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  • Internet's Favorite Dogs Meet for Power Lunch at Facebook Headquarters

    07/29/2016 10:52:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Two social media powerhouses joined together for a business lunch at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday, no doubt striking a few business deals, comparing notes on the best brands of dog food, and arguing over who really is the internet's favorite dog. The dress code was, ahem, collar optional. Beast Zuckerberg, sporting a professional top-knot (or is it a dogbun?), invited social media star Doug the Pug for a sit down chat. The meeting's minutes and agenda were not released to the public, so there's no way to know for sure what the pooches were plotting. However, a photograph...
  • Apple asks U.S. Supreme Court to rule against Samsung over patents

    07/29/2016 10:28:18 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2016 | BY DAN LEVINE
    Apple Inc on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over whether Apple should receive damages in a case about smartphone design patents. In its legal brief, Apple said Samsung has introduced "no evidence" that design patent damages should be decided on anything less than the value of an entire smartphone. Apple said there was no need for the Supreme Court to send the case back to a lower court for further proceedings. The world's top smartphone rivals have been feuding over patents since 2011, when Apple sued Samsung in a northern California court,...
  • PhotoBucket...The Horror, The HORROR!!! (Molasses Slow & Hard to Navigate)

    07/29/2016 10:18:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Self | July 29, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Has anybody tried uploading to PhotoBucket recently? For the past few days I have tried but the site is not only molasses sloooooooooow but difficult to navigate. I haven't had this problem in the past. Hopefully they will soon fix it because right now it is FRUSTRATING!!!
  • Democrat Voter Cost/Benefit Analysis

    07/29/2016 8:18:43 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 6 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 7/29/2016 | blueunicorn6
    It is very easy to use logical shorthand and say that, "Democrat voters will always vote for the candidate with the (D) after their name." This is a quick and oft-repeated and easily understood means of explaining Democrat voting behavior. We are, in essence, saying that Democrat voters are foolish people who are prejudiced towards Democrat candidates. But are they really that simple? I believe that Democrat voters use their own cost/benefit analysis when deciding who to vote for. They vote based on economic considerations. They do not vote based on groupthink or celebrity adulation. It is important to understand...
  • Samsung beat Apple in smartphone shipments amid positive results

    07/28/2016 4:42:17 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 35 replies
    The Hindu ^ | July 28, 2016
    Riding on the strong sales of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, Samsung Electronics on Thursday declared 8.14 trillion won ($7billion) year on-year operating profit - 18 per cent- in the second quarter results. .... Samsung’s second-quarter smartphone shipments are estimated at about 72 million units, almost doubling Apple’s iPhone shipments of 40.4 million units during the same period.
  • Apple celebrates sale of one billion iPhones

    07/27/2016 8:59:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | July 27, 2016
    At an employee meeting in Cupertino today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company had recently sold the billionth iPhone. “iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day,” said Cook. “Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank...
  • Trump the subject of more than THREE TIMES the Twitterage that Cankles is

    07/27/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    Kantar Election Pulse ^ | 7/27/2016 | LS
    Kantor Election Pulse provides a real time tracking of Twitter. Trump is the subject of 2.4 million Tweets, Cankles 667, poor ol' Tim Kaine only 200,000 http://us.kantar.com/public-affairs/politics/kantar-us-election-pulse/
  • computer help

    07/27/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by jimfr · 30 replies
    // | Jimfr
    Our laptop recently died. The new one does not have a word processor and is a 64 bit memory. Question 1) is there a way around having to rent Word on the cloud? Question 2) Our old files are in 32 bit memory format. Can they be converted to 64 bit format?
  • computer help

    07/27/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by jimfr · 8 replies
    // | Jimfr
    Our laptop recently died. The new one does not have a word processor and is a 64 bit memory. Question 1) is there a way around having to rent Word on the cloud? Question 2) Our old files are in 32 bit memory format. Can they be converted to 64 bit format?
  • VIDEO: Brutal Parody of "The Young Turks". Evisceration of those liberal scumbags

