December 2, 2016

AT&T just declared war on an open internet (and us)

Last year we won the open internet back, but the new regulations had one big weakness: they didn’t explicitly ban a scheme called “zero rating.” Zero rating is a poison pill wrapped in a piece of cheese; it looks like a good thing for consumers (free video!), but ultimately has the capability to rot competition … Continue reading “AT&T just declared war on an open internet (and us)”

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December 2, 2016

Hacked Muni refused $73,000 ransom demand; computers restored

For all Muni Metro passengers knew, the free rides they were getting Friday night and Saturday were a holiday gift from the transit system. Little did they know Muni was under attack from a hacker trying to squeeze $73,000 in ransom to unlock the agency’s computer systems. Muni refused to pay up. Instead, officials shut … Continue reading “Hacked Muni refused $73,000 ransom demand; computers restored”

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November 22, 2016

A study of NASA’s ‘impossible’ space thruster just passed scientific peer review

After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA’s long-awaited EM Drive paper has finally been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the ‘impossible’ propulsion system really does appear to work. The NASA Eagleworks Laboratory team even put forward a hypothesis for how the EM Drive could produce thrust – something that seems impossible according … Continue reading “A study of NASA’s ‘impossible’ space thruster just passed scientific peer review”

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November 15, 2016

This is the email that hacked Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief

  At first glance the email, sent on March 19 2016, looks like a legitimate communication from Google warning that hackers have used Podesta’s password to log into his Gmail account from Ukraine. The email urges the recipient to change the password immediately. Sounds urgent, right? And, sensibly, Podesta forwarded the warning to the Clinton … Continue reading “This is the email that hacked Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief”

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October 31, 2016

Dyn DNS Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future

a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider. Details of how the attack happened remain vague, but one thing seems certain. Our internet is frightfully fragile in the face of increasingly sophisticated hacks. Some think the … Continue reading “Dyn DNS Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future”

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October 8, 2016

Microsoft Ends Sale Of Band 2, But Promises ‘Committed’ Support

The rumors about Microsoft possibly discontinuing its fitness tracker business may have turned out to be true after the Redmond tech giant officially stopped selling its Band 2 fitness wearable earlier today. The Microsoft Band 2 has reportedly been removed from the Microsoft Store. Best Buy followed suit, while Amazon is still posting the device … Continue reading “Microsoft Ends Sale Of Band 2, But Promises ‘Committed’ Support”

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October 8, 2016

IEEE has approved the 802.3bz standard: 2.5Gbps over Cat 5e, 5Gbps over Cat 6.

A new Ethernet standard that allows for up to 2.5Gbps over normal Cat 5e cables (the ones you probably have in your house) has been approved by the IEEE. The standard—formally known as IEEE 802.3bz-2016, 2.5G/5GBASE-T, or just 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet—also allows for up to 5Gbps over Cat 6 cabling. The new standard … Continue reading “IEEE has approved the 802.3bz standard: 2.5Gbps over Cat 5e, 5Gbps over Cat 6.”

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October 5, 2016

152k cameras in 990Gbps record-breaking dual DDoS

The world’s largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has been clocked from the same network of 152,463 compromised low-powered cameras and internet-of-things devices which punted a media outlet off the internet. Two concurrent attacks against French hosting provider OVH clocked in at a combined 990Gbps, larger than any other reported. The same fleet of … Continue reading “152k cameras in 990Gbps record-breaking dual DDoS”

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October 4, 2016

Exclusive: Probe of leaked U.S. NSA hacking tools examines operative’s ‘mistake’

A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency is focusing on a theory that one of its operatives carelessly left them available on a remote computer and Russian hackers found them, four people with direct knowledge of the probe told Reuters. The tools, which enable hackers to exploit … Continue reading “Exclusive: Probe of leaked U.S. NSA hacking tools examines operative’s ‘mistake’”

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October 4, 2016

‘Hangover-free alcohol’ could replace all regular alcohol by 2050, says David Nutt

The new drink, known as ‘alcosynth’, is designed to mimic the positive effects of alcohol but doesn’t cause a dry mouth, nausea and a throbbing head A new type of synthetic alcohol has been discovered which could allow people to enjoy the sociable effects of a few pints, but skip the hangover that usually follows. The … Continue reading “‘Hangover-free alcohol’ could replace all regular alcohol by 2050, says David Nutt”

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October 4, 2016

Microsoft Delivers Yet Another Broken Windows 10 Update

This week, Microsoft pushed out another cumulative update and reports of installation problems are widespread. While I don’t know how many users are impacted, based on comments sent to me, it’s certainly widespread enough that this is well beyond an isolated issue. The update that is causing the problem, KB3194496, is not installing correctly for … Continue reading “Microsoft Delivers Yet Another Broken Windows 10 Update”

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September 23, 2016

Hardware hack defeats iPhone passcode security

IPhone passcodes can be bypassed using just £75 ($100) of electronic components, research suggests. A Cambridge computer scientist cloned iPhone memory chips, allowing him an unlimited number of attempts to guess a passcode. The work contradicts a claim made by the FBI earlier this year that this approach would not work. The FBI made the … Continue reading “Hardware hack defeats iPhone passcode security”

