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New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users

Posted on 01/19 20:47 in Shows | 0

The stronger OS X (now macOS) security model and lower market share used to mean it was of no interest to malware creators.Case in point: A new piece of malware has been discovered, but it’s not technically all that new.

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Why you should skip the Toyota Prius for the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

Posted on 01/19 21:41 in Shows | 0

The mainstream Prius hybrid long ago used up its allocation of federal tax credits.The hybrid Toyota Prius runs $25,730 to $32,585 (with $865 shipping) and ranges from the Prius Two through the Prius Four Touring with the Premium Convenience Package.

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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

Posted on 01/19 22:36 in Shows | 0

There’s some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven’t been fond of Microsoft’s data collection policy with Windows 10.When the upcoming Creators Update drops this spring, it will overhaul Microsoft’s data collection policies.

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Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

Posted on 01/20 13:57 in Shows | 0

Last year, Westinghouse purchased CB&I Stone & Webster, a US-based firm specializing in nuclear projects.All of this brings us to the company’s NAND flash factories, which are fairly potent cash cows that also have high operating costs.

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Breakthrough Starshot tricks out massive telescope to make it a lean, mean planet-hunting machine

Posted on 01/20 14:51 in Shows | 0

The VLT’s sensitivity means that the brightness of a star just drowns out its relatively tiny, dim planets like a lens flare.So Breakthrough Starshot is making a joint multi-part upgrade on Melipal, or as it’s officially designated, UT3.

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6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

Posted on 01/20 15:45 in Shows | 0

These are six of the most important upcoming missions that will get us there.We’ve been talking a lot about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) lately — NASA has completed construction of the hardware, and is currently testing it on the ground.

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Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot

Posted on 01/20 17:32 in Shows | 0

Specifically, the crash rate on Teslas fell by almost 40% after Tesla installed and activated its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.In the same report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration exonerated Tesla of responsibility in the May 2016 fatal crash of a Tesla Model S running Autopilot that T-boned a tractor trailer crossing in front of the Tesla.

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Uber fined $20 million for lying about driver earnings, predatory financing

Posted on 01/20 19:22 in Shows | 0

Now the company has been fined $20 million by the FTC for its predatory lending practices and its exaggerated claims about driver pay.“This settlement will put millions of dollars back in Uber drivers’ pockets.

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Cold, mysterious, and also sad: this week in space

Posted on 01/20 20:15 in Shows | 0

Elsewhere in the solar system, the latest data from Pluto shows us evidence of jagged, spiky, needle-like surface features called “penitentes.Lead author John Moores says these penitentes may well be found in other locations across the solar system.

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ET deals: Save big on the USB Type-C Dell Dock

Posted on 01/20 21:09 in Shows | 0

Want to be able to connect all of your peripherals to your shiny new laptop with a single cable?Today, Dell is selling a USB Type-C laptop dock for 35% off the list price.

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SpaceX posts amazing photos of Falcon 9 landing

Posted on 01/20 22:02 in Shows | 0

This was also the first time it has landed a first stage booster in the Pacific Ocean.There was a camera on the Falcon 9 that captured the entire landing, but as you might expect, the quality is a bit lacking.

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Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10

Posted on 01/20 22:55 in Shows | 0

Now, the extension has been bombarded with one-star reviews from unhappy users who are frustrated with the way Windows 10 “recommends” this particular product.The bigger problem Microsoft is facing is the Windows Store is supposed to be the future of application distribution and software purchases.

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Steam now lets you move specific game installation folders

Posted on 01/20 23:49 in Shows | 0

Moving your Steam installation from one PC to another has always been more of a “Technical workaround,” and less of a supported method of migrating games from Point A to B.Now, a new client update has added the ability to move specific game folders without reinstalling a title or messing around with symlinks.

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Apple sues Qualcomm for a billion dollars in unpaid rebates, alleges company attempted perjury, extortion

Posted on 01/21 01:37 in Shows | 0

China has also fined Qualcomm for its alleged monopolistic abuses and the FTC filed a lawsuit against QC earlier this week.Among Apple’s complaints, are allegations that it is forced to effectively double-pay Qualcomm, since Qualcomm requires Apple’s manufacturing partners to take out a license to work with Snapdragon hardware, then charges Apple again for a separate license.

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Symantec caught once again improperly issuing illegitimate HTTPS certificates

Posted on 01/23 15:22 in Shows | 0

Roughly 16 months ago, Symantec was caught distributing improperly signed cryptographic certificates that could be used to break HTTPS protection and put users’ at risk.Now, the company has been caught once again doing something similar — even though such activity is directly against the agreements it made when caught breaking things last time.

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Samsung reveals root cause of Galaxy Note 7 failures, fires

Posted on 01/23 15:22 in Shows | 0

Ever since Samsung recalled, reissued, and double-recalled the Galaxy Note 7, there’s been curiosity and contention over what, exactly, killed the phone.When the Galaxy Note 7 launched, Samsung was dual-sourcing its batteries.

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ET deals: Take an IT security and white hat hacking course for 97% off

Posted on 01/23 17:10 in Shows | 0

If you’re inspired by recent events to start down the path of IT security and ethical hacking, today’s deal from StackSocial is worth picking up.• IT security and white hat hacking course for $29 (List price: $1395) Even if you have an established background in tech, you’ll definitely want to flesh out your resume with certifications relevant to your field.

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All Chromebooks released in 2017 and later will support Android apps

Posted on 01/23 19:52 in Shows | 0

At first, only a few ARM-powered Chromebooks had support, then Google’s own Pixel 2 was added.Now, many recent Chromebooks have gotten the Play Store, at least in the developer channel.

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NOAA's new GOES-16 weather satellite sends back stunning first images

Posted on 01/23 21:41 in Shows | 0

NASA and NOAA launched a new weather satellite back in November of 2016 called GOES-R.The newest and most advanced weather satellite keeping watch over America is GOES-16.

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A massive solar storm could cost the US economy $40 billion per day

Posted on 01/23 22:36 in Shows | 0

Now, a new study predicts that a worst-case scenario could cost the US economy over $40 billion dollars per day, and lead to a nearly complete freeze of manufacturing in key areas across the country.Today, such a solar storm could be unbelievably catastrophic.

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