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November 24, 2017

Uber was hacked, so change your password right now. Here's what else you need to know

PhysOrg.com -- Uber has admitted that a 2016 data breach put at risk the personal information of 57 million Uber users worldwide and at least 600,000 drivers...

November 24, 2017 11:13 PM

Building a home office with productivity in mind

Web Marketing -- GoDaddy Garage - I've spent more time than I want to admit looking at pictures of home offices and thinking, "Wow. I would be so productive in...

November 24, 2017 10:07 PM

Firefox will notify users who visit sites that suffered a data breach

Infosec -- Security Affairs - Mozilla developer revealed the Firefox browser will soon include a new feature to notify users who visit sites that suffered...

November 24, 2017 10:03 PM

Why America's Biggest Bank Digs Anonymous Cryptocurrency

Think -- MIT Technology Review - A JPMorgan collaboration with the tiny startup Zcash shows how serious financial institutions are about blockchain technology.

November 24, 2017 10:01 PM

Samsung to open new research center focused on AI and machine learning

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is stepping up its artificial intelligence game with the opening of a new research center focused...

November 24, 2017 09:59 AM

Apple will launch a new iPhone SE in 2018, report says

Mashable! -- A cheaper version of the iPhone could launch in the next few months.

According to a new report from China Economic News Service that cites supply...

November 24, 2017 07:15 AM

Review: Google's Pixel Buds have significant flaws, but I love them anyway

The Next Web -- In many ways, Apple's AirPods feel like a hardware manifestation of iOS' defining characteristics: simplicity and design, sometimes at the expense...

November 24, 2017 07:14 AM

Report: Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9, S9+ at CES in January

BGR -- Following up on a tweet from last night in which he revealed that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were codenamed Star 1 and Star 2, VentureBeat's Evan...

November 24, 2017 06:42 AM

Samsung may fix the Chromebook Pro's biggest problem with a backlit keyboard

The Verge -- For the most part, the Chromebook Pro has what you'd expect from premium Chromebook hardware. Samsung's machine has a fantastic screen, high-end...

November 24, 2017 06:13 AM

Firefox to collaborate with HaveIBeenPwned to alert users on data breach

Infosec -- Office of Inadequate Security - HackRead reports: Mozilla is joining hands with popular data breach notification website HaveIBeenPwned.com (HIBP)...

November 24, 2017 06:12 AM

This is How to Keep Your Identity Safe During the Holiday Shopping Season

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - We can all agree: It's OK to play Christmas music now.

Put up your tree, string lights along the roof, frost cookies and...

November 24, 2017 06:11 AM

What happens once "net neutrality" rules bite the dust?

Denver Post -- The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules , which equalized access to the internet...

November 24, 2017 03:46 AM

Hillary Clinton says America is 'totally unprepared' for the impact of AI

The Verge -- Hillary Clinton has warned that the US is "totally unprepared" for the economic and societal effects of artificial intelligence. Speaking to...

November 24, 2017 01:53 AM

The Galaxy S9 will reportedly be a more iterative update and could show up at CES

The Verge -- All the major smartphones of 2017 are out in the world, but it's never to early to start thinking about next year's flagships. Samsung is reportedly...

November 24, 2017 01:52 AM

Thanksgiving on the space station: Just another day at the office, but with turkey

GeekWire -- Thanksgiving Day is a workday on the International Space Station, but it's still a special day for the station's six crew members - even for...

November 24, 2017 01:07 AM

Microsoft Office Lands on Chromebooks Everywhere

Chrome Unboxed -- The journey to seeing Microsoft Office actually land on Chromebooks has been a bit of an odyssey. When the Play Store began showing up on select...

November 24, 2017 12:22 AM

Creating a holiday light show using Raspberry Pi, xLights and a matrix

Infosec -- CSO Online - Ah, it's that time of year again for people launching holiday light shows! This year, we'll look at using a Raspberry Pi and the...

November 24, 2017 12:20 AM

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Many organizations do not fully understand the role of the product manager. Check out our latest research note from...

November 24, 2017 12:18 AM

November 23, 2017

Astronauts on Apollo 13 Could Have Died, Their Fear Saved Them

Life -- Lifehack - In 1970, astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were in a dire situation. They were going to land on the moon, but after an oxygen-tank explosion,...

November 23, 2017 11:49 PM

41 cool and useful IFTTT applets

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Applets for AllImage by James A. MartinThe name is clunky: "If This, Then That." The acronym, IFTTT, is awkward to say - "ift,"...

November 23, 2017 11:42 PM

November 22, 2017

Here's the 411 on Blockchain and Why It Will Disrupt Your Industry

Girl Power: Female CEOs - Inc.com -- "Blockchain technology will disrupt many businesses similar to how the internet has disrupted entire industries."

November 22, 2017 07:55 PM

DJI Introduces Racing Edition Goggles to Enable the Thrill of Drone Racing and FPV Experience

PR Newswire: Semiconductors -- DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched an enhanced version of the DJI Goggles targeted at drone...

November 22, 2017 07:54 PM

Will the end of net neutrality crush the Internet of Things?

Enterprise -- Network World News - It was hardly a surprise, but this week Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai made it all but official: He...

