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"Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet"

Google announced on Tuesday that it would offer stronger online security for "high risk" users who may be frequent targets of online attacks. The company said anyone with a personal Google account can enroll in the new "advanced protection," while no.....»»

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Microsoft Begins Rolling Out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has started to roll out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, aka, "Redstone 3" to the general public. The company has been testing this new major update to its desktop operating system for over six months. Much like the previous major updates t.....»»

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Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody"s Counting

An anonymous reader shares a Bloomberg report: Over the past two years, after decades of declining deaths on the road, U.S. traffic fatalities surged by 14.4 percent. In 2016 alone, more than 100 people died every day in or near vehicles in America,.....»»

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Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack in 2013

Citing five former employees, Reuters reported on Tuesday that Microsoft's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago. From the report: The company d.....»»

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The Impossible Dream of USB-C

Marco Arment, a prominent developer best known for co-founding Tumblr, explains why USB-C, despite being around for years and being used in mainstream products hasn't taken off yet. Arment writes: While a wide variety of USB-C dongles are available,.....»»

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Puts Desktop Brains in a Laptop Body

David Pierce, writing for Wired: As Microsoft went to create the Surface Book 2, the company once again tried to bust categories. The result is the most combinatory device Microsoft's made yet. It's a laptop (screens measure 13 or 15 inches; there's.....»»

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Mobile Phone Companies Appear To Be Selling Your Location To Almost Anyone

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: You may remember that last year, Verizon (which owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch) was punished by the FCC for injecting information into its subscribers' traffic that allowed them to be tracked wit.....»»

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Google Maps Now Lets You Explore Your Local Planets and Moons

Google has added three planets and nine moons to Google Maps. "The heavenly bodies include Saturn moons Dione, Enceladus, Iapetus, Mimas, Rhea and Titan, and Jupiter moons Europa, Ganymede and Io," reports CNET. "Google also added dwarf-planets Pluto.....»»

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Essential Is Getting Sued For Allegedly Stealing Wireless Connector Technology

"Keyssa, a wireless technology company backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell, filed a lawsuit against Essential on Monday, alleging that the company stole trade secrets and breached their nondisclosure agreement," reports Gizmodo. Keyss.....»»

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Ophelia Became a Major Hurricane Where No Storm Had Before

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The system formerly known as Hurricane Ophelia is moving into Ireland on Monday, bringing "status red" weather throughout the day to the island. The Irish National Meteorological Service, Met Eir.....»»

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Google Photos Now Recognizes Your Pets

Today, Google is introducing an easier way to aggregate your pet photos in its Photos app -- by allowing you to group all your pet's photos in one place, right beside the people Google Photos organized using facial recognition. TechCrunch reports: Th.....»»

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Netflix Adds 5.3 Million Subs In Q3, Beating Forecasts

Netflix shows no signs of slowing down. The company announced its third quarter results, adding more subscribers in both the U.S. and abroad than expected. Variety reports: The company gained 850,000 streaming subs in the U.S. and 4.45 million overse.....»»

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Every Patch For "KRACK" Wi-Fi Vulnerability Available Right Now

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: As reported previously by ZDNet, the bug, dubbed "KRACK" -- which stands for Key Reinstallation Attack -- is at heart a fundamental flaw in the way Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) operates. According t.....»»

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Microsoft"s Fall Update With Redesigned Xbox Dashboard Is Now Available To All

Microsoft has released the next big "Fall" update for the Xbox One, which focuses on speed and simplicity. Engadget reports: The first "Fluid Design" interface comes with a redesigned Home page, which is all about simplicity and customization. The to.....»»

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Apple To Appeal Five-Year-Long Patent Battle After $439.7 Million Loss

Appel has been ordered to pay $439.7 million to the patent-holding firm VirnetX for infringing on four patented technologies that were apparently used in FaceTime and other iOS apps. According to The Verge, Apple plans to appeal the ruling -- continu.....»»

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Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Hard Truths IT Must Learn To Accept?

snydeq writes: "The rise of shadow IT, shortcomings in the cloud, security breaches -- IT leadership is all about navigating hurdles and deficiencies, and learning to adapt to inevitable setbacks," writes Dan Tynan in an article on six hard truths IT.....»»

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Kaspersky Lab Finds Flash Vulnerability Through Microsoft Word

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Neowin: Kaspersky Lab, which has been under fire by the U.S. government as possibly being an agent of the Russian government and spying on U.S. computers, has found a previously unknown bug in Adobe Flash that.....»»

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eBay Launches Authentication Service To Combat Counterfeit High-End Goods

Ecommerce giant eBay has launched a previously announced service designed to combat the scourge of fake goods on the platform. From a report: eBay has proven popular with fake goods' sellers for some time, with fashion accessories and jewelry featuri.....»»

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Google Chrome for Windows Gets Basic Antivirus Features

Google is rolling out a trio of important changes to Chrome for Windows users. From a report: At the heart of these changes is Chrome Cleanup. This feature detects unwanted software that might be bundled with downloads, and provides help with removin.....»»

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EPA Says Higher Radiation Levels Pose "No Harmful Health Effect"

Readers share a report: In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on.....»»

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