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September 18, 2016

Here’s why Samsung Note 7 phones are catching fire

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could explode. Read this to satisfy your burning curiosity.   You plug your smartphone into the bedside charger and place it on your nightstand with care. You wake to find your nightstand in flames, smoke billowing everywhere. Or maybe your Jeep. Your hotel room. Your entire home. How could this … Continue reading “Here’s why Samsung Note 7 phones are catching fire”

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September 13, 2016

Six-year old boy gets burned when a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in his hand

Folks, this is what we’ve been afraid of, and why we continue to implore you to shut down yourSamsung Galaxy Note 7 and return it. Last night, a 6-year old boy in Brooklyn New York was burned when the Galaxy Note 7 he was holding exploded in his hand. The youngster was rushed to Downstate … Continue reading “Six-year old boy gets burned when a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in his hand”

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September 13, 2016

$124 million payday for Wells Fargo exec who led fake accounts unit

Carrie Tolstedt has made a fortune presiding over Wells Fargo’s efforts to aggressively sell multiple accounts to each of its millions of customers. But that “cross-selling” strategy is now under intense scrutiny after the bank was caught creating over 2 million fake bank and credit card accounts without the knowledge or consent of its customers. … Continue reading “$124 million payday for Wells Fargo exec who led fake accounts unit”

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September 10, 2016

Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Specifications iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus Galaxy Note 7 Screen Size 4.7-inch 5.5-inch 5.7-inch Display Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels 1,920×1,080 pixels 2,560×1,440 pixels Pixel Density 326ppi 408ppi 518ppi Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in 6.2×3.1×0.29 6×2.9×0.3 in Weight 138g 188 g 169g Processor A10 A10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 (depending on region) Internal … Continue reading “Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7”

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September 7, 2016

Bill Gates talked Microsoft out of trying to buy $3.8 billion Slack — so now Microsoft is trying to kill it

(Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.AP) In March, reports emerged that Microsoft was mulling over an $8 billion bid to snatch up the red-hot, $3.8 billion work chat app Slack — but Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates put the kibosh on that before an offer could be made. Gates’ argument was that Microsoft would be better served taking Skype, … Continue reading “Bill Gates talked Microsoft out of trying to buy $3.8 billion Slack — so now Microsoft is trying to kill it”

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September 7, 2016

You can try Microsoft’s funky futuristic HoloLens goggles for yourself

icrosoft is taking its HoloLens “holographic” goggles on the road this September and October with the so-called HoloLens Roadshow. If you live in or around a HoloLens Roadshow stop, which will pop-up at Microsoft Stores in most major metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada, you’ll be able to book a demo of the device. … Continue reading “You can try Microsoft’s funky futuristic HoloLens goggles for yourself”

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September 5, 2016

Apple quashes 3 zero-days with emergency Mac update

Apple yesterday issued an emergency security update for the Mac, patching the same trio of vulnerabilities the company fixed last week on the iPhone. According to one of the groups that first revealed the flaws, the vulnerabilities could have been “weaponized” for use against OS X, the Mac’s operating system. The out-of-band update was aimed … Continue reading “Apple quashes 3 zero-days with emergency Mac update”

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September 5, 2016

43 million passwords hacked in Last.fm breach

Crikey: 43,570,999 user accounts were breached in a hack of Last.fm that occurred in March of 2012, according to a report from LeakedSource. Three months after the breach, in June of 2012, Last.fm issued the following statement:  “We are currently investigating the leak of some Last.fm user passwords. This follows recent password leaks on other sites, as well … Continue reading “43 million passwords hacked in Last.fm breach”

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September 5, 2016

The Dropbox data breach is a warning to update passwords

Stolen Dropbox data on 68 million user accounts has begun leaking on the internet Recent data breaches underline the need for Internet users to regularly update the passwords for all their Internet accounts. On Wednesday, Spotify reset the passwords of an unspecified number of users, just a day after data on 68 million accounts from … Continue reading “The Dropbox data breach is a warning to update passwords”

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September 3, 2016

Which country has the best programmers? Hint: It’s not the US

If you ever wondered about which country produces the best programmers, wonder no more. A new report from California-based HackerRank, a service that administers tests to developers around the world, says it’s China. Second place goes to Russia, and Poland takes bronze. Traditional programming powerhouses like the US and India came in at 28th and … Continue reading “Which country has the best programmers? Hint: It’s not the US”

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August 24, 2016

Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy

When I first saw Mr. Spock talking to the Enterprise’s computer, I thought it was so cool. I still do. But the more I look at Cortana, Windows 10’s inherent virtual assistant, the more creeped out I get. Let’s start with Cortana’s fundamental lust for your data. When it’s working as your virtual assistant it’s … Continue reading “Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy”

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August 24, 2016

Disable Cortana

In Windows 10 Pro, you type gpedit.msc into the Start menu. Head down to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search. Once there, double-click on Allow Cortana to toggle it to Disable Cortana. Log off and back on, and you’re done. In Windows 10 Home, open the registry with regedit and head … Continue reading “Disable Cortana”

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August 23, 2016

Dell’s $63 billion buy expected to be approved by China

Dude, you got an EMC. Dell and co-investor Silver Lake Partners are expected early this week to get approval from Chinese regulators to buy EMC — ahead of an expected Friday closing on the $63 billion merger, two sources close to the situation told The Post. The consumer PC giant has said the closing could … Continue reading “Dell’s $63 billion buy expected to be approved by China”

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August 23, 2016

USB Sandisk 8 GB device showing as 200MB, how do I get my sandisk usb drive to read its full capacity?

