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Charles Jennings is the owner and senior consultant of Charles Jennings & Associates, a technology solutions and risk mitigation firm located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.In 1978, after graduating from Irondale Senior High School in New Brighton, Minnesota, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving as an Air Traffic Controller.Charles returned to school in 1983 attending Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota focusing his studies on the growing field of Computer Programming and Operations.While attending school, Charles maintained a 4.0 grade point average, volunteered as a lab assistant, and graduated with “Highest Honors”.Now, after 30+ years of experience in the Computer and Technology industry, 15+ years as a Private Investigator and Security Consultant, and 12+ years of experience managing Event Logistics, Mr. Jennings blends his knowledge and experience to help you more effectively manage your business resources, contain or lower your costs, and reduce your risk exposure.

Thieves and hackers are getting better at bypassing iCloud to unlock iPhones

by Andy Meek, BGR

In yet another sign of the mobile-first world we live in, even muggings and robberies are starting to take on a tech-savvy flair. As was the case during one 2017 incident in Washington DC, for example, when a woman was leaving a metro station and a teenager got the drop on her, grabbing her around the neck. He instructed her to keep quiet. And to delete her iCloud. Then he grabbed her iPhone 6S and took off.

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Whirlpool Galaxy: A wonder of stars in space

by Ellen Michals, Todays in Tech

In past, we can only see the sun, the moon, and stars. The advancements in science took place and made people able to see and study the solar system. Further developments made scientists able to study the Milky Way Galaxy. Science is getting advance with time and is finding its way in space step by step. Space is full of different wonders. At present, scientists have found one such wonder named as Whirlpool Galaxy.

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Kepler’s final photos, and how you can see raw data

by Chris Burns, Slash Gear

The first and last images captured by the NASA-JPL space telescope Kepler are shown here side-by-side. This craft was launched back on March 7th, 2009, and its planned mission duration was 3.5 years. A full 9 years, 7 months, and 23 days later, it was still doing work. Now that span is over, and the final data’s come in.

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Two hacker groups responsible for 60 percent of all publicly reported hacks

by Catalin Cimpanu, ZDNet

The two hacker groups suspected of stealing around $1 billion worth of cryptocurrency.

Two hacker groups are behind 60% of all publicly reported cryptocurrency exchange hacks and are believed to have stolen around $1 billion worth of cryptocurrency, according to a report published last week by blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis.

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Explaining a universe composed of matter

by Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Phys.org

The universe consists of a massive imbalance between matter and antimatter. Antimatter and matter are actually the same, but have opposite charges, but there’s hardly any antimatter in the observable universe, including the stars and other galaxies. In theory, there should be large amounts of antimatter, but the observable universe is mostly matter.

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‘Whisper’ laser tech sends audible messages to specific people

by Steve Dent, Engadget

It can beam tones, music and speech to someone’s ear from a distance.

Researchers from MIT have discovered a way to send highly targeted audio signals directly to someone’s ear at a distance using laser beams. The system works using the “photoacoustic” effect, where water vapor in the air absorbs light, forming sound waves. The research may pave the way to systems that allow audible messages to be transmitted to spies or other agents, warning them of impending danger like an active shooter.

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