Infographic: Who’s Tracking You Online, and How to Fight it

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Concerned about online privacy? We all know we're being tracked online by everyone from tech companies to national governments to rogue police organizations, but sometimes it's easy to forget just how pervasive that tracking really is. The following infographic looks into who tracks browsing habits, as well as the steps you can take to limit such activity in ...

Amazon Watch: Launching Soon in South Korea?, Swahili Now Supported in Kindle Store

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Local sources are reporting that Amazon is in a hiring spree in Seoul, South Korea. The Korean language news site Donga reports that the retailer is hiring up to 300 positions in anticipation of a launch in March. The jobs are mostly in IT, which is leading some to speculate that Amazon plans to launch a digital presence ...

The Morning Coffee – 27 February 2015

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Here are 6 stories to read this Monday morning. Yes, it's Monday. I've used my nefarious supervillian powers to erase the weekend. Bwahahaha! Are "brows" disappearing? (Nathan Bransford, Author) Business Musings: Indispensable (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) A First Look at Advertising with Amazon  (Nicholas C. Rossis) The More You Know®: burnished pearls of bookish wisdom from wacky Wikipedia talk pages (MobyLives) The Top ...

Spark’s $39 Electron Board Can Add Cellular Connectivity to Your Waffle Maker, Blender

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Many pundits expect that the Internet of Things will lead to a future where all of our devices talk to each other, and some will likely be using Spark Lab's latest development board. Spark Labs has been working to simplify the process of making connected devices for a while now. It's released the Core development board and then the Photon, both ...

Chromebooks Outsold iPads in US Schools in the 4th Quarter

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Apple may be winning the smartphone market and still lead consumer tablet sales, but report after report says that they're losing out on school sales. And according to Futuresource, that trend continued in the 4th quarter of 2014. This consulting firm released a new report yesterday which said that that Chromebooks completely overtook the iPad last quarter. Their estimates ...