It appears that the USB is getting reported by the OS as having a GUID Partition Table (GPT). You can check this by looking at the drive properties Volumes tab and see what the reported Partition style is listed as. If it does list GUID then you’ll have to do some manual things to return … Continue reading “USB Sandisk 8 GB device showing as 200MB, how do I get my sandisk usb drive to read its full capacity?”

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August 23, 2016

Powershell Active Directory Schema Version

Get-ADObject (Get-ADRootDSE).schemaNamingContext -Property objectVersion The cmdlet in brackets (Get-ADRootDSE) is executed first. The “.”is used to access the schemaNamingContext property on the returned RootDSE object. This is then passed to the Get-ADObject cmdlet which returns an object representing the Schema, including the objectVersion property. Simple!     And, just in case you don’t have them … Continue reading “Powershell Active Directory Schema Version”

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August 22, 2016

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

  After the unprecedented breach of hacking tools and exploits stolen from the US National Security Agency’s elite hacking unit, some privacy advocates see it as clear vindication of Apple in its fight with the FBI earlier this year. “The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn’t … Continue reading “The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI”

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August 18, 2016

check what google logs of you

https://myaccount.google.com/activitycontrols   some things should be set to “pause”

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August 17, 2016

Tips for throwing Pokeballs in Pokémon GO – “The L Throw”

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August 17, 2016

Powerful NSA hacking tools have been revealed online

Some of the most powerful espionage tools created by the National Security Agency’s elite group of hackers have been revealed in recent days, a development that could pose severe consequences for the spy agency’s operations and the security of government and corporate computers. A cache of hacking tools with code names such as Epicbanana, Buzzdirection … Continue reading “Powerful NSA hacking tools have been revealed online”

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August 16, 2016

Microsoft Minecraft for Windows 10 beta now supports Oculus Rift

Microsoft is delivering a free update to the Minecraft for Windows 10 beta that adds support for Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets. Microsoft is adding a free update to the beta version of Minecraft for Windows 10 that will bring Oculus Rift headset compatibility to the game. Minecraft Microsoft has been known to be working the … Continue reading “Microsoft Minecraft for Windows 10 beta now supports Oculus Rift”

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August 14, 2016

Thermostat ransomware gives hackers environmental control

Talk about environmental controls: a team of security researchers has figured out how to infect smart thermostats with ransomware. Experts at Pen Test Partners revealed at DEF CON that they had successfullycompromised a connected thermostat. Their code behaved just like the innumerable desktop ransomware strains we’ve seen evolving over the past several years: it locks … Continue reading “Thermostat ransomware gives hackers environmental control”

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August 14, 2016

Hackers infect Oracle’s credit card reading machines

When you hand your credit card over at a restaurant a hotel room, you probably don’t mean to give your information to hackers, too. But that appears to be what hackers tried to make happen on card-reading machines sold by Oracle under the Micros Systems brand, which the company said were infected with malware in … Continue reading “Hackers infect Oracle’s credit card reading machines”

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August 12, 2016

Microsoft accidentally leaks golden keys that unlock every Windows device

Microsoft accidentally leaked the golden keys to the Windows kingdom. The keys allow hackers to unlock every Windows device, including tablets, phones and other devices that are protected by Secure Boot. The most alarming part about the leak is that it is believed that it may likely be impossible for Microsoft to fully recover from … Continue reading “Microsoft accidentally leaks golden keys that unlock every Windows device”

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August 11, 2016

The User Profile Service Failed The Sign-in. User Profile Cannot Be Loaded.

  Fixed by copying the ‘C:\Users\Default’ folder from another PC with windows 10 installed (VIA a flash drive). I renamed the one on my problem machine ‘Default.old’, then I copied the new one in. The ‘Default folder (in C:\Users)’ is hidden, so you have to click on the ‘view’ and check ‘hidden files’. I then … Continue reading “The User Profile Service Failed The Sign-in. User Profile Cannot Be Loaded.”

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August 10, 2016

Create an iCloud Drive folder on your desktop

1. Open your iCloud Drive from the navigation pane (Left) of any finder window, or using “Shift + Command + I”. 2. Press “Option + Command + P” to make your path bar visible (like a status bar). You will see iCloud at the bottom. 3. Drag to your desktop, holding down “Option + Command” … Continue reading “Create an iCloud Drive folder on your desktop”

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August 9, 2016

Windows Holographic Expanded, SQL Server 2016 Ready: Microsoft Roundup

Microsoft this week expanded Windows Holographic and Windows Hello to partner devices, launched a new Windows 10 Mobile build, and released SQL Server 2016. The holiday week was a short one for many workers in the US, but it was no less busy for Microsoft. The past few days have delivered several updates on Windows … Continue reading “Windows Holographic Expanded, SQL Server 2016 Ready: Microsoft Roundup”

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August 9, 2016

About those spots on Michael Phelps’s body . . .

