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Russians Hack Home Internet Connections – Here's How to Protect Yourself

In late April, the top federal cybersecurity agency, US-CERT, announced that Russian hackers had attacked internet-connected devices throughout the …

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Study shows Google Assistant is smarter than its rivals

For the second year in a row, digital marketing agency Stone Temple has found that Google Assistant is the smartest digital assistant on the …

Smart Homes

'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' preview: Why do we need to torture Lara Croft?

Since 2013, the <i>Tomb Raider</i> reboot video game series was billed as Lara Croft's modern origin story: a journey from survivor to hunter. In the newly …

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

<i>Lifehacker</i> has collected a lot of "learn to code" resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you've already done a little coding …

Several wounded, one dead in shooting at YouTube headquarters

At 12:46PM, an active shooter was reported in an outdoor patio area at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. Police arrived at the scene in a manner of minutes, police chief Ed Barberini confirmed during a brief press conference.<p>“We have four victims who have all been transported for …

World celebrates, cyber-snoops cry as TLS 1.3 internet crypto approved

Forward-secrecy protocol comes with the 28th draftA much-needed update to internet security has finally passed at the Internet Engineering Task Force …

Memcached Servers Deliver Amplified DDoS Attacks

GitHub Disrupted by 1.5 Tbps Onslaught as New DDoS Attack Type Emerges Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • March 5, 2018<p>If 2018 hasn't been exciting …

Information Security

Spectre-like attack exposes entire contents of Intel's SGX secure enclave

Researchers at Ohio State University have created the SgxPectre attack, which is capable of reading all the contents of Intel SGX-powered secure …

Information Security

New LTE attacks open users to eavesdropping, fake messages, location spoofing

A group of researchers has uncovered ten new attacks against the 4G LTE wireless data communications technology for mobile devices and data …

Pagedraw UI builder turns your website design mockup into code automatically

For years, one of the holy grails of web design has been trying to automate turning front-end design into clean code. Early attempts included tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage. Pagedraw, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, has developed a tool to fulfill that vision in a modern …

AMD gains ground on Nvidia thanks to cryptocurrency miners

Cryptocurrency miners continue to change the landscape of the GPU market, and it looks like they may have even pushed AMD’s GPU sales to record …

Computer Hardware

Nvidia's GTX 2070 and 2080 cards could be unveiled next month, launch late April

We’ve been waiting for what seems like an age to see Nvidia’s next generation of GeForce graphics cards, but according to the rumor mill, they’ll …

Amazon Alexa’s head AI researcher has left for Google

The researcher tasked with dreaming up new capabilities for Amazon’s Alexa is taking his talents to Google.<p>Ashwin Ram, former senior manager and lead for Alexa AI at Amazon, is now technical director of AI for Google Cloud, according to a post on LinkedIn. Talent in artificial intelligence is …

Artificial Intelligence

Are you buying the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus? Why or why not? [Poll of the Week]

<b>Last week’s poll summary:</b> Out of almost 4,500 total votes, 34.7% of voters are most excited for the Samsung Galaxy S9, while 26 are most looking forward to the LG G6 successor. 18.4% of our readers are excited for Huawei’s new P20 line, and 14.7% said they’re not excited for any of these …

Phones

The Galaxy S9 Just Slapped Down Apple's Ridiculous iPhone X Pricing

This morning, Samsung revealed pricing details for its Galaxy S9 smartphone series. Despite rumours of a hefty markup, the 64GB model will cost $1199 …

Qualcomm’s simulated 5G tests shows how fast real-world speeds could actually be

The future of internet is really, really fast<p>We’ve spent the last couple months hearing a lot about the kinds of speeds that 5G will theoretically be able to offer at its peak, but what about how the next-generation networks will work in actual, less than ideal real world conditions? That’s what …

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to interpret contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted by …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched with first dual-aperture camera

Samsung has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, with a familiar all-screen design but its re-invented camera system could be a game-changer.<p>Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, the new top-end Android device comes in two varieties, following in the …

Phones

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Google’s Chrome ad blocking arrives today and this is how it works

Google is enabling its built-in ad blocker for Chrome tomorrow (February 15th). Chrome’s ad filtering is designed to weed out some of the web’s most annoying ads, and push website owners to stop using them. Google is not planning to wipe out all ads from Chrome, but it will be blocking all ads on …

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews and introduces Windows App Preview Program

Microsoft today released two new Windows 10 previews for PCs. This is a rare occurrence for the Windows Insider program, though builds are sometimes released in quick succession. The first build is part of the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce …

U.S., UK government websites infected with crypto-mining malware: report

(Reuters) - Thousands of websites, including ones run by U.S. and UK government agencies, were infected for several hours on Sunday with code that causes web browsers to secretly mine digital currencies, technology news site The Register reported.<p>More than 4,200 sites were infected with a malicious …

Government (UK)

Job automation will hurt women first but will ultimately hurt men more

In late 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that automation and other new technology could mean that 375 million people around the world will need to change occupations to avoid being completely put out of work by machines. Many more millions of people will in some way be displaced by …

Security News This Week: 'AutoSploit' Tool Makes Unskilled Hacking Easier Than Ever

Another week, another death by a thousand leaks, from the operational security failure of fitness app Strava exposing the locations of military bases …

Security

How To: Scan Websites for Potential Vulnerabilities Using Vega in Kali Linux

Withstanding an attack from a motivated hacker is one of most important responsibilities a system administrator must undertake. This is especially …

PSA: Do NOT Buy A Graphics Card Today (Thanks, Cryptocurrency)

<i>Update: This article has been updated to include the video above.</i><p>If you haven't followed the price of graphics cards lately, or are oblivious to the price of GPUs and are thinking about buying one, then we've got an important PSA for you: Now is a really bad time to buy a GPU.<p>Graphics card prices …

New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal

In an announcement today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has signed an executive order that would require internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, even though the FCC recently voted to repeal those rules.<p>On Monday, Montana’s governor signed essentially …

Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X sounds like a game changer, new details emerge

While Google was taking over CES, Samsung was quietly meeting with industry leaders to show off its next big innovation. Now, details from these …

Mobile