How to delete your data from your old devices

We store the entirety of our digital lives on the devices we use the most like our phones and computers. Unfortunately, when many people trade in their old gadgets for newer, faster ones, they don’t delete that data. That’s a huge problem. If you’re not careful, a stranger can access …

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How Gogo will transform your Wi-Fi experience in the sky

Inflight Wi-Fi based on air-to-ground cellular connections has a terrible reputation for being too slow and expensive. And that’s only gotten worse as the leading purveyor of it, Gogo (GOGO), has tried to keep a minimum level of connectivity by jacking up prices on transcontinental flights to as much as …

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Here are the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. This evening, the organization announced the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards, recognizing some of the best science fiction and fantasy works from last year. io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders walked …

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How a wider laptop ban could threaten your safety and data

For the past several days, frequent travelers have been dreading something far worse than being stuck in a middle seat: having to check their laptops and tablets before flying home from Europe. That’s the fear invoked by news reports that the Department of Homeland Security will expand its current ban …

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How to avoid the massive WannaCry ransomware attack

On Friday a major piece of malware hit the web, and throughout the weekend infected hundreds of thousands of computers, taking down everything from businesses to the U.K.’s National Health Service. The software, dubbed WannaCry 2.0, is what’s known as ransomware. A type of malware that burrows into your computer, ransomware encrypts …

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