Michael Phelps and the Olympic swimmers arrived in prime time Sunday night, and there was something unmistakable on their bodies: round circles. They weren’t the result of a tattooing misadventure or a secret symbol known only to members of the swim team. Either of those would have made a great story. The circles came from … Continue reading “About those spots on Michael Phelps’s body . . .”

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August 9, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus – Hands On With Prototype!

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August 9, 2016

Iran Says No To ‘Pokémon GO’

Pokémon GO is now officially banned in Iran. In what is the latest restriction of Niantic’s hit app, the High Council of Virtual Spaces, Iran’s official overseer of the country’s online activity, ruled to ban Pokémon GO because of “security concerns.” This isn’t a ruling that came arbitrarily, though. Iranian officials had been waiting to see to what … Continue reading “Iran Says No To ‘Pokémon GO’”

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August 7, 2016

Opening Windows Holographic to Partners for a New Era of Mixed Reality

  We’ve been on an incredible journey with Windows 10 to deliver more personal computing, where you interact with your devices as naturally as you interact with the world around you, your experiences travel with you, and designed from the ground up with security in mind. With over 300 million active devices already running Windows … Continue reading “Opening Windows Holographic to Partners for a New Era of Mixed Reality”

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August 6, 2016

Hackers Could Break Into Your Monitor To Spy on You and Manipulate Your Pixels

We think of our monitors as passive entities. The computer sends them data, and they somehow—magically?—turn it into pixels which make words and pictures. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if hackers could hijack our monitors and turn them against us? As it turns out, that’s possible. A group of researchers has found … Continue reading “Hackers Could Break Into Your Monitor To Spy on You and Manipulate Your Pixels”

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August 6, 2016

A look at Google’s wild plan to kill the password

Every time there’s a large scale data breach, we’re reminded how little thought and creativity people use when coming up with their passwords. In in the wake of LinkedIn’s 2012 data breach, for example, we learned that hundreds of thousands of people were using “password” as their password. A good number of users were also found to … Continue reading “A look at Google’s wild plan to kill the password”

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August 6, 2016

SWIFT to unveil new security plan after hackers’ heists

The SWIFT secure messaging service that underpins international banking said it plans to launch a new security program as it fights to rebuild its reputation in the wake of the Bangladesh Bank heist. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)’s chief executive, Gottfried Leibbrandt will tell a financial services conference in Brussels that SWIFT … Continue reading “SWIFT to unveil new security plan after hackers’ heists”

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August 6, 2016

The Ukrainian Hacker Who Became the FBI’s Best Weapon—And Worst Nightmare

ONE THURSDAY IN January 2001, Maksym Igor Popov, a 20-year-old Ukrainian man, walked nervously through the doors of the United States embassy in London. While Popov could have been mistaken for an exchange student applying for a visa, in truth he was a hacker, part of an Eastern European gang that had been raiding US … Continue reading “The Ukrainian Hacker Who Became the FBI’s Best Weapon—And Worst Nightmare”

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August 5, 2016

271 Russian athletes cleared for Rio Games

Russia has its first win of the Olympics. A total of 271 Russian athletes have been cleared to take part in the Rio Olympics, Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympics Committee, told reporters in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee confirmed the number in a statement issued in the evening. The … Continue reading “271 Russian athletes cleared for Rio Games”

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August 5, 2016

Microsoft replaced its toy gun emoji with a real revolver

Microsoft this week replaced a toy gun emoji with a real revolver in an apparent need to conform to universal emoji standards. The change, which arrived with the company’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Tuesday, is part of a larger emoji redesign project Microsoft embarked on months ago to refresh its library with new designs. “They needed … Continue reading “Microsoft replaced its toy gun emoji with a real revolver”

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August 5, 2016

LookingGlass cybersecurity company kills Pokemon

There’s now money to be made in Pokemon extermination. Citing a concern that Pokemon Go players are wandering into private land and near electrical equipment, power utility companies in Florida have hired cybersecurity company LookingGlass to pull Pokemon off the map. “We’re now in the business of killing Pokemon,” LookingGlass CEO Chris Coleman told CNNMoney … Continue reading “LookingGlass cybersecurity company kills Pokemon”

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August 5, 2016

Olympics: IOC adds five new sports to Games for Tokyo 2020

If you think skateboarding is a pursuit for hooded teenagers congregating under a bridge and not interested in reaching the pinnacle of world sport, it’s time to think again. That’s because skateboarding is one of five sports — along with karate, surfing, sports climbing and baseball/softball — that the International OlympicCommittee has added to the … Continue reading “Olympics: IOC adds five new sports to Games for Tokyo 2020”

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August 4, 2016

Exchange Extra “Junk” or “Unwanted” Folder Being Added To Outlook

This issue/fix applies to several model lines of the Samsung Galaxy Here’s what you need to do to fix it: 1. On the phone, open the E-Mail app 2. Hit the Menu Key > Settings > General Settings 3. Select Spam Addresses and look for any errant email addresses, especially *@yourdomain.comentries, which would filter any messages from your domain. 4. Remove those addresses … Continue reading “Exchange Extra “Junk” or “Unwanted” Folder Being Added To Outlook”

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August 4, 2016

Was the $400 million in cash paid after the Iran prisoner deal really ransom?

