Here Are The Most Common Ways You’re Wasting Water That Cost You More Than You Think

  SOPHIA MITROKOSTAS, BUSINESS INSIDER 24 Nov 2018 Keeping an eye on your water usage is a good way to save money and help the planet at the same time. Plenty of us have bad habits that could be costing us hundreds of dollars in water bills over the long run. Here are a few ways [...]

How to Safely and Securely Dispose of your Old Gadgets

by David Nield Nov 11, 2018 THERE COMES A period of time in every beloved gadget's life—some more prolonged than others—when you need to think about replacing the electronic device that's given you so much loyal service, whether it's a smartphone, a laptop, a digital camera, or anything in between. Aside from the fun of [...]

As West Grows, Water Use Declines Thanks To Better Toilets

by Luke Runyon Throughout the western U.S., water conservation is in the toilet. And that's a good thing. Since the 1990s, a strange phenomenon has played out in arid western urban areas. Populations are booming while overall water use is staying the same or going down.The trend is clear in Denver, Albuquerque, N.M., Las Vegas, [...]

How to test your tap water for lead

Nearly half of Americans suspect that their water might be unsafe.  This article helps you understand the cause of lead in water and shares some lead test kits to identify the presence of lead. By Kendra Pierre-Louis People don’t trust the water that comes out of their tap, and not just in places without adequate [...]

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

by Sarah Buhr The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public. The CDPH asks people to decrease [...]

KRACK Wi-Fi bug: Here’s how to protect yourself

BY TAYLOR MARTIN OCTOBER 17, 2017 Solid advice for setting up a new wireless router or Wi-Fi network in your home is to password-protect it. Set a secure password using Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and only share it with those you trust. Since the WPA2 standard became available in 2004, this was the recommended setup for wireless [...]

Your Yahoo account info was definitely hacked — here’s what to do

by LAURA HAUTALA OCTOBER 3, 2017 If you're wondering what to do after hearing about the massive data breach, follow these steps to make sure you're safe. In September 2016, Yahoo revealed a hack that compromised 500 million user accounts. In December, the company revealed yet another hack, this time affecting a record 1 billion accounts. On [...]

How to spot a phishing email

Even if you have security software, phishing is a serious threat, one that can expose you to ransomware. Here's how to avoid these dangerous emails. BY RICK BROIDA Security threats come in all shapes and sizes. You've probably heard of viruses, trojans, keyloggers and, more recently, ransomware. Want to know what they all have in common? [...]

New details emerge on Fruitfly, a near-undetectable Mac backdoor

 By Zack Whittaker | July 24, 2017 The malware went largely undetected for several years and is only detectable on a handful of security products, but the "fully featured" Mac backdoor can take control of an entire computer. Six months after it was discovered, the first Mac malware of the year is still causing a stir. [...]

Are Macs safe from viruses? Safer but not safe.

Macs were immune to the widespread WannaCry ransomware attack, the huge cyberattack last month that targeted older versions of Windows. Before Mac users become too comfortable or smug, you should know that although Macs are less frequently the target of cyberattacks than Windows PCs, they have been attacked in the past and will undoubtedly be [...]