    07/27/2016 4:08:51 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 07/27/2016 | Steven Crowder
    NSFW warning. Usually I try to keep it civil. But these guys have literally slandered every single person involved in the video. They've earned this, they deserve this, and I've delivered this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsVONO75utI
  • New lithium ion battery strategy offers more energy, longer life cycle

    07/27/2016 10:29:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | June 28, 2012 | Provided by: Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
    In situ transmission electron microscopy at EMSL was used to study structural changes in the team’s new anode system. Real-time measurements show silicon nanoparticles inside carbon shells before (left) and after (right) lithiation. + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -...
  • Silicon-air battery achieves running time of over 1,000 hours for the first time

    07/27/2016 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 27, 2016 | Provided by: Forschungszentrum Juelich
    Test set-up for the silicon battery: the battery itself is only the size of a button cell and is located in the hollow cylinder in the middle of the acrylic glass casing. The thin channels that pass through the housing control the supply and outlet of the electrolyte fluid. Credit: Forschungszentrum Jülich +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Silicon-air batteries are viewed as a promising and cost-effective alternative to current energy storage technology. However, they have thus far only achieved relatively short running times. Jülich researchers have now discovered why. In theory, silicon-air batteries have a much higher energy density and are also smaller and...
  • Scientists Built a Biological Computer Inside a Cell

    07/27/2016 6:30:51 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 9 replies
    Futuristtech Info ^ | 7/21/2016 | Michael Byrne
    MIT engineers have developed biological computational circuits capable of both remembering and responding to sequential input data. The group's work, which is described in this week's issue of Science, (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6297/aad8559) represents a critical step in the progression of synthetic biology with the integration of DNA-based memory, in particular, pointing the way toward building large computational systems from biological components—computing devices that are living cells—and, ultimately, programming complex biological functions.
  • Apple Beats Street

    07/26/2016 1:57:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | July 26, 2016
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended June 25, 2016. Apple posted quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $49.6 billion and net income of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We are pleased to report third quarter results that reflect stronger customer demand and business performance than we anticipated at...
  • New attack that cripples HTTPS crypto works on Macs, Windows, and Linux (link Only due to ©)

    07/26/2016 1:00:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Ars Technica | 7/26/2016, 10:14 AM | By DAN GOODIN -
    Due to copyright concerns this will be link only article. Read all about it at the Ars Technica site: New attack that cripples HTTPS crypto works on Macs, Windows, and Linux (link Only due to ©)
  • Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards

    07/26/2016 9:08:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    wired.com ^ | 07/26/2016
    You should be able to trust your wireless keyboard. And yet security researchers have been warning people to be suspicious of wireless computer accessories using sketchy radio protocols for years. Those warnings peaked five months ago, when hackers at the security firm Bastille found that millions of cheap keyboard and mouse dongles let hackers inject keystrokes onto your machine from hundreds of yards away. Now, in case you missed that message, the same researchers have extended their attack to millions more devices—and this time, they can not only inject keystrokes, but also read yours, too. On Tuesday Bastille’s research team...
  • SiFive Unveils Freedom Platforms for RISC-V-Based Semi-Custom Chips

    07/24/2016 6:08:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    anandtech.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | by Anton Shilov
    SiFive, a company established by researchers who invented the RISC-V instruction set architecture in the University of California Berkeley several years ago, has this week announced two platforms which could be used to design semi-custom SoCs based on RISC-V cores. SiFive is the world’s first and yet the only company developing chips featuring the RISC-V ISA and it already has initial customers interested in designing SoCs for machine learning, storage, embedded, IoT and wearable applications. SiFive: World’s First Developer of Commercial RISC-V Chips RISC-V is an open-source microprocessor architecture developed by researchers in the Computer Science Division at UC Berkeley and...
  • Soon you’ll be able to watch teams play Overwatch for $300,000 on TBS

