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Leaky RootsWeb Server Exposes Some Ancestry.com User Data...
Ancestry.com closes parts of its community-driven genealogy site RootsWeb as it investigates a leaky server that exposed thousands of passwords, email addresses and usernames to the public internet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-12-30 02:47 UTC
Amazon now directs Fire TV users to web browsers for YouTube in latest twist to Google squabble...
Amazon introduced web browsing capabilities for its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick streaming devices just over a week ago, and the new feature is already paying dividends. As first spotted by TechCrunch, when users open the YouTube app a message pops up saying
By viper1 on 2017-12-28 18:10 UTC
The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine...
In a world full of anxiety about the potential job-destroying rise of automation, Sweden is well placed to embrace technology while limiting human costs.
By djanssen on 2017-12-28 07:21 UTC
FCC certifies 'power-at-a-distance' wireless charger for the first time...
With the WattUp transmitter from Energous, devices like smartphones can be charged from around three feet away.
By ceres on 2017-12-27 22:59 UTC
Americans were duped by bad actors in rooftop solar industry...
One customer was promised 20 to 30 percent savings but after solar panels were installed, the bill increased by 80 percent.
By ceres on 2017-12-27 22:56 UTC
12 failed startups in India in 2017 and what you can learn from them...
There may not have been as many spectacular flameouts this year as in 2016, but hundreds of startups disappeared quietly as investors turned more cautious in India.
By earlybird on 2017-12-27 07:33 UTC
Bitcoin could hit $60,000 in 2018 — but it will 'definitely' fall again, says startup co-founder...
Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Julian Hosp says bitcoin's rapid rise isn't over yet. But there's a catch.
By earlybird on 2017-12-26 05:33 UTC
The best HDR monitors...
HDR has arrived on a slim selection of PC displays. We've rounded up the best HDR monitors -- but be warned, there's still a few issues with support on Windows 10 PCs. The post The best HDR monitors appeared first on Digital Trends .
By viper1 on 2017-12-23 16:47 UTC
The top tech innovations of 2017...
Augmented reality, drones and chipped employees highlight the year in tech, where artificial intelligence fed everything from cars to websites.
By viper1 on 2017-12-22 17:06 UTC
Microsoft confirms stalled downloads, bogus errors in Win10 FCU update KB 4054517...
Microsoft has just fessed up to a couple of the known bugs in this month's Win10 version 1709 cumulative update, KB 4054517 in particular, the stall at 99% download, and the completely bogus warning that the patch had failed to install with error 0x80
By ceres on 2017-12-21 18:38 UTC
Your old iPhone really is getting slower...
So you werent imagining it after all, and now Apple is admitting it.
By ceres on 2017-12-21 18:37 UTC
How and where to replace your old, depreciated iPhone battery...
Rather than switching to the latest iPhone, theres a more affordable fix simply switch out the battery.
By ceres on 2017-12-21 18:36 UTC
Comcast claims it’ll spend $50B because of net neutrality repeal and tax cut...
Comcast says it will increase network investment, but it was already doing that.
By ceres on 2017-12-21 18:32 UTC
Bitcoin is inspiring people to do crazy, paranoid things...
Whether protection or finding lost bitcoins, people go to great lengths
By ceres on 2017-12-20 20:22 UTC
Cable prices are soaring as millions of customers jump ship...

Traditional pay TV cable and satellite is in a bad place. Every three months we get a new record for the number of people cutting the cord in favor of new streaming services.

Note - Netflix is raising prices also, so it defies logic why cable would raise prices when they are already at a
By earlybird on 2017-12-19 07:50 UTC
Venture capitalist has a plan to unite the aisles on basic income...
Sam Altman has been nothing if not vocal about his belief in universal basic income (UBI). President of Silicon Valley's most prestigious startup accelerator, Y Combinator, Altman has led the charge in recent years to determine the feasibility of UBI.
By earlybird on 2017-12-19 07:46 UTC
IDG Contributor Network: An easy update for December Patch Tuesday...
This is a relatively light update from Microsoft for this December Patch Tuesday, with "only" 32 reported vulnerabilities, none of which have publicly reported or exploited in the wild. The primary concern for this month are the updates to IE and
By viper1 on 2017-12-18 16:16 UTC
Disruption as a service: Where the tech industry will pounce in 2018...
The speed bumps of 2017 haven't slowed down the technology revolution. ZDNet's lead editors predict where the next innovations will change the course of business and tech.
By earlybird on 2017-12-18 05:06 UTC
California Health Officials Release Guidelines To Avoid Cellphone Radiation...

For the first time ever, the state Dept. of PublicHealthis releasing guidelines about harmful cellphone radiation and how to avoid it. Smith said, “When you sleep, you keep the cellphone at least arm’s length away from your body. And also, not carrying your cellphone in your pocket, having it

By kynast on 2017-12-15 18:14 UTC
Federal Communications Commission Repeals Net Neutrality Rules...
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines
By viper1 on 2017-12-14 19:22 UTC
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