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Has the time finally come for PostgreSQL?

As the launch pad for nearly a dozen commercial database products, has the time finally come for PostgreSQL to step out into the spotlight?<p>For nearly …

Databases

Ransomware, stolen data or malware: How do online crooks really make their money?

The cybercrime economy has "now become a kind of mirror image of contemporary capitalism", says paper.<p>The cybercriminal economy has hit global …

Cybersecurity

Can these minimalist phones save us from our smartphone obsession?

Approaches include a smaller smartphone, an attractively designed minimalist phone, and bringing more sophisticated apps to feature phones.<p><i>Video:</i> …

Mobile

The best Safari extensions to boost your productivity, security, and performance | ZDNet

Quality doesn't have to cost<p>Every Apple Safari browser extension we have reviewed is available in the Apple Store.<p>These extensions include ways to …

Google

Medical marijuana: How IT can spark the budding cannabis industry

This fast-growing but difficult-to-navigate vertical needs IT providers. But how many will cater to a $20 billion industry that the feds consider …

Google's Project Zero reveals Windows 10 lockdown bypass

Google denies multiple requests by Microsoft for an extension to Project Zero's 90-day disclose-or-fix deadline.<p><i>Video: When it comes to malware,</i> …

Information Security

How to securely erase hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, iPhones, iPads and Android devices | ZDNet

DBAN - Darik's Boot and Nuke<p>The default tool that most people who have the odd drive to erase turn to. I've used this tool to wipe thousands of …

Information Systems

​Oracle critical update fixes 254 flaws - so get patching now

Fixes for vulnerabilities spread across 20 products and a Solaris patch that addresses the Spectre processor flaw.<p>Oracle has published its critical …

Information Security

iPhone terminator: Apple's Daisy teardown robot can rip your phone apart in 18 secs

Apple has a new robot that can recover about 1kg of gold and 7.5kg of silver from every 100,000 old iPhones.<p><i>Video: Big Green Apple: Tech giant</i> …

Rare Earth

These tattoos only become visible when detecting cancer-linked disease

The tattoo "cells" erupt on the skin when potentially dangerous levels of particular minerals are detected.<p>What if your tattoos could alert you to …

San Diego

Photos: Cold War ZX Spectrum clones spawned behind the Iron Curtain | ZDNet

Elwro 800 Junior<p>The iconic ZX Spectrum's launch on April 23, 1982, was a landmark in the home computer era in the UK, but its influence extended far …

Cold War

​Tech careers: It's time to pump up the volume if you want to succeed

If you don't start shouting about successes, somebody else will steal your credit<p>Read this<p>As social media strategy becomes more important, CIOs and …

Communication Skills

Robot builds an Ikea chair. Everyone goes nuts.

The two-arm robot performed the 50 step assembly in about 20 minutes, making a mockery of the average dorm-dweller<p>Engineers at Nanyang Technological …

Robotics

This is why Apple needs a cheaper iPhone

Apple has managed to keep the iPhone a premium brand for over a decade, but now it's time to expand into lower-priced categories.<p>I've said it before …

Mobile Technology

ZTE lashes out at US ban, vows to protect company

Chinese vendor describes US export ban as unacceptable, adding that it has invested significant efforts since April 2016 in ensuring compliance with …

ZTE

Ericsson plans continued 5G R&D as net loss reduces to 700m SEK

Ericsson has reported a net loss of 700 million Swedish Kronor on net sales of 43.3 billion SEK for Q1 2018, saying its 5G, cloud, automation, and …

IT

Another rise in telco complaints shows 'struggling' industry: Comms Alliance

Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia, and Pivotel have all clocked in with higher complaints ratios in the quarterly telecommunications complaints in …

Telecoms

StarHub appoints former employee as new CEO

Following months of "rigorous global executive search", the Singapore telco unveils Peter Kaliaropoulos as its new chief, who will take over from …

Business Administration

​South Korea's 5G spectrum auction to start at $3 billion

South Korea's 5G spectrum auction kicking off in June will have a starting price of 3.3 trillion won ($3.09 billion) for bandwidth of the 3.5GHz and …

Telecoms

UK could join TPP post-Brexit: Turnbull

The UK could look to push influence in the Asia-Pacific region by joining the TPP trade deal and is holding preliminary discussions on this, …

World Economy

​Victoria wants data misuse provisions included in face-matching system

The Victorian government has asked for privacy safeguards and further clarification on who can access Australia's Face Identification Service before …

Surveillance

Valve dismissal by Australian High Court ends 4-year legal battle against ACCC

Valve's attempt to appeal a AU$3 million penalty and ruling that it engaged in deceptive conduct has been dismissed by the High Court of …

U.S. Federal Courts

Turnbull confirms Solomon Islands subsea cable

Malcolm Turnbull has cited Pacific Islands cybersecurity in affirming funding for a subsea cable to be built between Australia, Solomon Islands, and …

Australia

ZTE employees asked to learn US laws and pass compliance test

The Chinese smartphone maker was earlier this week hit with seven-year-long export restrictions by the US.<p>ZTE is stepping up compliance management …

ZTE

Lenovo is now testing Microsoft's Windows AutoPilot deployment service

Lenovo plans to make available to large business customers 'in the coming months' the option of using Windows Autopilot to set up, reset and recover …

Customers

Atlassian beats Q3 expectations

However, shares were down in after-hours trading as its Q4 profit expectations were low.<p>Atlassian reported its third quarter financial results on …

Atlassian

LinkedIn bug allowed data to be stolen from user profiles

Private profile data — like phone numbers and email addresses — could have been easily collected.<p>A bug in how LinkedIn autofills data on other …

Information Security

Square buys catering platform Zesty to bolster Caviar

The acquisition is a move to expand Caviar with more corporate catering services.<p>Square is buying the catering platform Zesty in a move to expand its …

Hospitality

eBay's app update makes it easier to list items for sale

eBay said the update taps into its collection of structured data to pre-populate an entire listing with just an item name or scanned barcode.<p>eBay …

Data Modeling

Microsoft offers limited-time 30 percent discount on SQL Server on Linux

Microsoft is offering 30 percent off a SQL Server 2017 on Linux subscription through June 30, 2018, to qualifying customers.<p>Microsoft is introducing …

Linux