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Google Chrome Impacted By New Magellan 2.0 Vulnerabilities

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A new set of SQLite vulnerabilities can allow attackers to remotely run malicious code inside Google Chrome, the world's most popular web browser. The vulnerabilities, five, in total, are named "Magellan 2.0," and were disclosed today by the Tencent Blade security team. All apps that use an SQLite database are vulnerable to Magellan 2.0; however, the danger of "remote exploitation" is smaller than the one in Chrome, where a feature called the WebSQ...
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'My Business Card Runs Linux'

Computer engineer George Hilliard says he has built an electronic business card running Linux. From his blog post: It is a complete, minimal ARM computer running my customized Linux firmware built with Buildroot. It has a USB port in the corner. If you plug it into a computer, it boots in about 6 seconds and shows up over USB as a flash drive and a virtual serial port that you can use to log into the card's shell. The flash drive has a README file, a copy of my resume, and some of my photography...
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Mike Bloomberg Is Plowing Millions of Dollars Into a Secretive Tech Firm Called Hawkfish

As a way to help his 2020 presidential bid, presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is pouring tens of millions of dollars into an unknown digital business called Hawkfish -- which Bloomberg himself founded during the spring. CNBC reports: Hawkfish will be the "primary digital agency and technology services provider for the campaign," Julie Wood, a Bloomberg campaign spokeswoman, told CNBC. She added that the firm "is now providing digital ad services, including content creation, ad placement and ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Tech, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Cnbc, Trump, Jeff Glueck, Mike Bloomberg, Gary Briggs, Julie Wood, Hawkfish, Accurint CNBC


Bushfires Release Over Half Australia's Annual Carbon Emissions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The unprecedented bushfires devastating swathes of Australia have already pumped out more than half of the country's annual carbon dioxide emissions in another setback to the fight against climate change. Fires blighting New South Wales and Queensland have emitted a combined 306 million tons of carbon dioxide since Aug. 1, which is more than half of Australia's total greenhouse gas footprint last year, according to Niels Andela, an assistant re...
Tags: Maryland, Australia, Tech, Bloomberg, European Union, Nasa, Queensland, New South Wales, Goddard Space Flight Center, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, Niels Andela, Mark Parrington


MIT Reveals First Ever Laser Ultrasound Pictures of a Human Body

Researchers from MIT have revealed the very first images of a human generated through a novel laser ultrasound imaging technique. Unlike conventional ultrasound, the new technique does not require any skin contact with the body, dramatically amplifying the range of uses for doctors in clinical environments. New Atlas reports: A new non-contact ultrasound method involving lasers has now been effectively demonstrated by a team of researchers from MIT. The challenge in developing the new method has...
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ChromePass 1.47

Password recovery tool for Google Chrome.
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Net-Google-Drive-Simple-0.15

Simple modification of Google Drive dataChanges for 0.15 - 2019/12/24Introduce Google::Drive::Simple::Item to speedup objects and provide additional helpers 'is_folder' and 'is_file' Adjust synopsis Replace Travis CI by GitHub actions Add some basic unit tests
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New York Governor Promises Net Neutrality Legislation In 2020

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a state net neutrality law as part of his 2020 legislative agenda, joining states like California in proposing a law to ensure his state's internet users have access to a free and open internet. CNET reports: Cuomo's plan comes two years after the Federal Communications Commission repealed Obama-era net neutrality protections, which ensured that broadband companies couldn't block or slow down access to the internet or favor their own content o...
Tags: New York, Obama, California, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Andrew Cuomo, Cnet, Cuomo


Samsung says Galaxy Tab S6 5G launch is ‘coming soon’

It looks like Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy Tab S6 with 5G, the first tablet available with the advanced wireless network.
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Samsung says its Galaxy Tab S6 5G launch is ‘coming soon’

It looks like Samsung is preparing for the release of its Galaxy Tab S6 with 5G, the first tablet that will be available with the new advanced wireless networking technology.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Samsung, Trends, 5g, Samsung Galaxy S6 Tab


Travis Kalanick Severs All Ties With Uber, Departing Board and Selling All His Shares

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will step down from the board, effective Dec. 31, and a spokesperson said Tuesday he has sold all of his stock in the ride-hailing company he co-founded 10 years ago. It's unclear how much Kalanick's total stake is worth, but the latest public filings show it's about $2.5 billion. In a statement Tuesday, Uber said Kalanick, 43, is leaving to "focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors." Kalanick is launchin...
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Indigo Canada Boxing Day Sale Starts Now: $40 off Kobo Clara HD + Up to 70% off Pillows & Throws + Much More

