Kalle Rainio

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Eight new Spectre variants affecting Intel chips discovered, four are "high risk"

Spectre and Meltdown may not be getting as many headlines as they were a few months ago, but that could soon all change following the discovery of …

Hackers have become so 'lazy' they're just using automated attacking tools, study finds

Modern hackers are increasingly turning to automated tools to break into systems, a study has found.<p>Security firm Cybereason set up a fake server - …

Cybersecurity

Warning: Your Windows PC Can Get Hacked by Just Visiting a Site

Can you get hacked just by clicking on a malicious link or opening a website? — YES. Microsoft has just released its April month's Patch Tuesday …

Information Security

Leap Motion's headset has hand tracking and could be the future of AR

Leap Motion has been working on Project North Star, an open source augmented reality hardware and UX design project centered on interaction. The …

Augmented Reality

How to Monitor Linux Commands Executed by System Users in Real-time

Are you a Linux system administrator and want to monitor interactive activity of all system users (Linux commands they executes) in real-time. In …

Linux

Unicode trick lets hackers hide phishing URLs

Some perfectly authentic looking web addresses are not what they seem and not all browsers are taking the problem seriously<p>Here’s a challenge for you: you click on a link in your email, and find yourself at the website https://аррӏе.com. Your browser shows the green padlock icon, confirming it’s a …

Unicode

Facebook turned a JavaScript framework into a VR creation tool

Facebook launched React VR today, an open source JavaScript framework for building VR experiences that was announced back in October. It's based on React, which is the user interface code that powers websites like Facebook and Instagram. React VR lets you import 360 panoramic images and 3D models …

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave

The cryptocurrency may have no physical form but the returns from trading it can be very real – and for some they’re worth giving up your job for<p>On a sunny afternoon in west Beijing, on the auspicious eighth floor of a nondescript concrete high-rise, Huai Yang sits with the curtains drawn in his …

Cryptocurrency

Friday 5: a few of my favorite Mac apps [Video]

In this Mac-centric Friday 5, I wanted to highlight features from several macOS apps that I utilize on a regular basis. A few of these apps are built-in macOS apps, while others can be found on the Mac App Store and directly from third-party developers.<p>As a huge fan of the Mac, these are some of …

Apps

Facebook has quietly rolled out its long-awaited solution to fake news

Since people first started complaining about "fake news" on Facebook, the phrase has evolved—from a useful way to identify …

Flipboard 4.0 completely redesigned for a more personalized experience

Flipboard, one of the most popular news aggregator apps on the market, has received a major update that brings a whole new design along with a few interesting features to the table. The biggest change is the introduction of the “Smart Magazine”, which changes the way you organize stories and topics …

Apps

A personal story: Did the Apple Watch save my life?

Data from the Apple Watch alerted me to a serious health problem with no symptoms whatsoever. Here's what happened and why it matters.<p>Last November, …

Square launches new iPad-based point-of-sale service for retailers with 30-day free trial

Square is releasing a new iPad-based point-of-sale solution called Square for Retail that includes “a complete package of business tools built to work together seamlessly.” The point-of-sale package starts with a new iPad app launching today called Square Retail.<p>Square says its new Retail app …

eCommerce

More than 100 companies join legal fight against Trump travel ban

America's biggest tech firms have stepped into the legal fight against President Donald Trump's travel ban.<p>A total of 127 companies -- including Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), Google (GOOGL), Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT), Netflix (NFLX) and Twitter (TWTR) -- filed court papers declaring that …

Immigration

Slack is expanding its team chat app to work with the largest companies

With the launch of its new ‘Enterprise Grid’<p>Team communication service Slack today announced a new product designed to help its software scale to organizations with tens of thousands of employees. It’s called Slack Enterprise Grid, and it’s essentially a rethinking of the core app. It takes new …

A 23-year-old college dropout just opened a robot-powered coffee kiosk in San Francisco

Henry Hu, 23, hates waiting in lines at coffee shops. The college dropout and recipient of the prestigious Thiel Fellowship throws back about five cups of coffee a day on average.<p>Thanks to his new invention, other coffee fiends in San Francisco can now get their fix in seconds.<p>The robot, which is …

