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Trump's crazy 5G plan actually 'diagnoses a real problem'

The US isn't likely to build its own cellular network, but that doesn't mean there isn't real concern over wireless security.<p>No, the US government isn't likely to get into the wireless business. But the Trump administration's out-of-the-blue proposal to build a 5G wireless network raises some …

Net Neutrality

Stealthy OSX/MaMi malware discovered targeting Macs

The first nasty bit of undetectable malware of 2018 has been unearthed after it was found targeting Macs this week.<p>Security researchers revealed info about the new OSX/MaMi malware which is a lot like the popular DNSChanger malware from 2012 that infected millions of machines.<p>In a blog post …

Google rebrands 'Apps for Work' to 'G Suite,' adds bazillion features

Google is giving its Apps for Work a refresh today, adding new features and renaming the entire collection into the simpler and decidedly more gangsta ‘G Suite.’<p>Google says the new name better reflects its mission to “help people everywhere work and innovate together, so businesses can move faster …

Mintbox Mini Pro Linux Mini PC Launches For $395

This week a new version of the popular Mintbox Mini Linux PC has been launched for $395 in the form of the Mintbox Mini Pro which is now equipped …

Linux

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Turn off your iPhone notifications, and more ways to beat Apple and get your life back

I love my iPhone. But I also can’t trust myself around it. Everything about it seems designed to get me to stop paying attention to my two-year-old’s rapidly improving enunciation skills (“Pwez-ident Obama”) and lavish all my attention on a tiny rectangular screen. So I’ve taken it upon myself to …

Widgets

HTTPS Bypassed On Windows, Mac, And Linux

<b>HTTPS Bypassed On Windows, Mac, And Linux by Ali Raza</b><p>HTTPS was considered immune to hackers looking to track the websites visited by a user. A new …

EncryptPad: Secure Text Editor That Protects Files With Passwords, Keys, Or Both

<b>EncryptPad is a free and open source text editor for sensitive information, which protects files with passwords, key files, or both, available for</b> …

Linux

A Chemist Accidentally Creates A New Blue. Then What?

Mas Subramanian wasn't expecting blue.<p>In 2009, as part of his lab at Oregon State University, Subramanian — a professor of materials science — was working with students to manufacture new materials that could be used in electronics. They would mix and grind chemicals, then heat them to over 2000 …

Roofing

13 House Cleaner Habits You Should Totally Steal

Anda Tanaka is a pro (literally) at mopping, dusting, and stain-removing. Here are her secrets.<p>Anda Tanaka didn't set out to become a house cleaner — but after listening to her geek-out about cleaning tips, you realize its the sort of job that couldn't <i>not</i> find her.<p>Tanaka is actually an artist …

These 17 rare panoramas and GIFs show the Apollo 11 moon landing in unbelievable detail

NASAWhen Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon 47 years ago this week, they did what any tourist would do: They took hundreds of photos.A …

Space Science

How to really erase all personal data from your laptop, tablet, or phone

Our gadgets are an extension of our most private thoughts and feelings, and the idea of someone being able to access our late-night texts, family …

Is Apple Inc. Going To Cut iPhone 7 Price?

Alongside the rumors about technical features and a possible redesign, the price of the iPhone 7 is also a major point of discussion.<p>Now a new report …

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Why patent trolls won’t give up

Ira Blumberg Contributor<p>Ira Blumberg is the vice president of IP at Lenovo.<p>In <i>Return of the Jedi</i>, Yoda tells Luke “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”<p>Luckily for me, this didn’t apply to the patent world. I spent seven years on the “dark …

Have you been hacked? These four websites can tell you

These days, data breaches are growing more numerous — and more worrisome. After all, how are you supposed to protect your passwords and login …

How to Stop Hackers From Taking Over Your Computer

Grayson Barnes had just started working at his father’s law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma when a note popped-up on one of the computer screens. It informed …

Can a Chromebook replace my MacBook or Windows laptop?

Any time there's a discussion about Chromebooks, you'll find people saying how they replaced their last laptop with one. You'll also find people …

This week in patents: A hacker-proof internet, telepresence windows, and more

Boeing has solved an enormous problem in manufacturing nanotube based electronics. This can now pave the way for extremely powerful processors unheard of so far.<p>Carbon nanotubes are excellent for use as conducting paths in electronic circuits. But fabrication of devices using carbon nanotubes is …

Engineering

One woman helped the mastermind of the Paris attacks. The other turned him in.

All of Europe was looking for Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the planner of the Paris attacks, when two women approached his roadside hiding place, guided by the voice of someone secretly watching from a distance and giving directions by phone.<p>“Go forward. Walk. Stop,” the voice said. “He can see you. He’s …

Crime

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Redefines Linux For Desktops

(Last Updated On: February 24, 2017)<p>Ubuntu MATE 16.04 is the first Long-Term Support release for an upstart project that is quietly revolutionizing …

Linux

Dell: The going rate for a hacker to break into a Gmail account is $130

Dell says this information was gathered by two intelligence analysts from the company's CISO INTEL Team, who tracked hackers on a number of underground hacker forums and marketplaces scattered across the globe.<p>The report focuses on markets in the Russian underground as well as English-based …

How to encrypt iPhone and Android, and why you should do it now

Apple’s fight with the FBI may be over for the time being, but this high-profile fight about user privacy and state security may have puzzled some …

Information Systems

VoCore: Mini Linux Computer opens up DIY tech building – for only $39

It’s less than an inch wide and less than an inch high — and it’s just about the coolest mini-computer you’ll ever come across. DIY single-board …

Raspberry Pi

Cracked Apple iPhone By F.B.I. Puts Spotlight On Apple Security

Apple’s battle with the F.B.I. over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters has ended after the government said on Monday that …

Why Apple and Google are struggling to design simple software - The Washington Post

iTunes has gotten more complicated, tracking Apple's growing businesses (AP Photo/iTunes)<p>Right now, millions of consumers are facing a simple problem. Or rather, they're facing a problem with simplicity, as both the number of smart products and the functions of those products multiply.<p>I was …

5 Ways to Keep Your Mac’s Data Safe and Secure

The hearing on whether or not Apple should be forced to make a special version of iOS so the FBI can hack into an iPhone may be on hold, but that …

Here's how to protect your internet-connected devices from hackers

They're are all going online, so they can be remotely monitored and controlled over the internet.<p>Internet of Things (IoT) devices typically incorporate sensors, switches and logging capabilities that collect and transmit data across the internet.<p>Some devices may be used for monitoring, using the …

Steve Wozniak on an Apple backdoor: 'bad people are going to find their way to it'

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has added more of his thoughts to the debate stirred by Apple and the FBI. As the government and Wozniak's former company continue their legal battle over an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Wozniak writes in defense …