Boxing Day has begun at Indigo Canada! Shop online and you will save up to 50% off during Indigo’s Boxing Week Sale. Here are the deals: Up to 70% off Select Pillows & Throws (ends Jan 1) 50% off Reading Socks (ends Jan 1) Up to 60% off Cold Weather (ends Jan 1) Up to 50% off Entertaining (ends Jan 1) Up to 40% off select Mugs & Tea Gifts(ends Jan 1) Up to 70% off Select Paper(ends Jan 1) Up to 70% off Stocking Stuffers(ends Jan 1) Indigo Boxing Week Sale Up to 50% Off (ends Jan 1) Soldes d’ap...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Canada, Kano, Indigo, Dre, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Discount Coupons Canada, Indigo Canada, Indigo Canada Shop, Kobo Clara


Pyka and its autonomous, electric crop-spraying drone land $11M seed round

Modern agriculture involves fields of mind-boggling size, and spraying them efficiently is a serious operational challenge. Pyka is taking on the largely human-powered spray business with an autonomous winged craft and, crucially, regulatory approval. Just as we’ve seen with DroneSeed, this type of flying is risky for pilots, who must fly very close to the ground and other obstacles, yet also highly susceptible to automation; That’s because it involves lots of repetitive flight patterns that mus...
Tags: Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Farming, Agriculture, Robotics, Morgan Stanley, Aerospace, Agtech, Nathan White, Pyka, Autonomous Aircraft, Piper Cub Of, Pyka s Egret, Michael Norcia Chuma Ogunwole Kyle Moore


Scientists Store Data in Synthetic DNA Embedded in a Plastic Bunny

A new method for preserving genetically encoded data into common manufacturing materials is reported. From a report: The future of digital memory may be inside a small plastic bunny that contains 3-D printing instructions for replicating itself stored in artificial DNA, said scientists Monday, who announced a method for mixing genetically encoded data into common manufacturing materials. The scientists sealed the DNA data inside thousands of microscopic glass beads that protected the information...
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Why the Wikimedia Foundation Has Not Signed on To the Contract for the Web

In November 2019, Tim Berners-Lee and the Web Foundation launched the Contract for the Web, a set of rules designed to address the challenges facing digital communication and participation -- from threats to online privacy and security to connectivity and digital inclusion. The multi-stakeholder effort outlines nine principles for governments, companies and citizens designed to safeguard the future of the Web. The Wikimedia Foundation has not yet signed on to the Contract and it has offered an e...
Tags: Tech, Wikimedia, Tim Berners Lee, Wikimedia Foundation, Web Foundation, CORE Group, Working Group on Principle


TikTok Owner ByteDance Denies That It's Planning to Sell Majority Stake Amid Espionage Concerns

A Bloomberg report on Monday evening said that ByteDance is considering selling off a majority stake in its incredibly popular and fantastically annoying music app, TikTok, amid intensifying U.S. government concerns that the China-based company is a security and espionage threat. However, the firm has denied the reportRead more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Espionage, CFIUS, Tiktok, Committee On Foreign Investment In The US


Daily Crunch: Travis Kalanick is leaving Uber’s board

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s board of directors Uber founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick will officially resign from the board as of December 31, to “focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors,” according to a company press release. Kalanick, who was forced out...
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Alarms do sound when your iPhone is on Do Not Disturb mode, as long as your alarm is set up properly — here's how to make sure

Alarms do sound when your iPhone is on Do Not Disturb, as long as you've set up the alarm with a proper ringtone setting at the right time. Your iPhone alarms should always ring, regardless of whether you're in Do Not Disturb mode, or even Silent mode. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone is a godsend for anyone who wants to eliminate the mundane chatter caused by your phone — notifications, group text messages, and so on.  But many iPho...
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Ask Slashdot: Will Future TVs Be Able To DeepFake Actor Faces In Realtime?

dryriver writes: We've all seen the DeepFake videos on Youtube, where a different actor's face from the original is digitally inserted into a film scene. Some of these DeepFakes are actually quite convincing. DeepFakes are currently computationally intensive, but may one day happen in realtime on hardware custom made to accelerate the process. Now to the question: Will this "digital face swapping" be a realtime feature in future TVs some day? Will people be able to say to their TV "I don't like ...
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Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age

His invention brought digital technology to a new breed of consumer devices and powered early Apple and Commodore computers.
Tags: Apple, News, Apple Inc, Computers and the Internet, Computer Chips, Deaths (Obituaries, Commodore International Ltd, Peddle, Chuck (1937-2019, MOS Technology


Chinese Criminal Gangs Spreading African Swine Fever To Force Farmers To Sell Pigs Cheaply So They Can Profit

Chinese criminals have been exploiting the country's African swine fever crisis by intentionally spreading the disease to force farmers to sell their pigs for a low price before smuggling the meat and selling it on as healthy stock, state media has reported. From a report: Sometimes the gangs spread rumours about the virus, which is fatal to pigs, but in more extreme cases they are using drones to drop infected items into farms, according to an investigation by the magazine China Comment, which ...
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Data mining, artificial intelligence, and angels of death

