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By Vitor Domingos | Daily hand picked articles about technology, science and communication, from a former TNW editor, blogger and videocaster

Sizing Up Trump’s Cyberwar Strategy

The United States is taking damage in the global cyberwar, and Trump won’t be able to fix that without help.<p>Two months into his presidency, we still …

Cybersecurity

Does Oracle's AWS Pricing Increase Make Strategic Sense?

In January, Oracle changed the fine print on some of its license terms, essentially doubling the cost of running Oracle software on AWS and Azure, while leaving the cost of running on the Oracle Cloud unchanged.<p>While the impact of this is obvious, making it cheaper to run the same Oracle footprint …

Oracle

Event Sourcing, overcoming the monolith

We’ve all either been there or wish we’ll get there, your application grows until it becomes a huge codebase with 25 people working on it and …

WikiLeaks Reveals How the CIA Can Hack a Mac’s Hidden Code

If the CIA wants inside your Mac, it may not be enough that you so carefully avoided those infected email attachments or maliciously crafted web …

Malware

Predatory journals recruit fake editor

An investigation finds that dozens of academic titles offered 'Dr Fraud' — a sham, unqualified scientist — a place on their editorial board. …

Research

Rust, React, JavaScript, Python top Stack Overflow survey

There may be a perception in some circles that software developers have been busy coding since childhood. But online programming community Stack …

Software Development

At-Home Male Fertility Test App Takes Sperm Selfies

A debate has raged for decades over whether male fertility is declining, according to some analyses of studies from recent decades. It’s an alarming …

Fertility

VMWare virtual machine finally hacked at Pwn2Own 2017 security conference

Nothing is safe - hackers have finally figured out how to break out of VMWare's virtual machine sandbox.<p>A group of hackers have finally succeeded in …

Cybersecurity

Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware - Motherboard

To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America's heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that's cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums.<p>Tractor hacking is growing increasingly popular …

Agriculture

Your Mac is not malware-proof: a look at the threats and defenses

For more than a decade, a debate has rumbled on: are Macs more secure and less prone to malware than Windows computers?<p>As more malware targeting Macs …

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Domains Mind Map

Last month I retweeted an image labelled "The Map of Cybersecurity Domains (v1.0)". I liked the way this graphic divided "security" into various …

Cybersecurity

What should password managers not do? Leak your passwords? What a great idea, LastPass

Password manager LastPass has patched critical security flaws that malicious websites could exploit to steal victims' passphrases.<p>The programming …

Information Security

Intel x86: No cloud for you

While the 40-year-old x86 architecture is king of public cloud today, it is likely to become a legacy system in future application deployments.<p>While …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft Outlook, Skype, OneDrive hit by another authentication issue

Two weeks ago, a widespread authentication issue prevented a number of Microsoft users from accessing their cloud services. It looks like it's …

Microsoft

Wiretapping End-to-End Encrypted VoIP Calls: Real-World Attacks on ZRTP

<i>This work is a collaboration of Dominik Schürmann, Fabian Kabus, Gregor Hildermeier, and Lars Wolf.</i><p>VoIP Security with ZRTP<p>Voice calls are still one …

Security

IBM aims to undercut AWS and Azure with new ‘Flex’ cloud storage service

LAS VEGAS — IBM unveiled a raft of new products and services at its InterConnect conference here today, aimed at making it easier for large …

IBM

Google Maps Now Tells You Where Your Car Is Parked And How Much Time Is Left On The Meter

The Android Police report that the latest version of Google Maps (v9.49 beta) includes a tool that can help you avoid getting another parking ticket. The tool marks your car’s location on the map and opens a page where you can record information that not only helps you find your car but lets you …

Google

A simple command allows the CIA to commandeer 318 models of Cisco switches

Bug relies on telnet protocol used by hardware on internal networks.<p>Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches it sells contain a …

Information Security

Tearing Europe Apart

<b>Did the laws of neuroscience shape European history?</b><p><i>Excerpt from the chapter “Endless Europe” from</i> <i>Atlas of Prejudice: The Complete Stereotype Map</i> …

Europe

Will the Gig Economy Make the Office Obsolete?

The gig economy, where independent consultants, contractors, and freelancers create portfolios of work in lieu of one full-time job, is transforming the way we work by disconnecting work from an office. In the traditional jobs economy, employers often require employee attendance in the office five …

The Workplace

Head in the cloud: What Satya Nadella did at Microsoft

Head in the cloudWhat Satya Nadella did at Microsoft<p>The world’s biggest software firm has transformed its culture for the better. But getting cloud …

Microsoft

Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them

Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny "flow" battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and cooling them at the same time. Even taking pumping into account, it produces enough energy to power a chip while dissipating much more heat than it generates. The …

Batteries

4 Reasons Why Microsoft and Google Won't Catch Up to AWS in Cloud Computing IaaS by 2018

The cloud industry and Amazon have captured our attention so completely, that every time there is breaking news about cloud or an earnings release, …

Cloud Computing

Inside the Race To Build Next Generation Battery Technology

To solve truly big and complex problems, we need to build new platforms for collaboration.<p>The garage startup has become as much of an American icon in the twenty first century as the automobile and the drive-in were to earlier generations. The idea that anyone with an idea can change the world is …

IBM launches 'enterprise-ready' blockchain service

IBM Corp. won’t leave much doubt this week about its enthusiasm for blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that threatens to disrupt a wide …

IBM

Creating a Lambda State Machine

In this tutorial you'll create a AWS Step Functions state machine that uses a AWS Lambda function to implement a Task state. A Task state is a simple …

15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2017

• Security-related certifications pay on average over $17,000 per year more than the median IT certification salary.<br>• Citrix certifications have annual salaries that range from $99,411 to $105,086 with a median salary of $102,365.<br>• AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate is paying a median salary …

Employment

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

In the spring of 2016, Dr. Jianxiong Xiao — affectionately known among students and staff as "Professor X" — said goodbye to his plum professorship at Princeton and his post as the founding director of the school's Computer Vision and Robotics Labs.<p>By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as …

Artificial Intelligence

contacless payments, the missed opportunity for mobile providers

In a recent discussion on LinkedIn over contactless payments, I’ve realized this is a missed opportunity for the mobile providers, when you think of …

SIM Cards