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Millions of Routers, IoT Devices at Risk from New Open-Source Malware

Newly surfaced malware that is difficult to detect and written in Google’s open-source programming language has the potential to exploit millions of routers and IoT devices, researchers have found.
Tags: Google, Linux


DJI Mavic 3 Review: A return to flagship territory

Call it a long time coming, but a new king has been crowned in the drone world with the DJI Mavic 3.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Drone, Drones, Dji, DJI Mavic 3, Mavic 3


FBI Website Exploit Leads To Spam-Blast 'From' FBI.gov

Long-time Slashdot reader davidwr brings news of "an exploit in the FBI's Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal web site that would let anyone send an email to any arbitrary recipient..." Security researcher Brian Krebs reports: Late in the evening of November 12 ET, tens of thousands of emails began flooding out from the FBI address [email protected], warning about fake cyberattacks. Around that time, KrebsOnSecurity received an email from the same email address. "Hi its pompompurin," read the me...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Brian Krebs, Criminal Justice Information Services, Pompompurin, Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal, CJIS, Department of Justice CJIS, KrebsOnSecurity Pompompurin


How Should Facebook Be Fixed?

The technology site Recode interviewed 12 "leading thinkers and leaders on Facebook today," including the Senator pushing tech-industry updates for U.S. antitrust law, an early researcher on viral misinformation, and a now-critical former Facebook executive. "[M]ost believe that Facebook can be fixed, or at least that some of its issues are possible to improve..." Their ideas are wide-ranging, with some more ambitious and unexpected than others. But common themes emerge in many of their answers...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Harvard, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Ftc, Recode, Instagram WhatsApp Messenger


US Government Discourages Intel's Plans to Ease Chip Shortage By Expanding in China

"Intel's plan to ease the ongoing chip shortage by increasing production in China has reportedly been opposed by the Biden administration," writes PC Magazine, "over concerns about the potential security impact." Bloomberg reports that Intel wanted to manufacture silicon wafers in a factory located in Chengdu, China by the end of 2022. When the company recently shared details of this plan with the U.S. government, however, "Biden administration officials strongly discouraged the move." The repor...
Tags: Apple, Europe, White House, China, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Intel, Beijing, Biden, Trump, Jake Sullivan, Chengdu China, PC Magazine


196 Nations Agree to New Climate Change Deal At COP26 Summit

The BBC is hailing "the first ever climate deal to explicitly plan to reduce coal, the worst fossil fuel for greenhouse gases." But they also report that developing nations "were unhappy about the lack of progress on what's known as 'loss and damage', the idea that richer countries should compensate poorer ones for climate change effects they can't adapt to." And the Guardian reports that "In relative terms, the agreements and deals made by the 196 nations in Glasgow nudged the world a little ...
Tags: India, Tech, Bbc, Glasgow


Penpot, the Vector Design Web-app Taking On Figma and Canva With FOSS, Hits Beta

"It's Open Source. It's free," says a web page at Penpot.app. Slashdot reader kxra writes: Penpot is a free-software, web-based vector design platform using .svg as a first-class filetype used as the underlying storage for all designs. As more design teams around the world move to the convenience of multi-device synchronized and collaborative web apps, this is a welcome respite from proprietary vendor lock-in by the likes of Figma and Canva. Penpot has finally launched as Beta, with competi...
Tags: Tech, Figma, Penpot, Canva Penpot


US Premier League Rights poll: Who do you want to win?

The bidding war for the US rights to the Premier League continues to take more twists and turns. Originally, the deadline for broadcasters to submit bids during the auction was Monday, November 8. A decision was expected to be reached on Thursday, November 11. But the Premier League has now decided that the bidding will go to a second round. The new deadline is Thursday, November 18. A final decision will be announced shortly thereafter. While the final decision is not up to us, we offer a poll...
Tags: Google, US, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Cbs, Espn, National Hockey League, Nbc Sports, Don, Sports Business Journal, Leagues: EPL, Disney Sports, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, Warner Bros Discovery


Austria Expected to Impose Lockdown Only On the Unvaccinated

"Austria is expected to impose lockdown restrictions on millions of unvaccinated people in the coming days," reports CNBC: Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told a press conference Friday that his government wanted to give the "green light" to such measures by Sunday, Austria Press Agency reported. Lawmakers will meet over the weekend to discuss the move, according to the news agency. The chancellor rejected the notion of a nationwide lockdown being applied to all of Austria's citizens, telli...
Tags: Tech, Austria, Associated Press, Latvia, Cnbc, Reuters, COVID, Alexander Schallenberg, Schallenberg, Sunday Austria Press Agency


US Rollout of 5G Frequencies Delayed Over Aviation Safety Concerns. Are They Warranted?

