Ben Kowalewski

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First Bumblebee Declared Endangered in U.S.

The rusty patched bumblebee population has declined 87 percent over the past two decades.<p>For the first time in the United States, a species of bumblebee is endangered.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday on its website that the rusty patched bumblebee (<i>Bombus affinis</i>), once a common …

Adventures In Beekeeping: The Worst Mistake I’ve Ever Made

I almost hedged my bets and titled this “The Worst Mistake I’ve Made Yet” but I genuinely hope this is the worst beekeeping mistake I’ll ever make, …

Beekeepers recognized at WI Honey Producers Convention

<b>Fond du Lac</b> — Beekeepers from throughout the state were recognized during the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association (WHPA) annual convention in Fond …

Thirty-four gift ideas for beekeepers

This year I’m dividing the gift ideas for beekeepers into categories to make searching a little easier. With one exception, all the items on the list …

Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spyware

Program that can turn iPhones into remote spying devices was allegedly used to target Middle Eastern human rights activist<p>An Israeli technology company has been accused of creating and supplying an aggressive interception program capable of taking over Apple’s iPhones and turning them into remote …

Human Rights

Ubisoft delays The Division expansions to focus on improving the core gameplay experience

Ubisoft has announced that the upcoming expansions for The Division will be pushed back as they tinker with the game.

HTC hints at dropping League of Legends sponsorships over marketing beef with Riot

There's been a ratcheting of tensions between Riot Games and the League of Legends community recently, which we covered in-depth in this piece on the …

You need to update your iPhone to iOS 9.3.5 right now

Red alert! This is not a drill. Stop what you’re doing and update your iPhone. Now.<p>Seriously. There are major flaws with Apple iOS that put …

Security

Battlefield 4 Update Cleans Up Menus, Gets Rid of Battlelog

An update for the console versions of Battlefield 4 that introduces a new user interface for DICE's shooter has been released. The cleaner menu system is part of the studio's attempt to establish a unified interface across all Battlefield games.<p>The changes are included as part of a 4GB patch for …

Disco Drone Hands-On: Crashing Parrot's New Fixed-Wing Flier

We threw it into a palm tree.<p>We got our first look at Parrot's new plane-like drone, the Disco, at CES earlier this year. Tuesday, the company showed off the fixed-wing drone again, unveiling pricing ($1,300) and a release window (September), but also giving us our first shot at flying it. So we …

Drones

Intel Tries to Rearchitect the Computer—and Itself - MIT Technology Review

The world’s biggest chip maker says it’s time to start building computers differently—and it wants to sell the new hardware technologies needed to do …

Baltimore Police Can't Explain Why Their All-Seeing Spy Planes Were Kept Secret

Baltimore has had “Google Earth With TiVo capability” since January, but avoided public scrutiny thanks to a private donation from two Texas billionaires.<p>Police officials in Baltimore are trying to deflect controversy over an aerial mass-surveillance program exposed earlier this week, in which a …

Cooler Master Release MasterCase Pro 5 NVIDIA Edition

There is this long history of Cooler Master “going green” and releasing NVIDIA branded Cooler Master cases. From as far back as the CM 690 NVIDIA …

Nvidia

8 Anime to Watch if You Love Video Games

A lot of anime fans are also video game fans, so it’s a lot of fun when the two worlds overlap. Here are eight awesome anime to watch if you love …

Anime

Trump Campaign App's Data Grab Could Expose Everyone in Your Contact List, Experts Say

Donald Trump’s campaign app may be putting “America First,” but experts say it's not necessarily prioritizing users’ privacy.<p>The Trump campaign’s …

iOS 9.3.5 quickly released to block Pegasus spyware

Apple has set itself up as one of the biggest advocates of privacy and security against government-sanctioned espionage, which is probably why it …

Security

Dead Rising 4 is a good zombie game, but maybe not a good Dead Rising

Maybe it's way the demo is tuned, maybe it's the fact I'm watching someone simply playing it well - but despite a vast sea of zombies on screen, Dead …

Gaming Industry

Will There Be Any Takers for Intel Corporation’s 22-Nanometer Technology?

Intel's attempts to win foundry business using older-generation manufacturing technologies may be in vain.<p>Microprocessor giant <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ:INTC) …

Apple iOS users, update now – zero-day attack seen in the wild

Apple's latest iOS update fixes 3 security holes that can be used for jailbreaking and are apparently already being exploited in the wild.

Russian free-to-play Halo Online canceled

Full release is never coming after months of delays<p>A free-to-play, Windows PC version of Halo exclusively for the Russian market will no longer receive a full release, according to a post on the social media platform VK. <i>Halo Online</i> was originally scheduled to launch sometime this year, but several …

Intel Revises All SSD Product Lines - 3D NAND Everywhere!

Intel announced the production of 3D NAND a little over a year ago, and we've now seen production ramp up to the point where they are infusing it …

Official Raspberry Pi MagPi Magazine Issue 49 – With New Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced the release of the next issue of their ongoing official Raspberry Pi MagPi magazine, making issue 49 …

Best Retro-Inspired PC Games for 2016

Today’s video game industry draws a lot on the successes of the past, and that certainly isn’t a bad thing. With so many indie developers (and a few …

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in …

Emergency iOS Update Patches Zero Days Used by Government Spyware

Apple rushed an emergency iOS update today after the discovery of three zero-day vulnerabilities used by governments to spy on the activities of …

Human Rights

iPhone users urged to update after 'unprecedented' spyware found

The story was first reported by Motherboard yesterday. On August 10, 46-year-old human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, from the United Arab Emirates, …

'One of the most sophisticated pieces of cyberespionage software' uncovered at Citizen Lab

An extremely advanced hack exploiting three iOS vulnerabilities in iPhones was recently uncovered by researchers at digital rights watchdog group …

Why you should update your iPhone right now

If you have an iPhone, you need to download the latest iOS update<i>right now</i>.<p>Apple released the "important security update" in response to an active malware threat that can be used to read texts and email, record calls (including WhatsApp and Viber calls), track your location and turn on your phone's …

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