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My absolute favorite desktop environment for Linux is GNOME. Quite frankly, if...
Old, unpatched vulnerabilities allow hackers to take over systems using the...
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Bummed out you couldn't make it to Paris to buy the extremely limited, all-black OnePlus 3T colette edition smartphone? OnePlus is bringing back the black OnePlus 3T and making it more widely available—sort of....
It should come as no surprise that hackers have been busy lately. According to my go-to resource on hacking stats, the Identify Theft Resource Center, breaches jumped from 780 in 2015 to 1,093 in 2016. Is there a way to...
A couple of bizarre incidents happened to Three users in the UK recently, and the media are suspecting the company might be facing a new data breach. According to a report by The Guardian, some customers, logging into...
Apple announced a new red iPhone Tuesday — the latest in the company's decade-long partnership with (RED) to combat HIV and AIDS.  If you've got several hundred dollars to spare, you're in luck. Part of the...
Mature development organizations make sure automated security is built into their DevOps practice early, everywhere and at scale, according to a new report by Sonatype. The report, entitled 2017 DevSecOps Community...
Shiny Frog has released Bear 1.1, its Evernote-baiting, notetaking app for Mac and iOS. Mac users gain Touch Bar support and wider drag-and-drop support, while iOS users can now take "smart" web clippings using the app...
When the term “Artificial Intelligence” gets thrown around, images are immediately conjured of fire-spewing killer robots playing chess against a post-apocalyptic backdrop. And when they aren’t busy...
This is 'PUFFER' and the tiny bot could represent a big leap in scientific advancement for NASA. It's designed to get to hard-to-reach areas that large rovers can't reach. 'PUFFER' has even been tested on Mars-like...
Facebook Live has been with us for a little while now, but it has been limited by the fact that it has only been possible to broadcast from mobile devices. Today this changes as Facebook opens up broadcasting to desktop...
Give your Facebook news feed one last long, indulgent scroll. It's going to be a much busier, more ridiculous place very soon.  Facebook is rolling out the capability for all members to broadcast live directly from...

Tech

Hackers demand $75,000 in bitcoin by April 7 in exchange for not resetting account credentials, Motherboard reports....
Everyone's favorite plumber takes on the small screen. Run through collecting coins in authentic Mario levels re-imagined for mobile. Nintendo. The wildly popular Super Mario Run smartphone game is now available for...
The maker of meatless patties opens a large-scale production facility and plans to pump out 1 million pounds of faux meat every month....
Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We've been tracking this one for a while but were...

Gadgets

Discogs' vinyl-tracking app and database are handy for vinyl collectors on the hunt for some new goods. However, the company is moving beyond records and into audio gear as a whole with its next big project. In an...
Turning sunlight into power is a surprisingly tricky thing. Experiments in academia have created solar arrays that can capture up to 40-percent of the sun's energy and convert it to electricity, but consumer cells...

Gaming

The Lobby crew discusses if BioWare improve Mass Effect Andromeda though either patches or DLC....
After a few teasers , the first full-length trailer for Fargo Season 3 has arrived--and it's pretty great. Posted on Twitter, the video focuses on the two characters that actor Ewan McGregor plays . As you can see, the...
The easterlies will be affecting the eastern section of the country on Thursday, according to PAGASA's early morning forecast....
NetherRealm showed off Dr. Fate's attacks and combos during a livestream. See the magic master in action right here....

Internet

Congress is getting serious about taking away your online privacy. We have to get serious about stopping them . The Senate is going to vote on Thursday on a measure from Sen. Jeff Flake that would repeal the broadband...
Here in California, we’re in a tough battle over how and when the government can search through the digital devices of teachers and students. A terrible proposal— A.B. 165 —seeks to strip over 6-million...
An SSL certificate didn’t use to matter when it came to your SEO ranking. However, that changed with an announcement from Google stating that an SSL certificate could boost search rankings. When this announcement...
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...

Linux/Open Source

Google on Tuesday unveiled a developer preview of the latest version of its mobile operating system, code named "Android O." The new OS is designed to improve on battery life and interactive performance of devices,...
China has long been both a huge lure and a thorn in the side for Microsoft. Massive piracy of Windows XP, a decade-long effort to replace Windows entirely with a home-grown Linux variant called Red Flag  and an...
IBM on Monday unveiled the first enterprise-ready Blockchain as a Service offering based on The Linux Foundation's open source Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. IBM Blockchain, which lets developers quickly establish...
Google on Thursday announced Guetzli, a new contribution to its evolving set of tools for the open source community. Guetzli is an encoder that allows JPEG files to be compressed as much as 35 percent, resulting in much...

Security

Little kids have 10 times the energy most adults have. Put them in contact with a famous person, and anything can happen.  MountainButorac, a Catholic blogger, recently took his goddaughter to see Pope Francis II in...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly...
President Trump is busy this week helping to make sure millions of Americans don't lose their health insuran — -sorry, I mean, shutting down a teenage girl. 17-year-old Lucy from San Francisco recently designed a...

Social Media

A Facebook search on the name “Bill Martin” turned up two Facebook pages with the same profile photo of Martin. But Martin only has one Facebook account, he says. “I did receive three or four calls about it,”...
The easterlies will be affecting the eastern section of the country on Thursday, according to PAGASA's early morning forecast....
(CHICAGO) — The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that...
Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said, adding he requested a meeting with Facebook to discuss the issue. Pakistan's government...

Software

It was only a matter of time before Chinese vendors decided to go upstream towards more lucrative market segments where profit margins are higher. What started as a flood of cheap knockoffs has gradually transformed...
123 Reg started life as a domain registrar way back in 2000, but these days it has packages for all web needs: personal or business hosting, web design, e-commerce, virtual or dedicated servers, SSL certificates, SEO,...
The concept of Wi-Fi mesh networking products, like the Linksys Velop, may be relatively new, but the fundamental ideas and technology behind them are not, nor is the problem it is designed to solve. No matter how...
Acer has taken quite a few risks over the past year between the uniquely designed reptilian of a desktop the Acer Predator G6 and the behemoth of a laptop known as the Acer Predator 21 X . As such, you might expect the...

Wireless

The equipment described in the bill, also called "small-cell" technology , is critical for wireless providers to maintain speedy cellphone coverage in densely populated areas and successfully rolling out...
A cop was stabbed to death and a suspect shot after car attack at British Parliament....
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...
Apple’s iPhones and Apple IDs are a tough nut to crack for hackers, but it's not be impossible. At least that’s what a group of hackers seem to suggest, as they’re currently attempting to blackmail Apple...