Credit to Author: Alex Baker-Whitcomb| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 22:09:58 +0000
There's a new scam getting after your Google Calendar, you can now control TVs with your eyes, and it's time to get your smorgasbord of cell phone photos organized. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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A tricky scam plants phishing links in your calendar
You hopefully already know to avoid phishing emails … and texts … and popups … but now there's a new place to worry about scams: your calendar. Scammers are sending waves of invites to Google Calendar users that look legitimate, except when you click and put in your personal information, well, you know the rest. We suggest you turn off the setting that automatically adds invitations to your calendar, and don't accept invitations you don't recognize.
Comcast now lets you control your TV with your eyes
Comcast remotes already have voice-control, but now the company will be rolling out devices that allow users to use their gaze like a computer mouse. To "click," they can either linger on a particular icon or set the device to "blink mode," where closing the eyes registers the click. The feature is built for accessibility for those unable to operate the standard remote. It's a big step forward for both technology and inclusivity.
You brush your teeth. You clean your ears. You (hopefully) wash your hands several times a day. So why is it that we feel a couple of dry rubs of toilet paper does the trick for our rear ends? While bidets haven't become poop-ular in American culture just yet, many predict they will soon. Our writer's had one for nine months, and explains why the bidet is so life-changing.
Be real with yourself: the photos on your cell phone are an absolute mess. They're next to impossible to organize, and when you want to find that cute selfie you took three months ago, you find yourself wading through the abyss to get there. Luckily, our senior editor put together a list of Google Photos hacks. Welcome to the good life.
Take a peek into our conversation with Messie Condo, author of Tidy the F-ck Up.
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