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Microsoft Announces Secured-core PCs To Counter Firmware Attacks

Microsoft today announced a new initiative to combat threats specifically targeted at the firmware level and data stored in memory: Secured-core PCs.

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Equifax Used 'admin' as Username and Password for Sensitive Data: Lawsuit

AndrewFlagg writes: When it comes to using strong username and passwords for administrative purposes let alone customer facing portals, Equifax appears to have dropped the ball.

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Colorado Drops Its T-Mobile-Sprint Lawsuit After Dish Agrees To House Headquarters In the State

In the latest swirl of T-Mobile-Sprint merger drama, Colorado is exiting a lawsuit challenging the deal after Dish Network agreed to house its new wireless headquarters in the state.

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Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor By 2027

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: To transition the United States from fossil fuels to green energy, [Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang] wants the government to invest $50 bi

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Google Says a Fix For Pixel 4 Face Unlock Is 'Months' Away

The Pixel 4 is shipping with a face-unlock security issue that's not expected to get fixed for quite some time.

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Disney+ Does Not Work On Linux Devices

If you plan on streaming content from the new Disney+ streaming service on Linux devices, you'll likely be greeted with Error Code 83.

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UK Man Invents Aluminum-Air Battery In His Garage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CleanTechncia: UK engineer and former Royal Navy officer Trevor Jackson began experimenting with aluminum air batteries at his workshop in the Cornish town of

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New Facebook Features Fight Election Lies Everywhere But Ads

Heaven forbid a political candidate's Facebook account gets hacked. They might spread disinformation ... like they're already allowed to do in Facebook ads ...

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New Gene Editing Tool Could Fix Most Harmful DNA Mutations

Scientists have raised fresh hopes for treating people with genetic disorders by inventing a powerful new molecular tool that, in principle, can correct the vast majority of mutations that cause human

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Influential Chinese University Board

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed chairman of the advisory board at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, a role that could provide access to top Chinese leaders at a

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Bank of America Says It Saves $2 Billion Per Year By Ignoring Amazon and Microsoft and Building Its Own Cloud Instead

Bank of America has bucked the Wall Street trend by building its own private cloud software rather than outsourcing to companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

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Traffic Lights Worldwide Set To Change

A Swedish engineer's umbrage at a traffic ticket has led to a six-year legal fight and now a global change in the speed with which traffic light signals are timed.

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Avast Says Hackers Breached Internal Network Through Compromised VPN Profile

An anonymous reader writes: Czech cyber-security software maker Avast disclosed today a security breach that impacted its internal network.

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The Chinese Threat To American Speech

American companies have an obligation to defend the freedom of expression, even at the risk of angering China, writes The New York Times' Editorial Board.

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Juul, Under Heavy Fire, Pulls Fruit-Flavored Pods From US

Vaping opponents criticize plan to continue selling the popular mint and menthol flavors. 

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How Frontend Developers Can Empower Designer’s Work

This article is mostly directed at you, dear Frontend Developer, who enjoys implementing user interfaces but struggles in aligning expectations with designers you work with.

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Robot War Breaks Out As Roomba Maker Sues Upstart SharkNinja

Roomba robotic vacuum maker IRobot Corp.

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YouTube Gets Alleged Copyright Troll To Agree To Stop Trolling YouTubers

Alleged copyright troll Christopher Brady will no longer be able to issue false DMCA takedowns to other YouTubers, according to a lawsuit settlement filed today.

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OpenAI's AI-Powered Robot Learned How To Solve a Rubik's Cube One-Handed

Earlier today, San Francisco-based research institute OpenAI announced that it had taught a robotic hand to solve Rubik's cube one-handed.

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Ask Slashdot: What Should I Do About My Landlord Forcing Smart Things Into My Home?

New submitter aaronb1138 writes: So my apartment (UDR) pulled a bit of a blitz last Friday (10/11) to install new "Smart" IoT stuff in my home today (10/15) under the umbrella of SmartRent management.

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Twitter Says It Will Restrict Users From Retweeting World Leaders Who Break Its Rules

The social media giant said it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet tweets from world leaders who break its rules.

