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Wednesday July 26, 2017. 10:56 PM
After almost 8 years (we talked about it, of course), a new version of the GNUSTEP live CD has been released - version 2.5, for amd64. The live CD is based on Debian 9, has low hardware requirements, and uses Linux 4.9 with compressed RAM and no systemd. The live CD is a...
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Enlarge / The OLED-toting Google Pixel (left) next to the iPhone 7 Plus' LCD panel. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Foxconn, one of the electronics manufacturers that makes Apple's iPhones, revealed plans today to build a factory in Wisconsin to produce flat-screen displays....
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Enlarge / Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin. (credit: Techcrunch) The DAO, a blockchain-based organization created last year, was supposed to demonstrate the potential of Bitcoin competitor Ethereum. Investors pumped $150 million of virtual currency into the project. But...
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From an essay on Aeon magazing: The CEO of Me, Inc is a job-quitter for a good reason -- the business world has come to realize that market value is the best measure of value. As a consequence, a career means a string of jobs at different companies. So workers respond in...
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Carriers have ignored flaws in SS7 that allow hackers easy access to telecoms. A new set of open-source tools hopes to jumpstart a fix.
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Er, according to these JS framework fans Node Summit As the Node Summit got underway in San Francisco on Wednesday, Charles Beeler, general partner at Rally Ventures, said the Node community has come a long way since 2012, when everyone was talking about Node.js and no one...
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You can’t win with the tabloids. You’re either too fat, too thin, or hiding a deadly secret. This week’s tabloids continue their obsession with the stars’ weight, led by the ‘National Enquirer’ and its team of reporters expertly trained by years working in...
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The founder of a nonprofit aimed at stopping tech companies from “hijacking our minds” says internet users must rise up and reclaim their humanity.
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It seems Nintendo’s gamble to release a console/handheld hybrid is paying off. The Japanese gaming giant recently released its financial earnings report for the last quarter (April-June). Thanks to Switch, profits were up […] The post Nintendo Switch Sells Nearly 5 Million Un...
    Geek - Jul 26, 10:30 PM
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Apple is facing more than $500M in fines for continuing to refuse to pay regarding a previous verdict of patent infringement on its iPhone and iPad products. The judge in this particular case clearly isn't happy with the company. The post Apple Ordered to Pay $506 Million...
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Some bugs aren't worth very much cash. (credit: Daniel Novta) Microsoft today announced a new bug bounty scheme that would see anyone finding a security flaw in Windows eligible for a payout of up to $15,000. The company has been running bug bounty programs, wherein...
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Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testifying before a Senate subcommittee on May 11, 2016, when he was a commissioner. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) The Federal Communications Commission was sued today by a group that says the commission failed to comply with a...
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The world is once again reeling from a massive ransomware attack that either severely impacted companies’ operations or caused them to take a closer look at their ability to identify, contain and remediate these incidents. As attacks on enterprise networks grow more common ...
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A new study has claimed that, contrary to what they may think, many businesses are struggling to be ready for GDPR. According to The Veritas 2017 GDPR Report, a third (31 percent) of respondents believe their enterprise is in line with the regulation’s key requirements....
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While it's still growing in Windows 7's shadow, Windows 10 is gaining greater acceptance among enterprises.
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The U.S. Senate has voted to reject a proposal to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) without providing a replacement. (more…)
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The TSA is making flying more miserable for everyone, thanks to a new set of rules that require all electronics larger than a cell phone to be independently binned and X-rayed in the same way laptops are today. The post TSA Will Now Screen All Electronics ‘Larger Than a Cell...
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The usual gang of idiots at MAD is giving Boing Boing readers this exclusive sneak peek at an interior page from its upcoming #547 issue. 'What's on Vladimir Putin's Desk?' displays clutter on the Russian dictator's desk such as a large drum of polonium, a gift from Mike...
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Technology executives, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to social media to voice their displeasure over President Donald Trump's latest stance on transgendered people in the military. 'I am grateful to the transgender members of the...
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Joe Menn at Reuters reports that Facebook is pitching in an initial $500,000 in seed funding to launch a nonprofit that will work to protect American political parties, voting systems and information providers from malicious attacks by hackers and foreign nation-states....
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