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Hackers use dangerous Petya ransomware in targeted attacks

In a case of no honor among thieves, a group of attackers has found a way to hijack the Petya ransomware and use it in targeted attacks against companies without the program creators' knowledge.A computer Trojan dubbed PetrWrap, being used in atta.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailMar 14th, 2017

The Bloom Foam in these Vivobarefoot sneakers is made with real algae

London-based Vivobarefoot announced a partnership with San Diego-based Bloom to create the first shoes made with algae. More precisely, the shoes use EVA foams made out of harvested algae biomass. The post The Bloom Foam in these Vivobarefoot sneaker.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News38 min. ago

Does the type of device you use affect your problem-solving skills? Study says yes

Research indicates using a smartphone instead of a computer makes us more utilitarian and less emotional in our decision-making, according to a recently published study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. The post Does the type of device you.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 14 min. ago

How I Use Android: Droid Life founder Kellen Barranger

Gather 'round, kiddos, 'cause it's time to travel back to the Good Ol' Days of Android.Way back when in 2009, you see, Android was a mere babe -- an infant just barely learning to crawl. It's hard to even imagine now, but at that point, most publi.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News4 hr. 22 min. ago

Russian postal service "hit by WannaCry"

Three employees claim service still suffering from the effects of the global ransomware attack......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News5 hr. 13 min. ago

Medicinal use for marijuana confirmed: CBD helps kids with rare epilepsy

Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial finds cannabidiol benefits. Enlarge / Medical marijuana growing in a facility in Canada. (credit: Getty | Richard Lautens) In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial—the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 46 min. ago

Amazon"s 2-For-1 Dash Button Deal Actually Nets You Two Free Dash Buttons - Deal Alert

Right now if you buy a Dash Button, Amazon will give you one for free in honor of National Pet Week, this week. But they're still giving you the $4.99 credit after the first time you use it. So that's two Dash buttons for free, really (typically D.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

7 Excel tips for huge spreadsheets: Split Screen, Freeze Panes, Format Painter and more

The bigger and uglier your Excel spreadsheet gets, the more you need to use certain features or tricks to keep a handle on the data. The seven features covered here will help you navigate, organize, and readjust your spreadsheet with as little has.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News10 hr. 29 min. ago

SPONSORED: Stopping Attacks: Security for Next Generation IoT Products and Applications

SPONSORED: Stopping Attacks: Security for Next Generation IoT Products and Applications.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated News15 hr. 6 min. ago

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner Can Be Easily Hacked

With technology growing each day, security seems to be the only major concern that is bogging everyone’s head. Especially, with the recent ransomware attack, it looks like, it is high time for companies to keep up with their security measures. And,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News16 hr. 46 min. ago

Robot Police Officer Goes On Duty In Dubai

The first robot officer has joined the Dubai Police force tasked with patrolling the city's malls and tourist attractions. "People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its chest," reports.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 57 min. ago

74% off Omaker M4 Portable Bluetooth Shower and Outdoor Speaker with 12 Hour Playtime - Deal Alert

The M4 speaker from Omaker is IP54 rated, so its rugged splash, shock and dustproof design makes it ideal for shower and outdoor use. The latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology helps it pair quickly with your device (tap-to-pair with NFC capable device.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Circle Media Gets $10M For Connected Device Management

Cypress, California- and Portland, Oregon-based Circle Media has raised $10M for a gadget--called the Circle with Disney--which helps parents manage the content and Internet use of their families. The Series A funding was led by Relay Ventures. Circl.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Learn how to use Swift to write apps: Apple makes Swift training free via iBooks

The app economy is a huge business, and  app development is in high demand. For students wanting to learn how to write apps, Apple has good news for them: On Wednesday, the company announced that it has released a new app development curriculum f.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

JSON Feed Announced As Alternative To RSS

Reader Anubis IV writes: With Slashdot recently asking whether we still use RSS, it may come as a surprise that something interesting has happened in the world of news feeds this week. JSON Feed was launched as an alternative to RSS and Atom, eschewi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Learn to use Swift to write apps: Apple makes Swift training free via iBooks

The app economy is a huge business, and  app development is in high demand. For students wanting to learn how to write apps, Apple has good news for them: On Wednesday, the company announced that it has released a new app development curriculum f.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information in Arabic and English......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Pokémon Go hackers getting put in Pidgey-filled purgatory

Niantic appears to be using machine learning to hide rare Pokémon from bot makers. Enlarge / If Niantic detects your bot account, common Pokémon like this Pidgey are all you'll be able to see in the game. Pokémon Go developer Niantic appe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Wikimedia Is Clear To Sue the NSA Over Its Use of Warrantless Surveillance Tools

The Wikimedia Foundation has the right to sue the National Security Agency over its use of warrantless surveillance tools, a federal appeals court ruled. "A district judge shot down Wikimedia's case in 2015, saying the group hadn't proved the NSA was.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Why installing a text-mode web browser is a good idea

There are plenty of nerdy things to love about using Linux, but one of the nerdiest things has to be the use of the text-mode web browser. And it’s awesome. I can feel you backing away slowly. Others might be thinking, “Alex, it’s 2017. Why.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Siri vs. Google Assistant: Which is better for iPhone users?

Battle of the AI botsImage by IDGSiri or Google Assistant? Well, that depends on how you plan to use your iPhone's voice assistant.While Google has made great strides in artificial intelligence, Siri has the perks of being seamlessly integrated into.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017