‘Once the battery is flat, the phone becomes nothing more than a lump of plastic and metal. There are, however, a few ways to charge your phone in an emergency, when a power outlet or computer isn’t available. These solutions range from mundane to truly innovative…’
How to Avoid Computer Crashes
7 scenarios, and how to avoid them
‘First there’s a little stutter. Next a program hangs, and a funny noise creeps from your machine. Then that familiar blue screen slaps you in the face. Your computer just crashed, and all you can do is sit in the awkward silence of a restart, and hope it wasn’t fatal.
‘There are many possible causes for these hellish episodes, and it’s important to be educated on the whys and hows of PC crashes to prevent them in the future. After all, the next crash could be your PC’s last. Following is a rundown of seven common causes and solutions…’
Things you need to know about Bitcoin
‘A hacker could theoretically destroy the Bitcoin network by tampering with the code in an exploit to end all exploits. However, in the four years since its inception, the Bitcoin code remains uncompromised. Individual users and exchanges may be hacked, but the bitcoins themselves have so far proved unassailable.
‘That’s probably why a number of Bitcoin clones are poised to enter the market. From TerraCoin to Ripple to PPCoin, plenty of virtual currencies based on the open-source Bitcoin code are eager to compete for your real-world money. For now, it’s probably a good idea for most consumers to keep a safe distance from virtual currency: The wild fluctuations in value that make bitcoins so interesting to study could make you a millionaire one day, and a pauper the next…’
People Who Got Fired For Tweeting
Tweeting employees are catching up Facebooking ones
‘Connor Riley had a job offer from Cisco on the table. She tweeted: “Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”
‘Shortly after that, there was a reply from Cisco employee Tim Levad: “Who is the hiring manager? I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the Web.”…’