    07/23/2016 2:00:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    TBS announced that it will air the Overwatch Open Grand Finals. In a press release, ELeague, a new esports organization established in partnership between Turner, WME | IMG, and Faceit, will host a new $300,000 Overwatch tournament. Most of the tournament will take place on Twitch, while TBS will broadcast the finals alongside the Internet stream. The online phase of the tournament will begin on July 23 and is limited to North America and Europe. The online rounds will lead to the playoffs, which will run during the weekend of August 26. The top eight teams from each region will...
  • New software to help you ‘time travel’

    07/22/2016 7:22:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Scientists have developed a new system that can let you imagine how you would look with a different hairstyle and colour, or in another time period, age or country. After uploading an input photo, you type in a search term — such as “curly hair,” “India” or “1930s,” researchers said. The software’s algorithms search Internet photo collections for similar images in that category and seamlessly map the person’s face onto the results, they said. The system called Dreambit developed by researchers from University of Washington in the U.S. lets a person imagine how they would look with a different hairstyle...
  • Police Create 3D Print of Murdered Man’s Fingers to Hack His iPhone

    07/22/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    News.SoftPedia.com ^ | July 22, 2016 -- 08:07 GMT | By Bogdan Popa
    Authorities might find a way to access a dead man’s phone If you believe that securing your phone with a fingerprint makes it impossible to hack, think again. Michigan police have recently asked the Michigan State University to produce a 3D replica of a dead man’s fingers in order to access his iPhone and collect data that is believed to contain evidence linked to an ongoing murder case.Professor Anil Jain has been tasked with creating the 3D molds, and according to a report by Fusion, the project is advancing well so far, although in-lab testing is still being performed, and it’s...
  • iOS, Mac vulnerabilities allow remote code execution through a single image

    07/22/2016 6:13:51 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    ZDNet ^ | July 22, 2016 -- 09:59 GMT (02:59 PDT) | By Charlie Osborne
    Researchers have discovered that image files can bury malware, allowing malicious code access without detection. Security flaws which affect both Apple iOS and Mac devices permit attackers to grab your passwords and data, researchers claim. According to researchers from Cisco's Talos, a set of five vulnerabilities, if exploited, could lead to data theft and remote code execution -- which in its worst state may result in device hijacking. The set of bugs, CVE-2016-4631, CVE-2016-4629, CVE-2016-4630, CVE-2016-1850, and CVE-2016-4637, are all caused by how Apple processes image formats. Apple offers APIs as interfaces for accessing image data, and according to Talos,...
  • People really like their Apple Watch and there is a lot of interest in watchOS 3

    07/22/2016 1:01:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Jul 22, 2016 7:48 AM PT | By Jonny Evans
    On the day Apple confirms plans to release 14 special edition Olympic Games Apple Watch straps, the latest Wristly survey confirms an astonishing 94 percent of existing Apple Watch customers are still satisfied with their devices. New software promise That’s a big deal, even though Apple Watch sales have reportedly slowed pending the fall software update. Apple isn’t the only watchmaker feeling the flatness, Swiss watch industry exports fell faster than ever before in 1H 2016, and all eyes now are on Apple this fall when new software and potentially new watch designs may be in the frame. “With the...
  • Fun with the Windows Subsystem for Linux

    07/22/2016 12:13:55 PM PDT · by Scutter · 31 replies
    Windows Blog ^ | 7/22/2016 | Pete Brown
    At Build 2016, Microsoft introduced to the world the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) [WSL], which enables developers to run native Ubuntu user-mode console binaries through the Bash shell in Windows 10. If you’re in the Windows Insider program, you’ve had the opportunity to try out this feature using the latest Windows Anniversary Update Insider Builds.
  • Anybody else getting strange YouTube search results for Trump speech (are they trying to bury it)?

