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VPNFilter router malware from Russia affects way more devices

A piece of malware believed to originate from Russia that began doing the rounds two weeks ago is affecting far more routers than we first learned.<p>Researchers from Cisco previously noted that the malware, dubbed VPNFilter, infected more than 500,000 routers in over 50 countries and is capable of …

SSD Prices Continue to Drop With Western Digital's New Lightning-Fast 3.4 GB/s NVMe Drives

Western Digital announced the release of its newest SSDs offering 3,400 MB/s read and 2,800 MB/s write speeds. The best part is that they come at …

NFC is the underdog tech set to explode in the next five years

In the tantalizing world of technology today, there are endless buzzwords and acronyms for emerging tech you need to know. From AI to the ‘Uber of’ dog walking and everything in-between, maybe you think you’ve heard it all. But before you hop on the hype train and leave the station, take note — an …

Intel is bringing its most powerful Core i9 processors to laptops

‘The best gaming and creation laptop processor Intel has ever built’<p>Ever since Intel announced its first Core i9 processor for desktops last year, it’s only been a matter of time until the company brought that branding to laptops, too. Today, Intel is announcing its first Core i9 chip for laptops, …

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

Its new DNS service promises to be faster, too.<p>If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name …

Privacy

This new analytics tool for Gmail is actually really impressive

So how can typical Gmail users leverage email analytics data?<p>These are some of the most common applications:<p><b>Employee tracking and monitoring</b> — In some ways, EmailAnalytics belongs in the same ranks as Toggl and TimeCamp, apps that actively monitor employee time expenditure and performance. The app …

Apps

FBI warns taxpayers to beware of new scams to steal W-2 info

Taxpayers could be especially vulnerable this year.<p>With fewer than two months before tax returns are due, the FBI is warning of an increase in new …

Microsoft is trying to kill passwords. It can’t happen soon enough.

By Hayley Tsukayama<p>Hayley Tsukayama<p>Reporter covering consumer technology<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Microsoft is trying to kill the password, and it’s about time. This week, the company said the next test version of its stripped-down Windows 10 S operating system will strip out passwords as well, by default. …

Windows 10

LogMeIn is buying Jive Communications for up to $357M to step up in enterprise unified comms

Yet more consolidation in the enterprise collaboration software market. Today LogMeIn, the company that offers conferencing services like GoToMeeting and join.me as well as authentication and other online services to businesses and others, announced that it would acquire Jive Communications for …

Microsoft reveals Office 2019 will only run on Windows 10 PCs

Windows 10 might have surpassed Windows 7 in terms of global market share, but Microsoft is giving holdouts another reason to upgrade. The company …

Why Weebly's CEO Is Saying No to the Hottest Trend in E-Commerce

It's hard to be fond of the middlemen who automate the process of ripping people off.<p>One of the hottest trends in e-commerce is dropshipping, and Weebly founder and CEO David Rusenko wants no part of it. Even as the website-building platform is serving more and more e-commerce merchants, Rusenko is …

How To Scan A Document Using Notes on iOS

- Jan 29, 2018<p>Apple Notes received an overhaul in iOS 11 adding great features for users like enhanced text formatting, pinned notes and tables.<p>One …

Apps

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

WTF is GDPR?

European Union lawmakers proposed a comprehensive update to the bloc’s data protection and privacy rules in 2012.<p>Their aim: To take account of seismic shifts in the handling of information wrought by the rise of the digital economy in the years since the prior regime was penned — all the way back …

'Zero Trust': The Way Forward in Cybersecurity

This approach to network design can cut the chance of a breach.

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation …

Kodak is the latest company to jump on blockchain. And one of the few that make sense

Okay, this one actually makes a lot of sense. Kodak today announced a blockchain platform called KodakOne that will feature a token named KodakCoin. This of course sent its stock skyrocketing, like Hooters before it.<p>Unlike a rewards program for an oddly-themed chain of restaurants (or defunct video …

Blockchain

Google brings AI to pivot tables with Sheets update

Google’s Sheets spreadsheet application gained a number of new features aimed at making pivot tables, a powerful data analysis tool, more accessible.<p>Users will be able to get recommendations from Sheets’ Explore tab that aim to answer questions about the data fed into the program by spitting out a …

Does Artificial Intelligence Have A Dirty, Little Secret?

After reading a recent pair of articles covering the topic of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) I am confused. On one hand, there’s recent PwC findings suggesting A.I. could drive $15.7 trillion in productivity gains by 2030. On the other, a recent piece from The New York Times makes a compelling case …

The Digital Story Behind Your Next Bowl Of Ramen

Estimates for the number of ramen restaurants in Tokyo range from 6,000 – 10,000. There seems to be at least one ramen shop (as they are referred to locally) on every block. Even the ubiquitous convenience stores have whole aisles dedicated to different varieties of instant ramen.<p>Although ramen …

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

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14 Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchains

“What the internet did for communications, blockchain will do for trusted transactions.”<br>- Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM<p>Although there’s debate about how long it will take for this statement to come true, since we’re in the midst of the blockchain transformation, most industry experts concur that’s …

Blockchain

IBM's Watson Data Platform aims to become data science operating system

IBM's plan is to create a data science operating system that can bring together data scientists, analysts, and business leaders.<p><i>How big data powers</i> …

SolarWinds MSP Launches MSP Manager Mobile App—Technicians Gain Essential, Immediate Access to Support Information from any Android or iOS device | SolarWinds MSP

DURHAM, North Carolina – July 24, 2017 – SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to IT …

Solar Wind

Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency

Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal.<p>In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon, T-Mobile U.S., Sprint and AT&T and asking them to transfer control of a …

Digital Currency

Your next computer will be nearly twice as fast as existing PCs

Computers may no longer be tech darlings now that everyone uses their smartphones to do basically everything, but they're about to get really …

The New Rules of Form Design

Every day, we use forms for essential online activity. We fill them out to complete purchases; to sign up for email lists, social networks, and more; …

UX Design

$9 Internet Of Things Integrated Platform Unveiled

Bolt a new Internet of Things integrated platform specifically created for fast development and deployment of IoT projects has been unveiled this …

Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage

Apple just unveiled Business Chat, its bid to turn iMessage into a communication platform that can compete with Facebook Messenger – and perhaps, make iMessage one of the main ways you interact with businesses.<p>The company quietly announced the service earlier this week with an update to its …

u-blox introduces ultra-compact Wi-Fi module for IoT applications

u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced the LILY-W1 single band 802.11n 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi transceiver …