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Steganography Use on the Rise Among Cyber Espionage, Cybercrime Groups

At least three cyber espionage campaigns and several malware samples in recent months have employed ancient technique, Kaspersky Lab says.

Windows Cloud hardware strategy will mimic Chromebook spec

Windows 10 Cloud, Windows Cloud and Windows 10 S are all possible names for the operating system that Microsoft will launch on May 2 to target the …

Windows 10

This Major Change Is Coming to Computer Design, Says Head of Amazon Alexa

Every few years, a big shift in how we interact with computers arrives. In the 1970s we swapped out punch cards for terminals, and then moved on to …

Full text: In annual shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos explains why it will never be Day 2 at Amazon

Obsess over the customer. Resist proxies. Embrace powerful, external trends. And make high-quality and high-velocity decisions.<p>These are some of the …

Machine Learning

Windows 10 Creators Update adds lots of new Bash/WSL features

Microsoft has made 'hundreds' of fixes and added a lot of new features to the Bash/Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 Creators Update. Here's …

What Microsoft’s acquisition of Deis means for Azure, containers and the cloud

Microsoft’s acquisition of cloud technology company Deis, announced this week, illustrates the growing importance of containers for deploying …

Open Source Software

How to stop Microsoft Office hackers from stealing your bank account

For years, hackers have been using MS Office macros in Word and Excel to target their victims with malware and ransomware. That’s why more recent …

Microsoft launches new tools to help enterprises move to its Azure cloud

Since the dawn of Azure, Microsoft has talked about how enterprises can benefit from a hybrid cloud approach — that is, using the public cloud while still running some of their applications in their own data centers. Even today, Microsoft says that 80 percent of the companies it talks to still want …

Jeff Bezos just perfectly summed up what you need to know about artificial intelligence

It's hard to put into words what AI is — many of the terms people use are very technical — but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just summed up everything most people need to know about artificial intelligence in his latest shareholder letter.<p>Bezos wrote:<p>"Over the past decades computers have broadly automated …

Assessing The Validity Of The 4% Rule Using Dividend Stocks

<i>Published by Nicholas McCullum on April 8th, 2017</i><p>Many investors purchase stocks with the intent of building wealth for retirement.<p>One natural …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich Over the Long Term

Buy-and-hold investing can make you rich.<p>Investing for the long haul should be the goal of everyone who puts money into the market. Trying to make a …

Google opens up about its TPU chips for AI

Google today is providing more information about its tensor processing unit (TPU), the server chip that it uses in house to perform artificial intelligence (AI) computing workloads more efficiently. Google has been using TPUs internally since 2015. The company disclosed the existence of the TPU …

Infosec Basics: Definition of and understanding a buffer overflow

In the infosec basics‍ series.<p>Definition of a buffer overflow:<p>A buffer overflow‍ happens when data is being written to a buffer but exceeds the size …

First In-Depth Look at Google’s TPU Architecture

Four years ago, Google started to see the real potential for deploying neural networks to support a large number of new services. During that time it …

Better Git configuration

I like Git. I use it all the time. As I sometimes do, I recently took some time to really dig in, read through documentation, and review my global …

What's the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning?

<i>This is the first of a multi-part series explaining the fundamentals of deep learning by long-time tech journalist Michael Copeland.</i><p>Artificial …

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Personal Finance

VMware shifts away from public cloud hosting with sale of vCloud Air to OVH

VMware exits the public cloud infrastructure game as it shifts focus onto hybrid and cross-cloud software.<p>VMware is selling its …

Oval combines tracking, saving and investing into one app, driven by AI… and you

There are several apps on the market that help you track your spending (Parity), save money (Pennies), or invest (Moneybox) using basic machine learning. Now an ambitious startup wants to do all three.<p>Based out of London, new startup Oval (Apple, Android) will combine expense tracking, saving, and …

AWS launches Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software

AWS continues to add yet more software and services to build out its revenues and touchpoints with businesses that already use its cloud infrastructure for storage and to host and administer services and apps. The latest product, launching today, is Amazon Connect, a cloud-based contact center …

15 of the Smartest Things You Can Do With $500 Right Now

These 15 tips for $500 could put you on a path to greater success.<p>If you have an extra $500 in savings, and you're wondering how to spend it wisely, …

So what exactly is a bot?

Kemal El Moujahid Contributor<p>Kemal El Moujahid is currently a lead product manager for the Messenger team at Facebook, working on AI-powered services such as M and driving the product management of the Messenger platform. Kemal was previously VP of Products at Fuze, a video conferencing and …

Lessons learned from the Russian hacking scandal and our ‘cyber’ election

Joel Wallenstrom Contributor<p>Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief executive of Wickr, a secure communications company. Before Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world's leading information security research teams, later acquired by NCC Group, and served as Director for Strategic …

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This post is regarding one tricky mechanism in javascript that every beginner must understand — <b>hoisting</b>. Every technical interview includes …

Roku's Streaming Stick helps make travel not as horrible

I hate to travel, but Roku's Streaming Stick lets me take my home TV viewing experience with me.<p>While we've tried AppleTV, Xbox One, and a Google …

Top-Rated Robot Vac Just Dropped to $186

Robot vacuums have been around for over a decade, but the market has generally belonged to iRobot, whose floor-cleaning bots can cost as much as $899.<p>…

How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls

Part of the allure of social media is telling friends and strangers what’s happening in your life.<p>Post. Tweet. Share. Repeat.<p>But suppose you are worried that you have revealed too much and want to protect your privacy. You can delete your social media accounts and try to cover up your digital …

Move Over JSON – Policy Summaries Make Understanding IAM Policies Easier | Amazon Web Services

Today, we added policy summaries to the IAM console, making it easier for you to understand the permissions in your AWS Identity and Access …

Pi Zero W Impersonates iPhone, Becomes Terminal

There’s something to be said for economies of scale and few things sell more than cell phones. Maybe that’s why [NODE] took inspiration from an …

Robots and AI are threatening close to a third of UK jobs, study reveals

Up to 30 per cent of UK jobs are at risk of being taken over by robots and Artificial Intelligence by the early 2030s, a new report warns.<p>The study, …

The Future