Renato J. Mascardo

6 Flips | 1 Magazine | 7 Likes | 5 Following | @rmascardo | Keep up with Renato J. Mascardo on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Renato J. Mascardo”

Apple's R&D up 32 percent in 2013, still dwarfed by rivals

Apple's research and development expenses hit new highs this year, but continue to remain a sliver of how much it spends -- especially when stacked up to competitors.<p>According to Apple's annual report, which was filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission early Wednesday, the company spent …

Financial Regulation

Coast Guard visits mysterious 'Google barge'

Agency mum on trip and San Francisco vessel's purpose, citing "commercial confidentiality."<p>SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard on Wednesday visited the mysterious "Google barge" floating in San Francisco Bay, but the agency would not reveal anything about the tech giant's hush-hush vessel.<p>Google has …

Details of Android Kitkat Leaked

A leak published today suggests the next version of Android — named ‘KitKat’ — will focus on catering for low-end smartphones, while also supporting wearable devices (including that rumored smartwatch) and Google-powered TVs.<p>The author, ex-WSJ reporter Amir Efrati, suggests that — in addition to …

MongoHQ scrambles to address major database hack

Database hosting service MongoHQ suffered a considerable security breach on Monday, in which users' e-mail addresses, hashed password data, and other account information was exposed to hackers.<p>"We detected unauthorized access to an internal support application using a password that was shared with …

Security

Turn Raspberry Pi into a Lego robot

<i>(Credit: Dexter Industries)</i><p><b>Move over, Mindstorms NXT; a Kickstarter campaign is gearing up to provide Raspberry Pi-powered Lego robotics.</b><p>We love …

Forget about the CyberBunker attack—here’s how to take an entire continent offline

At its peak, CyberBunker clogged up a mind-boggling 300 gigabits per second of the Internet in what’s being called the biggest cyber-attack in history. But what if you could switch off 1.28 terabits—four times as much bandwidth—with nothing more high-tech than an axe?<p>That’s what three men tried to …

Cyber-attacks