    07/22/2016 6:59:08 AM PDT · by quesney · 22 replies
    Anyone else getting strange search results for the Trump speech on YouTube? Having to dig just to find it - under Cruz speech (?!), under Ivanka, that Late Show comedian rendition, and other miscellaneous stuff and older speeches. Are they trying to bury it? https://www.youtube.com/results?q=trump+rnc https://www.youtube.com/results?q=trump+speech
  • IL Trump delegate removed from RNC after racist Facebook post

    07/21/2016 3:12:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | 07/21/2016
    The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party said credentials for one of Donald Trump's delegates have been pulled after she made a racist comment online. Reports say Lori Gayne admits she was the author of a Facebook post made under a different name at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Gayne posted a photo of law enforcement officials in Cleveland. The description said, "Our brave snipers just waiting for some n***** to try something. Love them."
  • IDC: Smartwatch shipments fall for the first time; Apple only company in top 5 to decline

    07/21/2016 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 29 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | July 21, 2016 | EMIL PROTALINSKI
    he smartwatch market has hit its first bump, and it’s all Apple’s fault. Vendors shipped a total of 3.5 million smartwatches worldwide last quarter. This Q2 2016 figure is down 32 percent from the 5.1 million units shipped in Q2 2016, marking the first decline on record. .... As you can see above, Apple’s market share decreased 25 percentage points (from 72 percent to 47 percent) and it shipped less than half the smartwatches (1.6 million). But the company still holds almost half the market, with every other vendor shipping fewer than a million units.
  • Saudi Cleric extends edict to ban 'Pokemon Go'

    07/21/2016 7:48:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    upi ^ | July 20, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, - A cleric in Saudi Arabia has extended a 15-year-old edict banning Pokemon to include the new smartphone game Pokemon Go. The law known as fatwa no. 21,758 which established a ban on Pokemon in 2001 was reaffirmed by the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars, according to USA Today. Advertisement Although Pokemon Go has not been officially released in the region, Sheikh Saleh Al-Fozan said the Augmented Reality smartphone game is the same as the other games in the franchise. According to the Times of Israel the law states that the Pokemon games...
  • Dell SonicWall GMS comes with hidden backdoor

    07/20/2016 10:25:23 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 21 2016 11:21AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities in Dell's SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) console, including a hidden default account with an easily guessable password. US security vendor Digital Defense said the hidden account can be accessed through a command line interface client that can be downloaded from the console of the GMS web application. Non-administrative users can be added with the command line interface; however, they can log into the web interface and change the password for the admin user. By logging in with the admin user account, attackers using this method can get full contol of the GMS,...
  • France: Windows 10 collects 'excessive personal data'

    07/20/2016 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 26 replies
    betanews ^ | July 20, 2016 | Mark Wilson
    France: Windows 10 collects 'excessive personal data', issues Microsoft with formal warning After accusations that Windows 10 collects too much data about users, France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has order Microsoft to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months. The company has been ordered to "stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent". In addition to this, the chair of CNIL has notified Microsoft that it needs to take "satisfactory measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of user data". The notice comes after numerous complaints about Windows 10, and a series...
  • If I donate to Trump, will my name go up on the Jumbotron at the RNC?

    07/20/2016 12:16:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    trump2016.com | 7/20/16 | sff
    E-mail: Xxx, Are you with me? As I took to the convention stage to introduce my beautiful wife, I looked up to the jumbotron and was proud to see names of my tremendous supporters on screen. I hope to see your name when I go on stage Thursday night. Donald Trump
  • Pro extreme skier dies in Chilean avalanche while filming video game promos

    07/20/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/20/2016
    Matilda Rapaport, a Swedish extreme free skier, has died after she was caught in an avalanche while filming promotional material for an upcoming video game last week in Chile. She was 30. Rapaport was engulfed by the avalanche Thursday after a winter storm in the resort village of Farrellones, about 45 miles northeast of Santiago in central Chile. According to a statement released Monday by Red Bull, one of her sponsors, she succumbed to her injuries a few days later “despite intensive medical care and treatment over the subsequent days.” She had been married to her longtime boyfriend, alpine World...
  • A Google Maps Glitch Turned this Korean Fishing Town Into a 'Pokémon Go' Haven

