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How Why the Cybersecurity Landscape Is Changing

A comprehensive new report from Cisco should "scare the pants off" enterprise security leaders.<p>Cisco recently published its 2018 annual cybersecurity …

Machine Learning

Nest Hello review: The smartest doorbell

In retrospect, I should have seen this coming long ago. The idea of a video doorbell isn't all that novel. It's just a basic button, camera, speaker …

Smart Homes

Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud

Companies overlook critical security steps as they move to adopt the latest cloud applications and services.<p>Businesses deploying cloud-based …

​Linux 4.15: Good news and bad news about Meltdown and Spectre

Linus Torvalds released the next version of the Linux kernel and, while are things are better with the chip security problems Meltdown and Spectre, …

How to download audiobooks from Google Play

Here's how to get started with audiobooks on Google Play.<p>After months of rumors, Google has finally started listing audiobooks on Google Play. Unlike …

MIT researchers say new chip design takes us closer to computers that work like our brains

New designs for ‘neuromorphic’ processors could mean faster, cheaper AI<p>Advances in machine learning have moved at a gallop in recent years, but the computer processors these programs run on have barely changed. To remedy this, companies have been re-tuning existing chip architecture to fit the …

Machine Learning

Tinder's Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes

In 2018, you'd be forgiven for assuming that any sensitive app encrypts its connection from your phone to the cloud, so that the stranger two tables …

Apps

How to Set Up Smart Lighting and Wireless Security Cameras

It’s time to upgrade your simple home into a smart home, people! It’s way easier to do than you think. We’re continuing our Homehackers video series …

Videos: Top 10 Sexiest Video Game Characters of 2017

This is a new video from WatchMojo that lists the top 10 sexiest video game characters of 2017. It's time once again for a wide range of lists that …

REVIEW: Nest's new $499 home security system is simple to install and made me feel a lot safer

As an extremely neurotic homeowner, I am always looking for new ways to keep my home safe and spy on my dog, to make sure he's not getting into mischief.<p>So I was extremely excited to try out the Nest Secure, the smart-home company's new $499 security system. Nest, one of Google's corporate …

Smart Homes

How machine learning can be used to catch a hacker

SecBI's Alex Vaystikh and Gilad Peleg explain how AI can be used to strengthen threat detection systems.<p>The tools that hackers use today are …

Explainer video shows how secure 256 bit security is

Hash functions are important in data security. SHA-256 (Secure Hash Algorithm) converts text of any length to a 64-digit hexadecimal number. Play …

Introducing the winners of the Actions on Google Developer Challenge

<i>Posted by Akansha Sharma, Product Marketing Manager</i>This past year we worked hard to make the Google Assistant better for users and developers like …

Apps

Avoid becoming a victim of phishing attacks by encrypting your contacts

Phishing is on the rise, says ProtonMail CEO Andy Yen. An encrypted contacts manager can help keep your contacts private, and validate the …

Neural Networks Are Learning What to Remember and What to Forget - MIT Technology Review

Deep learning is changing the way we use and think about machines. Current incarnations are better than humans at all kinds of tasks, from chess and …

Deep Learning

Windows 10: UK's GCHQ found out how to hack Windows Defender to own your PC

And it didn't keep the vulnerability to itself.<p>Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch for two severe flaws in Windows Defender. The flaws were …

Tips and Tricks: Synching Music to the Apple Watch

One of the reasons that I’ve never mentioned this tip before is because, until recently, I hadn’t used this feature myself. Until I got the Apple Watch 3 with LTE, that is. I used to use the Watch as a way to control my music on my iPhone, but thanks to the device independence that comes with a …

Apple Watch

Don’t let a storm take down your Wi-Fi: APC 125VA 3-outlet UPS drops to $20

Newegg offers the APC Back-UPS Connect 125VA 75 Watts 3 Outlets UPS BGE70 for <b>$19.99 shipped</b> when code <b>APCBGE7Q4</b> has been applied at checkout. That’s good for $10 off the regular going rate and drops the price to match our previous mention as well as the Amazon all-time low. Almost 700 Amazon …

Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini: Which should you buy?

If you're reading this, there's a pretty good chance you already own an Amazon Echo Dot. It's been around a while, it's a good impulse buy at under …

Wireless charging will make drones always ready to fly

Drones are great until you realize running all those propellers, a camera, GPS and other assorted technology bits are a real drain on the battery. If you're just using one for images it's not too big of a deal. But if you're using one for surveying, security or delivering burritos, swapping out …

Drones

Fitbit Ionic review: Good fitness tracker, passable smartwatch

Fitbit's first real smartwatch was the worst kept secret in tech. After months of rumors, leaks and the acquisition of smartwatch pioneer Pebble that all but revealed the company's intentions, Fitbit presented the Ionic to the world. It was a promising debut, featuring a shiny new operating system …

The Moon is a floating eyeball that can control and monitor your house

If you’re looking for a Smart Hub for your home — one that’s very cool and slightly creepy to boot — the new Indigogo project from 1-Ring may be the …

Home Security