Over the past few years, Twitter has gone from being a fun way to share your cereal habits to a sharp tool for building brands, reaching fans, and inspiring political change. But when any system gets powerful, people start trying to game it. 140 characters in the wrong hands can blow up the White House or turn a Mickey Mouse Club alum into a candidate for exorcism. Read on for seven hacks that range from fun to frightening, plus tips on how to keep your own account safe from cybercrime.
Comic books are more valuable than ever, and, like any magical object, this means that they (and their caretakers!) are in greater and greater danger. The bad news? Iron Man can't pop out of the pages and rescue you. The good news? There are some easy things you can do to protect yourself and your stash. Whether you keep your comics in a controlled-climate case or in a shoebox under your bed, here are some tricks you can use to make sure bad guys keep their grubby paws off them.
Are you the kind of person who feels great making to-do lists, and then has somehow misplaced them when things actually need to get done? Who updates her calendar fastidiously but then never checks it on the necessary day? Who wants to take good care of her home, but doesn't always have the time to dig through appliance manuals and city regulations? I sure am — so I was delighted to discover HomeSpot, a website that keeps track of your house for you. I've been using HomeSpot Home Management Software for the past month and I can say with certainty that my floors are shinier, my dishwasher runs smoother, and my home feels much homier overall.
Plants. We feed them, we water them, we play them Mozart. And in return, they give us — what? Oxygen? Stress relief? Nice colors to gaze at? Turns out that plants have been hiding their trump card for a while — they're home security superstars. Beneath those pretty petals, they're packing some serious heat. It's time to start making your garden work for you: read on and learn how to squeeze the most protection out of your plants.
We love DIY ingenuity over here at SimpliSafe — that's why we make it so easy to customize our security systems, from sensors to setup to smartphone notifications. So when one of our valued customers posted on our Facebook wall to let us know how he was able to rig a SimpliSafe system to catch some repeat burglars, we couldn't wait to share his savvy solution with the rest of you!
Burglars are awful, but at least their reasoning kind of makes sense — need money, see expensive stuff, take expensive stuff, and run. But what about intruders who aren't after your cash? Bet you'd never heard of the Sausage Slapper, the Reverse Intruder, or these five other recent break-in artists.
If you don't have one eye on bitcoins already, you will soon. For weeks, the digital currency has been skyrocketing in dollar value and in cultural cache. Owners are watching the trendlines, wondering whether to buy or sell. Economists, tech nerds and opinionated citizens are debating whether the bubble will burst. Some people are still wondering what the heck they are (if you're one of those, never fear — an intro is below!). For companies, though, the conversation isn't speculative — figuring out whether or not to accept bitcoins as payment is an important business decision. Our office is currently embroiled in a debate over this very issue, and we decided to lay out the arguments for and against.
Burglars. Vandals. Home invaders. Ravenous fires and silent, deadly CO emissions. SimpliSafe's suite of state-of-the-art home security sensors protect customers from every imaginable danger. But what about the dangers that are harder to imagine? What about the ones that lurk around the corner — one nuclear attack, voodoo spell or mutant disease away? What about . . . zombies?