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  • FOSS and the Fear Factor

    12:17pm By Katherine Noyes
    In a world that's been dominated for far too long by the Systemd Inferno, Linux fans will have to be forgiven if they seize perhaps a bit too gleefully upon the scraps of cheerful news that come along on any given day. Of course, for cheerful news, there's…
  • FBI's Comey Argues Against Encryption: Trust Us

    11:44am By Richard Adhikari
    FBI director James Comey, in a speech last week at the Brookings Institute, reiterated his concerns about encryption built into iOS 8 and Android stymieing law enforcement.…
  • Tablet Wars: The iPad Drifts Toward Mediocrity

    9:26am By Rob Enderle
    There have been a lot of interesting tablets launched over the last month, but Apple -- the primary driver in this market -- didn't launch one of them. Remember when the first and second iPads came out? They were magical, amazing devices. Fifty percent of the…
  • Gadget Ogling: Apple vs. Google, a Bossy Activity Tracker, and Feeling Your Path

    Sat 9:00am By Kris Holt
    There was plenty of focus on the cameras at Apple's presentation, as it tries to promote the tablet as an ideal viewfinder for taking high-quality images, while adding iPhone features like time-lapse and burst mode. However, the new push of iPad photography is…
  • BBC to Preserve Memory of Its 'Forgotten' Articles

    Fri 6:45pm By Katherine Noyes
    The BBC will publish and continually update a list of its published articles that were removed from Google searches under Europe's "right to be forgotten" rule. David Jordan, director of editorial policy and standards for the BBC, announced the move. The…
  • The iPad Air 2 Reveals Chink in Apple's Armor

    Fri 4:38pm By Chris Maxcer
    The launch of the faster, thinner, goldier iPad Air 2, revealed a gap in Apple's shiny armor. This gap is the place where competitors have a chance to attack. However, the gap remains protected by a suit of chain mail. Let me explain. The iPad Air 2 sure looks…
  • Microsoft Patch Blocks Sandworm Tunnels

    Fri 2:05pm By Richard Adhikari
    iSight Partners this week revealed that a cybergang it dubbed "Sandworm" has been exploiting a zero-day vulnerability that impacts all supported versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The announcement was held off until…
  • Tide Starts to Turn Against Gamergate's Women-Hating Campaign

    Fri 10:22am By Katherine Noyes
    Backlash against the #Gamergate movement escalated several notches this week, thanks to high-profile newspaper reports and a public statement from the Entertainment Software Association. "Threats of violence and harassment are wrong," the ESA said. "They have…
  • For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy

    Thu 11:29pm By Jack M. Germain
    Gentoo Linux can be either an experienced Linux user's ideal desktop choice or a new user's worst computing nightmare. I am not talking about being new to the Linux OS. I mean just plain and simple new to Gentoo Linux. The Linux OS has many dozens of…
  • Enter the Nexus Dragon

    Thu 5:52pm By Richard Adhikari
    Google on Wednesday announced three new devices in its Nexus line: a tablet, a phablet, and a streaming media game player-cum-Android TV device, all of which run Lollipop, the latest version of its Android OS. Lollipop lets users sync content from phones to…
  • Find My iPhone? Find Me! Lost Phone Feature Helps Rescuers Locate Crashed Car

    Thu 10:07am By Richard Adhikari
    A woman whose car rolled 500 feet down an embankment near San Jose, California, was located through the Find My iPhone feature on her smartphone after spending 19 hours in the ravine where her Chevy Cruze ended up. The OnStar feature in her car triggered two…
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