You Can Get Amazon Prime Music Unlimited For Free For 3 Months Right Now

If you’ve been wanting to give Amazon Prime Music a try, now might be one of the best times to sign up. Amazon is currently offering three months of the streaming music service for free, provided you haven’t used the service before. The promotion is valid between now and May 14th, 2019. After the three months, you’ll be charged $9.99 a month, or $7.99 if you’re an Amazon Prime member….

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A hacking ring stole millions by hijacking SIM cards, feds say

Nine people have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to hijack SIM cards and steal cryptocurrency from unwitting victims, prosecutors said this week. The scheme, according to court documents, netted more than $2.4 million. In an unsealed indictment, prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan allege that six of the people, living across the United States and Ireland, were members of a group called “The…

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CVS, Payless and Victoria’s Secret are just some of the brands closing stores in 2019

Based on figures from global marketing research firm Coresight Research, bankruptcy filings and company earnings reports, more than 6,500 stores are already slated to be shuttered.  Payless ShoeSource accounts for the largest number of closings with 2,590 stores, which are holding liquidation sales. Some stores will close by the end of March, with other locations staying open through the end of May, the company said. In 2018, Coresight tracked 5,528 closings, which included all Toys R Us locations,…

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Best age for Social Security retirement benefits

Every worker Opens a New Window. at some point starts to think about retirement and applying for Social Security benefits Opens a New Window. . The big question is: When should you start collecting Social Security? Generally, the key to that answer lies in what is considered your “full retirement age” because that is the age at which you can collect your full benefit. But the answer is not the…

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Verizon’s 5G internet launch will come with free YouTube TV or Apple TV 4K

Verizon today announced that Google and Apple will be its first video streaming launch partners when the telecom’s 5G broadband service arrives later this year. It also revealed its fourth and final launch market, Indianapolis, which joins the previously announced Houston, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. The announcement today confirms a previous rumor late last month; customers who sign up to Verizon’s 5G home internet service can choose to receive a…

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Google Assistant is 10x faster and knows where your mom lives

One of the best ways to understand the potential of the Google Assistant is to watch how fast the voice-activated helper can now bring up Beyonce’s Instagram page. “Hey, Google,” says Meggie Hollenger, a Google program manager, using the wake words that trigger the software on her smartphone. Then it’s off to the races as she shoots off 12 commands in rapid-fire succession. “Open the New York Times … Open…

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Google Maps will let you enter Incognito Mode, and it won’t store your data

Google has started realizing that people care about their online privacy. At Google I/O 2019 the company announced a number of new features for the privacy-aware. Perhaps the biggest and most important feature is that Incognito Mode will now be available in Google Maps. But what does that mean? Well, when you use Google Maps, your location information is stored by Google, and linked to your Google account. In Incognito…

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Uber and Lyft drivers are planning a strike on Wednesday ahead of Uber’s IPO

Uber and Lyft drivers are planning a two-hour strike in several major cities around the world on Wednesday, an effort that is meant to coincide with Uber’s forthcoming IPO. Labor groups organizing the strike are protesting the companies’ payment and labor practices, and they hope to stymie the ride-hail apps during the crucial morning rush hour on the day before Uber is expected to debut on the public markets. Ride-hail…

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Card skimming hack targets 201 campus stores in North America

The infamous Magecart card skimming hack has been used to make life miserable for college students. Trend Micro has discovered that a hacking group, currently nicknamed Mirrorthief, relied on the scripting technique to steal card data from 201 online campus stores across the US and Canada on April 14th. The team slipped its scripts into the checkout pages of the sites (all created by a common developer, PrismRBS) to harvest…

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Grocery delivery and pickup are changing how we buy food for the better

My grandmother loved grocery shopping. Raised on a farm in south Alabama, she spent decades dishing up three made-from-scratch meals every day and loved nothing more than casually perusing the aisles all afternoon. One generation later, my mom loathes it. A working woman in the city during the height of TV dinners, she just wants to get in, get out and get on with her day. Me? For years I…

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Where teachers can get free food and discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

For Teacher Appreciation Week, which kicks off Monday, some restaurants are offering free meals, buy-one-get-one free deals and discounts. The biggest freebie day for educators is Tuesday, Teacher Appreciation Day, also called National Teachers Day. And teachers won’t be the only ones being recognized. National Nurses Week also starts Monday and goes through May 12. Dates of the offers and participation can vary by location. To be on the safe…

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What Amazon knows about you

Depending on how much you shop, watch and read with Amazon, the e-commerce behemoth may know more about you than any other company on earth. The big picture: Naturally, they know what you’ve browsed or bought on their main service. They also know what you’ve asked Alexa, watched on Prime, and read on your Kindle. They know even more thanks to their ownership of Whole Foods, Ring, Eero, Twitch, Goodreads, IMDB…

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