Yoshiyah Burrell

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Trump commutes sentence of Alice Marie Johnson

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, a week after Kim Kardashian West pleaded her case during an Oval Office meeting with Trump.<p>Johnson has already served 21 years of a life sentence after she was …

Donald Trump

This is the first 7nm GPU, equipped with 32GB of memory

Targeting deep learning applications first, but eventually coming to gaming rigs as well<p>Like any good nerd, AMD likes numbers. After outgunning Intel’s 28-core CPU announcement with its own 32-core Threadripper, AMD this morning also took a major step forward by demonstrating the world’s first 7nm …

Machine Learning

TV sets are starting to disappear from American homes

Bye, box.<p>After years of insisting it wasn’t so, the TV Industrial Complex now admits that it’s contracting: The number of people paying for TV has been declining for several years.<p>But that’s not the only part of the TV world that’s shrinking: Actual TV sets are disappearing from homes, too.<p>After …

Televisions

Young American men can find work but prefer to play video games

Twenty-something men are working many fewer hours than they did a decade and a half ago, according to a new study, and the biggest reason is that …

This smart wallet has a built-in camera for catching thieves

Wallets already seem anachronistic. They're stuffed with paper currency, analog identification cards, and credit cards that are easily emulated by your phone. But what if your wallet had 512MB of RAM, a built-in camera, and doubled as a Wi-Fi hot spot?<p>Volterman is a new smart wallet project on …

Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm spread so widely

A run-down of recent WCry developments you may have missed.<p>Eight days ago, the WCry ransomware worm attacked more than 200,000 computers in 150 …

Netflix confirms it is blocking rooted/unlocked devices, app itself is still working (for now)

Earlier today, Netflix started showing up as 'incompatible' on the Play Store for rooted and unlocked Android devices. However, the app itself …

Android Pay

How To Protect Yourself From The Global WanaCry Ransomware Attack [Updated]

The WanaCry ransom screen.[/caption]<p>A ransomware variant called WanaCrypt0r 2.0, also known as WanaCry or WCry, has locked up over 75,000 computers in 99 countries in the last 24 hours according to cybersecurity company Avast. The National Health Service in the UK, Spanish telecommunications …

Malware

If You Have Windows, Update It Right Now To Keep This Massive Hack Out

More than 150 countries across the world are being targeted in what cybersecurity experts say may be the biggest ransomware attack ever observed.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A new strain of ransomware raced across 150 countries Friday, wreaking havoc at the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, hobbling one …

Microsoft just fixed a serious Windows Defender bug

Over the weekend, Google Project Zero researchers Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich tweeted about discovering "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory." According to Ormandy, it could work against a default installation and even become "wormable" -- able to replicate itself on a …

Information Security

Qualcomm’s new mid-range Snapdragon 660 and 630 processors could easily pass as flagships

As the number one processor supplier (by a landslide) for Android device manufacturers, Qualcomm has a responsibility to continuously evolve both its …

Mobile Technology

Phone charging services are on the rise, fueled by our obsessive need to keep our batteries full

What could be worse than heading out for the night, then realising your phone battery is down to a 10 percent charge?<p>A new crop of pay-as-you-use …

Powerbank

For the love of God, stop clicking on shady emails already

I know, I know. By now, we all pretty much know better than to click on links in sketchy-looking emails. Except, obviously, we don't.<p>That was more …

Google Docs

Google's mysterious new Fuchsia OS gets a user interface

Fuchsia, the mysterious new operating system under development at Google, is starting to take shape and has acquired a user interface.<p>The new UI, dubbed Armadillo, features a card-based design for managing multiple apps, according to a profile by Ars Technica. The new interface, first spotted by …

Google

People are using more apps now than ever before

The rhetoric regarding apps hasn’t changed much over the years. Every year, people are using more and more for longer periods of time. As it turns out, 2016 wasn’t much different. According to a report by App Annie, people spent nearly one trillion hours in apps in 2016. That trend is looking to …

Apps

Meet Susan Bennett, the woman with the soothing voice behind iPhone's Siri

Her voice sounds familiar. It’s as though like you’ve had a thousand conversations with her – and chances are you may have. But while her real name is Susan Bennett, you probably know her as Siri, the soothing from your iPhone.<p>In a new interview with TypeForm, Susan tells how she became one of the …

