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6 Free Alternative Router Firmware – Unlock Hidden Features

What is wrong with your default router’s firmware? Some people have the view that everyone should have the freedom to control the software that runs …

One Drop Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit for iPhone Launches on Apple.com

Health startup One Drop recently launched its iOS-compatible One Drop Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on Apple.com for $99.95. Approved by the FDA and CE in Europe, the kit includes a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter, a chrome lancing device, test strips, and a vegan leather carry case.<p>The …

Hacker Steals 900 GB of Cellebrite Data

A hacker provided Motherboard with a large cache of customer information, databases, and more.<p><b>This is part of an ongoing Motherboard series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it. Follow along here.</b><p>The hackers have been hacked. Motherboard has …

New 'nasty' ransomware encourages victims to attack other computers

Popcorn Time malware offers users free removal if they get two other people to install link and pay<p>A new ransomware variant has been discovered using an innovative system to increase infections: the software turns victims into attackers by offering a pyramid scheme-style discount.<p>Any user who finds …

Malware

SWIFT Confirms New Cyber Thefts, Hacking Tactics

Cyber attacks on the global banking system have continued – and succeeded – since February’s heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank, …

The Operating Systems Real Hackers Use

Black and gray hat hackers are what most people consider professional despite the morally disputable nature of their operations.<p>Most hackers’ skill …

Quad-core, 64-bit ARM hacker SBC has onboard wireless and eMMC

The tiny, open-spec, Kodi-oriented “Khadas Vim” SBC has a quad-core, Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905X, plus WiFi, BT, 2GB RAM, and 8GB ($50) or 16GB ($65) …

How to avoid the UK’s new online surveillance powers

If the government wants to hack you, it will, but you can stop the police from just scooping up your web history<p>The UK is about to pass into law sweeping surveillance legislation that will force ISPs and mobile operators to keep a complete record of every citizen’s browsing history for up to a …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Aether 1 is the Most Powerful & Affordable Bioprinter Ever

97shares<p>The future is approaching swiftly and without restriction, as proven by the latest advancement in bioprinting. With recent confirmation that …

Falcon Northwest PCs Are Now Oculus Ready, But What Exactly Does 'Oculus Ready' Mean?

Oculus and Falcon Northwest have apparently been BFFs since 2013 when the Rift headsets still had tape on them. In an announcement today concerning a new batch of Oculus Ready PCs, Oculus writes that they “built the Oculus platform with Falcon PCs and used their Tikis in nearly every early demo.” …

Verily Is Building A Google For Medical Information

The company’s CEO, Andy Conrad: The most important tool in medicine is a computer<p>Anyone can use a search engine like Google to locate the nearest seafood restaurant, or the best school in their neighborhood. But medical researchers don’t have an easy way to type in questions and receive meaningful …

Health Information

MedyMatch raises $2M to bring AI to medical imaging

MedyMatch Technology bills itself as an artificial intelligence healthcare startup. It’s applying AI in the form of “deep vision and advanced cognitive analytics” to the analysis of medical imaging scans to help radiologists or emergency department physicians recognise hard to spot abnormalities …

Imaging

Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare

<i>X-ray, computed tomography, blood tests, genetic diagnostics, health apps and wearables: we are producing a whole host of health-related data. What</i> …

The 'Superman memory crystal' could hold the future of data storage

Scientists at the University of Southampton are offering a tantalizing look into a new type of technology that could be be the future of data storage.<p>…

Wearable Tech Market To Be Worth $34 Billion By 2020

CCS Insight has updated its outlook on the future of wearable tech, indicating that 411 million smart wearable devices, worth a staggering $34 billion, will be sold in 2020.<p>The analyst claims the industry will hit $14 billion this year, with wrist-based devices – such as smartwatches and fitness …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Handy

IBM Researchers' New Approach To Huntington's Could Lead To Significant Breakthrough In Therapy

Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes a progressive breakdown of the brain’s neurons and afflicts about five to seven people per 100,000. Despite millions of dollars spent over the past two decades to investigate the disease, there’s been little progress in developing a drug …

These Public Comments Saved a Library’s Tor Server From a Government Shutdown

Emails obtained by Motherboard show that off-the-books support from an FBI agent and dozens of supportive comments from regular people empowered a public library to keep its Tor node running.<p>In August, the Department of Homeland Security pressured a public library in the small town of Lebanon, New …

Privacy

Map shows Tor’s anonymous data flowing around the world.

For a tool that’s meant to serve as a cloak of online anonymity, Tor is surprisingly transparent. The nonprofit Tor project whose software powers its …

Privacy

Machine Intelligence In The Real World

Shivon Zilis Contributor<p>Shivon Zilis is an investor at Bloomberg Beta.<p>I’ve been laser-focused on machine intelligence in the past few years. I’ve talked to hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers and investors about helping machines make us smarter.<p>In the months since I shared my landscape of …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro shipment estimates fluctuate, drop to 1-2 weeks ahead of WWDC

Over the past month, the Online Apple Store has seen 15-inch MacBook Pro inventory slowly drop from "in stock" to a current shipping estimate of one …

With Windows 10 You Can Stream Any Xbox One Game To Your PC Or Tablet

Sony has dabbled in the streaming of PlayStation games to devices within its own ecosystem like Vita and Xperia phones. Valve’s in-home streaming for Steam delivers the capability of playing a large majority of your PC games library to other “client” computers (even Macs) or devices like Nvidia’s …

Windows 10

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users

At Microsoft’s Windows 10 event today, the company shared that all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10, for free.<p>Microsoft said that the free upgrade will be valid for the first year immediately after the release; if you upgrade during that time, you’ll get Windows 10 …

10 Incredible Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel

While most see Microsoft Excel as endless blank rows and columns, others view it as a platform to bring their artwork to life.<p>Many have managed to …

The Best Second-Screen Apps for Watching TV

If you’re watching live television without the aid of a smartphone or tablet, you’re missing out. There’s an entire world of apps out there designed …

Apps