Because of a "surprising and sudden request" from America's Federal Aviation Administration that's "based on unverified potential radio interference, a highly anticipated increase in 5G speeds and availability just got put on hold," writes the president/chief analyst of market research/consulting firm TECHnalysis. But in an opinion piece for USA Today, he asks if the concern is actually warranted? [A]s soon as you start to dig into the details, the concerns quickly seem less practical and more ...
Tags: US, America, Tech, Usa Today, Faa, Qualcomm, Federal Aviation Administration, CTIA


Will Microsoft Beat Facebook to the Metaverse?

"When comparing Meta — formerly Facebook — and Microsoft's approaches to the metaverse, it's clear Microsoft has a much more grounded and realistic vision," argues an analyst at data analytics/consultancy company GlobalData: Meta is set to grab a large portion of the $51 billion revenues from VR that GlobalData expects will be generated by 2030. Facebook led the consumer VR headsets market in 2020 and registered 255 VR-related patents between 2016 and 2020. And, as Meta, the company also plans...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Meta, GlobalData, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Beat Facebook, GlobalData s Social Media Thematic Scorecard Meta


Los Angeles wants to ban iBuying

Amid an ongoing housing shortage and rapid price appreciation, Los Angeles city lawmakers are now searching for ways to thwart iBuyers in their city.
Tags: Technology, California, La, Los Angeles, Regulations, Regulation, Radio, Zillow, Redfin, Industry News, Phoenix, Housing Shortage, Select, Opendoor, Nury Martinez, iBuyer


Best Apple deals and sales for November 2021

Apple fans know how fleeting deals can be, but we've rounded up some great Apple deals for you right here.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Computing


Hip-Hop Artist Berner on Collaborating With DMX, Future, Bob Weir and … the Late John Gotti?

San Francisco native rapper Berner has been making his way through self-produced hardcore hip-hop since 2006, with the release of his first mixtape, “Dirty Sneakers … Plenty Ways to Get It,” and debut album “Weekend at Bernie’s.” Since then, along with opening a successful cannabis company and store, Cookies, that produces everything from bold weed […]
Tags: News, Future, San Francisco, Bernie, Bob Weir, Berner, John Gotti, John Gotti Jr


U.S. States File Updated Antitrust Complaint Against Alphabet's Google

By Chris PrenticeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. states led by Texas have filed an amended complaint against Alphabet Inc's Google accusing...
Tags: Google, Texas, Chris, Reuters, Alphabet Inc


Last Year's Texas Power Outage Will Now Cost Natural Gas Customers $3.4 Billion

"Texans will be paying for the effects of last February's cold snap for decades to come," reports Ars Technica, "as the state's oil and gas regulator approved a plan for natural gas utilities to recover $3.4 billion in debt they incurred during the storm. "The regulator, the Railroad Commission, is allowing utilities to issue bonds to cover the debt. As a result, ratepayers could see an increase in their bills for the next 30 years." During the winter storm, natural gas prices spiked as cold t...
Tags: Texas, Minnesota, Tech, Ars Technica, Texas Department of State Health Services, Railroad Commission, Minnesota Public Utility Commission, Katie Sieben


ASUS ROG Strix 15 G533Z Gaming Laptop Will Feature AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU

A report by MyLaptopGuide reveals that ASUS’s next-gen gaming laptop, G533Z, has just hit the FCC certification. The upcoming laptop will reportedly feature AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU. The post ASUS ROG Strix 15 G533Z Gaming Laptop Will Feature AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Fcc, Asus, All News, Hardware News, ROG, Amd, Gaming Laptop, RYZEN, AMD Ryzen, ROG Strix 15 G533Z, MyLaptopGuide


Crypto Miners Are Now Focusing On CPU Mining

Raptoreum crypto CPU mining may prove to be a threat to AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 6000 series due to it favoring large L3 caches in the processors. The post Crypto Miners Are Now Focusing On CPU Mining appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, All News, Hardware News, Amd, Crypto-Currency, RYZEN, Crypto-Mining, CPU Mining, Raptoreum


Rockstar Pulls 'Grand Theft Auto: Definitive Edition' After Unintentionally Including Files

Shortly after Thursday's release of Grand Theft Auto: The Definitive Edition, the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC went down, leaving most Rockstar titles unplayable, reports PC Gamer. They also identified possible issues explaining why: Firstly, the Trilogy has shipped with internal developer comments visible on the code, such as... "This shit doesn't work the way they wrote it below so we'll just show the text and place the blip at the beginning of the mission...." Coders leaving funny commen...
Tags: Tech, San Andreas, Ogg Vorbis


SK Hynix Introduces Its 24GB HBM3 6.4 Gbps Memory At OCP Summit

HBM3 has developed it as the next-gen memory for high-performance computing products like GPUs and possibly CPUs. The post SK Hynix Introduces Its 24GB HBM3 6.4 Gbps Memory At OCP Summit appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, Hardware, Memory, All News, Hardware News, SK Hynix, OCP


