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U.S. Government: Ransomware Attacks Have Quadrupled This Year

Advertisement<p><b>Ransomware attacks have quadrupled this year over last year, averaging 4,000 per day, according to the U.S. Justice Department, The Wall</b> …

Prolific Robot Journalist Covers 450 Olympic Stories

An “AI writing robot” produced up to 58 articles per day for a Chinese publication at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this month.<p>The Xiaomingbot …

PlayStation VR Pre-Orders Had “Quickest Sellout in GameStop’s History”

GameStop executives have revealed that the last pre-order event for the soon-to-be-released PlayStation VR was the “Quickest Sellout” in the …

Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip “cashing out”

Google today is stepping up its battle with Venmo, Square Cash and other person-to-person payment applications with an update to its Google Wallet mobile app, which now allows for automatic transfers to your bank account. That is, transfers will no longer require you to cash out money from your …

FinTech

Linux Took Over the Web. Now, It's Taking Over the World

On August 25, 1991, a Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvalds announced a new project. "I'm doing a (free) operating system," he wrote …

Batteries not included: Meet Octobot – the first entirely soft, autonomous robot

This eight-legged soft robot doesn't rely on external power sources as it's able to internally create all the power it needs to move.<p>Octobot's limbs …

Microsoft reveals secret HoloLens processor specs

Microsoft has finally revealed exactly what's inside its HoloLens headset. While <i>The Verge</i> got exclusive access to a deconstructed HoloLens developer edition back in April, Microsoft has been keeping the details of its special Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) very secret. Microsoft revealed most of …

We’re Working Harder Than Ever, So Why Is Productivity Plummeting?

Most of us feel more productive than ever. ­Between wi-fi and mobile data, smartphones and apps that let us do every­thing from hail a ride to order …

King of the Cloud: How the Seattle region is positioned to reinvent technology, again

In 2003, a group of Amazon.com engineers had a radical idea: offer outsiders access to the same type of infrastructure that powered the online …

Best Buy bets on VR for the holidays with 500 stores demoing Oculus Rift

Best Buy has provided in-person demonstrations for Oculus Rift basically since there were real Oculus Rift headsets to demonstrate – the retailer announced back in May it would provide demos at 48 locations in the U.S. Now, it’s doubling down on that bet, with a plan to give customers a taste of VR …

US warns Europe over plan to demand millions in unpaid taxes from Apple

US Treasury says investigations into alleged tax avoidance by US companies including Amazon and Starbucks could create ‘unfortunate precedent’<p>The US has warned the European commission that it will consider retaliating if Brussels goes ahead with plans to demand billions of dollars in unpaid taxes …

Obama Administration

Of Course Everyone's Already Using the Leaked NSA Exploits

Last week, an anonymous group calling itself the Shadow Brokers leaked a bunch of National Security Agency hacking tools. Whoever they are, the …

This Big, Bold New Move by LinkedIn Should Have You Thrilled

It just announced a massive new expansion of a popular site feature that makes it even easier to win new business on the platform.<p>LinkedIn is done playing games. The world's largest social network for professionals just announced a major new expansion of its initial foray into the gig economy, …

The Internet of (poorly working) Things

<i>In the mythical Land of Theory, where everything “just works,” we can connect all the objects in our lives. We have the sensors, the wireless networks, and the computing power, but progress is slow if not comically wrong. Why?</i><p>It was twenty years ago this month that the cover of the adorably geeky …

Internet of Things

How to Install WordPress 4.7 Using Apache or Nginx on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

<b>WordPress</b> is an open source and free blogging application and a dynamic CMS (<b>Content Management System</b>) developed using <b>MySQL</b> and <b>PHP</b>. It has huge …

Linux

Report: Most drone accidents caused by the tech and not the operator

If you believe the hype, we're mere minutes from having hot meals delivered by drone. That's why it's concerning we know so little about drone …

Dexmo exoskeleton glove lets you touch and feel in VR

As much as we enjoy virtual reality these days, there's still the occasional urge to fiddle with virtual objects using just our hands. If all goes well, the upcoming Manus VR glove will be the first to unwrap our hands from controllers, but it'll only provide tactile feedback, meaning you still …

Microsoft drops OMI for Linux to GitHub

Management for Penguin-powered things, phones, and other skinny stuffMicrosoft has added another piece to its Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) …

This Workout from The 21-Day Bulk Will Force Your Back to Grow

Want to know what’s so great about <i>The 21-Day Bulk</i>? You can slow things down a little bit and chill out. Key words: <i>A little bit</i>. <i>The 21-Day Bulk</i> is …

Are we moving towards a post-Agile age?

Agile has been the dominant development methodology in our industry for some time now. While some teams are just getting to grips with Agile, others …

Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage for £55 per year

One of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member is unlimited cloud storage for photos, as well as 5GB of space for other file types. If you own any of the retailer's Fire devices, too, you get unlimited storage for photos taken with <i>that</i> product, as well as 5 gigs for whatever else. Amazon's …

Wildfire ransomware code cracked: Victims can now unlock encrypted files for free

Victims of a ransomware campaign aimed at Dutch speakers don't have to pay hackers after the No More Ransom project cracked its cipher.<p>Victims of the …

This New Technology Revolutionizes Automation

“Hey Ben, what’s the coolest tech around?”<p>“Smart air conditioning, of course!”<p>Besides smart thermostats that connect to Wi-Fi so you can control the …

A 'revolutionary' new technology can turn mice clear — and might one day map your brain

When you're a scientist trying to understand a disease, it's common to experiment on rodents, slice up their tissues for glass slides, and pop those specimens under a microscope.<p>This basic approach has barely changed in a century, and it's not hard to see why: It's relatively simple, cheap, and …

Protein

‘Software is eating the world’: How robots, drones and artificial intelligence will change everything

Silicon Valley, or the Greater Bay Area, is the 18th largest economy in the world, more than half the size of Canada’s economy and bigger than …

This forklift simulator is basically 'Shenmue' VR

S<i>henmue</i>'s forklift truck sequence was effectively my first job. I was 15 when Sega's open-world adventure came out and truly captivated by the game. After two discs of mystery, adventure and capsule toys, I can still remember dropping disc three into my Dreamcast, full of anticipation. Infamously, …

How Bitcoin helped fuel an explosion in ransomware attacks

Secure payment system Bitcoin has many legitimate uses, but like other technologies, it's also been beneficial to cybercriminals seeking new ways to …

How to prevent your security camera from being hacked

As the number of connected gadgets around your home increases, so do your chances of getting hacked. Those odds are still very small, but it does happen. "Internet of things" devices pose a threat that their non-connected counterparts never did. They increase the number of gateways into your home …

Boomerang uses AI to help you write emails people will read

Why don't you get a response to every email you write? It's possible your recipient is busy. Maybe it didn't reach them. Or maybe, just maybe, you didn't write a quality email in the first place.<p>Boomerang's Respondable widget that you can download right into your browser to be used within Gmail. …

Cybersecurity Is Broken And The Hacks Are Going To Just Keep Coming

“No one in the industry is incentivized to actually fix it.”<p>LAS VEGAS — The three CEOs sharing fruity cocktails are at the head of cybersecurity companies that bring in roughly $2 billion a year. But despite all the money their companies’ services bring annually, not one of them blinked an eye when …