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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
These are the 3 stupidest things about the iPhone X after three months of use...
I've always suffered from a really bad case of New Gadget Shininess. Two years ago, I was absolutely adamant I wouldn't buy any phone without a headphone jack, right until I saw that I ...
By viper1 on 2018-02-11 18:06 UTC
Twitter not interested in policing 'fake news' on its site: 'We are not the arbiters of truth'...
At a time when Facebook is doing more to remove fake news from its website, Twitter is washing its hands of any responsibility for the...
By viper1 on 2018-02-09 15:48 UTC
Intel releases new Spectre patch for its Skylake CPUs...
More than a month after researchers revealed a pair of serious security issues affecting many modern CPUs, Intel is still working on updates that close the hole. VP Navin Shenoy has written another blog post about the situation, and said that the com...
By ceres on 2018-02-08 14:06 UTC
NYPD trades old Nokia Windows phones for 36,000 new iPhone 7s...
The NYPD replaces Nokia Windows phones with thousands of Apple iPhones, France cracks down on mobile phone distracted driving problems, Porsche doubles down on an electric future.
By ceres on 2018-02-08 14:04 UTC
False Tsunami Warning Scares the Shit Out of People Across the Country...
At approximately 8:30am today, the National Weather Service sent a test tsunami warning to an unknown number of people. It was not immediately obvious to some that the alert of an impending, destructive force of nature was a test—and at least one-th
By viper1 on 2018-02-06 16:09 UTC
Mac crypto miner distributed via MacUpdate, other software download sites...
Software download site/aggregator MacUpdate has been spotted delivering a new Mac crypto miner to users. A new Mac cryptominer was being distributed from hacked MacUpdate pages yesterday, disguised as Firefox, OnyX and Deeper.https://t.co/W8jcotFixl#macOS
By viper1 on 2018-02-05 21:17 UTC
A.I. perfectly predicted last year's Super Bowl score. What happens to betting?...
What happens when artificial intelligence algorithms are used to do what they do best — identify patterns and nuances in data that human eyes typically can't catch. Could these algorithms undermine the house and turn sports betting on its head?
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-04 18:35 UTC
This engineer fixed his own heart with a mesh sleeve...
When Tal Golesworthy was told he was at risk of his aorta bursting, he wasn't impressed with the surgery on offer so he came up with his own idea. Lunchtime at a small medical engineering company in Tewkesbury. The entertainment thoughtfully laid on t
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-04 18:35 UTC
Man pleads guilty to distributing over 40,000 counterfeit Apple products...
The Department of Justice has reported that Jianhua "Jeff" Li has pleaded guilty to charges involving a smuggling ring selling fake Apple products in the United States. The post Man pleads guilty to distributing over 40,000 counterfeit Apple produ
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-04 18:34 UTC
Bitcoin’s Lightning network, a deep dive...
The Lightning network could enable much cheaper and faster bitcoin payments.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-04 18:34 UTC
Tesla, Australia to turn 50,000 homes into power generators...
A network of solar panels linked to rechargeable Tesla batteries will be provided free to 50,000 homes in South Australia for electricity as part of a government plan
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-04 18:32 UTC
Tesla is about to start selling solar panels at Home Depot...
With all the focus on the Model 3 and Tesla's new Semi truck, it's easy to forget that Tesla Motors has an entire division dedicated to revolutionizing home energy. PowerWall, its home ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-03 20:47 UTC
High levels of cellphone radiation linked to tumors in male rats: U.S. study...
Male rats exposed to very high levels of the kind of radiation emitted by cellphones developed tumors in the tissues around their hearts, according to a draft report by U.S. government researchers on the potential health risks of the devices.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-03 20:45 UTC
The Monitors And Displays Of CES 2018...
As you would expect, CES saw the introduction of several new monitors from the usual suspects. Dell, HP, LG, Lenovo, and MSI revealed a bevy of displays to feast our eyes on.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-03 00:48 UTC
Espionage malware snoops for passwords, mines bitcoin on the side...
'Operation PZChao' targets US and Asian organisations in cyber attacks reminiscent of Iron Tiger - but this time with the ability to drop trojans, conduct espionage.. and mine bitcoin.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-02 16:24 UTC
The Large Majority Of Conservatives Working In Silicon Valley Feel Uncomfortable, Says Survey...
A large majority of conservatives feel uncomfortable working in Silicon Valley, according to a survey published Friday by the Lincoln Network.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-02 16:20 UTC
Alt-Right ICO? Social Network Gab to Sell $10 Million in Tokens...
A controversial right-wing social network seeks funding via an ICO to develop its platform for those disaffected by today's social media monopoly.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-01 20:13 UTC
Google booted 100,000 malicious developers from Google Play...
New malware and unwanted apps are discovered on Google Play nearly every day or so it seems. According to Google's statistics, in 2017 the company has taken down more than 700,000 apps that violated the Google Play policies: copycat apps, apps showing
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-01 20:11 UTC
Amazon Patents Wristbands to Track Employee Movements...
Amazon has been granted patents for employee wristbands, which would track workers and tell them where to go.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-01 20:05 UTC
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