• ELECTRONICS
    AMD to Release Patches to Fix Some Chip Flaws Uncovered by CTS Labs

    Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday said patches are on the way for recently revealed flaws in some of its chips that could allow hackers to take over computers. AMD expressed confidence that chip vulnerabilities made public last week by Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs could be fixed with firmware patches and updated software that would not slow computers […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Mother-Daughter Team Helps Environment by Collecting Old Electronics

    Recycling old electronic equipment can be a hassle. And the toxic materials in those devices can be incredibly harmful to the environment. That’s why mother-daughter team Rachel Treasure and Eva Metcalfe started their business, E-CycleWise. The business takes people’s unwanted or damaged electronic devices and disposes of them in a way that won’t harm the environment. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Apple: All Macs and iOS devices affected by chip flaws

    Apple has confirmed all its Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by two recently disclosed processor flaws called Spectre and Meltdown. In an announcement on Thursday, Apple (AAPL) said it has released mitigations to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2. It will release mitigations in Safari to defend against the Spectre bug “in the […]

  • CLOTHING
    How Ivanka Trump Makes Money by Simply Picking Out Her Clothes Each Day

    A year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the ethical challenges of having a businessman president have come into focus. But beyond trips to Mar-a-Lago and dignitaries booking Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel, photos of Ivanka Trump posted to Twitter and Instagram show the unintended consequences public servants entangled with their private businesses. That’s because most of what Ivanka Trump wears are her […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Millions of Computers Affected By Intel Firmware Flaws

    Security experts are awaiting more details from chipmaker Intel about two classes of vulnerabilities in remote management software and firmware that could put an organization’s most trusted data at risk. See Also: Ransomware: The Look at Future Trends The vulnerabilities – affecting enterprise and consumer computers – exist in a variety of chips that Intel has […]

  • COMPUTERS
    The Future of Bitcoin is Threatened by Quantum Computers

    A Different Kind of Computing While much of the world is captivated by the meteoric rise of bitcoin’s value, others are focused on the technology behind the cryptocurrency: blockchain. The decentralized digital ledger tech is built upon a peer-to-peer network, and it is far more secure than the centralized systems used by traditional banks and financial […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computers trained to solve crimes by bingeing on TV drama

    Computers are being trained to solve problems by bingeing on episodes of a popular TV crime drama. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh mapped footage, script and background sounds from five seasons of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) into a machine-readable format. The data was fed into a computer model that learned to process the plot as each episode unfolded, […]

  • ALL DEALS
    TRAI Recommendations on Data Privacy to Be Released by January

    Telecom regulator TRAI will come out with its recommendations on guidelines for data privacy, security and ownership by January and is very close to finalising suggestions for the controversial net neutrality, a top official said Thursday. “Currently, there is a huge amount of monopoly and that monopoly is becoming bigger and bigger. We are saying you can […]

  • NEWS
    Apps for tracking phones and loved ones being used by criminals

    CREEPY smartphone apps are being which can trace your every move and access your camera and microphone are being used by stalkers. Police use “commercial spyware” to track down crooks, suspicious lovers can use it to track wandering partners, and parents can use it to keep an eye on their children. But, the technology is […]