71 National Food Days To Know About If You Like Free Food

Unless you’ve been, I don’t know, living under a rock, you’ve probably partaken—or at the very least, heard about—National Tequila Day, National Pizza Day, National Donut Day, or one of the other hundreds of food and drink holidays. Brands and restaurants alike have embraced these (probably made up?) occasions by fulfilling our heart’s greatest desire: cheap eats and free booze. So mark your calendars, people. Here are all the national…

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Instagram will let users report ‘false information’

The photo-sharing app will now let its users report posts that contain “false information.” Reported posts may be sent to one of Instagram’s fact-checkers and the post could eventually be hidden from Instagram’s Explore page and hashtag pages. In other words: if you spot fake news or some other type of misinformation in the app, you can now report it, and it might be removed from the more public-facing areas…

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Facial recognition scanners are already at some US airports. Here’s what to know

The next time you go to the airport you might notice something different as part of the security process: A machine scanning your face to verify your identity. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been working with airlines to implement biometric face scanners in domestic airports to better streamline security. In fact, they’re already in place in certain airports around the country. But how does the process work? Which…

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These 3 things could permanently lower your Social Security benefits

Social Security is a significant source of income for millions of retirees, with nearly half of single beneficiaries and roughly one in five married couples depending on their benefits for at least 90% of their income, according to the Social Security Administration. Relying too much on Social Security benefits in retirement isn’t ideal. The average check comes out to just $1,461 per month, according to the SSA. But if your…

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Google Finds 316,000 Accounts Using Logins From Past Breaches

New research from Google has found that “security conscious” consumers are avoiding easily guessable passwords and using unique ones for their web logins. Nevertheless, there are still hundreds of thousands of accounts out there using login credentials that have been exposed in past data breaches. Google’s findings are based on a free Chrome extension it released in February called Password Checkup, which will alert you when your password choices are…

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Apple is now selling camera lens attachments for your iPhone

Apple has started selling lenses that you can attach to an iPhone to make your photography look even more professional. Apple is selling three new camera lens attachments from its US website so you can make your photos look more attractive than ever. The lenses have been manufactured by the Moment brand, a leader in these phone add-ons. Three lenses are currently available, and are compatible with all Apple smartphones…

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More than 1 million people had their fingerprint data exposed by a huge security hole

The easiest thing you can do to protect yourself after a data breach is to change the exposed password, preferably to something unique and more secure than the previous one. However, if hackers steal your actual fingerprint — mind you, not an encrypted version of it — then there’s really nothing you can do to prevent anyone from abusing it since you obviously can’t change your fingerprints. And that’s precisely…

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Free rent! MillerCoors’ Keystone Light is offering to cover lodging for one year

Here’s something to toast to: Beer brand Keystone Light is making adulting easier for younger consumers by giving away $12,000 cash to cover living expenses. Announced last week, 13 sweepstakes winners will be selected to have their rent covered for an entire year beginning in October, and the award will be given in the form of a check. By offering the free rent campaign on its website and SnapChat, the…

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Facebook paid people to listen to and transcribe your voice clips

Facebook doesn’t need any more bad press, but here we go again. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company paid hundreds of contractors to transcribe audio snippets from your conversations within its services – without making it sufficiently clear these clips were being recorded. Other tech giants have done similar, but that doesn’t make the practice any less problematic. The employees interviewed by Bloomberg say they do not know…

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Samsung’s 108-megapixel camera sensor is coming to smartphones soon

Less than a week after we saw our first images taken with Samsung’s 64-megapixel mobile sensor, the company has announced a new sensor with more than 50 percent more pixels. The Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX, which was designed in collaboration with Xiaomi, is a 108-megapixel smartphone camera sensor that Samsung says is the first to surpass the 100 million pixel milestone for phones. As well as producing high resolution photographs,…

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Visa Checkout to shut down in 2020

Visa is completely rehauling its online payment system to add more security. 9to5 Google reports today that Visa Checkout, a competitor to Paypal which integrated with the Google Pay digital wallet, is shutting down in 2020. The move isn’t an entire surprise. Earlier this year, Visa and all the major credit card companies — Mastercard, American Express and Discover — announced they would unite and launch their own checkout button….

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