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Explaining blockchain basics

Following my studies of blockchain, I've focused to have a deeper understanding of what is a blockchain and how it works. Of course a lot of you may …

Blockchain

How to securely wipe the data off hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, iPhones and iPads, and Android devices | ZDNet

Built-in way to erase iOS and Android devices<p>iOS and Android devices both have built-in tools to erase the devices.<p>On iOS: <b>Settings</b> > <b>General</b> > <b>Reset</b> …

Information Systems

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Quantum Computing

Google Translate glitch predicts the second coming of Christ

Google’s AI appears to be using its Translate platform to spread some good old-fashioned doomsday prophecy. We have no way of confirming that the world isn’t coming to an end, but we’re going to go ahead and say it’s a glitch.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do we.VISIT HARD FORK<p>If …

Artificial Intelligence

The 7 Best Open-Source Software to Download in 2018

Track time, recover lost data, burn disks and more<p>Updated June 12, 2018<p>Computers are part of our daily lives: From households to offices, and from …

The difference between Linux hard and soft links

Jack Wallen explains the difference between Linux symbolic and regular links in terms that anyone can understand.<p>Your data center might well be …

China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies: Symantec

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday.<p>Symantec said the …

How to configure a static IP address in Ubuntu Server 18.04

Canonical has changed the way we configure static IPs in Ubuntu. Jack Wallen shows you how it's done.<p>From the office of, "If it's not broken don't …

Async programming basics every JS developer should know in 2018 - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

This article is aimed at people starting out with asynchronous coding in javascript so we would keep things simple by avoiding big words, arrow …

Node.js Creator Blasts Node.js, Offers a Secure TypeScript-Based Alternative

Like Dr. Frankenstein aghast at the monster he’d built, Node.js creator Ryan Dahl voiced some deep misgivings about his server-side JavaScript …

Does wireless charging degrade your battery faster? We asked an expert

Wireless charging has been around for a long time, but it has taken a while to catch on for phones. There were some definite limitations when it …

How Will Microsoft Handle GitHub's Controversial Code?

After a weekend of rumors, Microsoft officially announced Monday that it will acquire the code repository site GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock. The …

Beware of Thanatos, the latest cyber-extortion scam

Another ransomware program is infecting computers, and it’s demanding Bitcoin Cash to let users unlock their files. A report at Bleeping Computer …

It’s official: Washington governor signs landmark net neutrality bill into law

Internet providers will be required to treat all lawful content the same in Washington state under a landmark net neutrality law that just became …

I had a good job, a loving family, and a white picket fence. This is how I lost it all.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Mental Health

A supercolony of 1.5 million penguins went unnoticed until now

The story of how scientists discovered a massive “supercolony” of Adélie penguins in Antarctica—which they detailed in a study published Friday (March 2)—begins in 2014, with NASA satellite imagery.<p>Heather Lynch, a professor of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University, in New York, and …

Stony Brook University

There may be five types of diabetes

Diabetes is currently said to exist in essentially two variations: Type 1 and Type 2. But a group of medical scientists believe that division is overly simplistic.<p>Writing in a study published by <i>The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology</i> this month, a team of international researchers propose that there …

Setting Up a Raspberry Pi 3 as an AWS VPN Customer Gateway

In my previous article, I showed you how to use a VPN software solution like OpenVPN to create a secure tunnel to your AWS private resources. In this …

How to Install Software on Linux

So you’ve made the switch to Linux. Or you’re thinking of making the switch. But you have questions that might be stopping you from fully diving in. …

How to clone a website with httrack

Jack Wallen walks you through the process of cloning a website with both the httrack command line tool and the webhttrack GUI.<p>If you're a website …

Linux

A Look at Tiled – Tiled map editor for GNU/Linux

I’ve been a D&D Player for a long time, but have been without a campaign now for a few years. I’ve spoken to some friends, and there seems to be some …

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Clean Technology

6 tips for cleaning your computer's hard drive

February 12 is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. Follow these tips to keep your system hard drive clutter-free and help maximize free …

How Apple Built a Chip Powerhouse to Threaten Qualcomm and Intel

How Apple Built a Chip Powerhouse to Threaten Qualcomm and Intel<p>The company already makes many of the chips for its iPhones, iPads, Macs and …

Apple Watch

This NASA Probe Will Fly Closer to The Sun Than Anything Ever Before

Crazy!<p>Shortly after NASA was established in 1958, the nation's top scientists compiled a list of missions they thought the brand-new space agency …

Chances Are You're Not Living Up to Your Creative Potential. Here Are 3 Things You Can Do to Fix It Today

Creativity takes practice and intention. The more space you give yourself to practice ideation without the threat of failure, the better you'll get at it.<p>Coming up with new ideas can be hard. But no matter what field you're in, a little bit of creativity can take you a long way. Over the years, …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Orleans

Cook Breakfast Tonight and Make Tomorrow You Happy

Sunday night I had the joy of seeing one of my favorite bands (Trashcan Sinatras) play an exquisite live set at one of my favorite venues (Joe's Pub …

Old Linux kernel security bug bites

A Linux developer discovered a serious security hole that's been hiding for years in an out-of-date driver.<p>OK, hands up, who knows what High-Level …

Quantum computing advances with control of entanglement

When the quantum computer was imagined 30 years ago, it was revered for its potential to quickly and accurately complete practical tasks often …