A Major Cyber Attack Could Be Just As Deadly As Nuclear Weapons
"As someone who studies cybersecurity and information warfare, I'm concerned that a cyberattack with widespread impact, an intrusion in one area that spreads to others or a combination of lots of smaller attacks, could cause significant damage, including mass injury and death rivaling the death toll of a nuclear weapon," warns an assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University: Unlike a nuclear weapon, which would vaporize people within 100 feet and kill almost everyone...
'Mining Bitcoin On a 1983 Apple II: a Highly Impractical Guide'
option8 ((Slashdot reader #16,509) writes: TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more than the world's combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion years. "But it could happen tomorrow. It's a lottery, after all," explains the blog post (describing this mad scientist as a hardware hacker and "self-taught maker", determined to mine bitcoin "in what must be the slowest possible way. I call it 8BITCOIN....") There's also a Twitch.TV stream, with some appropriate 8-bi...
Monthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data Sensemaking
What’s more powerful than a star who knows everything? Well, a team not made of stars but of people who love what they do, stand behind their company’s vision and can work together, support each other. Like a galaxy made of stars — where not every star shines and also doesn’t need to. Everyone has their place, their own strength, their own weakness. Teams don’t consist only of stars, they consi...
U.S. President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China's Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.
Overstock's share price has plummeted. Is it Trump's trade war? Bad results? Nope, its CEO has gone bonkers...
Chrome add-on warns netizens when they use a leaked password. Sometimes, they even bother to change it
NSA asks Congress to permanently reauthorize spying program that was so shambolic, the snoops had shut it down
Microsoft Surface users baffled after investing in kit that throttles itself to the point of passing out
Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning websites – everything is public
And you thought the cops were bad... Civil rights group warns of facial recog 'epidemic' across UK private sites
Yorkshire public sector procurement body YPO opens £400m framework for data centres, cloud hosting and security
The Motorola One Action Wants to Be a GoPro Smartphone
The gimmick with this phone is its built-in "action camera." The post The Motorola One Action Wants to Be a GoPro Smartphone appeared first on ExtremeTech .
ET Back To School Laptop Deals: Acer Intel Core i5 $399, Lenovo AMD Ryzen 5 2-in-1 $529, Apple MacBook Air $949
Sonos Move portable Bluetooth speaker leaks with charging station
Last week, a leak claimed that audio company Sonos is planning to release its first portable Bluetooth speaker at an event in the near future. A new leak over the weekend has shed light on that product, claiming it will be called the Sonos Move. Among other things, the new leak includes what are claimed to be official product images … Continue reading
After the El Paso and Gilroy shootings, tech leaders are saying platforms must stop amplifying hate speech
Google employees pressure the company to no longer work with ICE and Border Patrol
Former Google engineer Kevin Cernekee weighs in on the treatment of conservative employees at big tech companies.
The Poem on the Statue of Liberty Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, thinks the poem on the Statue of Liberty could use a rewrite. Yes, really.
Inside Industrial IoT: The promises and the challenges
Way before IoT became a buzzword, industrial verticals had connected systems – now, networking industrial devices to enterprise IT is unlocking great potential, and big challenges.
IDG Contributor Network: IoT-enabled shipping containers sail the high seas improving global supply chains.
NetApp Bids Adieu To Two More Top Executives
Two top NetApp partners cautioned against reading too much into the departures of Thomas Stanley and Joel Reich.
Scooter startup says needy communities in San Francisco asked to be excluded
San Francisco-based mobility company Scoot says it redlined two San Francisco neighborhoods at their request.
Apple’s US job footprint grows to 2.4 million
Maccor is one of 9,000 American suppliers that Apple spent a collective $60 billion dollars with in 2018, which supports 450,000 jobs.
Where did all the cloud computing thought leaders go?
I’m not citing studies that demonstrate a diminished number of thought leaders in the cloud computing space—this is only my impression. However, if you’re honest with yourselves, most of you will note a big difference between the amount of new thinking around cloud computing these days compared to the amount in 2010. What happened? A few things have changed. First, the term “cloud computing” is...
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BrandPost: Using the Latest Performance Analysis Tools to Prepare for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory
The Bugatti Centodieci is a $8.9 million homage to the early 90s EB110 supercar
The Bugatti Centodieci is the French automaker’s most powerful supercar yet — coming in a skosh above the Chiron at 1,600 horsepower. But it’s not just the power — or the $8.9 million price tag — that makes the Centodieci stand out. The angular supercar, still dotted with the signature Bugatti design elements, tips its […]
AI can read your emotions. Should it?
Advertisers, tech giants and border forces are using face tracking software to monitor our moods – whether we like it or not It is early July, almost 30C outside, but Mihkel Jäätma is thinking about Christmas. In a co-working space in Soho, the 39-year-old founder and CEO of Realeyes , an “emotion AI” startup which uses eye-tracking and facial expression to analyse mood, scrolls through a list ...
New Windows 10 build adds GPU temp monitoring, desktop renaming, and Settings updates
Users have been waiting for the first significant builds of the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 feature release to drop, and build 18963 is just that. It offers improvements to the Task Manager, Settings, Windows Search, and even your account picture. None of the new features should be considered barn-burners, but we haven’t seen this breadth of variety very often with the upcoming 20H1 release. (Whil...
Deep Sentinel Home Security review: More than just cameras that document crime, this system actively deters it
The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain
India Shut Down Kashmir’s Internet Access. Now, ‘We Cannot Do Anything.’
Pharmacists can’t restock medicines; workers aren’t being paid. But the government still loves to block the internet for “peace and tranquillity.”
Watch: Alligators Spotted ‘Swimming’ in Flooded Road, Climbing Fences in Florida
Caught on camera: One alligator was spotted swimming in a flooded road, and another was seen climbing a fence at a Naval Station in Florida. (Photo Credit: Thomas Franta / 500px Prime / Getty Images) By now, we know that alligators can get into the most unusual situations in Florida. But as heavy rain fell in parts of Florida last week, the alligators seemed to be more “extra.” […] The post Wat...
San Francisco bison named Brunhilda dies
Brunhilda, a female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock, died Thursday after suffering severe kidney disease
The Right Chemistry: Edible insects and antioxidants
Sensation-seeking headlines like “Eating Ants Could Protect Against Cancer” are clearly unreasonable.
Highlights of the day: PCB makers see conservative orders for upcoming iPhone
Apple is expected to launch its new iPhones soon, but it seems few would expect strong sales or major spec upgrades for the new phones. News from the supply chain has claimed that PCB order momentum ahead of the new iPhone launch has been weaker than that seen in previous years. But others in the 3D sensing components segment reportedly are receiving a boost from shipments for the upcoming iPhone.
Voice Assistants Bring AI to the Workplace
More enterprise organizations are experimenting with AI-based voice assistants to boost internal efficiencies, but it will be a while before they realize the ROI they seek.