    07/19/2016 6:23:19 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    Motherboard ^ | July 19, 2016 // 11:29 AM EST | Madison Margolin
    A glitch in Google Maps has turned the small fishing town of Sokcho, South Korea, into a Pokémon Go tourist haven. The globally popular mobile game hasn't launched yet in South Korea, but that hasn't stopped clever gamers from finding a way to play it anyways. The city of Sokcho is taking full advantage of it, according to this video by the Wall Street Journal.
  • Windows 10 warns Chrome and Firefox users about battery drain, recommends switching to Edge

    07/19/2016 6:15:18 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 36 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | July 19, 2016 10:25 AM | Protalinski
    Microsoft has turned on a new set of Windows Tips that warn Windows 10 users that Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is draining their laptop’s battery. The solution, according to the notification, is to use Microsoft Edge. We reached out to Microsoft for clarification. “Microsoft Edge was designed exclusively for Windows 10 with features and functionality that enhance the browsing experience such as Cortana, easy sharing, reading, and researching,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat. “These Windows Tips notifications were created to provide people with quick, easy information that can help them enhance their Windows 10 experience, including information that can...
  • 'Thousands' of products vulnerable to code hooking abuse

    07/19/2016 5:53:01 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 3 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 20 2016 6:29AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Bad implementation of the low-level code hooking technique by Microsoft and third-party security vendors has left millions of users open to attacks that bypass mitigation measures - some for up to a decade, researchers have found. Hooking is used by different kinds of software to monitor as well as to intercept and change the behaviour of operating system functions, and if needed, to inject code. Security software uses code hooking extensively to check for malicious activity on systems. EnSilo researchers Tomer Bitton and Udi Yavo said they looked at the hooking engines and injection techniques used by more than 15...
  • Army SOF to Trade in Its Androids for iPhones

    07/19/2016 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    DOD Buzz ^ | JULY 15, 2016 | BY: MATTHEW COX
    Army Special Operations Command is dumping the Android tactical smartphone for an iPhone for better situational awareness. Photo: Vesper Case UK. U.S. Army Special Operations Command is dumping its Android tactical smartphone for an iPhone model. The iPhone 6S will become the end-user device for the iPhone Tactical Assault Kit – special-operations-forces version Army’s Nett Warrior battlefield situational awareness tool, according to an Army source, who is not authorized to speak to the media. The iTAC will replace the Android Tactical Assault Kit. The iPhone is “faster; smoother. Android freezes up” and has to be restarted too often, the source...
  • Fallout 4 Update Patch 1.6 Notes Revealed For PS4 And Xbox One

    07/19/2016 7:41:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    attackofthefanboy.com ^ | on July 19, 2016 | Damian Seeto
    Bethesda has released update patch 1.6 for Fallout 4 today on the Xbox One and PS4 platforms of the game. Aside from the usual fixes, this new update patch includes new names for Codsworth to say. The patch also gives support for the upcoming Workshop mode DLC. Full patch notes can be seen below [at the link]. ... The aforementioned workshop DLC comes to Fallout 4 on July 26th. After that, the Nuka-World DLC will be released this August on all platforms.
  • Meet the New Unofficial Trump-Pence Logo Developed by HotHunt & Tweaked by Malsua

    07/18/2016 6:59:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 89 replies
    Self | July 18, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I propose that the Trump-Pence logo below be designated the unofficial logo of the campaign. It was originally designed by Freeper HotHunt and tweaked by Freeper Malsua into the final design you see. The original 16 was ditched since we already know what year it is. Also the letters T & P were enlarged and since P belongs to both Trump and Pence, it is divided diagonally by color. Also the "Make America Great Again" was tweaked so it matches in width the names above. I like this logo because of its simplicity and the fact it could also...
  • Apple releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 / Apple iOS 9.3.3 / Apple watchOS 2.2.2

