It’s the Internet-age old conundrum: How can you tell if something in your Facebook news feed is a hoax or scam? This week Facebook announced that they will start tagging hoaxes for you in your newsfeed. Actually, they will start letting you know when other users have identified and tagged something as a hoax.
While Skype Translator was announced last year, Skype is now accepting Skype Translator registration signups. The first roll-out of the Skype voice translation tool will be Skype Translator for Windows, with Skype Translator for Mac to follow. (For a Skype Translator demo, see below.)
If you read our pre-release Amazon Echo review (and by that we mean a review Internet Patrol-style), you know that you need to sign up for an Amazon Echo invitation in order to order one. Now it turns out that the invitation to purchase is for an Amazon Echo release date far in the future.
Amazon has many ways of getting your Amazon order to you, and one of those ways is FedEx (Federal Express). And, as Amazon has started using FedEx more often, people are starting to find more blank FedEx doortag notices on their doors. So just what does a completely blank FedEx door tag notice mean? What are you supposed to do with it? Do you need to sign it?
We get a lot of visitors who are looking to learn how to identify and recognize an online dating site scammer, and so we thought we’d tell you about this current Internet dating site scam. It’s a riff on a “friend of a friend” scam, in which a person of your same sex contacts you to tell you about their “friend” who is desperately interested in meeting you.
Ford has just added the Life360 “don’t text me while I’m driving” Drive Mode app to the Ford SYNC applink system – the system that integrates your smartphone into your Ford vehicle’s own voice recognition, voice command, and communications system. Life 360 is touted as a boon for parents of teenagers, we’re not so sure.