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Most Firefox Users Still Running Windows 7...
softpedia.com | 2016-12-20 01:10 UTC
The Firefox Hardware Report published recently by Mozilla shows that Windows 7 is the number one operating system for users running the company’s browser, with a share of 44.86 percent, followed by Windows 10 with 25.67 percent.
By kynast on 2016-12-20 01:10 UTC
21 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2016...
Mashable | 2016-12-18 13:21 UTC
These ingenious gadgets and ideas tackled inequality and improved the world for millions of people in 2016.
By viper1 on 2016-12-18 17:15 UTC
2016 wasn't so bad: 5 ways this year will shape the future...
CNET | 2016-12-18 12:59 UTC
When we look back, 2016 could be the year we started to live longer, better, and beyond Earth.
By viper1 on 2016-12-18 17:12 UTC
‘Dark Web’ Sold 1 Billion Yahoo User Hack Data Many Times...
Breitbart.com | 2016-12-18 15:15 UTC
Cyber-security firm InfoArmor claims that the data from Yahoo's one billion user account hack was sold a number of times last August for $300,000 on the “dark web,” and that it is still offered for sale.
By viper1 on 2016-12-18 17:00 UTC
Yahoo’s billion-user database reportedly sold on the Dark Web for just $300,000...
The Next Web | 2016-12-16 06:37 UTC
As if 2016 wasn’t shitty enough for Yahoo – which admitted to two separate breaches that saw 500 million users’ and then 1 billion users’ details stolen by hackers – the New York Times reports that a billion-user database was sold on the Dark Web last Aug
By ceres on 2016-12-16 14:47 UTC
Find out if your Yahoo account was hacked (and what to do next)...
CNET | 2016-12-16 00:32 UTC
If you're wondering what to do after hearing about the massive data breach, follow these steps to make sure you're safe.
By kynast on 2016-12-16 00:42 UTC
4.6Gbps Wi-Fi: How 60GHz wireless worksand should you use it?...
Ars Technica | 2016-12-15 17:22 UTC
The former WiGig 60GHz standard is finally here, but can it live up to the hype?
By viper1 on 2016-12-15 17:55 UTC
Disney IT workers, in lawsuit, claim discrimination against Americans...
computerworld.com | 2016-12-15 17:54 UTC
After Disney IT workers were told in October 2014 of the plan to use offshore outsourcing firms, employees said the workplace changed. The number of South Asian workers in Disney technology buildings increased, and some workers had to train H-1B-visa-holding replacements. Approximately 250 IT
By viper1 on 2016-12-15 17:54 UTC
Yahoo says more than 1 billion accounts were compromised in a 2013 hack...
Digital Trends | 2016-12-15 00:07 UTC
Yahoo has disclosed a huge 2013 hack in which more than 1 billion accounts were compromised. According to Yahoo, the hack resulted in email addresses, encrypted passwords, and even unencrypted security answers being obtained. The post Yahoo says more than
By ceres on 2016-12-15 02:19 UTC
Yahoo discloses (another) massive data breach, this time of over 1 billion user accounts...
TechRadar | 2016-12-15 00:28 UTC
Consider changing your password following Yahoo's reveal of yet another massive security breach.
By ceres on 2016-12-15 02:18 UTC
Netgear starts patching routers affected by a critical flaw...
PCWorld | 2016-12-13 14:29 UTC
Networking device manufacturer Netgear released firmware updates for several router models in order to patch a critical vulnerability that's publicly known and could be exploited by hackers.The vulnerability was disclosed by a researcher Friday and affect
By ceres on 2016-12-13 18:15 UTC
BBC and ITV launch 'BritBox' streaming service in the US...
Engadget | 2016-12-13 16:20 UTC
The two major broadcast networks in the UK are jointly launching a streaming service under the name BritBox. The BBC and ITV are backing a Netflix-esque service that'll showcase the best of the two firm's output. Users will be able to watch a wi
By ceres on 2016-12-13 18:14 UTC
Google to steer clear of fully driverless car: report...
usatoday.com | 2016-12-13 07:39 UTC
After focusing on a vehicle that doesn't need a driver, the tech company may pivot to tech-laden regular cars.
By intuz on 2016-12-13 07:39 UTC, Edited: 2016-12-13 13:43 UTC
Six months after its iOS debut, Google’s Gboard revamps the Android keyboard...
arstechnica.com | 2016-12-13 07:38 UTC
Keyboard/search mashup brings a permanent number row and multi-language support, too.
By intuz on 2016-12-13 07:38 UTC, Edited: 2016-12-13 13:43 UTC
Westworld Is Strikingly Real: AI Could Be Conscious and Unpredictable...
NewsOK | 2016-12-11 18:40 UTC
NautilusWestworld recently wrapped its first season with a few stunning twists and a stunning statistic: With a 12-million-viewer average, it was the most-watched first season of an original HBO show in the network’s history. Westworld concerns a perverse
By ceres on 2016-12-11 22:26 UTC
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
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