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A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

The Windows 10 privacy issues you should know about

Windows 10 has just arrived and there’s a new Privacy Policy and Service Agreement from Microsoft coming swiftly in its wake.<p>The new policies take effect on 1 August and there are a few unsettling things nestling in there that you should be thinking about if you’re using the company’s services and …

Privacy

SpaceX gets the all-clear to launch most NASA science missions

After three long years, SpaceX finally has approval to launch most of the US' scientific missions. NASA tells Spaceflight Now that it recently …

Netflix comes to Linux via Ubuntu and Chrome

Ubuntu Linux users no longer need to employ arcane workarounds to watch Netflix on their computers.<p>Instead, they can just head to Netflix’s website through Google’s Chrome browser to start streaming. Netflix is supported in Chrome 37, which runs on up-to-date Ubuntu installations of 12.04 LTS, …

General: Expect 'Mass Migration' to U.S. if Ebola Comes to Central America

The Pentagon’s top commander in South America has warned that if Ebola surfaces in Central America or the Caribbean, there will be a stampede of …

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's authority to screen airline passengers for potential Ebola exposure and order them quarantined if necessary is …

ISPs “secretly furious” at Verizon, scared of stronger net neutrality rules | Ars Technica

Verizon's lawsuit against the FCC might backfire for whole industry.<p>Verizon seemingly won a huge victory in January when a federal appeals court …

Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests' Wi-Fi

Think hotels are deliberately blocking your personal Wi-Fi networks so you'll buy theirs?<p>No, it's not just a conspiracy theory. It turns out the federal government is concerned about it, too.<p>Marriott has agreed to pay a $600,000 fine after the Federal Communications Commission found the company …

USB has a huge security problem that could take years to fix

In July, researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell announced that they'd found a critical security flaw they called BadUSB, allowing attackers to smuggle malware on the devices effectively undetected. Even worse, there didn't seem to be a clear fix for the attack. Anyone who plugged in a USB stick …

A Simple Guide to Five Normal Forms in Relational Database Theory

William Kent, "A Simple Guide to Five Normal Forms in Relational Database Theory", Communications of the ACM 26(2), Feb. 1983, 120-125. Also IBM …

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you.<p>Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.<p><b>1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</b> Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your …

Clear windows 8 Login password Using Hirensbootcd

In this video I am going to show you, how to clear your Windows 8 Login Password Using Hirensbootcd, if you forget your Windows Login Passowrd. ONLY …

The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.<p>These days, the word <i>drone</i> is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, …

Drones

DDoS brings down Destiny and CoD: Ghosts servers

The team responsible for last month's attack on the PSN and Battle.net has claimed responsibility for server crashes on the two games.<p>After last month's attack on the PlayStation Network, Battle.net and other online games -- as well as the grounding of a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment …

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Where do the most people go for TV online? YouTube

A Magid survey found more people report going to Google's video site to watch television shows than Netflix or Hulu.<p>Netflix calls itself the world's leading Internet television network, but as is often the case, who's leading really depends on whom you ask.<p>Frank N. Magid Associates, a research and …

Televisions

Ubuntu Touch finalized, first phones coming this year

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone campaign never reached its lofty $32m goal , but the more than $12m in pledges it received was record-breaking—and Canonical hasn’t given up. Ubuntu Touch for phones just hit “release to manufacturing” status. The first official version is done, bugfix’d, and ready to go. …

Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

On the surface, the critical “Shellshock” bug revealed this week sounds devastating. By exploiting a bug in the Bash shell command line tool found in Unix-based systems, attackers can run code on your system—essentially giving them access to your system. Bad guys are already developing exploits …