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Unsecured phone lines are ‘so easy to hack it’s scary,’ experts say

President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans on January 26, 2017. White House President Donald Trump reportedly uses unsecured phones for White House business, rather than encrypted phone services intended for top government officials, according…

Computer game may help to predict reuse of opioids

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows. The game, now being developed as an app, tests each patient's comfort with risk-taking, producing mathematical scores called betas long used by economists to measure consumers' willingness…

Top Christmas gifts for Lego fans

Home News World of tech (Image credit: Future) There are many Christmas gifts you can buy for Lego fans – because Lego is such a good gift, every single Lego set would effectively pass as a great present, so you're going to need help narrowing that selection down.That's why we've come up with this list…

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $15 Wi-Fi extender, SanDisk microSD cards, Bose headphones and speakers, more

Well, it looks like Cyber Week 2019 might as well have just started again because Amazon has tons of Cyber Monday-quality deals available to check out today. Highlights include a one-day sale that slashes SanDisk microSD cards back down to Black Friday prices, a huge blowout sale on Oakley and Ray-Ban sunglasses, the incredible Roomba…

WhatsApp block: Chat app will BAN these phones in a matter of weeks

Some WhatsApp fans could face a major issue later this month when a new block comes into force. The chat app has been warning users with older phones for a little while that they will need to upgrade their handset to continue using the service. And now that date is just a few weeks away.WhatsApp…

The best 40-inch TVs: What are your options?

Owning a large 55-inch TV can make content consumption more immersive. However, not everyone needs such a large TV for their living room spaces. For them, 40-inch TVs will serve them just fine. The size still works for viewing from a distance, and resolution typically doesn’t see a drop from larger TVs.Here’s our list of…

How streaming services such as Google Stadia will affect Ireland’s video game industry

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OnePlus may return to low-cost phones with the 8 Lite

However, there are signs that you might not have to compromise too much. It would have a hole-punch front camera as expected with other OnePlus 8 models, and the lack of an obvious fingerprint reader suggests the Lite would use under-screen tech like existing models. This more affordable model might still have a 6.4- or…

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Unsecured phone lines are ‘so easy to hack it’s scary,’ experts say

President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans on January 26, 2017. White House President Donald Trump reportedly uses unsecured phones for White House business, rather than encrypted phone services intended for top government officials, according…
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Computer game may help to predict reuse of opioids

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows. The game, now being developed as an app, tests each patient's comfort with risk-taking, producing mathematical scores called betas long used by economists to measure consumers' willingness…

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer is here and it’s totally ’80s

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The Problem With Public Service Loan Forgiveness? It’s Mostly Working.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness PSLF Program documents.GettyThe Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program has become nationally known as a mess. So far, over 90,000 people have applied for forgiveness, but just 845 applications have been approved. It’s hard not to think of a program with a 99% rejection rate as an absolute failure. When headlines…
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After his sixth Ballon d’Or, six challenges ahead for Messi

Despite his award acceptance speech alluding to his days as a top flight footballer nearing their end, Sunday's performance for Barcelona against Atlético Madrid was proof that there is still plenty left for the Rosario born to offer. As the player enters the twilight of his playing career, there is still some unfinished business for the…