    07/18/2016 6:32:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | July 18, 2016
    Apple today released OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 which improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. This update: Resolves an issue that may prevent settings from being saved in accounts with parental controls enabled. Resolves an issue that prevented some network devices, such as speakers and multifunction printers, from accessing SMB share points. Enterprise content: Improves startup time when connecting to a NetBoot server. Resolves an issue that may prevent startup from a NetBoot image created with an OS X v10.11.4 or OS X v10.11.5 installer. Resolves an issue that may cause...
  • Fifteen-year-old server-side bug opens up websites

    07/18/2016 5:37:21 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 19 2016 6:08AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    A remotely exploitable vulnerability in web application code, first discovered 15 years ago, has returned to haunt server admins who are being urged to take action immediately to avoid being hit. Researchers from New Zealand point of sale software company Vend, Dominic Scheirlink, Richard Rowe, Morgan Pyne and Scott Geary, worked with Red Hat product security staffer Kurt Seifried to document the flaw, which they have nicknamed Httpoxy. On vulnerable applications, the Httpoxy flaw is easily exploitable, the researchers said. Attackers can proxy outgoing HTTP requests and direct the server to open outwards connections to arbitrary IP addresses and transport...
  • Ubuntu user forums hack leaks millions of user details

    07/18/2016 6:41:00 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 18 2016 6:27AM | Juha Saarinen
    Canonical, the parent company of popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has disclosed that its user web forums have suffered a major data breach. Over the weekend, Canonical said that it had come across claims that a third party had a copy of the Ubuntu Forums database. The company was able to verify that a breach had taken place, with a database containing details of two million Ubuntu Forums users being leaked. No "active passwords" were copied over, although the attacker downloaded the random, hashed and salted strings generated by Ubuntu Single Sign On that is used for Forum logins. Canonical shut...
  • Clinton tries to capture the ‘Pokémon Go’ vote

    07/17/2016 8:16:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    yahoo news ^ | July 16, 2016 | Liz Goodwin
    Hillary Clinton joked on Thursday that she wanted people to develop a game called “Pokémon Go to the Polls.” Some of her young volunteers turned her questionable pun into reality this weekend, using the viral app to register new voters in Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland.
  • Officials: Man shoots at 'Pokemon Go' players outside house

    07/17/2016 4:54:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2016 10:04 PM EDT
    Authorities say a Florida man fired shots at two late-night “Pokémon Gō” players in a car outside his house but no one was injured. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Troiano says in a news release that the homeowner awoke to a noise outside about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and saw a car sitting in the road in front of his house. He told authorities he got a handgun and approached the vehicle. …
  • ARRRRGH! Lost Windows Password! Need help!

    07/17/2016 1:45:48 PM PDT · by raybbr · 37 replies
    7/17/16 | raybbr
    Okay, All kidding aside. I bought a Dell laptop for my son last week. It's W10. He needs it for high school. I set it up and then put it aside for a week till I could get at it. I forgot the admin password. I didn't use my MS account because I wanted it not to have my log in stuff when he opens it at school. Now I cannot remember the password. I left a hint but I still can't remember it. I have a W10 .iso disk. Does anyone know if I can use that to reset...
  • PlayStation Vue Review: two months with Sony’s TV service (internet tv)

    07/17/2016 9:15:38 AM PDT · by bigtoona · 8 replies
    Slash Gear ^ | 7/4/16 | Brittany A. Roston
    In mid-March, Sony rolled out its previously limited PlayStation Vue service across the nation, bringing three channel packages to anyone with a PS3 or PS4, Amazon Fire TV/Fire Stick, or iPhone/iPad (and, as of June 29, Android). I'd been using Sling TV before this, but I was never too pleased with the service and so when the opportunity came to switch, I did. I've been using PlayStation Vue for the last two or so months and feel confident saying that, for the most part, it's pretty great. PlayStation Vue, assuming you have a decent Internet connection and no prior knowledge...
  • Classified information in the digital age (vanity)