Google is universally well known as a search and advertising company. Now Google is tapping into the $3.5 trillion health care market. To compete with the Apple Watch, Google acquired Fitbit, the wearable exercise, heart rate and sleep tracking device. Data is king. Voluntarily worn fitness tracking devices are one thing, but Google has entered […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Bitwig Studio just added a free vocoder, because Xmas

Blah blah, more holiday greetings, oh and — yay, some software asking for an update. But lo, a miracle – this one is just there to give you a free vocoder. Yes, I have to admit at first I was annoyed by a YouTube video that was just telling me “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” (Feiertage is the somewhat neutral German term if you want the holiday, right? Not to start a War on Christmas or anything.) And I also swatted at the update notification when I launched Bitwig Studio, swapping as...
Tags: Music, Free, Berlin, Tech, Software, Stories, Bitwig, Bitwig Studio, Plug-ins, Music Tech, Processing, Formant, Vocoder


How to turn off auto-playing videos on any iPhone running iOS 11 or later, in 2 simple ways

You can turn off auto-playing videos in the Accessibility section of the Settings app on an iPhone that's running iOS 13. Turning off auto-play will make it so native Apple apps can't autoplay video anymore. If your iPhone is running an earlier iOS version, such as iOS 11 or iOS 12, you can only disable auto-playing videos in iTunes and the App Store. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Many apps and services allow videos to auto-play on the iPhone. This feature is sometimes c...
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The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the 2010s include the first image of a black hole, an exoplanet with water, and a hidden continent

Astronomers, anthropologists, geologists, and many other scientists have made mind-boggling breakthroughs in the last 10 years. Some highlights include work that produced the first image of a black hole, traced what happened to the Neanderthals, and discovered potentially habitable planets outside our solar system. These are 41 of the biggest scientific accomplishments of the decade. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  In the last decade, scientists around the world pulled of...
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Chinese company ByteDance denies reports that it's considering selling stake in TikTok as the company looks to repair its image in the US

ByteDance is rumored to be considering selling off TikTok stake, but the company told Reuters and confirmed to Business Insider that it had no plans to sell. TikTok is a short-form video app especially popular among Gen Z, and it has amassed 1.5 billion downloads. US lawmakers have expressed concern over possible national security issues, and TikTok has faced accusations of censorship at the request of the Chinese government. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  ByteDance reje...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Navy, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Marco Rubio, Guardian, US Senate, Silicon Valley, Trump, Reuters, Tiananmen Square, Tom Cotton


This little-known Android phone is one of the most exciting smartphones of 2019 — and it costs only $500

The Asus Zenfone 6 stands out for its borderless screen and a flip camera that can swivel to take shots from multiple angles. At $500, the price is also a standout in an era when $1,000 has become the norm for a new smartphone. But that doesn't mean it's for everyone. The phone's signature feature can also detract from its appeal in some ways. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This year has marked a significant milestone for the smartphone industry. We've seen market leaders...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Asus, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Samsung, Zenfone, Amazon Here, Asus Zenfone, Huawei Xiaomi


This little-known Android phone is one of the most exciting smartphones of 2019 — and it only costs $500

The Asus Zenfone 6 stands out for its borderless screen and a flip camera that can swivel to take shots from multiple angles. At $500, the price is also a standout, in an era when around $1,000 has become the norm for a new smartphone. But that doesn't mean it's for everyone. The phone's signature feature can also detract from its appeal in some ways. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  This year has marked a significant milestone for the smartphone industry. We've seen marke...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Asus, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Samsung, Zenfone, Amazon Here, Asus Zenfone, Huawei Xiaomi, Samsung Galaxy Fold Huawei


Baltimore Police Back Pilot Program for Surveillance Planes, Reviving Controversial Program

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said Friday he now supports a pilot program to fly three private surveillance planes over the city, reviving a controversial effort that had been shelved since it was revealed to have been used secretly three years ago. From a report: Harrison, who as recently as two months ago said he was skeptical of the planes, said the trial run will commence in May, funded by philanthropic dollars. Baltimore will become the first city in the country to use the ...
Tags: Tech, Baltimore, Baltimore Police, Harrison, Michael Harrison, Greater Baltimore Committee


Why Your Brain Needs Exercise

Answering this question requires that we rethink our views of exercise. From a report: People often consider walking and running to be activities that the body is able to perform on autopilot. But research carried out over the past decade by us and others would indicate that this folk wisdom is wrong. Instead exercise seems to be as much a cognitive activity as a physical one. In fact, this link between physical activity and brain health may trace back millions of years to the origin of hallmark...
Tags: Tech, Salk, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, BDNF, La Jolla Calif, Fred Gage, Henriette Van Praag



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