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Thursday January 17, 2019. 07:16 PM
Microsoft is dedicating $500 million to fund construction of affordable homes and homeless services in the Seattle region in an effort to alleviate a growing housing crisis driven by the city's tech boom. From a report: The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant will commit $475...
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Cartoonist Charis JB's webcomic reveals the deep ties between the 'pick-up artist' movement and the alt-right.
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Mark Hurd confesses: I didn't take my passport – but usually that's not an issue Forget cyber security or emergency hamburgers – the real impact of the US government shutdown is only just beginning.…
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A new version of Coverity Static Application Security Testing provides broader testing capabilities to help organizations find vulnerabilities in code.
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Enlarge / A Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone is displayed for sale at a Verizon store in Brea, California, on Monday, January 22, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) After being criticized for charging a new fee that could kill a free texting service for teachers and...
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The next installment in the SFinSF reading series features Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Hendrix, and Cecelia Holland; it's this Sunday, Jan 20, doors at 6, event at 6:30, $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds), at the The American Bookbinders Museum (355 Clementina).
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Trump's base is not happy with their leader. His approval rating is down 18 percentage points among suburban men, down 13 points among white evangelicals, down 10 points among Republicans, and down 7 points among the usually intractable cohort of white men without a college...
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Some of the brightest minds in America are pooling their brain power to create a cryptocurrency that's designed to do what Bitcoin has proved incapable of: processing thousands of transactions a second. From a report: Professors from seven U.S. colleges including the...
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Enlarge (credit: Getty | Mel Melcon) Health officials in New York are cautiously optimistic that they have a large measles outbreak under control after tackling the noxious anti-vaccine myths and unfounded fears that fueled the disease’s spread. Since last fall, New York...
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Prof Maureen Baker told tribunal info security and clinical safety are two separate things The founders of medical symptom-checker app Your.MD knew that a number of key medical information databases were 'open to anyone who knows the URL', emails seen by a London tribunal...
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Mobile World Congress 2019 kicks off next month, and LG will be in attendance to show off a bunch of new phones. None of them will be bendable, but there will be a […] The post The LG G8 Might Feature a Clip-On Second Screen appeared first on Geek.com.
    Geek - Jan 17, 06:12 PM
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What professional comic Mike Huckabee lacks in creativity, comedic timing, and material, he more than makes up for in grossly mistaken self-assurance. Watch him force weak laughter and applause out of his audience of white seniors by repeating a joke in a vaguely threatening ...
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The kernel's page cache works to improve performance by minimizing disk I/O and increasing the sharing of physical memory. But, like other performance-enhancing techniques that involve resources shared across security boundaries, the page cache can be abused as a way to...
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Move over, DEET: Parasitic worm bacteria might be the next great mosquito repellent to hit the healthcare market. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers discovered that a compound from parasitic worm bacteria is three times […] The post Parasitic Worm Bacteria Is...
    Geek - Jan 17, 06:03 PM
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The Pit, a BBS door game. In this shot, Lee Hutchinson was attacking these guys. Or, maybe they're attacking him. (credit: Lee Hutchinson) I was a true nerd growing up in the 1980s—not in the hipster way but in the 10-pound-issue-of-Computer-Shopper-under-my-arm way...
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Also: Steve Carell is making a Space Force show for Netflix, and Apple is teaming up with Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray.
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Enlarge / This refinery would be replaced by a green alternative once it reaches the end of its lifetime. (credit: Eni An Energy Company) Because climate change is such a complex, globe-spanning problem, it’s hard to really wrap your head around possible future scenarios. ...
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There’s a reason why we’re stoked to be writing about the first trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum here on a website called Geek.com. And it’s not just because it looks […] The post ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ Trailer Dreams the Impossible Dream a...
    Geek - Jan 17, 05:52 PM
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A Skype call and a gullible employee was all it took for North Korean hackers to infiltrate the computer network of Redbanc, the company that interconnects the ATM infrastructure of all Chilean banks. From a report: Prime suspects behind the hack are a hacker group known as...
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Over the weekend in St, Petersburg, Kentucky, Cody Lutz, his fiancee, and her sister built a beautiful 9-foot snowman in their yard. When Lutz returned home from work this week though, he noticed tire tracks on his lawn. From WLWT: There’s now a massive stump now...
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