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Netatmo’s Welcome smart home camera can see faces, but needs more smarts

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During a recent vacation, I had no fewer than three webcams watching my home. I can’t tell you how comforting it is to be able to open an app, access my Nest Cam (formerly Dropcam) to see my great room or open another app to see compressed versions of the activity in front of my house thanks to Flir FX. Added to that mix was Netatmo’s new face-finding Welcome smart home camera.

Like the Nest Cam…

The eerie calm of London’s streets: How 7/7 unfolded up close

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LONDON—Coming out of the tube station, peak-hour commuter rush, considering what the new day will hold. Suddenly a policeman steps out towards me, smiling. He’s feeling smart, one step or two ahead of me:

“Hey — Mr. Thomson: You want to call your news desk.”

“Really? Why? What’s up?”

“Chaos mate — there’s some kind of power surge — tube network’s shutting down.”

Well that was about the last time I saw a member of the emergency services smile and laugh that day…

The eerie calm of London’s streets: How 7/7 unfolded up close

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Coming out of the tube station, peak-hour commuter rush, considering what the new day will hold. Suddenly a policeman steps out towards me, smiling. He’s feeling smart, one step or two ahead of me:

“Hey — Mr. Thomson: You want to call your news desk.”

“Really? Why? What’s up?”

“Chaos mate — there’s some kind of power surge — tube network’s shutting down.”

Well that was about the last time I saw a member of the emergency services smile and laugh that day…

5 skills you should master before applying for a social media job

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Just a few years ago, the job title “social media manager” didn’t exist. Fast forward to today, and almost every company has someone on staff who is responsible for social media. At smaller companies, the person who manages it might be the same person who handles public relations or marketing. At bigger companies, there is usually a dedicated employee who could command a salary of $50K or more.

So, what exactly does a social media manager do? Most people tend to think that social media…

Discovery wants science lovers to dip their toes back into the waters of Shark Week

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Much like sharks themselves, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is figure of public fascination

Every year, without fail, the weeklong ode to the ocean’s most misunderstood beasts hits televisions screens to much fanfare, excitement and social buzz

In past years, however, discussion about Shark Week took a turn for the negative, as scientists, conservationists and the public showed displeasure with Discovery’s…

Windows 10′s Wi-Fi sharing feature is really clever, but just got a bad rap

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Microsoft is rebutting claims that an upcoming Windows 10 feature could leak your Wi-Fi password to strangers.

A new feature on Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Sense allows your Outlook, Skype and Facebook contacts to automatically access your Wi-Fi network. For example, rather than having to ask a friend for the Wi-Fi password at their home, the feature would sense you are trying to access the same network as your friend, who already has the password, and lets you automatically join the…

iTunes Home Sharing for music has disappeared in iOS 8.4

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Like to use Apple’s Home Sharing feature to listen to any iTunes library in your network via an iPhone or iPad? We have a tip for you: Don’t upgrade to iOS 8.4. At least not yet

With the launch of the Apple Music streaming service on the latest iOS software update, the Home Sharing feature for music has quietly disappeared, according to Apple Insider

The feature — which allowed five computers on the same Wi-Fi network to share iTunes libraries with the other computers, iOS devices and Apple…

160+ job openings at MTV, UNICEF and more

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Are you looking for a new career? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they’re looking to fill positions from Mashable‘s community.

Twice a week,

Pinterest’s Buyable Pins only let you buy one item at a time

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You can finally make purchases directly on Pinterest, but going on a crazy shopping spree will be tougher than you think

The social network on Tuesday began rolling out Buyable Pins, essentially items for sale, to iOS users nearly one month after the feature was announced at a company event.

Buyable Pins will be easy to pick out in your feeds and searches. Each pinned item eligible for purchase now sports a blue price tag

Tapping on an item brings you to another screen with more…

Miss USA Pageant will strut on despite Donald Trump’s NBC firing

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The show must go on, even if it won’t be televised.

Despite being dropped by NBC, the 2015 Miss USA pageant will still take place on July 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

On Monday, NBC cut ties with Donald Trump due to his inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. As a result, the network also cut ties with the Miss Universe Organization, which puts on the Miss USA pageant. Trump is a partial owner of the organization