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'Pulse Wave' DDoS Attacks Emerge As New Threat

DDoS botnets are launching short but successive bursts of attack traffic to pin down multiple targets, Imperva says.<p>Threat actors have found a new …

Cybersecurity

How Does a VPN Work?

How a VPN's encrypted tunnel keeps you safer online.<p><i>This article was last updated and expanded on August 11, 2017. Note that if you click on one of</i> …

Information Systems

Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminum Alloy

Strange New Alloy<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. Well, we may …

Energy

Quantifying the Economic Advantages of Open Architecture N

<b>Video: Quantifying the Economic Advantages of Open Architecture NFV Designs</b><p>ACG Research recently completed a Total Cost of Ownership study of a …

Enterprise Data Center: Why Stop at Software-Defined?

To say that the data center is undergoing major change is putting it mildly. It’s more of a metamorphosis, with the modern data center looking little …

The Mystery of Love-Science: Why Do You Fall in Love?

Relationship<p>We call it love. It feels like love. But the most exhilarating of all human emotions is probably nature’s beautiful way of keeping the …

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30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

Ask Mike Anything—A Call for All Educators

Teachers, tech coaches, administrators and faculty: Have a question for our CEO and co-founder Mike McCue? He wants to hear what’s on your mind and answer any questions you may have during our first virtual conference, Engage Every Student: Flipboard in the Classroom.<p>Please submit your questions …

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10 Emerging Storage Vendors You Need To Know About

<b>Cohesity</b><p><b>Santa Clara, Calif.</b><p><b>Top Executive:</b> CEO Mohit Aron<p>Storage startup Cohesity exited stealth mode in June with $70 million in venture financing …

S K [Official]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Now

When the Galaxy Note line was first released, people didn’t know what to make of it – after all, phones were still quite small, and the very idea of the smartphone was not as ubiquitous as it is today. The second iteration showed a growing fan base for not just the line itself, but for large …

Phones

How Google Used Motorola To Smack Down Samsung -- Twice

Samsung is giant. It employs 427,000 staff, has an annual turnover in excess of $270bn and assets of $600bn spread across over 80 business units. And Google just floored it twice using Motorola as a baseball bat.<p><b>Why?</b><br>On the surface having 81 per cent of Android marketshare would seem to make Google …

Associated Press News

Iran says warships to approach US borders

An Iranian naval officer has said a number of warships had been ordered to approach US maritime borders as a response to the stationing of US vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.<p>"Iran's military fleet is approaching the United States' maritime borders, and this move has …

'Vampire Academy' Sucks

In the spirit of its subject matter, <i>Vampire Academy</i> desperately wants to be a hot mess. Meshing genres, blurring the lines of good taste and injecting a steady stream of bitchiness, it wants to be a zany, ultra modern commentary on both vampire and high school culture, but it has absolutely nothing …

TV

Flappy Bird dev makes $50,000/day from the collective frustration of 50 million people

Let the games begin! Sorry, not those games, I am talking about the free to play indie smash hit, Flappy Bird, that is reportedly pulling in over $50,000 per day from in-app advertisements. Game developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style …

Google Play

Apple currently plans to release iOS 7.1 in March

While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7, in March. The iOS 7.1 update is said to not have any “secret features,” and it will basically be what we have been told to …

Aol Gives Us Our Full 401K Matching Back, Calls “Babies” Comment A Mistake

Aol has backtracked on a controversial decision to delay employee 401K matching until the end of the year, a decision that could potentially cost employees like myself thousands of dollars. Thank you.<p>Aol announced the change by sending out a company-wide memo earlier today. Note: Somehow TechCrunch …

Android News

Google Now gets Olympics cards and new commands

The Google Now app… Excuse me, that is to say, Google Now within the Google Search app received new functionality today, bringing options for event reminders, new voice commands and quick access to the Olympics.<p>New voice commands let you make calls or send SMS messages to your contacts. As it …

Android News