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Internet Explorer users beware: the address bar is leaking everything you type...
BetaNews | 2017-09-28 13:32 UTC
A bug has been uncovered in Internet Explorer which makes it possible for websites to view anything that is typed in to the address bar. This means that web addresses and search terms could be accessed by a hacker or malicious website. The vulnerability w
By viper1 on 2017-09-28 14:26 UTC
Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge/Slashdot, knocks site's servers titsup...
The Register | 2017-09-27 17:39 UTC
"Our [data center] hosting provider has been having issues with a power distribution unit. It appears that their redundancy failed us. As a result of these issues we have had some equipment turn up completely fried. We worked to replace all of that and completed last night. Then at 6:48 AM PST this
By aphrodite on 2017-09-28 00:30 UTC
Coming Soon to AMC Theaters: Virtual Reality Experiences...
NY Times | 2017-09-26 13:00 UTC
The theater chain has invested $20 million in the start-up Dreamscape Immersive and will open six locations offering V.R. experiences in the next 18 months.
By viper1 on 2017-09-26 14:16 UTC
Whats the best Linux firewall distro?...
TechRadar | 2017-09-26 11:50 UTC
You cant build a moat around your network, but you can protect it with a firewall so which is your best Linux option?
By viper1 on 2017-09-26 14:11 UTC
This app lets you download Netflix, Amazon, and HBO shows to stream offline...
The Next Web | 2017-09-26 12:18 UTC
Streaming your favorite shows on a spotty internet connection can be quite the nuisance – but it doesn’t have to be. There is a handy app that lets you save any show for offline watching and the best thing is that it works with practically any streaming s
By viper1 on 2017-09-26 14:10 UTC
Prepare For An Epic Bullshit Sales Pitch For The Competition-Killing Sprint, T-Mobile Merger...
Techdirt | 2017-09-26 13:23 UTC
For much of this year, Sprint and its Japanese owner Softbank have been buttering up the Trump administration in the hopes it will sign off on a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. Sprint tried the same merger back in 2014, but found the attempt wisely bl
By viper1 on 2017-09-26 14:09 UTC
Rotterdam joins the blockchain application pursuit - port.today...
port.today | 2017-09-26 13:19 UTC
Port of Rotterdam Authority launched a field lab for the development of real-world applications and solutions based on blockchain technology - the BlockLab.
By PortToday on 2017-09-26 13:19 UTC
Cryptocurrency jobs are popping up like crazy — even for non-techies...
The Next Web | 2017-09-25 15:47 UTC
A report released this month by Angel List indicates cryptocurrency jobs have risen by over 100 percent in the past six months. While Bitcoin value fluctuations may be testing investor confidence, the hiring market for blockchain-based technology remains
By ceres on 2017-09-25 17:32 UTC
Are Facebook, Google and Amazon too big? The question comes from right and left...
USA Today | 2017-09-25 12:36 UTC
We love our Facebook friends, Google searches and Amazon sprees, but a growing group - from consumers to politicians on the left and right - worry.
By viper1 on 2017-09-25 14:25 UTC
SQL Server lands on Linux for the first time...
VentureBeat | 2017-09-25 13:00 UTC
Microsoft hit a major milestone today with the official general availablility of SQL Server on Linux. The latest version of the companys database software will be available both on Windows Server and Linux, giving customers more choice about what operatin
By viper1 on 2017-09-25 14:23 UTC
Teardown reveals just how similar the iPhone 8 is to the iPhone 7...
Mashable | 2017-09-22 15:13 UTC
A new iFixit teardown of the iPhone 8 (its bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus, will come later) might help you decide between it and the upcoming iPhone X.
By ceres on 2017-09-22 15:31 UTC
CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared...
Ars Technica | 2017-09-21 21:38 UTC
Microsoft, Cisco, and VMWare among those infected with additional mystery payload.
By aphrodite on 2017-09-21 23:28 UTC
This Silicon Valley giant will give some $1,000 and others $50 a month to trial basic income...
CNBC | 2017-09-21 10:01 UTC
Start-up accelerator Y Combinator plans to roll out its initial cash handout trial to thousands of people across two U.S. states.
By rjx32 on 2017-09-21 17:12 UTC
Budweiser and Lyft want you to get home safely for free...
Digital Trends | 2017-09-21 13:48 UTC
For the second year in a row, Budweiser and Lyft are teaming up to stand against drunk driving by giving you a free ride home. The two companies are offering up to 150,000 total round-trip rides starting today. The post Budweiser and Lyft want you to get
By viper1 on 2017-09-21 15:32 UTC
Amazon plans to hire 2,000 for a new office in New York City...
CNET | 2017-09-21 15:17 UTC
The move comes as cities across North America compete to play host to Amazon's upcoming second headquarters, expected to bring 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in development.
By viper1 on 2017-09-21 15:30 UTC
HTC May Announce Google Acquisition on Thursday...
Gadgets 360 | 2017-09-20 13:35 UTC
HTC is set to make a "major announcement" on Thursday, and speculations claim that it could be Google's acquisition of smartphone business. Apparently they paid off the right people to again get around anti-trust laws
By ceres on 2017-09-20 15:05 UTC
What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?...
ExtremeTech | 2017-09-20 13:16 UTC
The optimism of the 1990s supposed whatever disruptions to existing industries and their workers new technologies would bring, the growth in employment in the companies driving the new economy would make up for it. It hasn't quite worked out that way. T
By ceres on 2017-09-20 15:03 UTC
This Tool Lets Developers See Whether They're Being Fairly Compensated...
Gadgets 360 | 2017-09-20 12:28 UTC
The tool, called Salary Calculator, also estimates which technical skills tend to offer better paying jobs.
By viper1 on 2017-09-20 14:05 UTC
Popular Chrome Extension Allegedly Hacked to Covertly Mine Cryptocurrency...
Gadgets 360 | 2017-09-20 13:11 UTC
A popular Chrome extension that promises to improve security has been found to contain a JavaScript cryptocurrency miner, turning it into malware.
By viper1 on 2017-09-20 14:03 UTC
8 hot IT hiring trends and 8 going cold...
CIO | 2017-09-18 10:00 UTC
Were seeing a number of shifts this year in hiring as technologies mature, new ones emerge and companies work to cut costs by blending full-time IT staff with contract work.While some see the gig economy as a flexible new way to work, one that appeals to
By rjx32 on 2017-09-19 00:39 UTC
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