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Week in review: Open source security threats, secure C++ coding

Week in review: Open source security threats, secure C++ coding

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Will blockchain liability be similar to Bitcoin liability? Blockchain can be used for cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin, and can be used...

Falcon Northwest’s Tiki is the sleek sports car of VR PCs

Falcon Northwest’s Tiki is the sleek sports car of VR PCs

 Falcon Northwest is a small company, but small can mean focus and care when it comes to device makers. Falcon’s business is PCs, and specifically Windows machines capable of delivering terrific gaming power in...

It’s still difficult to just buy a Google Pixel today, and that’s insane

It’s still difficult to just buy a Google Pixel today, and that’s insane

For all of its great successes in the Pixel, Google still has one critical flaw to figure out. April 20 marked the six-month anniversary of the Google Pixel going on sale in the Play...

Companies Are Paying Millions For White Hat Hacking

White hat hackers “are in very high demand,” says PwC’s director of cyber investigation and breach response, in a New York Post article titled “Companies are paying millions to get hacked — on purpose.”...

Need to loosen up? Let the author of ‘Cork Dork’ help you find the best wine apps

Need to loosen up? Let the author of ‘Cork Dork’ help you find the best wine apps

Bianca Bosker went from tech writer to wine expert in 18 months, so we thought she was the perfect person to help pick out the best wine apps. The post Need to loosen up?...

5 songs you need to stream this week: Iggy Pop, Taylor Bennett, and more

5 songs you need to stream this week: Iggy Pop, Taylor Bennett, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We’ll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Iggy Pop, Taylor Bennett, and more....

Netmarble Games raises $2.3 billion in South Korea’s second-biggest IPO

Netmarble Games raises $2.3 billion in South Korea’s second-biggest IPO

(Reuters) – Netmarble Games, South Korea’s largest mobile games maker, has raised $2.3 billion in the country’s second-biggest share sale, just weeks after one of its domestic-only titles sold so well it was named...

Hackaday Prize Entry: Memes

Snap, Inc., the company behind Snapchat, is branding itself as a hardware company. What hardware does Snap make? Spectacles, or a camera attached to a pair of sunglasses. Snap, Inc. has a market value...

Deepin Desktop no Arch Linux!

Foi lançada no dia 19 de abril de 2017 a versão 15.4 da distribuição chinesa Deepin Linux, baseada no Debian Unstable e considerada por muitos a distribuição linux mais bonita da atualidade, superando o...

United – O tema para KDE Plasma que transforma a sua internet no Unity

United – O tema para KDE Plasma que transforma a sua internet no Unity

É curioso de se observar que tantos projetos com o intuito de copiar a funcionalidade do Unity tenham aparecido depois da notícia da Canonical descontinuar a interface, parece que mais pessoas… Visite o site...

Como fazer o Google Chrome e o Firefox reconhecerem todos os Emojis

Como fazer o Google Chrome e o Firefox reconhecerem todos os Emojis

Digamos que eu não seja uma pessoa que usa tanto assim os Emojis, mas percebo uma crescente de utilização deles em vários sites, incluindo em mensagens de e-mail, até mesmo em seus títulos, vídeos...

America’s Most-Hated ISP Is Now Hated By Fewer People

“Comcast’s customer service may actually be improving,” writes an Oregon newspaper. An anonymous reader quotes their report: In the second year of Comcast’s broad customer service overhaul, complaints to Oregon cable regulators are down...

Uber responds to report that it tracked users who deleted its app

Uber responds to report that it tracked users who deleted its app

 Uber tracked former users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones, a practice that eventually earned CEO Travis Kalanick a scolding from Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the New York Times reports. Uber...

Nvidia identifies the top 5 AI startups for social impact

Nvidia is on a quest to find the best “social impact” artificial intelligence startups as part a program called Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three...

Download of the day: Torch Web Browser

Torch Web Browser Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge are all fine browsers, but to get the most out of them you have to spend time tracking down and installing extenesions to add extra...

Hyperledger Steering Committee Approves First Ethereum Project

Hyperledger Steering Committee Approves First Ethereum Project

In a recent blog post on the Hyperledger project website, Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger project, announced the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee has approved a proposal, submitted by Monax and Intel, to...

Flawed Online Tutorials Led To Vulnerabilities In Software

An anonymous reader quotes Help Net Security: Researchers from several German universities have checked the PHP codebases of over 64,000 projects on GitHub, and found 117 vulnerabilities that they believe have been introduced through...

Why tech workers showed up to March for Science

Why tech workers showed up to March for Science

 Science itself may be non-partisan. But the March for Science this weekend simply couldn’t be. Demonstrators turned out in an estimated 600 cities around the world to rally for science and its role in policy-making, many...

Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

GUEST: We can get rid of bad bosses once and for all. At least that’s the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology. It’s called a Decentralized Autonomous Organization...