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It took 3 days to find the password for Juniper's devices

Following Juniper’s announcement that its ScreenOS platform contained unidentified code that it couldn’t trace, it took just three days for security researchers to reverse engineer the patch and find the backdoor.<p>According to a post on Rapid7 Community, the password was discovered by analyzing the …

Information Security

Ranking all 30 NBA court designs

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Failed 25-Year Career Plan

Can you plan your life a quarter century in advance? Tim Cook says yes–sort of.<p>What would your 25-year plan look like? Would it matter 25 years from now?<p>As part of Tim Cook’s 25-year reunion at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, the Apple CEO spoke about his experiences at the school and the Apple-y …

Tim Cook

Courts are increasingly turning to Urban Dictionary to clarify modern slang language

Sure, the Oxford English Dictionary tries to stay on top of current trends by adding new words every year (GIF was its word of the year for 2012), but there's still a vast vocabulary of strange internet slang — that's where Urban Dictionary comes in. The site, which has been around since 1999, has …

Google gains appeal for cloud services, but there’s this company called Amazon

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>With Google (s goog) opening up its Google Compute Engine (GCE) for anyone and expanding the feature set …

Here’s the real theme of Google I/O: Service unification between Chrome and Android

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>So much for my hardware predictions of what to expect at Google I/O(s goog). Instead of an updated Nexus 7 tablet or a new …

An emotional Bill Gates details his last visit with Steve Jobs

The charitable work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was the focus of the Microsoft founder’s recent <i>60 Minutes</i> interview with Charlie Rose, but the longtime richest man in the world got emotional when the conversation turned to friend and rival Steve Jobs. When asked what the pair talked …

The ultimate Dots strategy guide

Dots, the extremely addictive mobile game that’s something like a delightful mix of Tetris, Connect Four, and a Rubik’s Cube, is the second most popular free iPhone app just a week after launching. It’s been downloaded more than a million times, and at least 38 million games of dots have been …

iPhone 5

These Are The 25 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time

It's closing in on 50 billion apps downloaded. Just last year it was at 25 billion apps downloaded.<p>To celebrate, it listed the top 25 all-time paid apps. These lists are always fun to flip through.<p>One thing that stands out: How many early apps are on the list. There aren't a lot of recent …

Apps

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

Employment