Vizio's Profit On Ads, Subscriptions, and Data Is Double The Money It Makes Selling TVs

The TV maker released its latest earnings report on Tuesday and revealed that over the last three months, its Platform Plus segment that includes advertising and viewer data had a gross profit of $57.3 million. That's more than twice the amount of profit it made selling devices like TVs, which was $25.6 million, despite those device sales pulling in considerably more revenue. The Verge reports: When Vizio filed to go public, it described the difference between the two divisions. While Devices is...
Tags: Tech, Vizio, William Wang


Top Stories: Tim Cook on Sideloading, iOS 15.2 Features, Apple Silicon Roadmap, and More

Apple is continuing to work on its next set of operating system updates, and the new beta of iOS 15.2 seeded to developers and public beta testers this week includes a number of tweaks and improvements. Tim Cook also spoke at this week's DealBook online summit, addressing some of the recent controversy about whether Apple should be required to allow "sideloading" of apps from outside the App Store, among other topics. Beyond those two stories, this week saw popular stories on a variety of top...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Cook, Featured, Top Stories, Tim Cook, MacBook Air, App Store, Rogers, Max, Ma, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Wayne Ma, MacRumors Newsletter Each


Chemists Discover New Way To Harness Energy From Ammonia

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Phys.Org: A research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified a new way to convert ammonia to nitrogen gas through a process that could be a step toward ammonia replacing carbon-based fuels. The discovery of this technique, which uses a metal catalyst and releases -- rather than requires -- energy, was reported Nov. 8 in Nature Chemistry and has received a provisional patent from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The scientists were ex...
Tags: Tech, Berry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Nature Chemistry, Lester McNall Professor of Chemistry


Best Black Friday Laptop Deals 2021: Cheapest prices today

Looking to buy a new laptop? We've rounded up all the Black Friday laptop deals happening now.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Computing, Laptop, Laptop Deals, Computing Deals, Black Friday 2021


Three reasons Apple’s anti-sideloading rant misses the point

Apple Craig Federighi tackled sideloading at this week's Web Summit 2021 with a misleading rant. Here are three reasons he's wrong.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Security, Mobile, Trends, App Store, Craig Federighi, Sideloading


'Microsteps' are the secret to keeping up with your busy morning routine - here's how they work

Starting with a morning routine that you care less about can lead to positive changes and will help build new habits. MoMo Productions/Getty Images For morning routines to be successful, they have to be consistent. The best way to add change to your routine is to do so slowly and progressively. Removing the pressure to have a perfect routine can also help healthy habits adapt naturally. I recently wrote an article about Google CEO Sundar Pichai's morning routine. For dévotées of AM ri...
Tags: Google, Arianna Huffington, Habits, Trends, Strategy, Atlantic, Exercise, Duke, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Pichai, Nordic, Contributor, Inc.com, Daily Routine, Morning Routines


Sam Bankman-Fried discussed the best blockchains for mass crypto adoption, the rise of NFTs, his donations to charity, as well as his biggest regret so far in a recent interview. Here are the 11 best quotes.

Sam Bankman-Fried co-founded the crypto exchange FTX in 2019. FTX FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried discussed why he thinks solana is superior to ethereum in a recent interview. He talked about how institutional investors may still be years away from widely adopting crypto. And he talked about what steps his company takes to make sure newcomers to crypto don't think FTX is a scam. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, w...
Tags: Google, Trends, Yahoo Finance, Solana, FTX, Sam Bankman, Opening Bell Crypto, Sam Bankman Fried, Bankman Fried, Camomile Shumba


Apple-1 Computer Fetches $400,000 At US Auction

The Apple-1, one of Apple's first computers, fetched $400,000 at auction in the U.S. earlier this week. Slashdot reader schwit1 first shared the news with us. The BBC reports: The rare Hawaiian koa wood-cased Apple-1 -- still functioning -- is one of only 200 made and sold in kit form. The computer has only had two owners, a college professor and his student to whom he sold the machine for $650, said John Moran Auctioneers in California. The sale included user manuals and Apple software on two c...
Tags: Apple, New York, California, US, Tech, Bbc, Slashdot, Wozniak, Bonhams, John Moran


Apple Watch Series 7 just got a price cut at Amazon for Black Friday

Today Amazon is offering a $10 discount on the green Apple Watch Series 7, marking it down to $390 for an early Black Friday deal.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Wearables, Wearable, Trends, Today Amazon, Apple deals, Amazon for Black, Apple Watch deals, Amazon 2021, Wearables Deals, Black Friday 2021, Apple Watch Series 7


First Look: You Can Now Run Android 12 on Your Raspberry Pi 4 Computer

Even if your smartphone doesn’t run Android 12 yet, you can now use Google’s latest mobile operating system on a Raspberry Pi 4, 400 or CM4 computer. Here’s my first look!
Tags: Google, Linux



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