Nearly 40% of Ransomware Victims Pay Attackers

4/14/2017<br>11:30 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Ransomware is targeting more consumers, and many of them are paying hundreds to attackers.<p>Nearly half (45%) of consumers have …

Information Security

Whoa, Microsoft just beat Apple in tablet satisfaction

Microsoft came to the tablet party late, but it's taking home the centerpiece: A J.D. Power award for U.S. Tablet Satisfaction.<p>Seven years into the …

Satya Nadella

You can remap the Bixby button to Google Assistant on the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has high hopes for Bixby. The company is so confident that it will be popular among consumers that it decided to equip the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with a dedicated physical button that allows you to quickly launch the digital assistant.<p>The problem is that if you don’t plan on using Bixby – …

Android News

YouTube will no longer allow creators to make money until they reach 10,000 views

The rule change is meant to weed out bad actors<p>Five years ago, YouTube opened their partner program to everyone. This was a really big deal: it meant anyone could sign up for the service, start uploading videos, and immediately begin making money. This model helped YouTube grow into the web’s …

New iMacs With Up to Xeon E3 Processors, 64GB RAM, AMD Graphics, and Thunderbolt 3 Rumored for Late October

Earlier this week, Apple made the rare move of pre-announcing that it is working on new pro-focused iMac models that will launch later this year.<p>Apple did not share any specific details about what the upgrades will entail, but if the blog <i>Pike's Universum</i> is to be believed, the next-generation iMac …

MacBook Pro

This 13-Year-Old Hacker Has Found Bugs at Some Top Tech Companies

Meet Ahsan Tahir, a 13-year-old hacker from Karachi, Pakistan, who is already schooling some of the biggest technology companies when it comes to cybersecurity.<p>Tahir is an "ethical hacker," putting his skills to work through bug bounty programs, helping companies find and fix vulnerabilities in …

Nintendo just announced its next big game coming to iPhone and Android

But "Fire Emblem Heroes," Nintendo's long-promised and just-announced tactical role-playing game, will launch on both iOS and Android platforms simultaneously on February 2. You can "pre-register" for the game at the Google Play app store now.<p>When it initially made the announcement, Nintendo said …

Disbelief, hope and a plan for California's secession: How the tech industry is reacting to Trump’s win

In October, a<p>Donald Trumpsupporter stood up at a Santa Monica technology conference and berated billionaire tech entrepreneurMark Cubanfor being dismissive of Trump.<p>Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner who built his wealth in online radio streaming in the mid-90s, had said Trump wasn’t a viable option …

Silicon Valley

Pandora unveils first web redesign since 2011

Pandora just released its biggest web redesign since 2011. Back in the day, when Pandora first launched, everything was web first, mobile second. But as more and more people made the shift to mobile, so did development and design decisions, Pandora Software Engineering Manager Laura Leaverton told …

Google enacts stricter penalties on sites that continuously spread malware

Google has been protecting users against dangerous and harmful websites for many years by warning web surfers when they accidentally click on links that could lead them to sites that spread malware or attempt to phish for your private information. But many sites figured out how to work around …

Lady Gaga album leaks through Amazon's Echo speaker

Lady Gaga is starting to reveal some of the songs on her upcoming album <i>Joanne</i>, but it might not be <i>quite</i> the controlled release she was hoping for. Fans with Amazon's Echo speakers recently discovered that they could listen to 30-second previews of currently unavailable songs from the album just by …

Twitter: 17M-plus tweets sent about the debate, most ever

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Twitter says Sunday's presidential debate was the most tweeted ever, with more than 17 million tweets related to the forum sent.The …

Elon Musk teases 'unexpected' new Tesla product

Elon Musk is getting ready to announce a new product — but he's not giving many clues about what it might be.<p>On Sunday morning, the Tesla CEO sent …

Tesla

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is done

Here's two things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note7.<p>Number one, <b>don't buy</b> this phone. Ever. Whichever version.<p>Number two, if you already …

Samsung Galaxy S7