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Despite your fancy-schmancy security tech, passwords still weakest link in IT defences

The use of stolen login credentials continues to be the most common way for network intruders to access sensitive information. Two out of three …

Nvidia Shield 2 benchmark lists Tegra K1 SoC and 4GB RAM

We already knew that Nvidia was working on a prequel to its first handheld gaming device, and now a benchmark for a test model of the Shield 2 has appeared on AnTuTu.<p>As you may have already guessed, Nvidia will also be using the Shield 2 to showcase the power of its new Tegra K1 mobile SoC. If you …

Mobile Technology

Mobile addicts launch their apps 60 times a day

SAN FRANCISCO — Are you a mobile addict? You probably are if you open apps more than 60 times a day.<p>That’s how Flurry, the mobile marketing and analytics firm that monitors data from 500,000 apps across 1.3 billion devices, defines a mobile addict. Simon Khalaf, the chief executive of Flurry, …

Why Crowdfunding Doesn't Work For Content

<i>Len Kendall is the founder of CentUp. Prior to starting a company he worked in PR where he helped put out fires and manage digital communications.</i><p>Crowdfunding has brought some interesting things into the world. That includes a company which recently sold to Facebook for $2.4 billion dollars, and …

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

Scottish independence would leave £143 billion bill for the UK

Economic think tank NIESR says Scotland would not be able to pay its share of the UK debt burden immediately so the UK would have to take responsibility for the total in a move that would threaten its credit rating<p>An independent Scotland would “not have the resources” to pay its share of national …

How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

A few weeks ago, January Chang, a student at National Taiwan University, joined her fellow students in protesting a controversial trade agreement, which would bring Taiwan closer to China. The students occupied Taiwan's legislature, and some of them are still there, but they had a problem: With …