Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID

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In the digital age, why are we still using social security numbers for identification?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/256934-post-equifax-hack-time-digital-universal-id?source=Computing

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Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites


Showtime Networks apparently has mined the websites of online viewers using the same Coinhive technology that The Pirate Bay recently used in a test run on its site. A subsidiary of CBS, Showtime is a premium television network that offers professional boxing, feature films, original scripted television shows like Ray Donovan and other programming. Showtime is one of several major cable networks to offer direct streaming subscriptions to viewers who prefer to watch online instead of using a cable or satellite service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84838.html?rss=1

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IBM z14 Mainframe CPUs to Use 14nm FinFET SOI Design

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IBM and GlobalFoundries are teaming up to build 14nm products using FinFETs and SOI. This is the first time we’ve seen both technologies deployed side-by-side on the same silicon.

The post IBM z14 Mainframe CPUs to Use 14nm FinFET SOI Design appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256302-globalfoundries-will-build-14nm-finfet-soi-for-ibms-z14-mainframe?source=Computing

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Tiny Keyboard Experiment: Living with the ‘Minivan’

I’ve been using this tiny 40% keyboard for a week to see how well I adapt (if at all).

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/255783-tiny-keyboard-experiment-living-minivan?source=Computing

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IT Convergence Trend Alters Approach to Federal Market


Federal agencies have begun using an emerging IT tool to manage the huge amount of data the U.S. government generates and stores. Federal IT managers recently have embraced the concept of convergence, which has been gaining traction in the private sector. Agencies also have indicated that the approach may be useful for other federal IT applications. Spurred by several rounds of IT reform directives from the U.S. Congress and the White House Office of Management and Budget, agencies have begun seeking innovative methods to improve data storage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84807.html?rss=1

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DHS vs. Kaspersky Lab: Why the US government is ditching the Russian software giant

The Department of Homeland Security’s decision to ban federal agencies and departments from using products from Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab comes as no surprise, say security experts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/14/dhs-vs-kaspersky-lab-why-us-government-is-ditching-russian-software-giant.html

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Microsoft, Facebook Unveil Open Standard for AI, Deep Learning Networks

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Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up, launching a new neural network standard. Models built using the ONNX standard will be able to move between various frameworks rather than being limited to a single solution.

The post Microsoft, Facebook Unveil Open Standard for AI, Deep Learning Networks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255297-facebook-microsoft-announce-new-open-standard-ai-deep-learning-networks?source=Computing

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3 insider tips to enjoying podcasts

More than a century after the radio was invented, people are still using it for news, entertainment and passing the time on long trips. I know this firsthand: I host a national talk show that’s broadcast on more than 400 top radio stations across the U.S. and on Armed Forces Radio internationally.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/03/3-insider-tips-to-enjoying-podcasts.html

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Intel Can Now Mesh Different Process Nodes on the Same Chip

Intel has released details on a new interconnect approach that it’s using for future FPGAs, and could make available in CPUs as well, if demand is significant.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254728-intel-discusses-new-emib-packaging-technology-can-mesh-different-process-nodes-package?source=Computing

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Build a portable computer on a USB stick

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It’s a PC that you can carry anywhere.

Using modern-day Linux distributions, you can set up a portable computer that will fit on a standard USB flash drive. You simply plug it into any other machine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/portable-computer-usb-stick?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Drones become newest crime-fighting tool for police

Some local police departments have started using drones for investigations, and others are eyeing them to help officers protect lives and catch offenders.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/drones-become-newest-crime-fighting-tool-for-police.html

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First photo of extension cord that killed teen who died taking a bath while using cellphone

A teen in New Mexico was electrocuted while using her cell phone that was charging through an extension cord in the bathtub, police said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/first-photo-extension-cord-that-killed-teen-who-died-taking-bath-while-using-cellphone.html

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Baby star’s ‘crying’ solves a stellar mystery

Astronomers using the powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have precisely measured the rotating fountains of gas flowing out from a massive newborn star , revealing the complex interplay between the star’s magnetism and centrifugal forces.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/20/baby-star-s-crying-solves-stellar-mystery.html

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