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Tuesday March 19, 2019. 10:50 AM
This month, Verizon announced its intention to increase its use of edge computing technology, having tested edge functions in its 5G network in Houston resulting in massively decreased network latency. This move is another example of how new technologies will enable and...
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Monday March 18, 2019. 07:04 PM
GNOME is the best overall desktop environment, and deepin is the most beautiful Linux distribution, but there are many other options out there. That's one of the things that makes Linux distributions so much better than Windows 10 -- you can choose from various user...
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MySpace -- that forerunner of the social networking phenomenon -- appears to have had a bit of an accident. In the process of migrating servers, it seems that the site has managed to lose 12 years' worth of uploaded music and other data. The slip up means that photos, videos ...
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There is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals and coupled with the exponential growth in web applications used within businesses and by consumers around the world, there's a growing risk of flaws being exploited. To combat this problem penetration testing specialist...
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Writers and journalists all over the world have expected a reasonably high degree of job security, even as robots and automation swallow up other occupations and industries whole. Could all of this be about to change, thanks to robo-journalists? There's a Swiss-based company ...
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Apple’s online store partially closed down earlier today, suggesting new products were about to be released, even though no one was really expecting anything, given there’s a big Apple event happening next week. It turns out that Apple does indeed have new hardware to...
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It is now just a couple of weeks until Google+ closes down forever. While few will mourn its passing, there is still a lot of content on Google's social site that is worth preserving. Maybe. Google+ users have the option of downloading their own data for posterity, but the...
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Sunday March 17, 2019. 06:20 PM
Are you part Irish? Do you know? I bit the bullet recently and had the DNA test done. There were no shocks, I’m of Irish, Scottish, English and Welsh descent. I knew this, but a bit more data always helps. The test I used came from Ancestry.com and was fairly simple. I...
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There are many Linux distributions in the wild nowadays, but none are more beautiful than deepin. Even though I don't use the operating system regularly (I prefer Fedora and GNOME), I recognize deepin's beauty as second to none. Some people refuse to use the distro because...
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Towards the end of last month, security researchers revealed details of a critical bug in that stalwart of the compression world, WinRAR. The bug is many years old and although it relates to the rarely-used ACE format and has since been patched, it has been discovered...
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The battle between Apple and Spotify continues, with the streaming music company labelling the iPhone-maker a 'monopolist'. The spat started when Spotify filed a complaint against Apple, saying that the company is stifling competition and limiting user choice with rules it...
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Saturday March 16, 2019. 11:20 AM
If you attempt to visit a bad site in Firefox or Chrome, your browser will often warn you, so you can decide whether or not to take the risk and continue to your destination. Microsoft has joined the fight to prevent users unwittingly visiting bad sites by creating new...
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As we enter the final stretch for the next big feature update of Windows 10, Microsoft is rolling out new builds for Insiders to test at a much faster rate. The latest new flight, the second of the week, is Build 18358, and as you’d expect the focus now is on fixing bugs...
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Friday March 15, 2019. 06:59 PM
Poor Microsoft. The company tries hard with Xbox One, but Sony's PlayStation 4 consistently outsells it in both USA and Japan. Why is this? Probably because PS4 mostly focuses on gaming, while Microsoft tries to push Xbox One as an entertainment device. Yeah, PS4 is a media...
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Microsoft has doubled the number of people that can take part in Skype group video calls. For beta testers involved in the Skype Insider Preview, the upper limit increases from 25 to 50. While this may not be something that the average home user will be particularly...
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The financial impact of a data breach continues to climb for businesses. IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study placed the average total cost of a data breach at $3.86 million, an increase of more than six percent compared to 2017. Every stolen or lost record costs a...
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Following on from yesterday's story about eCommerce site Gearbest leaking customer data the company has issued an official response to ethical hacker Noam Rotem’s report. It says that its own servers are secure but that, 'external tools we use to temporarily store data'...
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Around 20 percent of Americans suffer from security fatigue and don’t trust anyone to protect their personal data according to a new study. The research from hardware security company nCipher Security reveals that many people want more control over their personal data...
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Three-hundred-and-twenty-six in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days. Windows 10 is now installed on more than 800 million devices, according to Microsoft. As...
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The Zippyshare file hosting service is currently blocked for users in the UK. Anyone visiting the site will be presented with a '403: Forbidden' message when they try to access the site. Users on a number of ISP forums are asking whether this is due to some blocking action...
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