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Government websites have quietly been running cryptocoin mining scripts

A security researcher has discovered thousands of legitimate websites — many belonging to local governments and government agencies — running scripts that secretly force visitors’ computers to mine cryptocoins.<p>In the UK, both the websites of the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Student …

Here's What Bitcoin's Smartest Skeptics are Telling Investors

Bitcoin continues one of the most dramatic price runups of any asset in living memory, posting prices above $11,800 this morning after starting the …

Lamborghini and MIT team up on battery-free electric supercar

Lamborghini is working with engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a new all-electric supercar that won't have batteries.<p>Instead, the body of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept car, made from exotic carbon nanotubes, would be used as a supercapacitor. Supercapacitors store …

Lamborghini

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Information Security

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Identity Theft

Amazon customers can now return things for free at Kohl's or Whole Foods

Amazon customers now have a growing list of options when it comes to returning their online purchases in person.<p>In addition to any of the hundreds of …

Intel offers free AI compute to 200,000 people through new DevCloud

AI researchers have a new set of free hardware that they can use for their work, thanks to Intel. At the O’Reilly AI Conference in San Francisco today, the chipmaker announced a new Nervana DevCloud aimed at giving thousands of people access to the latest chips for new innovations.<p>Unsurprisingly, …

Artificial Intelligence

Ginni Rometty on the End of Programming

<i>IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty was interviewed on Sept. 13 in New York City by</i> Bloomberg Businessweek <i>Editor Megan Murphy. Following are</i> …

A German grocery store that's invaded the US is a bigger threat to Walmart, Kroger, and Target than anyone thought

The German grocery chain Lidl is opening dozens of US stores — and it's already becoming a threat to major players in the space.<p>According to a recent note by equity research firm Jefferies, there's evidence that mass-market retailers like Target are now lowering prices to compete with Lidl, which …

Kroger

How The Bitcoin Bubble Will Pop

<i>Source: Shutterstock</i><p>Bitcoin is a bubble, a tulip, a magic bean factory. That’s all you hear over and over again from various pundits on traditional …

Credit Karma says it will offer credit monitoring for Equifax following this month’s huge breach

Credit Karma said it will add Equifax to its credit monitoring service as part of its free product, which proactively notifies members of significant changes to their credit report.<p>It includes a whole suite of notifications for significant changes in credit queries, such as opening new accounts, a …

Remarkable is the paper lover's tablet

We’re far from the paperless ideal envisioned at the dawn of the desktop computing age, but paper and handwritten notes no longer play a central role …

Verizon plans to terminate 8,500 rural accounts due to roaming data usage (Update: Verizon responds)

<b>Update (9/22/17)</b>: Verizon Wireless has reached out to give us an update on this situation. It has confirmed that it sent out roughly 8,500 notices to customers that it would no longer offer service to due to high roaming data costs. After coverage of this by Android Authority and other outlets, …

Net Neutrality

Why Dropbox decided to drop AWS and build its own infrastructure and network

There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority of its infrastructure requirements from AWS into its own data centers. As you can imagine, it took a monumental effort, but the company …

Mike Flynn’s Nuclear Side-Hustle Gets Even Shadier

Two weeks before the inauguration, Flynn reportedly met the king of Jordan while pushing a deal to build nuclear reactors . . . in Jordan.<p>Remember <b>Mike Flynn</b>? The ex-national security adviser who was forced to resign after he forgot to mention some conversations he’d had with Russian ambassador</b> …

Here are the best ways to protect yourself after the Equifax security breach

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Feeling a little …

Why Bitcoin Is The Investment Of The Decade

<i>We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let</i> …

7 Social Media Tricks Your Competitors Are Using (And How to Steal Them)

As of this year, 81% of the U.S. population has a social media profile.Most Facebook users are on the site every single day.What does this mean for …

Elon Musk Says Competing for the Best AI Could Lead to World War III

The SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO doubles down on his prediction of an AI takeover.<p>While SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for his wariness of the power of artificial intelligence, he’s taken to social media again with another dire warning. However, this time, he has made an even …

Artificial Intelligence

How wearable tech is giving people a sixth sense

Are health trackers imparting a permanent psycho-awareness of our bodies?<p>Eloise Le Santo has a sixth sense. She can feel her body’s patterns: her …

Bitcoin Payment Firm BitPesa Gets Big Boost From Famous Investor

The grandfather of venture capital just made his first bet on bitcoin. Alan Patricof, the founder and managing director of Greycroft, announced on …

Coders In Wealthy and Developing Countries Lean on Different Programming Languages

But does it matter?<p>Stack Overflow is far and away the reigning king of developer forums. It's more than just a handy resource or meeting ground for distressed tech professionals, it's a form of default documentation for programming technologies. As a result, the site has access to all kinds of …

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6 reasons why you should care about the Galaxy Note 8 even if you own an iPhone

A whole bunch of Samsung fans defected to the iPhone last year when the seemingly perfect Galaxy Note 7 literally started blowing up.<p>But Samsung's …

The 15 Most Profitable Small-Business Industries

Thinking about launching a new business? Here's where to look to for high profit margins.<p>While a number of small businesses flop in their first year, a safe way to help your new venture be a success is by tapping into the right industry.<p>From accounting to legal services to real estate -- there are …

Small Business

5 Ways to Build an Audience for Your Blog and 10 Ways to Make Money Once You Have

To succeed as a blogger you must be diligent, methodical and have something to say people are interested in hearing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're looking to start a blog, or you're already knee-deep in blogging, you've likely scoured the ends of the earth …

Marketing

A new high-tech fabric could mean the end of bulky layers in the winter

Imagine it’s freezing cold outside. Now imagine that instead of bundling up in a coat, all you need to do to feel comfortable is dial up the temperature of the base layer you’re wearing, like a heated seat in a car. Researchers from the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering …

High Fashion

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6 back-to-school apps you need to download immediately

Get ready for the academic year ahead with apps that can aid with homework, getting to school on time, packing lunches, and more.<p>There’s plenty to …