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IDG Contributor Network: Smarter authentication makes mobile experiences more secure, user friendly

To make our lives easier, digital experiences have become much more interconnected and the volume of personal data captured in the cloud is growing exponentially. While these trends make us more productive, they can also make security breaches muc.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldMar 16th, 2017

George R.R. Martin Re-Reads His First Published Work: A Fan Letter to Marvel Comics

When he’s not ruthlessly killing off our favorite A Song of Ice and Fire characters off left right and center, George R. R. Martin spends his time being one of the most adorable fanboys around.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News16 min. ago

Even the World"s Largest Internet Companies Get Phished, Just Like Your Grandma

If you’ve ever been duped by a phishing scam, you can feel a little less stupid about it today, because you’ve been joined in that sad club by Google and Facebook.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News32 min. ago

Amazon wants to make Alexa sound more human with new SSML tags

On Thursday, Amazon announced a series of new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) tags that will help developers control Alexa's intonations a bit better than before making her sound more sophisticated -- or at least, more like us. The post Amazo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News32 min. ago

Dropbox (for Android)

If you're a Dropbox user with an Android device, Dropbox is a must-have app. It gives you access to your files from anywhere, and it can automatically back up your photos and videos, too......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News32 min. ago

Mint (for Android)

The Mint app for Android does an excellent job of giving you insight to how much money you have, how much you owe, and where you spend it. Mint is the best mobile app for keeping your personal finances under control......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News32 min. ago

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch Release Date, Features & DLC

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch Release Date, Features & DLC is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. Video game developer Mojang isn’t ok with just dominating PC game sales with its Minecraft world-building and survival game. Soon, the Minecra.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News40 min. ago

The economics of energy generation are changing; more metrics favor solar, wind

The EIA tries to account for the cost of energy and the cost of replacing energy. A solar thermal plant in the US. (credit: SolarReserve) It’s not always a simple task to compare the value of electricity generation resources. Coal, nat.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

Rollout.io’s Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely – just like the big guys do

 Rollout.io, a company that had developed technology that allowed mobile app developers to update their apps without having to go through the App Store approval process, is now entering a new business after Apple cracked down on apps using its s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

Drones posed "significant risk" to passenger plane

The near-miss with a passenger jet is the first in the UK to involve more than one drone......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

Network management vulnerability exposes home cable modems to hacking

Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices around the world, primarily residential cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their Simple Network Management Protocol implementation.SNMP is used for automated.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

The Deadpool Movie Could"ve Had a Lot More Sex in It

One of the most memorable moments in Deadpool is unquestionably the “Sex Every Holiday” montage between Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and Vanessa Carlisle (Monica Baccarin). While it had plenty of special themed boning, spanning the length of an en.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

Cassini"s First Grand Finale Images Are Stunning—But What Are We Really Looking At?

It was 11:56 pm Wednesday night when a Deep Space Network receiver picked up a signal from NASA’s Cassini orbiter as it emerged from its first trip through the gap between Saturn and the gas giant’s rings. In the ensuing data came pictures of the.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

Today"s Best Deals: Wake-Up Light, Grid-It, Red Bull, and More

The best Philips Wake-Up light, remote controlled string lights, and Red Bull 24 packs lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

The Circle Director Had to Create the Biggest, Best Tech Company Ever, and Make a Movie Too

Creating a fictional company that’s basically Facebook, Google, and Apple rolled into one is no easy task. We know those brands. We live those brands. But in The Circle, co-writer and director James Ponsoldt had to do just that and so much more.Rea.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

Protect your tablet with Logitech’s new Universal Folio case, keyboard

The new Logitech Universal Folio is a case and keyboard dock combination that promises to work perfectly well with any nine or 10-inch tablet, no matter who makes it or which major operating system it is running. The post Protect your tablet with Log.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

T-Mobile may address high phone prices with its next Un-carrier move

T-Mobile's next uncarrier move may have something to do with the price of high-end smartphones -- and making them cheaper. It follows on the heels of the carrier's new unlimited One plan. The post T-Mobile may address high phone prices with its next.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices around the world, primarily residential cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their Simple Network Management Protocol implementation.SNMP is used for automated.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News2 hr. 7 min. ago

Google Fiber building in Louisville despite lawsuit from AT&T and Charter

Google Fiber filing permit to begin construction in Louisville. Enlarge / Google Fiber equipment boxes in a Kansas City home in 2012. (credit: Google Fiber | Bloomberg) Google Fiber is getting ready to build a long-awaited network in Louisvill.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 15 min. ago

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft launches a slew of IoT-related offerings

Microsoft this week announced the launch of Microsoft IoT Central, a software as a service (SaaS) designed to reduce the complexity of deploying internet of things (IoT) solutions. It is a fully managed SaaS offering for customers and partners to.....»»

Category: cloudcomputingSource:  cwRelated News2 hr. 51 min. ago

Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion

 Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like whisper, take a breath to pause for emphasis, adju.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 59 min. ago