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How to tell which of your apps are using up the most data

How to tell which of your apps are using up the most data

BY ANTONIO VILLAS-BOAS, Business Insider, June 28, 2015  – You may purchase phone plans with more than enough data to cover things like casual web surfing and streaming the occasional song. But you may not realize that browsing Facebook could be a big hit against your data plan too. According to Cisco’s online VNI Services Gauge Tool, one hour of browsing through social media can use up 90 megabytes, which is more than twice the amount of data that streaming music uses in the standard […]

by · June 28, 2015 · Consumer, Technology
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Rob Johnson looks on as Houston Astros' Chris Carter (L) hits a two-run homer off pitcher Jason Motte during the fifth inning of a MLB spring training game in Kissimmee, Florida in a March 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/files

Cheating ingrained in baseball long before alleged Cardinals hack

By Steve Ginsburg, WASHINGTON (Reuters) ­June 17, 2015 –  Cheating in baseball has been a tradition since the days of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth ­ generations before Major League Baseball confirmed that the St. Louis Cardinals are being investigated for possibly hacking in to the computers of the Houston Astros. The practice has been romanticized because of the many uncomplicated ­ and often hilarious ­ ways to beat the system, whether by using a telescope from the center field stands to steal a catcher’s signs […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, News, Sports, Technology
AARP members watch as Lisa Suennen moderates this year's 50 Live Pitch Event at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
(Credit Lisann Ramos)

Entrepreneurs Pitch Mobile Apps Geared To Seniors

By Editor of WUSF News – June 12, 2015 – Mary Theresa Anderson is sitting in the back of a Miami Beach Convention Center ballroom, listening as entrepreneurs pitch health apps geared toward her and other retirees. The former trauma nurse from Maryland follows along as venture capitalists drill aspiring businessmen and women about products offering brain exercises, real-time health monitoring, even online vitamin delivery. From FitBits to smartphone calorie counters, mobile health apps are one the fastest-growing parts of today’s […]

Wounded Warrior Captain Bacik Walking, Running and Standing Tall (Video)

Wounded Warrior Captain Bacik Walking, Running and Standing Tall (Video)

By Mayo Clinic, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 24, 2015 – There are heroes in every war and Captain Matthew Bacik is certainly one of those. He was in the elite U.S. Army Ranger Regiment, honored with three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal, but he left active duty when an ambush in Iraq resulted in a below-the-knee amputation. Today, however, because of a new device tested at Mayo Clinic, he’s walking, running and standing tall.  

Internet Gaming Disorder: The Damaging Effects of Screen Addictions

Internet Gaming Disorder: The Damaging Effects of Screen Addictions

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, Mar. 27, 2015 – Internet gaming disorder, as discussed , is a new diagnosis for a problem that an increasing – and disturbing – number of adolescents and adults are experiencing. IGD, an acronym for internet gaming disorder, is defined as “a pattern of excessive and prolonged internet gaming that results in a cluster of cognitive and behavioral symptoms.” We can’t deny that technology is huge part of our modern lives, yet we need […]

LinkedIn premium users each to receive $1 in password-leak settlement

LinkedIn premium users each to receive $1 in password-leak settlement

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Feb 24, 2015 – To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 million – or about $1 each – to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012. The case dates back to June, 2012 when LinkedIn premium user Katie Szpyrka sued LinkedIn after the social network reported that […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, News, Technology
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Customers accuse Broward flying machine maker of fraud; AG investigating

By Ann Henson Feltgen, BrowardBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Dec 22, 2014 – A Dania Beach firm that sells James Bond-style jetpacks is being sued for fraud by a California watersports company that alleges it lost more than $1 million because equipment it paid for was never delivered and contracts it was counting on were not honored. Dean O’Malley, president of Newport Beach-based Jetpack America, filed the eight-count complaint against JetLev, a designer and manufacturer of water recreational systems. O’Malley’s firm distributed […]

by · December 22, 2014 · Broward County, Featured, News, Sports, Technology
Anonymous hacktivist group crashes Fort Lauderdale governmental websites (Video)

Anonymous hacktivist group crashes Fort Lauderdale governmental websites (Video)

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Dec 1, 2014 – Hours after an “Anonymous” posting on YouTube, the hacktivist group made good on their threat to crash the official city and police department website of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when demands to lift the city’s homeless bans were not met. In their trademark computer generated voice, an individual – wearing a Guy Fawkes mask – promised to crash the FortLauderdale.gov and related websites if the city did not rescind the homeless sleeping and feeding […]

Watch Live: Decade-long Quest to Land on a Comet Comes to an End

Watch Live: Decade-long Quest to Land on a Comet Comes to an End

By NOVA Next, Nov 12, 2014 – A box of metal and electronics cruising at 34,400 miles per hour is on the cusp of ending a decade-long quest to softly settle on the surface of a speeding comet. Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s comet orbiter, has dispatched the lander Philae, a 220-pound marvel that has just 64 hours to conduct experiments on the comet’s surface before its batteries will need a recharge. The ESA launched Rosetta back in March 2004 to […]

Your old and unused cellphone can be put to use

Your old and unused cellphone can be put to use

For EyesOnNews.com Oct 30, 2014 – We all have them—a collection of cell phones that were state-of-the-art when we first got them and now are obsolete, mere relics that serve no purpose. Yet for some reason we hold on to them. Did you ever wonder what to do with your old cell phone? Consider donating it to the Ann Storck Center! The phones are sold to a company that recycles the parts and the batteries.  The Ann Storck Center receives from $2.50 […]

The US Won’t See Another Solar Eclipse Like This Week’s Until 2023

The US Won’t See Another Solar Eclipse Like This Week’s Until 2023

By Jessica Orwig, Business Insider, Oct 22, 2014 – Thursday’s partial solar eclipse will begin at 3:38 pm EDT (12:38 pm PDT) and last through 7:52 pm EDT (4:52 pm PDT). The most spectacular portion of the partial eclipse, when the moon blocks out the most sun, will happen around 5:45 pm EDT (2:45 pm PDT). Each time a solar eclipse occurs, only a small part of the world gets to see it. This is because a solar eclipse happens when […]

NASA’s Mars fleet survives close brush with comet (video)

NASA’s Mars fleet survives close brush with comet (video)

By Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com Staff Writer, Oct 22, 2014 – Three spacecraft at Mars survived a close brush with a comet that buzzed by the Red Planet Sunday (Oct. 19), while scientists on Earth captured some amazing images of the comet’s close pass. NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) probe and Odyssey spacecraft appear to be in good health after hiding behind Mars as Comet Siding Spring whizzed 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) past the planet at high […]