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Predictive analytics can stop ransomware dead in its tracks

This past February marks the two-year anniversary when Livingston County, Michigan, was hit by ransomware. The wealthiest county in the state had three years’ worth of tax information possibly at the mercy of cybercriminals.As a local government.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldApr 11th, 2017

Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it

Antibiotic immunity is leading us into an age of unstoppable superbacteria, but one Oregon scientist has a plan to reverse the tide by rewriting bacterial DNA with a sophisticated new tool: PPMOs. The post Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 43 min. ago

Ask Slashdot: Could We Build A Global Wireless Mesh Network?

An anonymous reader wants to start a grassroots effort to build a self-organizing global radio mesh network where every device can communicate with every other device -- and without any central authority. There is nothing in the rules of mathematics.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

Acer Announces Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop: Core i7, GeForce GTX 10 Series, & 1 TB SSD

Acer this week announced its new high-end gaming laptop, the Predator Triton 700. Designed to strike a balance between features and weight, the laptop features a quad-core Intel CPU, a yet unspecified NVIDIA GPU, 16 GB of memory, as well as a mechan.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

Merriam-Webster Uses Apple Fans to Define "Sheeple" 

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary has been flirting with the thin line between cheekily relevant and irritatingly attention seeking lately. The evolving compendium of the English language has garnered headlines recently with its social media swipes at t.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News8 hr. 59 min. ago

Goby launches its All-Black Brush Kit to bring style to your bathroom sink

Promising "extraordinary beauty and elegant design to oral care," the new All-Black Brush from Goby will make your bathroom seem a bit more...elegant, even if it's where you do the basest of things. The post Goby launches its All-Black Brush Kit to b.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 59 min. ago

So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platform bids users adieu

Anonymous trolls may have a slightly harder time starting rumors and spreading gossip, particularly around college campuses, now that popular messaging app Yik Yak has announced its shuttering. The post So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platf.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 59 min. ago

The best cordless drill you can buy

In the market for a new cordless drill/driver? Here's a quick rundown of the best drills you can buy -- no matter what job you're looking to tackle The post The best cordless drill you can buy appeared first on Digital Trends......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 35 min. ago

Some Of The Pentagon"s Critical Infrastructure Still Runs Windows 95 And 98

SmartAboutThings writes: The Pentagon is set to complete its Windows 10 transition by the end of this year, but nearly 75% of its control system devices still run Windows XP or other older versions, including Windows 95 and 98. A Pentagon official no.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 59 min. ago

Startups Struggle For Survival As Investors Turn "Picky"

An anonymous reader quotes The Wall Street Journal: Eighteen months ago, Beepi Inc. was rapidly expanding its online used-car business to 16 U.S. cities where people could buy cut-rate vehicles adorned with giant shiny bows. Beepi doesn't exist anymo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 43 min. ago

Project Scorpio: Xbox Chief Talks Up Plans for Console Domination

Earlier this month, Microsoft did something console manufacturers haven't done for many years. It announced key details of its forthcoming Project Scorpio console -- an update to the Xbox One -- via a set of exclusive features on the video game news.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

Amazon Sees Echo and Alexa as Its Biggest Opportunity

Without revealing specifics, Amazon executives Thursday offered the biggest clue yet that Amazon Echo products are kind of a big deal. In a conference call with analysts highlighting its first-quarter results, Amazon specifically called out its voice.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed

 Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and permanacy so you could share.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

Game Max Sapphire RGB Case Review

Recently we have reviewed a couple of cases from Game Max, and while they both scored very well, they were definitely aimed at users on a budget. Today, we are seeing what Game Max can offer those looking for a more luxurious case, as the S.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

ASUS USB-AC53 Nano AC1200 Wireless Adapter Review

ASUS adds to its already expansive portfolio of wireless adapters with the tiny and very portable USB-AC53 Nano AC1200." ... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

Star Trek Fan Forced to Surrender "ASIMIL8" License Plate for Being Offensive

A Star Trek fan in Canada has been forced to turn over his personalized license plate after people complained its message, ASIMIL8, was insulting to indigenous people.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News11 hr. 43 min. ago

No bones needed: ancient DNA in soil can tell if humans were around

This “game changer” opens up a new world of possibilities. Enlarge / Neanderthals and Denisovans probably enjoyed the view from Denisova cave, too. (credit: flickr user: loronet) Humans, modern and otherwise, have lived in Denisova Cave in.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 51 min. ago

EPA Officially Removes Its Climate Change Sub-site

Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted th.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News12 hr. 35 min. ago

Meet MHL, the easiest link from your phone to your TV

There are more ways to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV than you might think. Check out our rundown of MHL for everything you need to know about the wired protocol and its convenient features that can take your phone or tablet up a notch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 27 min. ago

First the Galaxy Note 7, now the Fitbit — wearable device explodes on customer’s arm

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist. The post First the Ga.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 27 min. ago

14-Way NVIDIA Kepler/Maxwell/Pascal OpenGL

"Yesterday game porter firm Feral Interactive released a public beta of Mad Max that features a Vulkan renderer in place of its OpenGL API for graphics rendering on Linux. In addition to Radeon Vulkan numbers, I posted some NVIDIA Mad.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News15 hr. 43 min. ago