Reports of $400 million paid in cash to Iran soon after four Americans were released from prison in January has breathed new life into charges that Washington paid a ransom for their freedom. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) was among those who seized on the timing and cloak-and-dagger delivery method, which was first reported … Continue reading “Was the $400 million in cash paid after the Iran prisoner deal really ransom?”

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August 4, 2016

Silicon Valley startup gets OK for moon mission

The Moon Express MX-1 is shown on the surface of the moon in an artist’s rendering. Moon Express plans to set its robot on the moon’s surface in 2017. (Courtesy of Moon Express) MOUNTAIN VIEW — In what could be a giant leap for commercial space travel, a Silicon Valley startup on Wednesday became the … Continue reading “Silicon Valley startup gets OK for moon mission”

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August 3, 2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update released today

Some newer machines will find it available via windows updates:       You can force install it  via their update assistant if are already running 10 at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 update now     Takes about ½ hr on SSD.  Takes Threshold 2 from version 10586 to Anniversary Update version 14393.

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August 2, 2016

Nvidia’s Quadro P6000 GPU packs 24GB of RAM and can drive four 4K screens at 120Hz

The Quadro P6000 is targeted at powerful workstations Nvidia keeps upping the performance with each new GPU based on the Pascal architecture. Its latest, the Quadro P6000, can deliver 12 teraflops of single-precision performance, a teraflop more than the Titan X unveiled just last week. The P6000 is aimed at the type of powerful workstations used for … Continue reading “Nvidia’s Quadro P6000 GPU packs 24GB of RAM and can drive four 4K screens at 120Hz”

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August 2, 2016

‘No More Ransom’ helps you fight ransomware without paying

Ransomware is one of the most chilling type of malware floating around the internet: an attack that locks a user’s files hostage behind an encrypted paywall. Universities, hospitals and even seats of government have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, paying thousands of dollars in ransom to cyber-criminals in hopes of recovering precious data. … Continue reading “‘No More Ransom’ helps you fight ransomware without paying”

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August 2, 2016

Gunman gets shot in Las Vegas by Pokemon GO player he tried to rob

LAS VEGAS –  A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon GO game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. The incident early Monday marked … Continue reading “Gunman gets shot in Las Vegas by Pokemon GO player he tried to rob”

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August 2, 2016

This Macbook lookalike promises insane power for $750

Xiaomi is a Chinese tech company best known for making cheap-and-cheerful Android phones which offer flagship-phone specs for half price. So it’s not surprising that the company is applying the same formula for its first laptop. What is surprising is how much it looks like a Macbook, but also how good the specs are for … Continue reading “This Macbook lookalike promises insane power for $750”

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August 2, 2016

MICROSOFT UNLEASHES MORE NEW FIRMWARE, DRIVERS FOR THE SURFACE BOOK AND SURFACE PRO 4

Microsoft released on Thursday new firmware for its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The new release issues a number of driver updates to components such as the Surface Button, Surface Touch, Surface Pen Settings, the Intel CS12 Host Controller, and more. Owners can see the full list when they check for updates in Windows, … Continue reading “MICROSOFT UNLEASHES MORE NEW FIRMWARE, DRIVERS FOR THE SURFACE BOOK AND SURFACE PRO 4”

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August 2, 2016

Microsoft is now enforcing its rule banning unsigned Windows 10 kernel mode drivers

Microsoft announced last week that starting with Windows 10, version 1607, the operating system will refuse to load any new kernel mode drivers that are not signed by the Windows Hardware Developer Center Dashboard portal, or Dev Portal. To be clear, new installations of this version of Windows 10 will enforce the new driver signing … Continue reading “Microsoft is now enforcing its rule banning unsigned Windows 10 kernel mode drivers”

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August 2, 2016

Rio 2016: Swimmers need to ingest only three teaspoons of water to be almost certain of contracting a virus

A report commisioned by the Associated Press has revealed that water in Rio’s Olympic and Paralympic venues holds viral levels 1.7m times what would be considered alarming in the United States and Europe just five days before the Games get underway Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are … Continue reading “Rio 2016: Swimmers need to ingest only three teaspoons of water to be almost certain of contracting a virus”

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August 1, 2016

Parents accused of leaving 2-year-old alone so they could play Pokemon GO

n Arizona couple was arrested after they allegedly left their 2-year-old son home alone for up to 90 minutes to play Pokemon GO. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects as 27-year-old Brent Daley and his wife, 25-year-old Brianna Daley. Deputies responded to the home at 10:30 p.m., on Sunday night after a neighbor … Continue reading “Parents accused of leaving 2-year-old alone so they could play Pokemon GO”

