Apple admits to major security flaws

Technology giant Apple has confirmed all iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, and even its Apple TV set-top box had been vulnerable to snooping by hackers as part of two widespread computer chip flaws revealed this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/apple-admits-to-major-security-flaws.html

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MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug makes hacking it easy

Mac computers with High Sierra installed (MacOS 10.13.1 or higher) have a serious bug that can let anyone gain root access to the system without a password.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/29/macos-high-sierra-root-bug-makes-hacking-it-easy.html

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Microsoft Office Apps Come to All Chromebooks

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Google’s Chrome OS-based computers debuted in 2011 with a very limited feature set, but they’ve exploded in popularity as functionality improved. There are still a few pain points for those who want to move over to Chromebooks (See on Amazon). For example, a lack of Microsoft Office apps on many devices. That’s not a problem anymore,…

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259535-microsoft-office-apps-come-chromebooks?source=Computing

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Microsoft is crafting a quantum computing language

Microsoft has developed a brand new programming language designed to run on quantum computers and their simulations, considering it a major step towards a future of quantum computing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/microsoft-is-crafting-quantum-computing-language.html

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NASA computers, tapes from Apollo era discovered in basement of late engineer

Two Apollo-era computers and more than 350 tape reels have been recovered from a deceased engineer’s basement, according to NASA. The computers are two big to be moved manually, and the tapes likely have little historical significance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/nasa-computers-tapes-from-apollo-era-discovered-in-basement-late-engineer.html

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WannaCry virus inadvertenly helps Australian drivers avoid speeding tickets

Despite taking down more than 300,000 computers around the world in over 150 countries, affecting countless organizations, the WannaCry ransomware may have helped some unwitting Australian motorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/wannacry-virus-inadvertenly-helps-australian-drivers-avoid-speeding-tickets.html

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This new technology can help predict if you're going to die

New research has indicated that “future” predicting computers could be coming to hospitals in the near future. Researchers are hoping that the technology could be used to predict serious illnesses and medical conditions such as heart attacks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/this-new-technology-can-help-predict-if-youre-going-to-die.html

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence will beat humans at 'everything' by 2030

The performance of humans’ puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/elon-musk-says-artificial-intelligence-will-beat-humans-at-everything-by-2030.html

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iOS 11 will bring drag and drop to the iPhone, too

When Apple spent north of two hours dissecting all the awesome new stuff on the way for its computers and mobile devices, it split the iOS 11 segment into two parts — one for iPhone and another for iPad.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/ios-11-will-bring-drag-and-drop-to-iphone-too.html

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What is WannaCry ransomware?

The ransomware cyberattack known as WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of computers globally on Friday, but the malware was first detected in March and reported stolen from the United States National Security Agency a month later.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/what-is-wannacry-ransomware.html

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Ransomware: What is it?

The global “ransomware” cyberattack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and other companies and government agencies worldwide in what may be the largest online extortion scheme ever.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/ransomware-what-is-it.html

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Samsung Poised to Overtake Intel as World’s Largest Chip Maker

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Samsung makes and sells a phenomenal number of phones, computers, and other electronics. However, many devices that don’t bear the Samsung brand still have parts manufactured by Samsung in them.

The post Samsung Poised to Overtake Intel as World’s Largest Chip Maker appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/248709-samsung-poised-overtake-intel-worlds-largest-chip-maker?source=computing

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Atari 8-bit fans: this is your next read

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Atari 8-bit computers are the first machines that truly bridged the divide between video game players and home computer enthusiasts. Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation is the first book to cover what made Atari’s groundbreaking computer line great.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/246205-breakout-how-atari-8-bit-computers-defined-generation-800-400-xl-xe?source=Computing

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The FBI is now probing FDIC hacks allegedly carried out by the Chinese military

The FBI is investigating how hackers managed to make their way into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Unfortunately, this isn’t a new case — it’s been going on since at least 2010.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/27/fbi-is-now-probing-fdic-hacks-allegedly-carried-out-by-chinese-military.html

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in a virtual standoff

For decades, we have seen people talk to computers in science fiction movies. Dave spoke to HAL. Michael Knight was assisted by KITT. Captain Picard directed “Computer.” The computers were smart and personable, and they (usually) did what they were told.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/24/amazon-echo-vs-google-home-in-virtual-standoff.html

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How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing

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Neuromorphic computers will change what computers can do and, perhaps more importantly, where they can do it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236362-how-ibms-neuromorphic-brain-chips-will-begin-the-next-era-in-computing?source=Computing

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