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Preservation or theft? Historians, publishers argue over “dead” game servers...
DMCA exemption fight shows mistrust over limited
By viper1 on 2018-02-21 16:43 UTC
Altice One crams your modem, router, and streaming box into one device...
The Altice One is currently rolling out in the Optimum and Suddenlink coverage areas, combining the modem, router, and set-top-box into one unit. It's for subscribers of the Optimum digital TV and internet platform. The post Altice One crams your mode
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-20 02:15 UTC
Bogus Linux vulnerability gets publicity...
No, there's not a new security hole that gives attackers complete control over Linux servers. But, if you use a poor password, yes, you can still get hacked. Imagine!
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-20 02:14 UTC
Google AI can predict heart disease by looking at pictures of the retina...
Machine learning can help medical researchers with scientific discovery.
By viper1 on 2018-02-19 18:51 UTC
In late-breaking photo leak, Galaxy S9 bares it all...
Get one last sneak peek at Samsung's flagship before it launches next week.
By viper1 on 2018-02-19 18:49 UTC
Residential solar is cheap, but can it get cheaper? Paths to $0.05 per kWh...
NREL releases a paper similar to Tesla's stated solar roof business plan.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-18 21:41 UTC
Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade...
Microsoft this week released the first preview of what will become Windows 10 version 1809, this year's second feature upgrade and the one slated to ship this fall. But the debut of what Microsoft calls the "Skip Ahead" build for Windows 10 18
By viper1 on 2018-02-16 18:48 UTC
Intel currently facing 32 class-action lawsuits for Spectre and Meltdown...
Yesterday, Intel expanded its bug bounty program to catch more issues like the extensive Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws, but that was too little, too late for some chip owners. We knew three class-action lawsuits were filed in early January days afte...
By viper1 on 2018-02-16 18:48 UTC
LinkedIn Users Will Soon Know What Jobs Pay Before Applying for Them...
LinkedIn just introduced a way to help its members avoid going through the interview process for jobs with salaries that do not meet their expectations. The professional network announced the rollout of Salary Insights, which will add estimated or expecte
By viper1 on 2018-02-14 19:15 UTC
A self-driving truck drove from California to Florida with minimal human intervention...
Embark has just completed a coast-to-coast test drive of its self-driving semi-truck. The San Francisco-based startup is building self-driving software specifically designed for long-haul routes on interstate highways. The 2,400-mile ride lasted 44 hours
By viper1 on 2018-02-14 18:15 UTC
Want your pet to age gracefully? Study finds tablet games can help...
Researchers from the Clever Dog Lab at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna have devised a high-tech way to keep dogs mentally engaged into old age, using touchscreen tablet games. The post Want your pet to age gracefully? Study finds tablet ga
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-13 23:07 UTC
More Than 4,000 Government Websites Infected With Covert Cryptocurrency Miner...
The rise of cryptocurrency mining software like Coinhive has been a decidedly double-edged sword. While many websites have begun exploring cryptocurrency mining as a way to generate some additional revenue, several have run into problems if they fail to w
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-13 23:06 UTC
9 things to consider when choosing a low-cost phone carrier...
Thinking of ditching your Big Four provider in favor of something cheaper? Here's what you need to know first.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-13 23:02 UTC
Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years...
WIRED spoke with 51 current or former Facebook employees for this article, many of whom did not want their names used. One current employee asked that a WIRED reporter turn off his phone so the company would have a harder time tracking whether it had been near the phones of anyone from Facebook.
By viper1 on 2018-02-12 17:55 UTC
Rupert Murdoch threatened Mark Zuckerberg in 2016 with a war on Facebook...
The 2016 sit-down between Murdoch and Zuckerberg was apparently the culmination of years of tension.
By viper1 on 2018-02-12 17:05 UTC
Anti-Google Protesters Disrupt SJ Mayor's State Of The City Address...
In San Jose protesters disrupted the mayors State of the City Address, chanting, "Say it loud, say it clear, Google is not welcome here.
By viper1 on 2018-02-12 17:01 UTC
Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow...
It's that moment of the month again when Windows 10 users must prepare for a fresh patching cycle, this time with some important security updates in queue.The February 2018 Patch Tuesday rollout begins on Tuesday, and Windows 10 users will receive the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 07:34 UTC
8 people confess why they finally deleted social media...
Much has been made of the social media "detox": a break, however permanent or temporary, from the digital world. Of course, because each person's relationship with social media is unique (terrible), the way people deal with unplugging varies,
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 00:09 UTC
Do You Hate The New Snapchat Update? Here's How To Bring Back The Old Design For iOS And Android...
The latest Snapchat update has been rolled out and users are already complaining about the new design. Here's how to bring back the old version of the app on iOS and Android devices.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 00:09 UTC
Hackers accessed more personal data from Equifax than previously disclosed...
Data included tax identification numbers, e-mail addresses, and additional drivers license information
By viper1 on 2018-02-11 18:07 UTC
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