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Websites use your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptomining even after a user has closed the window for the offending site. Over the past month or two, drive-by cryptomining has emerged as a way to generate the cryptocurrency known as Monero. Hackers harness the electricity and CPU resources [...]

By |2017-11-30T13:09:21+00:00November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Websites use your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

Researcher discovers classified Army intel app

  After uncovering a massive trove of social media-based intelligence left on multiple Amazon Web Services S3 storage buckets by a Defense Department contractor, the cloud security firm UpGuard has disclosed yet another major cloud storage breach of sensitive intelligence information. This time, the data exposed includes highly classified data and software associated with the [...]

By |2017-11-29T12:21:10+00:00November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Researcher discovers classified Army intel app

When F2P goes wrong

  Korean game studio NCSoft took an hours-before-Thanksgiving moment to announce bad news for fans of its most recent game, Master X Master: the free-to-play (F2P) game, which only launched five months ago, is already about to go dark. The company's official announcement, sent to all its players on Wednesday, blamed the online game's closure [...]

By |2017-11-27T18:43:58+00:00November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When F2P goes wrong

Google Lens is coming to the Google Assistant

  Google will soon be extending the reach of Google Lens, its visual search interface. In a blog post, the company announced Lens would be integrated into the Google Assistant in the coming weeks. The feature is still exclusive to Pixel phones, but now it should be a lot easier to access. Google Lens came [...]

By |2017-11-26T19:01:13+00:00November 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Google Lens is coming to the Google Assistant

AT&T and Comcast lawsuit nullified a city’s broadband

  AT&T and Comcast have convinced a federal judge to nullify an ordinance that was designed to bring more broadband competition to Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville Metro Council last year passed a "One Touch Make Ready" rule that gives Google Fiber or other new ISPs faster access to utility poles. The ordinance lets a single [...]

By |2017-11-25T16:27:12+00:00November 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AT&T and Comcast lawsuit nullified a city’s broadband

FCC explains why support for net neutrality won’t stop repeal

  Net neutrality rules are popular with Americans who use the Internet. When the Federal Communications Commission deliberated on possible net neutrality rules in 2014 and 2015, millions of comments poured in to support strict regulation of Internet service providers. Public opinion helped push the FCC to adopt rules that prevent ISPs from blocking or [...]

By |2017-11-24T10:33:03+00:00November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FCC explains why support for net neutrality won’t stop repeal

New hardware lets any computer run an interactive, 3D interface

  My first experience with a hologram was, like so many other people's, completely fictional: a small, blue figure projected from R2-D2 in the original Star Wars. About a decade later, I got a taste of the real-world state of the art from New York City's Museum of Holography, now closed. Holograms did exist in [...]

By |2017-11-22T20:26:41+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New hardware lets any computer run an interactive, 3D interface

Pixel Buds review: OK Google, go back to the earbud drawing board

  Find me a critic who would recommend any company's first-ever earbuds priced at $159, and I will find you that critic's sordid history of wire-transfer scams on Craigslist. Headphones and earbuds have to cater to so many tricky, subjective variables: various ear fits, sound preferences, and desired features. Nobody gets that right the first [...]

By |2017-11-20T11:47:32+00:00November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pixel Buds review: OK Google, go back to the earbud drawing board

Weekend code warriors prepare to clash in Codewarz

  If you didn't have any weekend plans yet—or maybe even if you did—and you're interested in scratching your programming itch, there's something to add to your calendar. Codewarz, a programming competition that presents participants with 24 coding challenges, is running its first live event starting at 1pm Eastern on November 18 and ending at [...]

By |2017-11-19T16:22:27+00:00November 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Weekend code warriors prepare to clash in Codewarz

A first look at Tesla’s promised electric semi

A first look at the Tesla Semi. Tesla An inner view of the cabin. Tesla There's full standing room in the Semi cabin. Tesla The steering wheel is flanked by touchscreens. Tesla A front view of the semi. Tesla The Tesla semi has Model 3 door handles. Tesla A side view of the truck. Tesla [...]

By |2017-11-17T11:03:37+00:00November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A first look at Tesla’s promised electric semi