November 22, 2017 07:48 PM

5 Of The Sectors Blockchain Is Currently Disrupting

Girl Power: Female CEOs - Inc.com -- 5 Of The Sectors Blockchain Is Currently Disrupting

November 22, 2017 07:21 PM

AT&T and Verizon still the best networks for highway travel

BGR -- Testing wireless networks is an imperfect science, at best. Different studies with wildly different methodologies routinely crown different networks...

November 22, 2017 07:11 PM

The best Black Friday smartphone deals from Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint

BGR -- With Black Friday oh-so-very-nearly here, we've now got all the deals from the big four carriers locked down. Black Friday 2017 is looking to...

November 22, 2017 07:11 PM

'Grey's Anatomy' attempts to bring ransomware attacks to a public audience

Infosec -- CyberScoop - In the winter finale of the popular television show "Grey's Anatomy," there was an unexpected guest star: ransomware.

After years...

November 22, 2017 06:56 PM

What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You

Life -- Lifehacker - We knew it was coming, but on Tuesday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to gut net neutrality and hand over control of...

November 22, 2017 06:24 PM

Tending Your Garden ... In Space

Life -- NASA Image of the day - If you plant it, will it grow (in space)? The answer is yes, at least for certain types of plants.

November 22, 2017 06:18 PM

Cybercriminals target Black Friday and Cyber Monday in massive holiday phishing campaigns

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - A security company is warning that cybercriminals are targeting Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in massive phishing campaigns...

November 22, 2017 05:36 PM

Optical Cochlear Implant Turns Light Against Hearing Loss

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - European researchers assemble the components for a new kind of cochlear implant

Photo: CSEM

Two of the vertical cavity surface-emitting...

November 22, 2017 05:14 PM

November 21, 2017

James Webb Space Telescope completes final cryogenic testing

PhysOrg.com -- The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the...

November 21, 2017 09:01 PM

More people cut the cord last quarter than ever before

BGR -- Cord-cutting is happening at speed. We already knew that, and cable companies have been prepping for a while. But one thing no-one foresaw is...

November 21, 2017 08:55 PM

The Top 10 Gadgets of 2017

Techland -- From the iPhone X to the Nintendo Switch and more

November 21, 2017 08:39 PM

MarkLogic Recognized as a Best "Career-Launching Company" for Fifth-Consecutive Year by Wealthfront

Business Wire: Networks -- MarkLogic Corporation, the leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, today announced its selection, for the fifth-consecutive...

November 21, 2017 08:03 PM

Alexa can now play music from Spotify on Sonos speakers

The Verge -- Sonos today confirmed to The Verge that customers can now play music from Spotify on its speakers with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. To enable...

November 21, 2017 08:00 PM

What is a blockchain? GeekWire's guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

GeekWire -- Most technologies touted as "game-changing" are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while...

November 21, 2017 07:48 PM

Self Driving, Robotic Trucks Now Hauling Appliances From El Paso To California

TEXAS TECHPULSE -- Think fully autonomous vehicles are far off in the future? They're actually on Texas roads ,today, according to appliance maker Frigidaire. ...

November 21, 2017 07:24 PM

Google will soon fix one of the many, many Pixel 2 problems with a software update

BGR -- It was just a few weeks ago that Google promised a software fix for the Pixel 2 XL's display problems in a post that said that there's really...

November 21, 2017 07:21 PM

The Amazon Echo now comes in red to benefit (RED) and fight against AIDS

The Verge -- Amazon's second-generation Echo has the benefit of easily swappable shells, and today the company announced that it's releasing a red version...

November 21, 2017 07:12 PM

iMac Pro will reportedly have an A10 Fusion coprocessor for 'Hey, Siri' support and more secure booting

The Verge -- There haven't been many updates on Apple's iMac Pro since it was first announced back at WWDC in June. However, over the weekend, news broke...

November 21, 2017 07:11 PM

IoT Lab | Hello World

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Every technology adventure begins with a "Hello World" moment, whether it is getting that first computer program to run,...

November 21, 2017 06:54 PM

IoT Automation and the Modern Software Factory

Enterprise -- Internet of Things Journal - For what feels like a lifetime, industry analysts and experts have predicted 'this' will be the year the Internet...

November 21, 2017 06:29 PM

Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app with Jira integration. It's available for Windows, macOS...

November 21, 2017 05:30 PM

DJI Mavic Pro: First impressions from a drone novice

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Look out, folks! We've set David Gewirtz loose with robotic aircraft. Welcome to the beginning of our new Drone and Robotics Discovery...

November 21, 2017 05:29 PM

Google Pixel 2 review: No frills, but a great camera and fast Android updates

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Google's 5-inch Pixel 2 offers understated design, a pure Android 8 experience and an excellent rear camera. Battery life may be...

November 21, 2017 06:33 AM

Antique grandfather clock retrofitted with Arduino control

EE -- Arduino Blog - When you see a mechanical clock, you know on some level that it took a vast amount of expertise and craftsmanship to get working,...

November 21, 2017 06:20 AM

November 20, 2017

ELaNa XIV CubeSats launch on JPSS-1 mission

PhysOrg.com -- NASA has launched four small research satellites, or CubeSats, developed by four universities as part of a broader mission launching the next...

November 20, 2017 07:33 PM

New Limelight Networks Report Reveals Consumers Worldwide Spend Nearly 17 Hours A Week Online

Business Wire: Networks -- Consumers worldwide are spending more time online and are quick to avoid websites that provide poor user experiences or have had security breaches,...

November 20, 2017 06:59 PM