Retail sector creating big winners and big losers

With news yesterday of Dressbarn’s closing we have yet another example of how much the retail sector is changing. But not all retailers are struggling; those that are adapting to new shopping practices are thriving. One example is Target as illustrated in this article from the Star Tribune. And these types of stories invite the

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Everyone hates passwords. Good news: They’re about to die

If you’re among the high percentage of people who use ‘password’ for your password, don’t worry — your days of the annoying security prompts are numbered. It turns out passwords aren’t the best or even the expected security solution for the future; check out the article linked below from Fast Company to see where we’re

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Google Takes on Cable With ‘YouTube TV’—40 Channels for $35

It’s a cord cutters delight — 40 channels you can watch directly through Youtube or your internet connected device. If you’re a limited TV viewer and just want the basics, this another competitive option in the cable television marketplace.

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Life Online: Cybersecurity report sent to governor

The State of North Dakota is taking steps to protect itself from cyber threats. A report issued by an interim cybersecurity task force has outlined ten recommendations for the state. of most note is the need for the state to act in whole to protect data rather than having individual agencies working to guard their

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TV And Videogames Rewire Young Brains, For Better And Worse

Technology is changing us. New evidence suggests that increased screen time at a young age rewires the brain to need more stimulation in order to really get it cranking. Whether this is a good or bad thing, remains unknown to researchers as there are indicators that suggest both benefit and detriment.

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Google will try to starve fake news sites of ad dollars

Few would question the significant impact the news and media had on our last election cycle; even fewer would say the impact was positive. In reaction, Google has set a policy that will attempt to starve disingenuous publishers of the thing they need most — ad revenue.

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10 Internet Safety Rules to Teach Children Before They Go Online

The rise of the Internet and pervasively available technology has created opportunities and challenges across the spectrum. And that includes with raising kids. Most parents are figuring it out as they go, but if you’re just getting started, here’s a primer on the lessons your kid needs to know.

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Be Aware: Minot Police Warn Residents of Traffic Violation Email Scam

The Minot Police Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for an email scam telling recipients they’ve committed a traffic violation. Law enforcement agencies do not notify citizens of violations via email. The full news release on the story follows below. — Official News Release, Minot Police Department — The Minot Police Department

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