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Plants that can send and receive emails

You may have heard of people setting up email accounts or social media accounts for their pets. But for a tree!? It turns out that plant emails are actually a thing, and not just for bored owners of houseplants.
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Feel like sending a message to your favorite tree? In Melbourne, it’s possible!
Scientists and local politicians have sown the seeds for this green phenomenon. more
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What is green computing?

In the modern world, most of us use computing equipment on a daily basis at home or at work. So do you ever wonder about the environmental impact of all this computer usage? Or how the electricity costs related to computers affects your wallet or a company’s bottom line?
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Will turning off your laptop at night contribute to a sustainable future?
From giant data centers to your personal laptop, green computing is all about cutting energy consumption and recycling resources to build a more sustainable future. more
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Why is it hard to detect sarcasm in emails and texts?

Your friend emails that a first date “…could not have gone better”. Was it true love or a fiasco? If you can’t tell, you are not alone. Sarcasm is notoriously hard to interpret in emails and texts.
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Not sure if that message is sarcastic? You’re not alone!
mail.com explains why – and helps you do better. more
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Artificial intelligence and email writing

Have you ever stared at your full email inbox and wished you could wave a magic wand to write a reply to each one? While that future has not yet arrived, artificial intelligence is already making its mark on some aspects of email writing.
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How do you write better emails with artificial intelligence?
Find out how AI is becoming an increasingly commonplace tool in the email writing process. more
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What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things, IoT, smart devices, the fourth industrial revolution – you may have heard these words tossed around with increasing frequency in the last few years. And lots of items that used to be “dumb,” from coffee machines to cars, are now connected to the internet.
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The Internet of Things connects countless smart devices
So what is the Internet of Things, how does the IoT work – and why do you need it? more
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Beware of online romance scams!

Nowadays it’s common for romance to blossom online, with almost one-third of US adults having used a dating website or app. Unfortunately for all the lonely hearts out there, there are also lots of scammers online looking for money rather than love.
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Is it true love or an online scam? Learn the signs of a romance scammer.
Romance scams, which often take the form of catfishing, are online dating hoaxes that target unsuspecting singles. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. more
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Americans see data disclosure by internet companies or authorities as one of biggest threats to data security

  • Majority of U.S. Americans concerned about hacker attacks
  • A quarter worry about burglary and damage to homes
  • Dangerous lack of awareness: More than one in ten respond to spam emails
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Email emojis

It’s hard to imagine our online communications without emojis. They have made the leap from our emails and texts into popular culture, with an emoji movie and their own “holiday”: World Emoji Day on July 17. In honor of this special day, let’s take a look at the history of the emoji and its predecessor, the email emoticon.
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These little guys are in the spotlight on World Emoji Day
Plus: How to add emojis to your mail.com emails. more
17 people found this article helpful.