Month: March 2018

Why email is the best social network

Everybody uses Facebook because everybody uses Facebook. But lately Facebook — and all the other social networks, for that matter — seems to be turning into a distracting, time-wasting and manipulative “surveillance machine” that does more harm than good. This is a huge problem for professionals and businesses of all sizes, including enterprises. As I …

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Welcome, Luxembourg and Chișinău! Cloudflare Global Network Spans 151 Cities

Hot off the presses! Cloudflare just completed provisioning our Luxembourg and Chișinău data centers, expanding our Europe network to 41 cities, and our global network to 151 cities across 74 countries. In the coming days, we’ll ramp up traffic from across millions of websites using Cloudflare, and get routes optimized across all networks. Cloudflare is …

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How Nvidia is pursuing the ‘holy grail’ of real time photorealistic VR

Nvidia continued to tout its credentials as the underlying technology for designing and deploying photorealistic virtual reality (VR) systems during its GTC Technology conference in Silicon Valley this week, including the announcement of its most powerful graphics card to date and a new system specifically designed for testing autonomous driving tech. CEO and founder Jensen …

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Coinhive Exposé Prompts Cancer Research Fundraiser

A story published here this week revealed the real-life identity behind the original creator of Coinhive — a controversial cryptocurrency mining service that several security firms have recently labeled the most ubiquitous malware threat on the Internet today. In an unusual form of protest against that story, members of a popular German language image-posting board …

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What is quantum computing?

Microsoft says its researchers are close to a breakthrough that could revolutionise computing. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

2,600 meters closer to the stars: Cloudflare Data Center #149 in Bogotá, Colombia

At 2625 meters (8612 feet) above sea level, Bogotá (Colombia) is one of the four highest capital cities in the world. Now, it is also home to Cloudflare’s 149th data center. This is the 29th city to be added just in March, and joins our existing Colombia datacenter in Medellín, launched four years ago. CC …

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Cover your home with Wi-Fi on the cheap with Amazon’s one-day TP-Link sale

A strong Wi-Fi system is the foundation of any connected home, and Amazon’s one-day TP-Link sale will help you blanket every room without hurting your wallet. With everything from routers to range extenders, this sale offers plenty of options for enabling or enhancing your Wi-Fi connection. To read this article in full, please click here …

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Want to hack a voting machine? Hack the voting machine vendor first

Thousands of voting machine vendor employees’ work emails and plaintext passwords appear in freely available third-party data breach dumps reviewed by CSO, raising questions about the security of voting machines and the integrity of past election results. While breached sites, like LinkedIn after the 2012 breach, force users to change their passwords, a significant number …

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11 ways ransomware is evolving

Ransomware detection and recovery tools and techniques are getting better. Unfortunately, so are ransomware developers. They are making ransomware harder to find and encrypted files harder to recover. [ Read our blue team’s guide for ransomware prevention, protection and recovery. | Get the latest from CSO by signing up for our newsletters. ] One advantage …

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Facial recognition tech moves from smartphones to the boardroom

Facial recognition technology, which has begun to gain traction on mobile devices like the iPhone X and various Android smartphones, could soon show up at work – and at the airport. The technology uses a person’s face to authenticate their identity, making it a potentially important security tool. [ Further reading: What is Face ID? …

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Tobii’s eye-tracking tech is niche on PCs, but makes virtual reality feel like magic

When I got one of Tobii’s eye-tracking devices a few years ago, I didn’t know what to do with it. Tobii bills itself as “the world leader in eye tracking,” and as far as I could tell the claim rang true. The device certainly worked, and I could see it being very useful for people …

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Acer Predator Helios 300 review: A well-rounded gaming laptop at a great price

With the monstrous Predator 21 X and sleek Predator Triton 700, Acer staked a compelling claim on the high-end market, loading its notebooks with extravagant features and the most powerful portable gaming hardware available. The Acer Predator Helios 300 doesn’t concern itself with fanciful bells and whistles. It’s a straightforward, no-nonsense gaming laptop that delivers …

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