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August 1, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: Laptop, shirts stolen as Australian athletes are evacuated

Australian Olympic boss Kitty Chiller crossed paths with brazen Brazilian thieves who stole Zika-protective shirts during a fire evacuation, when a laptop was also stolen Other computer equipment of the Australian team was also rifled through on Friday in the athletes’ village, when a fire in the basement of the Australian building forced the team members to evacuate their … Continue reading “Rio Olympics 2016: Laptop, shirts stolen as Australian athletes are evacuated”

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August 1, 2016

Men fall from cliff playing Pokémon Go

f all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you too? What if your Pokémon took you there? Two men in their early 20s fell an estimated 50 to 90 feet down a cliff in Encinitas, California, on Wednesday afternoon while playing “Pokémon Go,” San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Rich Eaton said. The men … Continue reading “Men fall from cliff playing Pokémon Go”

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August 1, 2016

Microsoft touts $404 per user savings with Windows 10

Microsoft this week said enterprises and organizations could save up to $404 per employee over a three-year span by adopting Windows 10. That claim came from a company-commissioned analysis done by Forrester Research. After interviewing four Microsoft customers which have begun migrations from Windows 7 to Windows 10, Forrester created a hypothetical composite organization — … Continue reading “Microsoft touts $404 per user savings with Windows 10”

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July 31, 2016

Microsoft locks some Group Policy options to Enterprise editions in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Today, we surprisingly discovered that Microsoft has secretly changed the availability of some Group Policy options in Windows 10 version 1607. Windows 10 version 1607 “Anniversary Update” has reduced the control via Group Policy that you have in Pro edition. Pro edition users have lesser options available compared to version 1511, so many behaviors of … Continue reading “Microsoft locks some Group Policy options to Enterprise editions in Windows 10 Anniversary Update”

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July 31, 2016

Reduce Windows 10 size With Built-in App Called CompactOS – The Steps

It’s possible to Reduce Windows 10 size on a c: drive, but the mechanism has to be activated manually. It can safe few gigs of storage on your c: drive if you have space problems. The app is called CompactOS (command line utility) and contrary to WinBoot from W8.1, it can be configured (by simply running from command … Continue reading “Reduce Windows 10 size With Built-in App Called CompactOS – The Steps”

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July 30, 2016

Why is Lake Tahoe warming so quickly?

Lake Tahoe is warming 15 times more quickly than the historic average rate, threatening to cloud its famous clear blue waters.   Swimmers, look out! California’s Lake Tahoe may be getting warmer, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing for those looking to use the lake for recreation. Lake Tahoe is warming rapidly – at … Continue reading “Why is Lake Tahoe warming so quickly?”

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July 30, 2016

3 obscure but essential MacBook Air add-ons

I’ll never forget the first time I got my hands on the MacBook Air, at its debut in January 2008. “This thing looks like it’s descended from a spatula,” I wrote in my New York Times review. “It’s a stunningly beautiful aluminum slab, three-quarters of an inch thick. Its edges are beveled to look even thinner. When it’s on … Continue reading “3 obscure but essential MacBook Air add-ons”

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July 30, 2016

Reports: Feds probing Clinton campaign hack

The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating a computer hacking of the Hillary Clinton White House campaign and other Democratic Party organizations, CNN and Reuters reported Friday, citing law enforcement officials. The unnamed officials told CNN that the news organization that the hacking was discovered by private investigators. The hacking also was disclosed to Reuters and … Continue reading “Reports: Feds probing Clinton campaign hack”

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July 30, 2016

While you track Pokémon, Pokémon Go tracks you

Pokémon Go has taken over the world since launching last week, sending millions of users into the streets to collect and battle virtual monsters on their smartphones. With so many players sharing their locations and other personal data with the app, what could happen to all that information? As users hand over access to their … Continue reading “While you track Pokémon, Pokémon Go tracks you”

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July 29, 2016

Wendy’s credit card hack hit 1,000 restaurants

Wendy’s has released a list of more than 1,000 restaurants across the nation that had their customer payment information hacked. The fast food chain has posted a web site where customers can check to see if a Wendy’s(WEN) where they’ve eaten is one of 1,025 that has been affected by the hack. The list includes … Continue reading “Wendy’s credit card hack hit 1,000 restaurants”

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July 29, 2016

NSA classifies Linux Journal readers, Tor and Tails Linux users as “extremists”

Are you a Linux Journal reader or use software such as Tor and Tails Linux? If so, you’ve probably been flagged as an “extremist” by the NSA. Leaked documents related to the XKeyscore snooping program reveal that the agency is targeting anyone who is interested in online privacy, specifically those who use the aforementioned software and visit the … Continue reading “NSA classifies Linux Journal readers, Tor and Tails Linux users as “extremists””

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July 29, 2016

Clinton’s TPP controversy: What you need to know

Hillary Clinton hasn’t even said anything about the Trans-Pacific Partnership recently — and yet, in 24 hours, she became embroiled in a new controversy about her stance on the deal. A top ally’s prediction that Clinton would flip-flop after the election and support the trade pact — after escaping the political threat from Bernie Sanders. … Continue reading “Clinton’s TPP controversy: What you need to know”

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July 28, 2016

Denuvo – What is it really?