San Francisco

iPhone 7 Plus sales suggest Apple likely to continue feature differentiation between smaller & larger models

Apple’s decision to limit the dual-camera setup in the iPhone 7 Plus to the larger model may have been driven by space constraints, but the move has apparently also been good for Apple’s bottom-line.<p>Cowen & Co sales estimates cited by the <i>WSJ</i> suggest that iPhone 7 Plus sales accounted for a massive …

Mobile Technology

Cafe X opens in San Francisco, bringing robots to the coffee shop

The world’s first coffee shop opened in Constantinople in 1555. Four hundred and some years later, Cafe X is putting a twist on that old barista model. Opening in San Francisco today, the startup is opting instead to have a large robotic arm craft your caffeinated potions.<p>Founder Henry Hu noticed …

‘Apple would not exist without immigration’: Companies at Trump’s tech summit react to his travel ban

By Brian Fung<p>, Reporter<p>Herman Wong<p>, Deputy editor<p>In less than two months, technology companies went from making nice with Donald Trump at his December tech summit to confronting his travel ban.<p>In internal and public statements, the heads of Apple, Alphabet and Facebook have expressed concern for …

5 Apps Will Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Getting organized is the hardest part of life. Or maybe it’s staying organized. No matter where you fall on the organizational spectrum, we can all agree that life constantly gets in the way and things that you always mean to do get brushed aside. Cue: technology. This week, we’ve got five brand …

Quadro is a super-charged Touch Bar that runs on iOS devices

You don’t have to break the bank on a new MacBook Pro to get Touch Bar functionality. Thanks to an app called Quadro, you can add a super-powered Touch Bar with even more features than the real thing to any Mac or Windows PC.<p>Lots of apps turn your iOS device into an extension of your computer, …

Update every Apple device you have as soon as possible

If you’re reading this on an Apple device, stop. Go update it.<p>Today, Apple released updates to the operating systems behind all its most popular devices—including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Apple computers—and although the company often updates its operating systems with minor …

MacBook Pro

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Bitcoin is worth over $1,000 for the first time since 2013

If you’re hoarding cryptocurrency, now might be a good time to cash in: Bitcoin’s value has jumped to $1,023, a figure it hasn’t come close to since December 2013.<p>Reuters reports that the currency climbed by 125 percent last year, with the largest daily moves amounting to a maximum of 10 percent …

Bitcoin is still storming higher

Bitcoin's incredible rally continues on Wednesday, up close to 3% against the dollar in early trade in London.<p>The digital currency is up 2.8% to $958.52 at 9.40 a.m. GMT (4.40 a.m. ET). Bitcoin has shot up over $150 over the last week, with little obvious spur for the price rise. Bitcoin is now at …

Cryptocurrency

Lenovo now makes a USB-C dock for office drones who love ports

Docks are finally getting their chance to shine after Apple nixed all the ports on its new MacBooks Pros and instead opted for only Thunderbolt. Suddenly, we love our ports. Don’t take our ports! Luckily for us, the wheels of capitalism have already started turning to satisfy our port needs. …

Majority of readers say ‘no big deal’ adapting to USB-C world of new MacBook Pro

A <i>9to5Mac</i> poll of 2016 MacBook Pro owners revealed that the majority found it no big deal to adapt to the brave new USB-C-only world. More than 5,000 readers took part, with 56% describing it as ‘a small deal/painless.’<p>Most also reported that the transition was either as expected or easier than …

MacBook Pro

Signal encryption app sees 400 percent boost after election

Signal is getting a strong signal of its popularity.<p>The encrypted messaging app, made by Open Whisper Systems, has seen a 400 percent increase in installations since last week's presidential election, co-founder Moxie Marlinspike told American Public Radio's Marketplace program.<p>Marlinspike didn't …

Hacker Samy Kamkar demonstrates how to break into a password-locked computer using a $5 Raspberry Pi

Renowned developer and hacker Samy Kamkar has demonstrated a technique that allows virtually anyone to hijack a password-protected computer – even if …