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Easily exploited Netgear router flaw discovered...
Computerworld | 2016-12-10 21:41 UTC
At least two Netgear routers, the R6400 and R7000 are vulnerable to a command injection flaw that is easy to exploit and could lead to the total takeover of the routers. This was disclosed yesterday, December 9th, and there has, as yet, been no response f
By viper1 on 2016-12-11 19:56 UTC
Five things you desperately need in your carry-on luggage this Christmas...
The Next Web | 2016-12-11 10:00 UTC
Over the Winter break, like millions of other people, I’m going to be catching a flight (multiple flights, actually) to see friends and family. And I’ll carry with my a small, carry-on bag, which will contain all the electronics to get me through the ennu
By viper1 on 2016-12-11 19:36 UTC
New 17.5-Hour Flight From Australia to London Will Be The Longest In The World...
Gizmodo | 2016-12-11 05:00 UTC
Australian airline Qantas just announced a new route that will take passengers from Perth, Australia to London. But you might want to stock up on sleeping pills. Because with a total flight time of 17.5 hours, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the
By viper1 on 2016-12-11 19:34 UTC
Nvidia's self-driving cars take to the streets of California...
TechRadar | 2016-12-11 13:42 UTC
Nvidia can take its autonomous tech onto public roads and some of its cars have already been spotted.
By viper1 on 2016-12-11 19:32 UTC
Here's how cyber attacks get worse in 2017...
VentureBeat | 2016-12-11 17:11 UTC
It was speculated 2016 would see even more cybersecurity activity than 2015, and it did not disappoint. Consider the $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank, the 500 million accounts swiped from Yahoo, or the 19,000 emails leaked from Democratic Party off
By viper1 on 2016-12-11 19:31 UTC
Download of the day: AIMP...
TechRadar | 2016-12-09 16:00 UTC
Our daily pick of the best free Windows software
By ceres on 2016-12-09 17:11 UTC
The VR headset for iPhone we've been waiting for is here...
Mashable | 2016-12-09 16:20 UTC
The Occipital Bridge uses advanced sensor technology to bring room-scale VR and AR to the iPhone.
By ceres on 2016-12-09 17:11 UTC
Samsung is taking a drastic step to permanently end the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco...
Mashable | 2016-12-09 16:20 UTC
Samsung will update the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices in the U.S. on Dec. 15 so that can no longer be used.
By ceres on 2016-12-09 17:11 UTC
Court: 'Falsely' Accused 'Movie Pirate' Deserves $17K Compensation - TorrentFreak...
torrentfreak.com | 2016-12-07 18:08 UTC
An Oregon District Court has sided with a wrongfully accused man, who was sued for allegedly downloading a pirated copy of the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler. According to the court's recommendations, the man is entitled to more than $17,000 in compensation as the result of the filmmakers
By viper1 on 2016-12-07 18:08 UTC
From Overwatch to Firewatch: the best video games of 2016 - chosen by developers...
theguardian.com | 2016-12-07 05:40 UTC
We asked 50 game makers what they thought was the best game of 2016. Here are their often surprising responses
By intuz on 2016-12-07 05:40 UTC
After Tay Disaster, New Microsoft Zo AI-Powered Chatbot Struggles To Be Coherent On Kik...
Tech Times | 2016-12-06 17:05 UTC
Microsoft tried and failed with Tay, its chatbot that turned racist and sexist in less than 24 hours before being pulled off the market. The company is now at it again with Zo, a new chatbot looking for friends on Kik, but don't expect any deep conver
By ceres on 2016-12-06 21:55 UTC
Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017...
BBC | 2016-12-06 18:16 UTC
Google reveals it is on track to offset 100% of data centre and office electricity use with renewable energy.
By ceres on 2016-12-06 21:54 UTC
Googles auto-search results have become slightly less offensive...
Ars Technica | 2016-12-06 18:35 UTC
Google says, "we strongly value a diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures."
By ceres on 2016-12-06 21:53 UTC
Zuckerberg shows off upcoming Facebook features...
Computerworld | 2016-12-06 20:39 UTC
Facebook executives are showing off new features and technologies that could be added to the social network in the not-so-distant future.Using Facebook Live, company co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with different groups of engineers and developers
By ceres on 2016-12-06 21:50 UTC
Web Giants Coordinate to Remove Extremist Content...
Breitbart.com | 2016-12-06 15:19 UTC
(Reuters) -- Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.
By viper1 on 2016-12-06 16:46 UTC
Video: How will we get to Alpha Centauri? Researchers work on an antimatter drive...
GeekWire | 2016-12-06 04:42 UTC
Project Blue’s scientists still have to raise more than $800,000 over the next 15 days to reach theirinitial crowdfunding goal for a mission to observe Alpha Centauri’s alien planets, but they’re already thinking about how future explore
By aphrodite on 2016-12-06 07:14 UTC
Microsoft researchers predict the search box will disappear by 2027...
The Verge | 2016-12-05 14:34 UTC
Most of us cant wait for 2016 to end, and researchers at Microsoft are giving us good reason to think ahead. The company polled 17 women working in its research organization about the technology...
By ceres on 2016-12-05 16:16 UTC
Google and Elon Musk open their AI platforms to researchers...
Engadget | 2016-12-05 14:46 UTC
Artificial intelligence got a big push today as both Google and OpenAI announced plans to open-source their deep learning code. Elon Musk's OpenAI released Universe, a software platform that "lets us train a single [AI] agent on any task a human
By ceres on 2016-12-05 16:15 UTC
The 3D Printing Revolution That Wasn’t...
backchannel.com | 2016-12-04 20:26 UTC
MakerBot made a bold bet that 3D printers would become as common as microwaves. Just one problem: no one else shared that dream.
By kynast on 2016-12-04 20:26 UTC
Cloudflare is fighting off a DDoS attack that started the day before Thanksgiving...
Digital Trends | 2016-12-02 23:18 UTC
Cloudflare has been noticing an increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) traffic that began on November 23, the day before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend kicked off. The post Cloudflare is fighting off a DDoS attack that started the day
By ceres on 2016-12-03 03:54 UTC
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