The most important thing: contrary to popular belief, Denuvo is NOT a newly developed and modern super-protection! In fact, behind Denuvo hides the ordinary VMProtect, from Russian roots, with minor differences (like a kind of fork). The mythical “strength” of this protection is the lack of a good debugger for debugging x64 (64-bit executable PE … Continue reading “Denuvo – What is it really?”

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July 28, 2016

OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened

The Windows 10 Anniversary update, due later this summer, represents a major landmark for Microsoft. As well as being a significant update for Windows 10 on the desktop and Windows 10 Mobile on phones, the release is also coming to the Xbox One. For the first time, the Xbox One will be running essentially the same … Continue reading “OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened”

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July 28, 2016

8 Reasons The Chromebook Pixel [And Chromebooks In General] KICKS ASS

Google’s Chromebook Pixel is AMAZING. But there are plenty of cheaper options that get you access to the awesome ChromeOS For years laptops have been rapidly eating into the desktop marketplace, becoming the preferred version of the PC most people want to own. And why not? It’s great to be able to take your entire … Continue reading “8 Reasons The Chromebook Pixel [And Chromebooks In General] KICKS ASS”

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July 28, 2016

Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys

Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” — has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From the disastrous Clipper chip to today, the government has always wanted a back door into encryption and security. That plan backfired for the TSA. … Continue reading “Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys”

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July 28, 2016

LastPass Security Updates

Security is fundamental to what we do here at LastPass. Our first priority is always responding to and fixing reports as quickly as possible. In follow-up to recent news, we want to address in more detail two security reports that have been disclosed to our team. One report was disclosed yesterday, while the other report … Continue reading “LastPass Security Updates”

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July 28, 2016

How I made LastPass give me all your passwords

Note: This issue has already been resolved and pushed to the Lastpass users. Stealing all your passwords by just visiting a webpage. Sounds too bad to be true? That’s what I thought too before I decided to check out the security of the LastPass browser extension. For those who don’t know, LastPass is one of … Continue reading “How I made LastPass give me all your passwords”

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July 28, 2016

You can’t turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft made an interesting decision with Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, which is now in its final stages of development before it rolls out on August 2. Cortana, the personal digital assistant that replaced Windows 10’s search function and taps into Bing’s servers to answer your queries with contextual awareness, no longer has an off switch. The … Continue reading “You can’t turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update”

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July 28, 2016

5 REASONS WHY TRUMP WILL WIN

Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This … Continue reading “5 REASONS WHY TRUMP WILL WIN”

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July 27, 2016

Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

Nintendo’s upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer. On the move, NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal – but here’s the twist: we’ve heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on … Continue reading “Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers”

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July 27, 2016

Nintendo NX is powered by Nvidia Tegra technology

Handheld plugs into base station for HDTV gaming – but just how powerful is it? Nvidia is providing the core technology that powers Nintendo’s next generation NX console. Multiple sources have confirmed that the new machine is based around Nvidia’s mobile-orientated Tegra processor, with development kits currently using the Tegra X1 chip found in the … Continue reading “Nintendo NX is powered by Nvidia Tegra technology”

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July 26, 2016

Pokémon Go’s developer reveals what’s coming next

Pokémon Go may be taking the world by storm, but that doesn’t mean it’s resting on its laurels. John Hanke, chief executive officer of the hit game’s developer, told an audience at a comics convention over the weekend that the game will evolve. In fact, he said, the company has only put in “probably a tenth” … Continue reading “Pokémon Go’s developer reveals what’s coming next”

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July 24, 2016

Brilliant iPhone Case Makes It Way Easier to Catch Pokémon

If you’re struggling to build your Pokémon posse because your Pokeballs are curving all over the place, Jon Cleaver has created a simple but brilliant iPhone case that serves as a guide for your finger to keep launches dead-straight, and vastly improve your monster capturing skills in Pokémon Go. Is it cheating? Who cares? This … Continue reading “Brilliant iPhone Case Makes It Way Easier to Catch Pokémon”

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July 24, 2016

The Rare Pokémon Go Monsters That No One Has Caught Yet

okémon Go is supposed to have the original cast of the first Pokémon games: this means, at minimum, a roster of 151 creatures. But so far, there’s no way of collecting the full set. In the main Pokémon games, there is a concept known as “legendaries”—that is, rare and powerful Pokémon that are significantly harder … Continue reading “The Rare Pokémon Go Monsters That No One Has Caught Yet”

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July 23, 2016

CrashPlan crashing for large backups fix

How to fix it Open an elevated command prompt. Stop the CrashPlan service. C:\> net stop CrashPlanService Open the configuration file for the CrashPlan service. C:\> notepad %ProgramFiles%\CrashPlan\CrashPlanService.ini Change -Xmx512M to for example -Xmx2048M or -Xmx4096M, depending on how much memory you have to spare. Start the CrashPlanService. C:\> net start CrashPlanService