    07/16/2016 6:49:43 PM PDT · by scrabblehack · 14 replies
    Self ^ | Today | Self
    I pointed out in an earlier thread that back in the day, the provider of the information (an employee) bore the responsibility of verifying the clearance of the recipient (also an employee) AND the need to know. But those were the days before e-mail was widely available. Surely marking an e-mail with a (C) should not be considered adequate security! Shouldn't every classified e-mail be encrypted, with the decryption key pegged to the employee's security clearance? I will agree that such a policy would not have prevented Hillary's misdeeds, or Comey's whitewash of them. But then she couldn't have claimed...
  • Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

    07/15/2016 8:13:13 PM PDT · by dayglored · 77 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 15, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    All that nagware hasn't worked When Windows 10 launched, Microsoft claimed it would have the new operating system on a billion devices by mid-2018. That isn't going to happen, however, Redmond has now admitted. For the past year, Microsoft has offered the new OS as a free upgrade for both desktop and mobile users (provided the phone can handle it in the latter case), and has been pushing it for Internet of Things makers. However, so far the OS is only on 350 million monthly active devices, and Redmond says it needs more time to hit ten figures. "We're pleased...
  • Ubuntu Linux forums hacked!

    07/15/2016 6:57:53 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 24 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Published 10 hours ago (that's what it says!) | Brian Fagioli
    There is a common misconception that all things Linux are bulletproof. The fact is, no software is infallible. When news of a Linux vulnerability hits, some Windows and Mac fans like to taunt users of the open source kernel. Sure, it might be in good fun, but it can negatively impact the Linux community's reputation -- a blemish, if you will. Today, Canonical announces that the Ubuntu forums have been hacked. Keep in mind, this does not mean that the operating system has experienced a vulnerability or weakness. The only thing affected are the online forums that people use to...
  • Biased news feeds on my iPhone search screen.

    07/15/2016 1:27:44 PM PDT · by VinceASA · 37 replies
    Myself | 07/15/2016 | Myself
    I've been frustrated by biased news feeds that show up unsolicited on my iPhone when I access my search bar or sometimes when I wake the device up. I just looked and saw this: Does anyone know how to shut this off? What really ticks me off is that Apple is pushing this stuff out.
  • Two men fall from cliff while playing 'Pokemon Go'

    07/15/2016 11:07:12 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies
    upi ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    ENCINITAS, Calif.,- Two men who fell from a seaside cliff north of San Diego told authorities they became distracted while playing augmented reality game Pokemon Go. Encinitas fire Battalion Chief Robbie Ford said one of the men fell about 50 feet down the bluff in Encinitas while the other man fell about 80 to 90 feet to the beach below. Ford said the man who fell to the beach told San Diego County sheriff's deputies he and the other man had been playing smartphone game Pokemon Go, which sends players to real-world locations to capture digital monsters. The man who...
  • New ‘Ranscam’ Ransomware Lowers The Bar But Raises The Stakes

    07/14/2016 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 20 replies
    DarkReading ^ | 7/11/2016 05:15 PM | Kelly Jackson Higgins
    ... Ransomware variants are multiplying like rabbits: while some are more sophisticated and tougher to combat, others are more about scamming than kidnapping. Take the new Ranscam malware discovered by Cisco’s Talos team, a low-tech but highly destructive attack that demands ransom from its victims but never returns them their files because it actually deleted them. Ranscam isn’t the first ransomware variant to destroy files rather than return them after victims pay up—there’s AnonPop and JIGSAW, for example—but it’s a glaring example of how the ransomware scam itself is so lucrative and easy to pull off that less sophisticated attackers...