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Talkray Jobs

WORKING AT TALKRAY<p>We are a rapidly growing company that is building the next generation of communication software. Our two apps, TiKL - Touch To Talk …

Own your own data

Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn’t the only organization that collects information …

fwknop: Single Packet Authorization > Port Knocking

<b>fwknop</b> stands for the "FireWall KNock OPerator", and implements an authorization scheme called <b>Single Packet Authorization (SPA)</b>. This method of …

The software design trends that we love to hate

Buttons that don't look like buttons, ALL CAPS MENUS, and more.<p>"Flat" has become very popular.<p>This particular design trend found its footing in …

Helsinki's future transportation grid will let you order any service from one app

Navigation apps can tell you how to get across town using only public transportation, but they don't make it a seamless experience. Wouldn't it be nice if you could pay for bikes, buses and trains from a single app? If Helsinki has its way, you might. The Finnish city plans to test a transportation …

Home, hacked home - The internet of things

Special report<p>The internet of thingsHome, hacked home<p>ONE NIGHT IN April a couple in Ohio was woken by the sound of a man shouting, “Wake up, baby!” …

Millions of passwords exposed

SAN FRANCISCO — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.<p>The breakdown revealed this week …

News for nerds, stuff that matters

<i>Tech blogger John Gruber appears to have successfully identified one of the restaurants mentioned in a post on Google's AI blog that bragged about "a</i> …

Bugs In SCADA Software Leave 7,600 Factories Vulnerable

mspohr (589790) writes with this news from the BBC: <i>"The discovery of bugs in software used to run oil rigs, refineries and power plants has prompted</i> …

News for nerds, stuff that matters

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: <i>Cisco released 16 security advisories yesterday, including alerts for three vulnerabilities rated</i> …

Intel Releases $99 'MinnowBoard Max,' an Open-Source Single-Board Computer

A few months back, we posted a video interview with some of the folks behind the Linux-friendly, x86-based MinnowBoard. TechCrunch reports the …

Surveillance must become "too expensive" before we have privacy

NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden gave his longest speech since his revelations last year, in a conversation at the South by Soutwest Interactive …

Privacy

Twitter's Crashlytics Helps App Developers Abandoned By Apple

Twitter’s Crashlytics is working on a new beta distribution tool for both iOS and Android that will make mobile app testing easier.<p>This is great news for developers who used TestFlight, as the company discontinued support for Android after Apple acquired TestFlight maker Burstly last …

Roku Introduces A New Entry-Level Streaming Stick For $49, Shipping In April

Streaming hardware startup Roku has spent the last several years building devices to make dumb TVs smarter, and unlocking a whole lot of over-the-top video content along the way. Today, the company is introducing a new version of its Streaming Stick that will be a lot more affordable at $49, as …