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Thursday October 19, 2017. 06:22 PM
CNet has started a new book-club podcast, and they honored me by picking my novel Walkaway as their second-ever title. (more…)
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An anonymous reader writes: Google Chrome engineers are considering adding a special browser permission that will thwart the rising trend of in-browser cryptocurrency miners. Discussions on the topic of in-browser miners have been going on the Chromium project's bug tracker...
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Martin Wimpress has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 17.10. The new version features a number of desktop changes, including a global menu bar placed at the top of the screen. The 17.10 release also features an improved Heads-Up Display (HUD) which makes it possible to...
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Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn) Sonos is finally girding itself for the smart speaker wars. With Amazon’s Echo line of speakers proving a surprise hit and the usage of digital assistants growing generally, wireless speaker pioneer Sonos has launched its first voice-enabled...
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The American prison system is home to one of the greatest market-failures in the history of telephony (which is saying something): a monopolistic system in which sole-supplier, hedge-fund owned telcoms operators charge as much as $14/minute for prisoners to talk with their...
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The third Star Wars: Battlefront game, and the first of EA’s reboot series, had its strengths. It was a gorgeous digital recreation of the Star Wars universe. The different levels of casual Battlefield-esque […] The post Hands On With Star Wars: Battlefront II’s...
    Geek - Oct 19, 06:00 PM
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 As any author will tell you, the way to become a better writer is to do it every single day. To help promote your daily writing habit, BlankPage provides a clean environment that tracks your progress over time. This app is currently being offered in the Boing Boing Store...
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When we last checked in on the state of Denuvo copy protection in PC games, the latest version of the best-in-class DRM provider had provided about a month's worth of usable piracy prevention for survival-horror title 2Dark. Fast forward to the current holiday season, and...
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Macs, iOS cheaper in long run – that means trouble Comment While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella trots the world plugging his book on “transformation”, some of the biggest enterprises in the world are “transforming” themselves... away from Microsoft.…
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UK companies are unprepared for potential cyber-attacks against their business, with major shortcomings in many areas of security, new research has said. A report released today by PwC found that a worrying amount of British firms only have adequate security protection in...
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Students at an elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi have elected to rename their institution in honor of the legitimately elected 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Via the Root: According to NBC News, the Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate...
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USB-C sells a dream of uniting every cable standard and protocol over a single cable, but so far the fairy tale hasn't stood up to cold reality. The post Is USB-C Chasing an Unachievable Goal? appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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Version 17.01.4 of the LEDE router distribution is available with a number of important fixes. 'While this release includes fixes for the bugs in the WPA Protocol disclosed earlier this week, these fixes do not fix the problem on the client-side. You still need to update all ...
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The European Commission has proposed that member states help each other break into encrypted devices by sharing expertise around the bloc. From a report: In an attempt to tackle the rise of citizens using encryption and its effects on solving crimes, the commission decided...
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Enlarge (credit: Flatiron School) In recent years, dozens of coding schools and boot camps have opened up, promising that they can teach students enough software programming that they can get a high-paying job in just a few months. Now one of the most prominent...
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Enlarge (credit: Google Fiber) Google Fiber has begun taking signups in Louisville, Kentucky, after a tumultuous process involving lawsuits filed against the local government by incumbent broadband providers. AT&T and Charter both sued the metro government in Louisville and ...
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The OpenOffice 4.1.4 release is finally available; see this article for some background on this release. The announcement is all bright and sunny, but a look at the August 16 Apache board minutes shows concern about the state of the project. Indeed, the OpenOffice project...
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US and China in the firing line Lenovo is laying off a little more than 1,000 employees with the majority of heads set to roll in the US and China.…
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Another extraordinary performance from the 'tech company' Comment Performance art company Magic Leap has astonished and wowed critics with its latest outing: a $500m funding round.…
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No one likes a grimy empire. Samsung’s new Star Wars limited-edition POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaners are now available to pre-order. Designed in collaboration with “super fans” as a tribute to 40 years […] The post Samsung Star Wars Vacuum Cleaners Are the Droids...
    Geek - Oct 19, 05:00 PM
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