Month: August 2016

The Dropbox data breach is a warning to update passwords

Recent data breaches underline the need for Internet users to regularly update the passwords for all their Internet accounts. On Wednesday, Spotify reset the passwords of an unspecified number of users, just a day after data on 68 million accounts from Dropbox began reaching the Internet. In a notice to users, Spotify said their credentials …

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Facebook to launch Internet connectivity satellite

Facebook will launch a satellite later this week that executives hope will bring Internet connectivity to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned the launch during a town hall discussion in Lagos, Nigeria with developers and members of the Facebook community. While talking about building an infrastructure that would enable people …

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Lenovo’s Yoga Book makes it easy to be creative on the go

Lenovo’s Yoga Book breaks away from traditional laptops with its versatile touch surface, which makes it easy to type, write, or draw digitally. It’s also very lightweight and has a 360-degree hinge. Read more here:: IT news – Hardware Systems

Nikola Motor shifts from all-electric, 2,000HP 18-wheeler to hydrogen fuel cells

After announcing earlier this year that it is building a 2,000 horsepower, hybrid semi-trailer truck, the Nikola Motor Co. revealed today that it will instead power the truck with a hydrogen fuel cell power system. The custom-built, hydrogen-electric, 800-volt fuel cell 18-wheeler, a class 8 rig that will be able to haul 80,000 lbs., will …

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Lenovo adds Google Daydream products to its roadmap

Lenovo is joining Google’s fledgling effort to bring virtual reality to the masses with new devices planned for the Daydream hardware and software platform. Google’s Daydream brings virtual reality to users via mobile devices. Users can fit Daydream-compatible Android smartphones in VR headsets to roam 3D worlds, interact with friends, and view streaming movies. “We …

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Lenovo will ditch hard keyboards in planned Chromebook and 2-in-1s

Lenovo’s new Yoga Book will be a sleek folding laptop with stunning secrets inside. Opening up the device reveals a big surprise: It has no hard keyboard. The keyboard area instead has a versatile touch panel that turns into a smartphone-like virtual keyboard, a draw pad, or a digital notepad. The new touch input panel, …

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Instagram finally lets you zoom in on photos and videos

The two-finger zoom gesture is old hat by now—we’ve been doing it for almost 10 years, after all. And starting Wednesday, it finally works in the one app that needed it the most, the photo-centric social network everyone’s hopelessly addicted to: Instagram. Starting today, you can pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, …

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Galaxy Note7 business review: A fabulous phone with few flaws

Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled the Note7, the latest addition to its Galaxy smartphone lineup. The Note7 builds on all the best features of the previous generation Note5 phablet and includes many of the new Galaxy S7’s (GS7) top capabilities. After spending three weeks with the Note7, and using it every day alongside my iPhone …

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14 hot network jobs, skills for 2017

Recruiting and staffing specialist Robert Half Technology released its annual guide to U.S. tech salaries, which finds IT workers can expect slightly bigger pay bumps than many other professionals are getting. Across all fields, U.S. starting salaries for professional occupations are projected to increase 3.6% in 2017. The largest gains will occur in tech – …

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BT Openreach Publishes First UK Dark Fibre Reference Offer for ISPs

Openreach (BT) has today published the first Draft Reference Offer for their new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product, which is designed to give rival ISPs “physical access” to the operator’s fibre optic cables (i.e. allowing them to “take direct control of the connection“). Under this Passive Remedy rival ISPs would be allowed to install their …

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Adobe patches critical vulnerability in ColdFusion application server

Adobe Systems released critical security patches for its ColdFusion application server, which has been a target for hackers in the past. The updates are available for ColdFusion versions 10 and 11 and address a critical security vulnerability that could lead to sensitive information disclosure when parsing specially crafted XML entities. Administrators are advised to upgrade …

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