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lundi 8 octobre 2018, 06:04
In a 6,000-word leaked memo to Cheddar's Alex Heath, Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel attempts to revive employee morale with philosophy, tactics and contrition as Snap's share price sinks to an all-time low of around $8 -- half its IPO price and a third of its peak. TechCrunch...
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An anonymous reader writes: 'A French police officer has been charged and arrested last week for selling confidential data on the dark web in exchange for Bitcoin,' reports ZDNet. French authorities caught him after they took down the 'Black Hand' dark web marketplace....
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Security researcher Brian Krebs highlights several clever methods scammers are using to obtain your personal information. In one example, someone used a fully-automated voice to try and scam 'a cybersecurity professional with more than 30 years of experience' by greeting him ...
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dimanche 7 octobre 2018, 23:21
schwit1 shares a report from France 24: NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. It will be the first manned U.S. launch to the orbiting research laboratory since the space...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: In a lab just south of San Francisco I am looking at two blown-up images of microscope slides on a computer screen, side by side. The slides are the same cross-sections of mouse knees from a six-month-old and an...
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After it was reported that proprietary diagnostic software was needed in order to replace key parts on computers equipped with Apple's T2 chip, iFixit decided to put that claim to the test by replacing a part on a brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro. They found that after pulling it...
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After ongoing discussions and proposals about new taxes and fees to compensate creators for 'missed revenue,' the Screen Composers Guild of Canada is calling for a copyright tax on all broadband data use above 15 gigabytes per month. TorrentFreak reports: A proposal from the ...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Britain's national cyber security agency said on Friday it had no reason to doubt the assessments made by Apple and Amazon challenging a Bloomberg report that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by...
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The National Theater in London has introduced 'smart caption glasses' that display dialogue on the lenses as actors speak (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). The glasses should drastically improve the experience for audience members who have hearing...
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Four years after Microsoft acquired Minecraft developer Mojang, the company has decided to open source some of Minecraft's Java code. According to Kotaku, Microsoft and Mojang released two parts of Minecraft's Java code in library form, so that 'anyone can pick them up and...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: An energy development group has been working for years to put together Ohio's first offshore wind project. That might sound odd for a state so far from the sea, but the benefits of offshore wind (strong, consistent gusts ...
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'There are signs that Chromebooks are a bigger long-term threat to Microsoft than you might imagine,' reports ITWorld, arguing that 'long term, they'll likely be a serious competitor.' The reason? Chromebooks sell big in education. They've unseated the Mac in schools. Two...
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An anonymous reader quotes NBC News: Police officers around the country, in departments large and small, working for federal, state and local agencies, use undercover Facebook accounts to watch protesters, track gang members, lure child predators and snare thieves, according ...
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An anonymous reader quotes ScienceAlert: Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people share their thoughts -- and in this case, play a Tetris-style game. The team thinks this wild experiment could be scaled up to connect...
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It seems like everyone's curious about how the Apple Watch 4 detects falls. The Washington Post reports: In the interest of science, I've tried jumping off ledges and throwing myself onto furniture. The thing never went off. (The feature is on by default only for people...
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'I've seen this 'Smart Compose' feature described publicly with a range of adjectives,' writes Lauren Weinstein, 'including intrusive, wonderful, invasive, creepy, accurate, loony, mistaken, helpful, misguided -- well, you get the point, opinions are all over the map....' My ...
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An anonymous reader quotes Computerworld: Slack is building a new analytics tool to offer businesses greater insights into how their teams collaborate, part of the company's plans to make better use of the data created within its popular chatapp. 'We are hoping to build a...
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samedi 6 octobre 2018, 23:34
An anonymous reader writes: The 24th annual Interactive Fiction Competition kicked off Monday, unveiling 77 new text adventures which will vie for nearly $9,000 in prize money. The contest's organizers are encouraging people to play and rate the free games, and encourage...
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Tesla's model 3 is now one of the five top-selling sedans in America (while sales of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class are down 28 percent through September), Bloomberg reports. Elon Musk tweeted out a link to their article on Thursday -- but it was his other tweet, a satirical...
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'Linux runs the world, right? So we want to make sure that things are secure,' says Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman. When asked in a new video interview which bug makes them most angry, he first replies 'the whole Spectre/Meltdown problem. What made us so mad, in...
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