Google buys Zync for large scale cloud rendering

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 26th, 2014 Google plans to give Zync users better pricing and more scalability. To beef up its cloud platform with more specialized packages, Google is acquiring Zync for its large scale rendering service for movie special effects, called Zync Render. Google plans to offer the Zync service…

iPhones, iPads ripe for the picking

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By Tim Greene, Network World | August 25th, 2014 USENIX Security Symposium: Georgia Tech researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords. Attackers could compromise iPads and iPhones on a large scale through the infected computers that make up botnets, researchers say. Nearly a quarter of zombie computers that make up…