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July 23, 2016

12 clever tips and tricks for Pokémon Go from the first guy to catch all 142 Pokémon in the US

  If you want to be a Pokémon Go master, you have to learn from a Pokémon Go master. Earlier on Thursday, Brooklyn-based Nick Johnson became the first Pokémon Go player to publicly confirm that he had caught all 142 unique Pokémon that are available in the US in the augmented reality smartphone game. It … Continue reading “12 clever tips and tricks for Pokémon Go from the first guy to catch all 142 Pokémon in the US”

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July 23, 2016

Back home in Japan, Pokemon Go finds success is unreal

TOKYO — The wildly popular Pokémon Go augmented reality game finally arrived in Japan on Friday, and not a minute too soon for hometown fans. The free app that lets users “capture” monsters on their phones and wage war against each other was downloaded more than 1.3 million times in the first three hours after its release here Friday, according … Continue reading “Back home in Japan, Pokemon Go finds success is unreal”

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July 22, 2016

John Hanke creator of Pokemon timeline

Graphic of timeline.

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July 22, 2016

IBM’s optical storage is 50 times faster than flash

Flash storage is too slow for your device’s main memory, but RAM is expensive and volatile. Thanks to a breakthrough from IBM, phase-change memory (PCM) might one day replace them both. The crystal-based storage has been used in optical disks and other tech for at least 15 years, but the technology has been limited by … Continue reading “IBM’s optical storage is 50 times faster than flash”

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July 22, 2016

Level up in Pokémon Go without ever leaving the car? Budding entrepreneurs cashing in on game’s popularity

Pokémon Go player Cyrus Phan saw the headlines, stories of eager gamers falling off cliffs or getting into car accidents in pursuit of the digital creatures. But when he searched for a Bay Area driving service for Pokémon Go players, nothing came up. So he decided to start Pika Speed, which promises to help players … Continue reading “Level up in Pokémon Go without ever leaving the car? Budding entrepreneurs cashing in on game’s popularity”

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July 22, 2016

Pokémon Go transforms Republican convention into gym full of rare catches

Texas senator Ted Cruz’s incendiary rebuke of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on the stage in Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday evening seemingly transformed the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team into a gladiatorial colosseum, complete with screaming fans and enraged detractors. But the greatest battle on the stage during the week of the … Continue reading “Pokémon Go transforms Republican convention into gym full of rare catches”

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July 21, 2016

Apple macOS Sierra Beta

PROS Smooth upgrade for any Mac sold since 2010 and some from 2009. Flat learning curve. Siri digital assistant. Clipboard sharing between Macs and iOS devices. Tabbed interface in most apps. Picture-in-picture videos. Efficient storage options, including optional automatic cloud storage for less-used files. CONS Betas are inherently risky. New security features may cause problems … Continue reading “Apple macOS Sierra Beta”

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July 21, 2016

Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 5 is meant to survive epic smartphone drops

Glassmaker Corning just unveiled its newest version of Gorilla Glass, the chemically strengthened super glass that dozens of consumer electronics makers use in their devices. Called Gorilla Glass 5, the new glass was formulated to improve drop performance from gadgets that are dropped onto rough surfaces from certain heights — specifically, waist height to shoulder … Continue reading “Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 5 is meant to survive epic smartphone drops”

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July 18, 2016

Siris Capital to buy Polycom, thwarting Elliott’s Mitel merger

Video conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc said it agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $1.7 billion, scrapping a three-month old deal with Canada’s Mitel Networks Corp. The private equity firm, Siris Capital Group, offered $12.50 a share in cash for Polycom, representing a premium of 15 percent to Polycom’s close … Continue reading “Siris Capital to buy Polycom, thwarting Elliott’s Mitel merger”

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July 17, 2016

Microsoft’s Thinga.Me lets you turn photos of objects into digital collections

Thinga.Me, the product of Microsoft’s experimental Garage division, uses photo recognition to let you turn real-world objects into digital collections. It’s available in beta on iOS. More Microsoft’s Garage skunkworks is responsible for all sorts of digital experiments, mostly in the form of apps that vary in degrees of usefulness. That’s partially the point, as it’s the company’s proving … Continue reading “Microsoft’s Thinga.Me lets you turn photos of objects into digital collections”

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July 17, 2016

DARPA is starting a ‘revolution’ to get rid of computer viruses

In the world of computer security, the bad guys are always 10 steps ahead of the good guys. But next month the mad scientists at the government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will bring together a group of the world’s best computer security experts to see if they can tip the scales in the … Continue reading “DARPA is starting a ‘revolution’ to get rid of computer viruses”

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July 17, 2016

Why Microsoft’s Linux lovefest goes hand-in-hand with its Azure cloud strategy

At the 2016 Red Hat Summit, Microsoft demoed SQL Server on RHEL, running in Azure. Here’s why Linux and Azure are crucial to Microsoft’s data center strategy, and what it means for customers. What a difference 15 years makes. A little over 15 years ago to this month, Microsoft’s then-CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a … Continue reading “Why Microsoft’s Linux lovefest goes hand-in-hand with its Azure cloud strategy”

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