned and traded entities. There are many reasons companies decide to make initial public offerings (IPOs), and there’s more to it than seeing your company’s shiny, new letters trending on the stock ticker. Typically, IPOs serve […]

Will Article 17 Kill the GIF?

Imagine if, every time you wanted to use a GIF or screenshot, you had to ask its copyright owner’s permission to post the content. In the European Union, this may soon be the case. On March 25, the European Parliament approved Article 17 (formerly known as Article 13), which requires online platforms to police copyrighted […]

That Commuter Just Flew By

That headline doesn’t contain a typo. If certain companies can deliver on their promises, commuters will soon have a new travel option: air taxis. The idea of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is hardly new (after all, The Jetsons featured them in 1963); however the idea these vehicles could dominate the skies […]