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Hackers have planted credit card stealing malware on local government payment sites

Security firm FireEye has confirmed that a widely used web payment portal used to pay for local government services, like utilities and permits, has been targeted by hackers.<p>Hackers have broken into self-hosted Click2Gov servers operated by local governments across the US, likely using a …

City Politics

Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about.<p>Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device.<p>1. Turn on USB Restricted …

iOS

Bitcoin is 300 Times Cheaper Than Wire Transfers, Banks Take 83% Profit

Since 2017, so-called “experts” in the finance sector have criticized Bitcoin for being too expensive. Yet, banks are pocketing 83 percent profit on …

Bank of America

How programming will change over the next 10 years: 5 predictions

A universal language and AI-based systems could revolutionize developer work in the future.<p>Developers working in the field for even just a few years …

Software Development

Who accepts Bitcoin?

Everybody will remember 2017 as the year when cryptocurrencies skyrocketed in value, especially Bitcoin. While Bitcoin was slowly rising since its …

Cryptocurrencies

A Healthy Future for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

One of the hottest tech trends these days is artificial intelligence (AI), with researchers looking into the use of AI for applications ranging from …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT CSAIL creates AI that associates objects and spoken words

Machine learning algorithms tend to be specialized — they excel at singular, highly repetitive tasks. (Think generating synthetic scans of brain tumors.) But a new paper published by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab …

Machine Learning

Le bédéaste Enki Bilal expose ses plus belles planches originales

Le 9ème art exposé Du 21 septembre au 3 novembre prochain, à la galerie parisienne Barbier & Mathon, la seconde exposition de Enki Bilal présentera …

Bande Dessinée

How electronic tattoos will change the world — and ourselves

by Luke Kingma September 17, 2018 Sci-Fi Visions 14084<p>It’s the stuff of cyberpunk science fiction — tattoos adorned with flashing lights and …

Electronics

American Democracy Is in Crisis

Our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back.<p>It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump won enough Electoral College votes to become president of the United States. On the day after, in my concession speech, I said, “We owe him an open …

Civil Rights

The disconnect between Baby Boomers and Millennials when it comes to work ethic

Baby Boomers sometimes believe Millennials are entitled and lazy, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>Millennials have entered a professional …

Millennials

Why Using Social Media Is A Thing Of The Past

Using social media to promote and advertise for brands used to be a forward-thinking strategy. Social was the future, and early adopters were rewarded for jumping on the bandwagon when they did.<p>In the good ole’ days of early social media marketing, it made sense to “use” digital advertising in …

Social Media

How to Be Invisible Online -- Without Going Off the Grid (Infographic)

It's important to go the extra mile to protect your personal information online.<p>Companies and organizations are getting their hands on our data and using it for a number of reasons we don’t even know about. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to minimize your presence online and …

Personal Information

Learn the Optimal Camera Settings for Stunning Landscape Photography

<b>Thinking of getting into landscape photography? Learn about the best camera settings and shooting techniques in this quick video tutorial.</b><p>Anyone who …

Landscape Photography

The Best College Towns to Move to (If You're Not a Student)

As the world heads back to school, it's hard to fight off the romantic notion of going back to the ol' alma mater yourself—to put down roots in the …

Real Estate

The 50 greatest cafés on Earth

When I travel, wherever I travel, more than museums, monuments, temples, churches and, even restaurants, I seek out a café.<p>The reasons are many. Nowhere quite represents a place like its cafés. What would Vienna, Rome and Paris be without theirs? It’s not just the history or the opulence. It’s the …

Buenos Aires

Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts

1 of 10<p>Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Meliá Caribe Tropical Punta Cana, Dominican Republic<p>3 of 10<p>Divi …

Los Cabos

How My Email Account Got Hacked and the Steps I Took After Finding Out

My email account got hacked recently 🙁.<p>I’ll explained what happened, how it happened, and the steps I took to prevent this sort of thing from …

Routers

A 1920s Portland Warehouse Is Rehabbed Into an Industrial-Chic Home

Blending raw industrial elements with elegant detailing, this one-of-a-kind home is a poster child for adaptive reuse.<p>Inspired by the loft conversions of TriBeCa, a pair of former New Yorkers were keen on an industrial-chic aesthetic when they purchased an 8,000-square-foot warehouse to serve as …

20th Century

MESMERICA LIVE 360: A VISUAL MUSIC JOURNEY @ THE CHABOT

The Bailouts for the Rich Are Why America Is So Screwed Right Now

Did they prevent a full-scale collapse? Yes. Was it necessary to do it the way we did? Not at all.<p>In 1948, the architect of the post-war American suburb, William Levitt, explained the point of the housing finance system. "No man who owns his own house and lot can be a Communist," he said. "He has …

Obama Administration

Most of us are wrong about how the world has changed (especially those who are pessimistic about the future)

At Our World in Data we aim to bring together the empirical data and research to show how living conditions around the world are changing. Is that …

Globalization

Saudi Arabia Has Arrested a Man After an 'Offensive Video' Showed Him Sharing Breakfast With a Woman

In a 30-second video that went viral in Saudi Arabia, a hotel worker invites his viewers to “join us” in breakfast as he shares a meal with a veiled …

Mohammed bin Salman

These Australian tiny cabins are designed to help us disconnect

We all need a little digital detox once in a while, and these beautiful off-grid cabins are the ideal answer to getting away from it all. Scattered …

Off-grid

This advanced neural network can explain its thought process (finally)

BLACK BOXES<p>The type of artificial intelligence known as a neural network can be trained to complete tasks once thought to be exclusive to humans, …

Artificial Intelligence

The 4 biggest announcements from the Apple September event

Following Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone X, the company is back with new devices that fully embrace notch-life; with the three new iPhone models, the home button is officially dead and new devices going forward will start using Face ID as the security unlock system. There’s also an updated Apple …

Apple

Humatics launches spatial intelligence platform for human-robot interactions

Humatics today announced the commercial launch of its spatial intelligence platform designed to help people and machines navigate a connected world with millimeter-scale precision.<p>The technology uses a combination of radio wave beacons, software, and mobile sensors to track the movement of objects …

Autonomous Vehicle

How to Build a Profitable Business Online by Selling Nothing

Learn three simple strategies to help you stack on more revenue without the headaches of fulfillment and customer support.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine a business that contains no fulfillment, deliverables or customer support and can be sold for 25 times its …

Profit

Fasting-induced anti-aging molecule keeps blood vessels young

New research has found that fasting triggers a molecule that can delay the aging of our arteries. The findings could help prevent age-related chronic …

Non-infectious Diseases

Avignon : Trump caricaturé en envahisseur de la série V

Trump en héros d'une série de science-fiction... La grande fresque qui trône sur le parking des Italiens à Avignon, là où se garent de nombreux …

Avignon