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Google's New Voice Recorder App Transcribes in Real Time, Even When Offline

At Google's hardware event this morning, the company introduced a new voice recorder app for Android devices, which will tap into advances in real-time speech processing, speech recognition and AI to

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Data For 26 Million Stolen Payment Cards Leaked In Hack of Fraud Bazaar

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A thriving online bazaar selling stolen payment card data has been hacked in a heist that leaked the records for more than 26 million cards, Kreb

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Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Event as It Tries To Contain Backlash

Activision Blizzard, reeling from harsh reactions after it punished a tournament player for backing Hong Kong's anti-Beijing protesters, canceled a New York launch event for an edition of its Overwatc

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Google Announces New Google Assistant With Huge Boost To Speed

Google has announced the second-generation version of its Google Assistant software, which promises new capabilities, a design overhaul, and a noticeable boost to speed.

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Google's Auto-Delete Tools Are Practically Worthless For Privacy

An anonymous reader shares a report: By default, Google collects a vast amount of data on users' behavior, including a lifelong record of web searches, locations, and YouTube views.

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Argentinian Security Researcher Arrested After Tweeting About Government Hack

Argentinian police briefly detained and raided the home of a well-known security researcher last week on suspicion of hacking and leaking data from government systems.

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In New Headache, WeWork Says It Found Cancer-Causing Chemical in Its Phone Booths

Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly.

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Google Discontinues Daydream VR

Google's Daydream, Android's built-in virtual reality platform, is as good as dead.

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Sears Hasn't Fared Better After Bankruptcy as Another 100 Stores Will Soon Close

Sears's bankruptcy filing was supposed to give the troubled retailer a fresh start.

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Google Announces the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Smartphones

At an event in New York today, Google unveiled Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, its latest flagship smartphones. The Pixel smartphones have over the years set a new benchmark for photography prowess.

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Pure Magic

View this post on Instagram Pure magic! (Repost @discoverocean) A post shared by Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) on Oct 13, 2019 at 11:42am PDT

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Should You Add WordPress Maintenance To Your Service Offering?

(This is a sponsored article.) One of the common problems with trying to scale up when working as a solo web designer or a bootstrapping agency is that you’re limited by time.

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Mirrored bottoms reflect desert site beneath Mexican inn by Santos Bolivar Architects 

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Automatically Create a Multilingual WordPress Site With a Translator Plugin

A multilingual WordPress site is one that offers content in more than one language. For example, a site can provide content in English, French, German, and Spanish.

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A Guide To New And Experimental CSS DevTools In Firefox

Over the last few years, our team at Firefox has been working on new CSS tools that address both cutting-edge techniques and age-old frustrations.

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Invisible Jumpers

Photographs of jumpers blending into their surroundings for an inventive 1,000-hour knitting project. Wow!

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Moon Phases Tattly

I am loving the new Moon Phases Tattly by Amanda C Marino. This design reminds me of my childhood in the Swiss Alps where many of our neighbors and friends lived according to the moon cycles.

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Be Afraid

“Be afraid of the calmest person in the room.” — Bruce Lee

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♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week. Ode to Things is an online store for the discerning collector, featuring quality home/office goods and accessories.

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How To Use Breadcrumbs On A PWA

I’ve seen a lot of questions about whether or not breadcrumbs are necessary for PWAs. It makes sense why the question is raised.

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Supreme Court Allows Blind People To Sue Retailers If Their Websites Are Not Accessible

The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way Monday for blind people to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible to these people.

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PayPal Unfriends Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency

The payment company was to be one of the 28 founding members of the Libra Association. Its departure reflects concerns of other financial players.

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How to Run a WordPress Photo Contest With a Plugin

One of the ways to create brand awareness is by offering prizes to customers. Luckily WordPress provides you with an easy way to do that by running a contest.

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Inspired Design Decisions: Bea Feitler, An Unstoppable Creative Force

Even if you didn’t study graphic design at art school, you might know a few famous names. With over a century of commercial art direction, there are plenty more names to discover.

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AMD Ryzen Pro 3000 Series Desktop CPUs Will Offer Full RAM Encryption

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Monday, AMD announced Ryzen Pro 3000 desktop CPUs would be available in Q4 2019.

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Ocean Plastic Waste Probably Comes From Ships, Report Says

Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle of the South Atlantic, probably come from Chinese merchant sh

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Intel Dramatically Cuts Prices of Top-End i9 Gaming Chips

Intel is whacking the prices of its high-end i9 processors as it refreshes an aging design.